Circle K Unadilla National Results

Saturday, August 10, 2019 | 9:55 PM

Roczen Dominant at Unadilla to Take his Third Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Win of the Season


Ferrandis Takes Second Consecutive Win in the 250 Class


NEW BERLIN, N.Y. (August 10, 2019) – The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, made its return to racing following its final break of the season for its 10th round of the 2019 season, with the 34th running of the Circle K Unadilla National from Unadilla MX Park. Team HRC Honda’s Ken Roczen swept the 450 Class at Unadilla to take his third win of the season. In the 250 Class, Monster Energy/Star/Yamaha Racing’s Dylan Ferrandis captured his second consecutive victory, giving him three wins on the season.

Roczen was dominant both motos en route to his third win of the season.
Roczen was dominant both motos en route to his third win of the season. Jeff Kardas

The first 450 Class moto got underway with Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Eli Tomac capturing his second Holeshot over Rocky Mountain ATV/MC-WPS-KTM’s Justin Bogle and Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Zach Osborne. The German Ken Roczen started the race on a tear as he blasted through the field and muscled his way by Tomac to lead the opening lap. Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Marvin Musquin was credited in third, followed by Bogle and Osborne.

Roczen quickly sprinted out to a multi-second lead in the opening laps, while Tomac continued to give chase in second. As the race closed in on the halfway point of the 30-minute-plus-two-lap moto, Roczen extended his lead to more than 10 seconds, while Musquin started applying heavy pressure on Tomac. Shortly after, Musquin used a strong drive on an uphill to pull alongside Tomac and make the pass stick for second.

With Roczen holding a commanding lead out front over Musquin, the battle began to heat up for the final podium position as Monster Energy/Yamaha Factory Racing’s Justin Barcia was searching for a way around Tomac. On Lap 10, Barcia took control of second, bumping Tomac outside of the top three.

At the finish it was Roczen taking his fourth moto win of the season with 15.2 seconds to spare on the runner-up Musquin. Barcia completed the podium to take his first podium result of the season, while Tomac dropped to seventh after leading early.

Musquin was in the hunt early and finished second best in class.
Musquin was in the hunt early and finished second best in class. Jeff Kardas

As the 450 Class field exited the first turn to start Moto 2 it was Musquin emerging with his third Holeshot of 2019, narrowly edging out Osborne and Barcia. In an attempt to get himself to the front quickly, Barcia lost the front end in a high speed sweeping turn, losing valuable positions. At the completion of the opening lap Musquin led the way with Osborne and Roczen in hot pursuit.

With a clear track advantage, Musquin pushed hard to try and distance himself from the riders behind him, however, first moto winner Roczen made the move on Osborne to takeover second and would soon find himself hot on the heels of Musquin. On Lap 3, Roczen grabbed a handful of throttle and launched into the lead. Musquin quickly reacted in an attempt to strike back, but Roczen held on to the top spot.

Similar to the first moto, Roczen’s impressive efforts out front continued as he once again built a commanding lead, taking his fifth moto win of the season by 22.4 seconds over Musquin. A late race charge by Tomac allowed him to make the move on Osborne and take the final step of the podium in third.

Osborne's consistency carried him to the final step of the podium in third.
Osborne's consistency carried him to the final step of the podium in third. Jeff Kardas

Roczen secured his 18th career victory via 1-1 moto scores. Musquin’s consistent riding carried him to second overall (2-2), just ahead of Osborne in third (4-4).

“I haven’t done anything the last few weeks,” said Roczen. “My body needed to get some rest. Today was just odd. I told myself yesterday I wanted to go 1-1 and I was able to come out and do that today, including qualifying fastest. I’m really happy how we ended the weekend here at Unadilla.”

Despite an off day, Tomac still holds a 40-point lead over Musquin in the championship standings. Roczen trails Musquin by a single point in third.

Tomac rebounded from a difficult first moto to finish fourth overall.
Tomac rebounded from a difficult first moto to finish fourth overall. Jeff Kardas

The opening 250 Class moto of the afternoon saw Monster Energy/Star/Yamaha Racing’s Justin Cooper emerge with his class-leading seventh Holeshot of the season ahead of Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Adam Cianciarulo and FCC/Signation privateer Jerry Robin. As Cooper quickly set the pace out front with Cianciarulo in tow, Ferrandis began to make moves and overtook Robin before the completion of the opening lap.

Cianciarulo applied heavy pressure on Cooper in the early minutes of the moto, but Cooper was able to respond and open a small cushion. Ferrandis, who started just outside of the top three, began to inch up on the front-runners and had his sights set on the lead group. A mistake by Cooper through the rollers on Lap 5 sent him to the ground, surrendering the lead to Cianciarulo. Cooper picked himself up to remount in fourth position, just behind GEICO Honda’s Chase Sexton.

Once in the lead, Cianciarulo used a clear track to consistently click off laps, maintaining a slight advantage over his championship rival Ferrandis. When the checkered flag waved, it was Cianciarulo who held on to take his seventh moto victory of the season by 3.6 seconds over Ferrandis. Behind the lead duo, Sexton claimed his third moto podium finish of the season, followed by Cooper.

