Anaheim, CA (Jan 21) – The story remains the same for the GEICO/AMSOIL/Honda team in Monster Energy Supercross, as Jeremy Martin had to mount a comeback from last in the main event and Jimmy Decotis fought hard to hang onto the leader’s pace up front. Both were left searching for more, again, when the night was over. Decotis finished sixth and Martin 10th.
Just like Anaheim 1 two weeks ago, Martin grabbed pole position by logging the fastest time in qualifying. But he was again undone by first-lap troubles, getting caught in a pileup with his friend Phil Nicoletti in the first turn. From 22nd, Martin charged the whole way to get to 10th, just missing ninth-place Josh Hansen at the line. Martin has had to come from way, way back in all three races this season.
“A2 started out great with P1 in practice,” said Martin. “I got off to a decent start in the heat with a third-place and felt solid going into the main, but got into a first-turn pileup. I had to remount from last to 10th place. Me and my buddy Phil [Nicoletti] kept finding each other. I’m looking forward to the Phoenix SX to finally better my result.”
Last week, Decotis led more than half of the main event only to slip back to sixth. This week his ride was more consistent, but the result ended up the same.
“Another weekend in the books,” said Decotis. “I’m happy with my riding, but not so happy with the result. I started fourth, slipped back to sixth and stayed there the whole race. I fought as hard as I could, but sixth was the best I was going to get tonight. I’m really happy with the positive feedback from GEICO/AMSOIL/Honda, though. I’m so blessed to have such a good team behind me. I’m looking forward to Phoenix and putting the bike on the podium. Every day is getting better and I’m thankful for everyone helping me chase my goals.”
The team heads to Glendale, Ariz. for round four this Saturday.