2021
A year of Mips in Motocross

The continued expansion of Mips and its patented helmet system within the off-road segment of the motorcycle industry was prominently represented over the course of each respective U.S. championship during the 2021 season. Both Monster Energy AMA Supercross and the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, are considered to be the pinnacle of off-road motorcycle racing on a global scale.

Many of the sport’s most high-profile athletes contested the season in helmets equipped with the Mips® safety system, which resulted in tremendous levels of success, including a sweep of each major championship, for the Mips brand and its partner helmet manufacturers. 

32
Total number of factory and factory-supported riders equipped with Mips® safety system in 2021 

13 

450cc riders equipped with Mips® safety system during the 2021 season: 
  • Cooper Webb – Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
  • Dylan Ferrandis – Monster Energy/Star/Yamaha Racing
  • Max Anstie – Twisted Tea/H.E.P. Motorsports Suzuki Racing 
  • Justin Barcia – Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/GASGAS Factory Racing 
  • Adam Cianciarulo – Monster Energy Kawasaki 
  • Christian Craig – Monster Energy/Star/Yamaha Racing 
  • Adam Enticknap – Twisted Tea/H.E.P. Motorsports Suzuki Racing  
  • Brandon Hartranft – Twisted Tea/H.E.P. Motorsports Suzuki Racing 
  • Aaron Plessinger – Monster Energy/Star/Yamaha Racing 
  • Ken Roczen – Team Honda HRC 
  • Chase Sexton – Team Honda HRC 
  • Eli Tomac – Monster Energy Kawasaki  
  • Dean Wilson – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing 

20 

250cc riders equipped with Mips® safety system during the 2021 season: 
  • Justin Cooper – Monster Energy/Star/Yamaha Racing
  • Jett Lawrence – Team Honda HRC  
  • Colt Nichols – Monster Energy/Star/Yamaha Racing 
  • Pierce Brown – Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/GASGAS Factory Racing 
  • Christian Craig – Monster Energy/Star/Yamaha Racing 
  • Austin Forkner – Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki 
  • Jarrett Frye – Monster Energy/Star/Yamaha Racing 
  • Seth Hammaker – Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki 
  • Levi Kitchen – Monster Energy/Star/Yamaha Racing 
  • Hunter Lawrence – Team Honda HRC 
  • Enzo Lopes – Phoenix Racing Honda 
  • Jeremy Martin – Monster Energy/Star/Yamaha Racing 
  • Cameron McAdoo – Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki 
  • Michael Mosiman – Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/GASGAS Factory Racing 
  • Josh Osby – Phoenix Racing Honda 
  • Kyle Peters – Phoenix Racing Honda 
  • Jo Shimoda – Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki 
  • Jordon Smith – Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki 
  • Nate Thrasher – Monster Energy/Star/Yamaha Racing 
  • Max Vohland – Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 

156

Combined AMA Supercross & Pro Motocross podium finishes for riders equipped with Mips® safety system with in 2021.

89

Total podium finishes for riders equipped with Mips® safety system during the 2021 Supercross season.

67

Total podium finishes for riders equipped with Mips® safety system during the 2021 Pro Motocross season.

41

Podium finishes for riders equipped with Mips® safety system in the 450SX Class during the 17-round Supercross season.

35

Podium finishes for riders equipped with Mips® safety system in the 450 Class during the 12-round Pro Motocross season.

71**

Moto podium finishes for riders equipped with Mips® safety system in the 450 Class during the 12-round Pro Motocross season.

48

Podium finishes for riders equipped with Mips® safety system in the 250SX Class regions during the 17-round Supercross season + East/West Shootout.

32

Podium finishes for riders equipped with Mips® safety system in the 250 Class during the 12-round Pro Motocross season.

59**

Moto podium finishes for riders equipped with Mips® safety system in the 250 Class during the 12-round Pro Motocross season.

55 (95% Victory Rate)

Combined Supercross & Pro Motocross victories for riders equipped with Mips® safety system in 2021.

33

Total number of Supercross Main Event wins for riders equipped with Mips® safety system

22

Total number of Pro Motocross overall wins for riders equipped with Mips® safety system

16

Main Event wins for riders equipped with Mips® safety system in the 450SX Class over the course of 17 rounds.

12 (100%)

Overall wins for riders equipped with Mips® safety system in the 450 Class over the course of 12 Nationals.

24*

Moto wins for riders equipped with Mips® safety system in the 450 Class over the course of 12 Nationals (24 Motos).

17 (100%)

250SX Regional Main Event wins for riders equipped with Mips® safety system over the course of 17 rounds + East/West Shootout.

10

Overall wins for riders equipped with Mips® safety system in the 250 Class over the course of 12 Nationals.

23*

Moto wins for riders equipped with Mips® safety system in the 250 Class over the course of 12 Nationals (24 Motos).

41

Combined Supercross & Pro Motocross podium sweeps by riders equipped with Mips® safety system in 2021.

