News 30 Jan 2021

Tomac, Lawrence quickest after Indianapolis qualifying

Supercross resumes with first of three rounds at Lucas Oil Stadium.

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Defending Monster Energy Supercross champion Eli Tomac has qualified quickest in Indianapolis, as Jett Lawrence (Team Honda HRC) topped 250SX East.

Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Tomac set the bar heading into the night show in what was a really tight session on the time-sheets.

With the top 10 all logging laps in the 47s range, it was Tomac’s 47.194s leading Red Bull KTM’s Marvin Musquin and the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna of Zach Osborne taking the top three spots.

Adam Cianciarulo (Monster Energy Kawasaki) laid down a lap that put him just 0.004s off of Osborne, with Team Honda HRC’s Ken Roczen (Team Honda HRC) rounding out the top five.

The trio of Malcolm Stewart (Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha), Justin Brayton (Muc-off Honda) and Martin Davalos (Team Tedder KTM) took the next three spots, all separated by just 0.030s.

Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha’s rookie Dylan Ferrandis ended up ninth and the final spot in the top 10 was last week’s race winner Cooper Webb (Red Bull KTM) with a 47.995s.

Unfortunately for Dean Wilson, the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna rider attempted to ride today, but pulled out following the first timed session due to injuries from his mid-week crash.

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After a tip-over on the first lap of the second qualifying session, Lawrence emerged as the fastest rider in 250SX East with a 47.278s.

Lawrence was closely by Christian Craig (Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha), 0.294s in arrears, while Michael Mosiman (TLD Red Bull GasGas) put in a good run in the closing moments of the session to take third.

Next, co-red plate-holder Colt Nichols (Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha) rounded out riders with laps in the 47s range at 47.865s from Jo Shimoda (Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki), who completed the top five and was followed by Mitchell Oldenburg (Muc-Off Honda).

Seventh place was taken by Red Bull KTM’s Max Vohland, who unfortunately caused a red flag with three minutes left in the session. The rookie had to be carted off the track and will likely sit out the rest of the evening.

Josh Osby (Phoenix Racing Honda) clocked a 48.897s for eighth position, as Thomas Do (KTM) and Hunter Schlosser (Yamaha) took the last two spots in the top 10 with 49.147s and 49.629s respectively.

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