2011 Brazil FIM Motocross: MX2 Results

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FIM MX2

Red Bull Teka KTM Factory racing MX2’s Jeffrey Herlings got a very important overall victory this weekend in Idaiatuba, Brazil.

The Dutch FIM Motocross MX2 rider took advantage of the mistake Roczen made when leading the second heat and Herlings crossed the finish line in the first position. However, Herlings admitted that he needs to work hard once back in Europe to close the gap between him and Roczen.

Ken Roczen from Red Bull Teka KTM Factory racing MX2 won the first race easily, but he crashed twice in the second race and lost the overall victory. However, Roczen is still the leader of the FIM Motocross series with 14 points advantage over Herlings.

Monster Energy Yamaha’s Gautier Paulin got his first Motocross World Championship podium of the season after finishing third in both heats. The French rider confessed he is very satisfied with such result because the hard work he has done with his team has been finally compensated.

CLS Monster Energy Kawasaki Pro Circuit managed to finish fourth overall, even starting from the very outside due to his disqualification at Saturday’s Motocross qualifying race. Searle is still third in the Championship but he is now 35 points away the leader of the Championship Ken Roczen.

Zach Osborne completed the top five with two solid fifth results. Osborne starred in a couple of battles in both heats, first with Paulin and then with Searle, but his injured wrist did not let him push harder and stayed behind.

Max Anstie struggled a little bit in the Brazilian track and he finished sixth and seventh respectively. Christophe Charlier and Arnaud Tonus, who were both tight in 27 points, finished after the British rider. Ninth was Joel Roelants and competing the top ten was Finnish rider Harri Kullas.

Hector Assunçao de Freitas was the best-qualified Brazilian rider in the MX2 class, finishing 13th ahead of Nicolas Aubin.

2011 Brazil FIM Motocross MX2 Race 1 top ten: 1. Ken Roczen (GER, KTM), 39:15.768; 2. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), +0:11.475; 3. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Yamaha), +0:25.125; 4. Tommy Searle (GBR, Kawasaki), +0:30.571; 5. Zachary Osborne (USA, Yamaha), +0:33.134; 6. Max Anstie (GBR, Kawasaki), +0:50.044; 7. Arnaud Tonus (SUI, Yamaha), +1:08.177; 8. Joel Roelants (BEL, KTM), +1:27.061; 9. Christophe Charlier (FRA, Yamaha), +1:31.079;

2011 Brazil FIM Motocross MX2 Race 2 top ten: 1. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 40:16.791; ; 2. Ken Roczen (GER, KTM), +0:06.333; 3. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Yamaha), +0:07.549; 4. Tommy Searle (GBR, Kawasaki), +0:08.581; 5. Zachary Osborne (USA, Yamaha), +1:03.018; 6. Christophe Charlier (FRA, Yamaha), +1:06.261; 7. Max Anstie (GBR, Kawasaki), +1:22.763; 8. Arnaud Tonus (SUI, Yamaha), +1:45.085; 9. Harri Kullas (FIN, Yamaha), +1:48.467; 10. Jordi Tixier (FRA, KTM), +1:52.473;

2011 Brazil FIM Motocross MX2 Overall top ten: 1. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 47 points; 2. Ken Roczen (GER, KTM), 47 p.; 3. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Yamaha), 40 p.; 4. Tommy Searle (GBR, Kawasaki), 36 p.; 5. Zachary Osborne (USA, Yamaha), 32 p.; 6. Max Anstie (GBR, Kawasaki), 29 p.; 7. Christophe Charlier (FRA, Yamaha), 27 p.; 8. Arnaud Tonus (SUI, Yamaha), 27 p.; 9. Joel Roelants (BEL, KTM), 23 p.; 10. Harri Kullas (FIN, Yamaha), 22 p.;

2011 Brazil FIM Motocross MX2 Championship top ten: 1. Ken Roczen (GER, KTM), 191 points; 2. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 177 p.; 3. Tommy Searle (GBR, Kawasaki), 156 p.; 4. Zachary Osborne (USA, Yamaha), 122 p.; 5. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Yamaha), 120 p.; 6. Max Anstie (GBR, Kawasaki), 116 p.; 7. Arnaud Tonus (SUI, Yamaha), 108 p.; 8. Harri Kullas (FIN, Yamaha), 96 p.; 9. Joel Roelants (BEL, KTM), 90 p.; 10. Christophe Charlier (FRA, Yamaha), 89 p.;

2011 Brazil FIM Motocross MX2 Manufacturers: 1. KTM, 200 points; 2. Kawasaki, 160 p.; 3. Yamaha, 150 p.; 4. Honda, 51 p.; 5. Husqvarna, 40 p.; 6. Suzuki, 6 p.; 7. TM, 1 p.;