The thirteenth round of 2021 Monster Energy Supercross, Atlanta 1, featuring many talking points – the fact that Cade Clason cost Chase Sexton the lead whilst being lapped was undoubtedly the most intriguing. Clason got in the way when Sexton, who was leading at the time, came around and lapped him, which then halted all of Sexton’s momentum and opened the door for Eli Tomac to make a pass as the white flag flew. Clason has now released the following statement.
“Well, a career-best day turned sideways. Say what you will, simply, I didn’t know Chase was that close. Watching it over again, they caught me a ton from the sand to that turn. I feel terrible for what happened, I wish @ChaseSexton nothing but the best, simply poor timing and I wish there was something I thought I could have done different.”
Clason has been one of the most impressive riders in 2021 Monster Energy Supercross, as he has gone from not qualifying in 2020 to becoming a firm fixture in the main events this year. Clason is twenty-fifth in the premier-class championship standings – a seventeenth at Atlanta 1 was a season-best finish.
Words: Lewis Phillips | Lead Image: Align With Us