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Kyle Peters Records Surprise Season Best Result at Foxborough

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Kyle Peters celebrated with his team after picking up his first podium of the season.
Kyle Peters the feel-good story of the day at round 15 of the 2018 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship at Foxborough last weekend.

Overcoming adversity while racing with a torn ACL and MCL, the Autotrader/ Yoshimura/ Suzuki Factory Racing rider scored a season-best third place finish.

Televised live on FOX and having the distinction of being the first day-time race of the year, the Foxborough Supercross attracted 38,404 fans who witnessed true heart and determination from RM-Z250 rider Peters.

Earlier in the week it was revealed by his team that Peters sustained a major knee injury at the previous round in Minneapolis, but that didn‰Ûªt stop the Greensboro native from moving through the field on his way to third place. The podium performance moved him to within two points of fifth place in the championship standings with one round remaining of the 250 class.
It was not an easy night for Peters after qualifying through the LCQ just to make the main event.
‰ÛÏI‰Ûªm speechless! I can‰Ûªt believe how the day ended considering how much pain I was in on Saturday morning," Peters said. "During track walk I knew there were some rhythm sections that I wouldn‰Ûªt be able to do, because my left knee obviously isn‰Ûªt strong. I struggled in practice and qualifying.

"After the final session, we put more tape on my knee in order to keep it stable. I was very tentative in the heat race, as I was worried about my knee. The goal was to put as little time on the bike as possible, but I didn‰Ûªt qualify through the heat race. I won the LCQ, which loosened me up and provide the confidence I needed.

‰ÛÏI got a really good start on my Suzuki RM-Z250 from the outside and was sitting in fourth for a while. I told myself that I was going to crash-out before I would settle for fourth place, because I had nothing to lose. I made it happen. I cannot thank the Autotrader/ Yoshimura/ Suzuki Factory Racing Team enough for their support and hard work. They gave me the best opportunities to run up front and reach my potential. It has been a long five years since I last visited the podium, so I‰Ûªm glad to finish third this weekend.‰Û
Peters rode with a torn ACL and MCL to pick up his first podium

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