Clement Desalle wins MX GP of Sweden! Current World Motocross Champion Tony Cairoli had problems today, scroing zero points. Clement Desalle takes over MX1 points lead! Tommy Searle victorious over Jeffrey Herlings in MX2.
|1.||C Desalle 1/1||SUZ|
|2.||C Pourcel 2/2||KAW|
|3.||K Strijbos 5/3||KTM|
|4.||S Pourcel 3/6||KAW|
|9.||K d Dycker||KTM|
|10.||M d Reuver||KAW|
|Ken d Dycker||257|
|1.||T Searle 2/1||KAW|
|2.||J Herlings 1/7||KTM|
|5.||Z Osborne 5/5||YAM|
|8.||J v Horebeek||KTM|
|J v Horebeek||330|
MX1 – Big changes today in the World Motocross Championship. First, joy for Belgian Suzuki rider Clement Desalle, as he swept both motos today, and has taken over the World Championship points lead. And, not good news for World MX1 Champion Tony Cairoli – he had problems today, only finishing one lap in the first moto, and two laps in the second moto. In the first moto, a rock got stuck in his rear wheel – he tried to get the bike going again, but could not. In the second moto, while running fifth, Tony had a fall, and the bike was then stuck in the mud. Tony did not score points in either moto.
Clement Desalle, winner of the 2012 Swedish Grand Prix of Motocross in the MX1 class “It’s a good result today and also a good situation with the Championship. I am happy with my riding. I feel confident and could do what I wanted on the bike and this was just as important to me. It was a bad day for Tony Cairoli and a good one for me, and it was a bit strange to get the red plate like that but these things can happen in a mechanical sport and I have also had some bad luck this season. We are doing the best that we can and I don’t want to speak about the Championship too early. I just go as fast as I can and in the best shape possible. Every small detail that helps you feel better on the bike or can win you time is really good and my team is so professional when it comes to this and they have so much experience so I have to say thanks to them. We have done some testing and we are trying to improve further and I think some of the work we did last week helped me today.” Courtesy of Suzuki.
MX2 – Tommy Searle won the overall today, going 2/1 in the two motos. Series points leader Jeffrey Herlings finished second overall, winning the first moto, but seventh in the second moto. Dylan Ferrandis from France keeps on improving, taking third overall today on his Kawasaki. American Zach Osborne made his return to Grand Prix racing, finishing fifth overall today.
Courtesy KTM: Cairoli admitted that he had never had a “double zero” in his great racing career but was also philosophical about the first race incident dismissing it simply as something that can happen in Motocross. “In the second I made a little mistake on the landing of the jump but then I got stuck in the mud on the side of the track. It’s a shame when you are in good shape and the bike is running well when you can’t get back into the race. But now I am motivated for the next races and I will go on the attack and try to win back the red plate,” the five times world champion said.
Jeffrey Herlings: “I was good at the start of the first moto and worked my way up to second to pass Tommy and win. In the second I was unlucky and had a crash with my two teammates at the start. I got back to sixth then I had another crash that put me right back in the field. I managed to get back to seventh but I think more was not possible. I lost some points but I hope to make them up in the next round which is a sand track.”
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Tommy Searle victorious in MX2
Christophe Pourcel 377 with holeshot in Sweden
American Zach Osborne makes his return to MX GP racing
Clement Desalle in Sweden (courtesy Suzuki)