Muc-Off/FXR/ClubMX Yamaha’s Enzo Lopes has had two very strong weekend’s to begin his 2023 Monster Power AMA Supercross marketing campaign. The Brazilian was quick all day in Anaheim earlier than a nasty begin held him to P6 on the evening however then at San Diego he holeshot his warmth race earlier than ending second after which began in second in the primary occasion earlier than ending fourth. He nonetheless wasn’t fairly the tempo of Jett Lawrence, RJ Hampshire, or Cameron McAdoo forward of him, however he’s actually wanting able to mixing it up this 12 months.
After the fourth place in San Diego, we caught up with Lopes to listen to what he considered his evening.
Racer X: Good all day, good in qualifying. Led the warmth race just a little, obtained up entrance in the primary. General, fairly good although you simply missed the field.
Enzo Lopes: No. It was unbelievable for me. It’s a private finest to get fourth, however such as you stated, the entire day felt unimaginable. Good in follow. Good within the warmth race to guide just a few laps and Hampshire obtained me. I used to be scuffling with my begins, to be trustworthy, earlier than then we labored actually laborious this week at Membership. Then to tug a holeshot within the warmth and a very good begin in the primary, it was fairly good. In the primary, I rode that tempo for a bit, however I’m simply lacking that endurance. However I’ve simply obtained to maintain progressing. I’m tremendous completely happy that I’ve the pace. Proper now I imagine I’m one of many guys, whereas earlier than I by no means actually believed as a result of I by no means had that pace. So, I’m simply tremendous stoked and completely happy to be right here.
Final week you form of began behind all people and needed to catch up, so this week with the ability to rise up there with them, did you study some stuff about what they’re doing or something you may take into subsequent time you’re up there?
Simply studying to be in that place. Two weekends in the past at A1, I used to be there within the warmth race but it surely’s not the identical in the primary. Then in the primary, Hampshire hit me on the beginning, so I used to be lifeless final, whereas this weekend I began in second behind Jett. It’s simply being in that place, working that tempo, feeling comfy being there. One thing I’ve by no means handled earlier than. That’s what I discovered. Simply tremendous, tremendous grateful.