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2011 FIM Motocross: Agueda MX2 Results

MX2 Report

Red Bull Teka KTM Factory Racing MX2’s Jeffrey Herlings obtained his third overall victory of the FIM Motocross MX2 season in Aqueda, and he also became the new red plate holder of the MX2 Championship. Herlings was not able to win any of the MX2 Motocross races, but his consistency made him go out with the overall win.

Monster Energy Yamaha’s Paulin succeeded in being on the second step of the MX2 podium and he is still fifth in the Championship, but just two FIM Motocross points behind fourth classified Osborne. Paulin made some mistakes today, but he was able to keep focused on his riding and managed to be on the podium.

The third overall Motocross MX2 position was for Bike-it Cosworth Wild Wolf Yamaha’s Osborne, who finished tight in points with Paulin. Osborne was very sick this weekend and had a lot of pain in his chest. However, the American rider gave all his best and completed the top three. Osborne explained that they made some changes on the settings of the bike and he is feeling much better.

CLS Monster Energy Kawasaki Pro Circuit’s Anstie rode among the top three MX2 Motocross riders during the first heat, but he was down to fourth by the end of the race. The Brit did not have a good start in the second moto and crossed the finish line in seventh position. Anstie finished fourth overall and he is now sixth in the point standings.

Completing the top five in Agueda MX2 Motocross was Arnaud Tonus from Bike-it Cosworth Wild Wolf Yamaha thanks to his 11-4 result. Tonus started sixth in the first race, but an early crash made him start from the very last position. The Swiss made an incredible comeback and crossed the finish line in the 11th position.

Charlier had a very good Motocross weekend in Portugal and showed that he has the speed to ride among the top 10 riders of the MX2 class. Charlier had a difficult first race, but he managed to finish eighth, while in the second one he got a solid sixth position.

Searle won the second Motocross race with great authority but he got a dnf in the first heat. The British rider went out the track when we was battling with his team mate Anstie for the third position and his back wheel got stuck with the green fence. Searle could not finish the race, but thanks to his race win in the second moto, he got an overall seventh position.

Roczen won the first heat of the MX2 Motocross class, but he crashed really hard at the beginning of the second race and he could not go back on his KTM. The German rider felt a heavy pain on his back, but fortunately he has no serious injury and he might be able to race the Spanish GP next week.

Roelants got a solid ninth overall Motocross position, followed by Finnish rider, Harri Kullas. Butrón and Coldenhoff did a very good performance this weekend in Agueda, finishing 11th and 12th, and Aubin, even having taken the holeshot in the first race, he was just 13th overall.

Michael Leib was back this weekend on his Husqvarna machine and he could only be 21st. Leib finished 17th in the first heat but he could not finish the second one due to some problems with his bike.

2011 FIM Motocross MX2 Race 1 top 10: 1. Ken Roczen (GER, KTM), 40:23.948; ; 2. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), +0:02.308; 3. Zachary Osborne (USA, Yamaha), +0:27.082; 4. Max Anstie (GBR, Kawasaki), +0:30.894; 5. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Yamaha), +0:30.916; 6. Joel Roelants (BEL, KTM), +1:15.943; 7. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, Yamaha), +1:44.811; 8. Christophe Charlier (FRA, Yamaha), +1:47.950; 9. Antonio Jose Butron Oliva (ESP, KTM), -1 lap(s); 10. Harri Kullas (FIN, Yamaha), -1 lap(s);

2011 FIM Motocross MX2 Race 2 top 10: 1. Tommy Searle (GBR, Kawasaki), 39:09.082; ; 2. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), +0:16.263; 3. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Yamaha), +0:20.500; 4. Arnaud Tonus (SUI, Yamaha), +0:22.398; 5. Zachary Osborne (USA, Yamaha), +0:45.623; 6. Christophe Charlier (FRA, Yamaha), +0:52.971; 7. Max Anstie (GBR, Kawasaki), +1:04.150; 8. Nicolas Aubin (FRA, KTM), +1:08.713; 9. Harri Kullas (FIN, Yamaha), +1:10.771; 10. Antonio Jose Butron Oliva (ESP, KTM), +1:34.843;

2011 FIM Motocross MX2 Overall top 10: 1. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 44 points; 2. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Yamaha), 36 p.; 3. Zachary Osborne (USA, Yamaha), 36 p.; 4. Max Anstie (GBR, Kawasaki), 32 p.; 5. Arnaud Tonus (SUI, Yamaha), 28 p.; 6. Christophe Charlier (FRA, Yamaha), 28 p.; 7. Tommy Searle (GBR, Kawasaki), 25 p.; 8. Ken Roczen (GER, KTM), 25 p.; 9. Joel Roelants (BEL, KTM), 24 p.; 10. Harri Kullas (FIN, Yamaha), 23 p.;

2011 FIM Motocross MX2 Championship top 10: 1. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 257 points; 2. Ken Roczen (GER, KTM), 251 p.; 3. Tommy Searle (GBR, Kawasaki), 224 p.; 4. Zachary Osborne (USA, Yamaha), 198 p.; 5. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Yamaha), 196 p.; 6. Max Anstie (GBR, Kawasaki), 167 p.; 7. Arnaud Tonus (SUI, Yamaha), 166 p.; 8. Harri Kullas (FIN, Yamaha), 142 p.; 9. Joel Roelants (BEL, KTM), 138 p.; 10. Christophe Charlier (FRA, Yamaha), 130 p.;

2011 FIM Motocross MX2 Manufacturers: 1. KTM, 294 points; 2. Kawasaki, 246 p.; 3. Yamaha, 232 p.; 4. Honda, 68 p.; 5. Husqvarna, 62 p.; 6. Suzuki, 14 p.; 7. TM, 1 p.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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