All three WBR riders in top ten at Amp'd Mobile World Supercross GP

December 15, 2005 2:35pm
VANCOUVER, BC - December 11, 2005 -  WBR Riders let everyone know they mean business by bagging three of the top ten Supercross Lite spots this weekend in Vancouver's BC Place Stadium. Ryan Sipes was especially fast, posting fast times in practice and being right in the hunt on Saturday night.

Sipes teammates Morais and LaPaglia were also impressive. Vancouver was LaPaglia's first Supercross event as a pro. Having come off a stellar amateur career, LaPaglia's tenth place finish was impressive.  Now that he has that first race under his belt with a midfield result, he has a strong foundation to build on.

Ryan Morais put in a solid ride for eighth place. Coming back from a bad start. Morais rode steady and smart for a good top ten finish.  "The first turn was a little sketchy," Morais said, "I got bottled up and started out in 16th place, I made it back up to 8th and ran out of time... I liked the track though, it was fun."

Nathan Ramsey, who won last year's main event in Vancouver, earned the holeshot in the Supercross Lites and held it to the end for the win.  Last week's winner in Toronto, Davi Millsaps, of Cairo, Ga., started near last place and worked his way into second. Billy Laninovich was passed late in the race by Millsaps and placed third.

The start of the main event saw virtually all the fast guys bottle up in the first turn. Nathan Ramsey made it through however and put distance on everyone right off the bat. Millsaps, and Sipes had to struggle forward from the back.

Ryan Sipes was also bothered by a particular set of jumps after the first turn straight. Throughout the race Ryan would consistently trade off losing time in this section and gaining it everywhere else which ultimately proved enough to keep him in fourth. Sipes expanded by saying that "I could have done better but it felt really good to go and get the experience and get back into the feel of big time racing before Anaheim."

All in all, it was a great outing for Sipes. He showed the speed it takes to win in this category and is a definite threat for the West Coast Lite title.