BEST IN THE PITS GALLERY | 2019 HANGTOWN NATIONAL
BEST IN THE PITS GALLERY FROM THE HANGTOWN NATIONAL
The switch from Supercross to motocross happens quickly. For most riders, they are happy to have a fresh start and a brand new season to improve their results. But there are still some who are tired after racing Supercross and want a break, or they won the Championship and they want to celebrate. But whether you like it or not, Hangtown is here and its time to go racing outdoors. This means more work for the mechanics as the motos are longer, rougher and harder on bikes with minimal time in between each race to prepare the bikes. The new series also brings about a lot of changes to the bikes because the set ups are completely different from Supercross. The weather will also play a huge factor in bike set up. It has rained quite a bit this week and it’s expected to rain hard in Sacramento during the motos. We scoured the pits on Friday while it was still dry to see what the teams did to prepare their bikes for the Hangtown mud.
Blake Baggett uses an oversize gas tank for outdoors while his teammate Justin Bogle is still using a stock tank. The two riders have completely different riding styles. Blake is aggressive on the throttle which translates into a lower MPG.
The Troy Lee Designs Red Bull KTM team has four riders under their tent at Hangtown and they are still missing one. Sean Cantrell is currently recovering from a wrist injury and hopes to be back racing soon.