RJ Hampshire's Day At High Point Motocross | MX 2016

RJ Hampshire went 12-10 for 11th overall at round 4 of the 2016 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Series at High Point MX.

RJ Hampshire, High Point MX 2016
RJ’s Geico Honda Factory Connection team makings last minute suspension adjustments before the first timed practice.Photo by Rob Koy
RJ Hampshire, High Point MX 2016
RJ and his girlfriend at the riders meeting at High Point.Photo by Rob Koy
RJ Hampshire, High Point MX 2016
RJ taking the outside line during the first timed practice. The track was extremely soft from the rain storm on thursday night. If you took the inside line on this turn you would get bogged down in the soft ruts. RJ turned a 2:09.055 on the 4th lap for his fast time in practice 1. In practice 2, RJ improved his time with a 2:07.692 on a faster and dryer track. This gave RJ the 12th gate pick for Moto 1.Photo by Rob Koy
RJ Hampshire, High Point MX 2016
RJ going down the hill after the uphill triple in the middle of the track. the breaking bumps got massive going down this hill. Riders would either try to soak up these bumps or try to jump several breaking bumps at a time to look for a smoother line. RJ later said that he kept his west coast settings for practice and decided to keep them for the first Moto. RJ got a good start in Moto 1 and ran in the top 5 until lap 5 when he said he got massive arm pump from a badly setup bike. He was able to to hold on to 6th place up to lap 12 when he and Aaron Plessinger tangled. RJ then had to settle for a 12th place finish.Photo by Rob Koy
RJ Hampshire, High Point MX 2016
RJ takes the inside ruts on the turn after the middle uphill triple early in the Moto. Toward the second half of the Moto the rut got to deep so most of the riders went to the outside line to keep up momentum.Photo by Rob Koy
RJ Hampshire, High Point MX 2016
For Moto 2 the team went ahead and made wholesale suspension changes for the soft and rutted track. RJ lined up 2 gates from the inside hoping for a good start next to Joey Savatgy.Photo by Rob Koy
RJ Hampshire, High Point MX 2016
RJ taking the outer line as the ruts got deep in the 2nd Moto. RJ got a decent start just outside the top 10 and worked his way up to 8th place in the first half of the race.Photo by Rob Koy
RJ Hampshire, High Point MX 2016
RJ takes the main line after the roller section. If you went to the outside you would lose a lot of time in the deeper ruts.Photo by Rob Koy
RJ Hampshire, High Point MX 2016
RJ hitting the new hip jump in the middle of the track.Photo by Rob Koy
RJ Hampshire, High Point MX 2016
RJ working his way through the whoops and up the left turn before the hip jump. RJ said the bike was much better in Moto 2 and would have finished in the top 10 if he did not get sketchy and run off the track and hit a flagger. RJ went 12-10 for 11th overall at High Point and said he is looking forward to the next few rounds after finding a good setting in Moto 2.Photo by Rob Koy