Before social media, fans had to wait for these preseason internationals to see the Grand Prix riders in their new colors. Those days are long gone, thankfully, as social media ensures that new looks are showcased within days of signing a deal. A handful of riders have already shared images of their ride ahead of the 2022 FIM Motocross World Championship, for example, and these posts are available just below that text. A regular article on MX Vice, look for more insights in future âSocial Spotâ posts.
Words: Lewis Phillips | Main picture: Ray Archer
Although Isak Gifting still rides an Austrian bicycle, everything changes. Joining the Milwaukee Team-powered Hitachi KTM means its look has changed from top to bottom. Gifting now uses the revolutionary FLY Racing Formula helmet, as well as FLY Racing gear and Alpinestars boots. The only thing that has remained the same is the fact that he wears Oakley glasses. Gifting will be seated alongside Conrad Mewse and potentially a 450F guy in the 2022 FIM Motocross World Championship.
Beaton is back in the F&H Kawasaki Racing Team ahead of his 450F debut. Beaton last represented this team at the 2018 FIM Motocross World Championship, as an MX2 guy, and some team sponsors have remained the same, despite a three-year hiatus. Beaton will return to Leatt gear, but will use Leatt boots for the first time. Arai helmets and 100% goggles will also be included in its program. All of the above are team sponsors – F&H takes care of all clothing deals for their runners.
Maxime Renaux made the controversial jump to Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP, ahead of the 2022 FIM Motocross World Championship, despite still having two years of MX2 eligibility. The switch to the YZ450FM prompted new equipment offerings; he must wear an Alpinestars helmet, Alpinestars gear and Alpinestars boots. Renaux will however continue to wear ProGrip goggles, as he did in the Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2 team.
Roan Van De Moosdijk
Roan van de Moosdijk switched from the F&H Kawasaki Racing team to Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing MX2 ahead of the 2022 FIM Motocross World Championship, which means he uses different equipment from head to toe. The Husqvarna MX2 team includes team offerings such as Bell helmets, Fox goggles, Fox gear and Fox boots. These sponsors will return for the third consecutive season, which is not at all surprising. Roan rides regularly on the FC 250.