450 OVERALL RACE RESULTS | 2021 SOUTHWICK NATIONAL
After an eventful few days to the weather, the sun has opened up for the first 450 moto, drying out the track from the previous day’s rainfall. In qualifying, we saw Adam Cianciarulo set a very impressive lap time, scoring the fastest qualifier with Ken Roczen in second. So who do you think will win the motos? Will we see another remarkable performance by Dylan Ferrandis? Or will another rider take an overall win? Find out down below as we report all the action LIVE from the 2021 Southwick National.
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450 OVERALL RACE RESULTS
Cooper Webb was the first across the holeshot line but it didn’t last long as 50 feet later, Ken Roczen would slide on past for the lead. Aaron Plessinger rode off the track with what appeared to be a mechanical. Ken still rode in first place while his lead grew over Cooper Webb. Adam Cianciarulo rode in third place with Marvin Musquin chasing behind in fourth place. Dylan Ferrandis and Eli Tomac made the pass on Christian Craig.
At 20 minutes remaining, another Star Yamaha rider would start to experience technical difficulties as Dylan Ferrandis’s bike begun to steam. Ken’s lead also grew to over eight seconds and Cooper Webb mysteriously fell off, dropping to fifth. Dylan made a mistake letting Eli Tomac get around. At the halfway point, Dylan made the pass for third on Adam Cianciarulo. Eli Tomac had a huge comeback in the race, making the pass on Ken Roczen.
With 6 minutes left, it already appeared that the arm pump was getting the best of Adam Cianciarulo, letting both Cooper Webb and Justin Barcia catch up. Eli Tomac’s lead quickly grew to over nine seconds on Ken Roczen. Justin Barcia made the close pass on Cooper Webb for fourth place. Eli Tomac would win the race but because of Justin moving into fourth, he would not land on the overall podium.
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450 MOTO 1 RACE RESULTS
Dylan Ferrandis, Aaron Plessinger, and Justin Barcia nearly had a three-way tie for the holeshot but it was Dylan who would cross the line first. Within the first lap, Justin would make the pass on Aaron for second place. In fourth sat Adam Cianciarulo, Marvin Musquin fifth, and Ken Roczen in sixth. By 20 minutes remaining, Dylan’s lead grew to over two seconds with Justin Barcia chasing in second. The track proved to separate the riders more than the previous rounds as the riders weren’t chasing on each other’s rear fenders for 30 minutes.
With 10 minutes left, the tight nit racing slowed down quite a bit as now Dylan Ferrandis led with a 7 second lead and the rest of the premier class had given each other some breathing room. Ken Roczen close the gap on Adam Cianciarulo with 2 minutes remaining. Ken Roczen and Adam had an extremely close call while Ken made the pass.