Jeremy Martin & Cooper Webb bring home a 2nd place overall, for team USA, at the 2015 MXON
Yamalube Star Racing Yamaha’s Jeremy Martin and Cooper Webb put in some great racing in front of the thousands of fans, at the French Ernee circuit. Team USA qualified second overall on Saturday, in the qualifying heat races; with Martin finishing 2nd in the MX2 heat race, Webb finishing 2nd in the Open Class, and teammate, Barcia, winning the MXGP class.
Sunday’s 1st race combined the MX2 & MXGP classes. Martin got off to a 20th place start, but made his way up to fifth. Barcia won the race, which put team USA in the lead.
The second race was the MX2 & Open class, combined. Webb, being a rookie on a 450, took the holeshot. Six laps into the race, he lost the lead, but remained right on his French opponent’s tail. Webb did not back down and made many attempts, on the foreign terrain, to reclaim the lead. He finished second. Martin got a better start this time around, and was the 2nd 250 to cross the finish line. He finished fifth.
The final race consisted of the MXGP & Open classes. The overall winning country would be decided, and it was either going to be team France or team USA. Team USA’s starts set them back; Webb was tenth on the 1st lap, and Barcia seventh. Webb got through to 6th and Barcia 3rd but it wasn’t enough to take the overall. They finished a strong 2nd, behind the hosting Nation, France.