Motocross has always been one of the world’s most famous motor sports since its birth almost 108 years ago, that’s more than a century of racing and excitement. It is a sport that practically anyone can participate, men and women who have a motorcycle with the ability to run on the motocross tracks, can become a pilot and win competitions. Despite being popular, it is also a difficult sport, isn’t that easy to become a world champion.
Some of the best motocross riders in the world have achieved great feats, being crowned champion in multiple occasions of local and international championships, in addition they have left an indisputable legacy and almost unattainable. To become a professional driver, it requires a strong investment of time, a lot of dedication and mental strength to overcome the physical and mental difficulties that motocross has.
The riders that we are about to name below have incredible motocross records, and have been admired throughout their career by the youngest drivers and the amateurs. The list includes only the best active drivers of the moment, the only retired rider listed on the list is Ricky Carmichael.
He is one of the most important pilots in the United States, he is almost a legend, with 37 years old he has more than 23 titles championships under his belt. He has won the AMA Outdoor National Motocross Champion multiple times, and in 2005 he was crowned FIM SX1 World Supercross Champion. From 2000 to 2007 he participated in the 250 class in most of the time he did ride. He decided to retire definitively in 2007, but he had a couple of stakes in the X Games of 2007-2008-2009 with the Suzuki team and obtained the gold medal in the three occasions. In 2015 he was inducted into the Motocross Hall of Fame in the USA.
He’s another “young” motocross veteran, he’s a 31-year-old boy. James has 5 world championships, of which 5 were three championships in FIM World Supercross (2006, 2007 and 2009). The remaining two were championships of the prestigious Motocross of Nations (2006, 2008). Despite the accidents he suffered at the beginning of his career, he always had the confidence to go ahead and crown himself as one of the best.
He is considered one of the young riders motocross champions. With only 27 years he is a member of the Red Bull KTM and has won more than 14 championships and prizes since his professional debut in 2009. Multiple AMA championships, Motocross des Nations, and 2 ESPY awards. He is a competitor who positions himself well during each start of the season. This driver has always been a favorite for punters.
Representative from Australia, he is one of the respected motocross riders worldwide. With 34 years, he is a pilot that has harvested more than 21 titles of championships nationally and internationally. He is a versatile rider, has competed in several categories and has been left with some very difficult championships for other riders. He has competed multiple times in the AMA and Australian circuits.
Motocross has always been and will be a sport to get excited about, the level of competition among today’s riders is very high and teams compete not only to win, but to represent their countries.
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