CHINO, CA – It was a tale of two races for RCH/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing Saturday night when Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, returned to Angel Stadium for Round 3 of the 2017 season.
Broc Tickle, rider of RCH’s No. 20 Suzuki RM-Z450, faced his share of challenges Saturday night but the series veteran stayed the course and came away from the third race of the year with a season-best 12th-place finish.
“Anaheim was a good weekend,” offered Tickle. “We worked on starts quite a bit during the week so I was confident coming into the race. Practice went well and I put in some good times. I finished sixth in my heat, which was decent for where I started. The semi was stacked so I knew I needed to get out front early. I made a couple passes to get up to second so I felt good.
“The first corner in the main was pretty tight and everyone was bunched up in the middle. I came out seventh or eighth. I had some problems a few corners later. I cut down on a corner, came in hot on the inside, and someone cut down in front of me. I ended up t-boning them and falling over so I had to come from dead last. I rode back up to 12th and put in some good laps. I had good speed all night so if I could have gotten a decent start that would have helped.”
Justin Bogle, Tickle’s teammate and rider of the No. 19 Suzuki, started his night by winning the hole shot in the first 450SX heat race of the program. Unfortunately the 2014 Eastern Regional 250SX Class Champion suffered a hard crash two corners later and was forced to sit out the main event.
“It was a tough night,” explained Bogle. “We ripped the hole shot in our heat but came up short on a jump a couple corners later. I was hoping I’d be ok for the main so we went out in the semi to see where I was physically but there was just no way. I went to the hospital to get checked out and fortunately, there wasn’t anything major. Bruised lungs and some other minor stuff but I’ll be fine. We’re not exactly sure on recovery time yet so we’ll have to wait and see how this week goes before making a decision about Phoenix.”
University of Phoenix Stadium plays host this weekend when Monster Energy AMA Supercross visits Glendale, Ariz., and the home the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals. Round 4 of the 2017 supercross championship will be televised live on Fox Sports 1 Saturday, Jan 28, beginning at 9 p.m, Eastern Standard Time, 6 p.m. Pacific.
About RCH Racing …
RCH/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing is a professional Monster Energy Supercross and Lucas Oil Pro Motocross team co-owned by 15-time AMA Champion Ricky Carmichael and Freestyle Motocross visionary and entrepreneur Carey Hart. RCH was founded in 2012 and earned its first premier class championship in 2016. Stay up to date on all the latest RCH Racing news on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @RCHRacing.
About Suzuki …
Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (SMAI) distributes Motorcycles, ATVs, Scooters, Outboard Motors and Automotive Parts and Accessories via an extensive dealer network throughout 49 states. Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC), based in Hamamatsu, Japan, is a diversified worldwide manufacturer of Motorcycles, ATVs, Scooters, Automobiles, Outboard Motors and related products. Founded in 1909 and incorporated in 1920, SMC has business relations with 201 countries/regions. For more information, visit www.suzuki.com.
About Yoshimura R&D of America …
Yoshimura is “The Leader in Performance” and has been for more than 55 years. With unmatched skills, knowledge, and passion for racing, Yoshimura is on the forefront of the aftermarket exhaust industry. Yoshimura pipes are race bred and feature the same legendary performance, fit and quality that has been their trademark for more than five decades. To learn more about Yoshimura and view their wide variety of performance products, visit
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