Justin Bogle's Day At RedBud Motocross | MX 2016

Justin Bogle went 10-9 for 9th overall at round 6

Justin Bogle, RedBud MX 2016
Justin Bogle had the whole Honda crew at his disposal at RedBud as Cole Seely injured his finger in a practice crash this week and Trey Canard is expected back from his injury in a few weeks. The mechanics get Justin’s bike ready for the first timed practice.Photo by Rob Koy
Justin Bogle, RedBud MX 2016
Justin said that this week was his best qualifying so far this season. In practice one Justin takes a middle rut in the turn before the America flag jump, since the outside preferred rut started to get too deep as the practice went on. Justin turned a 1:59.033 on his 5th lap of the session to record the 6th fastest time in the first session.Photo by Rob Koy
Justin Bogle, RedBud MX 2016
In the second time practice Justin turned a slower 2:00.458 on the rougher RedBud track on lap four. He then knew he couldn’t improve his time in the session so he started to throw some whips over LaRocco’s Leap for the RedBud fans. Justin would go off his first practice time and record his best qualifying position of 6th this year.Photo by Rob Koy
Justin Bogle, RedBud MX 2016
Justin got off to a great start in moto one with a holeshot from an inside gate at RedBud. Justin said that the Honda guys came out with
a new engine package that is working great off the starts, and he has the confidence that his Honda should get good starts the rest of the year.
Photo by Rob Koy
Justin Bogle, RedBud MX 2016
Justin getting the pit board as he rounds the corner in front of the mechanic tents. For the mechanics it’s warfare to battle with your fellow mechanic to get your pit board out so your rider can read it.Photo by Rob Koy
Justin Bogle, RedBud MX 2016
Justin was credited with the holeshot in moto one but dropped back to 6th place after the first lap. Justin said that he pumped up quickly in moto one and was feeling terrible out there, and just could not get in the groove. This was the first time that Justin rode a 450 on this track and the rough gnarly track made it hard for Justin to feel comfortable. Justin drops down the step down, after the mechanics tent, in the middle to set up for the inside rut on the bottom of the hill.Photo by Rob Koy
Justin Bogle, RedBud MX 2016
The downhills at RedBud can get very treacherous with many braking bumps and some other weird holes formed from the braking bikes as they slow down to setup for the turns below. Justin tries the outside of this hill, which was a little smoother then the inside line. You had to be on guard going down this hill because these bumps would kick the rear end up without notice and could throw the riders over the bars.Photo by Rob Koy
Justin Bogle, RedBud MX 2016
Justin takes the inside line on the sweeping off camber at RedBud. This turn had two distinct lines to choose from that worked best as long as the rider set up for it before coming down the hill before it. The outside was smooth but the rider would have a longer distance to the next uphill, so most would pick the inside, which worked great as long as they didn’t blow past the inside rut and be forced to one of the middle ruts.Photo by Rob Koy
Justin Bogle, RedBud MX 2016
Justin got another great start in moto two and was credited with his second holeshot of the day. This time he was able to run in 3rd place for the first three laps and by the halfway point he was in 6th place. Justin said that the team did make a suspension changes between motos, but he thinks that he might have sent them in the wrong direction because he started to pump up again in the second moto. Justin said that he just felt terrible out there and he couldn’t gel with the rough and gnarly track. He said he just didn’t feel like himself and couldn’t get comfortable all day.Photo by Rob Koy
Justin Bogle, RedBud MX 2016
Justin would get into 9th place a little past the halfway point and hold it to the end of moto two. Justin said he did have fun hitting LaRocco’s Leap every lap despite the fact that he was struggling with the rest of the track. He said, "I had to have some fun out there and the leap was definitely fun to hit."Photo by Rob Koy
Justin Bogle, RedBud MX 2016
Justin finds a smoother line over the single jump before the finish line at the end of moto two. Justin Bogle went 10-9 for 9th overall at RedBud and can take away the confidence that his Honda should get good starts the rest of the season. He also made improvements on his qualifying position this week and hopes to take that into Southwick next week. Justin was not the only rider to complain about the rough track this week as many riders also had their own issues with the deeply ripped up soil at RedBud. Now it’s off to the sand track at Southwick.Photo by Rob Koy