News 27 Apr 2009


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The chase for the MX1 and MX2 World titles becomes more and more interesting with the fourth meeting in Benelux establishing new GP winners in the likes of Jonathan Barragan (MX1) and Rui Goncalves (MX2). Though Championship leaders Cairoli (MX1) and Paulin (MX2) are still on top of the respective categories.

The second round of the FIM Veterans’ World Cup was won by Nilsson as Iven continues to top the points standings.


The Benelux Grand Prix ended with Barragan and Cairoli level in points but the eventual winner was the KTM Silver Action Spaniard sealing the overall success through the second heat win. Barragan, who is now second in the Championship, recovered from last to third in an impressive heat one.

The opening moto was the one where Yamaha Red Bull De Carli’s Cairoli gave his best as the current MX1 Championship leader made it to the chequered flag in first despite a damaged front wheel-the damage was caused in a first corner tangle with Ramon. In the final heat the two time MX2 World Champion struggled at the start but took third behind team mate Tanel Leok.

The latter was back on the podium after his first appearance in Faenza. The Estonian made a few mistakes in heat one where he settled for fifth but he took revenge in heat two finishing a solid second.

Martin Honda MX’s Strijbos took another fourth overall ahead of current MX1 World Champion Philippaerts who struggled on the sandy course.

De Reuver took a great second in heat one which he was leading-he eventually lost the top spot because of a crash. Another crash saw the Dutchman dnf in the final moto.

Honda fellow rider Mackenzie was spotted on the lead for nine laps for the first time this season though his overall result was eleventh.

Yesterday’s pole sitter Nagl struggled to finish 14th.

MX1 Race 1 top ten: 1. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, Yamaha), 39:47.158; ; 2. Marc de Reuver (NED, Honda), +0:04.286; 3. Jonathan Barragan (ESP, KTM), +0:07.183; 4. Ken de Dycker (BEL, Suzuki), +0:08.550; 5. Tanel Leok (EST, Yamaha), +0:09.808; 6. David Philippaerts (ITA, Yamaha), +0:09.939; 7. Kevin Strijbos (BEL, Honda), +0:17.209; 8. Billy Mackenzie (GBR, Honda), +0:23.940; 9. Clement Desalle (BEL, Honda), +0:39.108; 10. Joshua Coppins (NZL, Yamaha), +0:50.965;

MX1 Race 2 top ten: 1. Jonathan Barragan (ESP, KTM), 40:18.300; ; 2. Tanel Leok (EST, Yamaha), +0:06.449; 3. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, Yamaha), +0:21.339; 4. Kevin Strijbos (BEL, Honda), +0:27.157; 5. Joshua Coppins (NZL, Yamaha), +0:37.250; 6. David Philippaerts (ITA, Yamaha), +0:43.042; 7. Steve Ramon (BEL, Suzuki), +0:46.374; 8. Clement Desalle (BEL, Honda), +1:18.127; 9. Ken de Dycker (BEL, Suzuki), +1:31.576; 10. Aigar Leok (EST, TM), +1:34.994;

MX1 Overall top ten: 1. Jonathan Barragan (ESP, KTM), 45 points; 2. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, Yamaha), 45 p.; 3. Tanel Leok (EST, Yamaha), 38 p.; 4. Kevin Strijbos (BEL, Honda), 32 p.; 5. David Philippaerts (ITA, Yamaha), 30 p.; 6. Ken de Dycker (BEL, Suzuki), 30 p.; 7. Joshua Coppins (NZL, Yamaha), 27 p.; 8. Clement Desalle (BEL, Honda), 25 p.; 9. Steve Ramon (BEL, Suzuki), 22 p.; 10. Marc de Reuver (NED, Honda), 22 p.;

MX1 Championship top ten: 1. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, Yamaha), 143 points; 2. Jonathan Barragan (ESP, KTM), 128 p.; 3. Ken de Dycker (BEL, Suzuki), 124 p.; 4. David Philippaerts (ITA, Yamaha), 118 p.; 5. Joshua Coppins (NZL, Yamaha), 112 p.; 6. Tanel Leok (EST, Yamaha), 111 p.; 7. Steve Ramon (BEL, Suzuki), 100 p.; 8. Maximilian Nagl (GER, KTM), 87 p.; 9. Clement Desalle (BEL, Honda), 86 p.; 10. Kevin Strijbos (BEL, Honda), 82 p.;

