Sign of the  Lap Times: Minneapolis

Sign of the Lap Times: Minneapolis

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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 1 49.652 11 50.263 Ryan Dungey
2 2 49.754 9 50.395 Ryan Villopoto
3 3 50.116 5 51.101 Davi Millsaps
4 18 50.449 6 51.129 James Stewart
5 8 50.754 3 52.469 Josh Hill
6
5 50.872 7 51.901 Chad Reed
7 4 50.948 9 51.630 Justin Barcia
8
7 51.068 4 52.210 Trey Canard
9 12 51.147 12 52.526 Jake Weimer
10 9 51.264 9 52.421 Justin Brayton
11 6 51.275 5 52.185 Andrew Short
12 11 51.732 8 52.440 Matt Goerke
13 10 51.925 5 52.533 Weston Peick
14 13 51.939 9 53.169 Broc Tickle
15 19 52.395 4 53.545 Phil Nicoletti
16 14 52.402 9 54.112 Mike Alessi
17 15 52.482 3 53.994 Chris Blose
18 17 52.817 5 54.110 Ben LaMay
19 16 53.465 9 55.367 Robby Kiniry
20 20 55.100 2 55.100 Les Smith

450SX

- The high level of intensity was apparent from the get go in Minneapolis. Ryan Villopoto set his first fifteen laps under 51 seconds. Normally, that would easily top the class. But Ryan Dungey was right there every step of the way, setting his first sixteen laps under 51 seconds. Dungey also had the fastest lap of the night with a 49.652.

- Davi Millsaps rode to a lonesome third place finish, but he wasn’t too far off the pace of the Ryans, setting his first thirteen laps under 51 seconds. This speaks to the volume of how fast and hard the leaders are pushing early, and also, how long they’re able to maintain that torrid pace.

- James Stewart laid down seven straight laps under 52 seconds before pulling off with an apparent wrist injury.

- The Ryans weren’t the only ones laying down impressive lap times, as 450SX rookie Justin Barcia joined the duo as the only three riders to not have a single lap over 53 seconds.

- A little more than two weeks removed from knee surgery, Chad Reed looked smooth in his return. Reed only had two laps over 53 seconds—the second and last lap.

- The latest fastest lap belonged to Jake Weimer, who set a 51.147 on lap 12.

Cool Stat: Our friend Bill Disney sent us this cool stat early this morning:

Looking at the lap times you find that only .611 of a second separated RD’s fast lap of 49.652 and his average lap time of 50.263. RV’s was just as amazing as only .641 seconds separated his fast lap of 49.754 and average of 50.395. Only one rider, Millsaps, had a faster lap than the Ryans’ average lap at 50.116. Also, the Ryans both turned faster laps on the last lap than they did on their first timed lap!

Comparison:
Ryan Dungey vs. Ryan Villopoto

A battle of the titans took place in Minneapolis on Saturday night, in a final farewell to a packed house at the Metrodome. Let’s look at the lap charts between the Ryans for deeper analysis.

Lap Ryan Dungey Ryan Villopoto
2 50.496 50.224
3 50.281 50.787
4 50.328 49.954
5 50.315 50.079
6 50.206 49.888
7 49.797 50.337
8 49.73 49.961
9 49.885 49.754
10 49.959 49.997
Avg 50.110 50.109



11 49.652 49.985
12 50.14 50.346
13 50.444 50.334
14 50.51 50.53
15 49.971 50.589
16 49.868 50.081
17 50.743 51.333
18 52.187 52.678
19 50.213 50.614
20 50.286 50.042
Avg 50.401 50.653

This was a pure chess match between two of the prime athletes in the sport. You might not find a race where two riders were more closely matched. For example, Villopoto would edge Dungey during the first nine laps, averaging a 50.109, with Dungey averaging a 50.110. That’s only one thousandth of a difference in average lap time from laps two through ten. ONE THOUSANDTH! The second half of the race told the real story, as Dungey set faster times in eight of the final ten laps. But the racing was still bar-to-bar as Dungey’s 50.401 was just a tick faster than RV’s 50.653, but was just enough to propel Dungey to his first win since Anaheim III.

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The racing was close between the Ryans on Saturday night.
Simon Cudby photo

250SX Class

Lap Rank Finish Best Lap In Lap Avg Lap Time Rider
1 1 50.362 7 51.644 Marvin Musquin
2 2 50.726 5 52.063 Wil Hahn
3 3 51.195 4 52.507 Blake Wharton
4 5 51.243 5 52.646 Tyler Bowers
5
7 52.256 10 53.709 Vince Friese
6 4 52.280 4 53.061 Gavin Faith
7
13 52.670 7 54.090 Daniel Herrlein
8 6 52.871 3 54.090 Lance Vincent
9 11 53.022 5 54.686 Mitchell Oldenburg
10 10 53.048 4 53.561 Cole Thompson
11 9 53.157 9 54.348 Steven Clarke
12 8 53.264 7 54.221 AJ Catanzaro
13 12 53.869 3 55.258 Jackson Richardson
14 19 54.016 4 55.321 Zack Williams
15 14 54.357 5 55.458 Landen Powell
16 16 54.421 5 57.337 Adam Gulley
17 15 54.505 6 56.090 Levi Kilbarger
18 20 55.653 5 58.669 David Buller
19 17 56.082 5 58.669 Ozzy Barbaree
20 18 56.916 4 1:00.053 Maxx Malatia

250SX

- Marvin Musquin ran away from the field en route to his fourth win. Musquin was clicking on all cylinders early, rattling off six straight laps under 51 seconds to begin the race. The Frenchman would also set the fastest lap of the night with a 50.262.

- In comparison, Wil Hahn only had two laps (4-5) set under 52 seconds. Musquin and Hahn were the only 250 riders to dip under the 51-second mark.

- Musquin was far and away the most consistent rider on Saturday night. His average lap time of 51.644 bested all but Hahn’s, Blake Wharton’s, and Tyler Bowers’ fastest lap of the night.

- After going down in the Wharton incident, Bowers clicked off six consecutive laps under 53 seconds. But it was too little too late to catch Gavin Faith for fourth.

- Lance Vincent had a career night in Minneapolis with a career best finish of sixth. He set his fastest lap of 52.871 on lap 3—the only lap he dipped below 53 seconds.

- Vince Friese was charging late, setting the latest fastest lap of the night with his best time on lap ten, and four straight laps (10-13) under 53 seconds.

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Marvin Musquin set the fastest lap of the night in 250SX.
Simon Cudby photo

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