MOTOCROSS: THE STRAIGHT UP FACTS HEADING INTO COLORADO

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By Broc Bridges

1. Marvin Musquin earned his first career 450MX Class victory by going 1-3 in Glen Helen. He joins Ryan Dungey and Ken Roczen as riders to win a 450MX Class race on a KTM.

2.Jason Anderson improved on his 13th overall round one finish with a 5-1 result in Glen Helen, placing him second overall.

3. Blake Baggett continues to be one of the more consistent riders in the first two rounds, as he went 8-2 for a third place overall finish in Glen Helen. Baggett is one of just three riders with a top 10 finish in all four motos. Musquin and Dean Wilson are the other two.

Marvin Musquin4. Dean Wilson has earned back-to-back fourth place overall finishes to start the season, and has earned eight top-10 moto finishes dating back to round ten of last season.

5. The top four were all European brand bikes at Glen Helen, two KTMs and two Husqvarnas. Kawasaki is the only other brand this season to have a top four overall finish in the first two rounds.

6. Weston Peick went 9-6 which was good for fifth overall. It was his first top five overall finish since July 23rd of last season.

Weston Peick7. For only the fifth time in motocross history, the 250/450 events were swept by European bikes and for the first time ever it’s a Husqvarna/KTM Sweep.

8. Eli Tomac finished outside the top-10 in moto two after an early wreck. It was the first time he had finished outside of the top-10 in a moto since his season ending injury that occurred in moto two in Thunder Valley 2015.

9. In the 250MX Class, Zach Osborne became the first Husqvarna rider to win back-to-back rounds as he went 4-2 to follow up his 1-1 performance from round one. Osborne has a commanding 21 point lead heading into Thunder Valley. The victory was his third all-time 250MX Class win.

Eli Tomac10. Jeremy Martin won the first moto, but crashed while leading the second moto to put him at a 1-7 score for the round. It was good enough for second overall and he sits sixth in the points.

11. Dylan Ferrandis won moto two but his ninth place first moto finish pushed him to third overall on the day.

12. Zach Osborne, Adam Cianciarulo, Alex Martin and Colt Nichols are the four riders who have finished inside the top-10 in each 250MX Class moto so far this season, and they also sit 1-4 in the points standings.

Colt Nichols

 

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