2013 Bulgaria FIM Motocross | MX2 Results

Red Bull KTM's Jeffrey Herlings

Red Bull KTM’s Jeffrey Herlings

2013 FIM Motocross World Championship MX2 Results from Sevlievo, Bulgaria

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Jeffrey Herlings was very satisfied with his victory this weekend in Sevlievo. Why? It is the first time in nine years that the Dutch won at the Bulgarian track.

The Dutch rider imposed once again an incredible rhythm at the front. While in the first race he crossed the finish line 25 seconds ahead of Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Jordi Tixier, in the second he finished 40 seconds in front.

Herlings admitted in the press conference for round five of 2013 FIM Motocross that he is now comparing his lap times with the MX1 riders and his goal is to keep on improving his speed race after race.

Tixier had two great starts once again and he managed to lead the first six laps of the first race, but once his teammate Herlings overtook him there was nothing he could do to pass him back. In the second race Tixier explained that Jake Nicholls pushed him a little bit to the outside in the first corner and he was too wide to get the holeshot, but the French rider managed to move up to second already in the opening lap.

Tixier tried to follow Herlings’ lines in the first laps, but it was impossible for him to catch him, so he decided to ride safe and try to keep a comfortable gap with Alessandro Lupino and Max Anstie who were riding behind him.

It was a great day for Alessandro Lupino who was able to finish eighth and third in today’s races and obtained his maiden podium in the MX2 class. The CLS MX2 Kawasaki Monster Energy Pro Circuit rider was riding with two ribs broken from a crash he suffered in Arco di Trento, but he admitted that he could not feel the pain when he was riding third in the second race. When he crossed the finish line the Italian rider did not know that he had ended on the podium and it was only when he saw Cairoli waiting for him at the winning circle that he realized what he had just achieved.

Lupino was visibly emotional at the press conference remembering those moments and he said that he will keep on working hard to try to finish on the podium in the Grand Prix to come.

Silver Action KTM’s José Butrón rode once again this weekend for a podium finish, but this time the Spanish rider ended fourth overall just one point behind Lupino. In the first race Butrón started at the front but he dropped down to third already in the opening lap.

After seven laps the Spaniard could not keep his rhythm and Teillet overtook him and Butrón could not pass him back. In the second race Butrón had another good start but after the first sixth laps the KTM rider started getting tired and he could only finish seventh.

Rockstar Energy Suzuki Europe’s Max Anstie starred in an incredible recovery in the first race moving from an initial twenty-first position to a final ninth place. In the second heat Anstie could not start at the front either but he was fourth after the first six laps. However, even if he tried to overtake Lupino, he had to settle down to the fourth place which gave him the overall fifth position in the Grand Prix.

Christophe Charlier was satisfied with his second race, as he could work all the way through the fifth position after starting down in the thirteenth place, but he was disappointed with his starts because they stopped him to achieve his main goal which was finishing on the podium. The French rider ended sixth overall ahead of Glenn Coldenhoff and Dean Ferris.

The ninth overall position went for Jake Nicholls, who had really good starts in both motos but he made several mistakes in both races which made him finish sixth and fourteenth. Valentin Teillet, who had finished third in the first race, crashed in the second one and decided to retire from the race because he had hit his injured shoulder. The French rider ended tenth of the Grand Prix.

Home rider Petar Petrov rode really well this weekend and the crowd present in Sevlievo could enjoy watching their local rider finishing eleventh overall of the Grand Prix.

2013 Bulgaria FIM Motocross MX2 Race 1 top 10: 1. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 39:21.965; 2. Jordi Tixier (FRA, KTM), +0:25.397; 3. Valentin Teillet (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:36.700; 4. Jose Butron (ESP, KTM), +0:42.217; 5. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, KTM), +0:44.519; 6. Jake Nicholls (GBR, KTM), +0:47.745; 7. Christophe Charlier (FRA, Yamaha), +0:55.354; 8. Alessandro Lupino (ITA, Kawasaki), +0:56.889; 9. Max Anstie (GBR, Suzuki), +0:57.451; 10. Dean Ferris (AUS, Yamaha), +1:10.358

2013 Bulgaria FIM Motocrss MX2 Race 2 top 10: 1. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 40:29.060; 2. Jordi Tixier (FRA, KTM), +0:40.387; 3. Alessandro Lupino (ITA, Kawasaki), +0:44.302; 4. Max Anstie (GBR, Suzuki), +0:47.967; 5. Christophe Charlier (FRA, Yamaha), +1:02.871; 6. Dean Ferris (AUS, Yamaha), +1:10.192; 7. Jose Butron (ESP, KTM), +1:11.042; 8. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, KTM), +1:23.777; 9. Dylan Ferrandis (FRA, Kawasaki), +1:24.743; 10. Pascal Rauchenecker (AUT, KTM), +1:36.000;

2013 Bulgaria MX2 Overall top 10: 1. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 50 points; 2. Jordi Tixier (FRA, KTM), 44 p.; 3. Alessandro Lupino (ITA, Kawasaki), 33 p.; 4. Jose Butron (ESP, KTM), 32 p.; 5. Max Anstie (GBR, Suzuki), 30 p.; 6. Christophe Charlier (FRA, Yamaha), 30 p.; 7. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, KTM), 29 p.; 8. Dean Ferris (AUS, Yamaha), 26 p.; 9. Jake Nicholls (GBR, KTM), 22 p.; 10. Valentin Teillet (FRA, Kawasaki), 20 p.;

2013 Bulgaria MX2 Championship top 10: 1. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 250 points; 2. Jordi Tixier (FRA, KTM), 185 p.; 3. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, KTM), 157 p.; 4. Jose Butron (ESP, KTM), 143 p.; 5. Christophe Charlier (FRA, Yamaha), 137 p.; 6. Max Anstie (GBR, Suzuki), 128 p.; 7. Dean Ferris (AUS, Yamaha), 115 p.; 8. Alessandro Lupino (ITA, Kawasaki), 109 p.; 9. Jake Nicholls (GBR, KTM), 104 p.; 10. Romain Febvre (FRA, KTM), 98 p.;

2013 Bulgaria MX2 Manufacturers: 1. KTM, 250 points; 2. Yamaha, 173 p.; 3. Suzuki, 150 p.; 4. Kawasaki, 130 p.; 5. Honda, 84 p.; 6. TM, 21 p.; 7. Husqvarna, 1 p.

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