Pipes Motorsports Group has revealed that it will be fielding a team of three riders in the pilot season of the World Supercross Championship, which will consist of three races.
One of those riders is Brandon Hartranft (WSX). He will compete in the 450cc class alongside a second rider, the identity of whom will be revealed later. The SX2 (250cc) class is going to be competed in by Dilan Schwartz and Marshal Weltin.
In the 2022 Monster Energy Supercross standings, Hartranft ended in eighth place. In the Lucas Oil Motocross Championship, he finished in seventeenth place. This year, he competed in Supercross and got five top-10 finishes, the highest of which was an eighth-place finish in St. Louis and Salt Lake City. His most recent podium finish came in the outdoor competition that was part of the 2020 Ironman Nationals.
“With our team officially set for the FIM World Supercross Championship’s pilot season, we’re excited to see how we stack up against the other teams and some of the best riders in the world,” Dustin Pipes said in a press release. “We’re excited to see how we stack up against the other teams and some of the best riders in the world.” “We believe that we have a strong possibility of winning a World Championship.
“The WSX has done an outstanding job putting together this pilot season and providing the teams and riders with the opportunity to exhibit their talents and talent on a global scale. The first Grand Prix is almost here, and we are prepared to battle and finish on the podium with our excellent riders in both the 250cc and 450cc classifications.
The inaugural three-race season of the World Supercross Championship will get underway on October 8, 2022, at Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales.
Schwartz has competed in seven 250 West races, with his best finish coming in 2021 in Atlanta. He finished ninth overall. When you combine his results from Supercross and Motocross, he has five top-10 finishes.
In recent years, Weltin’s racing efforts have been divided between the 250 and 450-cc categories. This year, he competed in the 250 East division and ended up finishing 19th. In the 450 class during the outdoor season, he advanced to six of eight main events and finished 15th.
Following its conclusion in Wales, the series will continue on to Round 2 in Melbourne.
It has not been decided where the third and final event of the pilot season will take place just yet.
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