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FIM Motocross MX2: Matterly GB Results


2011 FIM Motocross

Red Bull Teka KTM Factory Racing MX2’s Ken Roczen obtained his eighth GP victory of the season at Matterly Basin Sunday, and he opened the gap with runner up Herlings up to 43 points.

The German admitted that he had a lot of fun at the Great Britain Motocross track this weekend and that he is now looking forward to racing at home in two weeks time and try to obtain his maiden FIM MX2 Title in front of his crowd.

The second position was for home rider Searle, who could not fulfil his goal of winning the FIM Motocross MX2 GP, but he was very satisfied with his performance this weekend and with this second overall position.

The CLS Monster Energy Kawasaki Pro Circuit rider had a difficult first FIM Motocross MX2 race, but he managed to move from an initial 11th position up to the second place. Searle admitted that hearing his crowed cheering for him during the MX2 Motocross heat helped him to made the moves and in the second race he succeeded in having a good start and crossing the finish line second.

Monster Energy Yamaha FIM Motocross MX2’s Gautier was back on the podium this weekend, but he was not 100% satisfied with his riding. In the first heat he had a good start but he made a mistake and several riders overtook him.

However, Gautier crossed the finish line fourth. In the second FIM Motocross MX2 race, the French was riding 15th during the opening lap, but he got a really good rhythm and managed to finish fourth and be on the third step of the podium.

Red Bull Teka KTM Factory Racing FIM Motocross MX2’s Herlings missed the podium for just two points and finished fourth overall after being seventh and third at the races. Herlings was not confident with himself during the first heat and crossed the finish line seventh, but after talking to his team manager Stefan Everts, Herlings got an excellent start at the second FIM Motocross MX2 race and rode second until the last lap, when he made a mistake and finished third.

Bike-it Cosworth Wild Wolf Yamaha’s Tonus, who was third yesterday in the qualifying race, managed to finish fifth overall, but he had to fight really hard to end in such position. Tonus got an initial 14th place in the first race and when he was moving up some places, he made a mistake and went down the ground. The Swiss ended ninth, but the fifth position in the second heat made him finish fifth.

Home rider Nicholls rode among the top ten positions during both races and thanks to his 8-6 result he finished sixth ahead of Charlier, who was 11th in the first race, but he managed to finish seventh in the second one, even riding with some plastic stuck on his rear wheel during some laps.

Anstie had to start from the very end of the gate as he got a DNF at Saturday’s qualifying race, but he was able to finish tenth and eighth and he obtained a final eighth position.

Tixier succeeded in finishing ninth, ahead of his FIM Motocross MX2 teammate Roelants, who was third in the first race, but a mechanical problem during the second heat made him pull out while he was riding fourth.

Teillet obtained a fifth position in the first FIM Motocross MX2 race but he got a DNF in the second one due to a problem with his bike when he was riding fourth.

Van Horebeek took part in the first moto and ended sixth, but his shoulder was hurting too much again and he decided not to enter the second heat.

2011 FIM Motocross MX2 Race 1 top ten: 1. Ken Roczen (GER, KTM), 40:40.977; ; 2. Tommy Searle (GBR, Kawasaki), +0:10.203; 3. Joel Roelants (BEL, KTM), +0:12.899; 4. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Yamaha), +0:29.008; 5. Valentin Teillet (FRA, Suzuki), +0:42.680; 6. Jeremy van Horebeek (BEL, KTM), +0:53.352; 7. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), +0:58.725; 8. Jake Nicholls (GBR, KTM), +1:00.280; 9. Arnaud Tonus (SUI, Yamaha), +1:12.440; 10. Max Anstie (GBR, Kawasaki), +1:13.827;

2011 FIM Motocross MX2 Race 2 top ten: 1. Ken Roczen (GER, KTM), 41:04.388; ; 2. Tommy Searle (GBR, Kawasaki), +0:13.758; 3. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), +0:17.975; 4. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Yamaha), +0:42.166; 5. Arnaud Tonus (SUI, Yamaha), +0:53.031; 6. Jake Nicholls (GBR, KTM), +0:55.494; 7. Christophe Charlier (FRA, Yamaha), +1:11.914; 8. Max Anstie (GBR, Kawasaki), +1:29.359; 9. Jordi Tixier (FRA, KTM), +1:42.096; 10. Harri Kullas (FIN, Yamaha), +1:47.766;

2011 FIM Motocross MX2 Overall top ten: 1. Ken Roczen (GER, KTM), 50 points; 2. Tommy Searle (GBR, Kawasaki), 44 p.; 3. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Yamaha), 36 p.; 4. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 34 p.; 5. Arnaud Tonus (SUI, Yamaha), 28 p.; 6. Jake Nicholls (GBR, KTM), 28 p.; 7. Christophe Charlier (FRA, Yamaha), 24 p.; 8. Max Anstie (GBR, Kawasaki), 24 p.; 9. Jordi Tixier (FRA, KTM), 21 p.; 10. Joel Roelants (BEL, KTM), 20 p.;

2011 FIM Motocross MX2 Championship top ten: 1. Ken Roczen (GER, KTM), 590 points; 2. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 547 p.; 3. Tommy Searle (GBR, Kawasaki), 479 p.; 4. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Yamaha), 425 p.; 5. Arnaud Tonus (SUI, Yamaha), 353 p.; 6. Max Anstie (GBR, Kawasaki), 342 p.; 7. Zachary Osborne (USA, Yamaha), 295 p.; 8. Harri Kullas (FIN, Yamaha), 287 p.; 9. Nicolas Aubin (FRA, KTM), 242 p.; 10. Joel Roelants (BEL, KTM), 226 p.;

2011 FIM Motocross MX2 Manufacturers: 1. KTM, 639 points; 2. Kawasaki, 528 p.; 3. Yamaha, 487 p.; 4. Suzuki, 159 p.; 5. Honda, 136 p.; 6. Husqvarna, 124 p.; 7. TM, 7 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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