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BAGGETT MOVES UP AT EAST RUTHERFORD SX


Team Suzuki Press Office – May 2.

Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing’s Blake Baggett finished 12th aboard his Suzuki RM-Z450 in front of 59,311 fans at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey at the weekend.

And in the penultimate round of the American 2016 Monster Energy AMA/ FIM World Supercross Championship, Baggett’s race result moved him up a position in the series standings to 17th.

Baggett began the day at MetLife by finishing 16th in timed qualifying. He then made the Main by way of a third in his semi. Under the spotlight of the Main Event, Baggett ran in 14th-place for the first five laps before working his way up to 13th on lap six of the 20-lap final. Then, with six laps to go, Baggett made his way past another rider to move into 12th and that’s where he finished the night.

“It was not the greatest day we’ve had by any means, but we improved on quite a few things” Baggett said. “I didn’t qualify great, but was able to get in through the semi, so I made it to the Main, which was better luck than I had last weekend. In the Main Event I had an outside gate-pick and not a great start, but I felt like I rode pretty good. I was consistent with my lap-times considering the conditions and being in traffic most of the way.

“I worked my way forward a little bit, but it was a pretty tough track to pass-on tonight. When you were in that the group kind of bunched up, it was a lot of follow-the-leader. I’m looking forward to the final round next weekend in Las Vegas and then we’ll be getting ready for the Outdoor season.”

The 2016 Supercross season comes to a close next Saturday, May 7th, with the Monster Energy Supercross Finale from Las Vegas' Sam Boyd Stadium. Action gets underway at 9:30 p.m. ET / 6:30 p.m. PT.

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