Supercross Salt Lake City 4 2020 – Links and Comments

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450/250 Supercross Salt Lake City 4 2020 – Comments

Di seguito i commenti dei piloti finiti sul podio al Supercross di Salt Lake City 4, stamattina sono anche usciti i VIDEO INTEGRALI dei Main Event della gara in 450 e 250 e la press conference a fine gara si, i commenti sono estrapolati dal video. Poi gli Highlights delle azioni di gara per il round 14 della stagione 2020.

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SALT LAKE CITY 4 SUPERCROSS 2020 – VIDEO RACES!

Cooper Webb: “Ogni vittoria è fantastica. È stata una grande gara. Ho ottenuto quasi un holeshot e ho guidato, credo, ogni giro, credo sia la prima volta che sono stato in grado di farlo quest’anno, il che è fantastico. è stato bello. Kenny stava davvero andando bene all’inizio. Stavamo mettendo dei bei distacchi e ho appena iniziato a guidare e a fare davvero il passo. Potrei aver fatto alcuni errori e lui è stato in grado di passare – sai che abbiamo combattuto lì per un pò – e ho recuperato la concentrazione e sono riuscito a fare i miei giri. Non sono sicuro di cosa sia successo, ma ho finito per ottenere un vantaggio decente ed è stato bello. Sembra che questi primi tre [nello Utah] siamo stati combattuti fino all’ultimo giro. Quindi, è stato bello poterne godere un po ‘di più, non è così stressante. ”

Zach Osborne: “Sento che stiamo costruendo un certo slancio qui. Mi sono goduto questo viaggio a Salt Lake e mi sento come se fossi in un buon spazio per la testa, il che è buono. Sono riuscito a fare due buone partenze stasera e sono riuscito a venire qui con il mio secondo podio. Mi è sembrato davvero di essere in una buona posizione stasera e abbiamo avuto un buon risultato, quindi sono abbastanza contento. ”

Eli Tomac: “L’inizio è stato inaccettabile. Sì, posso iniziare a guardare a lungo termine, ma ero il terzo ragazzo in fila andando alla prima curva e sono stato sepolto. Ad essere sincero, ero piuttosto stressato quando ho visto Coop e Kenny in prima fila, ed ero tipo, “Oh no, potrebbe essere una notte da dieci punti.” Sono stato in grado di arrivare al terzo posto, ma non posso avere quelle partenze “.

ONBOARD: Ken Roczen – 2020 Supercross – 450 Main Event – Salt Lake City 4

Austin Forkner: “Sono un po ‘nella posizione in cui devo vincere, ma potrebbe non essere ancora sufficiente, a seconda di cosa fa Dylan. Sono rimaste solo due gare, non riesco a controllare nulla intorno a me, tutto ciò che posso controllare è me stesso. Tutto quello che posso fare è vincere e non commettere grossi errori. Robbie Reynard al Reynard Training Complex ha lavorato duramente e penso che si veda. È stata la gara più calda della stagione per la Western 250SX class e anche in quota. Penso che tutti possano essere d’accordo sul fatto che probabilmente è una delle gare più difficili della stagione. La pista è stata buona, però, Le Whoops era abbastanza toste là fuori. All’incirca tra gli otto e i dodici minuti ero un po ‘troppo cauto attraverso di loro. Sono super bravi. Sapevo che non avrei fatto un errore diverso da quello delle whoops, quindi mi sono solo aggrappato e ho resistito. È stato fantastico. Devo ringraziare tutta la mia squadra “.

SALT LAKE CITY 4 SUPERCROSS 2020 – Results! Video Races!

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Cooper Webb: “It was a great race, I almost got the holeshot and led every lap, which is the first time I’ve been able to do that this year. Kenny was riding really well at the beginning. I made a few mistakes and we battled there for a second but I regained focus and I was able to ride my laps and ended up getting a decent lead, which is nice. I feel like the first three [rounds] we’ve been battling down to the last lap so it was cool to be able to enjoy that one a little bit more, not so stressful.”

Zach Osborne: “I feel like we’re building some momentum here. I’ve been enjoying this Salt Lake trip and I feel like I’m in a good headspace, which is good. I managed two good starts tonight and was able to come away with my second podium of the stretch here. I really felt like I was in a good position tonight and we had a good result so I’m pretty happy with it.”

