450 OVERALL QUALIFYING RESULTS | 2021 ORLANDO SUPERCROSS 1
When the riders escaped the freezing cold temperatures of Indianapolis, they were probably happy that they can make their way to the track without freezing some fingers off, but they probably did not anticipate that the weather would take a different turn of events in beautiful Orlando. The day prior, the track crew decided to cancel press day practice and cover the track with tarps to anticipate what was to come from the weather. All night long and through the morning, Florida downpoured soaking everything. When the sun came out and it was time for qualifying, the tarps came off and thankfully, the track’s condition could have been a LOT worse. There was still water in between the transitions of the jumps but thankfully, the track was salvageable. Granted it is still going to be a mud fest, but this was probably the best-case scenario for the riders. Well, the best-case scenario would be no rain but it’s Florida and anything can be expected. Find out down below who will be the fastest, in the first round of the Orlando Supercross rounds.
Photos by Travis Fant and Brian Converse
450 OVERALL QUALIFYING RESULTS
Immediately the results were better as the track shaped up to be almost perfect riding conditions. Within a lap, the fastest lap time in the previous session was passed with Ken Roczen leading the pack with a 51 second lap time. A lap later, Eli Tomac took the lead just barely beating Ken. Again, the pack is so close in the 450 class that the leader was only a couple seconds in front of the rider in last place. Cooper Webb soon took the lead from Eli and set a 50 second lap time as the premier class became more comfortable with the track. Adam Cianciarulo jumped to the front, just .008 in front of Cooper Webb.
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Cooper Webb took the charge on the Orlando track as the track conditions started to get better and grabbed the fastest lap. Justin Bogle then passed Cooper for the lead followed by Marvin Musquin. Like the previous rounds, the leaderboard was in constant change as qualifying went on. Adam Cianciarulo went to take the lead with a 54.8 but not for long as Eli Tomac squeezed by with a 53.96. Malcolm Stewart then put down a heater with a 53.4 granting him the fastest spot. Cooper Webb followed Malcolm’s lead and sat in third after the top spot was taken by Ken Roczen. But the lap times continued to shrink as Eli once again grabbed the fastest lap time with a 53.24. With a minute left, Jason Anderson flew by the leaders with a 52.97.