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Timed qualifying has just come to a close at the 2018 Oakland Supercross, the fifth round of the 2018 Monster Energy Supercross Series. Riders spent the morning learning lines on the challenging track that has been built at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, and with a close pace run by all in the field, we should be in for an exceptional afternoon of racing. Have a look at our quick recap and the results below…
250 CLASS | TIMED QUALIFYING REPORT
– Adam Cianciarulo was impossible to stop in the afternoon qualifying sessions, as the Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki rider clocked a 51.551 lap time, the quickest lap of any competitor at today’s race.
– Shane McElrath made it a point to get to the front of the pack as quickly as he could during both sessions and the clear track allowed the Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM rider to turn a 51.735 lap, which put him second overall in the class.
– Christain Craig was consistently quick in both sessions and a 51.840 time put the GEICO Honda rider third in the 250 class.
– Chase Sexton’s stellar rookie season continues, as the GEICO Honda rider was fourth-fastest in the class with a 52.093 lap.
– Justin Hill maintained a smooth flow around the entire track on his AutoTrader/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing bike in the sessions and a 52.188 put him fifth overall in the class.
– Missed time due to a collarbone break didn’t seem to slow Alex Martin down. In his first race since Anaheim One, the Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM rider was ninth fastest in the class.
450 CLASS | TIMED QUALIFYING REPORT
– Justin Barcia’s return to true form continued in the practice sessions. The Monster Energy/Knich/Yamaha Factory Racing rider clocked the quickest lap of any 450 rider, a 51.798, a first for him this Supercross season.
– Marvin Musquin’s return to form from his shoulder injury continues, but the Red Bull KTM rider was plenty quick in the practice sessions. A 51.900 time put him second overall in the final standings.
– Rockstar Energy Racing Husqvarna rider Jason Anderson quietly posted the third fastest lap of the 450 class late in the final session, a 51.913.
– Cole Seely showed serious speed in both practice sessions, as the Team Honda HRC rider topped the timesheets in the first practice. When the pace changed in the final outing, Seely was ranked fourth overall with a 51.947.
– After a few rough weeks, it looks like Cooper Webb is getting comfortable on the track. The Monster Energy/Knich/Yamaha Factory Racing rider was fifth fastest in the 450 class at 52.394.
– Tyler Bowers stunned many with his pace in Timed Qualifying. The Kawasaki-mounted privateer hovered near the top-five through both sessions and in the end, his 52.602 lap put him seventh overall, right between Monster Energy Kawasaki factory racers Josh Grant and Eli Tomac.