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Round 1 of the Great Outdoors

It’s that time, the Great Outdoors at upon us. The 2016 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship commenced this end of the week with the first round at the really popular Hangtown MX. The current year’s race was somewhat extraordinary, as the climate was cooler than in year’s past. That didn’t change the wonderful hustling on the track, that saw Joey Savatgy command in the 250 class and Ken Roczen flee from the field in the 450 class. On the off chance that you missed it, here are the features and race report underneath:

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 21, 2016) – The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, displayed by AMA Pro Racing, commenced its 2016 season on Saturday evening with the 48th Annual GoPro Hangtown Motocross Classic at Prairie City SVRA. In the head 450 Class, RCH Soaring Eagle/Jimmy John’s/Suzuki Factory Racing’s Ken Roczen put forth a solid opening expression in his journey for a moment title, commanding both motos in transit to his seventh-profession win. In the 250 Class, Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Joey Savatgy cleared the days motos to secure his second profession triumph and seize control of the early focuses lead.

Ken Roczen – Hangtown MX 2016

Ken Roczen left the field for 1-1 and the Overall.

The initial 450 Class moto of the season saw Team Honda HRC’s Cole Seely beat his partner Trey Canard for the holeshot, with shielding champion and Red Bull KTM rider Ryan Dungey in third and Roczen fourth. The four riders maneuver for position, with Roczen at last influencing a few great goes to move into the lead on the opening lap, with Canard to second, Seely third and Dungey fourth. The unmistakable track enabled Roczen to set a torrid pace early, opening a multi-second lead over the field. Dungey fought his way into second by Lap 2 and could eradicate some of his shortage to Roczen, yet was eventually unfit to draw sufficiently near to mount a test.

Cole Seely – Hangtown MX 2016

Cole Seely battled in the main moto.

Early incident for Canard permitted Seely to settle easily in third, which he clutched for most of the moto, yet in the late stages Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Eli Tomac had battled his way from a twelfth place begin to challenge Seely for third, making the pass on Lap 13.

Ryan Dungey – Hangtown MX 2016

 

Roczen’s 1-1 exertion gave him his second win at Hangtown.

“We’re in a way preferred position over we were a year ago [when I came in hurt]. That is all behind us and now I can go out and can concentrate on my riding. I’m extremely with the bicycle,” said Roczen. “I’ve generally done well at Hangtown, yet today [the track] was extremely unique. It [had notches] and was hard in specific spots. It’s pleasant to get the primary [race] off the beaten path. I need to bring [my best effort] each and every end of the week. I played make up for lost time a year ago [with the injury], so this season I have an opportunity to begin new and fabricate energy. I’m happy I place myself in a decent position, however it’s as yet a difficult year.”

Dungey completed in the sprinter up spot (2-2) for the 6th straight season. In spite of a couple of fourth-put completes, Tomac adjusted the general platform in third.

“General today was better than average. Two seconds is great, however when you take a gander at the two races exclusively we could shut down on [Roczen’s] lead in the principal moto. In the second moto he could stretch out beyond me and truly [open a] hole. I began to make sense of some new lines and shut in once more, which is empowering. I truly was endeavoring to adjust to the bicycle and find that solace today. I don’t ordinarily do that, however I trust everybody at KTM and know we’re the place we need to be. Cycle 1 was great and we will improve step by step.” Roczen’s moto clear helped him open a six-point lead over Dungey in the underlying 450 Class standings. Tomac sits third, 14 focuses back.