Monday Kickstart: Toronto SX 2012

Space constraints at the Rogers Center forces some of the teams to pit out of the tunnels beneath the stadium. While most of the factory teams elected to make the trek across the street and back to their rigs, most of the privateers and a few of the support teams took refuge inside

 

 

Outside, the limited parking area prevented the teams from setting up their normal awnings, as the trailers were packed in, only a few feet away from each other.

 

Instead of the usual canopies that run the length of the trailer, several teams set up beneath the rear trailer lift gate and used walls to protect them from the elements. It drizzled on and off throughout the afternoon.

 

What does it look inside the makeshift "caves?" This is inside the JDR KTM team shelter. Here, Rene' Zapata tries to look busy.

 

Toronto marked Wil Hahn's debut aboard Trey Canard's Muscle Milk Honda CRF450R. Canard's mechanic, Brent Presnell, came with the bike!

 

We chatted with Roger DeCoster for a few minutes before the action got underway in Toronto. RD reports that Ryan Dungey goes in for an evaluation on his recently repaired collarbone this week, and will make a decision about his return to racing. "I know that Ryan will want to return to racing as soon as possible," he said. "Ultimately, it will be up to him whether he returns to Supercross or turns his attention to outdoor testing." Reports we heard later in the day had the former champion returning at New Orleans, in pursuit of a top-three overall finish.

 

Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki's Darryn Durham has been wearing an AllSport Dynamics wrist brace to protect the wrist he broke early in the year. "I can't even tell that I have it on any more," he said. "I love it."

 

"When the offer was presented to me, I jumped at the chance to fill in on Trey's bike," said Wil Hahn. "I've spent a lot of the time on the couch with injuries, and I was anxious to get back to action." Hahn did indicate that when the Western Regional Supercross Lites championship resumed in Seattle, he'll be back aboard his familiar Geico Honda CRF250R.