MOTOREX is celebrating its most successful season of international motorcycle racing to date having claimed no less than 12 FIM-sanctioned world championship titles in 2022. Securing multiple championships across four disciplines, the Swiss firm’s high-performance products have now claimed a total number of 152 world titles, an incredible achievement for the soon-to-be 106-year-old brand that to this day remains an independent, family-run and owned business.
GASGAS Factory Racing’s Andrea Verona was undoubtedly the EnduroGP star of 2022. After securing his third consecutive Enduro1 world title in August, the young Italian went on to win the big one – the prestigious overall EnduroGP World Championship. The result capped an incredible season for Andrea and his MOTOREX-maintained machine.
Entering 2022, MOTOREX and TM Racing formed an exciting new partnership that saw all of the Italian brand’s bikes leave the assembly line first-filled with MOTOREX lubricants. The agreement included offroad racing activities and with TM Boano Factory’s Wil Ruprecht racing to victory in the Enduro2 World Championship, the new relationship enjoyed a winning start.
Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Billy Bolt became FIM SuperEnduro World Champion in March after delivering a perfect season in which the Brit raced to victory at every round of the series. The 2021 FIM Hard Enduro World Champion was simply unstoppable.
Absent from round one of the 2022 FIM Hard Enduro World Championship due to injury was MOTOREX brand ambassador, Manuel Lettenbichler. Returning for the second event, Mani would then win the next three consecutive races and soon enter the title race. With winning rides at the final two rounds of the series, the KTM Factory Racing star wrote a victorious final chapter to his remarkable comeback story, lifting the FIM Hard Enduro World Championship trophy.
Crowned FIM MX2 Motocross World Champion for the second time, KTM Factory Racing’s Tom Vialle emerged victorious following a season-long fight for the 2022 title. After what was a dramatic, final round showdown in Turkey, Tom became champion for the second time. The Frenchman secured his first world title in 2020.
On the same day as Vialle’s triumph, Yamaha-mounted Nancy van de Ven claimed the FIM Women's Motocross World Championship title having combined speed with consistency throughout the five-round series.
Talented youngster Gyan Doensen from the Netherlands was crowned FIM 85cc Junior World Champion in July.
MOTOREX enjoyed a successful 2022 season in road racing with two world titles secured by two different teams. KTM Factory Racing’s Augusto Fernandez was crowned FIM Moto2 World Champion while GASGAS Factory Racing’s Izan Guevara became FIM Moto3 World Champion with two rounds to spare.
After racing to his second victory at the prestigious Dakar Rally in January, GASGAS Factory Racing’s Sam Sunderland did the double in 2022 to be crowned FIM World Rally-Raid Champion. Leading throughout the four-round series, the Brit was in fine form all season long and secured his second world title in convincing fashion.
The final racer relying on MOTOREX in 2022 was FIM S1GP Supermoto World Champion, Marc-Reiner Schmidt. The second TM-mounted rider in our list of champions, Marc-Reiner led home teammate Thomas Chareyre for a TM, and MOTOREX, 1-2 in the final standings.