Is AC9's Contract up this year?

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3/16/2022 12:30 PM

I googled and couldn't find anything but is his contract up at the end of this year?

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3/16/2022 12:51 PM

Yes

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3/16/2022 1:00 PM

Completely baseless prediction, Kenny retires and he takes his spot at Honda.

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3/16/2022 1:02 PM

He’d better hope not…

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Alright Lunger, Let's Do It

3/16/2022 1:11 PM

I'm pulling a prediction completely out of my ass, but I can see Kawi axing him, and him moving to a support team or retiring.
What exactly has he accomplished since coming to 450s, besides getting hurt?

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3/16/2022 1:27 PM

When he's on it...he's the fastest out there...

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scte3.0 pro-line trinity tekin

3/16/2022 1:36 PM

doesn't deserve the factory kawi ride.

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3/16/2022 1:37 PM
Edited Date/Time: 3/16/2022 1:39 PM

My prediction is more injuries and incomplete seasons, regardless of colour bike he rides. I would also predict a performance based contract....of course these predictions are completely out of predictions

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3/16/2022 1:42 PM

A change might do him some good.

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3/16/2022 1:49 PM

thatswhathappens wrote:

Completely baseless prediction, Kenny retires and he takes his spot at Honda.

I certainly hope not! AC can't stay on top of the much more stable Kawi...he'll be on the ground all the time, on a Honda (factory or otherwise). Personally, I'd like to see him on Marvin's KTM ride. Dude can ride fast, that's for sure!

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3/16/2022 2:19 PM

He definitely needs change, to get that breath of fresh air. Hes one of the fastest, so he'll always get interest from the big teams, but maybe a performance based contract that pays for a championship top 5 to start with. Then He can slow it down and bring it home, get paid and then aim for a championship top 3 the following year, then wins beyond that. But all this pressure to be the top dog right now is killing him.

Good luck to the kid, but id definitely like to see him off a Kawi.

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3/16/2022 2:24 PM

He's the perfect personality for Honda. They like the 'good guy'. In addition to being a threat to win anytime he's healthy, he's a fan favorite, which might drive as much business to the brand as would race wins.

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3/16/2022 2:31 PM

Roczoff wrote:

He's the perfect personality for Honda. They like the 'good guy'. In addition to being a threat to win anytime he's healthy, ...more

Yep, sponsorship is about far more than just winning.

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3/16/2022 2:42 PM

I wouldn't be surprised to see him stay.
If he did leave I can only see him at husky or gasgas.
I'm pretty sure ktm only wants to be a 2 rider team. If they did have a 3rd it would be a sx only rider.

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3/16/2022 2:46 PM

Roczoff wrote:

He's the perfect personality for Honda. They like the 'good guy'. In addition to being a threat to win anytime he's healthy, ...more

He'd kind of a younger Ken Roczen. He has a larger fan base than most, is super fast when things are clicking for him, and I think he'd look great on a red bike after being on nothing but green for freaking ever. Look what a change of scenery did for Anderson & Tomac this year!

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3/16/2022 3:19 PM

I just hope he can remain healthy for a whole season, whatever bike he's on.

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Braaapin' aint easy.

3/16/2022 3:32 PM

Kawi let's him go and he takes Zachos spot on the Factory Broadcast team..

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3/16/2022 3:38 PM

thatswhathappens wrote:

Completely baseless prediction, Kenny retires and he takes his spot at Honda.

Honda would need better insurance with both Sexton and AC on the same team lol

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3/16/2022 4:01 PM

When was the last time AC completed a whole SX season since he went pro?

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3/16/2022 5:13 PM

So some of you guys think that one of about only 10 guys who can legitimately win races in this series shouldn’t have a factory ride? Interesting… I’ve always hoped MORE guys are able to earn a great living in the sport, not less.

So what would you geniuses like to see happen to guys like Wilson, Bogle, Antsie, Savatgy, Nicoletti, McElrath, Brayton, Plessinger, Craig, and Friese? Should they all lose their rides? Remember when AC won Spring Creek and Red Bud in the 450 class? Those two wins alone are more wins in the premier class than every single rider listed above combined. So even though he’s one of the few who can actually win races and is still one of the newer current 450 talents some of you think he should just be removed as a factory rider and placed on a tier 2 team or retire 😂

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3/16/2022 5:20 PM

I predict we have seen the last of Roczen. I hope I’m wrong. But if that’s true he will go to Honda I think. Him and Sexton are buds already. It makes sense.

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3/16/2022 5:29 PM

agn5008 wrote:

So some of you guys think that one of about only 10 guys who can legitimately win races in this series shouldn’t have a ...more

The same people saying a rider of AC's caliber doesn't deserve a factory ride are the same ones screaming "Give Privateer X (who barely makes mains) a shot at the fill-in ride!"

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3/16/2022 5:48 PM

Sully wrote:

The same people saying a rider of AC's caliber doesn't deserve a factory ride are the same ones screaming "Give Privateer X ...more

Are you sure they're the same people? Probably not!

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3/16/2022 5:52 PM

agn5008 wrote:

So some of you guys think that one of about only 10 guys who can legitimately win races in this series shouldn’t have a ...more

Id rather a rider in the top 10 each week than a rider who is never on the bike.
And with the amount of 250's riders moving up next year.. id be looking to pick one of the young kids coming up to take AC's ride.

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3/16/2022 5:55 PM

Wonder how he would do in a shorter supercross series, maybe outside of the US, travel the world a little

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3/16/2022 6:04 PM

agn5008 wrote:

So some of you guys think that one of about only 10 guys who can legitimately win races in this series shouldn’t have a ...more

Please dont speak the truth here 🤣🤣🤣

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3/16/2022 6:09 PM

agn5008 wrote:

So some of you guys think that one of about only 10 guys who can legitimately win races in this series shouldn’t have a ...more

Sully wrote:

The same people saying a rider of AC's caliber doesn't deserve a factory ride are the same ones screaming "Give Privateer X ...more

how many 250 riders moving up next year?

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3/16/2022 6:31 PM

Either Honda on a 2 year deal or stays on KX on a 1 year deal. That’s my guess.

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3/16/2022 6:33 PM

agn5008 wrote:

So some of you guys think that one of about only 10 guys who can legitimately win races in this series shouldn’t have a ...more

deanwhite51 wrote:

Id rather a rider in the top 10 each week than a rider who is never on the bike.
And with the amount of 250's riders moving up ...more

I’d rather have a guy who gives my team a chance to win and has a very large fan base. AC ain’t going away whether you like it or not. He will be a factory rider because he’s a premier talent and has an amazing personality. He’s one of the most popular and well liked riders in the pits amongst both fellow riders and fans.

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3/16/2022 6:36 PM

Id be surprised if he left kawi. Brain farts dont go away because you have a different color fender

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