2019 Glendale Supercross | Red Rider Race Report | Transworld Motocross
Having taken over the 450SX points lead last weekend in Glendale, Arizona, Team Honda HRC’s Ken Roczen will be sporting red number plates on his CRF450R when he returns to Anaheim on Saturday. Because of the wet weather in Southern California, the German spent part of the week training in Mesquite, Nevada, and he hopes to continue the consistent strong riding that earned him the points lead. Teammate Cole Seely has been riding well at the first two rounds, and he’ll be looking to improve his starts this weekend.
RJ Hampshire has overcome crashes and bad starts to notch fourth-place finishes in each of the 250SX West Region’s first two AMA Supercross rounds of the season, and the GEICO Honda rider is hoping to put his CRF250R on the podium Saturday at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Meanwhile, his teammate Cameron McAdoo is looking to improve on the 11th place results that he achieved at Anaheim 1 and Glendale.
Monster Energy Honda’s Jose “Nacho” Cornejo narrowly missed out on a first stage victory on the 10th and final day of the 2019 Dakar Rally today, a result that moved him up to seventh overall–his best Dakar performance to date. Due to an extraordinary sanction, which the team is disputing, Kevin Benavides finished sixth on the day and 12th overall in this year’s all-Peru edition of the Dakar.
STAGE 10 RESULTS 1. T. Price: KTM 2. J. Cornejo: Monster Honda
3. M. Walkner: KTM
6. K. Benavides: Monster Honda OVERALL STANDINGS 1. Toby Price: 33 h, 57’16” 2. Mattias Walkner: +9’13”
3. Sam Sunderland: +13’34”
7. Jose Cornejo: +1 h, 8’06” 12. Kevin Benavides: +3 h, 41’14” Monster Honda Monster Honda
With Trevor Stewart and Preston Campbell having warmed up last weekend with strong performances at a Twentynine Palms District 37 Sprint Enduro (wins in Pro and 250 Pro, respectively), the JCR Honda team heads to the first round of the newly named National Grand Prix Championship (NGPC), in Adelanto. Stewart is the defending champion in the series, which also receives National Championship recognition from the AMA.
While JCR is representing Honda in Southern California this weekend, SLR will be competing at the opening WORCS event, held at Buffalo Bill’s Hotel & Casino in Primm, Nevada, just east of the California border. With wet dirt but no rain forecast for this weekend, conditions should be prime for off-road racing. The series has 11 scheduled motorcycle rounds this season, many with dedicated weekends for the two different vehicles types (motorcycles and side-by-sides).
Toni Bou and Takahisa Fujinami will open the 2019 FIM X-Trial World Championship next Sunday in Budapest, Hungary, where Bou, starting as champion, will be on the hunt for a 13th indoor title. Hosted at the Laszlo Papp Sports Palace in Budapest, the event will be no walk in the park for the Repsol Honda Team rider: a rib injury suffered in December forced him to rest and hampered the champ's preseason training schedule. Meanwhile, Takahisa Fujinami will also be vying for a podium place, just as he’d done on the same stage in the most recent edition.