• sx_banner40

    sx_banner40

2013 FIM World Motocross – Round 3 – Valkenswaard, Holland – Qualifying

Published March 31st, 2013

The traditional Dutch sand and the “Eurocircuit” of Valkenswaard. And two sand specialists, both riding KTM’s, won today’s Qualifying Heats of MX2 and MX1.

In MX2, it was not the expected favorite, ‘hometown’ rider, current world champion, and series points leader Jeffrey Herlings, but Glenn Coldenhoff winning. Herlings had a poor start, then later on crashed, and was disqualified for ‘outside assistance’ after the crash – spectators helped Jeffrey just a bit too much.

Jeffrey Herlings in Holland 2013 Valkenswaard

Jeffrey Herlings

But winner Glenn Coldenhoff deserved it. He rode well, and, is also a ‘local’, from the Netherlands. The start of the MX2 Qualifying Heat saw temperatures drop to zero Celsius (32 F) and it started snowing. Results below.

Glenn Coldenhoff wins Qualifying Heat Valkenswaard MX2 2013

Glenn Coldenhoff – winner of MX2 Qualifying race today

 

 

Click on the thumbnails to view the larger images!

 

In MX1, the outcome was “Tony Cairoli“. Did you expect anything else? Tony, a six time World Motocross Champion, is literally riding his Red Bull KTM 350 at another level than his competitors.

Tony had the holeshot, and then team-mate Ken de Dycker moved past and into the lead. But Tony is a very smart rider. He watched Ken’s lines, and then later made the pass back, and stretched out a lead as well. Results below.

MX2 Qualifying Race Results:

  1. Glenn Coldenhoff – KTM
  2. Romain Febvre – KTM
  3. Jake Nicholls – KTM
  4. Max Anstie – SUZ
  5. Jordi Tixier – KTM
  6. Petar Petrov – YAM
  7. Jose Butron – KTM
  8. Christophe Charlier – YAM
  9. Julien Lieber – SUZ
  10. Max Desprey – YAM

MX1 Qualifying Race Results:

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

MX1 Championship points (after 2 rounds):

  1. Tony Cairoli – 95
  2. Clement Desalle – 87
  3. Gautier Paulin – 78
  4. Ken De Dycker – 70
  5. Tommy Searle – 64
  6. Kevin Strijbos – 55
  7. Rui Goncalves – 52
  8. Evgeny Bobryshev – 47
  9. Steven Frossard – 47
  10. Xavier Boog – 41

MX2 Championship points (after 2 rounds):

  1. Jeffrey Herlings – 100
  2. R. Febvre – 82
  3. D. Ferris – 69
  4. Chris Charlier – 65
  5. Glenn Coldenhoff – 63
  6. Jose Butron – 60
  7. Jordi Tixier – 57
  8. Lupino – 56
  9. Lieber – 47
  10. Max Anstie – 37

The Dominator - Tony Cairoli in Valkenswaard 2013

The Dominator – Tony Cairoli in Valkenswaard 2013

 

Women’s World Motocross had race 1 today as well, and there was a great battle between defending Women’s World Motocross Champion Chiara Fontanesi from Italy (number 8 in the photos) and Australia’s Meghan Rutledge (number 66 in photos). The women’s results will be in tomorrow’s race coverage of the Grand Prix.

 

Comments

comments