2020 Oakland Supercross | Qualifying Report
Afternoon practice at the 2020 Oakland Supercross is done and the field is set for the fifth round of the 2020 Monster Energy Supercross Series. A compact, punchy track has filled the diamond-shaped floor at RingCentral Coliseum and riders spent the day’s three sessions linking together the best lines for laps that hover around the one-minute mark. Here’s a quick recap of how things have shaken down in the Bay Area…
2020 OAKLAND SUPERCROSS | 250 CLASS QUALIFYING REPORT
Copy-paste what we’ve said for the past four weeks here: Dylan Ferrandis was the fastest rider in the 250 class. The Monster Energy/Star Racing/Yamaha rider held the top of the spot in both of the timed sessions and his best lap, a 1:00.313, came during the last practice. With this, Ferrandis extends his streak to 10 total timed sessions.
Justin Cooper was the just a tick off his teammate and with a 1:00.616, the incoming championship leader was second on the board. The Monster Energy/Star Racing/Yamaha rider was second in both sessions, a sign of his consistency.
Austin Forkner stayed near the top through the day, but we never saw the Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki rider’s name at the very top of the scoring pylon. Either way, a 1:00.929 put Forkner third overall.
Pay close attention to the lap times below: the top three riders were in the 1:00 range, fourth through tenth were within 1:01, eleventh was a 1:02, and twelfth through twenty-first were in the 1:03.
2020 OAKLAND SUPERCROSS | 450 CLASS QUALIFYING REPORT
The rookie is fastest again. Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Adam Cianciarulo set the pace during both sessions in Oakland. An interesting thing to note about AC’s consistency in the second session: his best lap was a 59.448 and his second-best was a 59.575. Impressive.
Eli Tomac took second on the scoring sheet with a 59.508 time, another stat for the Monster Energy Kawasaki’s solid start to the season.
We’ve said all week that Oakland will be an important round for Cooper Webb and the Red Bull KTM rider is proved that point to be correct in the qualifying rounds. With a 59.970, Webb snagged third in the overall results.
Cianciarulo/Tomac/Webb were the only riders to log laps under the one-minute mark in Oakland, and with the way the track will break down tonight, we doubt that the pace will be matched.
Due to injuries and low rider turnout, all 39 racers that completed qualifying are seeded into the night’s race.