Sign of the Lap Times: Toronto

Sign of the Lap Times: Toronto

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Take a deep dive inside the lap charts with this week's Sign of the Lap Times.

 

 

 

 

 

450SX Class

Lap Rank Finish Best Lap In Lap Avg Lap Time Rider
1 3 57.695 5 59.567 Ryan Dungey
2 2 57.740 3 59.442 Davi Millsaps
3 1 57.746 5 59.220 Ryan Villopoto
4 4 58.168 8 59.788 Chad Reed
5 5

58.184

6 1:00.738 Justin Barcia
6
7 58.266 8 1:00.189 James Stewart
7 9 59.078 5 1:01.430 Andrew Short
8
10 59.279 4 1:01.344 Matt Goerke
9 11 59.351 7 1:01.708 Justin Brayton
10 8 59.698 6 1:01.276 Broc Tickle
11 6 58.945 7 1:00.995 Jake Weimer
12 12 59.998 3 1:03.299 Phil Nicoletti
13 18 1:00.439 4 1:04.200 Weston Peick
14 13 1:00.751 5 1:03.338 Josh Hill
15 17 1:01.202 4 1:04.973 Justin Sipes
16 19 1:01.228 5 1:05.482 Les Smith
17 15 1:01.321 5 1:04.905 Bobby Kiniry
18 14 1:01.526 7 1:03.955 Ben LaMay
19 20 1:02.102 3 1:02.370 Mike Alessi
20 16 1:02.345 3 1:04.974 Chris Blose

450SX

- Ryan Dungey is often thought of as Mr. Consistency, but his speed was on display in the Toronto main event. He didn't win the race, but he did log the fastest lap time with a 57.695.

- Race winner Ryan Villopoto was only third fastest, as his 57.746 was also topped, just barely, by Davi Millsaps' 57.740. This puts the three fastest within less than a tenth of a second in their fastest lap. That's close.

- They key was consistency, as Villopoto's 59.220 average lap time was three tenths faster than Dungey's average and two tenths quicker than Millsaps. His average lap time was faster than the fastest time of half the field.

- As the soft Toronto dirt broke down, lap times slowed, too. James Stewart turned in his fastest time on lap eight, and that was the latest any rider turned in a fast lap.

- Six of 20 riders turned in their best time on lap five; four of them turned in their best on lap three.

- Villopoto turned in only four laps over the one-minute mark. Dungey had five over one minute, and Millsaps had six.

- Chad Reed said post race that he got a good start and didn't know what to do with it, and also that he rode better once he settled in. The lap times reflect that. On laps two and three, CR22 turned in two laps of over a minute. He then jumped into the 58s on lap four, followed by a 59, and four more 58s. He wouldn't go back over the one-minute mark until lap 13.

Comparison:
Ryan Villopoto, Davi Millsaps, Ryan Dungey

The middle of the race was the pivotal point in Toronto. The race leader, Millsaps, was holding his own out front, actually going a little faster than Villopoto on laps eight and nine. Then Villopoto evened him up on lap 10. On lap 11, RV closed in and made the pass. Once he had a clear track at the beginning of lap 12, RV put the hammer down to try to sprint away. His 57.889 certainly did that, adding over two seconds on Millsaps in one lap.

Meanwhile, Ryan Dungey was making a push, going faster than Millsaps and Villopoto on lap 11. But he stalled his bike on lap 12 and couldn't jump a triple. The three seconds Dungey lost to Millsaps there would cost him any shot at second place.

Lap Ryan Villopoto Davi Millsaps Ryan Dungey
11 1:00.216 1:00.535 59.682
12 57.889 1:00.344 1:03.021
13 59.371 1:00.486 59.6

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Ryan Dungey set the fastest lap of the night in Toronto.
Simon Cudby photo

250SX Class

Lap Rank Finish Best Lap In Lap Avg Lap Time Rider
1 2 58.811 3 1:00.082 Wil Hahn
2 3 58.893 3 1:01.388 Blake Wharton
3 1 59.339 3 1:00.146 Marvin Musquin
4 4 1:00.360 11 1:01.284 Jeremy Martin
5
7 1:00.703 4 1:02.768 Jimmy Decotis
6 6 1:00.728 11 1:01.332 Cole Thompson
7
5 1:00.953 6 1:01.590 Vince Friese
8 8

1:00.995

3 1:02.248 Gavin Faith
9 12 1:01.501 3 1:04.178 AJ Catanzaro
10 11 1:01.570 10 1:02.884 PJ Larsen
11 9 1:01.657 3 1:02.700 Jackson Richardson
12 10 1:01.925 10 1:02.916 Kyle Peters
13 13 1:02.185 4 1:04.413 Lance Vincent
14 14 1:02.499 5 1:05.168 Levi Kilbarger
15 15 1:03.039 6 1:04.813 Zack Freeberg
16 19 1:03.374 3 1:03.374 Brady Kiesel
17 16 1:04.081 4 1:06.491 Kyle Hussey
18 17 1:04.775 4 1:08.381 David Buller
19 18 1:05.452 4 1:11.017 Austin Coon
20 20 DNF DNF DNF Justin Hill

250SX

- Just like the 450s, the race winner in 250SX only turned in the third-fastest time of the race. Wil Hahn was fastest with a 58.811, and Blake Wharton was just behind that with a 58.893. Race winner Marvin Musquin's best was a 59.339.

- Hahn also had the fastest average lap time, with a 1:00.082 topping Musquin's 1:00.146. How come Hahn didn't win the race, then? The official lap times don't begin until the riders have crossed the finish line for the first time. Musquin did all of his damage before that, between the start and the beginning of the first full lap.

- Hahn was partially done in by a bad gate pick, courtesy of a crash in his heat race. He was too far outside to control the first turn, even though he had a good jump. "And I should have been more confident and doubled out of the first turn," he told us yesterday.

- The latest fastest laps were turned in by both Cole Thompson and Jeremy Martin, who had their best on lap 11. Martin's 1:00.360 was slightly quicker than Thompson's 1:00.728.

- Martin spent a lot of the race stuck behind Vince Friese. He ran 1:01s on laps 7, 8 and 9 and then a 1:00.713 on lap 10, when he made the move on Friese. He then ran his fastest lap of the race on lap 11, and kept digging all the way to the finish. You can see where he made up ground on third-place Blake Wharton below.

Comparison:
Blake Wharton vs Jeremy Martin

A rookie versus a veteran in the class, Martin made a late bid at taking a podium spot from Wharton, and nearly succeeded. Once Martin passed Vince Friese for fourth, he put his head down and gained nearly a second-and-a-half per lap on Wharton on laps 10-13. Martin's bad lap on lap 14 helped Wharton hold his ground, setting up a spectacular finish, where Martin showed a wheel in the final corner. Martin is strong late in the races, which is not a surprise to those that saw him win races as an amateur.

Lap Jeremy Martin Blake Wharton
10 1:00.713 1:02.277
11 1:00.360 1:02.231
12 1:01.014 1:02.531
13 1:01.147 1:02.591
14 1:02.901 1:02.708
15 1:01.480 1:01.536

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Wil Hahn set the fastest lap of the night in 250SX.
Simon Cudby photo

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