News 21 Jan 2020

Anaheim 2 a 'rollercoaster ride' describes Cianciarulo

450SX rookie sixth at the third round of Supercross.

Image: Octopi Media.

Premier class rookie Adam Cianciarulo has described the third round of Monster Energy Supercross as a ‘rollercoaster ride’ after a mixed encounter at Anaheim’s Angel Stadium.

The Monster Energy Kawasaki rider once again qualified strongly before finishing runner-up in his heat, however the number nine declared a series of mistakes cost him in the 24-lap main, where he eventually crossed the line in sixth.

“Today was a bit of a rollercoaster ride for me,” Cianciarulo commented. “I was able to qualify on top again which always helps going into the night show. In my heat race, I was able to get out front but my buddy Ken [Roczen] got by and I settled into second.

“In the 450SX main event, despite my start, I felt like I was riding well and making good progress. I began to go forward and was able to make my way up to fourth, but unfortunately, I made some minor mistakes that cost me a better result.

“Sixth place isn’t where I want to be, but it is a long season and we are going to keep grinding. I am looking forward to the Triple Crown format next weekend in Glendale and the three gate drops we get to race.”

Cianciarulo is ranked fifth in the series standings, 10 points behind red-plate holder Ken Roczen (Team Honda HRC).