MX1 Manufacturers: 1. Yamaha, 166 points; 2. Suzuki, 135 p.; 3. KTM, 134 p.; 4. Honda, 118 p.; 5. Kawasaki, 60 p.; 6. TM, 48 p.; 7. Aprilia, 35 p.; 8. CCM, 21 p.; 9. Husqvarna, 0 p.;


Red Bull KTM factory Racing’s Goncalves took his maiden Grand Prix win today at the Eurocircuit  as team mate Simpson was second on the podium. The factory KTM duo dominated both motos with heat one going to Simpson and heat two to Goncalves. The Scottish, who hurt his shoulder in the week of the Turkish GP, felt the lack of bike time in heat two finishing in third as Goncalves pulled away with the lead.

All three men on today’s podium entered the top three overall for the first time this season with Yamaha Monster Energy Ricci Motocross’ Aubin completing the rostrum. The Frenchman, who started from pole, crashed in heat one, finishing fifth, but fought for the win in heat two before settling for second.

Aubin’s team mate Guarneri was a positive fourth overall, a much better result compared to last year’s eleventh, while Championship leader Paulin was fifth overall ahead of Osborne and Musquin.

Despite two great starts home rider Klein Kromhof dropped down to 28th overall.

MX2 Race 1 top ten: 1. Shaun Simpson (GBR, KTM), 39:30.097; ; 2. Rui Goncalves (POR, KTM), +0:19.692; 3. Davide Guarneri (ITA, Yamaha), +0:36.610; 4. Zach Osborne (USA, Yamaha), +0:40.292; 5. Nicolas Aubin (FRA, Yamaha), +0:43.298; 6. Xavier Boog (FRA, Suzuki), +0:45.718; 7. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:48.671; 8. Marvin Musquin (FRA, Honda), +0:53.618; 9. Matiss Karro (LAT, Suzuki), +0:54.654; 10. Arnaud Tonus (SUI, KTM), +0:54.854;

MX2 Race 2 top ten: 1. Rui Goncalves (POR, KTM), 40:09.337; ; 2. Nicolas Aubin (FRA, Yamaha), +0:19.978; 3. Shaun Simpson (GBR, KTM), +0:24.363; 4. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:32.063; 5. Jeremy van Horebeek (BEL, KTM), +0:34.490; 6. Joel Roelants (BEL, KTM), +0:38.323; 7. Zach Osborne (USA, Yamaha), +0:55.543; 8. Davide Guarneri (ITA, Yamaha), +0:58.023; 9. Loic Larrieu (FRA, Yamaha), +0:58.428; 10. Marcus Schiffer (GER, KTM), +1:02.131;

MX2 Overall top ten: 1. Rui Goncalves (POR, KTM), 47 points; 2. Shaun Simpson (GBR, KTM), 45 p.; 3. Nicolas Aubin (FRA, Yamaha), 38 p.; 4. Davide Guarneri (ITA, Yamaha), 33 p.; 5. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Kawasaki), 32 p.; 6. Zach Osborne (USA, Yamaha), 32 p.; 7. Marvin Musquin (FRA, Honda), 22 p.; 8. Xavier Boog (FRA, Suzuki), 21 p.; 9. Joel Roelants (BEL, KTM), 19 p.; 10. Loic Larrieu (FRA, Yamaha), 18 p.;

MX2 Championship top ten: 1. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Kawasaki), 140 points; 2. Marvin Musquin (FRA, Honda), 125 p.; 3. Davide Guarneri (ITA, Yamaha), 111 p.; 4. Zach Osborne (USA, Yamaha), 100 p.; 5. Shaun Simpson (GBR, KTM), 97 p.; 6. Xavier Boog (FRA, Suzuki), 94 p.; 7. Nicolas Aubin (FRA, Yamaha), 85 p.; 8. Rui Goncalves (POR, KTM), 78 p.; 9. Steven Frossard (FRA, Kawasaki), 63 p.; 10. Marcus Schiffer (GER, KTM), 55 p.;

