Supercross 2022: Results and points after Round 11 in Indianapolis

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Eli Tomac won his fourth consecutive Monster Energy Supercross race in Indianapolis as the remainder of the Round 11 results allowed him to further separate from the competition in the points. Tomac now has an almost two-race lead on the field with his 51-point advantage.

Finishing third in his heat, Tomac did not have the best gate pick to start the feature, but given his difficulty with starts at the beginning of the season, ending Lap 1 in fourth gave him a manageable situation. It took 20 laps to get to the front when he made the pass on Justin Barcia.

Still seeking his first win of the season, Barcia grabbed the lead on the opening lap with Jason Anderson in hot pursuit. Barcia gave up the lead momentarily at Lap 10, but an aggressive pass sent Anderson to the ground one circuit later.

Barcia was penalized three points for his contact with Anderson.

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After the penalty, Barcia is tied with Anderson for second in the standings, 51 points behind Tomac.

Marvin Musquin used the opportunity created by separate incidents involving Anderson and Malcolm Stewart to claim his second podium of the season and a second consecutive top five.

Perhaps the most interesting pairing of the night was Chase Sexton and Cooper Webb. After casing a jump and losing momentum last week in Detroit, Sexton clipped the helmet of Webb and sent both riders out of that race.

Sexton finished fourth at Indy.

A battered Webb came home fifth despite riding with an injured wrist.

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Anderson fell back as far as eighth in the running after his contact with Barcia. He climbed to sixth at the checkers with a bike that was well off the leader’s pace after the accident.

Stewart was riding fifth when he crashed on Lap 22. He finished eighth and dropped from second to fourth in the championship standings, Stewart is currently 53 points out of the lead.

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Jett Lawrence’s night got off to a scary start. He was clipped by another rider on the first turn and flipped off his bike through the middle of heavy traffic. In fact, another rider rode over his arm and dropped him to the back of the pack.

Lawrence regrouped and won his heat with a last-lap pace on Kyle Chisholm, which gave him the best gate pick of the night. Lawrence led the first four laps before handing the lead over to Cameron McAdoo for four circuits. Once he retook the lead, Lawrence rode away from the field.

NASCAR veteran Kurt Busch was on hand to provide color commentary.

Not many riders get a chance to pass Lawrence these days, so when McAdoo got around the Honda rider, it was a confidence booster. He kept Lawrence in sight for much of the first half, before falling to a six-second deficit at the checkers.

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RJ Hampshire scored his first podium of the season in third. He is now tied for fourth in the standings with Enzo Lopes

Pierce Brown started sixth and steadily moved his way up through the field until he barely missed the podium with a fourth-place finish. This is his third consecutive top-five finish.

Earning his second top-five of the season was Mitchell Oldenburg in fifth.

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POINTS, RESULTS AFTER ROUND 1 AT ANAHEIM: Ken Roczen, Cooper Webb renew rivalry with 1-2 finish

POINTS, RESULTS AFTER ROUND 2 AT OAKLAND: Jason Anderson wins, Roczen struggles to tighten points’ standings

POINTS, RESULTS AFTER ROUND 3 AT SAN DIEGO: First time wins for Chase Sexton (450s) and Michael Mosiman (250s)

POINTS, RESULTS AFTER ROUND 4 AT ANAHEIM: Eli Tomac solidifies points’ lead with first win of season

POINTS, RESULTS AFTER ROUND 5 AT GLENDALE: Tomac is first rider to repeat in 2022

POINTS, RESULTS AFTER ROUND 6 AT ANAHEIM: Anderson ties Tomac with two wins in 2022

POINTS, RESULTS AFTER ROUND 7 AT MINNEAPOLIS: Anderson makers it three, closes in on Tomac

POINTS, RESULTS AFTER ROUND 8 AT ARLINGTON: Tomac wins the overall and takes maximum points, Anderson wins two features

POINTS, RESULTS AFTER ROUND 9 AT DAYTONA: History made: Tomac is winningest Daytona rider

POINTS, RESULTS AFTER ROUND 10 AT DETROIT: Tomac makes it three in a row and takes sole possession of fifth on winners list

Miguel Oliveira wins MotoGP Thai Grand Prix, Bagnaia closes to two points in championship

MotoGP Thai Grand Prix
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Miguel Oliveira mastered mixed conditions on the Chang International Circuit in Buriram, Thailand to win the MotoGP Thai Grand Prix. Oliveira showed the adaptability as he navigated a race that began in wet conditions and turned dry over the course of the race. Oliveira won the Indonesian GP in similar conditions.

“It was a long race, but I can’t complain,” Oliveira said on CNBC. “Every time we get to ride in the wet, I’m always super-fast. When it started raining, I had flashbacks of Indonesia. I tried to keep my feet on the ground, make a good start and not make mistakes and carry the bike to the end.”

All eyes were on the championship, however. Francesco Bagnaia got a great start to slot into second in Turn 1.

Meanwhile Fabio Quartararo had a disastrous first lap. He lost five positions in the first couple of turns and then rode over the rumble strips and fell back to 17th. At the end of the first lap, Bagnaia had the points’ lead by two. A win would have added to the gain and for a moment, it appeared Bagnaia might assume the lead.

Early leader Marco Bezzecchi was penalized for exceeding track limits, but before that happened, Jack Miller got around Bagnaia and pushed him back to third. Oliveira was not far behind.

After throwing away ninth-place and seven points on the last lap of the Japanese GP last week, Bagnaia did not allow the competition to press him into a mistake. He fell back as far as fourth before retaking the final position on the podium.

“It’s like a win for me, this podium,” Bagnaia. “My first podium in the wet and then there was a mix of conditions, so I’m very happy. I want to thank Jack Miller. Before the race, he gave me a motivational chat.”

Miller led the first half of the Thai Grand Prix before giving up the top spot to Oliveira and then held on to finish second. Coupled with his Japanese GP win, Miller is now fully in the MotoGP championship battle with a 40-point deficit, but he will need a string of results like Bagnaia has put together in recent weeks – and he needs Bagnaia to lose momentum.

Miller’s home Grand Prix in Australia is next up on the calendar in two weeks.

Bagnaia entered the race 18 points behind Quartararo after he failed to score any in Japan. The balance of power has rapidly shifted, however, with Quartararo now failing to earn points in two of the last three rounds. Bagnaia won four consecutive races and finished second in the five races leading up to Japan. His third-place finish in Thailand is now his sixth MotoGP podium in the last seven rounds.

Aleix Espargaro entered the race third in the standings with a 25-point deficit to Quartararo, but was able to close the gap by only five after getting hit with a long-lap penalty for aggressive riding when he pushed Darryn Binder off course during a pass for position. Espargaro finished 11th.

Rain mixed up the Moto2 running order in the MotoGP Thai Grand Prix as well. Starting on a wet track, Somkiat Chantra led the opening lap in his home Grand Prix. He could not hold onto it and crashed one circuit later, but still gave his countrymen a moment of pride by winning the pole.

Half points were awarded as the race went only eight laps before Tony Arbolino crossed under the checkers first with Filip Salac and Aron Canet rounding out the podium.

American Joe Roberts earned another top-10 in eighth with Sean Dylan Kelly finishing just outside the top 10 in 11th.