- Career: 2001-Present
- DOB: 05/06/1984
- Height: 5' 8"
- Weight: 160 lbs.
- Birthplace: Mannum, Australia
- Residence: Murietta, CA
- Team: Yoshimura Suzuki
- Team Manager:
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Brett Metcalfe is one of the most seasoned veterans in the Lites class. The Australian born racer began his pro racing career in his home country by racing in the Australian Supercross series in 2001. In 2002, Metcalfe ventured overseas to compete in the World Motocross GP series within the MX2 class.
After two years of racing in many different countries, Metcalfe made his entrance into American Motocross. Riding for Red Bull KTM, his 2003 season was good. In the Supercross Lites East Region, he earned fifth overall with one podium in Houston. In the Motocross Lites class, he raced to fourteenth overall at the end of the series. The next year again saw Metcalfe team up with Red Bull KTM, and the now experienced rider earned eighth in the East Region for Supercross, and seventeenth in the outdoors.
In 2005, Metcalfe joined the Yamaha of Troy team, and had a great year. He would win the U.S. Open of Supercross in Las Vegas, and go on to have a good Supercross series. He made his debut in the West Region, and garnered two top fives on his way to sixth overall. He earned eighteenth overall in the Motocross Nationals in the Lites class. For 2006, Metcalfe put it all together, and earned top-ten finishes in both the outdoors and in Supercross. He rode his Yamaha to seventh in the West Region of Supercross and fifth overall in the outdoor series.
Metcalfe has ridden for many different teams, and 2007 would see him switching again, this time to the infamous Pro Circuit Kawasaki team. Although he missed the entire Supercross series and four rounds of the Motocross Nationals due to injury, he raced to three podiums on his way to seventh overall. He again joined the Pro Circuit squad for 2008, and has had his best year to date. In the Supercross Lites West Region, he earned fourth overall, which included three podiums. Outdoors, he has had several podiums and is third in points despite a shoulder injury.
After eight years in the Lites class, Australia’s Metcalfe now races 450s alongside Ryan Dungey for the factory Suzuki team. While race wins in the U.S. have so far eluded him, it’s not for lack of trying, as Brett is known as one of the hardest-working riders in the sport.
Unlike most racers in America, Brett Metcalfe did not grow up racing to titles at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch or the Ponca City Grand Prix. Instead, Metcalfe was racing to numerous titles many miles away from future competitors like Ryan Villopoto or Austin Stroupe.
Metcalfe began his amateur career in the Pee Wee 50cc class. At the tender age of four years old, he was already a dominant force in Australia’s amateur scene, and at the end of his amateur career, he had collected several coveted titles.
Although he grew up in the far away country of Australia, Brett Metcalfe has become a staple in the American Motocross and Supercross communities. Now residing in the motocross capitol of Southern California, specifically the town of Murietta, Metcalfe is a consistent title threat.
Brett’s girlfriend is Sheena, and as of right now they have no children. His older brother Shane is also a talented motocross racer, although he has not made the move to America. In fact, the entire Metcalfe family is involved in racing, as Metcalfe’s father worked for the same team that Brett rode for while racing the Motocross GP’s in Europe. John Leonard
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