Features 16 Jun 2022

Input: World Supercross appeal of MCR team

MotoConcepts WSX line-up share thoughts ahead of emerging series.

As the initial team confirmed for the World Supercross Championship (WSX) and now the first team to formally confirm its rider line-up for the 2022 season, it’s evident that MotoConcepts Racing (MCR) Honda is all-in for the emerging new series operated by SX Global. All four riders and team manager Tony Alessi share their thoughts on the appeal of WSX in this Input feature.

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Justin Brayton (SX1):
I’m very excited to be joining MCR for WSX. I think this is a great opportunity for teams and riders to race supercross around the world at a high level. I’ve been travelling the globe in the fall months racing SX-only for years now, so it’s something I’m familiar with and am looking forward to.

Vince Friese (SX1):
I’m really excited for the opportunity to compete in this new series. Everything about the WSX seems to point toward it being the future of racing at the highest level and to be there for the first season on what I believe is the best team in the series is a dream come true. I plan to take full advantage of this opportunity to show that I can compete with the best on the world stage.

Cole Seely (SX2):
I’m stoked to come back to racing with a switch-up in the normal routine and travel the world. I never lost my competitive side, and it was good to get back to the basics the last few years and find the fun in riding again. I still love to go fast on my dirt bike. Mike [Genova] and Tony have given me a great opportunity to do this right, on the best equipment I could ask for, and I’m very thankful for that. I’m also looking forward to running number 200, as it was picked out by Troy Lee the first year that I raced for him.

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Mitchell Oldenburg (SX2):
I’m looking forward to continuing my partnership with MotoConcepts in this new venture of WSX. It’s an amazing opportunity to be able to travel the world and do what I love as part of a group that is committed to success.

Tony Alessi (Team manager):
WSX is an important and exciting opportunity for MCR in many ways! We now have a world platform to operate from and, as one of the 10 charter teams, are a leading group that is capable of winning races and championships. This project is nothing short of a dream come true for me, team owner Mike Genova, and our entire crew. Preparation will begin with our annual team summit during the second week of July in Priest Lake, Idaho, and we will then move to Southern California for a six-week summer boot camp.