Adam Cianciarulo got his 1st career 450 moto and overall win, becoming the 91st rider to win a premier class moto and 71st rider to win a premier class overall. Depending on how the last 4 rounds of the season unfold, that crash at Round #1 at Loretta Lynn’s will loom large. At the moment, he sits 3rd in the championship, 14 points back of Marvin Musquin and 5 points ahead of his teammate Eli Tomac. If we added 20-25 points for that Loretta moto, he’s likely sitting 2nd in the championship right now and the primary competitor to Zach Osborne. The story the stats tell says he’s deserving of 2nd place too…
37 vs. Zach Osborne’s 58.
Rounds with Laps Led:
3 vs. Osborne’s 5.
Motos with Laps Led:
4 vs. Osborne’s 6.
2 vs. Osborne’s 4.
8 vs. Osborne’s 9.
Avg 1st Lap Position:
5 vs. Marvin Musquin’s 4.
While Adam Cianciarulo is having a great rookie Pro Motocross season, it’s Zach Osborne that’s having an even better sophomore season. After another podium finish, he padded his overall points lead by another 2 points over Marvin Musquin. While Osborne didn’t get the holeshot in either moto, he averaged a 1st lap position of 2nd and went 4-2 on the day. Given a shortened 9 round season, the next couple of rounds will be crucial for his competition to make up points. With a 2.7 average moto finish and a 2.2 overall finish through 5 rounds, it seems they’ll need a mistake from Osborne.
In the 250’s, with a second moto win, Jeremy Martin moved into a tie for 5th with Broc Glover for all-time moto wins. Unfortunately, a crash with Dylan Ferrandis in the first moto led to an 11th place finish and he now only has a +9 point advantage in the championship. Agree or disagree with Ferrandis’ pass attempt that took both of them down, Jeremy Martin was justifiable “pissed off” about the incident. Any competitor is not going to be happy when they end up on the ground because of someone else’s aggression. The next few weekends of racing are going to be fun to watch for us fans, especially if Ferrandis continues to get bad starts.
While Shane McElrath said it was “hard to pass out there”, Dylan Ferrandis demonstrated that wasn’t entirely the case. Ferrandis rounded the first lap in 13th position in both motos and even with 2 falls, was able to go 5-2 on the day. He now has +110 Position Changes through 5 rounds. You have to go back to 2016 to find a rider with more Position Changes for a FULL SEASON (Cooper Webb and Aaron Plessinger had 118 that year)! Listening to his podium speech, it appears his confidence is a bit rattled on the starts. Either way, he is still in the championship hunt and if he gets his starts figured out, it could be game over for his competition.
Enjoy the race stats below and as always, drop me a line on Twitter or Instagram @3lapsdown with any questions.
450 RACE STATS
- Blake Baggett (RMATVMC KTM) took his 4th career moto win in the premier class (28 total career moto wins) on his way to 2nd podium finish of 2020 (1 in SX, 1 in MX).
- Jake Masterpool (Invictus Speed Crew) takes the Top Privateer award with his 14th place finish. It didn’t come easy either. In the first moto, he round the first lap in 30th position and finished 14th.
- Broc Tickle (Monster Energy Yamaha) continues to quietly put in great results, grabbing his 2nd Top 5 moto finish of the season.
250 RACE STATS
- Ty Masterpool (Star Racing Yamaha) continues to impress. He was fastest qualifier on the day, grabbed another holeshot, had an average first lap position of 1st, and led 13 laps. A late crash in the second moto held him to 8th overall on the day.
- Jo Shimoda (GEICO Honda) had a good day, finishing 10th overall. He had to work for it with a poor start in the first moto, but he had +8 Position Changes to make up for it.
- Brandon Hartranft (Troy Lee Designs Red Bull KTM) had +19 Position Changes in the second moto after an early fall. His charge from 39th to 20th may go unnoticed, but that’s amazing effort for a single championship point.