Yoshimura Suzuki’s Brett Metcalfe captured another top-10 finish in the 2012 AMA/FIM Supercross series, this time at round five on Saturday night. Metcalfe has been the epitome of diligence and consistency this season and this recent round was no different. The Yoshimura Suzuki rider’s latest top-10 result occurred at the tour’s second stop at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA, where the race was completely sold out.
Although Australian Metcalfe admitted he was a little underwhelmed by his performance this weekend, the Yoshimura Suzuki rider still put in some impressive laps in both his heat race and in the main event. In the former, Metcalfe overcame a rough start to card an eighth-place result in his heat race and transfer to the main event. In the 20-lap main, Metcalfe again struggled at the start but then charged hard on his Yoshimura Suzuki RM-Z450 and brought home a ninth-place finish.
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“I had a rough weekend last week,” admitted Metcalfe. “I went down and didn’t have a good result. So I was really determined to put in a good result at Anaheim. I was feeling good on the track, but I was a little bit off all day, so that was kind of a bummer. Going into the heat race, I felt good on the Yoshimura Suzuki RM-Z450 and things were looking up. But I wheelied off the gate and got a bad start and ended up finishing eighth. In the main, I got another bad start and was never able to get it going. But now, I’m looking forward to getting back into it this week, and working hard on the Yoshimura Suzuki RM-Z450 and coming out for San Diego and trying to get things back on track.”
Team Yoshimura Suzuki Racing’s next event is the sixth round of the 2012 AMA/FIM Supercross Championship on Saturday, February 11th, at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, CA. You can meet Yoshimura Suzuki’s Brett Metcalfe on Friday, February 10th, from 6 to 7PM at North County House of Motorcycles at 1725 Hacienda Drive – Suite C, Vista, CA.