News 3 Feb 2020

Cianciarulo thankful for Oakland result considering limited bike time

Factory Kawasaki rider musters up impressive P4 in Northern California.

Image: Octopi Media.

Premier class rookie Adam Cianciarulo is thankful for being able to finish in the top five at Oakland’s Monster Energy Supercross considering he’s had limited time on the bike since his brutal crash the weekend prior in Glendale.

Cianciarulo admits he rode once during the week to ensure his tailbone was at an adequate level to allow him to race on Saturday night, where he eventually recorded an impressive showing to wind up fourth across the finish line.

The Monster Energy Kawasaki says he’s looking forward to increased recovery time ahead of San Deigo as he continues to feel the effects of the incident in Arizona.

“For me tonight we made great strides and for only riding one time this week to see if my tailbone was good to go, I am pretty pumped with the result,” Cianciarulo stated.

“I can’t thank the whole Monster Energy Kawasaki team enough for giving me a setup tonight that allowed me to do what I did after being a little banged up. I am looking forward to some more recovery this week and to come out swinging next week in San Diego.”

The Florida native is positioned sixth in the championship standings as the series heads to Petco Stadium this Saturday night.