Honda HRC rider building form in comeback from injury.
Honda HRC’s Cole Seely believes his performance at Anaheim 2’s third round of the 2019 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship is a step in the right direction, finishing a season-best sixth on Saturday night.
Seely, who was sidelined for majority of 2018 with fractures to his sacrum and the left and right sides of his pelvis, lodged a 5-7-13 scorecard in the Triple Crown, allowing him to jump to 10th in the championship standings.
“Once again, there are a lot of positives to take away from tonight,” Seely explained. “My starts were much better in two out of the three races, and I was able to run more toward the front of the pack. Being up there and feeling the pace of the front group was huge.
“The Triple Crown format is definitely a challenge because the turnaround time is really short and you’re basically doing three sprint races, so you have to be on it. I’m getting back into the flow and am excited to go racing each weekend, so sixth is another step in the right direction.”
The overall win was ultimately taken out by Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Cooper Webb, marking the first of his career, while the podium was closed out by Marvin Musquin (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) and Eli Tomac (Monster Energy Kawasaki). Ken Roczen (Honda HRC) still retains the red-plate heading into Oakland this weekend.