Motorex Riders Pushing Hard In Atlanta SX 2

Cooper Webb Atlanta SX2

KTM

Webb Retains Championship Lead

With three rounds remaining, Webb holds a 13-point lead in the 450SX Championship.
 
Webb powered his MOTOREX Lubricated KTM 450 SX-F to a second-place start, settling into third early on. With a hard-charging group of riders up front, Webb battled inside the top five early on. Pressuring Justin Barcia for fourth, Webb found himself on the ground while attempting to make the pass late in the race and he ultimately finished out in sixth.
 
Webb:  “It was a bit of a rough day for us. In the main event, I got a great start and put myself where I needed to be but I didn't execute. I finally turned it around, started riding well and hitting my marks a bit and then I caught Barcia and was trying to make a pass. We had some close calls and then over the wall, I hit his back tire and fell. It's a bummer but we'll come back for Atlanta 3 and work with the team and myself to hopefully be in the winner's circle. "
 
Standings 450SX Class 2021 after 14 of 17 rounds
 
1. Webb, 313 points
2. Roczen, 300
3. Tomac, 278
 
Jason Anderson Podium Atlanta SX2

Husqvarna

Anderson Goes From LCQ To Podium

Hard as nails Anderson recovers from a crash mid-air after stalling the bike on the gate drop. Climbing up to 12th on lap one he encountered another setback when a rider landed on him mid-air and caused them both to go down hard and he ultimately missed the Main Event transfer by one spot. Lining up in the LCQ, he wasted no time getting out front where he charged his way to a 30-second victory.
 
In the Main Event, Anderson proved to be a man on a mission as he swiftly climbed from an eighth-place start up to fourth early on, positioning himself to overtake a podium spot halfway through the race. With a hard-fought effort, he locked in third to secure his second podium finish of the season.
 
“Today was pretty stressful,” Anderson said. “It started out amazing and I felt like everything was going smooth, and then I stalled it on the gate for the start but I was able to come back and ride good. I was lacking a little bit of energy at the end but I feel like my speed is good and my riding is really well so I’m excited.”
 
450SX Results 
1. Ken Roczen (HON)
2. Chase Sexton (HON)
3. Jason Anderson – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing 
 
450SX Rider Point Standings
1. Cooper Webb – 313 points
2. Ken Roczen – 300 points
3. Eli Tomac – 278 points 
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6. Jason Anderson – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing – 211 points
 
Justin Barcia Atlanta SX2

GasGas

Barcia Battles Webb For Fourth

Justin Barcia once again showcased his true grit with a strong fourth-place performance in Georgia, where he continues to hold fourth overall in the 450SX Championship with three rounds to go.
 
Rebounding from a rough crash in Atlanta just a few days ago, Barcia got shuffled into a seventh-place start but he set sail early on to climb his way up to third about three laps in. Surrounded by fast company up front, Justin went to battle for the final podium position and he finished just outside the top-three with a solid fourth on the night. 
 
Barcia: “It was a tough day to start with, I was pretty banged up from my crash at the last race so I was just really glad to be racing. I was running third in the Main Event and shuffled back to fourth, I got pretty tight, but all-in-all it was a good recovery for not knowing if I was going to race this one. It felt good to finish strong but I definitely want to be on the podium and go for the win this Saturday.”
 
450SX – Main Event
1. Ken Roczen
2. Chase Sexton
3. Jason Anderson
4. Justin Barcia
 
450SX Championship Standings
1. Cooper Webb - 313
2. Ken Roczen - 300
3. Eli Tomac - 278
4. Justin Barcia - 246
 
With the next round just 3 days away, can Justin close down on Eli Tomac to take third in the championship? Can Cooper fend off Roczen for the top? With just 4 points seperating them will Jason overtake Plessinger for 5th?
  
Not long to wait:  Atlanta 3 - April 17, 2021

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