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KTM RED BULL THOR FACTORY RACER JESS PETTIS CONTINUES TO IMPROVE HIS SUPERCROSS PERFORMANCE

KTM Red Bull THOR Factory Racing Newsletter

January 28th, 2019

Chambly, Qc – Canadian KTM Red Bull THOR Factory racer Jess Pettis stood his ground this weekend at the Oakland SX securing an impressive 11th place finish in the Main Event. 

During the day, Pettis qualified 12th after clinching the holeshot in the first heat of the 250SX West Heat 1 which put his KTM 250 SX-F into the lead early. Pettis led the first three laps before eventually settling into fifth place where he claimed a top-five transfer into the Main Event. Pettis began the race just outside the top 20 but he fought his way up to 11th in the Main Event. 

Jess Pettis – KTM Red Bull THOR Factory MX2 Racer: “The Oakland Supercross was good to me. I feel like we are going in a really good direction and getting consistent results. I was able to lead 3 or 4 laps of my heat race which felt good and finished with a 5th place. The main event started out rough with me getting into a pile up and going down on the first lap. I charged hard the whole moto and was able to make a lot of good passes ending with an 11th place finish in the main.” 

Jean-Sebastien Roy – KTM Red Bull THOR Factory Racing Team Manager: “What a spectacular weekend for KTM. Jess again proved that he belongs in the top ten in MX2. If it wasn’t for a crash in the first corner that put him last in lap one, he would have finished in the top ten again. His speed in the qualifier proved that. He is super positive for next weekend and can’t wait for San Diego.” 

Keep an eye on Pettis as he makes his way south from Oakland to San Diego this upcoming weekend for the San Diego SX on February 2nd.

Next Race: San Diego, California – February 2, 2019

Results 450SX Class – Oakland 2019

1. Cooper Webb (USA), KTM, 23 laps

2. Marvin Musquin (FRA), KTM, +0.760

3. Blake Baggett (USA), KTM, +09.126

Other KTM

10. Justin Bogle (USA), KTM

Standings 450SX Class 2019 after 4 of 17 rounds

1. Webb, 83

2. Roczen, 81

3. Tomac, 80

4. Musquin, 79

Other KTM

7. Baggett, 66

15. Bogle, 31

Results 250SX West Class – Oakland 2019

1. Adam Cianciarulo (USA), Kawasaki, 17 laps

2. Dylan Ferrandis (FRA), Yamaha, +02.570

3. Colt Nichols (USA), Yamaha, +04.609

4. Shane McElrath (USA), KTM, +06.271

Other KTM

10. Sean Cantrell (USA), KTM

11. Jess Pettis (CAN), KTM ***

12. Jerry Robin (USA), KTM

Standings 250SX West Class 2019 after 4 of 17 rounds

1. Nichols, 91 points

2. Cianciarulo, 88

3. McElrath, 87

Other KTM

12. Pettis, 48 ***

13. Cantrell, 46

15. Robin, 27

*** = KTM Canada Red Bull THOR Factory Race Team

Photos provided by:? Simon?Cudby

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