News 12 Feb 2019

Webb pinching himself with drastic advancements this season

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing contender earns third main event victory.

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Cooper Webb says he has to pinch himself over the improvements he’s made this season, advancing as a title contender in the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship following two lacklustre years in the premier class.

Webb stormed his third victory of the year on Saturday night at Minneapolis, making him the most winningest rider in the first six rounds of the series.

The Red Bull KTM Factory Racing rider has labelled the feat as ‘spectacular’, although he’s acknowledged he still has more to learn in his pursuit for a maiden 450SX crown.

“To get three wins this year is pretty spectacular,” Webb expressed. “Especially bouncing back from last week – having that bad race in the mud – but I never lost belief, never lost faith and knew I was still good. I felt good all day today and to be able to apply it in the heat race, win that, and then win the main was pretty special.

“It’s cool, I have to pinch myself because I’ve come such a long way in a short amount of time. It’s crazy what a year or half a year will do to you. The last two years this place ended my season, so it’s pretty cool to bounce back from that and never give up, never doubt myself, make a change and stick to it.

“I want to keep doing well and doing what I’m doing. I definitely feel like I have a lot to improve on and a lot to learn but we’ll see if we can keep going.”

Webb sits second in the championship standings, one point behind Ken Roczen (Team Honda HRC) while being just one marker ahead of Eli Tomac (Monster Energy Kawasaki) and Marvin Musquin (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing).