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As we look towards the 2024 season, MX Vice and Paul Pearcy have joined forces again to deliver some quality statistics, as we’ll be running through the top 10 in each championship across 2023 (MXGP, MX2, 450, 250 – AMA Supercross, SMX and Outdoors and Australian Supercross). Here are all the riders that secured 1st in their respective title races.

MX2

  • Andrea Adamo
  • 1st in Time Practice: 1; Sumbawa
  • Qualifying Race Podiums: 7
  • Qualifying Race Wins: 1; Loket
  • Qualifying Race Laps Led: 7
  • Race Podiums: 23
  • Race Wins: 4; Race 2 at Loket, 1-1 at Vantaa, Race 2 at Uddevalla
  • GP Podiums: 11
  • GP Wins: 2; Trentino, Vantaa
  • Race Laps Led: 66

Averages

  • Timed Practice: 5.105; 4th best in class
  • Qualifying Race Finishes: 5.052; 2nd best in class
  • Qualifying Race First Lap Position: 6.526; 5th best in class
  • Qualifying Race Points: 115; 4th highest points in class
  • Race Finishes: 4.368 in Race 1(3rd best in class), 3.789 in Race 2(2nd best in class)
  • Race First Lap Position: 5.631; 4th best in class
  • GP Overalls: 3.421; Best in Class
  • Race Points: 347 from Race 1, 364 from Race 2, Total of 711

Series Points: 826

MXGP

  • Jorge Prado
  • 1st in Timed Practice: 6; Sardegna, Kegums, Lombok, Lommel, Uddevalla, Arnhem
  • Qualifying Race Podiums: 14; 77% podium rate
  • Qualifying Race Wins: 11; 61% Win Rate
  • Qualifying Race Laps Led: 136; 61% of total laps
  • Race Podiums: 26; 68% podium rate
  • Race Wins: 14; 36% Win Rate
  • GP Podiums: 16; 84% podium rate
  • GP Wins: 2; Trentino, 1-1 at Teutschenthal
  • Race Laps Led: 219; 33% of total laps

Averages

  • Timed Practice: 2.684; Best in Class
  • Qualifying Race Finishes: 2.389; Best in Class
  • Qualifying Race First Lap Position: 1.833; Best in Class
  • Qualifying Race Points: 155; Best in Class
  • Race Finishes: 2.368 in Race 1(Best in Class), 4.631 in Race 2(3rd best in class)
  • Race First Lap Position:  3.631; Best in Class
  • GP Finishes: 3.105; 2nd best in class
  • Race Points: 423 from Race 1, 343 from Race 2, Total of 766

Series Points: 921

250 West Supercross

  • Jett Lawrence
  • 1st in Qualifying: 8; 88% Top Qualifier, (The only time he didn’t qualify in 1st was A1 where he was 2nd)
  • Heat Race Podiums: 6; 85% podium rate
  • Heat Race Wins: 2; San Diego, Oakland
  • Heat Race Laps Led: 12; 3rd most in class
  • Main Event Podiums: 9; 100% podium rate
  • Main Event Wins: 6; 66% Win Rate
  • Main Event Laps Led: 101; 57% of total laps

Averages

  • Qualifying: 1.111; Best in Class
  • Heat Race Finishes: 2.142; 2nd best in class
  • Heat Race First Lap Position: 5.142
  • Main Event Finishes: 1.556; Best in Class
  • Main Event First Lap Position: 3.629; 2nd best in class

Series Points: 223

250 East Supercross

  • Hunter Lawrence
  • 1st in Qualifying: 8; 80% Top Qualifier (Only missed out on the top spot in qualifying in Houston and Atlanta)
  • Heat Race Podiums: 8; 88% podium rate (Only off the podium in Tampa with a 4th)
  • Heat Race Wins: 5; 55% Win Rate
  • Heat Race Laps Led: 28; Most in Class
  • Main Event Podiums: 9; 90% podium rate (Only off the podium in Salt Lake City with a 6th)
  • Main Event Wins: 7; 70% Win Rate 
  • Main Event Laps Led: 103; 61% of total laps

Averages

  • Qualifying: 1.4, Best in Class
  • Heat Race Finishes: 1.667; 2nd best in class
  • Heat Race First Lap Position: 3rd; 3rd best in class
  • Main Event Finishes: 1.8; Best in Class
  • Main Event First Lap Position: 4.3; Best in Class

Series Points: 241

450 Supercross

  • Chase Sexton
  • 1st in Qualifying: 14; 82% Top Qualifier
  • Heat Race Podiums: 13; 92% podium rate
  • Heat Race Wins: 8; 57% Win Rate
  • Heat Race Laps Led: 51; 2nd best in class
  • LCQ Win: 1; San Diego
  • LCQ Laps Led: 6
  • Main Event Podiums: 13; 76% podium rate
  • Main Event Wins: 6; 2nd most in class (35% Win Rate)
  • Main Event Laps Led: 166; Most in Class (37% of total laps)

Averages

  • Qualifying: 1.294; Best in Class
  • Heat Race Finishes: 2.857; 4th best in class
  • Heat Race First Lap Position: 2.384; Best in Class
  • LCQ Finish: 1st 
  • LCQ First Lap Position: 3rd 
  • Main Event Finishes: 2.764; Best in Class
  • Main Event First Lap Position: 3.586; 2nd best in class

