Georgia Dome Supercross: KTM Report

AMA Supercross Results

Red Bull/KTM rider Andrew Short put together another solid performance finishing sixth at the eighth round of the AMA Supercross Series at the Georgia Dome.

Short had a decent day turning the 10th fastest lap time in the afternoon Supercross qualifying. His teammate, Mike Alessi, was able to qualify 12th fastest. As a result both KTM riders were placed in the first heat.

In the Supercross heat both riders got a decent start near the top five. Alessi just edged out Short off the start and the two teammates battled throughout the eighth lap heat.

Near the final lap Short was able to put a pass on Alessi and take over fourth position. Short would go on to finish 4th while Alessi finished 5th.

In the main event, Short got off to an okay start rounding the first turn in eighth. Alessi didn’t have as good of a jump and came around the first corner around 15th.

Short had a great first few laps on the KTM SXF350 moving from eighth place quickly up to sixth. When Trey Canard crashed early in the race, Short was able to capitalize on the crash and move into fifth place.

Once in 5th, Short remained consistent and maintained his position throughout the majority of the race. Meanwhile, Alessi had some problems as he was trying to come up through the pack. Midway into the race, Alessi suffered a crash that put him at the back of the pack. He would eventually finish the night in 18th.

On the final lap, Canard had caught back up to Short. The Red Bull/KTM rider tried as he could to hold off the hard-charging Canard as they completed the final lap. Unfortunately, Canard was able to make the pass with a few turns to go and grabbed the 5th spot while Short went on to finish sixth.

Andrew Short (KTM Supercross) says: "Overall I was happy with my ride tonight. My first five laps were really good and I was able to move into the top five. I’m bummed Trey got around me at the end but I am still happy to be close to the top five. We are continuing to make great progress every week."

Next Race: Daytona Supercross – March 5, 2011

Atlanta Georgia Dome AMA Supercross Overall Results
1. Ryan Villopoto
2. Ryan Dungey
3. Chad Reed
4. James Stewart
5. Trey Canard
6. Andrew Short – KTM
7. Justin Brayton
8. Kevin Windham
9. Ivan Tedesco
10. Brett Metcalfe
11. Davi Millsaps
12. Nick Wey
13. Kyle Regal
14. Chris Blose
15. Tye Simmonds – KTM
16. Matt Boni
17. Fabien Izoird
18. Mike Alessi – KTM
19. Antonio Balbi
20. Kyle Partridge

Overall Supercross Point Standings
1. Ryan Villopoto – 171
2. James Stewart – 161
3. Chad Reed – 150
4. Trey Canard – 146
5. Ryan Dungey – 145
6. Andrew Short – 110
7. Brett Metcalfe – 104
8. Justin Brayton – 90
9. David Millsaps – 88
10. Ivan Tedesco – 78