Utah: 450 Moto 1 Report

Utah: 450 Moto 1 Report

August 17, 2013 2:50pm

JGR Yamaha’s Justin Brayton appeared to have taken the holeshot at the first-ever Utah National held at Miller Motorsports Park, but unfortunately for Brayton, the Motorcycle Superstore Holeshot is actually in the second turn. Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto was able to cut to the inside of Brayton through the turn following the first downhill. With a clear track ahead, Villopoto began to do what he does best, and that’s separate himself from the rest of the pack as they battled amongst themselves in the opening laps.

Second-place Justin Brayton had Honda Muscle Milk’s Trey Canard right behind him, and not too far back was James Stewart and Ryan Dungey going back and forth for fourth. Canard made his way past Brayton, and so did Dungey after his multi-lap battle with Stewart. Peick even got by Stewart at one point, but Stewart rallied to pass Peick and Brayton. Next in Stewart’s sights was Canard, who had been passed by Dungey when he failed to triple the tunnel jump.

Villopoto already mustered up a 20-second lead as he rounded the track into the sixth lap. Peick was able to get by Brayton for fifth, and Stewart started closing in on Canard. Stewart, who was able to stay lower while jumping over the dragon’s back, finally got by Canard. Canard came back firing though. He cut to the inside of the Motorcycle Superstore Holeshot corner, but Stewart squared up and made the pass back on Canard. Unfortunately for Stewart, his third-place ride didn’t last long. The Yoshimura Suzuki rider pulled off after the start straight, holding his back as he rode back to the pits.

Meanwhile, Tyla Rattray had come out of nowhere and was a top-five force to be reckoned with. He was all over Peick for multiple laps. The two went back and forth, and even closed in on Canard at one point, but Rattray eventually claimed the position. Canard picked up his pace and pulled away from the two before Rattray could let his momentum take control of the situation.

With, two laps left Malcolm Stewart took Justin Barcia wide around the holeshot corner and put him into the hay bales. Barcia went down and was visibly upset as Stewart rode away with banner stuck in his rear wheel. None of this mattered for Villopoto, though, as he went on to take the win with a huge margin over Dungey.

450 Moto 1 Results
1. Ryan Villopoto
2. Ryan Dungey
3. Trey Canard
4. Tyla Rattray
5. Weston Peick
6. Justin Brayton
7. Ryan Sipes
8. Jake Weimer
9. Matt Goerke
10. Malcolm Stewart
11. Justin Barcia
12. Phil Nicoletti
13. Ben LaMay
14. Broc Tickle
15. Andrew Short
16. Zack Freeberg
17. Nick Wey
18. Evengy Mikhaylov
19. Derek Anderson
20. Broc Scmelyun

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