Jimmy Decotis' Day At Southwick | MX 2016

Jimmy Decotis went 25-15 for 19th overall at round 7

Jimmy Decotis, Southwick MX 2016
The number 58 was back under the Geico Honda Factory Connection tent for a home track race. Jimmy Decotis got the call up about a month ago to fill in for injured Christian Craig who should be back after the break. The Peabody, Massachusetts resident was not even supposed to race any outdoor nationals this year, but when he got the call to race at Southwick, Jimmy was all in. Jimmy has been helping Keith Johnson and John Dowd fine tune the track before the National as he also got to ride the track 3 or 4 times as part of his outdoor prep.Photo by Rob Koy
Jimmy Decotis, Southwick MX 2016
In the first 250 timed practice Jimmy turned a 2:07.783 on his second lap of the session. Jimmy Decotis knows all about getting in his quick lap as early as possable since the sand surface gets torn up after every lap. Jimmy had the 11th fastest time in the first session.Photo by Rob Koy
Jimmy Decotis, Southwick MX 2016
Jimmy turned a lap of 2:13.207 on lap four of the second timed session. The times in the second practice are always slower since the track is rougher then the first practice. Jimmy said that he went out there and worked on his lines for the first moto. Here, Jimmy takes the inside line around the turn closest to the pits to shorten the track on one of his timed laps.Photo by Rob Koy
Jimmy Decotis, Southwick MX 2016
Jimmy Decotis getting ready for the first moto at the Wick. Jimmy said that it was insane on the parade lap at every turn the fans were going nuts for me. Jimmy also said that the turnout at the local races since the the Wick opened back up have been awesome. Three weeks ago a NESC race was held at the track and the pro class had 38 riders on the gate.Photo by Rob Koy
Jimmy Decotis, Southwick MX 2016
Jimmy said that he got a good start in the first moto and was in 5th place after the first turn but started to get picked off by riders as the laps clicked off. Jimmy said that he wasn’t that comfortable out there with all the other riders and he felt like he was not riding that good. Jimmy admitted that he only rode by himself in preparation to race at Southwick and had a false confidence that his intensity was alright to jump into the middle of the season with these guys.Photo by Rob Koy
Jimmy Decotis, Southwick MX 2016
Jimmy stands as he manuals the rough track going up the hill by the pits in moto one. On the 7th lap, Jimmy was in 14th place and on the 9th lap he went off the track and went over the bars and had to take his goggle off before he could remount and continue the rest of the moto. Jimmy had to come into the pits, get his front end straighten, and get a new pair of goggles. By the time he got back out on the track, he was a lap down and in 30th place. Jimmy would be able to get up to 25th place at the end of the moto. Jimmy said that he was a little frustrated with his first moto, but never gave up and fought to the end.Photo by Rob Koy
Jimmy Decotis, Southwick MX 2016
Jimmy has turned many laps on the Southwick track and knows the importance of standing as he powers his way to the end of moto one.Photo by Rob Koy
Jimmy Decotis, Southwick MX 2016
Jimmy takes the inside line on the turn after Buckley’s Berm in the second moto. The preferred line in moto one was on the outside to keep your momentum up as you had to climb a hill to the top of this turn and give a lot of throttle to power through the berm. Jimmy used the inside line because the outside was starting to get blown out. Jimmy didn’t get that good of a start in moto two and was in the 15th position after on lap.Photo by Rob Koy
Jimmy Decotis, Southwick MX 2016
Jimmy takes the inside line around the right sweeper, it was the shorter way to go. The outside line was used by the front runners, but you had to go at mach speed to make it work.Photo by Rob Koy
Jimmy Decotis, Southwick MX 2016
Jimmy squared up the sweeper turn and caught the edge to the track as he exited the turn. Jimmy ran in the 16th position for the first half of the race and was able to get into 15th at the 17-minute point of the race and hold it to the end of the moto.Photo by Rob Koy
Jimmy Decotis, Southwick MX 2016
Jimmy Decotis went 25-15 for 19th overall at The Wick. Jimmy said that it was hard to jump into the Pro Motocross series after not racing and that he underestimated the intensity that it takes to run in the top ten. Jimmy is scheduled to do Spring Creek and Washougal for the Geico team, and then it will be a race to race basis as Christian Craig should be back after the break. Jimmy said that after Spring Creek he plans to go down to South Of The Border MX Training Facility to train with some fast guys to build on his intensity.Photo by Rob Koy