In 2010, Ryan Dungey (Rockstar Makita Suzuki) has had a Supercross Championship during his rookie season, a motocross title, and a win for his role on Team USA at Motocross of Nations. As a defending champion, he will have to watch out for his three main competitors, James Stewart, Chad Reed and Ryan Villopoto.
James Stewart (San Manuel Yamaha) suffered a broken wrist after crashing with Chad Reed, in the Phoenix leg of the 2010 supercross, causing him to withdraw from the series. Despite the fact he is a truly fast rider, Stewart revealed that he no longer possessed the same motivation to win Supercross as he had in the past.
Chad Reed (Team Two Two Honda), a two-time supercross champion and third best on the all-time history books, is now a a first-time privateer, running his own team. He believes he will take home the championship and that he is back to 100%, but we’ll just have to wait and see.
Finally, Ryan Villopoto (Monster Energy Kawasaki) is currently the only rider to ever beat James Stewart. Despite breaking his leg in a crash during the 2010 season, he is said to be back in great shape, with a healed leg, which makes him a serious contender for the 2011 title.