World Supercross Championship / Melbourne, Australia

Pipes Motorsports Group finished out the first year of the World Supercross Championship. The newly formed series got its feet wet with two championship rounds, starting in Cardiff, United Kingdom, and finishing in Melbourne, Australia. The successful series featured packed crowds with new and die hard fans from across the globe.

P.M.G. welcomed Alex Ray to the team for the final round of W.S.X. to ride the 450cc class alongside Freddie Noren. Both riders had an unfortunate run-in after another competitor quickly moved over off the start forcing one to hit the other. In the aftermath of the crash, medical officials forced Alex Ray to call it a night. Noren recovered for the second moto, running as high as 7th place at one point before crashing. Sadly, he was disqualified from that race due to the mechanics working on his bike when the 30-second board came up. Then again, Freddie found himself in a first-turn crash ending his night early in his final moto. Noren was relentless, determined to line up for every race.

Dillan Schwartz had a stand-out performance with 9th overall in the SX2 class. Dillan got strong starts and put himself in the mix every race. Derrek Kelley finished 17th overall; despite the result, Kelley went out swinging, falling multiple times, fighting for position inside the top ten.

Really disappointed with the day; we had high hopes. We made a lot of improvement with the bike going into this round. I was riding great all day up until my crash off the start first moto. Unfortunately got DQ'd for fixing my holeshot device on the line of the second race. I was running in 7th at one point; that race even had a little tip over, but I rode good. I'm bummed for the team and for how the day went.

This weekend was a lot better for me. I was running in the top ten all day. I had my first moto tip over and ended in 15th place. In the next two races, I ended up in 9th place. I'm happy with the results today.

The 2022 World Supercross Championship finished off in excellent form. The inaugural season was a major success, bringing together new and diehard fans from across the globe in person via social media and streaming services. With the series wrapped up, Pipes Motorsports Group is already in preparation for the 2023.

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