2021 UNADILLA NATIONAL PRE-RACE REPORT: 450 MOTO 2 TO BE SHOWN LIVE ON NBC
After three weeks off, the Pro Motocross series is ready to kick off again at the 2021 Unadilla National. Typically, first motos are shown on MAVTV and second motos are on the NBC Sports Network. But, this Saturday, August 14th, the 450 class will be getting some big-time exposure on the premier channel. Sadly, if you don’t have the Peacock premium online streaming service, you’ll need to wait until 7:00 p.m. Pacific time to watch 250 moto 2 on the NBC Sports Network.
Unadilla marks Round 8 in the Outdoor National Championship and it begins a five-weekend streak of racing that is set to cap off the season at Hangtown on September, 11. The Unadilla National is always a challenging one for the riders as the track consists of rolling hills, off-camber corners, big jumps, big ruts and a sharp 90-degree right handed first turn. Star Racing Yamaha holds the points lead in both 250 and 450 classes with Dylan Ferrandis and Justin Cooper. The HRC Honda team holds second in both divisions with Ken Roczen and Jett Lawrence. See below for the current injured list, updated point standings, TV schedule and race day schedule.
2021 UNADILLA NATIONAL TV SCHEDULE
450 MOTO 1 – 10:00 AM Pacific, 1:00 PM Eastern – MAVTV & Peacock
250 MOTO 1 – 11:00 AM Pacific, 2:00 PM Eastern – MAVTV & Peacock
450 MOTO 2 – 12:00 PM Pacific, 3:00 PM Eastern – NBC & Peacock
* PEACOCK ONLY 250 MOTO 2 – 1:00 PM Pacific, 4:00 PM Eastern – Peacock
*SAME DAY DELAY 250 MOTO 2 – 7:00 PM Pacific, 10:00 PM Eastern – MAVTV & Peacock
CAN KEN ROCZEN TIGHTEN UP THE 47-POINT GAP?
Ken Roczen has been impressive this year. When most people doubted his fitness and stamina coming into Outdoors, he was able to do much better than his 2021 Supercross rivals, Cooper Webb and Eli Tomac. Unfortunately, a crash in the first turn at Spring Creek caused a DNF in the first moto and put a huge damper on things, even though he won the second moto. He’s still second in points, but he has a long way to go to catch Ferrandis. Ken had issues at Washougal because he came into the race under the weather and he explained that he was low on energy. Hopefully the three-week break helped Kenny.
IS ELI TOMAC READY FOR THE SECOND HALF OF THE SEASON?
Eli Tomac came on strong in the second moto at Washougal to pass Chase Sexton and catch Dylan Ferrandis, but he didn’t have enough time to get around the French rider. He finished second in the moto, but was happy with his effort and was adored by the Washougal fans on the podium. They cheered extra loud for Tomac and even chanted, “Yamaha, Yamaha, Yamaha.”
SETH HAMMAKER RETURNS TO RACING
THE UNADILLA TRACK
Unadilla Motocross began racing in 1969 after its founder, Ward Robinson, fell in love with dirt bike racing after seeing a hare scrambles event. Since its beginnings, Unadilla has hosted Trans-AMA (1970-1978), Trans-USA (1979-1981), the 250cc USGP (1978-1992), and the first ever MX des Nations in the United States (1987), and a round of the US Nationals since 1989.
JUSTIN BARCIA | INJURED
Justin Barcia, Round 6 winner, crashed last week during a routine practice session. His doctor advised taking this week off before being re-assessed for future races. No word from GasGas on the extent of his injuries
MICHAEL MOSIMAN | INJURED
COLT NICHOLS | INJURED SHOULDER
ADAM CIANCIARULO | INJURED ARM
ZACH OSBORNE | INJURED BACK
JASON ANDERSON | BROKEN HAND
PHIL NICOLETTI | KNEE SURGERY
CAMERON MCADOO | FRACTURED TIBIA
450 POINT STANDINGS AFTER ROUND 7 OF 12
250 POINT STANDINGS AFTER ROUND 7 OF 12