News 6 Jul 2024

First career overall victory for Hymas at RedBud

Another moto win results in breakthrough performance for the Honda rider.

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Team Honda HRC’s Chance Hymas claimed his second career moto win and first career overall victory with a 4-1 day to win the RedBud National. A chaotic day saw Hymas just hold off his teammate Jo Shimoda to win the second moto and narrowly claim the overall.

Unfortunately, Hymas did have a penalty in the first moto for jumping on a red cross flag and was penalized five points. That didn’t impact the overall score on the day as he kept his P4 finishing position in the first moto, but it did prevent him from gaining in the championship as he scored the exact same amount of points as Haiden Deegan on the day.

The overall fight came down to Hymas versus Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Ty Masterpool. Masterpool won the first moto and was in third place in the second moto, which would have won him the overall, before he faded back to P5. Shimoda then could have won the overall as well if he passed Hymas as he would have gone 5-1 to Masterpool’s 1-5, but he wasn’t quite able to get it down. Masterpool then would go 1-5 for P2 on the day ahead of Shimoda’s 5-2 for P3.

Red Bull KTM’s Tom Vialle would end up fourth place on the day going 3-4. He crashed while leading the first moto and then struggled with a bad start in the second moto. Championship leader Haiden Deegan put his Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing machine P5 overall after a 2-6 day that featured a few moments in the second moto. It wasn’t an ideal day for the #38, but thanks to Hymas’ penalty, Deegan still leads the championship by 42 points.

Behind them, it was Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Levi Kitchen in sixth, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna’s Casey Cochran in seventh, Troy Lee Designs Red Bull GasGas’ Ryder DiFrancesco in eighth, Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing’s Max Anstie in ninth, and Muc-Off FXR ClubMX’s Mark Fineis rounded out the top 10.

There have now been three different winners through six rounds of the series, but Deegan continues to be the spearhead as he remains the only rider to win more than one overall. With five rounds left to go, Deegan’s championship lead remains large as the rest of the field starts to focus on collecting race wins.

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