THOR is proud to announce support of global teams and riders for the 2020 season.

In the United States, long-time THOR athlete Cooper Webb will be looking to defend his AMA Supercross Championship on the Factory Red Bull KTM 450 SX-F. No stranger to hard work, Cooper is heading into the Anaheim opener fully prepped and “ready to get behind the gate”.

Unfortunately, Webb’s teammate Marvin Musquin will be sidelined for an unknown amount of time with a knee injury sustained during supercross prep. “It’s devastating news to me as I was really looking forward to racing supercross, but I will take the time needed to recover properly with my main focus being to return when I am strong enough to win races,” Musquin wrote on his official Instagram post December 6. 

No longer a rookie, Aaron Plessinger will return to supercross for his second year on the Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing Team with a head full of steam and “more prepared than I’ve ever been.”

The Star Racing Yamaha Team will once again host the #1 plate out West with defending champion Dylan Ferrandis. Meanwhile, new addition Shane McElrath pointed out that he is excited for the 2020 season with a fresh start and has had a comfortable transition. Perpetual fast guys Justin Cooper and Colt Nichols round out this formidable squad.

H.E.P. Motorsports Suzuki has a big change-up coming into the 2020 Supercross season, with Adam Enticknap being the lone alumnus. “The Seven-Deuce-Deuce” will be racing alongside new teammates Max Anstie and Kyle Cunningham. The team debuted the much-anticipated THOR Reflex Helmet at Anaheim 1. Details are limited at this time, as the helmet is scheduled for release to the public in July of 2020.

The first Moto X rider to win four consecutive gold medals in a single discipline, Jarryd McNeil, will be competing in the 2020 XGames best whip, step up and quarter pipe in July. He will also be competing in Monster Cup Best Whip, Adelaide 500 step up and make an appearance in Australia and U.S. Nitro Circus.

THOR is also proud to extend its global partnerships to the Red Bull KTM Factory MXGP Race Team. The team will consist of the current heavy hitter, nine-time FIM Motocross World MXGP champion, Antonio Cairoli and the double FIM MX2 world Champion prodigy Jorge Prado, who unfortunately suffered a broken femur in December and will not start the MXGP season in March. Prado’s return is still unknown at this time.

Continuing to grow their winning program, the Standing Construct team has made the switch to Factory GasGas motorcycles and will retain teammates Glen Coldenhoff and Italian native Ivo Monticelli. Coldenhoff is coming off a fantastic 2019 MXGP season and an extremely difficult 1-1 win at the Assen Motocross of Nations that mirrored his Red Bud performance the previous year.

Just north of the United States border, the 2018 450 and 250 Rockstar Triple Crown champions, Cole Thompson and Jess Pettis (respectively), will kick off the season with Red Bull KTM Canada.

Global rally pilot and sand racer extraordinaire, Monster Energy Yamaha Racing’s Adrien Van Beveren will continue to represent the THOR brand at varied events around the world that suit both his speed and extreme technical prowess – kicking off with the grueling Dakar Rally in the first weekend of January.

After 51 years of progression, THOR continues to go beyond the expectations for our athletes to provide them with the most functional and reliable products for the racing environment. The First. The Forever.

 

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