MX2 Manufacturers: 1. Kawasaki, 149 points; 2. Yamaha, 141 p.; 3. KTM, 133 p.; 4. Honda, 131 p.; 5. Suzuki, 98 p.; 6. TM, 0 p.;


The second round of the FIM Veterans’ World Cup ended with heat two which was held this morning. Again it was Nilsson taking the win and the overall as well with a full score of 50 valuable points for the standings where the Swedish sits in second. Iven took second overall after a second place finish in heat two while Puzar, third in the final moto, was third overall. Van Grinsven and Hendrickx completed the top five overall.

Iven still sits on top of the points standings.

VETERANS Race 1 top ten: 1. Mats Nilsson (SWE, Yamaha), 25:18.023; ; 2. Peter Iven (BEL, Honda), +0:03.406; 3. Alessandro Puzar (ITA, Honda), +0:32.281; 4. Ton van Grinsven (NED, KTM), +1:13.185; 5. Jan Blancquaert (BEL, Suzuki), +1:18.675; 6. Erwin Hendrickx (NED, Honda), +1:26.582; 7. Koos Dijkstra (NED, Honda), +1:28.503; 8. Pascal Bal (BEL, KTM), +1:38.631; 9. Christophe LherIteau (FRA, Kawasaki), +1:40.673; 10. Thierry Fors (BEL, Kawasaki), +2:09.881;

VETERANS Race 2 top ten: 1. Mats Nilsson (SWE, Yamaha), 24:20.765; ; 2. Peter Iven (BEL, Honda), +0:00.866; 3. Alessandro Puzar (ITA, Honda), +0:18.065; 4. Erwin Hendrickx (NED, Honda), +1:09.874; 5. Ton van Grinsven (NED, KTM), +1:26.620; 6. Pascal Bal (BEL, KTM), +1:30.795; 7. Freddy Verherstraeten (BEL, Kawasaki), +1:43.669; 8. Koos Dijkstra (NED, Honda), +1:55.151; 9. Thierry Fors (BEL, Kawasaki), +2:06.400; 10. Christophe LherIteau (FRA, Kawasaki), +2:14.009;

VETERANS Overall top ten: 1. Mats Nilsson (SWE, Yamaha), 50 points; 2. Peter Iven (BEL, Honda), 44 p.; 3. Alessandro Puzar (ITA, Honda), 40 p.; 4. Ton van Grinsven (NED, KTM), 34 p.; 5. Erwin Hendrickx (NED, Honda), 33 p.; 6. Pascal Bal (BEL, KTM), 28 p.; 7. Koos Dijkstra (NED, Honda), 27 p.; 8. Jan Blancquaert (BEL, Suzuki), 26 p.; 9. Thierry Fors (BEL, Kawasaki), 23 p.; 10. Christophe LherIteau (FRA, Kawasaki), 23 p.;

VETERANS Cup top ten: 1. Peter Iven (BEL, Honda), 94 points; 2. Mats Nilsson (SWE, Yamaha), 88 p.; 3. Alessandro Puzar (ITA, Honda), 72 p.; 4. Jan Blancquaert (BEL, Suzuki), 62 p.; 5. Christophe LherIteau (FRA, Kawasaki), 58 p.; 6. Erwin Hendrickx (NED, Honda), 56 p.; 7. Pascal Bal (BEL, KTM), 49 p.; 8. Koos Dijkstra (NED, Honda), 43 p.; 9. Thierry Fors (BEL, Kawasaki), 40 p.; 10. Ton van Grinsven (NED, KTM), 34 p.;


Circuit length: 1550 mt

Temperature: 23° C

Weather conditions: cloudy

Crowd attendance during weekend: 20000


Round five of 15 will take the FIM Motocross World Championship to Agueda, Portugal, on the May 10 weekend when the FIM Women’s World Championship will get underway with round two. After the season opener in Bulgaria defending Champion Livia Lancelot is leading the series.

The FIM Veterans’ Motocross World Cup is due to continue at Mallory Park on the May 31 weekend.