Eli Tomac: “The start was unacceptable. Yeah, I can start looking long term, but I was third guy in line going into the first turn and I was buried. To be honest, I was pretty stressed out when I saw Coop and Kenny up front, and I was like, “Oh no, this could be a ten point night.” I was able to get to third, but I can’t be having those starts.”

Austin Forkner: “Robbie Reynard at Reynard Training Complex. He’s been working us hard and I think it shows. It’s been the hottest race of the season [for the Western Regional 250SX Class] and also at altitude. I think everybody can agree this is probably one of the toughest races of the season. The track was good, though. Whoops were pretty cupped out there. At about the eight to twelve-minute mark I kinda was being too cautious through them. Then at the end, the last lap, I hit ’em super good. I think that’s what it was going to take. I knew that I wasn’t going to make a mistake other than in the whoops so I just gripped and held on. It was awesome. I gotta give it up to my whole team.”

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WEBB WINS SECOND WEDNESDAY 450SX CLASS

Webb Wins Second Wednesday 450SX Class

Forkner Comes Out Swinging in Western Regional 250SX Class Return

Rice-Eccles Stadium provided ideal conditions for great Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship racing at Round 14 Presented by Oakley, with multiple position changes on the track and in the championship points in each class. 

Red Bull KTM’s Cooper Webb grabbed his tenth career 450SX Class win, his third of the season, after a tight battle that lasted for most of the race; the win moves Webb to second in the points standings. Second place went to Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Zach Osborne, matching his personal best finish and netting him his first four-in-a-row top-five finishes. Points leader Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Eli Tomac recovered from a bad start to thread his way through a dozen other riders to grab the final podium position. 

In the first appearance of the Western Regional 250SX Class in 123 days, Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Austin Forkner returned to his winning ways at Salt Lake City for his third victory of the season.

Cooper Webb held off an intense, multi-lap attack from Ken Roczen
Cooper Webb held off an intense, multi-lap attack from Ken Roczen in the early laps to earn his third win of 2020. Photo Credit: Feld Entertainment, Inc.

Team Honda HRC’s Ken Roczen grabbed the 450SX Main Event holeshot but Cooper Webb snuck around and into the lead in the second corner. Webb, coming off a near-win at Round 13, and Roczen, who’s admitted to struggling with a physical ailment, both had something to prove and points to gain over series leader Tomac, who was buried back in 15th place. Tomac began picking off riders, but not at a desperate pace, which allowed the pack to thin through the opening laps as Webb and Roczen broke free.

Webb was able to anticipate Roczen’s passing lines and keep his KTM ahead of the Honda until Roczen made his big push six and half minutes into the 20-minute plus one lap race. Roczen briefly got his bike ahead of Webb’s front wheel twice inside the span of a couple dozen seconds. Webb managed to battle back past each time and hold the lead for this tenth career win and also a career-best sixth consecutive season podium. Roczen stayed on Webb’s rear fender for a few more laps but fell off the pace at about the race midpoint, and shortly after surrendered the position to Zach Osborne. Meanwhile, Tomac never stopped his steady drive forward and put his Kawasaki into third just as the race clock zeroed out. Roczen finished the race in fifth, which allowed Webb to take second from him in the championship standings.

After the second-ever Wednesday night Monster Energy Supercross, of which Cooper Webb has won both, Webb said,

“Every win is awesome. It was a great race. I got a [near] holeshot and led, I think, every lap which is the first time I’ve been able to do that this year, which is awesome. Man, it was cool. Kenny was really riding well at the beginning. We were putting in some heaters and I just started riding and really hitting my stride. I might’ve made a few mistakes and he was able to – you know we battled there for a sec – and I kinda regained focus and I was able to ride my laps. I’m not sure what happened but I ended up getting a decent lead and that was nice. It feels like these first three [in Utah] we’ve been battling all the way until the last lap. So, it was cool to be able to kinda enjoy that one a little bit more, not so stressful.”

 

Austin Forkner rode clean laps to his third win
Austin Forkner rode clean laps to his third win of the season in the first 2020 appearance of the Western Regional 250SX Class in Utah. Photo Credit: Feld Entertainment,Inc.

