The inaugural 2022 Supercross World Championship Series is in the books. The first run of the WSX series was a short one—just an opening round in Wales and a final round in Australia.Eli Tomac dominated the opening round, with a pair of moto wins, plus wins and a victory in the Super Final. Tomac’s 75-point haul put him 15 points ahead of Ken Roczen. However, Tomac only rode the opening round, opening the door for Roczen to win the WSX World Championship.
Roczen repeated a P2 finish at Australia, totaling 55-points, 17 shy of Joey Savatgy, and that was good enough for Roczen to take the World Championship title. Savatgy’s P7 showing in Wales was good enough, combined with his Australia result to take P2 in the overall standings, beating Vince Friese on a tiebreaker, as both were at 112 points, andfour points back of Roczen.Justin Brayton finished in P4 in the 2022 Supercross World Championship Series with 108 points, 22 points ahead of Josh Hill, who finished the season in P5.Roczen’s WSX title is his first World Championship since winning the MX2 crown in 2011.
2022 Supercross World Championship Series Final Standings
KTM Super ADV R + Lightning Motorcycles’ Richard Hatfield
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Motos and Friends—the weekly Podcast brought to you by the editorial team at Ultimate Motorcycling. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
In this week’s first segment, Editor Don Williams rides KTM’s new 1290 Super Adventure R. This hardcore ADV bike is big, powerful, and a true expert-level machine. Interestingly, it has multiple points of adjustment within its highly capable electronics package, and Don discovered several big surprises where the bike changed personality completely. His is an intriguing look at one of the most capable off road ADV bikes on the market today.
In the second segment, I chat with Richard Hatfield, CEO of Lightning motorcycles. This silicon valley based manufacturer was founded in 2006, and having racked up several notable race victories (including Pikes Peak in 2013 with the late Carlin Dunne on board) Lightning have certainly dominated in racing terms. In another first, Lightning has just announced a new rapid-charging battery technology that may well bring electric motorcycles into becoming real-world, practical transport.
So from all of us here at Motos & Friends… we hope you enjoy this episode!