BARCIA AND MOSIMAN DELIVER SEVENTH OVERALL RESULTS IN TRIPLE CROWN SUPERCROSS ACTION.
THE TROY LEE DESIGNS/RED BULL/GASGAS FACTORY RACING TEAM SHOW BURSTS OF FRONT-RUNNING SPEED.
Round seven of the AMA Supercross Championship featured a return to Texas, where everything is bigger. That includes the stadiums, the expectations, and the potential for highs and lows.
Justin Barcia showed much more speed aboard his MC 450F Factory Edition than a 4-7-7 score for the three mains might suggest. In the first race, he was running in the third spot for much of that race before slipping to fourth. Then, in the final main, he was once again in third and challenging the leaders for several laps before an off-track excursion dropped him to ninth position. He then worked his way back to seventh at the checkers. Justin’s seventh overall on the night leaves him in seventh in the 450 standings.
Justin Barcia:„It was a disappointing night. I rode really good in the first race. The second race was a bit average, and in the third race, I was near the front of the pack, and just had one big mistake. I just lost it, had the crash, and went over the berm. Man, our speed is so good, and the bike’s so good. My starts were solid tonight, so there are a lot of positives, but I need to be better.”
Michael Mosiman finished the night’s trio of 250 class main events with a seventh overall via 7-6-7 finishes. While disappointed in his starts in the first two mains, he did get to showcase his passing skills aboard the MC 250, picking up eight spots in the first race, and three spots in the second main. In the night’s final race, he used some great moves in the first turn to jump into second place, which is where he was running when he had an untimely crash.
Michael Mosiman: “Man, it felt like after the last two races that we really went to work and made some adjustments on the bike and it was a lot better on the practice track. It really felt like we had got some momentum on our side back at home and it was going to carry that into the weekend, but we came here and were searching a little bit for comfort and feel. I had a couple of bad starts and I just need to grow my confidence. All we can do is take the positives and move on. I’m happy with my start in the third main and running near the front. It’s disappointing, but I’m glad we righted the mistakes of the first two and were able to put it up towards the front in the last one.”
Next Event (Round 8): March 4, 2023 – Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla.
Results – 2023 AMA Supercross Championship, Round Seven
250SX East – Main Event 1 Results
1. Hunter Lawrence (Honda) 14 laps; 2. Nate Thrasher (Yamaha) +02.873; 3. Max Anstie (Honda) +13.492 … 7. Michael Mosiman (GASGAS) +35.146
250SX East – Main Event 2 Results
1. Jordon Smith (Yamaha) 14 laps; 2. Nate Thrasher (Yamaha) +05.291; 3. Hunter Lawrence (Honda) +16.655… 6. Michael Mosiman (GASGAS) +30.090
250SX East – Main Event 3 Results
1. Jeremy Martin (Yamaha) 13 laps; 2. Tom Vialle (KTM) +01.712; 3. Nate Thrasher (Yamaha) +02.867… 7. Michael Mosiman (GASGAS) +22.135
450SX – Main Event 1 Results
1. Eli Tomac (Yamaha) 16 laps; 2. Ken Roczen (Suzuki) +01.306; 3. Chase Sexton (Honda) +03.433; 4. Justin Barcia (GASGAS) +08.458 … 22. Justin Starling (GASGAS)
450SX – Main Event 2 Results
1. Jason Anderson (Kawasaki) 16 laps; 2. Cooper Webb (KTM) +02.778; 3. Chase Sexton (Honda) +03.771 … 7. Justin Barcia (GASGAS) +20.194; 19. Justin Starling (GASGAS)
450SX – Main Event 3 Results
1. Cooper Webb (KTM) 16 laps; 2. Chase Sexton (Honda) +00.989; 3. Jason Anderson (Kawasaki) +08.954 … 7. Justin Barcia (GASGAS) +21.717; 20. Justin Starling (GASGAS)
Championship Standings – After Six Rounds
1. Hunter Lawrence (Honda) 73 points; 2. Max Anstie (Honda) 62; 3. Nate Thrasher (Yamaha) 57 … 8. Michael Mosiman (GASGAS) 49
1. Eli Tomac (Yamaha) 160 points; 2. Cooper Webb (KTM) 158; 3. Chase Sexton (Honda) 155; … 7. Justin Barcia (GASGAS) 113; 21. Justin Starling (GASGAS) 20