Ferrandis claimed his third overall win of the 2019 season.
Ferrandis claimed his third overall win of the 2019 season. Rich Shepherd

The deciding 250 Class moto once again saw a Star Yamaha lead the field through the first turn as Ferrandis earned his first Holeshot of the season with teammate Cooper and Cianciarulo in tow. Cooper quickly went after his teammate out front and made an attempt for the lead, however, Ferrandis would shut the door and hang on. Ferrandis led the opening lap, followed by Cianciarulo and Cooper.

Knowing that every point in the championship matters, Cianciarulo had his sights set on Ferrandis for the race lead. On Lap 2, Sexton used his race craft to takeover third from Cooper and quickly focused in on the two riders out front. Every time Cianciarulo appeared to make a run at Ferrandis, the Frenchman would counteract and prevent his rival from picking up momentum.

With the race winding down, Ferrandis remained consistent at the head of the 40-rider field to keep Cianciarulo at bay and take his seventh moto win of the season by 1.1 seconds. Cianciarulo finished just behind in second, followed by Sexton in third.

Cianciarulo was second on the day and maintains a 28 point lead.
Cianciarulo was second on the day and maintains a 28 point lead. Jeff Kardas

Ferrandis’ better second moto finish gave him the edge in a tiebreaker with Cianciarulo for his fourth career victory (2-1). Cianciarulo finished runner-up overall (1-2) on the day, while Sexton earned his second overall podium of the season in third (3-3).

“Today, the track was very challenging and rough,” said Ferrandis. “My bike setup was not perfect in the first moto, but the team made some changes for me between motos and I think that really helped me heading into the second moto. I’m happy to grab another win, my second in a row, and need to keep it going into the final two rounds for a shot at the championship.”

Cianciarulo’s tiebreaker finish with Ferrandis was good enough to keep his championship lead at 28 points. Cooper maintains his solid hold of third, 59 points out of the lead.

Sexton rounded out the overall podium in third.
Sexton rounded out the overall podium in third. Jeff Kardas

The 2019 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship will continue next weekend for the penultimate round of the championship on Saturday, August 17, at the legendary Budds Creek Motocross Park. First motos of the GEICO Motorcycle Budds Creek National can be seen live on MAVTV at 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET. The second motos will be aired via tape delay on NBCSN at 1 p.m. PT / 4 p.m. ET. Additionally, all motos can be watched live on the NBC Sports Gold app.

Unadilla - 450 Class

- New Berlin, NY

1Ken Roczen Mattstedt, Germany1 - 1 Honda CRF450
2Marvin Musquin La Reole, France2 - 2 KTM 450 SX-F FE
3Zach Osborne Abingdon, VA4 - 4 Husqvarna FC 450
4Eli Tomac Cortez, CO7 - 3 Kawasaki KX450
5Jason Anderson Edgewood, NM5 - 5 Husqvarna FC 450
6Justin Barcia Monroe, NY3 - 10 Yamaha YZ450F
7Joey Savatgy Thomasville, GA6 - 6 Kawasaki KX450
8Benny Bloss Oak Grove, MO9 - 7 KTM 450 SX-F FE
9Justin Bogle Cushing, OK10 - 9 KTM 450 SX-F FE
10Dean Wilson Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom8 - 11 Husqvarna FC 450
Full Results

450 Class Standings - 2019

1Eli Tomac Cortez, CO521
2Ken Roczen Mattstedt, Germany463
3Marvin Musquin La Reole, France451
4Jason Anderson Edgewood, NM407
5Zach Osborne Abingdon, VA403
6Cooper Webb Newport, NC324
7Justin Barcia Monroe, NY315
8Fredrik Noren Lidköping, Sweden240
9Justin Bogle Cushing, OK222
10Blake Baggett Grand Terrace, CA175
Full Standings

Unadilla - 250 Class

- New Berlin, NY

1Dylan Ferrandis Avignon, France2 - 1 Yamaha YZ250F
2Adam Cianciarulo Port Orange, FL1 - 2 Kawasaki KX250F
3Chase Sexton La Moille, IL3 - 3 Honda CRF250
4Justin Cooper Cold Spring Harbor, NY4 - 4 Yamaha YZ250F
5Colt Nichols Muskogee, OK5 - 6 Yamaha YZ250F
6Shane McElrath Canton, NC8 - 5 KTM 250 SX-F FE
7Alex Martin Millville, MN7 - 10 Suzuki Rm-z250
8R.J. Hampshire Hudson, FL12 - 7 Honda CRF250
9Garrett Marchbanks Coalville, UT13 - 9 Kawasaki KX250F
10Ty Masterpool Fallon, NV11 - 13 Yamaha YZ250F
Full Results

250 Class Standings - 2019

1Adam Cianciarulo Port Orange, FL519
2Dylan Ferrandis Avignon, France499
3Justin Cooper Cold Spring Harbor, NY461
4R.J. Hampshire Hudson, FL337
5Chase Sexton La Moille, IL316
6Alex Martin Millville, MN305
7Colt Nichols Muskogee, OK292
8Michael Mosiman Sebastopol, CA290
9Shane McElrath Canton, NC285
10Hunter Lawrence Landsborough, Queensland, Australia252
Full Standings

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