Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM’s Hill Narrowly Misses Podium at Unadilla
New Berlin, N.Y. (August 13, 2016) – Coming off a restful two-weekend break, Justin Hill
led the way for Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM team at the historic Unadilla National with a solid 5-4 moto result for fourth overall. His teammate Mitchell Oldenburg also put in a solid ride in sixth overall after finishing the day with an 8-9 moto score. Nelson, who’s still returning back to 100 percent, shined in the first moto but had to settle for 14th overall.
Hill made his return to racing just before the break, scoring fifth overall in Washington. This weekend, he pushed with the same speed he showcased at the end of July, keeping his KTM 450 SX-F inside the top five in both motos.
‘It’s great to come back and feel good, racing at the front,” said Hill. “I am really looking forward to keeping this up and finishing strong the next two rounds.”
Oldenburg, who has battled hard at every round this season and currently sits 10th overall, didn’t disappoint at Round 10. He got two good starts and put together consistent top-10 rides in both motos to finish just outside of the top five.
Nelson also started well in both motos and used that to his advantage in race one as he crossed the line in sixth place. Nelson went down in Moto 2 and was unable to finish the race.
Update (August 15th, 2016):
We would like to update everyone on Team Troy Lee Designs Red Bull KTM rider Jessy Nelson's condition after his crash this past weekend at Unadilla MX. Jessy crashed in a tricky corner, which was followed by his bike hitting him from behind. Jessy was immediately attended to by trackside medical help and then transported to a Trauma Hospital in Cooperstown, New York where he remains today. Wings For Life Spinal Cord Research Foundation is working directly with Jessy’s doctors and they have tentatively scheduled surgery for tomorrow.
has set up a donation page for Jessy and his family. If you would like to help contribute to Jessy’s medical expenses for his recovery process you can do so at the link below:
We will do our best to keep you updated as we get more information, please keep the kind thoughts and prayers coming to @jessynelson13
The series has just two rounds left with the penultimate round taking place next weekend at Budds Creek Raceway in Mechanicsville, Maryland on August 21.
The Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM riders were looking good in the GP Electro Blue and the SE Gravity Flo Yellow Racewear with the SE4 Pinstripe black helmet. See all of the 2016 gear sets and the 2016 Moto Helmets online and at your local TLD retailer.
250 Class Results (Moto Finishes)
- Cooper Webb, Yamaha (1-1)
- Aaron Plessinger, Yamaha (3-3)
- Austin Forkner, Kawasaki (7-2)
- Justin Hill, KTM (5-4)
- RJ Hampshire, Honda (9-6)
- Mitchell Oldenburg, KTM (8-9)
- Alex Martin, Yamaha (13-5)
- Martin Davalos, Husqvarna (11-8)
- Tristan Charboneau, Honda (10-10)
- Joey Savatgy, Kawasaki (2-32)
14. Jessy Nelson, KTM (6-24)
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