News 7 Sep 2022

Injuries deny Martin in final professional appearance

Extensive career concludes following 2022 Pro Motocross finals.

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The professional racing career of Alex Martin has drawn to a close, with the Muc-Off FXR ClubMX rider denied his final outings due to injuries sustained prior to Ironman and Fox Raceway.

Martin crashed the Wednesday before the penultimate round of 2022 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross, resulting in a subluxation to his right shoulder. Returning for the finals in Pala, Martin hurt his lower back before racing commenced, ruling him out of the motos.

“Well, that’s a wrap on 14 years of professional motocross and supercross racing!” Martin shared.”Bummed I wasn’t able to race the last two nationals of Pro Motocross this summer. I had a crash the Wednesday before Ironman and had a subluxation to my right shoulder and then at Pala I tweaked my lower back (didn’t even crash). So it just wasn’t meant to be.

“But I can’t complain, I have accomplished some cool things in this sport, met countless amazing friends and fans, travelled the world, saw some awesome places, raced for factory teams, represented our country and was able to chase the dream for a long time. Thank you to everyone for the support! Cheers to the next chapter.”

Throughout Martin’s extensive career, he finished runner-up in the 250MX championship on two occasions, and represented Team USA multiple times at the Motocross of Nations (MXoN), helping the country achieve podium finishes at the prestigious event.

The number 26 concluded 2022 450MX 13th in the standings after missing the final four motos. His best result of the season came in race one at Washougal where he was 10th.