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Honda’s Hahn Maintains 250 Supercross Points Lead after Toronto

GEICO Honda's Wil Hahn
GEICO Honda’s Wil Hahn

2013 Monster Energy AMA Supercross

The impressive journey of GEICO Honda 250 Supercross rider Wil Hahn continued Saturday night with a gut-check runner-up finish at the Roger’s Centre in downtown Toronto. Hahn remains close to perfect on the 250 SX season with six podium finishes in six starts, including two victories and two second-place results.

Wil Hahn (GEICO Honda CRF250R Supercross) says: “It’s crazy to say this but second place doesn’t feel that great tonight. I need wins. I need to get back to riding like I did in Atlanta and St. Louis (both wins). I can’t have starts like I did tonight and expect to win the championship. I need to do better.”

Hahn’s lead in the 250SX East points standings was trimmed from nine to six as rival Marvin Musquin won his third race in a row. Like Hahn, Musquin had no Supercross victories until this season.

There are three races left on the 250SX East schedule — Houston, Minneapolis and Las Vegas.

Wil Hahn says: “The championship battle between me and Marvin is going to come down to the wire, it looks like. I’m really happy we’re going back to Texas, my home state, and it’s cool we have a weekend off for Easter because that gives me another week to get my head straight and remind myself what got me the red plate in the first place. You’re going to see a different rider in Texas.”

Hahn’s teammate, Zach Bell, crashed hard in the second practice session and was unable to continue. After being examined on site by the Asterisk medical team, he was transported to a local hospital for further evaluation. Doctors there executed a battery of tests and determined Bell’s injuries consisted of deep bruises on his left shoulder and back. They recommended he ice the affected areas and take the rest of the night off, a directive he followed.

Zach Bell (GEICO Honda CRF250R Supercross) says: “It was a little scary at first because I couldn’t get a breath, It was a really hard hit and my arm was hurting. I tried to ride back to the pits but the pain in my arm was enough that I decided to go to the Asterisk trailer. They wanted some extra tests run so I went to the hospital. I’m going to keep it iced for a few days and let my doctor back home examine it again when the swelling goes down.

“We’ll have to see how I feel in a few days. We do have Easter break next weekend so the timing was good, I guess, for having an injury like this. I’m just glad nothing was broken. I’ll do everything I can to ride again.”

The next stop on the Monster Energy Supercross tour takes place April 6 at Reliant Stadium in Houston.

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