Monday Kickstart – Glen Helen USGP
In case you didn’t know, the USGP made its return back to Glen Helen over the weekend after a year away. The fan attendance was low, but the racing action was great. Check out this edition of Monday Kickstart to see what you missed.
The track at Glen Helen had huge jumps, technical lines, and great racing action, but it missed one thing: fans. Like last year, the fan attendance fell short again this year, but it probably had to do with the rain Sunday morning. The cold temperatures and pouring rain hit Glen Helen hard after the warm and sunny day on Saturday.
One of the coolest thing about the Grand Prix races is the mechanic areas. Unlike the small space the mechanics get for the Nationals, Grand Prix riders pit in style.
For being his first race back since his injury from Bercy, Marvin Musquin didn't disappoint. Qualifying third on Saturday behind his teammates, Ken Roczen and Jeffrey Herlings, Musquin finished 11th overall. He ran up front in his first moto on Sunday, but he ran into troubles and had to head into his pit. In his second moto, he had a hard charge towards the front and eventually finished sixth.
On his CLS/Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki, Tommy Searle finished third overall with a 5-3 finish on Sunday.
You might remember Clement Desalle from Unadilla last year when he beat James Stewart in the first moto, and then he battled Ryan Dungey for the win in the second moto. His 2-2 finish was pretty impressive for an off-weekend race in the States, and his 1-1 finish was just as impressive at the USGP on Sunday. The MX Panda rode a near flawless race in both motos, and he now carries the red plate going into the next GP.
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