Italy FIM MX2 Results: Roczen Victorious

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Ken Roczen won the Grand Prix of Italy at Fermo and complete a memorable day for Suzuki as Teka Suzuki Europe World MX2 team-mate Arnaud Tonus scored his first podium, Larissa Papenmeier won her second Women’s World Championship event and Clement Desalle owned the MX1 category on the RM-Z450 to paint the vast majority of three podiums a shade of yellow.

The German once more duelled with Marvin Musquin although 22,500 spectators witnessed the 16 year old hold the upper-hand on the Italian hillside hard-pack thanks to the power and performance of his fuel-injected RM-Z250.

Roczen escaped to win the first moto by a canter and then followed Musquin for seven laps in the second sprint before finding a gap in a layout that was not easy for overtaking and escaping to claim his second ‘double’ moto haul of 2010.

The result at the 15th and final round completed an exceptional final third of the campaign for the team and the teenager: Roczen won three of the last five GPs and only dropped out of the top three twice in the last 15 motos and those blips were caused by technical misfortune.

Fermo saw Arnaud Tonus in a determined and attacking mood and the 18 year old Swiss pushed through for fifth and fourth for his first career podium finish with third overall. The result also elevated him to seventh in the final MX2 championship standings.

Fermo hosted the final round of the Women’s World Championship and Larissa Papenmeier scooped victory on the 2009 RM-Z250. The German rode to third and first for her spoils and has staked third in the competition.

Teka Suzuki Europe World MX2’s haul this year has been impressive:

From 15 Grand Prix events they can count on three wins and 11 podiums thanks to Roczen and Tonus’ talents. Roczen finished 96 points ahead of Steven Frossard and also collected his second national title with the German ADAC MX Masters series. Tonus only dropped out of the top 10 on eight occasions in 30 motos and moved up from a maiden championship finish of 16th in 2009 to collect seventh.

After a busy campaign stretching back to successful pre-season races during February and March, the team has one major appointment left with the Motocross of Nations at Thunder Valley in Colorado on September 26th. Roczen and Marcus Schiffer will wear the Suzuki/Teka colours for Germany and Tonus is ready to represent Switzerland.

Ken Roczen says: “This is what I wanted. I took two race wins and I was really going for it. I felt better today than I did yesterday and rode really well. I had a good fight with Marvin until he crashed in the second moto. Marvin has been a great opponent but lately I have come closer and showed that I can be good too.”

“I had two fast starts and that really helped. I planned to make the break early and it worked to perfection even if I did have to wait a little bit in the first one because the track had been watered and was quite slick. We have had a season with some ups and downs but I am really happy to have finished my first full year in this strong way.”

Arnaud Tonus says: “This feels great! I got-on with the track and could really push here. I was surprised when I learnt I had made the podium. My starts were not so good so I really had to go for it to reach the positions I did and get near the front. I was consistent in both races and then had that good news when I came across the line. I am going to work hard this winter to make the next step and take some more results like this next season.”

Larissa Papenmeier says: “I’m really happy to have another victory. I want to thank my family and my boyfriend and all my friends. The track was awesome with some fun jumps that were also technical; it was a good track for me and I wanted to win. I had some bad luck at the beginning of the season so to finish top-three in the Championship is a good result.”

Thomas Ramsbacher says: “This is the greatest day for our team ever! Two wins and a podium result; we could not have asked for more. It shows that that the team is in a very good position. Thanks to Teka for two very good years and for sure Suzuki will stay top of the podium. Thanks to all of our supporters and friends who have helped us reach what we have achieved this season and we are really looking forward to 2011.”

Italy MX2 Moto1: 1. Ken Roczen (GER, Teka Suzuki Europe World MX2), 39:20.219; 2. Marvin Musquin (FRA, KTM), +0:17.333; 3. Jeremy van Horebeek (BEL, Kawasaki), +0:32.877; 4. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Yamaha), +0:41.170; 5. Arnaud Tonus (SUI, Teka Suzuki Europe World MX2), +0:47.958; 6. Joel Roelants (BEL, KTM), +0:49.915; 7. Michael Leib (USA, Kawasaki), +0:58.400; 8. Zach Osborne (USA, Yamaha), +1:09.666; 9. Christophe Charlier (FRA, Yamaha), +1:15.678; 10. Jake Nicholls (GBR, KTM), +1:19.436.

Italy MX2 Moto2: 1. Ken Roczen (GER, Teka Suzuki Europe World MX2), 40:39.797; 2. Steven Frossard (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:24.745; 3. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Yamaha), +0:27.697; 4. Arnaud Tonus (SUI, Teka Suzuki Europe World MX2), +0:29.889; 5. Zach Osborne (USA, Yamaha), +0:38.242; 6. Joel Roelants (BEL, KTM), +0:43.495; 7. Michael Leib (USA, Kawasaki), +0:55.683; 8. Jake Nicholls (GBR, KTM), +1:02.084; 9. Alessandro Lupino (ITA, Yamaha), +1:05.998; 10. Christophe Charlier (FRA, Yamaha), +1:08.307.

Italy MX2 Overall result: 1. Ken Roczen (GER, Teka Suzuki Europe World MX2), 50 points; 2. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Yamaha), 38 p.; 3. Arnaud Tonus (SUI, Teka Suzuki Europe World MX2), 34 p.; 4. Steven Frossard (FRA, Kawasaki), 32 p.; 5. Joel Roelants (BEL, KTM), 30 p.; 6. Zach Osborne (USA, Yamaha), 29 p.; 7. Michael Leib (USA, Kawasaki), 28 p.; 8. Jake Nicholls (GBR, KTM), 24 p.; 9. Christophe Charlier (FRA, Yamaha), 23 p.; 10. Marvin Musquin (FRA, KTM), 22 p.

MX2 final World Championship standings: 1. Marvin Musquin (FRA, KTM), 635 points; 2. Ken Roczen (GER, Teka Suzuki Europe World MX2), 574 p.; 3. Steven Frossard (FRA, Kawasaki), 478 p.; 4. Zach Osborne (USA, Yamaha), 397 p.; 5. Joel Roelants (BEL, KTM), 396 p.; 6. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 391 p.; 7. Arnaud Tonus (SUI, Teka Suzuki Europe World MX2), 390 p.; 8. Shaun Simpson (GBR, KTM), 367 p.; 9. Jeremy van Horebeek (BEL, Kawasaki), 365 p.; 10. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Yamaha), 336 p.;

Women’s Italian Grand Prix overall result: 1. Larissa Papenmeier (GER, Teka Suzuki Europe World MX2), 45 points; 2. Chiara Fontanesi (ITA, Yamaha), 44 p.; 3. Livia Lancelot (FRA, KTM), 38 p.; 4. Elien De Winter (BEL, KTM), 30 p.; 5. Francesca Nocera (ITA, Honda), 29 p.

Women’s final World Championship standings: 1. Stephanie Laier (GER, KTM), 299 points; 2. Livia Lancelot (FRA, KTM), 273 p.; 3. Larissa Papenmeier (GER, Teka Suzuki Europe World MX2), 263 p.; 4. Chiara Fontanesi (ITA, Yamaha), 248 p.; 5. Maria Franke (GER, KTM), 222 p.