Proven contender excited for SX to return domestically in 2022.
Longtime international Brett Metcalfe will compete in the 2022 Australian Supercross Championship (AUSX) with the KTM Racing Team, effectively filling the position of Kirk Gibbs who is on a motocross-only contract with the outfit.
Metcalfe is a proven supercross contender with multiple domestic victories to his credit and extensive experience racing at the highest level in the United States.
The 38-year-old competed onboard a KTM 450 SX-F with his own GO24 team in the ProMX Championship earlier this year, earning a moto win at Gillman and finishing a credible fourth in the final MX1 standings.
For Australian Supercross, Metcalfe will be equipped with the all-new 2023 KTM 450 SX-F, also competing as a wildcard in round two of the 2022 FIM World Supercross Championship (WSX) at Melbourne’s Marvel Stadium in Victoria.
“I’m excited!” Metcalfe explained. “It’s really cool to be joining the KTM Racing Team for supercross. Through motocross, they have supported me with my GO24 program, so it’s great to continue on and do supercross with them as part of the official team.
“I’m looking forward to it, supercross hasn’t run in a few years now, so that alone is great for Australia and to be lining up not only for the Australian Supercross Championship, but the World Supercross Championship as a wildcard entry is exciting and I’ll definitely be working hard to get some good results.”
KTM Group Australia motorsport manager Kyle Blunden added: “We’re thrilled to welcome Brett to the KTM Racing Team for the 2022 Australian Supercross Championship. Metty’s a world-class rider and has shown he’s still as motivated as ever to race motorcycles at the highest level here in Australia.
“After a great motocross season under his KTM-backed GO24 team, he’s transitioned to the 2023 KTM 450 SX-F and initial tests have been very positive. Brett brings a wealth of knowledge to the team and we can’t wait to get the ball rolling at the opening round in Melbourne.”
It was previously confirmed that Nathan Crawford will continue with the KTM Racing Team through Australian Supercross, spearheading the SX2 program onboard the latest KTM 250 SX-F and also compete in the category as a WSX wildcard in Melbourne.
Following a two-year hiatus, the 2022 Australian Supercross Championship commences this season alongside WSX on Friday, 21 October.