The new team, a merger of Huber Motorsports/Piller’s and Monster Energy/Alpinestars/Kawasaki, will compete under the moniker of Monster Energy/Alpinestars/Piller’s/Kawasaki.
Monster Energy/Alpine Stars/Kawasaki has been one of the winningest motocross teams in Canada and has featured a who’s who of homegrown and American talent. Huber Motorsports, which was originally founded to campaign Canadian and American Snowcross Nationals – claiming both the 2017 CSRA Pro Lite and Pro Open titles – blasted onto the Canadian Motocross Nationals scene in a big way last year. The team impressed by nailing down fifth place with Tyler Medaglia and sixth place with Kyle Chisholm in the MX1 class.
The newly established team will feature Mike Alessi and Tyler Medaglia in MX1, and Shawn Maffenbeier in MX2. Adam “Stu” Robinson, who was in charge of managing Huber Motorsports’ motocross program last year, will continue on with the new team in the same capacity.
“This new partnership with industry leaders Monster Energy, Alpinestars, Canadian Kawasaki Motors and Parts Canada, secures us as major players in the MX racing world. It is my pleasure to continue on in my role as team manager, with the ultimate goal of adding more championships to these already decorated brands,” Robinson noted. “I can say with the utmost confidence that the KX450F and KX250F are the best bikes on the market. These great platforms, combined with the best aftermarket products/companies available to us through Parts Canada, will provide us with an unbeatable combination.”
National No.4 ranked Alessi, a Monster Energy/Alpinestars/Kawasaki rider since 2016, and No.5 ranked Medaglia, who returns for his second season with Huber Motorsports, will be tackling the Triple Crown Series aboard the 2018 Kawasaki KX450F. Maffenbeier – the defending MX2 Champion – will pilot the 2018 Kawasaki KX250F. All three riders have been a staple on the Canadian motocross scene for many years.
Although Alessi will not be gating for the Arenacross segment of the Triple Crown Series, he will, in addition to racing the MX1 Motocross Nationals, compete in the MX1 Supercross rounds. Medaglia will campaign all three segments of the series in MX1 while Maffenbeier is slated to do all three in MX2.
“I am very excited with our new racing program and the opportunity to be working with these great companies and great group of riders. The merger with Monster Energy, Alpinestars, and Kawasaki takes everything we’re aiming to achieve at Huber Motorsports to a whole new level,” team owner Gerhart Huber said.
The 2018 MRC Triple Crown Series consists of four Arenacross Rounds, two of which are double-headers, nine Motocross Rounds, and three Supercross Rounds.
Huber Motorsports would like to thank the following sponsors for their invaluable support in making the 2018 arenacross/motocross/supercross season happen: Monster Energy, Alpinestars, Parts Canada, Piller’s Fine Foods, Canadian Kawasaki Motors, HJC Helmets, Scott Goggles, Bondi Engines, Pro Circuit, Race Tech Suspension, Dunlop, Renthal, Lime Nine, Motostuff, Boyesen, Acerbis, D.I.D., VP Fuels, CP Carrillo, XTrig Racing Technology, Hinson Clutch Components, Motorex, Matrix Concepts, Sunstar, All Balls Racing, Cometic Gaskets, Motion Pro, Stompgrip, Dubya, Pro Pegs, Works Connection