News 10 Mar 2020

Webb 'healed up good enough' to challenge for wins

Defending champion on the podium in Florida.

Image: Octopi Media.

Reigning 450SX champion Cooper Webb is confident he’s adequately healed from his injuries sustained in Arlington that he should be able to challenge for main event wins.

The Red Bull KTM Factory Racing contender, who suffered multiple hematomas in Texas last month, finished third at Daytona’s 10th round of Monster Energy Supercross on Saturday, although he was unable to press Eli Tomac (Monster Energy Kawasaki) or Ken Roczen (Team Honda HRC) for the top spot.

“I felt like I put myself in a good position,” Webb commented. “I was in second and a little way back and Eli [Tomac] was able to get me. I started making a lot of mistakes and let him get away.

“It’s good to be on the podium, so I’m stoked on that but I’m going to work this week. I think I’m at a point where I’ve finally healed up good enough to try to contend, so I’ll take the podium but I really want to get another win.”

Webb still holds onto third in the standings, 29 points behind leader Tomac as the series heads to Indianapolis this weekend.