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2011 FIM World Motocross – Round 8 – Sweden

Round 7 of the FIM World Motocross Series in Sweden! MX 1 class sees a double moto race sweep by Steven Frossard, while World MX 1 Motocross Champion Tony Cairoli.has overtaken the previous MX1 series points leader Clement Desalle. Ken Roczen sweeps both motos of the MX2 class, with KTM teammate Jeffrey Herlings second in both races. Kenny extends his series MX 2 points lead as the series heads to Ken’s home country of Germany next weekend.

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This was a great race for the status of the MX World Championships. Dynamic young talent on top in the MX2 class in Kenny Roczen and Jeffrey Herlings for KTM, and Gautier Paulin for Monster Energy Yamaha. Those riders took the top three positions in MX 2 today, with Kenny Roczen extending his series points lead by winning both motos. Herlings was second in both motos.

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In the MX 1 class, series points leader Clement Desalle of Belgium was going to be racing with an injured shoulder – dislocated last weekend at a Belgian National MX event. He explains more below.

Current World MX 1 World Motocross Champion Tony Cairoli, riding the KTM 350 machine, knew he had a great opportunity to take over the series points lead and reclaim the ‘red plate’. And that’s exactly what he did today! Tony finished third overall, scoring 38 points, Clement scored 27 points today via his seventh overall position. Tony now has a ten point gap over Clement as they head to Germany next weekend for Round 8.

And the big winner today in MX1 class? Steven Frossard of France – he won both MX 1 races on his Monster Energy Yamaha. And Russian Honda World Motocross racer Evgeny Bobryshev had the best race of his career – 2nd position on the podium.

From Yamaha Racing – www.yamaha-racing.com, Steven Frossard, “It feels really good to win again. I like this track even if it is slippery and difficult! I tried to stay focused and ride calmly and my good starts helped a lot with this. It wasn’t easy out there but it was easier thanks to that. I was lucky at the start of the first moto because I almost crashed with Antonio and I actually hit my shoulder when it happened. It has been difficult to keep consistent because of my hand injury but it is getting better all the time. We made a couple of small changes on the bike this weekend but I felt really good on the YZ450FM. Cairoli was fast in the second moto but I pushed hard in the beginning because I knew he would be strong towards the end.

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Evgeny Bobryshev had the best finish of his career in Sweden Sunday




Evgeny Bobryshev, Honda World Motocross, “What can I say!? I am so happy to get second on the podium. I have had good speed all weekend and was really happy with 2nd in the first moto. I thought I had screwed things up with my start in the second moto but really put my head down and came back through the pack to 4th. This was a great feeling to pass so many riders. I feel like I am improving every race and gaining more confidence and getting stronger as a rider.”



KTM Racing, Ken Roczen, “I had two good starts and that helped me. I rode really smooth and I didn’t even have the feeling that I was pushing hard but I was still making the fastest lap times. It was definitely a great feeling. I didn’t make any big mistakes. I just tried to get better and I want to do it again next weekend. It’s all about riding smooth and smart

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Ken Roczen on way to MX 2 victory in Sweden


Tony Cairoli, “I had a good start in the first race and I was following Rui Goncalves on the downhill then I didn’t expect his move. He braked hard and I braked. It was very slippery and a lot of mud so the front wheel slipped away and I crashed. Everyone was hitting me but when I stood up I realized I wasn’t injured, just a few scratches and the bike was okay. In the second heat I was very tired from having to pass so many people in the first race. But this is a good GP, I like the track, its one of my favorites and now I won back the red plate so it was a good weekend.”



From Suzuki Racing, Clement Desalle, “I was not sure if I could ride on Friday and the only plan was to see how it would go on Saturday. It felt strange in the first session but the next time I got on the bike I felt better. In the qualification I crashed on the same right shoulder and afterwards must have been riding a bit tense, trying to protect it, because I hit a big braking bump and hurt the other shoulder. I had more pain in the left than the right! I had another crash in the warm-up on Sunday and did something to my knee. After warm-up I couldn’t understand what was happening to me; I think when things go wrong then they keep going wrong! I just went out to try my best in the motos and came away with eighth and seventh. I took some points but I’m really not happy because this is not where I should be. I had a bad time last week because I have difficulty accepting things like this and now before Germany I want to switch off a little bit and try to find a good approach.”

MX1 Grand Prix Race Results

  1. Steven Frossard – YAM – 1/1
  2. Evgeny Bobryshev – HON – 2/4
  3. Tony Cairoli – KTM – 5/2
  4. Ken de Dycker – HON – 4/6
  5. Steve Ramon – SUZ – 6/5
  6. Xavier Boog – KAW – 3/11
  7. Clement Desalle – SUZ – 8/7
  8. David Philippaerts – YAM – 14/3
  9. Rui Goncalves – HON – 9/8
  10. Max Nagl – KTM – 7/10
  11. Kevin Strijbos – SUZ
  12. Anthony Boissiere – YAM
  13. Marcus Schiffer – SUZ
  14. Jon Barragan – KAW
  15. Greg Aranda – KAW

MX2 Grand Prix Race Results

  1. Ken Roczen – KTM – 1/1
  2. Jeffrey Herlings – KTM – 3/2
  3. Gautier Pauln – YAM – 2/3
  4. Max Anstie – KAW – 4/5
  5. Chris Charlier – YAM – 7/7
  6. Arnaud Tonus – YAM – 6/8
  7. Jeremy van Horebeek – KTM – 5/9
  8. Nic Aubin – KTM – 9/6
  9. Zach Osborne – YAM – 11/10
  10. Valentin Teillet – SUZ
  11. Tommy Searle – KAW – 0/4
  12. Harri Kullas – YAM
  13. Petr Petrov
  14. Al Lupino
  15. Jake Nicholls

MX1 Point Standings

  1. Tony Cairoli – 322
  2. Clement Desalle – 312
  3. Steven Frossard – 300
  4. Max Nagl – 250
  5. Evgeny Bobryshev – 244
  6. David Philippaerts – 225
  7. Rui Goncalves – 217
  8. Xavier Boog – 191
  9. Steve Ramon – 180
  10. Jon Barragan – 176
  11. Ken de Dycker – 170
  12. K. Strijbos – 161
  13. Tanel Leok – 140
  14. A Boissiere – 112
  15. Guarneri, Simpson – 94

MX2 Point Standings

  1. Ken Roczen – 351
  2. Jeffrey Herlings – 337
  3. Tommy Searle – 286
  4. Gautier Paulin – 276
  5. Zach Osborne – 234
  6. Arnaud Tonus – 225
  7. Max Anstie – 201
  8. Harri Kullas – 179
  9. Nic Aubin – 178
  10. Joel Roelants – 166
  11. Chris Charlier – 158
  12. Al Lupino – 93
  13. Jordi Tixier – 91
  14. Coldenhoff – 90
  15. Nick Triest – 68

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