News 12 Apr 2022

Added comfort of Sexton results in podium return

Third overall a strong comeback for the number 23.

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Team Honda HRC’s Chase Sexton experienced a positive night of Monster Energy Supercross in St. Louis, crediting added comfort onboard the CRF450R to his podium result.

Sexton opened the final Triple Crown of the season in the best way, leading every lap of the first main event to take a commanding victory, later finishing third in main events two and three to land second overall for the night.

“It was good to come out and get a win in the first race, I felt really good,” Sexton explained. “I felt good all day on the bike, definitely a lot more comfortable, I did some outdoor riding on our week off, then did a little bit of supercross testing last week. We found some things that helped, and I just felt a lot more comfortable which I think showed.

“The first start was really good which helped me in that first race, my starts fell off in the last two races but like everyone has said, everyone was on it. I had to kind of catch back up in that third one.

The result at Dome at America’s Centre was a welcome return to the podium for the number 23, his first since Daytona’s round nine. In previous weeks Sexton has had to overcome heavy falls in Detriot and Seattle, with the crash during qualifying at Lumen Field forcing him out of round 12 altogether. Sexton made his comeback at St. Louis.

“Overall it was a good building step, and happy to be healthy after all of my crashes I have had,” Sexton added. “Just looking to build, going back to Atlanta Speedway is pretty cool, I was pretty fond of it last year, so excited to go back there and try to get to the top step.”

Sexton scored two second-place finishes at Atlanta last season, as the 2022 Monster Energy Supercross Championship heads to Atlanta Motor Speedway for round 14 this Saturday.