News 5 May 2017

Team Honda HRC calls in Craig again for Las Vegas finals

Seely sidelined again ahead of the final supercross round.

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Team Honda HRC’s Cole Seely will watch from the sidelines this weekend in Las Vegas for the final round of the 2017 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship.

Confirmed to fill-in for the injured 450SX contender will be GEICO Honda’s Christian Craig, making this his second supercross appearance for the factory Honda outfit this season in the premier class.

Initially sustaining an adductor muscle injury at the St. Louis event, Seely sat out both the Seattle and Salt Lake City rounds before returning last weekend in East Rutherford only to aggravate the injury further.

By sitting out this weekend’s Sam Boyd Stadium event, the former main event winner hopes this added time off will allow him time to prepare for the upcoming Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship scheduled to kick off on 20 May at Hangtown in Sacramento.

“I’m really disappointed that I won’t be racing again this weekend,” Seely said. “After a solid start to the season, it’s definitely a bummer that the end of supercross hasn’t gone as planned. I’m hoping that taking this weekend off will give me the time I need to recover so I can start preparing for motocross.”

Craig, a 250SX East Coast regular who will pilot the Team Honda HRC CRF450R for the entire 2017 motocross season, posted an 11th-place finish on debut in the premier class at the Salt Lake City event.