Ivan was dealt a difficult hand during the off-season. A less than stellar year (aside from one dominating day at the Thunder Valley National) in 2009 left factory teams looking elsewhere for riders. But like so many other racers, Hot Sauce was not ready to give up and in an eleventh hour deal, secured a ride with the Yamaha supported Valli Motorsports team. Considering the little amount of testing he and the team had heading into this season, IT9 has come out with some great finishes, including his first Supercross podium since 2006. Take a look at these shots of Ivan from earlier today at the Yamaha track and stay tuned for an interview with the big number nine.