AMA Motocross National - Pala - Round 1
The season kicked off today and with a good start Moto1 Anderson went down in lap 1 setting him back to 15th. Anderson would climb to 10th by the checker flag. In Moto2 Anderson finished 4th for 6th overall for the day.
Marvin Musquin went 10th in Moto1 and 7th in Moto2 for 7th overall.
“It was not terrible day but we definitely need to keep building,” Anderson said. “In the first moto, I had a good start and tipped over while running fifth but I was able to make it back to 10th. In the second moto, I charged up the whole moto and was able to end up fourth, which was a good ride for me.”
Musquin: “I knew competition would be very tough and a good start would be key. I was happy with my practice, qualifying second, and felt good going into the motos. In both of my motos, my first lap was no good and I was not aggressive enough and making huge mistakes. After that, I had to fight back but it was very difficult to make passes on this track. I was battling with Tomac in both motos, so that tells you the level of competition in the top-10. I’m not super happy with the result on paper. I did a couple good things but overall, I can do better, so let’s do it again next weekend.”
RJ Hampshire finished 3rd in Moto1 and while in podium position in Moto2 came together with Vohland and managed a 9th for 5th overall.
Jalek Swoll went 12th in Moto1 and 13th in Moto2 for 11th overall.
Stilez Robertson went 10th in Moto1 and 18th in Moto2 for 14th overall.
“I’m happy to be back at the races,” Hampshire said. “I felt good all day. The first moto, I didn’t get a great start but we made some good passes and held onto third, which was sweet coming off injury and getting back racing. Looking at our speed and comfort this weekend, I know we have a lot to build on and we will be better.”
AMA Pro Motocross 2021, Round 1 – Pala, CA
6. Jason Anderson (Husqvarna)
7. Marvin Musquin (KTM)
5. RJ Hampshire (Husqvarna)
11. Jalek Swoll (Husqvarna)
14. Stilez Robertson (Husqvarna)
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