LUCERNE, California – FMF KTM Factory Racing’s Cody Webb became “King of the Motos” for 2018 after a near-perfect weekend of extreme enduro racing in Lucerne, California. Webb tallied a 1-1-1 moto score where he dominated the competition aboard the KTM 250 XC-W TPI machine.
The 2018 King of the Motos event presented a three-moto format for pro riders, with each race offering its own set of extreme challenges. The first moto took place on Saturday evening as riders competed on a 12-mile loop in the dark. As an added element, riders were forced to use 100% GPS navigation throughout the race. Webb conquered the first challenge of the weekend with a victory, setting himself up for success heading into the final day of racing.
Moto 2 took place on Sunday morning and presented riders with an extreme five-mile loop. Unlike the first moto, this one did not require GPS navigation so riders followed the course marked with arrows. Webb managed to put himself out front once again, putting forth a flawless performance to finish ahead of 2nd place rider, Colton Haaker (HQV).
The third and final moto of the weekend proved to be the most demanding of them all with over 100 miles of terrain using GPS navigation. As the only rider to complete the grueling finale, Webb ultimately finished Moto 3 in six hours and 45 minutes to claim the “King of the Motos” title from a league of his own.
Webb: “I had a near-perfect weekend. I got the triple crown, I won all three motos and I was the only rider to complete two-full laps. The new KTM 250 XC-W TPI was awesome, I had no issues all day besides some confusion with a checkpoint late in the race, but other than that it was a mistake-free race. I was really happy to redeem myself after losing in the final stages of the race last year. It was a great finish and it’s good to be the King of Motos champ again.”
Overall Pro Results
1. Cody Webb, 1-1-1 (KTM)
2. Colton Haaker, 2-2-2 (HQV)