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2013 FIM World Motocross – Round 15 – Belgium

Published August 18th, 2013

Clement Desalle wins home MX GP in Belgium. World Motocross Champion Tony Cairoli second. Dean Ferris swept both motos in in MX2. Cairoli leads Desalle by 90 points with two rounds of MXGP to go!

Notes: This was Dean Ferris’ first ever Grand Prix victory in MX2. MX2 World Champion Jeffrey Herlings did not race today – he suffered a dislocated shoulder in yesterday’s Qualifying race for MX2. Dylan Ferrandis scored 13th in MX2 Grand Prix. Technically, Cairoli and Desalle tied on points (each scored 47), but Desalle gets the MX GP win based on the better second moto performance. Gautier Paulin returned to action, scoring this in the first MX GP race. He pulled out of the second moto as to not risk anything since coming back from a concussion suffered at a previous round in Germany.

MX2 Results:

  1. Dean Ferris – YAM – 1/1
  2. Jordi Tixier – KTM – 2/5
  3. Glenn Coldenhoff – 8/2
  4. Jose Butron – KTM – 7/3
  5. Romain Febvre – KTM – 5/4
  6. Chris Charlier – YAM – 3/7
  7. Max Desprey – YAM – 4/11
  8. Jake Nicholls – KTM – 11/6
  9. Jason Clermont – KAW
  10. Max Anstie – SUZ

MXGP Results:

  1. Clement Desalle – SUZ – 2/1
  2. Tony Cairoli – KTM – 1/2
  3. Evgeny Bobryshev – HON – 4/3
  4. Kevin Strijbos – SUZ – 7/4
  5. Jeremy van Horebeek – KAW – 5/5
  6. Ken de Dycker – KTM – 6/8
  7. Tommy Searle – KAW – 9/6
  8. Shaun Simpson – YAM
  9. David Philippaerts – HON
  10. Joel Roelants – YAM
  11. Tanel Leok – TM
  12. Gautier Paulin – KAW – 3/0

MX2 Championship points:

  1. Jeffrey Herlings – 692
  2. Jordi Tixier – 553
  3. Jose Butron – 470
  4. Christophe Charlier – 439
  5. Glenn Coldenhoff – 412
  6. Dean Ferris – 409
  7. Jake Nicholls – 370
  8. Alessandro Lupino – 306
  9. Max Anstie – 302
  10. Petar Petrov – 267
  11. Dylan Ferrandis – 262
  12. Aleksander Tonkov – 244
  13. Mel Pocock – 234
  14. Romain Febvre – 233
  15. Harri Kullas – 192

MXGP Championship points:

  1. Tony Cairoli – 690
  2. Clement Desalle – 600
  3. Ken de Dycker – 542
  4. Gautier Paulin – 485
  5. Kevin Strijbos – 469
  6. Tommy Searle – 431
  7. Jeremy van Horebeek – 383
  8. Max Nagl – 314
  9. Evgeny Bobryshev – 276
  10. David Philippaerts – 268
  11. Shaun Simpson – 245
  12. Joel Roelants – 242
  13. Rui Goncalves – 230
  14. Tanel Leok – 196
  15. Davide Guarneri – 195

 

 

 

Clement Desalle number 25 on the Rockstar Energy World Suzuki MX Team

MX GP winner Clement Desalle on winning his home Grand Prix: “I’m really happy to win my home GP. The first of my career was really nice but this is also emotional because I have never won a Belgian GP before. It was so nice in front of that public. At the same time there is a lot of pressure but it was cool to win and I really enjoyed it. I pushed to catch Antonio in the first moto and tried everything to win. There were not many options to pass so on the last lap I tried to change my line and go inside but it was not easy after that jump. I could still take second and told myself the GP was there to win. In the second moto I made an early and clean pass to take the lead and I wanted it until the end. With a few laps to go I saw I had a big gap and just controlled it until the end. I’m confident for the next two races and I feel fit and ready to win more GPs!”

Photo of MX2 winner Dean Ferris (below) courtesy Youthstream / M. Zanzani

MX2 winner Dean Ferris said afterwards “This has been the prefect weekend for me. I knew that the starts would be important on this track. I’m really proud that I have been able to put Yamaha on the top step of the podium and make it into the history books. This is my fourth podium of the season and now that the monkey is off my back there is no reason why I can’t repeat this in Matterly and Lierop.”

 

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