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FIM Motocross

With the weather making up for yesterday’s rain with a bright sun, the Bonver Grand Prix of Czech Republic turned up to be another hard fought round of the FIM Motocross World Championship handing victories to Tony Cairoli in the MX1 class and Marvin Musquin in the MX2 class, both leading their respective Championship and holding a chance to wrap up the Title in the next round in Brazil.

Cairoli topped the podium from Clement Desalle and Tanel Leok, the latter having snatched moto one victory from Cairoli who made up by winning the final heat. Steve Ramon and Max Nagl completed the top five ahead of David Philippaerts.

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Musquin and Ken Roczen battled hard for the Czech GP victory but it was Musquin ending on top courtesy of his victory in the final heat. Roczen, who won moto one, could do no better than second in heat two and dropped down to second on the podium while Gautier Paulin was third overall. Poleman Steven Frossard crashed in race one and was seventh overall.

In the EMX 125 Jordi Tixier won this Czech round and wrapped up the first ever EMX 125 Title already at the end of heat one. Completing the podium were Sulivan Jaulin and Jason Clermont.

MX1

Taking the Bonver Grand Prix of Czech Republic today, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Cairoli extended his winning streak to three consecutive wins – six in total this year. The Italian was snatched the first moto win by a fast Tanel Leok but made up for that in the second heat, leading the whole moto and extending his record of laps at the lead to 222 – exactly like the Championship leader’s start number. Cairoli is now heading towards his second MX1 World Title as he leads the MX1 series with an 84 point advantage with three rounds to go.

Taking second overall in the scenario of his maiden GP win last year, Desalle of Rockstar Teka Suzuki World MX1 could not make up points on Cairoli this weekend. Desalle struggled at the start of moto one and was then forced to recover to an eventual third place. The Belgian took a much better start in the final moto but could not close the gap with a fast Cairoli and ended runner up to the Italian.

LS Motors Honda’s Tanel Leok was on route to win his second Grand Prix of 2010 after he beat Cairoli in moto one to win in front of the KTM racer. A crash in the final moto hampered Leok’s classification but the Estonian found his way through the pack and recovered to an eventual fifth, making it to the overall podium by six points.

Rockstar Teka Suzuki World MX1’s Ramon was fourth overall, securing the position with a strong outing in the final moto. After ending a bitter sixth in race one, Ramon made up in the final moto by working his way up to an eventual third.

Completing the top five was Red Bull KTM Factory Racing MX1’s Nagl who clinched a fifth and a fourth place in the heats.
Philippaerts instead struggled and missed the top five. The Italian finished sixth overall after crashing in the final moto – which followed his fourth place of heat one.

Bobryshev was seventh ahead of Gonçalves, Strijbos and Coppins completing the top ten. Guarneri instead scored no points and ended at the bottom of the standings, with a crash in the first moto hurting his back.

Church made it to the 11th place to mark CCM’s return to action. The Brit was just ahead of French Kawasaki duo Pourcel and Aubin.

MX1 Race 1 top ten:
1. Tanel Leok (EST, Honda), 39:08.429; ; 2. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), +0:03.457; 3. Clement Desalle (BEL, Suzuki), +0:07.250; 4. David Philippaerts (ITA, Yamaha), +0:27.771; 5. Maximilian Nagl (GER, KTM), +0:29.930; 6. Steve Ramon (BEL, Suzuki), +0:53.331; 7. Sebastien Pourcel (FRA, Kawasaki), +1:11.257; 8. Nicolas Aubin (FRA, Kawasaki), +1:12.146; 9. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, Honda), +1:15.536; 10. Rui Gonçalves (POR, KTM), +1:21.500;

MX1 Race 2 top ten: 1. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 40:34.824; ; 2. Clement Desalle (BEL, Suzuki), +0:03.037; 3. Steve Ramon (BEL, Suzuki), +1:06.778; 4. Maximilian Nagl (GER, KTM), +1:09.320; 5. Tanel Leok (EST, Honda), +1:10.907; 6. Kevin Strijbos (BEL, Suzuki), +1:11.841; 7. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, Honda), +1:17.435; 8. Rui Goncalves (POR, KTM), +1:21.038; 9. David Philippaerts (ITA, Yamaha), +1:41.461; 10. Joshua Coppins (NZL, Aprilia), +1:48.010;