Series Points: 372

250 American Outdoors

  • Hunter Lawrence
  • 1st in Qualifying: 2; Spring Creek, Unadilla
  • Moto Podiums: 16; 72% podium rate (Best in Class)
  • Moto Wins: 7; 31% Win Rate (Best in Class)
  • Overall Podiums: 8; 72% podium rate (Best in Class, only missed RedBud, Southwick, and Ironman)
  • Overall Wins: 7; 63% Win Rate (Best in Class)
  • Laps Led: 103; 29% of total laps (Most in Class)

Averages

  • Qualifying: 3.363; 2nd best in class
  • Moto Finishes: 4.545 in Moto 1(3rd best in class), 6.363 in Moto 2
  • Overall Finishes: 3.363; 2nd best in class
  • Moto First Lap Position: 4.996; Best in Class

Series Points: 419

450 American Outdoors

  • Jett Lawrence
  • 1st in Qualifying: 10; Best in Class (only off the top spot once, 2nd at High Point to Ken Roczen)
  • Moto Wins: 22; 100% Win Rate
  • Overall Wins: 11; 100% Win Rate
  • Laps Led: 291; 91% of total laps

Averages

  • Qualifying: 1.090; Best in Class
  • Moto Finishes: 1st in all motos
  • Overall Finishes: 1st in all overalls
  • Moto First Lap Position: 1.454; Best in Class

Series Points: 550

250 SMX

  • Haiden Deegan
  • Moto Podiums: 4; 66% podium rate (Best in Class)
  • Moto Win: 1; Moto 1 at Z-Max
  • Overall Podiums: 3; 100% podium rate
  • Overall Win; 1; LA
  • Laps Led: 13; 13% of total laps

Averages

  • Qualifying: 10th; 10th best in class
  • Moto Finishes: 3rd in Moto 1(Best in Class), 3.333 in Moto 2(2nd best in class
  • Overall Finishes: 2.333; 2nd best in class
  • Moto First Lap Position: 3.667; Best in Class

Series Points: 157

450 SMX

  • Jett Lawrence
  • 1st in Qualifying: 1; Z-Max
  • Moto Podiums: 5; 83% podium rate (Tied for 2nd best in class)
  • Moto Wins: 3; 50% Win Rate (Best in Class)
  • Overall Wins: 2; 66% Win Rate (Best in Class)
  • Laps Led: 42; 44% of total laps (Best in Class)

Averages

  • Qualifying: 2.333; 2nd best in class
  • Moto Finishes: 3rd in Moto 1 (3rd best in class), 1.667 in Moto 2 (Best in Class)
  • Overall Finishes: 2nd; Best in Class
  • Moto First Lap Position: 4th; 4th best in class

Series Points: 163

CR 22 85 Cup

  • Cooper Ford
  • Heat Race Podiums: 3; 100% podium rate (2nd at all three rounds)
  • Main Event Wins: 2; Newcastle, Melbourne (66% Win Rate)
  • Main Event Laps Led: 13; 65% of total laps (Best in Class)

Averages

  • Qualifying: 3.667; 4th best in class
  • Heat Race Finishes: 2nd; 3rd best in class
  • Heat Race First Lap Position: 3rd; Tied for 5th best in class
  • Main Event Finishes: 2nd; Best in Class
  • Main Event First Lap Position: 3rd; 2nd best in class

Series Points: 68

Australian Supercross SX3

  • Parker Ross
  • 1st in Qualifying: 1; Newcastle
  • Heat Race Wins: 3; 100% Win Rate
  • Heat Race Laps Led: 11; Best in Class
  • Main Event Wins: 3; 100% Win Rate
  • Main Event Laps Led: 9; 2nd best in class

Averages

  • Qualifying: 2.333; 2nd best in class
  • Heat Race Finishes: 1
  • Heat Race First Lap Position: 1.333; Best in Class in riders that raced the full series
  • Main Event Finishes: 1; Perfect Season
  • Main Event First Lap Position: 2nd; Tied for Best in Class

Series Points: 75

Australian Supercross SX2

  1. Max Anstie
  • 1st in Qualifying: 2; Newcastle, Melbourne (2nd to Rhys Budd in Adelaide)
  • Heat Race Podiums: 3; 100% podium rate
  • Heat Race Wins: 2; 66% Win Rate, Adelaide, Newcastle
  • Heat Race Laps Led: 10; Tied for most laps led
  • Main Event Wins: 3; 100% Win Rate 
  • Main Event Laps Led: 45; 83% of total laps

Averages

  • Qualifying: 1.333; Best in Class
  • Heat Race Finishes: 1.333; Best in Class
  • Heat Race First Lap Position: 2.333, 2nd best in class
  • Main Event Finishes: 1st; Perfect Season
  • Main Event First Lap Position: 2nd; Best in Class

Series Points: 125

Australian Supercross SX1

  • Dean Wilson
  • 1st in Qualifying: 3; 100% Top Position
  • Heat Race Podiums: 3; 100% podium rate
  • Heat Race Wins: 2; 66% Win Rate (Tied for Best in Class)
  • Heat Race Laps Led: 9; 3rd best in class
  • Main Event Podiums: 3; 100% podium rate (Best in Class)
  • Main Event Wins: 2; 66% Win Rate (Best in Class)
  • Main Event Laps Led: 41; 58% of total laps

Averages

  • Qualifying: 1st 
  • Heat Race Finishes: 1.667; Best in Class in riders that raced the full series
  • Heat Race First Lap Position: 2.333; 4th best in class
  • Main Event Finishes: 1.333; Best in Class
  • Main Event First Lap Position: 3.333; 2nd best in class

Series Points: 122

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