It was a successful day for the KTM brand as Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Cooper Webb claimed the top step of the 450SX podium in San Diego, while Rocky Mountain ATV/MC – WPS – FLY – KTM’s Blake Baggett followed up in third at Round Six of the 2020 AMA Supercross Championship.
Webb, the fourth-place qualifier, lined up in 450SX Heat 1 where he got off to a top-three start. However, his front tire hit a big dirt clot exiting a corner on the opening lap and he went down right away. He re-mounted just outside the top-10 and charged his way up to a sixth-place transfer position.
In the Main Event, Webb got another great jump off the start aboard his KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION and he injected himself into the lead battle early on. Settling into second, Webb rode a calculated race to ultimately set himself up for a race-winning pass with five laps to go. The 2019 450SX Champion held strong in the final laps to claim his first race win of the 2020 season in San Diego.
“What a night in San Diego last night getting my first win of the season! So stoked,” said Webb.
“I got into the lead early and then Adam [Cianciarulo] made a good aggressive move on the inside and I just kind of let him go,” said Webb.
“The track, I knew it was going to be hard to pass and I knew it was going to be a long Main Event so I was just kind of riding in there. I tried to make a pass a few laps earlier but we played cat and mouse which allowed Blake [Baggett] to catch up and I didn’t want to do that. It feels good late in the race to get that pass and the win tonight.”
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