MX1 Overall top ten: 1. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 47 points; 2. Clement Desalle (BEL, Suzuki), 42 p.; 3. Tanel Leok (EST, Honda), 41 p.; 4. Steve Ramon (BEL, Suzuki), 35 p.; 5. Maximilian Nagl (GER, KTM), 34 p.; 6. David Philippaerts (ITA, Yamaha), 30 p.; 7. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, Honda), 26 p.; 8. Rui Goncalves (POR, KTM), 24 p.; 9. Kevin Strijbos (BEL, Suzuki), 20 p.; 10. Joshua Coppins (NZL, Aprilia), 19 p.;

MX1 Championship top ten: 1. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 531 points; 2. Clement Desalle (BEL, Suzuki), 447 p.; 3. David Philippaerts (ITA, Yamaha), 394 p.; 4. Maximilian Nagl (GER, KTM), 382 p.; 5. Steve Ramon (BEL, Suzuki), 376 p.; 6. Ken de Dycker (BEL, Yamaha), 309 p.; 7. Tanel Leok (EST, Honda), 290 p.; 8. Xavier Boog (FRA, Kawasaki), 276 p.; 9. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, Honda), 270 p.; 10. Davide Guarneri (ITA, Honda), 213 p.;

MX1 Manufacturers: 1. KTM, 560 points; 2. Suzuki, 497 p.; 3. Yamaha, 448 p.; 4. Honda, 399 p.; 5. Kawasaki, 332 p.; 6. Aprilia, 192 p.; 7. TM, 145 p.; 8. CCM, 25 p.; 9. Husqvarna, 4 p.;

MX2

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing MX2’s Musquin finally broke his streak of bad luck in Loket -where he broke his foot in 2008 and his engine in 2009- by winning the Bonver Grand Prix of Czech Republic after a tight battle with rival Roczen. By the time he recovered to second in race one Roczen was too fast to be caught but in the second moto the duo battled harder for the win. Musquin was first, then Roczen moved past but the German crashed and handed the position back to Musquin, crossing the finish line and going straight on top of the podium. The 78 point advantage on Roczen remained unchanged as the duo finished level in points this weekend but the forthcoming Brazilian GP can be Musquin’s first occasion to clinch the Title – the French actually won his maiden Championship last year in Brazil.

Teka Suzuki Europe World MX2’Roczen was all set on winning another Grand Prix after breaking the ice in Lommel with his first season’s win. The German dominated the opening moto but a crash in the second moto while trying to open up a gap on Musquin made him change his mind and reset his goals to a safer second place. Ending second overall, Roczen collected as many points as Musquin and is now looking forward to winning the Brazilian round.

Celebrating his second podium of a difficult 2010 season, Yamaha Monster Energy Motocross’ Paulin was the third man on the Czech podium. Recovering from a bad start in moto one, Paulin took an eventual sixth but earned the podium with a solid third place in the final moto. The French is now close to the top ten of the Championship despite having missed the first four rounds.

Kawasaki CLS’ Van Horebeek missed the rostrum by just one point and finished fourth overall. The Belgian was fourth in the first moto after trying to earn the third spot by putting pressure on youngster Herlings. In moto two Van Horebeek was fifth.

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing MX2’s Simpson took fifth overall but aimed at more, especially after a solid start to the first heat. Towards the end of the moto instead Simpson dropped down from second to fifth and again in the second moto he ended sixth after a start in the top three.

Tonus was sixth ahead of poleman Frossard, the latter being hampered by an early crash in the first moto. Roelants, Osborne and Kullas completed the top ten while Herlings was 11th. The Dutch teenager was involved in a crash in the final moto which dislocated his right shoulder. Home rider Michek was right behind in twelfth.

