Will be on-track from opening round of 2023 season this weekend.
Red Bull KTM Factory Racing has revealed Cooper Webb will be back for this weekend’s opening round of the 2023 Pro Motocross Championship, committed to contest the complete outdoor season.
Webb, 27, had indicated at the beginning of the month that he wouldn’t be returning until later in the series while recovering from a concussion sustained at the Nashville round of Supercross.
However, the former 250MX champion has since been cleared to ride and will be on-track when the 450MX gate drops at Fox Raceway this Saturday. Webb sat out the entire Pro Motocross season last year, but is motivated for the challenge ahead this summer.
“I’m extremely excited to be lining up for the Pro Motocross series,” Webb explained. “I didn’t compete outdoors last year, so this will be my first time racing it since 2021. I’m super grateful for the team and I to be able to do it together and get back behind the gate.
“After my crash in Nashville, I’ve been able to take some time off and get fully healthy, cleared, and ready to go. Hopefully, I have some great results with the Red Bull KTM team this summer, we’ll see where it puts us and I can’t wait to see the fans again – I’m looking forward to getting back behind the gate!”
Webb was back to his best in Monster Energy Supercross this year, winning two main events and challenging for a third-career 450SX crown prior to crashing out of contention in round 15. He eventually finished third in the final standings, marking a major turnaround on the current 450 SX-F Factory Edition.
The return of Webb makes for a complete Red Bull KTM roster outdoors, lining up alongside 450MX teammate Aaron Plessinger, with Maximus Vohland and two-time, reigning MX2 world champion Tom Vialle on 250 Class duties. Fellow Frenchman Marvin Musquin was on a Supercross-only contract once again this year.