The MotoConcepts/Smartop Racing team made waves in the paddock last season when they announced they would forgo any level of support from the OEMs and compete aboard private label “MCR” race bikes. This move allowed the team free reign to piece together the machines perfect for their rider’s needs, although it came at the cost of team owner Mike Genova purchasing the bulk of the components needed. Over the past two race seasons, the Tony Alessi directed team has proven that it is possible to race at the highest levels of the sport with parts nearly anyone can purchase, as evident in Mike Alessi’s Washougal 450  moto win and Gavin Faith’s 250 heat race victory at this year’s Arlington opener. We grabbed Faith’s mechanic, Daniel Castloo, for a breakdown of the MCR 250 (a Honda CRF250 bike void of any winged insignia), in which he stated that anyone with a high-limit credit card could purchase just about every part on the bike.

AS SEEN ON GAVIN FAITH’S MOTOCONCEPTS/SMARTOP RACING MCR 250

FMF RACING FACTORY 4.1 EXHAUST SYSTEM

MOTO TASSINARI AIR4ORCE INTAKE SYSTEM

PRO TAPER DRIVE SYSTEM AND HANDLEBARS 

GALFER BRAKING SYSTEMS

BOYESEN HI-FLO WATER PUMP COVER AND IMPELLER

DUNLOP TIRES

CV4 RADIATOR HOSES

 HINSON RACING CLUTCH COMPONENTS

UFO PLASTICS

WORKS CONNECTION ALUMINUM ACCESSORIES 

LEO VINCE CARBON FIBER GUARDS 

DT1 FILTER