Supercross 2021: Results and points standings after Round 3 at Houston


Cooper Webb took advantage when Ken Roczen got hung up in traffic and grabbed the lead on the final lap of Round 3 of the Supercross season at Houston to win his first race of the season.

Roczen led most of the race, but ran up behind Dean Wilson on a wall jump on the final lap. Roczen kept the pressure on during the last half of that lap, but was ultimately denied an opportunity to win four days after he was penalized for jumping on a red cross flag. Roczen lost the points lead with that penalty.

“Part of me wants to punch a hole in a wall, but I’ve been practicing my patience,” Roczen said after the race. “I’m going to keep it cool.”

Roczen regained the points lead by one marker over race winner Webb and Justin Barcia.

Adam Cianciarulo scored his first podium of the season. He was a distant 14 seconds behind the leaders.

RESULTS: Click here for 450 results; click here for 250

Justin Barcia kept his strong early season intact with a fourth-place finish that kept him within a point of the leader.

Eli Tomac scored his second consecutive top-five in fifth.

Malcolm Stewart, Aaron Plessinger, Jason Anderson, Zach Osborne and Justin Brayton rounded out the top 10.

Round 3 Round 3 450 main results | 450 points standings |  450 Manufacturer points

Colt Nichols has gotten progressively better with each successive round in the 2021 Supercross season, finishing third in the first race and runner-up in the second. He ended that trip up the ladder with his first win in two years.

Christian Craig finished third to open the year with three straight podiums. The two Star Yamaha teammates now share the red plate as co-leaders in the 250 East points standings.

Jett Lawrence made an aggressive pass in the final laps to move into third.

Joe Shimoda has shown remarkable consistency so far with a fourth in Houston 1, a fifth in Houston 2 and a fourth in this round.

Mosiman dusted himself off after being floored by Lawrence and finished fifth.

Max Vohland, Joshua Osby, John Short, Kevin Moranz and Thomas Do rounded out the top 10.

Click here for Round 3 main results | 250 East points standings | 250 Manufacturer Points

The Supercross heads to Indianapolis for Round 4 on Saturday night, Jan 30.

POINTS, RESULTS AFTER ROUND 1 AT HOUSTON: Justin Barcia, Christian Craig take early lead

POINTS, RESULTS AFTER ROUND 2 AT HOUSTON: Eli Tomac close gap, Jett Lawrence wins his first

NEOM McLaren Formula E announces Jake Hughes will join Rene Rast for 2023 season

McLaren Formula E Hughes
McLaren Racing

Doubling down on their commitment to electric auto sports, McLaren Racing announced Jake Hughes will join Rene Rast to compete in the 2023 Formula E Series (FE), which completes their driver lineup.

The NEOM McLaren FE team was formed by the acquisition of the Mercedes-EQ Formula E team that won the 2021 and 2022 championships with Stoffel Vandoorne and Nyck de Vries behind the wheel.

“Today’s announcement feels like a long time coming,” said Ian James, managing director of NEOM McLaren Electric Racing in a release. “Since May this year, when we first announced McLaren Racing’s entry into Formula E, we have been working tirelessly to get in place the best possible team and structure for sustainable success.

“On the one hand, we have been working on the retention of the amazing talent that already was in place before going into the transitional phase. I’m proud to say I think we’ve done a great job on that front.

“On the other hand, we have been focusing on putting in place new processes and new talent – and the latter includes the drivers.”

The driver lineup clasps the two hands together.

Hughes brings 10 years racing experience in single seater cars, including a role with the acquired Mercedes-EQ team as a reserve and development driver for the past two seasons. He is the 2013 BRDC Formula 4 champion and has multiple wins in Formula 2, including two in 2020.

Announced in August, Rast joins the team after earning two podium finishes and six top-fives in 22 career Formula E starts for Audi Sport ABT before returning to the DTM Series last year. Rast’s best finish in Formula E came in the Puebla E Prix when he finished second to teammate Lucas di Grassi by less than a half second.

McLaren’s commitment to Formula E comes one year after they entered the Extreme E rally series in 2022 with Tanner Foust and Emma Gilmour in the driver lineup. After a modest start to the season, the McLaren XE drivers crossed the finish line first in Round 4 in Chile, but were assessed a time penalty that dropped them to fifth. Last week in the season finale in Uruguay, they held onto a hard-earned second place finish.