With two laps to go in Detroit, it looked like Aaron Plessinger had the win in the bag as he was riding superb and it would have been the biggest win of his career. At one point he had a lead of eight seconds as he rode away from the rest of the field. Chase Sexton closed the gap down with with two laps to go, but Plessinger still had over three seconds at the front before a big crash ruined his night!
“That one hurts, that one hurts a lot. I was riding so good and, man, I didn’t stand up in that rut the whole moto – I sat down and put my foot out… The one time I think it’s alright to stand up, it catches my foot and rips me right off the bike. I couldn’t believe it, flying through the air like that and I just tried to tuck, because it was a hard hit. I tried to get back up – I probably could have finished – but man, that hurts. You know, get back up on the saddle and I’ll get back up there in Seattle. I love it there, so don’t count me out, I’m not done yet. I was riding so good, I’m so proud of my riding and I love these fans. I could hear them the whole way! You know, it happens, we’ll be back with a vengeance. My starts are good, I’m good, my fitness is good… I’ve just gotta stay on the bike next time. Thank you to the fans, I wish I could have won it, but we’ll get them next year!”, Plessinger stated in a KTM press release.