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2019 AMERICAN MOTOCROSS & SUPERCROSS TEAM NEWS

As the end of the 2018 race season nears, we decided to run through the list of riders with and without contracts for next year. This will be an interesting offseason due to the sheer number of riders that are without known support for 2019. Riders that are locked into multi-year deals have to be relieved, but the big shakeup could occur at this time next year because that’s when the big contracts begin to run out.

At the final round of the 2018 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship last weekend, we learned plenty about future plans between riders and teams, all of which is included below. Check back in the coming weeks as we will have another post with more confirmation and speculation for 2019.

MONSTER ENERGY KAWASAKI

CONFIRMED RIDERS

ELI TOMAC - Continues multi-year contract
JOEY SAVATGY - Transitioning to 450 class in 2019, deal with Monster Energy Kawasaki announced on August 28th

UNCERTAIN/UNSIGNED/UNANNOUNCED/OUT

JOSH GRANT- OUT - Will not return to team, no announced plans for 2019
TYLER BOWERS- OUT - Fill-in rider for 2018, no announced plans for 2019

MONSTER ENERGY/PRO CIRCUIT/KAWASAKI

CONFIRMED RIDERS

ADAM CIANCIARULO – Continues multi-year contract
AUSTIN FORKNER – Continues multi-year contract
GARRETT MARCHBANKS – Continues multi-year contract
MARTIN DAVALOS – Has re-signed to stay with team for 2019

UNCERTAIN/UNSIGNED/UNANNOUNCED/OUT

JOEY SAVATGY - OUT - Transitioning to 450 class in 2019 with Monster Energy Kawasaki

TEAM HONDA HRC

CONFIRMED RIDERS

KEN ROCZEN - Continues multi-year contract

UNCERTAIN/UNSIGNED/UNANNOUNCED/OUT

COLE SEELY  - UNSIGNED/UNANNOUNCED - Current contract runs out in 2018. Both the rider and team plan to race together in 2019, but the deal is yet to be signed and announced.

BULLFROG SPAS/SMARTOP/MOTOCONCEPTS/HONDA

CONFIRMED RIDERS

JUSTIN BRAYON - Continues multi-year contract
VINCE FRIESE - Re-signed to remain with team

UNCERTAIN/UNSIGNED/UNANNOUNCED/OUT

JAKE WEIMER -UNCERTAIN - Injured for much of 2018, plans for future in racing unannounced 

GEICO HONDA

CONFIRMED RIDERS

JEREMY MARTIN - Continues multi-year contract
RJ HAMPSHIRE - Continues multi-year contract
CHASE SEXTON - Continues multi-year contract
CHRISTIAN CRAIG - Recently signed two-year contract extension with team
HUNTER LAWRENCE - Begins multi-year contract that brings Australian rider to the United States

UNCERTAIN/UNSIGNED/UNANNOUNCED/OUT

CAMERON MCADOO -UNCERTAIN - Current contract runs out in 2018, unlikely that team will re-sign for 2019

MONSTER ENERGY YAMAHA FACTORY RACING

CONFIRMED RIDERS

JUSTIN BARCIA - Signed multi-year contract to remain with Yamaha
AARON PLESSINGER - Signed multi-year contract, transitioning to 450 class in 2019

UNCERTAIN/UNSIGNED/UNANNOUNCED/OUT

COOPER WEBB - OUT - At the end of current contract, headed to Red Bull KTM in deal to be announced late August-early September

MONSTER ENERGY/YAMALUBE/STAR/YAMAHA FACTORY RACING

CONFIRMED RIDERS

COLT NICHOLS - Continues multi-year contract
DYLAN FERRANDIS - Continues multi-year contract
MITCHELL OLDENBURG - Continues multi-year contract
JUSTIN COOPER - Continues multi-year contract

UNCERTAIN/UNSIGNED/UNANNOUNCED/OUT

AARON PLESSINGER - OUT - Transitioning to 450 class in 2019 with Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing

NOTE: Despite only needing to field four riders per Yamaha requirement, it sounds like the team will fill the fifth spot left vacant by Plessinger’s departure, but no rider is currently linked to the team.

RED BULL KTM

CONFIRMED RIDERS

MARVIN MUSQUIN - Continues multi-year contract

UNCERTAIN/UNSIGNED/UNANNOUNCED/OUT

COOPER WEBB - UNANNOUNCED - Will join Red Bull KTM, deal to be announced late August-early September

TROY LEE DESIGNS/RED BULL/KTM

CONFIRMED RIDERS

JORDON SMITH - Continues multi-year contract
SHANE MCELRATH - Continues multi-year contract
MITCHELL FALK - Recently made pro debut, will run first full season in 2019
SEAN CANTRELL - Will return to the team in 2019

UNCERTAIN/UNSIGNED/UNANNOUNCED/OUT

ALEX MARTIN - OUT - At the end of current contract, has joined AutoTrader/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing

ROCKY MOUNTAIN ATV-MC/WPS/KTM

CONFIRMED RIDERS

BLAKE BAGGETT - Continues multi-year contract
BENNY BLOSS - Recently signed contract extension to remain with team

UNCERTAIN/UNSIGNED/UNANNOUNCED/OUT

DAKOTA ALIX - UNCERTAIN - At the end of current contract, uncertain if team will re-sign

ROCKSTAR ENERGY RACING HUSQVARNA

CONFIRMED RIDERS

JASON ANDERSON - Continues multi-year contract
ZACH OSBORNE - Continues multi-year contract, transitioning to 450 class in 2019
JORDAN BAILEY - Continues multi-year contract
THOMAS COVINGTON - Begins multi-year contract that brings rider back to the United States

UNCERTAIN/UNSIGNED/UNANNOUNCED/OUT

DEAN WILSON - UNANNOUNCED - At the end of current contract, uncertain if team will re-sign
PHIL NICOLETTI - OUT - Signed contract with Rockstar Energy OTSFF Yamaha to race in Canada full-time in 2019
MITCHELL HARRISON - UNANNOUNCED - At the end of current contract, uncertain if team will re-sign
MICHAEL MOSIMAN - UNANNOUNCED - At the end of current contract, uncertain if team will re-sign

AUTOTRADER/YOSHIMURA/SUZUKI FACTORY RACING

CONFIRMED RIDERS

JUSTIN HILL - Continues multi-year contract
WESTON PEICK - Recently signed contract extension to remain with team
ALEX MARTIN - Joins AutoTrader/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing with full-time 250 contract

UNCERTAIN/UNSIGNED/UNANNOUNCED/OUT

JUSTIN BOGLE - UNCERTAIN - At the end of current contract, unlikely that team will re-sign
KYLE PETERS - UNCERTAIN - At the end of current contract, is one of the riders that the team says they are interested in re-signing for 2019
JIMMY DECOTIS - UNCERTAIN - At the end of current contract, is one of the riders that the team says they are interested in re-signing for 2019
ENZO LOPES - UNCERTAIN - At the end of current contract, is one of the riders that the team says they are interested in re-signing for 2019
MALCOLM STEWART - UNCERTAIN - End of current contract was Supercross, uncertain if team will re-sign
CHAD REED - UNCERTAIN - Raced Ironman Motocross with team, uncertain if team will offer 2019 ride

GAS MONKEY ENERGY/AJE MOTORSPORTS

CONFIRMED RIDER

JUSTIN STARLING - Continues multi-year contract
CHRIS BLOSE - Joins team for 2019

UNCERTAIN/UNSIGNED/UNANNOUNCED/OUT

COLE MARTINEZ  - UNCERTAIN - Raced for team in 2018, was not part of recent announcement