Helmet manufacturers with Mips partnerships

  • Aaron Plessinger 
  • Chase Sexton 
  • Dean Wilson 
  • Hunter Lawrence 
  • Jett Lawrence 
  • Enzo Lopes 
  • Josh Osby 
  • Kyle Peters 
  • Dylan Ferrandis 
  • Eli Tomac 
  • Cooper Webb 
  • Justin Cooper 
  • Christian Craig 
  • Austin Forkner 
  • Jarrett Frye 
  • Seth Hammaker 
  • Levi Kitchen 
  • Jeremy Martin 
  • Cameron McAdoo 
  • Colt Nichols 
  • Jo Shimoda 
  • Jordon Smith 
  • Nate Thrasher 
  • Adam Cianciarulo 
  • Ken Roczen 
  • Max Anstie 
  • Adam Enticknap 
  • Brandon Hartranft 
  • Justin Barcia 
  • Pierce Brown 
  • Michael Mosiman 
  • Max Vohland 

5

Combined championships won by riders equipped with Mips® safety system in Supercross & Pro Motocross, a sweep of the 2021 season.

3

Supercross championships won by riders equipped with Mips® safety system:

  • Cooper Webb – 450SX Class (Bell)
  • Justin Cooper – 250SX West Region (Bell)
  • Colt Nichols – 250SX East Region (Bell)

2

Pro Motocross championships won by riders equipped with Mips® safety system:

  • Dylan Ferrandis – 450 Class (Bell)
  • Jett Lawrence – 250 Class (Alpinestars)

*Moto wins are not included in the tally for total wins as they contribute to the overall classification in Pro Motocross as opposed to standalone victories. However, since they are points-paying accolades, recognition is warranted.

**Moto podiums are not included in the tally for total podiums as they contribute to the overall classification in Pro Motocross as opposed to standalone finishes. However, since they are points-paying accolades, recognition is warranted.

2021
A year of Mips in MXGP and MX2

The continued expansion of Mips and its patented helmet system within the off-road segment of the motorcycle industry was noticeably represented over the course of the world championship during the 2021 season. The global footprint of the FIM Motocross World Championship allows it to stand alone in off-road motorcycle racing, and many of the sport’s most high-profile international athletes contested the season in helmets equipped with Mips technology, which resulted in impressive success, highlighted by the MX2 title and complemented by a 1-2 finish in the final MX2 standings and a 2-3 finish in the final MXGP standings.

Helmet manufacturers with Mips partnership

  • Jeremy Seewer
  • Romain Febvre
  • Pauls Jonass
  • Glenn Coldenhoff
  • Ruddy Van De Mossdijk
  • Ruben Fernandez
  • Joel Rizzi
  • Thomas Kjer Olsen
  • Arminas Jasikonis
  • Jed Beaton
  • Mikkel Haarup
  • Kay De Wolf
  • Tim Gajser
  • Simon Langenfelder
  • Michel Sandner
  • Mitch Evans
  • Tibahult Benistant
  • Conrad Mewse
  • Jago Geerts
  • Maxime Renaux
  • Jimmy Clochet
  • Gerard Congost
  • Jeremy van Horebeek
  • Alessandro Lupino
  • Alvin Ostlund

Riders equipped with Mips® safety system on the championship podium across the MXGP and MX2 divisions.

MXGP

  • Romain Febvre (Alpinestars)
  • Tim Gajser (Fox)

MX2

  • Maxime Renaux (TLD) – Winner
  • Jago Geerts (TLD)

Team Mips riders competing during the 2021 MXGP season

Tim Gajser & Mitch Evans – Team HRC

50% MX2 Victory Rate

9

Overall wins for riders equipped with Mips® safety system in MX2 over the course of 18 Grand Prix.

18

Moto wins for riders equipped with Mips® safety system in MX2 over the course of 18 Grand Prix (36 Motos).

14

Combined overall wins for riders equipped with Mips® safety system across MXGP and MX2 in 2021.

31

Combined moto wins for riders equipped with Mips® safety system across MXGP and MX2 in 2021.

53% Combined Podium Rate

58

Combined overall podiums for riders equipped with Mips® safety system across MXGP and MX2 in 2021.

24

Total podium finishes MXGP riders equipped with Mips® safety system.

34

Total podium finishes for MX2 riders equipped with Mips® safety system.

52% Combined Moto Podium Rate

113

Combined moto podium finishes for riders equipped with Mips® safety system across MXGP and MX2 in 2021.

49

Total moto podium finishes for MXGP riders equipped with Mips® safety.

64

Total moto podium finishes MX2 riders equipped with Mips® safety.

*Moto wins are not included in the tally for total wins as they contribute to the overall classification in MXGP as opposed to standalone victories. However, since they are points-paying accolades, recognition is warranted.

About Mips

Mips specializes in helmet-based safety. Based on an ingredient brand model, the Mips® safety system is sold to the global helmet industry. Mips solutions are patented in all relevant markets and are based on more than 20 years of research and development together with the Royal Institute of Technology and the Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden.
Mips is a leader in helmet safety technology focusing on rotational energies and cooperates with more than 120 helmet brands that offer more than 729 models equipped with Mips® safety systems on the global helmet market. The company’s headquarters, with 44 employees in research and development, sales, marketing, and administration are located in Stockholm together with the test facility.

For media requests surrounding Mips, please contact:

Marcus Lindgren, PR-Director, Mips:

marcus.lindgren@mipsprotection.com

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