Chicopee, MA - After a great week of testing, Velocity 3 Yamaha anticipated strong results coming into the San Diego Supercross. The team, with the backing of Factory Yamaha, has put in impressive performances this year despite the team coming together just weeks prior to the season opener in Anaheim.
V3R racer Kyle Chisholm (#11) looked fast all week aboard his YZ450F and and a top 10 was certainly in his sights. Unfortunately, early in the day during practice, Kyle had a bad crash exiting a rhythm section that bit many riders throughout the night and he slammed the ground hard on his left side. Kyle was taken to the Asterisk Medical Center and was ruled out of action for the rest of the evening. Battered and bruised, Kyle remains optimistic he’ll be able to race this coming weekend in Texas.
Fortunately, Kyle’s teammate, the stoic and determined Bobby Kiniry (#39) would do himself and the V3R team proud at San Diego. As a new father, Bobby has been busy juggling testing, traveling and parenting but his busy calendar and lack of sleep was not apparent each time he threw a leg over his YZ. Bobby got a mid-pack start in 450 Heat #1 and skillfully raced his way past other riders on the tight, short San Diego track transferring directly to the Main.
In the Main, Bobby would suffer from a poor start and bottlenecks with other riders; after the first lap he was back in the 20th position. Putting his laps down and trying to make up time, Bobby was able to get by a few riders and finish the night in 16th; not where he expected but with strong lap times and encouraged by his speed leading into the next weekend.
V3R thanks those supporters of the team including Yamaha Motor Corporation, Yamalube, GYTR, DRD, Dunlop, Costa Rica Unlimited, Ironclad, Ride Engineering, Moto-Master, Twin Air, Athena, Cycra, DID, Dubya, ICW, 360 Unlimited, Pro Taper, Supersprox, Works Connection, Matrix, Hinson, Motoseat, Renagade Fuel, STS Graphics, and Freegun Underwear.