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Yamaha Racing Supercross Recap and Results – Toronto

JGRMX’s Davi Millsaps was the sole representative for his team on the only trip outside of the USA for the AMA Supercross series (also an FIM World Championship) as the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Canada hosted the twelfth round of seventeen. Over 47,000 spectators saw the YZ450F rider again almost grab the holeshot for the twenty lap main event and the 24 year old was in contention for another podium finish before going onto secure fourth position and take his fourth top five result of the campaign.

Millsaps was the only JGR racer in action across the border after James Stewart was forced to the sidelines in the wake of his practice crash last week in Indianapolis. “It really hurts me to say this, but after spending the last couple of days under the observation of doctors and my family, it looks like it would be best for me to sit out this weekend’s race in Toronto,” Stewart had communicated before the race. “The fall at Indy was big but aside from the obvious, it aggravated a couple old injuries and I’ll need time to fully recover from that. at this point, there’s no real time line for my return. But we’ll be working at it again next week to re-evaluate my abilities for the race in Houston.”

Millsaps won his heat race and then fought with Jake Weimer and Kevin Windham for the final podium slot. Windham’s experience eventually helped him obtain the bottom step while the Yamaha star was able to capitalised on a mistake by Weimer late into the twenty laps to cross the line in fourth.

“Usually, in the whoops, having long legs is an advantage but when they are rutted out like that I think it’s actually worse,” he explained. “It was tough through there and it sort of messed up the rest of my lap just worrying about the whoops. Still, I was up front, and I almost put it up on the box again, so things are going good. I’m happy.”

Stewart is still third in the points but Millsaps is creeping up and rests just eight points behind in fourth. Round thirteen will take place next week at the Reliant Stadium in Houston.

2012 AMA-SX Canada

Rogers Centre 25/03/2012 20 Laps

race I
1 Ryan Villopoto Kawasaki USA 16’17.841
2 Justin Brayton Honda USA 0’09.124
3 Kevin Windham Honda USA 0’13.918
4 David D Millsaps Yamaha USA 0’16.320
5 Jake Weimer Kawasaki USA 0’25.316
6 Marvin Musquin KTM FRA 0’36.541
7 Kyle Chisholm Kawasaki USA 0’37.768
8 Broc Tickle Kawasaki USA 0’38.201
9 Robert Kiniry Yamaha USA 0’51.539
10 Wil Hahn Honda USA -1Laps
11 Justin Sipes Kawasaki USA -1Laps
12 Josh Grant Honda USA -1Laps
13 Mike Alessi Suzuki USA -1Laps
14 Matthew Goerke Suzuki USA -1Laps
15 Jimmy Albertson Suzuki USA -2Laps
19 Nico Izzi Yamaha USA -10Laps

AMA-SX World Standing

Rider Standings After Race 12 of 17

1. Ryan Villopoto Kawasaki USA 271
2. Ryan Dungey KTM USA 192
3. James Stewart Yamaha USA 177
4. David D Millsaps Yamaha USA 169
5. Kevin Windham Honda USA 166
6. Justin Brayton Honda USA 165
7. Jake Weimer Kawasaki USA 150
8. Brett Metcalfe Suzuki AUS 145
9. Mike Alessi Suzuki USA 136
10. Chad Reed Honda AUS 128
11. Broc Tickle Kawasaki USA 108
12. Kyle Chisholm Kawasaki USA 106
13. Josh Hansen Kawasaki USA 87
14. Nicholas Wey Kawasaki USA 76
15. Andrew Short Honda USA 59
16. Marvin Musquin KTM FRA 59
17. Robert Kiniry Yamaha USA 52
29. Nico Izzi Yamaha USA 16
35. Ryan Morais Yamaha USA 7
39. Ben Lamay Yamaha USA 2

Circuit Length:
NA

Crowd:
47, 010

Weather:
Dry

Last Years Winner:
Ryan Dungey

Manufacturer Standings

25/03/2012

1 Kawasaki 273
2 Honda 243
3 KTM 239
4 Yamaha 223
5 Suzuki 165