Heading into round eight of the Pro Motocross season, the Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/GASGAS Factory Racing Team was looking to post some solid results ahead of a two-week break.
The Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/GASGAS Factory Racing crew was ready to rock in the Pacific Northwest on the famed Washougal circuit
Pierce Brown was in his second race back and turned in his best results of the season
Caden Braswell has moved to 11th in the overall season standings
Pierce Brown was in his second race back since returning from injury and showed improved speed on his MC 250F Factory Edition. A 12th in moto one after a crash, and an 11th in moto two resulted in a tenth overall for the day.
Pierce Brown: “Not the best day, but we ran the pace for a little bit with the guys in the first moto. While in eighth or ninth I was behind Shimoda trying to match his laps and made a mistake jumping into the sand. I ended up crashing pretty hard and I ended up 12th. In moto two I think I ran in sixth for about half the moto. The track was gnarly today and it kind of beat me up. I was still shaken from the crash and ended up fading. I don't know what place I got, but I ended up tenth overall. Better than last weekend, but we definitely want more."
For Caden Braswell, a 15-13 afternoon was good for 12th overall, and he boosted up a spot in the overall 250 series standings to 11th place.
Caden Braswell: “Washougal was better than last weekend but not where I want to be. Strengths were the end of the motos; I felt strong and my fitness was there. Overall, I just need to improve my qualifying and sprint speed. As always, thanks to the Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/GASGAS Factory Racing Team."
Next Event (Round 9): August 12, 2023 – Unadilla MX in New Berlin, N.Y.
Results – 2023 AMA Pro Motocross Championship, Round Eight
1. Haiden Deegan (Yamaha) 1-1; 2. Justin Cooper (Yamaha) 3-2; 3. Hunter Lawrence (Honda) 2-4 … 10. Pierce Brown (GASGAS) 12-11; 12. Caden Braswell (GASGAS) 15-13; 22. Tyson Johnson (GASGAS) 19-24
1. Jett Lawrence (Honda) 1-1; 2. Chase Sexton (Honda) 2-2; 3. Jason Anderson (Kawasaki) 4-4… 12. Jose Butron (GASGAS) 12-13; 16. Romain Pape (GASGAS) 16-18
Championship Standings – After Eight Rounds
1. Hunter Lawrence (Honda) 300 points; 2. Haiden Deegan (Yamaha) 297 points; 3. Justin Cooper (Yamaha) 281 points… 11. Caden Braswell (GASGAS) 102 points; 21. Pierce Brown (GASGAS) 36 points; 26. Michael Mosiman (GASGAS) 20 points; 34. Tyson Johnson (GASGAS) 13 points; 43. Joel Rizzi (GASGAS) 3 points
1. Jett Lawrence (Honda) 400 points; 2. Dylan Ferrandis (Yamaha) 305 points; 3. Aaron Plessinger (KTM) 280 points … 10. Jose Butron (GASGAS) 132 points; 12. Lorenzo Locurcio (GASGAS) 110 points; 17. Romain Pape (GASGAS) 73 points; 24. Chris Canning (GASGAS) 27 points; 46. Jacob Runkles (GASGAS) 4 points; 53. Cody Groves (GASGAS) 3 points