CORONA, CA – May 30, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Round 2 of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship brought the Monster Energy/ Pro Circuit/ Kawasaki Team to Glen Helen Raceway this past Saturday. The team quickly set the tone for the day during qualifying, with newest member Austin Forkner finishing fastest in second practice and 2nd overall. In Moto 1, Austin finished 3rd and earned his first podium finish of his professional career.
First Moto Podium for Forkner
Austin Forkner continues to impress and prove himself as he rides closer and closer to an overall podium finish. His 3rd place finish in Moto 1 and 6th place finish in Moto 2 gave Austin an overall finish of 4th at Glen Helen. With ten more rounds left in the season, watch for Austin Forkner to land on the top of the box soon!
“Today was great! Practice went really well. When it came to the motos, I had two great starts and my first podium. In the second moto I felt much faster and was catching the lead group until I went down and finally ended fourth. Overall, to be beat by two, two-time champions isn’t bad at all… I learned a lot today and I’m looking forward to Colorado.”
Savatgy Looks Forward
In early morning practices, all eyes were on points leader Joey Savatgy. Boasting some of the fastest lap times, he entered the motos prepared and ready to ride. In both races, Joey did not get the starts he had hoped for. Throughout the races, he made passes as he made his way to the front of the line. At the end of the day he would finish in 7th overall and salvage valuable points. As the season goes on, Joey Savatgy is determined to regain the points lead and return the red plates to his KX250F!
“Today didn’t quite go our way. We started the day off on the right foot by qualifying well but couldn’t quite get my starts dialed in, which hurt us in the long run. It’s a long season and this is only one race of many, so I’m looking forward to rebuilding and heading to Colorado.”
Adam Keeps Pushing
After recently returning to racing, Adam Cianciarulo continues to improve. Carefully maneuvering throughout the track, he was able to make passes throughout both motos. As he became more comfortable throughout the day, he began to push himself and finished the day in an overall 11th. Adam Cianciarulo looks forward to riding to victory in front of the Colorado crowd next week!
“We’re improving. Our starts improved a lot today and I felt strong for all 30 minutes in both motos. We’re continuing to look forward and build on each race.”
Progress for Tonus
Arnaud Tonus has now finished his second race after returning from a previous injury. Each week, he has continued to show improvements. Throughout the day, he worked on his performance and finished in an overall 12th. Hungry for a win, Arnaud Tonus is ready to unleash and lead the pack!
“I felt way better this weekend. Overall from the first practice to the end of the second moto I felt good. It’s such a relief to finally see improvements in myself and the bike.”
250MX Results From Glen Helen
1. Alex Martin, Yamaha- 44
2. Jeremy Martin, Yamaha- 43
3. Cooper Web, Yamaha- 43
4. Austin Forkner, Monster Energy/ Pro Circuit/ Kawasaki- 36
5. Aaron Plessinger, Yamaha-31
6. Jessy Nelson, KTM- 28
7. Joey Savatgy, Monster Energy/ Pro Circuit/ Kawasaki- 26
8. Zachary Osbourne, Husqvarna- 26
9. RJ Hampshire, Honda- 25
10. Martin Davalos, Husqvarna- 19
11. Adam Cianciarulo, Monster Energy/ Pro Circuit/ Kawasaki- 17
12. Arnaud Tonus, Monster Energy/ Pro Circuit/ Kawasaki- 17
250MX Overall Championship Point Standings
1. Alex Martin, Yamaha- 79
2. Cooper Webb, Yamaha- 77
3. Joey Savatgy, Monster Energy/ Pro Circuit/ Kawasaki- 76
4. Jeremy Martin, Yamaha- 75
5. Aaron Plessinger, Yamaha- 63
6. Austin Forkner, Monster Energy/ Pro Circuit/ Kawasaki- 58
7. Jessy Nelson, KTM- 57
8. Zachary Osbourne, Husqvarna- 45
9. RJ Hampshire, Honda- 41
10. Tristan Charboneau, Honda- 36
11. Adam Cianciarulo, Monster Energy/ Pro Circuit/ Kawasaki- 36
16. Arnaud Tonus, Monster Energy/ Pro Circuit/ Kawasaki- 23