JDR/J-Star/KTM’s Ryan Marmont continues to impress in his series of guest rides during the opening rounds of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross West Coast Lites Championship.
Marmont finished 10th at Oakland’s fourth round on Saturday night, meeting his goal of claiming a top 10 finish for the second weekend in succession.
“I felt good and was hoping my speed would be strong at this race and I would be able to manage another top ten finish,” remarked Marmont.
This week’s track threw a lot of riders for a loop as the whoop section was the most challenging of the season and the light rain that spread itself out over the course of the day made for deep ruts and slick ground.
Marmont qualified via a victory in the LCQ, before going on to a solid 10th in the 15-lap main won by Broc Tickle.
“I just couldn’t get comfortable earlier in the day and I struggled all day long with the whoop section,”explained Marmont. “I felt terrible after the heat and just made it my plan to win the LCQ.”
Come main event time, Marmont was able to use his trademark consistency to his advantage and round his night out with a strong result.
“I was able to stay out of trouble on the first two turns and came out inside the top 10,” he concluded.
After four rounds, Marmont now sits 13th overall in the point standings.