Christian Craig joined the Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing’s powerhouse 250 line-up in 2021. Since his pro debut in 2009, the Californian has shown strength in both the 450 and 250 classes. After a series of injuries in 2013, Craig took a two-year break from Supercross racing. He came back swinging in 2016 with his best season thus far, finishing third in the 250SX West Championship with a win at Glendale Supercross and a total of five podiums.
In 2018, he started his campaign in the 250SX West Championship before making the move to the 450 class as a fill-in rider and earned four top-five finishes. He went back to the 250 ranks in 2019 and was in the fight for the 2020 250SX West Championship before being sidelined with an injury early in the season. Back to full fitness, once again stepped in as a fill-in rider in the premier class, ultimately finishing sixth in the Pro Motocross 450MX standings.
Craig kicked off his debut season with the Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing team with a bang, winning the 2021 250SX East season opener in Houston. He battled for top honors with his teammate all season until a crash at the penultimate round ended his title hopes prematurely. Craig moved over to the 450 team for the outdoor season, where he enjoyed some solid results to end the year sixth. He now shifts gears back to the Yamaha YZ250F to try and claim the coveted 250SX crown and will return to the premier class for the 2022 Pro Motocross season.