News 27 Mar 2019

Troubled Seattle supercross return for Yamaha fill-in Grant

Popular challenger denied of 450SX main event start.

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Josh Grant experienced a troubled return to racing at Seattle’s 12th round of the 2019 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship last weekend.

The former AMA regular hadn’t raced a supercross until Saturday night, where he commenced his guest deal with Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing to fill-in for the injured Aaron Plessinger.

Grant ultimately failed to make the main event after crashing both in his heat race and the LCQ, acknowledging he needs more bike time under his belt to become more acquainted with the factory specification YZ450F.

“The bike was great all day,” Grant commented. “The track conditions were difficult to adjust to though, and there were some really slick spots and we struggled in the whoop section.

“I’m going to head home, work on a few things and come back to Houston with a little more riding under my belt. Everybody has bad days and looking at that main event, mine still went better than most.”

The main event was won by Marvin Musquin (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) in controversial circumstances after he jumped on red-cross flags, leading to a seven-point penalty and forfeiture of his prize purse.