Stats, Rider Quotes, & Extra from 2023 Anaheim 1 Supercross


Dylan Ferrandis | 4th

“It was a superb day. Actually, it was the very best opening spherical for me within the 450 class. I had an opportunity to be on the field tonight. I used to be third sooner or later in the primary occasion, however a small mistake value me the rostrum. In the long run, I completed fourth and was proper on the wheel of the third man, so it’s a superb outcome, and I’m actually pleased with that first race. Actually, after two very unhealthy seasons in supercross, it’s good to be again within the combine and again to preventing for podiums. I do know what I’m able to, and I believe tonight, I didn’t race to my full potential. I do know I’ve a small margin to enhance, and I’m prepared for subsequent week. The brand new bike is simply so significantly better for me in supercross. I believe we proved it tonight with Eli. He gained, and I completed fourth. It’s a superb begin to the season for us.”

Mentioned Monster Power Yamaha Star Racing 450 Workforce Supervisor Jeremy Coker:

“It was an outstanding day! It couldn’t have gone any higher, particularly for the debut of a brand new bike. Dylan and Eli have been glad all day. They’d a superb apply, good qualifying, an superior warmth race with a 1-2 end, and good begins all evening. That was the important thing to this race and this weekend – to have good begins, lead some laps and be up entrance. The primary occasion was superior. Eli was off to a superb begin and led a variety of laps. Sadly, he went down, however he stored his head centered. He knew, and we knew that he might nonetheless win, and he stored the strain on and pulled off an outstanding win. Dylan additionally rode an incredible major occasion and has made a giant turnaround from final season; it’s fairly superior. We’ll simply preserve pushing ahead.”

Ken Roczen | fifth

“Our weekend at Anaheim was a enjoyable one, however a really gnarly one. We’ve had a variety of rain right here currently on the west coast so the observe for the primary race was very distinctive, very tough, and fairly presumably one of many gnarliest supercross tracks that I’ve ever ridden. General, I’m stoked to get away with a top-five. We didn’t blow something out of the water, and we didn’t do absolutely the biggest, however on the identical time we’ve got one thing sturdy to construct on and I am tremendous stoked about it. Most significantly, we didn’t crash all day and we acquired out of right here wholesome; we noticed a variety of actual unhealthy crashes and we have been in a position to preserve it rubber aspect down and that was crucial to us to maintain constructing.”

Colt Nichols |sixth

“It was somewhat chaotic all through the day, however issues got here round. I began out making it by means of the warmth race unscathed. I went into the primary and acquired a extremely good begin and sort of fumbled the primary little straightaway and went from first to love sixth. [laughs] I didn’t fairly have the depth the primary possibly 10 minutes, and the entrance group acquired away somewhat bit–I used to be driving in no-man’s land. General although, I’m actually glad. We acquired by means of it, which is all I actually needed to do, and I’ve acquired one thing to construct on now. I’m excited for subsequent weekend.”

Mentioned Honda HRC workforce supervisor Lars Lindstrom:

“That was a extremely good Anaheim 1 for the workforce, with two guys on the rostrum, and I’m actually happy with Colt Nichols for ending sixth in his first 450 race. Jett had struggled somewhat bit through the day with being constant, however in the primary occasion he simply executed and rode a super-clean race–the cleanest he had ridden all day, hitting all of the rhythms extremely clear for a improbable win. The observe was extraordinarily tough and rutted, and Chase most likely wanted to adapt to the observe somewhat bit higher, however to return away from Anaheim 1 with a podium is a hit in my e book. I’m actually stoked on the workforce and able to get to the ‘regular’ races now–glad to get A1 out of the best way.”