News 16 May 2019

Vegas heartbreak adds to Cianciarulo’s outdoor title motivation

Kawasaki pilot targeting championship rebound in Pro Motocross.

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Popular challenger Adam Cianciarulo says his heartbreak at Las Vegas’ Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship finale has added to his motivation to earn a maiden Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship in the 250MX category.

Holding the points lead, the Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki ace saw his 250SX West title hopes crushed in Vegas’ main event when he sustained bike damage following a heavy crash, allowing Frenchman Dylan Ferrandis (Monster Energy Yamalube Yamaha Star Racing) to emerge with the crown.

Injuries have prevented Cianciarulo from lining up in the outdoor series since 2017, where he concluded the season with a P3 ranking in the championship standings.

“After Vegas, it was a tough pill to swallow but it makes me even more motivated to go out and be successful during the motocross season,” said Cianciarulo. “This team deserves a championship and I would love to be able to bring that to them. It’s been a while since I’ve lined up for a motocross race, but I couldn’t be more excited about starting fresh.”

This weekend will see the 12-stop championship kick-off at Hangtown in California.