Supercross/Motocross

AMA Motocross August 8, 2015 | New Berlin, N.Y. Results

Valli/Yamaha YZ250F-mounted Christophe Pourcel took his first AMA 250 MX overall win of the 2014 season with a resounding 1-2 performance at famed Unadilla in New Berlin, New York on Saturday, Aug. 9. The track’s deep ruts suited the Frenchman, who finally made good on the blistering speed he has shown all year long. With his eyes on a bigger prize, Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha’s Jeremy Martin went 3-1 for second overall, extending his points lead over rival Blake Baggett and Star Racing/Yamaha teammate Cooper Webb, who finished seventh in the first moto before retiring in the second. Also, Cycletrader.com/Rock River/Yamaha’s Alex Martin grabbed ninth overall with 12-10 motos.

Pourcel started the Unadilla race weekend by once again posting the fastest qualifying practice time, followed by Martin, with the pair more than 1.5 seconds quicker than any other rider in the field. In the first moto Pourcel grabbed the holeshot and then led from start to finish, holding on to outpace rival Marvin Musquin by just 0.682 seconds at the checkers. Martin started inside the top five and finished third – exactly the strategy needed to keep him advancing toward a championship. Meanwhile Webb started right behind Pourcel, then dropped back to finish seventh. "I love the track here and it really works for my style,” Pourcel said. “I'm grateful to be back on the podium and want to thank everyone for the support they have given me.”

In moto two, Pourcel once again got the holeshot, but this time Martin started in second, a better position to attack. He passed Pourcel for the lead on the seventh of 15 laps and then ran away to win his eighth moto of the year by a commanding 7.141-second margin of victory. Pourcel stayed in second for the remainder of the race, while Webb advanced from inside the top 10 to sixth before dropping out. Webb’s misfortune gave Martin some breathing room in his run for the championship. The bLU cRU rider now has a 66-point advantage over rival Blake Baggett with two rounds – just four motos totaling 100 points – remaining in the season. Yamaha motocross team manager Jim Perry said, “I was glad to see Christophe Pourcel finally get a win this season, and the 1-2 finish made it a great day for Yamaha.” In another honor for Yamaha over the weekend, Jeremy Martin was selected to represent Team USA in the upcoming Motocross of Nations event in Kegums, Latvia on Sept. 27-28 along with Ryan Dungey and Eli Tomac.

 Motocross Lites Results
 1 Christophe Pourcel  - YAM   
 2 Jeremy  Martin - YAM   
 3 Marvin Musquin   
 4 Justin Bogle   
 5 Blake Baggett   
 6 Dean Wilson   
 7 Joseph Savatgy   
 8 Chris Alldredge   
 9 Alex Martin - YAM   
 10 Shane McElrath   
 Standings after Round 10 of 12
 1  Jeremy  Martin - YAM 422 
 2  Blake Baggett 356 
 3  Cooper Webb - YAM 348 
 4  Marvin Musquin 329 
 5  Christophe Pourcel  - YAM 321 
 6  Justin Bogle 310 
 7  Jason Anderson 243 
 8  Cole Seely 225 
 9  Jessy Nelson 200 
 10  Dean Wilson 176 
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In the 450 class, Toyota/JGRMX/Yamaha’s Justin Brayton and teammate Phillip Nicoletti started well in both races aboard their YZ450Fs, with Brayton ultimately taking fifth with 6-7 motos and Nicoletti eighth with 7-9 motos.

 Motocross Results
 1 Ryan Dungey   
 2 Trey Canard   
 3 Eli Tomac   
 4 Ken Roczen   
 5 Justin Brayton - YAM   
 6 Andrew Short   
 7 Weston Peick   
 8 Phillip Nicoletti - YAM   
 9 Brett Metcalfe   
 10 Fredrik Noren   
 Standings after Round 10 of 12
 1  Ken Roczen 447 
 2  Ryan Dungey 440 
 3  Trey Canard 373 
 4  Brett Metcalfe 280 
 5  Eli Tomac 252 
 6  Andrew Short 247 
 7  Weston Peick 244 
 8  James Stewart 226 
 9  Josh Grant - YAM 218 
 10  Fredrik Noren 159 
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