2013 Arco di Trento FIM Motocross MX2 ResultsRed Bull KTM Factory Racing’s KTM Jeffrey Herlings admitted Sunday that it seems that he is becoming his own rival in the FIM Motocross World Championship MX2 class.
Why? He had to fight once again from the back of the pack to win both races and win the fourth Grand Prix of the year.In the first race at Arco di Trento, which was held before 23,000 people, Herlings did not have a good jump off the gate but he was confident with himself as he knew he had the speed to ride for the lead.By the middle of the race he caught his teammate Jordi Tixier who was riding at the front, and when there were five laps to go Herlings managed to take the lead.In the second race Herlings hit the gate at the start, so he had to give all his best once again to move all the way up to the lead from the very last position.Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Jordi Tixier obtained the Get Athena Holeshot Award after getting the holeshot of the first race. The French rider was dominating the race comfortably until he was overtaken by his teammate Herlings by the end of the heat. In the second race Tixier could not start at the front and it was very difficult for the French rider to recover some positions. In the end Tixier finished fourth of the race and second of the Grand Prix.KTM Silver Action’s José Butrón obtained his second podium of the season after finishing sixth and second in today’s races. In the first heat the Spanish rider had a great start and after riding second in in the first lap, he rode third most of the heat.However, he had a mechanical problem, which made him dropped down to the sixth position. In the second race Butrón succeeded in taking the holeshot and led the first sixth laps until Herlings overtook him. At that point Dean Ferris was behind the Spanish rider and he was making a lot on pressure on him, but Butrón gave all his best to finish second and achieve the third overall position of the Gran Prix.Monster Energy Yamaha’s Christophe Charlier missed the podium today for just one point but all in all the French rider was very satisfied with his performance this weekend. In the first heat he had a really good start and after riding most of the race second, he dropped down to his final third position when he was overtaken by Tixier. In the second race he did not have such a good start and he was only able to cross the finish line in fifth.Standing Construct KTM’s Glenn Coldenhoff finished fifth overall after finishing fifth and sixth in today’s races. In the first race Lupino and Ferris crashed after the start right in front of Goldenhoff, so the Dutch rider was back in the 17th position in the first lap. In the second heat Coldenhoff started eighth and he managed to move up to the fifth position, but in the last half of the race Charlier overtook him.Dylan Ferrandis had a good weekend at Arco di Trento finishing eighth in both motos and obtaining an overall sixth position. Seventh was Max Anstie and eighth was Dean Ferris who rode second in the first laps of the second race to finish third behind Butrón. However, in the first heat Ferris crashed at the start with Lupino and he was forced to pull out from the race.Jeremy Seewer obtained a solid ninth position while home rider Alessandro Lupino rounded the top ten. The Italian rider crashed at the start of the first race with Dean Ferris and he fractured his fourth rib. Lupino managed to finish sixteenth and he did a massive effort in the second race to cross the finish line seventh.American Decotis needed his mechanic’s assistance to start the bike in the first race, so he could not choose a good gate for the start. The American was almost last in the first lap and he was only able to move up to the 21st position. In the second race Decotis had to pull out from the race, as he was not feeling well.2013 Arco di Trento FIM Motocross MX2 Race 1 top 10: 1. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 41:00.398; 2. Jordi Tixier (FRA, KTM), +0:04.125; 3. Christophe Charlier (FRA, Yamaha), +0:06.682; 4. Jake Nicholls (GBR, KTM), +0:21.103; 5. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, KTM), +0:40.822; 6. Jose Butron (ESP, KTM), +0:47.318; 7. Max Anstie (GBR, Suzuki), +0:55.638; 8. Dylan Ferrandis (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:58.686; 9. Petar Petrov (BUL, Yamaha), +1:02.578; 10. Mel Pocock (GBR, Yamaha), +1:04.5522013 Arco di Trento FIM Motocross MX2 Race 2 top 10: 1. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 40:36.884; 2. Jose Butron (ESP, KTM), +0:31.262; 3. Dean Ferris (AUS, Yamaha), +0:37.339; 4. Jordi Tixier (FRA, KTM), +0:43.477; 5. Christophe Charlier (FRA, Yamaha), +0:47.672; 6. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, KTM), +0:51.542; 7. Alessandro Lupino (ITA, Kawasaki), +0:52.025; 8. Dylan Ferrandis (FRA, Kawasaki), +1:22.992; 9. Max Anstie (GBR, Suzuki), +1:29.288; 10. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, Suzuki), +1:36.1862013 Arco di Trento FIM Motocross MX2 Overall top 10: 1. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 50 points; 2. Jordi Tixier (FRA, KTM), 40 p.; 3. Jose Butron (ESP, KTM), 37 p.; 4. Christophe Charlier (FRA, Yamaha), 36 p.; 5. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, KTM), 31 p.; 6. Dylan Ferrandis (FRA, Kawasaki), 26 p.; 7. Max Anstie (GBR, Suzuki), 26 p.; 8. Dean Ferris (AUS, Yamaha), 20 p.; 9. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, Suzuki), 20 p.; 10. Alessandro Lupino (ITA, Kawasaki), 19 p.2013 MX2 Championship top 10: 1. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 200 points; 2. Jordi Tixier (FRA, KTM), 141 p.; 3. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, KTM), 128 p.; 4. Jose Butron (ESP, KTM), 111 p.; 5. Christophe Charlier (FRA, Yamaha), 107 p.; 6. Romain Febvre (FRA, KTM), 98 p.; 7. Max Anstie (GBR, Suzuki), 98 p.; 8. Dean Ferris (AUS, Yamaha), 89 p.; 9. Jake Nicholls (GBR, KTM), 82 p.; 10. Mel Pocock (GBR, Yamaha), 77 p.2013 MX2 Manufacturers: 1. KTM, 200 points; 2. Yamaha, 143 p.; 3. Suzuki, 120 p.; 4. Kawasaki, 90 p.; 5. Honda, 67 p.; 6. TM, 8 p.; 7. Husqvarna, 1 p.
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