Monster/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Rattray Places 2nd @ Southwick

CARLSBAD, Calif. – It was a bittersweet weekend for the Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki team this past weekend at Motocross 338 in Southwick, Mass. On one hand you had Tyla Rattray winning his first moto of the season and placing an impressive 2nd overall; on the other hand you had 250 class series points leader, Christophe Pourcel, suffering a miserable weekend that saw his points lead over Ryan Dungey disappear with only one round remaining to make things up.

Beginning with Rattray, the South African former MX2 class MXGP great was on it all day, pulling a good start in the opening moto (just outside the top five) and moved up to 4th place before a lap 12 error set him back a bit (6th). Rattray came out blazing in the second moto, threw caution to the conditions and led the moto in wire-to-wire fashion for the win. Coupled with his 6th place finish in the first moto, Rattray would earn a well-deserved 2nd place. Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Jake Weimer also survived the gnarly conditions, brining his KX250F home for a 9th place overall finish (13th/9th).

Tough news for the Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki team though with Pourcel. Leading by 13 points heading into Southwick, a DNF in the opening moto and 11th place finish in the second moto for the French great would add up to an 18th place overall finish. Combined with Dungey’s 4th place effort and that’s a 30-point swing, giving Dungey a 17-point lead heading into Steel City (Pa.) this weekend.

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