Man and machine must maintain a harmonious relationship in order to
attain the ultimate goal—winning at
the highest level. Motocross, more
than many other sports, is dependent
mostly on the athlete. Unlike stick-
and-ball sports, which are predicated
on the idea that the team is greater
than the individual, motocross relies
heavily on the rider. Still, success
is not possible without proven
equipment capable of winning and
staying intact. Racing is brutal.
There’s an ever-present chance of
mechanical failure, which could
make the difference between
hoisting the number-one plate and
ending up in the hospital. In that
sense, motocross is a team sport.
Even the very best put their lives
in the hands of their mechanics.
Meet six men who are at the
pinnacle of their profession.