Heading into the opening round of the 2016 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, riders are left with more questions and uncertainties, as there are so many unknowns leading up to round one. Some riders have an idea as to where they’ll stack up against the rest, but nothing is certain-which can make for a lot of mixed emotions before riders can finally get down to business on the racetrack. While waiting in staging for timed practice, it’s evident that each rider handles their emotions differently, as some opt to remain alone with their thoughts while others prefer to laugh and joke with each other. For a glimpse inside this emotional rollercoaster, check out this gallery of portraits featuring some of the world’s fastest racers.
Photos | Casey Davis @air_d617