We’re about two weeks away from the kick-off of the action outdoors and with this extended break between series’, momentum is a moot point.
There are plenty of questions surrounding the 450MX series which is about to unfold and all of them add up to drama, excitement and unpredictability.
Is Ken Roczen racing? Will he finish the series if he does?
Is Cooper Webb going to rest on his second SX title or really give it his all to do what the truly great past champions have done, winning both titles in a year?
Will the extended preparation that defending champ Zach Osborne and his top rival from 2020 Adam Cianciarulo have taken advantage of add up to a massive benefit over the field or does that disappear with this unusually long break since Supercross?
Is Chase Sexton going to start off strong and continue to impress in what will be his sophomore 450MX effort?
Will perennial madman, Eli Tomac dominate in his last campaign aboard the Monster Kawi 450 as we’ve seen him do in the past?
Can Aaron Plessinger continue his progress we witnessed in Supercross and be a front-runner in his last series aboard Blue?
Justin Barcia aboard his Gas Gas… Will he debut on fire like he did in SX or will the Gas Gas prove to be playing catch up in the outdoor development?
Marvin Musquin! Jason Anderson! Christian Craig! Dylan Ferrandis! The list goes on… (Savatgy, Anstie…)
This is ridiculous. There are so many guys in this class that could realistically secure a win and not be all that shocking. Of course it is a series full of long motor and treacherous tracks, it’s the longevity of prowess that makes this title the most impressive to seize of the two disciplines. I swear there is not a single Moto during the course of an outdoor series where the thought doesn’t cross my mind of how gnarly you have to be to win even just one of these Moto’s. It’s truly impressive on a level I can’t imagine being eclipsed.
With this longer break before the start, momentum is a non-factor and confidence is up for grabs. That confidence is seized by the checkers of the first Moto and whoever takes hold of it, it’s palpable and though it’s ethereal, it matters and they all want it.
I can’t wait to see how this unique start to the outdoors plays out at round one. Cooper Webb’s motivation and Ken Roczen’s rebound are my top draws for the Fox Raceway Moto one kickoff.
How bout you?