Rockstar Suzuki’s Clement Desalle dominated the MX1 class just like Ken Roczen did the MX2 class at the US GP. Desalle is no stranger to the US. If you remember, he raced Unadilla last year and finished just behind his weekend-teammate and points leader Ryan Dungey, beating James Stewart. We tried to interview him as he was in a rush to get somewhere, and this is how it came out.
Motocross.com: Obviously I think you did really well last year here, at least in one of the motos. And this year, I mean, it’s obviously even better. So, how is it you feel about how you’ve come along with this track and dealing with how the conditions are here?
Yeah, last year I was number two and this year I was number one. So, it’s good. And, of course, today was really good also.
Obviously you spent a little bit of time racing here last year. Do you feel like coming to America, in front of the American industry and stuff, do you have a little bit extra motivation? Because last year I talked to you and you wanted to come over and race.
Extra motivation… Not really, because every race that I take I’m really motivated. And it’s really cool to be here and when it’s a nice track it’s really even better.
What did you think of the track? Because it was really chewed up.
I think it’s a little bit dangerous, you know? It’s possible to make it not so dangerous.
What was the more dangerous part? Was it, like, all the ruts or was it the big jumps?
So many jumps in one lap. So, no, I mean, it’s for everybody [meaning the fans] but I was riding… It’s just what I think, you know?
Yeah, all right. And, one more thing: you have the points lead now, so how does that change how you think about the rest of the season?
Yeah. I just don’t care about it for the moment. I want to do the best I can in every race and just see how it goes.