Ryan Villopoto spoke to the media last night about the decision to race the Monster Energy Cup.

On winning the million in the past.. 

It’s an awesome feeling. It’s a great race that Monster Energy puts on and to have a million dollars, it’s the biggest pay day we can get in one night. It’s awesome to have it still running. There’s only been two winners (of the million) but we might see a third one.

On the new track layout.. 

I think with the track layout, we will see a lot of guys going fast. We should have really close racing and lap times that will be very close together.

On racing the event.. 

Yeah, we will be racing press day and then practice tomorrow. I will be behind the gate tomorrow night for the first time in a long time and getting ready for Australia. I look forward to being behind the gate again and being with these fast guys.

On the decision to race the Monster Cup.. 

At a track like this were the track isn’t super gnarly and guys are in limbo right now from outdoors to Supercross. I’ve been riding and feeling okay so why not come out and give it a go?

On possibly racing more after Australia.. 

We will see but we’ve made no plans at this point, for sure. The kids have all my time at this point.


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