The 2023 AMA Pro Motocross Championship has been an exhilarating ride so far, with Jett Lawrence of Honda HRC leading the series. After 8 rounds of the 2023 AMA Pro Motocross Championship, Jett Lawrence of Honda HRC leads the series with 400 points, 16 moto wins, and 1 heck of a season thus far. New to the CRF450R and coming off a 250 West Supercross title, Jett has hit an accomplishment stride like only few have seen in the sport of motorcycle racing! Staying driven by the D.I.D 520ERV7 X-Ring chain and D.I.D DirtStar ST-X rims, the Honda HRC teammates Jett Lawrence and Chase Sexton are putting on an amazing show for fans worldwide. We highly advise tuning in for a race or two (or all of them) to watch as battles and continues and history unfolds!
Aboard his Honda CRF250R, Hunter Lawrence is in the thick of the 250 championship battle, being driven by the D.I.D 520ERT3 non-sealed chain and D.I.D DirtStar ST-X rims. With only a three point lead in the championship standings, Hunter and the HRC team will have to fight to finish the job and look to sweep all 5 championships for 2023 between the Supercross and Motocross Championships. The inagural Supermotocross World Championship (a combination of Supercross and Motocross points) will begin September 9th and a new World Champion will be crowned, bringing the total number of championships in a year to 6.
Other notable riders utilizing D.I.D chains and DirtStar rims include Aaron Plessinger of the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team, Adam Cianciarulo and teammate Jason Anderson of the Monster Energy Kawasaki Factory Racing team.
With the success that the Honda team has had utilizing an X-Ring chain on their premier 450 class bikes, you would think that other teams would follow suit, but many other teams still utilize the ever famous, gold, D.I.D non-sealed chains such as the 520ERT3 and the 520MX.
HRC chooses to utilize the 520ERV7 for the stability, consistency, and its strength. With the power that the Factory level 450's put out, a consistent and solid built chain is very much necessary to keep the bike tight and give the rider a balanced and controlled feel.
The 520MX non-sealed chain is the chain choice for 450 teams such as the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team, and the Troy Lee Designs GasGas team. The 520MX is chosen over the lighter 520ERT3 because of its higher tensile strength, which is necessary to handle the power of the 450s.
The 520ERT3 non-sealed chain is still the staple and most popular racing chain in the D.I.D lineup. Its strength/weight ratio is unmatched and consistently performs at the highest level of racing worldwide. This chain is the main chain of choice for 250 level racing, but can also be found on many 450 bikes around the pits.
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