Hansen Loses Out As Grant Takes Gold

Josh Grant took his first Gold during the Moto X Super X Men’s Finals last night as X Games 16 got in to the swing of things at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

It was down to another Josh to lead the way in the early stages as former Gold medallist Josh Hansen lead Grant for the first 11 laps.

Despite the early lead pulled out by Hansen, Grant would close back in on him with consistant, smooth transitions and eventually pass him.

“I feel great, this is a great feeling. It’s right up there with my win in Anaheim,” Grant said. “It was a close race but to come away with the win is great. The atmosphere and the people are fantastic here at the X Games. If I wasn’t competing, I would still be here.”

Hansen would drop back another place after Justin Brayton made his move to take Silver, leaving Hansen (who’s father won the World Championship medal at the Coliseum in 1982) to collect Bronze.

Pos Rider Score
1 Josh Grant 13:08.835
2 Justin Brayton 13:14.247
3 Josh Hansen 13:15.431
4 Ivan Tedesco 13:16.700
5 Dan Reardon 13:38.880
6 Chris Blose 13:41.145
7 Nick Wey 13:45.131
8 Weston Peick 15:23.121
9 Daniel Blair 15:38.963
10 Jimmy Decotis 15:41.345
11 Chris Gosselaar 16:15.118
12 Jason Lawrence 17:44.323