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Kegums FIM Motocross MX2 | Results

FIM Motocross MX2

Red Bull Teka KTM Factory Racing FIM Motocross MX2’s Roczen dominated both heats with great authority this weekend at Kegums, Latvia, but in the second one his teammate Herlings managed to lead five laps.

Roczen felt very comfortable this FIM Motocross MX2 weekend in Kegums and he is now leading the championship with a 27 points advantage over Herlings.

The Dutch crashed in the first FIM Motocross MX2 race, but he came back with an incredible rhythm and crossed the finish line third, behind Roczen and Searle. Herlings rode right behind Searle during the last laps, but the British managed to keep the second position until the checkered flag.

In the second MX2 Motocross race, Herlings took the lead in the third lap, but he could not stand Roczen’s pressure and had to settle down with the second position and the second step of the podium.

CLS Monster Energy Kawasaki Pro Circuit’s Searle obtained a final third position after finishing second and third respectively at Kegums FIM Motocross MX2. Searle admitted that he is still having some difficulties to fight for the holeshot with Roczen, but he was satisfied with his performance in Kegums, as he managed to make very good lap times.

After missing the top five positions in the last GP, CLS Monster Energy Kawasaki Pro Circuit’s Anstie succeeded in finishing fourth overall, ahead of Zach Osborne. Anstie had the same problem as his FIM Motocross MX2 teammate Searle and he also struggled with his starts. However, he finished fifth and fourth respectively.

Bike-it Cosworth Wild Wolf Yamaha’s Osborne was fourth at the start of the Motocross MX2 race one, but he quickly dropped some positions and finished seventh. In the second heat, Osborne had a very bad start but he managed to cross the finish line in the fifth position, which gave him the overall fifth.

Finnish Kullas was not feeling comfortable lately on his Yamaha FIM Motocross MX2 machine, but this weekend he recovered his confidence as he obtained an overall sixth position after finishing ninth and sixth. Teillet finished seventh behind Kullas in the overall classification and he impressed everybody, as he managed to ride third during the first eight laps of the second Motocross MX2 race. The French has worked really hard to recover himself from his shoulder injury, so today’s result is an important compensation for the French’s efforts.

Gautier Paulin did not have a good weekend in Latvia and missed very important points for the chase of the Title. The French did a very good start in race one, but he finished eighth due to an early crash in the second corner of the heat. In race two Paulin crashed again and hurt his shoulder, but he crossed the finish line tenth and obtained an overall eighth position.

Nicholls did an incredible first race, going from an initial 22nd position to a final 12th place and in the second heat he got a solid eighth position and finished ninth ahead of home rider Kullas.

Tonus finished fourth in the first heat, but he got a DNF in the second one, as one of his rear wheel spokes broke when he was riding fifth.

Van Horebeek decided not to take part in today’s races because he had a heavy pain on his ribs due to the crash he suffered in Teutschenthal last weekend.

FIM Motocross MX2 Race 1 top 10: 1. Ken Roczen (GER, KTM), 39:00.838; 2. Tommy Searle (GBR, Kawasaki), +0:10.995; 3. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), +0:16.150; 4. Arnaud Tonus (SUI, Yamaha), +0:20.418; 5. Max Anstie (GBR, Kawasaki), +0:26.496; 6. Nicolas Aubin (FRA, KTM), +0:37.072; 7. Zachary Osborne (USA, Yamaha), +0:39.118; 8. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Yamaha), +0:40.202; 9. Harri Kullas (FIN, Yamaha), +0:41.608; 10. Valentin Teillet (FRA, Suzuki), +1:02.232;

FIM Motocross MX2 Race 2 top 10: 1. Ken Roczen (GER, KTM), 40:24.762; 2. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), +0:13.947; 3. Tommy Searle (GBR, Kawasaki), +0:18.712; 4. Max Anstie (GBR, Kawasaki), +0:19.082; 5. Zachary Osborne (USA, Yamaha), +0:37.594; 6. Harri Kullas (FIN, Yamaha), +0:52.396; 7. Valentin Teillet (FRA, Suzuki), +1:00.394; 8. Jake Nicholls (GBR, KTM), +1:14.291; 9. Matiss Karro (LAT, Honda), +1:16.269; 10. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Yamaha), +1:17.747;

FIM Motocross MX2 Overall top 10: 1. Ken Roczen (GER, KTM), 50 points; 2. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 42 p.; 3. Tommy Searle (GBR, Kawasaki), 42 p.; 4. Max Anstie (GBR, Kawasaki), 34 p.; 5. Zachary Osborne (USA, Yamaha), 30 p.; 6. Harri Kullas (FIN, Yamaha), 27 p.; 7. Valentin Teillet (FRA, Suzuki), 25 p.; 8. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Yamaha), 24 p.; 9. Jake Nicholls (GBR, KTM), 22 p.; 10. Matiss Karro (LAT, Honda), 18 p.;

FIM Motocross MX2 Championship top 10: 1. Ken Roczen (GER, KTM), 446 points; 2. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 419 p.; 3. Tommy Searle (GBR, Kawasaki), 370 p.; 4. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Yamaha), 343 p.; 5. Zachary Osborne (USA, Yamaha), 295 p.; 6. Arnaud Tonus (SUI, Yamaha), 274 p.; 7. Max Anstie (GBR, Kawasaki), 249 p.; 8. Harri Kullas (FIN, Yamaha), 224 p.; 9. Nicolas Aubin (FRA, KTM), 207 p.; 10. Christophe Charlier (FRA, Yamaha), 170 p.;

FIM Motocross MX2 Manufacturers: 1. KTM, 489 points; 2. Kawasaki, 410 p.; 3. Yamaha, 389 p.; 4. Husqvarna, 121 p.; 5. Suzuki, 97 p.; 6. Honda, 97 p.; 7. TM, 5 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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