Phoenix Supercross: JDR / J-Star KTM Report

2011 AMA Supercross

JDR / J-Star / KTM rider Ryan Marmont showed flashes of brilliance in his heat race finishing an impressive 3rd overall to earn a good qualifying position into the Supercross Lites main.

In the main Supercross event, Marmont struggled after a crash and eventually finished in 17th overall.

The Australian Supercross rider, known for his good starts, didn’t disappoint in his Lites heat. Marmont nearly pulled the holeshot in his heat race before rounding the first turn in 2nd place. He eventually finished the race in 3rd place after holding off a large pack of riders for his qualifying position.

Ryan Marmont (KTM Supercross) says: "I felt strong in my heat race and am looking forward to carrying the momentum to the main event. I have been racing my race bike from the Australian Super X Series and it has been performing very well here."

Marmont didn’t get the great start he had hoped for in the main Supercross event, but still managed to muscle his way up through the pack and into the top ten in the first few laps. On lap three he tried to get around a rider but ran out of room to make the pass and washed out his front end.

Ryan Marmont says: "The crash set me back quite a ways and when I recovered I was a little disoriented. Everyone had passed me and I didn’t know what position I was in. I found it hard to get back into a rhythm so I just focused on finishing the race."

Marmont eventually finished 17th overall for the Supercross evening.

Ryan Marmont says: "The plan is to go back to Murrieta and train three days this week before heading to the third round in Los Angeles."

The second rider for the JDR/J-Star/KTM Supercross Team, Tye Simmonds, improved upon his performance this weekend but came up a few spots short of the main event gate.

Tye Simmonds (KTM Supercross) says: "I need to qualify from my heat races, but I have made small mistakes that have kept me from qualifying the past two weekends. This weekend I grabbed the holeshot in the LCQ but rode too tight and lost positions each lap and did not qualify. I know the areas that I need to work on and I will continue to train with the team each week until we get where we need to be."

2011 AMA Supercross Lites Overall Results:
1. Josh Hansen
2. Broc Tickle
3. Ryan Morais
4. Cole Seely
5. Eli Tomac
6. Tyla Rattray
7. James Decotis
8. Travis Baker
9. Martin Davalos
10. Kyle Cunningham
11. Jake Canada
12. Ben Evans
13. Bruce Rutherford
14. Antonio Balbi
15. Nick Paluzzi
16. Casey Hinson – KTM
17. Ryan Marmont – KTM
18. Scott Champion
19. Ken Roczen – KTM
20. Christian Craig

2011 Overall Point Standings SX Lites:
1. Josh Hansen – 50
2. Broc Tickle – 44
3. Ryan Morais – 35
4. Tyla Rattray – 35
5. Cole Seely – 34
6. Martin Davalos – 30
7. Eli Tomac – 27
8. Travis Baker – 26
9. Kyle Cunningham – 19
10. Nick Paluzzi – 18

2011 Overall Supercross Results:
1. James Stewart
2. Ryan Villopoto
3. Trey Canard
4. Chad Reed
5. Ryan Dungey
6. Justin Brayton
7. Andrew Short – KTM
8. Brett Metcalfe
9. Kyle Chisholm
10. Kyle Regal
11. David Millsaps
12. Nick Wey
13. Weston Pieck
14. Ivan Tedesco
15. Chris Blose
16. Thomas Hahn
17. Ryan Clark
18. Jeff Alessi
19. Kevin Windham
20. Austin Stroupe

2011 Overall Point Standings SX:
1. Ryan Villopoto – 47
2. James Stewart – 45
3. Ryan Dungey – 38
4. Trey Canard – 38
5. Chad Reed – 34
6. Brett Metcalfe – 26
7. Andrew Short – 25
8. Kyle Chisholm – 22
9. Ivan Tedesco – 21
10. Justin Brayton – 20