450 OVERALL RACE RESULTS | 2021 UNADILLA NATIONAL
After a several week hiatus, we are back to the races as the 2021 season kicks off once again at the 2021 Unadilla National. In qualifying, we saw Ken Roczen grab the fastest qualifying time with a surprising performance by Aaron Plessinger, getting the second fastest qualifying time. Points leader Dylan Ferrandis qualified not too far back, sitting in fifth but we do wonder if he will extend his sizable 47 points lead, or if this will be the race Ken Roczen begins to close the gap.
Scroll down below as we report all the action LIVE from New Berlin, New York for the races.
Photos by Trevor Nelson
450 OVERALL RACE RESULTS
Chase Sexton was first across the holeshot line with much greater success than the first moto. Cooper Webb and Ken Roczen chased in second and third place. Points leader Dylan Ferrandis wasn’t far behind in fourth place and already started to close the gap. Ken made his way past Cooper Webb for second place and Ferrandis was on Webb’s rear fender by the end of the first lap. Half a lap later, Dylan made the pass for third place while Marvin Musquin who sat in fifth place, started to work towards the back of Webb as well.
With 20 minutes left, Ken Roczen made the pass on Chase Sexton for first place. Ken Roczen would eventually win the race and take the overall while his teammate would land in second place.
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450 MOTO 1 RACE RESULTS
Ken Roczen grabbed the holeshot but unfortunately for his teammate, Chase Sexton would highside while crossing the holeshot line, being ejected from the bike. Aaron Plessinger got a great start as he chased Ken Roczen in second place while another Star Yamaha crew member, Dylan Ferrandis, ran in third place. In fourth place sat Justin Bogle with recent Supercross champ Cooper Webb in fifth. Interesting though, the pack was spread apart generously as the 450 class is usually seen on each other’s fenders the entire race.
At 23 minutes, Aaron Plessinger closed the gap on Roczen to less than a second. Back in fifth place, Marvin Musquin was making moves, sitting in eighth just a lap before. Another impressive comeback was the 23 of Chase Sexton who started to redeem his crash from the beginning and now sat in 24th. All of this after Chase was quite literally laying on the ground after the first turn.
At the halfway mark, the leaders were actually pulling away from Ferrandis as the lead grew to over 12 seconds on third place. One rider who wasn’t pulling away from the competition was Eli Tomac who now Marvin Musquin breathing down his neck. Unfortunately, Aaron Plessinger had a bizarre crash, looping out after a tabletop. The bike was incredibly mangled with the rear end pointing into the air. Ken Roczen would end up winning the race and Dylan Ferrandis would get second.