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Kegums FIM Motocross MX1 | Results

2011 FIM Motocross MX1

It was the third time in a row that the FIM Motocross World Championship travelled to Latvia, and the Zelta Zirgs track of Kegums fulfilled everybody’s expectations hosting incredible racing in MX1.

It was a perfect weekend for Red Bull Teka KTM FIM Motocross MX1 Factory Racing MX1’s Cairoli after winning yesterday’s qualifying race and both of today’s heats. The Italian felt very comfortable on the track and he admitted that the changes they made on it favor his riding and helped him obtain his first double victory of the season.

Monster Energy Yamaha’s Frossard was on the second step of the FIM Motocross MX1 podium thanks to two solid second places. At the beginning of the first race, Frossard struggled a lot due to some arm pump problems, but by half of the heat, he felt better, moved up three positions and he crossed the finish line just 3 tenths of a second behind Cairoli. In the following FIM Motocross MX1 race, Frossard obtained a solid second place.

The changes done on the Latvian track did not really suit Honda World Motocross’ Bobryshev, but he still managed to obtain a third overall position. During the first MX1 race, Bobryshev rode second until the last lap of the race, when the Russian could not hold Frossard’s pressure, as Bobryshev felt dizzy due to the heat. In the second race, Bobryshev started fourth behind Desalle, and when the Belgian made a mistake, the Russian took the third position until the checkered flag.

His Motocross MX1 teammate Gonçalves did two incredible races today and he obtained an overall fourth position thanks to his 7-4 result. The Portuguese has been struggling in the last GP due to a problem in his blood, but his today’s performance prove that Gonçalves is almost fully fit again to finish among the top five riders of the series.

Monster Energy Yamaha’s Philippaerts obtained a solid fifth place in the first Motocross race, and after a bad start in the second heat, he succeeded in moving from an initial 17th position up to a final fifth place. The Italian is still sixth in the MX1 point standings, but Gonçalves is just one point behind him.

The sixth overall Motocross position was for German Nagl, who did an excellent first race finishing fourth behind Cairoli, Frossard and Bobryshev, but he crashed at the beginning of race two and crossed the finish line in the tenth position.

De Dycker achieved a final seventh overall position after finishing sixth and ninth respectively. The Belgian seems to have some problems with his Motocross starts, but he then recovers some positions and finishes among the top ten classified riders. The next GP he will ride home, so he is looking forward to finishing higher up in the races.

His compatriot Ramon started 18th in the first race and crossed the finish line in the 10th position. The Belgian had a good start in the following heat and thanks to his sixth position, he obtained an overall eighth place.

Other Belgian Desalle was not lucky this weekend in Latvia, and although racing among the top five riders during both heats, he finished ninth overall. In the first race, Desalle touched Frossard’s rear wheel and went down to the ground and in the second heat, he made a mistake and crossed the finish line eighth.

Estonian Leok was only 12th in the first race, but he did an incredible second race finishing seventh and he completed the top ten of the Latvian GP.

The best Latvian rider in the MX1 class was Ivo Steinbergs classified 23rd after his 19-20 result.

FIM Motocross MX1 Race 1 top 10: 1. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 39:16.295; 2. Steven Frossard (FRA, Yamaha), +0:00.347; 3. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, Honda), +0:03.150; 4. Maximilian Nagl (GER, KTM), +0:04.608; 5. David Philippaerts (ITA, Yamaha), +0:25.846; 6. Ken de Dycker (BEL, Honda), +0:30.979; 7. Rui Goncalves (POR, Honda), +0:32.517; 8. Clement Desalle (BEL, Suzuki), +0:42.908; 9. Xavier Boog (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:51.153; 10. Steve Ramon (BEL, Suzuki), +0:51.555;

FIM Motocross MX1 Race 2 top 10: 1. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 40:14.909; 2. Steven Frossard (FRA, Yamaha), +0:05.972; 3. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, Honda), +0:17.125; 4. Rui Goncalves (POR, Honda), +0:20.181; 5. David Philippaerts (ITA, Yamaha), +0:24.390; 6. Steve Ramon (BEL, Suzuki), +0:25.439; 7. Tanel Leok (EST, TM), +0:27.268; 8. Clement Desalle (BEL, Suzuki), +0:39.859; 9. Ken de Dycker (BEL, Honda), +0:43.339; 10. Maximilian Nagl (GER, KTM), +0:46.707;

FIM Motocross MX1 Overall top 10: 1. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 50 points; 2. Steven Frossard (FRA, Yamaha), 44 p.; 3. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, Honda), 40 p.; 4. Rui Goncalves (POR, Honda), 32 p.; 5. David Philippaerts (ITA, Yamaha), 32 p.; 6. Maximilian Nagl (GER, KTM), 29 p.; 7. Ken de Dycker (BEL, Honda), 27 p.; 8. Steve Ramon (BEL, Suzuki), 26 p.; 9. Clement Desalle (BEL, Suzuki), 26 p.; 10. Tanel Leok (EST, TM), 23 p.;

FIM Motocross MX1 Championship top 10: 1. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 416 points; 2. Clement Desalle (BEL, Suzuki), 374 p.; 3. Steven Frossard (FRA, Yamaha), 370 p.; 4. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, Honda), 334 p.; 5. Maximilian Nagl (GER, KTM), 311 p.; 6. David Philippaerts (ITA, Yamaha), 282 p.; 7. Rui Goncalves (POR, Honda), 281 p.; 8. Steve Ramon (BEL, Suzuki), 229 p.; 9. Ken de Dycker (BEL, Honda), 228 p.; 10. Xavier Boog (FRA, Kawasaki), 215 p.;

FIM Motocross MX1 Manufacturers: 1. KTM, 441 points; 2. Yamaha, 415 p.; 3. Suzuki, 384 p.; 4. Honda, 355 p.; 5. Kawasaki, 278 p.; 6. TM, 169 p.; 7. Aprilia, 9 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.

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