Social Spot: Anaheim 1

The best from social media

· 5 min read

Social media came alight on Saturday night, as riders and industry personnel shared countless posts from the opening round of Monster Energy Supercross. It is most likely that you missed something, especially if you are dealing with a difference in time zones, hence why collected the best posts from some poignant names for this feature.

📸 T E A M W O R K | 🍊 #OrangeBlood @ktmusa @ktmfactoryracing

A post shared by #Marvin Musquin #25 (@marvinmusquin25) on

A minimalist message from Marvin Musquin, especially considering the magnitude of what he achieved at Angel Stadium. Musquin ended lap one in fifth and charged into the race lead on lap eleven. There was additional posts from the Frenchman, two to be exact, but nothing too revealing.

Good to be back. #ElHombre

A post shared by Jason Anderson (@elhombre21) on

What could that caption mean? It has been quite a while since Jason Anderson actually stood on the box at an American event, as his campaign in Lucas Oil Pro Motocross came to a premature end. Round six at Red Bud was his last appearance in the top three in his homeland, so it has been quite a drought.

A motivational message from Justin Barcia. Ken Roczen undoubtedly overshadowed his competitors as far as exposure is concerned, but the ride that Barcia logged was one of the greatest stories on the night and deserves more recognition. Can he establish some kind of momentum and finally fulfil his potential?

Ken Roczen stated numerous times that his goal was to focus on all seventeen rounds, rather than push the limits to win a particular event, and he stayed true to his word. A solid fourth was a great way to kick off his comeback, especially considering that he started in twelfth. Most overlook that fact.

Seeing as Chad Reed is such a fan favourite and such a master of social media, is it a surprise that Ken Roczen is the only rider to hit a million followers? Anyway, Reed's post is fairly important as it explains why he has changed his plans for the upcoming week. It seems that we will have to wait a little while to see him at his best.

A lot of fans will be refreshing their social media accounts today, as they will be hoping to see an update from Dean Wilson. Wilson will have scans later on to determine the extent of his shoulder injury and whether he will miss any of the upcoming Monster Energy Supercross rounds.

It happens 🤷🏼‍♂️

A post shared by Shane McElrath (@shanemcelrath_) on

Nobody is perfect. Shane McElrath took a digger in practice at Anaheim 1, not that you would know it by how he performed in the night show. McElrath was a picture of consistency in both his heat race and the main event. Will he be able to maintain that as the current campaign progresses?

Adam Cianciarulo had a consistent night at Angel Stadium, but there is no doubt that he could achieve so much more in Houston this weekend. Starts restricted the Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki rider on Saturday night, especially with the basic track layout, hence why he has pinpointed that as an area for improvement.

Onlookers were fairly sceptical when Jeremy Martin announced that he was going to compete in the first three Monster Energy Supercross rounds aboard a CRF450R. Martin was quite impressive though, as he was competitive throughout the day, and expressed his delight on social media.

Words: Lewis Phillips | Lead Image: Monster Energy Media/Octopi

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