2013 FIM World Motocross – Round 8 – France – Qualifying

Published June 8th, 2013

MX GP comes to the hillside circuit of Ernee. World Champions Jeffrey Herlings (MX2) and Tony Cairoli (MX1) lead the points chase coming into France. Today, in Qualifying, the winners were Australian Dean Ferris in MX2 and six-time World Motocross Champion from Italy Tony Cairoli in MX1.

Notes and photo courtesy Youthstream

MX1 – Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Antonio Cairoli had an excellent day, taking the fastest lap time in the pre-qualifying practice and dominating the MX1 qualifying race. The Italian rider admitted that having a good start in Enrée is the key to obtaining a good result and he hopes to be able to holeshot again tomorrow in order to finish on the podium and obtain his first victory on the French track with the 350cc machine. Kawasaki Racing Team’s Jeremy Van Horebeek arrived in France with a cold but it did not stop the Belgian from riding a solid race and he crossed the finish line second, which is the best result for him since he’s been in the MX1 class. Home rider Gautier Paulin was fifteenth after the start, but he overtook several riders in the beginning of the race. When he was about to overtake Tommy Searle he made a mistake, and finished 11th.

MX2 – Monster Energy Yamaha’s Dean Ferris, from Australia, won his first pole position of the season with the win. Monster Energy Yamaha’s Maxime Desprey, who is from France, had the holeshot, and led the entire race until the last lap when Ferris overtook him (see photo). He finished second. Rockstar Bud Racing Kawasaki’s Dylan Ferrandis finished third, with teammate Jason Clermont fourth. Glenn Coldenhoff was ninth and Jordi Tixier, who was involved in a crash in the opening lap and had to restart from last, completed the top ten. Romain Febvre is back this weekend after he broke his fibula a few months ago. World Champion Jeffrey Herlings started third and rode behind Ferris most of the race. But JH had a crash on a downhill – he was able to get going again, but finished 27th.

 

MX2 Qualifying Results:

  1. Dean Ferris – YAM
  2. Max Desprey – YAM
  3. Dylan Ferrandis – KAW
  4. Jason Clermont – KAW
  5. Chris Charlier – YAM
  6. Al Tonkov – HON
  7. Petar Petrov – YAM
  8. Jake Nicholls – KTM
  9. Glenn Coldenhoff – KTM
  10. Jordi Tixier – KTM
  11. Romain Febvre – KTM
  12. Kevin Fors – YAM
  13. Jose Butron – KTM
  14. Al Lupino – KAW
  15. K S Olsen – HON

Max Anstie 17th, James Decotis 22nd, Jeffrey Herlings 27th

MX1 Qualifying Results:

  1. Tony Cairoli – KTM
  2. Jeremy van Horebeek – KAW
  3. Xavier Boog – KTM
  4. Ken de Dycker – KTM
  5. Evgeny Bobryshev – HON
  6. Davide Guarneri – KTM
  7. Tommy Searle – KAW
  8. Rui Goncalves – KTM
  9. Clement Desalle – SUZ
  10. Max Nagl – HON
  11. Gautier Paulin – KAW
  12. Kevin Strijbos – SUZ
  13. David Philippaerts – HON
  14. Greg Aranda – KAW
  15. M Potisek – YAM

MX2 Championship points (after 7 rounds):

  1. Jeffrey Herlings – 347
  2. Jordi Tixier – 257
  3. Jose Butron – 218
  4. Glenn Coldenhoff – 214
  5. Christophe Charlier – 198
  6. Dean Ferris – 182
  7. Max Anstie – 172
  8. Jake Nicholls – 150
  9. Al Lupino – 148
  10. Mel Pocock – 138
  11. Petar Petrov – 114
  12. Dylan Ferrandis – 105
  13. Romain Febvre – 98

MX1 Championship points (after 7 rounds):

  1. Tony Cairoli – 330
  2. Gautier Paulin – 278
  3. Clement Desalle – 267
  4. Ken de Dycker – 245
  5. Kevin Strijbos – 220
  6. Tommy Searle – 205
  7. Max Nagl – 169
  8. Rui Goncalves – 148
  9. Jeremy van Horebeek – 138
  10. David Philippaerts – 130
  11. Joel Roelants – 112
  12. Shaun Simpson – 112
  13. Tanel Leok – 108
  14. Evgeny Bobryshev – 106
  15. D. Guarneri – 97
  16. Evgeny Bobryshev – 87

Evgeny Bobryshev – photo by Honda World Motocross – 2013 – The Beautiful Circuit of Ernee

 

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