2021 Indianapolis Three Supercross | Qualifying Report
Timed Qualifying is complete at the 2021 Indianapolis Three Supercross. It’s been a long week at Lucas Oil Stadium and everyone is eager to get behind the gate, run the sixth round of the 2021 Monster Energy Supercross Series, and return to their home bases for a few days.
Like we said in Race Preview, this track is entirely different than what was here last Saturday or Tuesday. It’s a tight course, something that multiple riders commented about after their practice sessions. As usual, a minimal margin separated the fastest racers in the field. Here’s a recap from the afternoon.
250 EAST COAST REGION | QUALIFYING REPORT
Colt Nichols continues to reign supreme in the small-bore class. The Monster Energy/Star Racing/Yamaha rider spent the entire afternoon at the top of the scoreboard, with his best lap being a 47.913 in session two.
Looks like Jett Lawrence is okay. The Team Honda HRC rider was a question mark coming into the night, as there were some concerns about his shoulder after Tuesday’s slams, but he got over it with a 47.979 lap in the second session. Lawrence was second overall in the class.
Michael Mosiman had a very mixed day. The Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/GASGAS Factory Racing rider was third overall on the timesheets after a 48.026, but a crash late in the final session resulted in a broken hand (three fractures) that will sideline him for tonight and Orlando.
Jo Shimoda has fourth-place on lock. A 48.245 put Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki rider in his now-customary spot during the afternoon.
Christian Craig had a trying afternoon. The Monster Energy/Star Racing/Yamaha rider didn’t get a lap in during the first session of qualifying due to a bike issue, then came back for the second session and was fifth-fastest with a 48.566.
450 CLASS | QUALIFYING REPORT
It’s rare to see Cooper Webb at the top in Timed Qualifying. The last time Webb pulled it off was 2019, but the Red Bull KTM rider set the pace in both sessions at Indy Three, with his best being a 46.752.
Eli Tomac wasn’t far off. The Monster Energy Kawasaki rider’s best lap was a 46.833, which was only 0.081 seconds off of Webb. Webb and Tomac were the only two riders to put in laps under the 47-second mark.
Adam Cianciarulo’s quiet season continues. The Monster Energy Kawasaki rider has opted for consistency over blazing speed, but his “reserved” pace still meant a 47.225 time and put him third overall.
Malcolm Stewart has been very good at the Indianapolis races. The Monster Energy/Star Racing/Yamaha rider ended the afternoon fourth overall, thanks to a 47.227.
Justin Barcia has bounced back from a rough Indianapolis One. The Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/GASGAS Factory Racing rider was fifth-fastest after a 47.290 lap.