News 7 Mar 2017

Second in Toronto a milestone result for Cianciarulo

First supercross podium in three years special in comeback.

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It was a pivotal performance for Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Adam Cianciarulo in Toronto as he made a return to the 250SX podium for the first time in three years.

Following three injury-plagued seasons, the former East Coast 250SX winner believes he has returned to full strength following a strong second place ride in Toronto last weekend.

“I think I’m at full strength now, I had a good off-season and for me it’s been three years since I’ve been competitive racing supercross,” said Cianciarulo. “So I think for me it’s just about time, getting laps under my belt, getting starts under my belt.”

Although back to full strength, the Florida-based rider is not yet satisfied with his racing and looks to continue improving as the series rolls on.

“I think the first couple races, even tonight a little bit, I was kind of riding not to lose instead of riding to win, and not riding to my capability,” he explained. “It’s just kind of in my own head a little bit, but I think with time that will get better.

“I wasn’t the greatest tonight, I didn’t ride to my potential I don’t think. I got lucky as well with Joey [Savatgy] crashing and Colt [Nichols] was on me there as well. But I’ll take it, it’s something to build off of and hopefully turn it into a couple wins and be right there in the championship at the end.”

Cianciarulo now sits fourth overall in points tied on 52 with third place holder Jordon Smith and just six points behind teammate and second place contender Savatgy.