Recap by Nick Thiel
All of the top guys got off to a fast start, with many of them practicing multiple starts to get ready for the tricky first corner here at Budds Creek.
The second practice brought out the fastest time with Justin Barcia posting a 1:58.999. The 2nd fastest was his teammate Eli Tomac, who posted a 1:59.547. Ken Roczen, Blake Baggett and Gareth Swanepoel rounded out the top 5.
Justin - with the fastest time - has the first gate pick, which will be crucial as this first corner is tricky!
The first practice was cut short after Shane Sewell went down. As the Asterisk crew was tending to him, there were riders jumping, so they red-flagged the first session with 3+ minutes left.
This didn’t allow many of the riders to set a fast lap, so it would come down to the final session. In the second and final session, Ryan Dungey set the fastest time with a 1:58.838, topping Mike Alessi by over 2 seconds. Josh Grant, Broc Tickle and Justin Brayton rounded out the top five.
Watch the live stream of 1st motos from 1-3pm ET on AlliSports.com.