Webb extends championship lead
Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Cooper Webb scored a third-place podium finish at Saturday’s Atlanta Supercross, further extending his points lead in the culminating chase for the 2021 AMA 450SX Championship. Held on the grounds of Georgia’s iconic Atlanta Motor Speedway, Round 13 started off with less-than-desirable track conditions and reduced testing but Webb maintained a championship mindset to power his way to an eighth-consecutive podium finish.
Webb: “I wasn’t pumped with that ride. I got a good start like I needed and was put in a really good situation. Plessinger was riding really well out front and he had that mistake so I got into the lead but I just didn’t execute. Guys got around me and pulled away, definitely not the best race for me but to able to leave on the podium is a huge relief, and to gain points is always good on your bad days.”
Musquin: “It’s good to be back racing but it was crazy to only get one practice considering you have to learn the track and go straight to qualifying. The laps were super long and the practice was super short so I only got one really good lap and then I made a mistake and it cost me big time. Racing was completely different – it was tough conditions but the track turned around and shaped up really well for the main and I ended up seventh. Considering the whole day, I’m not happy with the result but I’m trying to be more consistent and just rebuild from some of the problems I’ve run into this season.”
Next Race: Atlanta 2 – April 13, 2021