Jason Weigandt, Steve Matthes, and Jason Thomas preview the upcoming 11 rounds of the 2023 AMA Pro Motocross Championship kicking off on May 27 in Southern California. With a handful of injuries (Eli Tomac, Cooper Webb, Justin Barcia, Jason Anderson) to the factory riders and some riders racing the FIM World Supercross Championship (Ken Roczen), we are starting the season without a few of the top riders.
Many are wondering if we will see a three-way championship battle between newly crowned 450SX Champion Chase Sexton, his Honda HRC teammate and 450 Class rookie Jett Lawrence, and Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing’s Dylan Ferrandis. Will Sexton come out swinging like he did to start the 2022 Pro Motocross season? Will the #23 continue his supercross success into a title this summer? How will Lawrence’s rookie season go on his Honda CRF450R? Ferrandis claimed the 2021 450 Class title but missed all but two events in 2022 with an injury. Can he return to championship form? The trio talks about their championship favorites entering the season and discusses other riders they think will take moto wins.
For more information and to get your tickets for the 2023 season, visit www.promotocross.com.
Hosts: Jason Weigandt, Steve Matthes, and Jason Thomas
Edit by Kellen Brauer
Film courtesy of: Feld Motor Sports, NBC Sports, Tom Journet, and Kellen Brauer
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