CORONA, Calif. - Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki welcomes the return of Josh Hansen, Broc Tickle, and Tyla Rattray to the Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM Championship after an eight-week hiatus as the series traveled east. The AMA Supercross Lites, Western Region is back in the spotlight as the riders travel to Qwest Field in Seattle, Wash.
After racing two rounds with a broken hand and maintaining the lead in the championship standings, Hansen is healed up and ready to widen his points lead.
“It’s nice to be back and at 100 percent again,” said Hansen. “It was pretty rough racing with a broken hand. I know that if I can do well with a broken hand, I should be able to get back on top of the podium. We’ll see how the weather plays out, but I’m just happy to be back racing.”
Teammate Tickle is hoping the hard work he put in during the break comes into play in Seattle. He sits only three points down from Hansen and is hungry to put himself out front.
“I’ve been working hard over the break to stay focused and ready to make a good run for the championship,” said Tickle. “It would be easy to relax, but I really want to win the championship and I know it’s within reach.”
Heading into the break with his second podium finish of the season in San Diego, Rattray looks to continue where he left off. The supercross rookie has shown he is capable of tackling the tough tracks and wants to return to the podium in Seattle.
“I had a great race in the mud in San Diego and it looks like it might be another mud race in Seattle,” said Rattray. “I know I’m better than seventh in the standings so I’ll be looking to get as many points as I can over the last few races to hopefully put me in the top-five.”
The Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki team returns to the West Coast with the seventh round of the AMA Supercross Lites, Western Region series at Qwest Field in Seattle, Wash. Only three rounds remain for the West Coast riders with Hansen currently leading the series with 128 points. Tickle is just behind him in second with 125, while Rattray is seventh with 80 points.