ATLANTA SUPERCROSS POST RACE PRESS CONFERENCE
The ninth round of the 2019 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, was held at the closest venue North Carolina rider Cooper Webb of the Red Bull KTM team would have to a home race, and he led the race from start to finish to the cheers of 59,107 southern fans. It wasn’t an easy win as he had a near constant attack from Red Bull KTM teammate Marvin Musquin and Team Rocky Mountain ATV/MC KTM WPS’ Blake Baggett. The 250SX Regional Classes saw the first of two East/West Showdowns of the year, where riders from each series compete for the same points payout in one race. It was Western Regional 250SX Class riders taking the first two positions, with points leader Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Adam Cianciarulo getting to the checkers first.
450 SUPERCROSS MAIN EVENT RECAP
When the 450SX Class Main Event racers emerged from the first turn, it was points leader Cooper Webb emerging with the holeshot. Within a few turns there were three KTMs out front: Webb, Musquin, and Baggett. The rider who sat second in points, Team Honda HRC’s Ken Roczen, sat sixth behind Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing’s Aaron Plessinger. Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Eli Tomac, who had a poor gate pick after an eighth place in his Heat Race, was back in thirteenth.
Marvin Musquin: “I got a great start but I wish I got the holeshot, it would have been maybe a different story. But I fought really hard trying to pass Cooper. I think the speed was really good, going through the whoops was good, I was definitely a little faster than him, but I just couldn’t make the pass. Some sections I was definitely catching him, but then through the whoops you kind of had to follow the main line to jump [through the whoops], then in the sand you kind of had to follow. And eating sand the whole moto, man, I was pulling tear offs and stuff, I’m full of sand right now [in my gear]. Yeah, definitely frustrating, I’m definitely not happy with the end result. The riding was good but [I] definitely want more and I felt like I was maybe able to grab my first win [of the season] tonight. But made some mistakes through the sand and then Baggett was fast, too, and then I couldn’t pass him back. It’s tough to see that the riding was great, but very difficult to pass. But anyway, we fight really hard and we never give up, we keep going, so thanks to all my sponsors and we’ll see you at Daytona.”
250 EAST/WEST SHOOTOUT MAIN EVENT RECAP
Dylan Ferrandis: “It’s a little bit like a redemption for me. I [left] last year this stage with a broken arm, a broken jaw – teeth, and it was tough to end a season like [that] with a stupid mistake. And I don’t know, maybe I was thinking about this a little bit today because I rode not so great, I was just tight and kind of a little bit riding with fear sometimes. I mean, it was good, I [got] a good start, my bike is amazing, the team decided to make some changes and it was definitely a good choice. Yeah but with this guy [Cianciarulo] we show West Coast guys are better. For sure I would like to finish in front of Adam because he’s leading the championship, but it’s a good night for me after four weeks out, and yeah, it’s good to be on the podium again.”
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COMPLETE 450 RESULTS