The 2022 season of change in Monster Energy AMA Supercross leads to stability in 2023—for now
WORDS: JASON WEIGANDT
PHOTOS: SIMON CUDBY & OCTOPI MEDIA
In sports, it’s said the best trades are those that work for both teams. This framed Monster Energy Supercross in 2022, as the top three riders in the final points had all entered the season on a three-team swap: Eli Tomac from Kawasaki to Yamaha, Malcolm Stewart from Yamaha to Husqvarna, and Jason Anderson from Husqvarna to Kawasaki. All three put in career seasons on each other’s old teams.
In an era of multi-year contracts, you won’t see similar moves for 2023, but that’s fine as long as the new season offers similar excitement to ’22, which was spectacular. Plus, the entire ’23 campaign is set up for 2024, which makes it doubly intriguing. While established players like Tomac, Anderson, and Stewart all stepped up, at some point, their era will be over. Will it be sooner or later?
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