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Netherlands FIM Motocross | MX2 Results

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2012 FIM Motocross MX2

For third time in a row, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Jeffrey Herlings went out with a double victory in front of the 23000 spectators that gathered together in Valkenswaard this weekend in the Netherlands.

The Dutch proved once again why he is known as the “King of the Sand” and he crossed the finish line with more than 54 seconds in the first race and 36 seconds in the second one.

Team Floride Monster Energy Kawasaki Pro Circuit’s Joey Roelants impressed most of the paddock today with the overall second position. The Belgian admitted that he was a little bit too nervous in the first heat and he made a mistake in the start, but after some laps, he got really good rhythm and went from eleventh up to third. In the second heat he got a really good start and he overtook his teammate easily after the three first races and Roelants crossed the finish line second.

The third step of the podium was for Team Floride Monster Energy Kawasaki Pro Circuit’s Tommy Searle thanks to his second and third places. The British rider admitted that he was really satisfied with his performance today, as he is not a sand specialist rider, so he is now ready to go to Bulgaria to measure his speed with Herlings on the hard pack.

Fourth was KTM Factory Racing’s Jeremy Van Horebeek after finishing fourth in both heats. The Belgian got a really solid first moto, but he started down to the twelfth position in the second heat. However, the Belgian rider found a good rhythm and moved up to fourth in the second half of the race.

His teammate Jordi Tixier completed the top five, so the three Factory KTM machines were in the top of the standings. It is the first season of Tixier in the Red Bull KTM Factory team and today has shown that he can be fighting for the top positions in the MX2 class. In Valkenswaard he went 6-7.

Jake Nicholls, who was really good yesterday in the qualifying race, could only be sixth today. The Brit was fifth in the first heat, but a bad start in the second one made him give his best to move from an initial sixteenth position up to the fifth.

His compatriot Anstie was seventh in his debut with the Honda Gariboldi ESTA team and the two Rockstar Energy Bud Racing Kawasaki young French riders Teillet and Ferrandis were eighth and ninth respectively. Mel Pocock, who has been given the chance to race for Monster Energy Yamaha now that two of the official riders are injured, got a really good weekend and completed the top ten.

2012 FIM Motocross MX2 Results: Valkenswaard, Netherlands:

MX2 Race 1 top ten: 1. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 39:38.886; ; 2. Tommy Searle (GBR, Kawasaki), +0:54.797; 3. Joel Roelants (BEL, Kawasaki), +0:59.601; 4. Jeremy van Horebeek (BEL, KTM), +1:49.941; 5. Jake Nicholls (GBR, KTM), +1:55.350; 6. Jordi Tixier (FRA, KTM), +2:06.414; 7. Alexander Tonkov (RUS, Honda), -1 lap(s); 8. Mel Pocock (GBR, Yamaha), -1 lap(s); 9. Valentin Teillet (FRA, Kawasaki), -1 lap(s); 10. Dylan Ferrandis (FRA, Kawasaki), -1 lap(s);

MX2 Race 2 top ten: 1. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 39:23.774; ; 2. Joel Roelants (BEL, Kawasaki), +0:36.471; 3. Tommy Searle (GBR, Kawasaki), +0:55.418; 4. Jeremy van Horebeek (BEL, KTM), +2:09.242; 5. Max Anstie (GBR, Honda), +2:29.886; 6. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, KTM), -1 lap(s); 7. Jordi Tixier (FRA, KTM), -1 lap(s); 8. Dylan Ferrandis (FRA, Kawasaki), -1 lap(s); 9. Jake Nicholls (GBR, KTM), -1 lap(s); 10. Valentin Teillet (FRA, Kawasaki), -1 lap(s);

MX2 Overall top ten: 1. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 50 points; 2. Joel Roelants (BEL, Kawasaki), 42 p.; 3. Tommy Searle (GBR, Kawasaki), 42 p.; 4. Jeremy van Horebeek (BEL, KTM), 36 p.; 5. Jordi Tixier (FRA, KTM), 29 p.; 6. Jake Nicholls (GBR, KTM), 28 p.; 7. Max Anstie (GBR, Honda), 26 p.; 8. Dylan Ferrandis (FRA, Kawasaki), 24 p.; 9. Valentin Teillet (FRA, Kawasaki), 23 p.; 10. Mel Pocock (GBR, Yamaha), 22 p.;

MX2 Championship top ten: 1. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 50 points; 2. Joel Roelants (BEL, Kawasaki), 42 p.; 3. Tommy Searle (GBR, Kawasaki), 42 p.; 4. Jeremy van Horebeek (BEL, KTM), 36 p.; 5. Jordi Tixier (FRA, KTM), 29 p.; 6. Jake Nicholls (GBR, KTM), 28 p.; 7. Max Anstie (GBR, Honda), 26 p.; 8. Dylan Ferrandis (FRA, Kawasaki), 24 p.; 9. Valentin Teillet (FRA, Kawasaki), 23 p.; 10. Mel Pocock (GBR, Yamaha), 22 p.;

MX2 Manufacturers: 1. KTM, 50 points; 2. Kawasaki, 44 p.; 3. Honda, 30 p.; 4. Yamaha, 22 p.; 5. Suzuki, 19 p.; 6. Husqvarna, 16 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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