It’s been a tough start to the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship for Red Bull KTM’s Aaron Plessinger.
Coming off a broken arm sustained during Monster Energy Supercross, AP went 8-8-11 at the opening three rounds, but he wasn’t up front like we are used to seeing him.
That was turning around at High Point on Saturday, though, as Plessinger was running strong and was inside the top five with just two laps to go.
Then he slowed.
Initially it looked like AP was suffering a bike problem as he dropped through the field. He eventually finished the moto in 15th. After the race, the team confirmed at AP sustained a twisted ankle in the moto, which caused his late race drop in positions.
“The bike was feeling good in practice and I made some changes going into Moto 1 that didn’t really benefit me,” Plessinger said. “I rode really tight in the first one and salvaged ninth. Second moto, I was feeling really good – ready to rumble – and I got a good start and was running really good laps, but I ended up twisting my ankle pretty bad with two laps to go. I’m pumped on the way I was riding all day, it’s unfortunate that that had to happen at the end but we’ll focus on RedBud and try to get up there on the podium.”
Luckily for AP, the championship is off for a week before returning at RedBud on Fourth of July weekend.
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