News 2 Jul 2022

Tomac and Shimoda fastest qualifiers at RedBud

The fields are set for the fifth round of the Pro Motocross Championship.

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Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing’s Eli Tomac and Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Jo Shimoda have first pick of the gates at the fifth round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship at RedBud, MI, after qualifying fastest in their classes.

Eli Tomac ‘s 450MX qualifying time of 2m 02.794s came from the first qualifying session of the day.

Monster Energy Kawasaki rider Jason Anderson logged the second-fastest lap of the morning, with his 2m 03.505s coming early in the second qualifying session, ahead of his team-mate, Joseph Savatgy in third.

Current series leader, Chase Sexton (Team Honda HRC) finished the sessions in fourth, with Christian Craig (Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing) in fifth.

Team Honda HRC’s Ken Roczen posted the sixth-fastest time from Ryan Dungey (Red Bull KTM), while Max Anstie (Fire Power Honda) finished P8 after on his debut ride with his new team.

P9 and P10 were claimed by Alex Martin (Team Muc-Off FXR ClubMX Yamaha) and Shane McElrath (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna).

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In the 250MX class, Jo Shimoda shone in the second qualifying session to register the quickest lap-time and send a clear message to his rivals.

Shimoda’s time of 2m 03.742s was just 1/100th of a second quicker than that of Team Honda HRC’s Hunter Lawrence, who set his best lap of 2m 03.753s in the first qualifying session.

Finishing in third was series leader, Jett Lawrence (Team Honda HRC), as Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing rookies Nicholas Romano and Levi Kitchen finished fourth and fifth respectively.

P6-10 were filled by Justin Cooper (Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing), RJ Hampshire (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna), Stilez Robertson (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna), Seth Hammaker (Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki) and Michael Mosiman (TLD Red Bull GasGas).

Detailed results