Courtesy of Team Suzuki Press Office
Bisceglia continued his strong comeback from injury on Saturday at the
Budds Creek Pro Motocross National aboard the Yoshimura Suzuki Factory
Racing RM-Z450. The 450 class rookie qualified sixth, a career high,
then garnered the power of the Yoshimura Suzuki RM-Z450 to take the
holeshot in the second moto. In the end blistered hands kept Bisceglia
from reaching his full potential at Budds Creek and he finished the day
11th overall with 9-12 moto results.
Bisceglia was in just his second week on his comeback trail from rib
injuries sustained at Southwick and his gathering of experience on the
450 began to pay dividends with a strong sixth-place qualifying run. He
hustled the Yoshimura factory machine around the hilly Budds Creek track
in a time of 2:05.851.
All the hard work put in by Bisceglia and the Yoshimura team to earn a
great gate pick went for naught when Bisceglia crashed in the first turn
of the opening moto. Undaunted, he picked-up his bike and proceeded to
turn in one of the most outstanding charges of the season, riding from
last to ninth by the chequered flag.
Perhaps inspired by his brilliant rally in moto one, Bisceglia launched
perfectly out of the gate at the start of the second moto and let the
power of his Yoshimura Suzuki RM-Z450 do the rest as he scored the
Unfortunately, the downside of only being back on the bike for a little
over a week meant that his hands hadn’t yet built-up calluses from hours
of riding and they blistered badly by the second moto, making it tough
for him to hold on and he was forced to reduce his pace, but still
managed 12th that moto to earn him the 11th overall.
“It was a bit of a tough day,” said Bisceglia after the national. “I
qualified sixth, which is the best I’ve qualified so far this year. I
got a good start in the first moto, but crashed in the first corner. I
went from last to ninth. Then I got the holeshot in the second moto and
was still riding good up until maybe the halfway point. Then I struggled
with my hands. They’re just super raw and I couldn’t even hold on, but
there were positives from the day.
“I’m looking forward to next weekend. My Suzuki is working so great and
hopefully I can get these hands a little bit tougher before the race and
just be able to go and finish the motos strong. It’s the last race of
the year and hopefully we can go out with a strong result.”
The Pro Motocross Championship concludes this coming Saturday at the Ironman National, in Crawfordsville, Indiana.
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