Practice Report: Toronto

Practice Report Toronto

March 24, 2012 6:05pm
It’s round eleven out of seventeen of the Monster Energy Supercross Series here in Toronto, Ontario Canada and while the weather outside is pretty good for this time of the year, the dome was closed and we saw some pretty good practices here. The track is a bit rocky but pretty technical and features a stadium-length start straight, two triples, a big set of whoops and the rest of the usual challenges.

The big new coming into tonight was that JGR Yamaha’s James Stewart pulled out of the race from injuries sustained last week in Indianapolis. Team’s Nick Wey was also out with injury for this week. Added to the schedule is Red Bull KTM’s Marvin Musquin, who was supposed to miss this race but him and his team kept him going. Bad news for the Canadian fans as hometown hero Cole Thompson went down on the second lap of the first practice and is forced to miss the race due to a head injury.

As per usual with the series lately, the second set of timed practices (third set overall) were quicker than the other ones and most riders had those times stand for their qualifying tonight.

In the Lites practice it was the rookie, GEICO Honda’s Justin Bogle, who set the fastest time but right behind him was series points leader and teammate Justin Barcia. Last week's winner, Rockstar Suzuki’s Blake Wharton, was third and J-Star JDR KTM’s Malcolm Stewart was fourth. Monster Energy Pro Circuit’s Darryn Durham was fifth.

1 49 Justin Bogle Honda CRF250 47.804

2 1 Justin Barcia Honda CRF250 48.013

3 956 Blake Wharton Suzuki RM-Z250 48.537

4 37 Malcolm Stewart KTM 250 SX-F 48.850

5 35 Darryn Durham Kawasaki KX250F 48.904

6 74 Tyler Bowers Kawasaki KX250F 48.908

7 12 Blake Baggett Kawasaki KX250F 49.040

8 70 Ken Roczen KTM 250 SX-F 49.132

9 57 Jake Canada Honda CRF250 49.203

10 60 Matthew Lemoine Kawasaki KX250F 49.397

11 93 A Catanzaro KTM 250 SX-F 49.757

12 927 P Larsen KTM 250 SX-F 49.936

13 715 Phillip Nicoletti Yamaha YZ450F 50.008

14 30 Alex Martin Honda CRF250 50.020

15 46 Les Smith KTM 250 SX-F 50.120

In the Supercross class it was Honda Muscle Milk’s Justin Brayton, coming off a great ride last week in Indianapolis, who set the fastest time with a 47.49 followed by Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto who was right behind him. GEICO Honda’s Kevin Windham, beat up from a crash last week, still somehow set the third fastest time of the day. These times are crucial as they determine gate pick for your heat races.

1 10 Justin Brayton Honda CRF450 47.496

2 1 Ryan Villopoto Kawasaki KX450F 47.764

3 14 Kevin Windham Honda CRF450 47.873

4 21 Jake Weimer Kawasaki KX450F 48.083

5 18 David Millsaps Yamaha YZ450F 48.093

6 38 Marvin Musquin KTM 350 SX-F 48.435

7 50 Nico Izzi Yamaha YZ450F 48.451

8 25 Broc Tickle Kawasaki KX450F 48.613

9 24 Brett Metcalfe Suzuki RM-Z450 48.739

10 11 Kyle Chisholm Kawasaki KX450F 49.072

11 58 Wil Hahn Honda CRF450 49.398

12 36 Kyle Regal Kawasaki KX450 49.435

13 617 Gavin Faith Honda CRF450 49.846

14 800 Mike Alessi Suzuki RM-Z450 49.903

15 87 Matthew Goerke Suzuki RM-Z450 49.922

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