Tony Cairoli World Motocross Champion! Cairoli wins Brazilian Grand Prix to clinch 2010 MX Championship of the MX1 class! His second consecutive title in MX1! Ken Roczen sweeps both motos of MX2 Grand Prix of Brazil!
|MX1 Grand Prix Results
||Jose G Felipe
|Ken de Dycker||309|
|MX2 Grand Prix Results|
|1.||Ken Roczen 1/1
||Marvin Musquin 2/2
||J v Horebeek 6/3
||Arnaud Tonus 3/6
||Zach Osborne 4/9
||Joel Roelants 7/7
||Steve Frossard 11/5
|J v Horebeek||337
It’s the annual trek for World Motocross to South America, specifically Brazil! Ole!
In MX1, the current World Motocross Champion Tony Cairoli, from Italy, did what he’s done a lot of this year – win. By winning the Brazilian Motocross Grand Prix today, and a poor second moto finish by Clement Desalle, Tony has clinched the 2010 World Motocross Championship of MX1! It’s his fourth World Championship (two in MX2, two in MX1), his second MX1 title in a row, and first on a KTM. You can bet there will be some ‘partying’ going on with Tony, family, friends, and the KTM team members in Brazil tonight! : )
As we reported, Clement Desalle had a not so good day, a victim of racing ‘fate’. Clement finished 3rd in the first heat. He was leading the second heat, when he had a mechanical problem and finished 17th, effectively ending his chance at the championship.
Says the new World Motocross Champion, Antonio Cairoli: “I didn’t expect to win here but its always nice to be world champion as soon as possible” Tony said. “I didn’t take any risks and I was also a bit lucky that Desalle stopped, but that is racing. For sure I am happy with the new bike. I never had to stop for any technical problems, and that is really important if you want to be consistent. I love this bike (the KTM 350) and the whole team, they have helped me a lot!”
Said Clement Desalle: “I was leading the GP until we had the mechanical problem. I thought I was running out of fuel the lap before but then it stopped. We will have to see what happened. I made a few mistakes in the first moto but the speed was good. I was disappointed with the last lap because I had to change my line because of the backmarker and slipped away. I’m not injured, despite the mistakes, so that is a positive. Tony is World Champion now and we will try to step up another level and work towards the win next season.”
In MX2, Ken Roczen, from Germany, is doing all he can to push this championship series as far as it will go. Ken won both motos today, scoring the maximum 50 points.
World MX2 Champion Marvin Musquin, from France, finished second in each moto, for second overall. It was a warm day in Brazil, and Ken & Marvin put on a good battle for the fans. Marvin still has a firm grip on the World MX Championship for MX 2 – he leads Ken by 72 points, with two rounds remaining in the 2010 World Motocross Championship Series – Lierop Holland, and Fermo, Italy.
Said Ken Roczen: “This was an amazing day for me. I have really improved my starts and that is something I really needed at this track. We had two hard fights with Marvin and I am so happy to take two wins. After the first moto I thought the second one would be really difficult but my condition was good and I could push right to the end; it was enough. It was a perfect race for the fans and they had an entertaining show! We have two more GPs now and I want another win before the end of the season.”
American racer Zach Osborne has climbed to fifth in the World Championship point standings.
Courtesy Youthstream, KTM and Suzuki
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All the above are photos of World Motocross Champion Tony Cairoli
Congratulations to Tony Cairoli! 2010 World Motocross Champion for KTM!
Ken Roczen atop the MX 2 Podium in Brazil
Ken Roczen is number 94 on Suzuki