After a five-year hiatus, Monster Energy Supercross returned to Ford Field in Detroit, Mich., for Round 11 on Saturday. Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto was the fastest qualifier on his KX™450F and finished second to further extend his championship lead. Villopoto felt so comfortable with his Daytona set-up that he carried those changes into his regular supercross set-up for Detroit. As he has done countless times, the champ laid down a lap time that was insurmountable by the rest of the field. Villopoto pushed the limits all night long on the slippery Ford Field surface and although he did not stand on top of the podium, he was able to extend his championship lead over his closest competitors.
“I’m happy with another podium,” said Villopoto. “We would have liked to get the win, but this track was tough and if you started to push too much you could end up on the ground quick. We gained a lot of points on some guys tonight. We’re getting towards the homestretch.”