 

The Western Regional 250SX Class Main Event felt like a season opener to many of the racers who had last battled 123 days prior. From the start it was Austin Forkner seizing the lead position, breaking away from the pack, and never contending with a serious challenge for the win. Points leader Monster Energy / Star Yamaha Racing’s Dylan Ferrandis landed a top five start but was not able to keep the early pace of Forkner, who raced with a clear track in front of him. Forkner’s Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki teammate Cameron Mcadoo was on the move early, putting his Kawasaki into second and what would have been a points buffer for Forkner. But by the race’s end, Ferrandis had made his way past and into a second-place finish. Ferrandis’ Monster Energy / Star Yamaha Racing teammate, Justin Cooper, was just off the podium in fourth. The points change dropped Cooper to third and moved Forkner into second with only one more Western Regional 250SX Class Main Event and the East/West Showdown left to race in 2020.

Forkner was able keep well ahead of Ferrandis after losing the lead to him in races earlier in the season. When asked after the race what made the difference, Forkner answered,

“Robbie Reynard at Reynard Training Complex. He’s been working us hard and I think it shows. It’s been the hottest race of the season [for the Western Regional 250SX Class] and also at altitude. I think everybody can agree this is probably one of the toughest races of the season. The track was good, though. Whoops were pretty cupped out there. At about the eight to twelve-minute mark I kinda was being too cautious through them. Then at the end, the last lap, I hit ’em super good. I think that’s what it was going to take. I knew that I wasn’t going to make a mistake other than in the whoops so I just gripped and held on. It was awesome. I gotta give it up to my whole team.”

Upcoming Schedule

The accelerated-calendar 2020 Monster Energy Supercross season continues with Round 15 taking place this Sunday at 7:00 PM ET. The race will provide another chance for Webb to chip further away at Tomac’s 27-point lead with only three rounds remaining. Sunday will also mark the final regular-season race of the Western Regional 250SX Class, where the points lead is down to ten and the title looks likely to be determined in the season-finale East/West Showdown. The race will air live on NBCSN and on the NBC Sports Gold app. See the Schedule page for more details.

450SX Class Results

  1. Cooper Webb, Clermont, Fla., KTM
  2. Zach Osborne, Abingdon, Va., Husqvarna
  3. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Kawasaki
  4. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., KTM
  5. Ken Roczen, Clermont, Fla., Honda
  6. Martin Davalos, Tallahassee, Fla., KTM
  7. Jason Anderson, Rio Rancho, N.M., Husqvarna
  8. Dean Wilson, Murrieta, Calif., Husqvarna
  9. Aaron Plessinger, Hamilton, Ohio, Yamaha
  10. Benny Bloss, Oak Grove, Mo., KTM

450SX Class Championship Standings

  1. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Kawasaki (322)
  2. Cooper Webb, Clermont, Fla., KTM (295)
  3. Ken Roczen, Clermont, Fla., Honda (293)
  4. Jason Anderson, Rio Rancho, N.M., Husqvarna (245)
  5. Justin Barcia, Greenville, Fla., Yamaha (241)
  6. Malcolm Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Honda (199)
  7. Dean Wilson, Murrieta, Calif., Husqvarna (191)
  8. Zach Osborne, Abingdon, Va., Husqvarna (186)
  9. Justin Brayton, Charlotte, N.C., Honda (184)
  10. Justin Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., Honda (179)

Western Regional 250SX Class Results

  1.  Austin Forkner, Richards, Mo., Kawasaki
  2. Dylan Ferrandis, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Yamaha
  3. Cameron Mcadoo, Sioux City, Iowa, Kawasaki
  4. Justin Cooper, Menifee, Calif., Yamaha
  5. Michael Mosiman, Menifee, Calif., Husqvarna
  6. Alex Martin, Clermont, Fla., Suzuki
  7. Brandon Hartranft, Corona, Calif., KTM
  8. Christian Craig, Orange, Calif., Honda
  9. Derek Drake, Corona, Calif., KTM
  10. Mitchell Oldenburg, Godly, Tex., Honda

Western Regional 250SX Class Championship Standings

  1. Dylan Ferrandis, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Yamaha (158)
  2. Austin Forkner, Richards, Mo., Kawasaki (148)
  3. Justin Cooper, Menifee, Calif., Yamaha (147)
  4. Brandon Hartranft, Corona, Calif., KTM (126)
  5. Alex Martin, Clermont, Fla., Suzuki (115)
  6. Michael Mosiman, Menifee, Calif., Husqvarna (100)
  7. Luke Clout, Hemet, Calif., Honda (94)
  8. Derek Drake, Corona, Calif., KTM (92)
  9. Jacob Hayes, Lodi, Calif., Husqvarna (89)
  10. Mitchell Oldenburg, Godly, Tex., Honda (85)