MX2 Race 1 top ten:
1. Ken Roczen (GER, Suzuki), 39:33.781; ; 2. Marvin Musquin (FRA, KTM), +0:30.926; 3. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), +0:35.408; 4. Jeremy van Horebeek (BEL, Kawasaki), +0:37.549; 5. Shaun Simpson (GBR, KTM), +0:52.968; 6. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Yamaha), +0:56.169; 7. Christophe Charlier (FRA, Yamaha), +0:57.223; 8. Arnaud Tonus (SUI, Suzuki), +1:00.372; 9. Joel Roelants (BEL, KTM), +1:01.813; 10. Harri Kullas (FIN, Yamaha), +1:11.753;

MX2 Race 2 top ten: 1. Marvin Musquin (FRA, KTM), 38:58.574; ; 2. Ken Roczen (GER, Suzuki), +0:00.516; 3. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Yamaha), +0:43.397; 4. Steven Frossard (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:58.354; 5. Jeremy van Horebeek (BEL, Kawasaki), +1:14.565; 6. Shaun Simpson (GBR, KTM), +1:24.314; 7. Arnaud Tonus (SUI, Suzuki), +1:28.202; 8. Zach Osborne (USA, Yamaha), +1:29.270; 9. Joel Roelants (BEL, KTM), +1:29.793; 10. Valentin Teillet (FRA, KTM), +3:41.077;

MX2 Overall top ten: 1. Marvin Musquin (FRA, KTM), 47 points; 2. Ken Roczen (GER, Suzuki), 47 p.; 3. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Yamaha), 35 p.; 4. Jeremy van Horebeek (BEL, Kawasaki), 34 p.; 5. Shaun Simpson (GBR, KTM), 31 p.; 6. Arnaud Tonus (SUI, Suzuki), 27 p.; 7. Steven Frossard (FRA, Kawasaki), 25 p.; 8. Joel Roelants (BEL, KTM), 24 p.; 9. Zach Osborne (USA, Yamaha), 23 p.; 10. Harri Kullas (FIN, Yamaha), 21 p.;

MX2 Championship top ten: 1. Marvin Musquin (FRA, KTM), 527 points; 2. Ken Roczen (GER, Suzuki), 449 p.; 3. Steven Frossard (FRA, Kawasaki), 404 p.; 4. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 391 p.; 5. Shaun Simpson (GBR, KTM), 329 p.; 6. Zach Osborne (USA, Yamaha), 313 p.; 7. Jeremy van Horebeek (BEL, Kawasaki), 302 p.; 8. Joel Roelants (BEL, KTM), 298 p.; 9. Arnaud Tonus (SUI, Suzuki), 293 p.; 10. Harri Kullas (FIN, Yamaha), 254 p.;

MX2 Manufacturers: 1. KTM, 576 points; 2. Suzuki, 473 p.; 3. Kawasaki, 424 p.; 4. Yamaha, 414 p.; 5. Honda, 97 p.; 6. TM, 34 p.;

EMX 125

Tixier added another win to his impressive tally and could be crowned UEM EMX 125 Champion already after his first heat win in Loket. The young French did not lose the motivation when he lined up at the gate of race two and even won that to top the podium for the fifth time in six rounds. Jaulin and Clermont completed the podium while poleman Ferrandis was only 13th. Despite ending 15th in Loket, Lafont remained second in the Championship followed by Jaulin.

BONVER GP OF CZECH REPUBLIC – QUICK FACTS

Circuit length: 1586 mt
Type of ground: hard pack
Temperature: 22° C
Weather conditions: changeable, sunny and cloudy
Crowd attendance: 21000

As the whole FIM Motocross World Championship, this Grand Prix and the FIM Women’s World Championship Race 2 will be broadcast live and delayed. Click here to see schedule and coverage online.

NEXT GP
Taking a week break, the FIM Motocross World Championship will be back to action in with the Brazilian Grand Prix in Campo Grande on the August 22 weekend, followed by the penultimate round in Lierop, The Netherlands, on the September 5 weekend and the final Grand Prix in Fermo, Italy, on the September 12 weekend. Fermo will also mark the end of the UEM EMX 125 series.

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