Dylan Ferrandis enters Fox Raceway in Pala, Calif., for Round 11 of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship with a 50-point lead over Ken Roczen, the maximum number of points a rider can earn in a round.
If he leaves with that same advantage, he will clinch the title with one round remaining since he would have the benefit of a tiebreaker if needed in the season finale at Hangtown in Rancho Cordova, Calif.
In the last two rounds, neither Roczen nor third-place Eli Tomac have been able to make up any points on Ferrandis since he matched both riders with first- and second-place moto finishes each time.
Last year, Roczen was not part of the series, but teammate Chase Sexton took the overall victory at Fox with a 3-1. Tomac finished second with a 1-4.
In the 250 class, Jett Lawrence scored the overall win with a 1-2. He hopes to keep his momentum alive after snatching the red plate from Justin Cooper last week at Ironman Raceway.
Cooper finished 12th overall in this race last year after finishing the first moto third. He failed to earn any points in the second race. But the points’ gap between the two 250 contenders is manageable at 11 points.
— Pro Motocross (@ProMotocross) September 3, 2021
(All times are ET)
BROADCAST/STREAMING SCHEDULE: TV coverage of the second 250 and 450 moto from Round 11 will be shown with a two-hour delay, September 4 at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN. The MAVTV Motorsports Network will have the live broadcast of the first moto for the 250 and 450 class beginning at 4 p.m. ET.
All the coverage, including exclusive qualifying, will be streamed live on Peacock Premium (the exclusive streaming coverage formerly on NBC Sports Gold’s Supercross and Pro Motocross Pass moved in 2021 to Peacock Premium, which is available for $4.99 per month).
Here’s this weekend’s Peacock Premium live schedule for Pro Motocross Round 11 at Fox Raceway:
— Qualifying: 1 p.m. ET
— Moto 1 (250/450): 4 p.m. ET
— Moto 2 (250/450): 6 p.m. ET
Jason Weigandt will serve as the play-by-play announcer for all race telecasts. Ashley Reynard will serve as pit reporter during the 2021 season.
SEASON SO FAR: Recaps of the 2021 season:
- Dylan Ferrandis, France, Yamaha – 439
- Ken Roczen, Germany, Honda – 389
- Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Kawasaki – 368
- Chase Sexton, La Moille, Ill., Honda – 342
- Cooper Webb, Newport, N.C., KTM – 278
- Marvin Musquin, France, KTM – 240
- Justin Barcia, Monroe, N.Y., GasGas – 239
- Aaron Plessinger, Hamilton, Ohio, Yamaha – 232
- Christian Craig, Temecula, Calif., Yamaha – 224
- Joey Savatgy, Thomasville, Ga., KTM – 216
- Jett Lawrence, Australia, Honda – 414
- Justin Cooper, Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y., Yamaha – 403
- Hunter Lawrence, Australia, Honda – 319
- Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha – 307
- RJ Hampshire, Hudson, Fla., Husqvarna – 300
- Jo Shimoda, Japan, Kawasaki – 262
- Austin Forkner, Richards, Mo., Kawasaki – 218
- Jalek Swoll, Belleview, Fla., Husqvarna – 195
- Michael Mosiman, Sebastopol, Calif., GasGas – 189
- Max Vohland, Sacramento, Calif., KTM – 182