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Sign of the (Lap) Times: Glen Helen

It was a green day in San Bernardino, CA, yesterday as Kawasaki-mounted racers were perfect on the day, winning every moto convincingly in the hot Southern California sun. It was also a bittersweet day for Team USA. While two of the team members recorded decisive victories, the team's captain, Ricky Carmichael, suffered a first moto crash and was rushed to the hospital for further evaluation. He sustained a shoulder injury, and we'll let you know when we hear more. Nonetheless, let's take a look at the lap charts from yesterday's 11th Annual Giant RV MX Nationals, presented by Yamaha.

450 class

Pos.
Moto 1
Moto 2
Rider
Bike
1
02:47.933
02:53.373
Kawasaki
2
02:56.063
02:55.527
Honda
3
02:56.023
02:55.857
Honda
4
02:55.126
02:56.269
Honda
5
02:58.809
02:58.974
Honda
6
02:59.754
03:01.145
Kawasaki
7
03:00.665
03:02.093
Honda
8
03:00.278
02:59.288
David Vuillemin
Yamaha
9
02:59.922
03:02.927
Bobby Garrison
Yamaha
10
02:58.633
02:58.146
Honda
11
03:01.796
03:05.592
Dani Sani
Honda
12
03:00.561
03:04.821
Honda
13
03:01.957
03:03.546
Yoshitaka Atsuta
Honda
14
03:00.412
03:03.575
Honda
15
03:00.388
03:04.249
Honda
16
03:05.643
03:05.181
Robbie Reynard
Honda
17
03:02.459
03:04.243
Honda
18
03:01.511
03:12.037
Michael Blose
Kawasaki
19
03:09.900
03:05.774
Thierry Bhethys
Honda
20
03:03.385
03:05.316
Justin Buckelew
Honda

Stewart's fastest lap of the day was a 2:47.933

photo: Steve Bruhn

In the 250F class, Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki's Ryan Villopoto was a couple seconds faster than everyone else in both motos, which bodes well for Team USA's youngest team member. Take a look at the lap times of the 250F class:

250F Class
Pos.
Moto 1
Moto 2
Rider
Bike
1
02:51.527
02:52.927
Kawasaki
2
02:54.187
02:54.203
KTM
3
02:55.811
02:57.764
Ben Townley
Kawasaki
4
02:55.864
02:58.414
Honda
5
02:57.130
02:57.943
Yamaha
6
02:57.441
02:58.204
Honda
7
02:59.086
03:00.456
Kawasaki
8
02:56.740
03:02.836
Suzuki
9
03:00.183
02:59.192
Yamaha
10
02:58.784
03:01.423
Suzuki
11
02:58.032
03:02.215
KTM
12
03:00.468
03:00.575
Honda
13
03:00.371
02:59.990
Danny Smith
Honda
14
02:56.996
02:59.554
Sean Collier
Yamaha
15
02:57.562
02:59.409
Andrew Mcfarlane
Yamaha
16
02:56.997
DNF
Suzuki
17
02:59.751
03:01.169
Matt Walker
Yamaha
18
03:00.190
03:02.920
Honda
19
03:01.341
03:02.140
Honda
20
03:01.501
03:03.024
Honda

Villopoto's fastest lap came in the first moto when he ran a 2:51.527

photo: Steve Bruhn

And finally, Villopoto's fastest lap of the day came on lap nine in the first moto, which you can see below.
Lap #
Lap time
2
2:54.297
3
2:53.379
4
2:53.781
5
2:55.089
6
2:54.149
7
2:53.893
8
2:54.450
9
2:51.527
10
2:55.770
11
2:56.933
12
2:58.659
13
3:06.082
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