Round 12 of the 2017 Monster Energy AMA Supercross season got underway today in Detroit, Michigan. Qualifying is now done.

There was some drama in the first 250 timed practice when Christian Craig t-boned Alex Martin, causing a rough get-off for Martin. According to the team, Martin will be sitting out of the race tonight.

Hometown advantage struck once again, with Michigan native Broc Tickle getting the fastest lap time in the 450s. He actually got this lap time in the first timed session, as most riders were slower in the second time session due to the track wearing down.

Here are the qualifying results:

250 East:

S2QCOVR

450:

S1QCOVR

My Opinion: Wow, impressive qualifying time for Broc Tickle. I know it’s just practice and all, but to be the fastest guy in this mega group of talented riders is always an accomplishment. Congrats. After a career best finish earlier this year in Toronto, is Tickle ready to improve upon that tonight? My guess is probably not, but expect another top 10 finish from him.

Other than Tickle’s impressive ride, nothing too notable from practice today. Same old group of guys up front, that group being Musquin, Tomac, and Dungey.

In the 250 class, Cianciarulo was looking a lot better than last weekend, and even got the fastest lap in the first session. According to him, his knee is definitely not perfect though. Regardless, he’s still able to ride well! Hopefully it won’t hold him back too much tonight.

In the second session, it was Frenchman Dylan Ferrandis on top! The SX rookie is really starting to get a hang of things. He got his first podium in Daytona, and I’m thinking he will get a podium again tonight.

My picks for the podiums are:

250:

  1. Zach Osborne
  2. Joey Savatgy
  3. Dylan Ferrandis

450:

  1. Eli Tomac
  2. Marvin Musquin
  3. Ryan Dungey

For more detailed predictions, check out our 250 and 450 rankings heading into Detroit!


Cover photo from Supercross LIVE

Scott Yargeau

I grew up racing motocross in a small town in Canada, and I now work as a mathematician in New York City. Combining my two passions, I'm excited to apply my skills in data analysis to the sport to produce stats-based race reports and projections.

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