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January 28, 2007

Team Suzuki Press Office – January 28, 2007.

Ricky Carmichael raced his RM-Z450 to an 8.5-second victory at Saturday night’s San Francisco Supercross at AT& T Park in California.

The Makita Suzuki rider – taking part in his last West Coast Supercross ride of the season as he opts to take up NASCAR Racing – gated third behind Chad Reed (Yamaha) and James Stewart (Kawasaki) in the 20-lap Main Event.

He took the lead at the mid-race point when both Stewart and Reed slipped off and was never challenged from then on.

He said: “It feels great to win but it was difficult out there. From the 10th lap I was riding real tight and holding my breath. I’m going to take a few weeks off now to concentrate on some driving then I’ll be back for the Atlanta Supercross.”

Team mate Ivan Tedesco gated his RM-Z450 in the top seven but crashed before the halfway stage, eventually finishing 14th.

Main Event: 1 Ricky Carmichael (Makita Suzuki), 2 James Stewart (Kawasaki), 3 Chad Reed (Yamaha), 4 Tim Ferry (Kawasaki), 5 Nick Wey (Honda), 6 David Vuillemin (Honda), 7 Travis Preston (Honda), 8 Michael Byrne (Suzuki), 9 Jeff Gibson (Kawasaki), 10 Kevin Windham (Honda).

AMA Supercross Points (after 4 rounds): 1 Stewart 97, 2 Reed 82, 3 Ferry 70, 4 Carmichael 69, 5 Byrne 57, 6 Windham 52, 7 Preston 50, 8 Wey 42, 9 Vuillemin 42, 10 Tedesco 42.

World Supercross Points (after 6 rounds): 1 Stewart 139, 2 Reed 127, 3 Carmichael 116, 4 Ferry 102, 5 Wey 90, 6 Vuillemin 79, 7 Preston 69, 8 Voss 66, 9 Byrne 64, 10 Gibson 61. 13 Tedesco 44.

For more stories about Ricky Carmichael, click here. For photos, click here.
For more stories about Ivan Tesdesco, click here. For photos, click here.

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