Sauber team boss Monisha Kaltenborn remains optimistic about the upcoming season, despite the obvious financial squeeze at the Swiss team.
She made no reference to the difficult situation in a Q&A issued when the new car was unveiled online.
Ryan Villopoto led wire-to-wire in Saturday night’s 450SX Main Event to grab his second victory of the 2014 Monster Energy Supercross season.
After assuming the lead on the first lap, the Kawasaki ace managed a comfortable lead throughout the 20-lap feature and cruised to an easy win over James Stewart by a margin of 4.235 seconds.
Jason Anderson used another last-lap pass to earn his third 250SX win of the season and regain the points lead in front of 47,339 fans at O.co Coliseum in Oakland, Calif.
After grabbing the top spot on Lap 7, Dean Wilson appeared to be well on his way to claiming the victory. However, his Kawasaki stalled on the final lap, allowing Anderson to sneak by for the lead and eventual win.
Following three sessions of practice this afternoon and early evening in Oakland, the final times are set for gate picks this evening. The whoops inside O.co Coliseum seem to be garnering the most attention, as they are both deep and big. Many riders have already stated the whoops could very well be where the race is won and lost. There’s also a tricky rhythm section that has claimed a few riders today, including Cooper Webb who received medical attention but should be ok to race this evening. Despite the difficult track, many riders have also commented that Oakland has the best dirt of the season thus far.