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The 2017 “Silly Season” has been an eventful one when compared to silly seasons of the past. With a lot of the top-tier riders at the end of their contracts, there has been a bigger than normal game of musical chairs with some big names still on the outside looking in.

The biggest signing of the 2017 “Silly Season” has been Ken Roczen to HRC / Factory Honda. There have been a few other big color changes but, while some deals are done, we are still waiting on a lot of seats to fill up.

Below, you can check out our list of what we think we know about who will be where when the music stops at Anaheim 1. Some of what’s below has not been announced yet so expect some changes.

We will update list as we know more, and if you know think you know something we don’t, feel free to post in the comments below.

Red Bull / Factory KTM

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#5 (#1 SX) Ryan Dungey – 450
#25 Marvin Musquin – 450
#41 Trey Canard – 450

Butler Brothers / KTM / WPS

#4 – Blake Baggett – 450
#18 – Davi Millsaps – 450
#34 – Benny Bloss 250SX / 450MX

#41 Trey Canard made his KTM debut at the 2016 Red Bull Straight Rhythm. Trey finished 4th overall in his debut. Photo by: Red Bull Content Pool

#41 Trey Canard made his KTM debut at the 2016 Red Bull Straight Rhythm. Trey finished 4th overall in his debut. Photo by: Red Bull Content Pool

Yamaha / Monster Energy / Factory Yamaha

#2 – Cooper Webb – 450
#22 – Chad Reed – 450 – SX Only

Monster Energy / Factory Kawasaki

#3 – Eli Tomac – 450
#33 – Josh Grant – 450

HRC / Factory Honda

#14 Cole Seely – 450
#94 (#1 MX) Ken Roczen – 450

RCH / Yoshimura / Factory Suzuki – *Nothing confirmed here. Rumors out there also have Dean Wilson as a possibility

#19 – Justin Bogle
#20 Broc Tickle – 450

We have heard quite a few rumors on who will join Broc, but it’s looking like Justin Bogle is most likely

Toyota / Monster Energy / JGRMX / Suzuki

#32 – Weston Peick – 450
#37 Phil Nicoletti – 450
#51 Justin Barcia – 450

Smartop / MotoConcepts Racing Team – * Strong rumors have #10 – Justin Brayton (with help from factory Honda) landing at MotoConcepts

#61 – Vince Friese – 450
#800 – Mike Alessi – 450
Cameron Macadoo – 250SX East

A few rumors around about MotoConcepts adding one of the available big names. Check back.

Rockstar Energy Racing / Factory Husqvarna

#16 – Zach Osborne – 250
#30 – Martin Davalos – 250

#21 – Jason Anderson – 450
#377 – Christophe Pourcel – 450

Still no official word on where this multi time Champion will end up. Photo by: Hoppenworld

Still no official word on where this multi time Champion will end up. Photo by: Hoppenworld

GEICO / Honda

#6 – Jeremy Martin – 250
#31 – RJ Hampshire – 250
#48 – Christian Craig – 250
#? – Chase Sexton – 250
#57 – Jimmy Decotis (SX only)

* We now hear that Malcolm Stewart’s possible 450 deal with GEICO is not happening

Yamalube / Star Racing / Yamaha

#23 – Aaron Plessinger – 250
#39 – Colt Nichols – 250
#45 – Mitchell Harrison – 250
#? – Dylan Ferrandis – 250

Monster Energy / Pro Circuit / Kawasaki

#17 -Joey Savatgy – 250
#24 – Austin Forkner – 250
#36 – Adam Cianciarulo – 250
#46 – Justin Hill – 250

Troy Lee Designs / Red Bull / Lucas Oil / KTM

#26 – Alex Martin – 250
#28 – Mitchell Oldenburg – 250
#38 – Shane McElrath – 250
#44 – Jordon Smith – 250
#55 – Jessy Nelson – Not racing due to serious injury, but TLD is keeping him employed for the unforseen future.
#? – Sean Cantrell – 250 motocross

CycleTrader / Rock River / Yamaha

#74 – Bradley Taft – 250
#? – Lorenzo Locurcio – 250

#85 – Tommy Hahn – 450

Where will Ronnie Mac land in 2017? That's the question we all want answered. Photo by: Red Bull Content Pool

Where will Ronnie Mac land in 2017? That’s the question we all want answered. Photo by: Red Bull Content Pool

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Ronnie Stewart – 450

Traders Racing *Possibility that a top unemployed 450 rider could land here as well

#49 – Anthony Rodriguez – 250
#78 – Nick Gaines -250

Barn Pros Racing / Yamaha

#58 – Chris Alldredge – 250

BUD Racing Kawasaki

#60 – Tristan Charboneau – 250SX West
#? – Darian Sanayei – 250SX West
#? – Ryan Surratt – 250SX West

National numbers without a confirmed spot

#7 – James Stewart – The biggest mystery of the off season
#10 – Justin Brayton – Currently leading Aussie SX Championship. Will find a home. Possibly MotoConcepts
#11 – Kyle Chisholm – Rumored to be racing for Sean Hall—Braken Hall’s dad—with Braken Hall
#12 – Jake Weimer – Possibly Team Tedder again? Possibly a reserve type ride for RCH?
#15 – Dean Wilson – Dean has been seen on Suzuki’s and Yamaha’s at California test tracks. RCH? Factory Yamaha?
#35 – Arnaud Tonus – Signed with Wilvo Yamaha back in Europe
#41 – Freddie Noren
#42 – Kyle Cunningham – Looks out in the cold at the moment with Jimmy Albertson’s Motorcycle Superstore team folding
#43 – Matt Bisceglia – Rumored to possibly be taking one of the JGR 250 spots
#47 – Malcolm Stewart – Something has to happen here. He is a 2016 250SX Champ.
#50 – Luke Renzland
#51 – Tyler Bowers – The best available 250 rider

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#53 – Cole Martinez
#54 – Gannon Audette
#56 – Kyle Peters
#59 – Noah McConahy
#62 – Jesse Wentland
#63 -Alex Frye
#64 – Hayden Mellross
#65 – Paul Coates
#67 – Jimmy Albertson – Jimmy’s Motorcycle Superstore / Suzuki team is not happening again for ’17. Whatever happens, expect Jimmy to load up and go racing.
#66 – Michael Leib
#68 – Heath Harrison
#69 – Wil Hahn – Wil is currently 3rd overall in the Australian SX SX1 Championship. Wil is someone everyone is hoping to see find a deal for ’17.
#70 – Dakota Alix
#71 – Justin Starling
#72 – Cole Thompson
#73 – Marshal Weltin
#75 – Nick Schmidt
#76 – Scott Champion
#79 – Darryn Durham
#80 – Cade Clason
#81 – Henry Miller
#82 – Luke Clout
#83 – Jackson Richardson
#84 – Daniel Herrlein
#86 – Trevor Reis
#87 – Chris Howell
#88 – John Short
#89 – Austin Howell
#90 – Dillan Epstein
#91 – Jacob Williamson
#92 – Jason Brooks
#93 – Josh Cartwright
#95 – AJ Catanzaro
#96 – Vann Martin
#97 – Ryan Sipes
#98 – Matthew Babbitt
#99 – Chase Marquier

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