News 16 Feb 2022

Shift back to the east coast welcomed by Sexton

Consistency vital for Honda team hopeful in title race.

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Relocating to his base in Florida comes at a welcome time for Team Honda HRC’s Chase Sexton, as Monster Energy Supercross shifts to the east coast from Minneapolis this weekend.

The 21-year-old finished outside the top five for only the second time this year at Anaheim 3, claiming seventh in the main after admittedly losing some time through mistakes of his own.

“Anaheim 3 was a challenge all day,” Sexton explained. “I didn’t feel that great with the whoops section or the track itself – it wasn’t a good combination for me.

“I felt decent halfway through the main event and then made some mistakes, got squirrely a few times and lost ground. It was a frustrating night for me, I lost a good amount of points. I’m going to have to turn it back up when we go east.

“I’m going back to Florida this week, so I’m happy to go home and get back to a normal schedule. Hopefully, we can crank out some wins. Overall, I’m proud to get out of here healthy with how treacherous the track was and I look forward to Minneapolis.”

While it took Sexton the first two rounds to iron things out, he currently sits third in the championship standings, a string of strong results from San Diego – capturing a breakthrough 450SX victory – followed by two podiums at A2 and Glendale keeping the number 23 within striking distance of the red plate.