Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/GASGAS Factory Racing’s Ryder DiFrancesco continues to rise in the middle stages of the 2024 AMA Pro Motocross Championship after claiming eighth overall at today’s RedBud National, spending his time in the spotlight during the final 250MX moto of Round 6.


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With the team’s 450MX Class entry, Justin Barcia, sidelined while allowing his knees time to recover, all attention was placed upon Ryder D and Pierce Brown on their GASGAS MC 250F Factory Editions, and the pair qualified in 11th and 12th positions following this morning’s opening sessions of the weekend.

For DiFrancesco, a crash on the opening lap of Moto 1 saw him claw his way back from outside of the top 30 to eventually find points in 13th place. The final race was far better in running as high as third early on and then maintaining a top-five position for over half of the race distance. He eventually took the checkered flag in P7, which placed him eighth for the round, and he is now 10th in the championship.

Ryder DiFrancesco: “RedBud was a better weekend for me. Qualifying was decent and then in the first moto my start was okay, but I ended up going down and fought back to 13th. Second moto, I was in P2 off the start and ran up front for a long time, before I went back to seventh. We’re ready for Millville and we’ll keep building!”

Brown’s opening moto was somewhat smoother, finishing 10th despite a fall of his own, and then he faced added adversity in Moto 2. Unfortunately, contact with another rider on the opening lap forced PB out of contention before it even really began, which placed him 17th overall. Still, he is P7 in the points and is determined to turn his luck around as we enter the series’ second half.

Pierce Brown: “It was a tough day at RedBud. I’m disappointed because I’ve been feeling really good on the bike lately, but the results just haven’t shown it. Moto 1, I was battling around seventh or eighth and fell, so ended up 10th. The second moto, I got together with another rider and fell on the first lap, which damaged my bike and I had to DNF. That’s tough, but onto the next round!”

Next Race: July 13 – Spring Creek, Minnesota

Standings 450MX Class 2024 after 6 of 11 rounds

  1. Chase Sexton, 260 points
  2. Hunter Lawrence, 253
  3. Justin Cooper, 212
  4. Aaron Plessinger, 202
  5. Malcolm Stewart, 164
  6. Justin Barcia, Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/GASGAS Factory Racing, 148
  7. Christian Craig, 106

Results 250MX Class – RedBud National

  1. Chance Hymas (USA), Honda
  2. Ty Masterpool (USA), Kawasaki
  3. Jo Shimoda (JPN), Honda
  4. Tom Vialle (FRA), KTM
  5. Casey Cochran (USA), Husqvarna
  6. Ryder DiFrancesco (USA), Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/GASGAS Factory Racing
  7. Pierce Brown (USA), Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/GASGAS Factory Racing

Standings 250MX Class 2024 after 6 of 11 rounds

  1. Haiden Deegan, 276 points
  2. Chance Hymas, 239
  3. Tom Vialle, 233
  4. Pierce Brown, 145
  5. Ryder DiFrancesco, 120
  6. Julien Beaumer, 107
  7. Casey Cochran, 102