2021 Indianapolis Round 5 Supercross Recap
With a quick blow of a kiss towards the mechanic's area, Ken Roczen made a final left turn and easily grabbed his second-straight win of the 2021 Monster Energy Supercross season for Round 5 on Tuesday at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN.
Roczen, who was docked points for jumping on a red cross flag earlier this season, got held up by a lapper - possibly costing him a win - two rounds ago and traded the lead with Eli Tomac during Round 4 before pulling away for the win, encountered little trouble this time out leading the entire way and winning by eight seconds. The win extends Roczen's lead in the Championship standings to 13 over Cooper Webb, who finished fourth.
Justin Barcia, grabbed the holeshot then quickly forfeited the front spot to Roczen, but made it back on the podium for the first time since his opening round win with a second-place finish. Defending Champion Eli Tomac tied several times to get into the runner up spot but was unable to get into a spot to maneuver around Barcia and settled for third. Tomac sits just a point back of Webb for second after starting the year in 13th and now has reached the podium in three of the last four rounds.
In the 250 East class, Colt Nichols' third straight victory puts him in complete control for the title. Nichols got around Michael Mosiman after seven laps and led the rest of the way while his teammate Christian Craig rolled up in second. Nichols holds an 11 point lead over Craig in the Championship standings with four rounds remaining. Mosiman held on for third-place which put him into third-place for the standings. Jett Lawrence, considered a contender for the East title with a win on the year, did not line up for the Main Event after crashing in his Heat race.
Supercross remains at Lucas Oil Stadium for Round 6 on Saturday Tuesday. Until then, check out the photos below and live Round 5 all again.