Webb takes 8th Consecutive Podium in Atlanta 1

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Motorex Riders Deliver In Difficult Conditions

The AMA Supercross series returned to racing at Atlanta on Saturday. Red Bull KTM’s Cooper Webb scored a solid 3rd place finish to further extend his championship lead aboard his MOTOREX-lubricated KTM 450 SX-F. Webb was closely followed home by Rockstar Energy Husqvarna’s Jason Anderson board his MOTOREX-maintained FC450.

Making it another extremely strong 5 MOTOREX-maintained bikes inside the top 10, Webb’s teammate Marvin Musquin finished 7th ahead of Rocky Mountain ATV/MC KTM’s Joey Savatgy while GASGAS TLD Factory’s Justin Barcia completed the top 10.

KTM

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

Husqvarna

Anderson Takes 4th With Broken Shifter

Despite a chaotic start to the day with inclement weather conditions, Jason Anderson rose to the occasion as the fastest 450SX qualifier and heat-race winner before concluding the night just off the podium with a positive finish in fourth. 
 
Anderson: “Atlanta one was a good day for the most part, I qualified P1 in practice and went into the heat race and got first. In the Main Event, I got a little tangled up in the first corner and ripped my shifter off but I was able to get into third, manage my race and still get fourth so it was pretty good.”

GasGas

Barcia Needed Stitches

In the 450SX class, Barcia fought through the lingering effects of a gnarly heat race crash to salvage a top-10 on the night, while Brown and Sipes got a little extra seat time on their way to the 250SX Main Event.
 
Barcia: “It was a tough day for sure. I felt good at the start of the heat race but unfortunately, I had a crash early on that roughed me up pretty good. Luckily, I was able to salvage a qualifying position and get my lip all stitched up before the main but I was definitely feeling the effects from the crash all night. We’ll try to use the next couple days to recover and get back at it on Tuesday.”

Lets find out what tomorrow brings

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