Morning Espresso: 5 Things You May Have Missed from the World Supercross British Grand Prix

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To say it was a bold move for World Supercross to kick off their season at the same time as the first 250 moto at RedBud is a massive understatement. Bold moves often pay off in business and it absolutely did for the WSX Championship with WSX TV recording an all-time high in viewership. Though there may have been a record number of eyeballs tuned into World Supercross, here are five things you may have missed.

No Justin Brayton in the Superpole

Alright, this may have been tough to miss but in all the international supercross races in his long career, Brayton has found himself at least able to compete in the Superpole event where the top six qualifiers out of the heat races throw down a single lap to determine the top six gate picks for the first points paying round of the night. A bad start in the SX1 heat race ultimately prevented JB10 from hanging it out for one fast lap. Is this cause for concern? I would say no. Brayton may be getting on in years, but better days are still ahead.

Mr. Consistency

AMA Arenacross champion Kyle Peters had a relatively quiet night in Birmingham with three 6th place finishes which landed him in fifth overall on the night. Short races make it difficult to pull attention away from the front of the pack and with Peters in sixth most of the night, it’s fair to say he was out of sight, out of mind.

It Pays to Go Fast

Had Justin Hill not been able to win the Superpole, he and Scotland’s Dean Wilson would have tied on points. With Wilson having the better finish in the final race, he would have nabbed the tie breaker but the single point which Hill earned by winning the Superpole was the difference in the end with Hill taking a one-point advantage over Dean.

The Silence Assassin

As usual, Kyle Chisholm just got better all day long with his best result coming in the final race of the night. A consistent night allowed Chiz to collect sixth overall on the night ahead of Brayton and Colt Nichols. Short races and battles for the lead kept Chisholm out of the spotlight but that is probably fine by him. A great start to the season went relatively unnoticed.

Mike Alessi Okay

In the third race of the SX2 (250) Class, Mike Alessi had a scary incident when he went down in rhythm on the start and appeared to get run over. Alessi was down for a long time and the race was eventually red flagged. Luckily Mike checked out okay and even gave an update to WSX.

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Written by BigMxRadio

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