Detroit is one of the tougher rounds on the schedule to shoot Pit Bits as...there are no pits! So below are some sights from Detroit mixed in with some techy shots we saved from prior rounds that we haven't published yet. Enjoy.
No pits, just parking on the streets. Octopi Media Most of the teams opted to work inside their semis and if their teams had enough riders, place on or two out the back inside a tent built under the tailgate. Octopi Media Little extra flavor to Deegan's Monster Energy / Alpinestars lid. Octopi Media The Star team has gone a bit more casual with their team coats for track walk. Octopi Media Haiden Deegan has started using a Mobius wrist brace on his "sprained wrist". Octopi Media Tom Vialle probably wondering where his goggles went along with missing parts from his KTM, after a very chaotic first turn pileup. Octopi Media Cameron McAdoo right before discovering his unique problem... Octopi Media Detroit was packed with a reported crowd of over 52,000 spectators! Octopi Media Ford Field Octopi Media The amount of race wheels that teams have is scary... Octopi Media Jalek Swoll nearly brought Triumph a top-five upon debut. While Triumph definitely intends on finding a title sponsor for their US team, seeing the brand focus on their OEM colors for now is a nice change of pace. Octopi Media Weird one in 2024, the Star team has started using a different rear brake caliper on their bikes. We first noticed it on Tomac's bike at San Diego. Michael Lindsay But noticed their 250 riders are using it as well. It was also on Justin Cooper and Cooper Webb's 450s under closer inspection. It’s a stock Nissin caliper that’s been machined down to lessen weight. Michael Lindsay The photos you get when you let a truck driver use your camera... Corey Flewellen The HEP truck has a new face under it this year, as Billy Hartle makes his return to the paddock after a few years away. Ken's mechanic from 2023, Travis Soules, moved to Triumph over the off-season. Michael Lindsay Easy parking for some mechanics... Michael Lindsay
We noticed most riders aboard the new generation YZ250F are running their fork height flush or near flush...
This bike turns pretty well out of the box, so no surprise there. Michael Lindsay Interesting screen and baffle design from Yoshimura, getting Jett's machine through sound testing. Michael Lindsay The MCR riders have been running this patch in memory of Jeff Alessi. Michael Lindsay Hunta rolls in style. Michael Lindsay Garrett Marchbanks is the sole rider at Club that runs this billet brake caliper from MotoMaster. He also has one out back. Michael Lindsay We learned that Dunlop has an interesting tire a few of their racers have run in early SX rounds. The new AT-82 off-road tire that's just coming to market is very similar to a works spec 3S tire and has made its way onto a few riders' bikes. We'll try to get some shots at a future round to illustrate the difference. Michael Lindsay What's Froth? A line of cleaners and lubricants owned by Firepower Honda team owner Yarrive Konsky Michael Lindsay Chance Hymas re-injured his knee shortly before Detroit, the same knee he had surgery on just last year. Octopi Media Kenny's simple blue and white Fox kit was on point. Will this set be made? We sure hope so. Octopi Media Goggle, gloves, and boot coordination on point. Octopi Media Haiden Deegan rolled out in opening ceremonies in a Detroit Lions jersey. Octopi Media Daxton needed a bit of help popping his first bottle on the podium. Octopi Media They got it eventually. Octopi Media A feel good story in the making! See you in Glendale. Octopi Media