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7/5/2014 - Jeremy Martin Ends Drought, Wins RedBud 250 Moto 1 by Promotocross.com

 

After winning the first five motos of the season in convincing fashion, Jeremy Martin had recorded just one top-five finish in the five motos since then. The points leader ended his drought in the first moto at RedBud, taking the victory ahead of Blake Baggett.

It seems like GEICO Honda riders are always in contention for the MotoSport.com Holeshot Award, and this time the prize went to series rookie Matt Bisceglia. His time out front was short-lived though, as Christophe Pourcel moved around him to take the lead on Lap 2 with Martin right behind him in second. Pourcel and Martin would battle it out over the next ten minutes of the moto, with Pourcel looking quite strong. A series of mistakes would doom his prospects for the race though.

 

While riding out front, Pourcel tipped over in the ruts around the ten-minute mark of the moto, handing the lead over to Martin. Pourcel would remount in fourth but another mistakes just three minutes later sent him out of the top-ten and ultimately into the FRAM Mechanic's Row, where his moto would come to an early end.

 

Behind Jeremy Martin out front, Justin Bogle ran in second place for awhile but eventually was overtaken by Blake Baggett, who has been on a roll in recent weeks. Once he took the position, Baggett was able to keep Martin in his sights, never really falling more than a few seconds back, but couldn't reel him in and would settle for second.

 

Like Pourcel, several other top riders were impacted by crashes and various other mistakes.

 

Dean Wilson had worked his way into the top-five but was being challenged by Cole Seely when the two riders made contact mid-air and both went down. Wilson was able to remount and salvage a top-ten finish but was on his way to a much better result before the crash. Seely would finish one spot ahead of him in eighth.

 

Cooper Webb had bike problems after going down around the midway mark of the moto and dropped way back in the field - ultimately finishing 14th.

 

After moving into the top three, Marvin Musquin had an odd situation late in the race where he got his leg stuck in between the rear wheel and fender on his bike. After struggling to restart his machine, the Red Bull KTM rider fell back to fifth before reclaiming a spot from Justin Bogle.

 

Like Pourcel, several other top riders were impacted by crashes and various other mistakes.

 

Dean Wilson had worked his way into the top-five but was being challenged by Cole Seely when the two riders made contact mid-air and both went down. Wilson was able to remount and salvage a top-ten finish but was on his way to a much better result before the crash. Seely would finish one spot ahead of him in eighth.

 

Cooper Webb had bike problems after going down around the midway mark of the moto and dropped way back in the field - ultimately finishing 14th.

 

After moving into the top three, Marvin Musquin had an odd situation late in the race where he got his leg stuck in between the rear wheel and fender on his bike. After struggling to restart his machine, the Red Bull KTM rider fell back to fifth before reclaiming a spot from Justin Bogle.

 

 

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