2013 Portugal FIM Motocross MX1 Results

Red Bull KTM's Antonio Cairoli

2013 Portugal MX1 Results

The 2013 FIM Motocross Championship headed to Aqueda, Portugal, this past weekend for round six of the series. The racing in the MX1 class was once again fierce, and Kawasaki Racing Team’s Gautier Paulin took his second consecutive win of the 2013 season.

The French rider, who didn’t win his heats, started behind Red Bull KTM’s Antonio Cairoli in the first race but he managed to overtake him in the early stages of the heat and Paulin kept the lead until the checkered flag. After another good start in the second race Paulin tried to make the pass on Cairoli but this time the track was more demanding and he had to settle down with the second position.

Cairoli missed the overall victory for only two points after finishing 2-1 in today’s races. The Italian took the holeshot in both heats and while he succeeded in dominating the second one from the beginning to the end, in the first one it was not possible for the Italian to overtake Paulin.

Cairoli pushed really hard since the beginning to pass him back and in the last lap, when he was really close to Paulin, he suffered a big crash. Fortunately, Cairoli did not have any major injury and even if his KTM’s front break broke in the crash, he managed to finish the race in the third position. All in all the Italian was satisfied with his weekend and he admitted that he really enjoyed riding once again in the Portuguese track.

Rockstar Energy Suzuki World’s Clement Desalle started the weekend really well by wining the qualifying race, but things got complicated for the Belgian rider even if he finished on the third step of the podium. In the first race he started third but he struggled to find his rhythm in order to give charge to Cairoli and Paulin. In the end Desalle crossed the finish line second taking advantage of Cairoli’s mistake.

Desalle had another good start in the second moto and this time he rode third behind Paulin most of the race. By the end of the heat the Belgian was really close to Paulin when he suffered a hefty crash. Desalle managed to get back on his Suzuki and finished the race fifth with a lot of pain on his neck and back.

The fourth overall position was for Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Ken De Dycker who finished seventh and third in today’s races. He was very disappointed about his first race because he succeeded in having a good start but Desalle hit his back wheel and De Dycker had to fight from almost the back of the pack. The Belgian made an incredible recovery and finished seventh and in the second race he rode a solid moto and finished third.

It was not an easy weekend for CLS MX2 Kawasaki Monster Energy Pro Circuit’s Tommy Searle but he rode really well both motos and he finished fifth overall just one point behind De Dycker. During the first laps of race one a stone hit Searle’s finger and the British rider struggled to keep his rhythm but he obtained a consistent sixth position. After the race he was diagnosed with a broken finger, but he decided to ride the second race and he obtained an impressive fourth position.

Max Nagl was very satisfied with his riding this weekend as he improved significantly from the previous Grand Prix in Bulgaria. In the first race he had a good start and after battling with Van Horebeek most of the race, the German managed to overtake him and finished fourth behind Cairoli.

In the second one he had a good jump off the gate but he touched with Searle and he had to shut the throttle to avoid a big crash. Nagl was ninth in the first lap, but he managed to overtake several riders to finish seventh, which gave him the overall sixth position.

Van Horebeek rode really well this weekend and he finished seventh overall just one point behind Nagl with a 5-6 result. David Philippaerts was eighth overall and Kevin Strijbos and home rider Rui Gonçalves completed the top ten of the Portuguese Grand Prix.

Evgeny Bobryshev, who suffered a big crash yesterday during the qualifying race, decided not to take part in today’s races, as his fractured fibula is not fully healed and the track was very tough today.

2013 Portugal FIM Motocross MX1 Race 1 top 10: 1. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Kawasaki), 39:41.179; 2. Clement Desalle (BEL, Suzuki), +0:20.053; 3. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), +0:36.700; 4. Maximilian Nagl (GER, Honda), +0:41.427; 5. Jeremy van Horebeek (BEL, Kawasaki), +0:44.140; 6. Tommy Searle (GBR, Kawasaki), +0:46.236; 7. Ken de Dycker (BEL, KTM), +1:19.715; 8. David Philippaerts (ITA, Honda), +1:23.112; 9. Rui Goncalves (POR, KTM), +1:28.350; 10. Kevin Strijbos (BEL, Suzuki), +1:30.680;

2013 Portugal FIM Motocross MX1 Race 2 top 10: 1. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 39:56.650; 2. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:03.804; 3. Ken de Dycker (BEL, KTM), +0:08.306; 4. Tommy Searle (GBR, Kawasaki), +0:08.912; 5. Clement Desalle (BEL, Suzuki), +0:21.757; 6. Jeremy van Horebeek (BEL, Kawasaki), +0:23.805; 7. Maximilian Nagl (GER, Honda), +0:28.000; 8. David Philippaerts (ITA, Honda), +0:33.464; 9. Kevin Strijbos (BEL, Suzuki), +0:39.969; 10. Shaun Simpson (GBR, TM), +0:51.773;

2013 FIM Motocross MX1 Overall top 10: 1. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Kawasaki), 47 points; 2. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 45 p.; 3. Clement Desalle (BEL, Suzuki), 38 p.; 4. Ken de Dycker (BEL, KTM), 34 p.; 5. Tommy Searle (GBR, Kawasaki), 33 p.; 6. Maximilian Nagl (GER, Honda), 32 p.; 7. Jeremy van Horebeek (BEL, Kawasaki), 31 p.; 8. David Philippaerts (ITA, Honda), 26 p.; 9. Kevin Strijbos (BEL, Suzuki), 23 p.; 10. Rui Goncalves (POR, KTM), 22 p.;

2013 FIM Motocross MX1 Championship top  10: 1. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 280 points; 2. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Kawasaki), 242 p.; 3. Clement Desalle (BEL, Suzuki), 227 p.; 4. Ken de Dycker (BEL, KTM), 217 p.; 5. Kevin Strijbos (BEL, Suzuki), 183 p.; 6. Tommy Searle (GBR, Kawasaki), 180 p.; 7. Maximilian Nagl (GER, Honda), 132 p.; 8. Rui Goncalves (POR, KTM), 131 p.; 9. David Philippaerts (ITA, Honda), 112 p.; 10. Jeremy van Horebeek (BEL, Kawasaki), 109 p.;

MX1 Manufacturers: 1. KTM, 285 points; 2. Kawasaki, 242 p.; 3. Suzuki, 237 p.; 4. Honda, 188 p.; 5. Yamaha, 101 p.; 6. TM, 93 p.


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