Monster Energy Cup - Press Day Live Blog


Hello and welcome to Press Day for the ninth running of the Monster Energy Cup! Join us as we get ready for Saturday night's Main Events, which will start at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on Oct. 19.

Press Day Quotes:

Eli Tomac: It's going to be tough, and the kicker this year is we're going a different direction in one of the motos. We have the three different starts so really it's going to be a huge weekend of focus and just being ready for each challenge and that's each race. We've got something thrown at us each time and the good old Joker Lane's there still.

Adam Cianciarulo: We're always trying to win, right? But, for me, I just want to come out here and ride my best, put myself in position and just get some experience out front riding with those guys, and ultimately I just want to ride good so we'll see where that puts me.

Justin Barcia: You have to be very comfortable being uncomfortable out here, and that's what we've been working on so far this month. Doing a lot of testing, made a lot of progress with the Monster Energy Yamaha team, things have been going great. But yeah, the track, they definitely don't want anyone to win a million dollars but we're going to give it our all.

Chad Reed: I think it's going to be interesting. As a rider, you evolve through the weekend, you always put your eggs in the basket for getting strong for the motos, but that's not going to be the case this weekend. It's kind of like you're going to have to learn and get up to speed because you've got three different racetracks but I think it's going to be fun.

Malcolm Stewart: It feels good to be back. Nine months? That felt like five years to me. But I'm just looking forward to being back, getting my feet wet. I'm so glad to be here at the Monster Energy Cup. For me it's just go out there and have fun and enjoy the race.

Tim Gajser: I'm super excited to be here again since 2017. This year we came a little bit earlier to do a bit more riding and testing on the Supercross track and I just can't wait to get on the track. It's completely different. In motocross we do motos for 35 minutes all the time, during the year, during practice and races, but here it's like way shorter and the way you set up the bike is completely different, but I'm excited and looking forward to it.

Jeremy Martin: It was a really long time, three back surgeries and gnarly infections, but we're here and we're healthy and ready to get back doing what I love to do. It's just been day-by-day with the rehab and with riding the dirt bike and stuff but last week I'm just like, 'I'm not feeling too bad.'

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Photos from the pits:

Tim Gajser's bike

Dean Wilson's bike