Brett Metcalfe could easily be described as a quiet achiever. In contrast to the many brash young competitors who populate the sport, the Australian’s laid-back approach is often misinterpreted as complacency. But don’t be fooled. The minute he pulls up to the start line and prepares for the gate to drop, he is anything but complacent.
In 2002, at the age of 18, the young Aussie packed his bags and headed for Europe to compete in the World Motocross GP Series MX2, leaving his native country far behind. A year later, he headed stateside to begin his U.S. racing career. Racing in both East and West Supercross support class championships, Metcalfe eventually went on to win the U.S. Open in Las Vegas in 2005.
In 2009, Metcalfe raced his first season with GEICO Powersports Honda and bounced back from an injury he sustained early on in the Supercross series to finish third overall in the Motocross Championship standings.
Metcalfe joined the Factory Suzuki team in 2011, teaming up with Ryan Dungey (2011) and James Stewart (2012) during his two years on the squad. At Southwick in 2011, he captured his first career victory by going 3-2 on the day.
After fracturing his tibia and fibula and dislocating his wrist during a practice session, Metcalfe was forced to miss the final seven rounds of the 2012 season. At the end of the season, his contract with Yoshimura Suzuki was up, and unable to find a new ride in the U.S. to his liking, Metcalfe signed a deal with Leading Edge Kawasaki to race the Canadian Nationals in 2013. He went on to win five of nine races en route to becoming the MX1 champion.
With defending 450MX champion Ryan Villopoto injured and unable to compete in the 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, Monster Energy Kawasaki called on Metcalfe to return to the U.S. and fill in for RV for the entire outdoor season.
2014 - Metcalfe replaced Ryan Villopoto on the Monster Energy Kawasaki team for the 2014 Lucas OIl Pro Motocross Championship.
2013 - Metcalfe raced the Canadian Nationals but did well in select races in the U.S.
2012 - Missed the last seven races of the oudoor season with an injury; Finished 13th in 450MX points
2011 - Metcalfe finished 4th overall in the Lucas Oil Motocross 450 Class Championship and 14th overall in points for Supercross; Won his first overall at Southwick; First year riding for Factory Suzuki
2010 - In SX Lites East, Metcalfe stepped up to third overall, wit h five top-five finishes... Jumping to the big bikes in 450MX, Metcalf shined, finishing second with six podium finishes.
2009 - Injured after the first round 2nd place finish in the AMA Supercross Lites East Region Series...Finished third in AMA 250 Motocross Championship with 11 top 10 finishes...Raced for Getco Honda Team.
2008 - Raced in the AMA Supercross Lites West Region Series, earning three podium finishesŠ Metcalfe raced in the AMA Motocross Lites Championship, earning four overall podium finishes; Raced with Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki team.
2007 - Metcalfe raced a limited AMA Motocross Lites Championship, but earned three overall podium finishes; Raced with Monster Pro Circuit Kawasaki team.
2006 - Metcalfe raced in the AMA Supercross Lites West Region Series, earning a second-place finish at San Francisco and taking two additional top-five finishes in the series; Raced in the AMA Motocross Lites Championship, earning overall podium finishes at Sacramento, Calif. and Southwick, Mass; Raced with Boost Mobile Yamaha team.
2005 - Metcalfe raced in the AMA 125cc West Region Supercross series, earning top-five finishes at San Francisco and the Feb. 5 Anaheim, Calif., race... Raced in the AMA 125cc Motocross Championship, earning his season-best 10th-place overall finish at San Bernardino, Calif... Won the U.S. Open of Supercross 125cc title... Raced with Boost Mobile Yamaha team.
2004 - Metcalfe raced in the AMA 125cc East Region Supercross series, his best result a fourth-place at Indianapolis... Contested the AMA 125cc Motocross Championship, earning a top-10 overall finish at Southwick, Mass... Raced with Red Bull KTM team.
2003 - Metcalfe raced in the AMA 125cc East Region Supercross series, earning a third-place at Houston... He raced in the AMA 125cc U.S. Motocross Championship, best result was fifth-place overall at New Berlin, N.Y...
Raced with Red Bull KTM team.
2002 - Raced in 125cc World Motocross GP series.