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KTM Junior Riders Earn 3 Titles

Published August 25th, 2010

FIM Junior MX World Championship

DARDON-GUEUGNON, France (August 22, 2010) – KTM proved to be the brand to beat winning all three classes (65cc, 85cc and 125cc) at the Dardon-Gueugnon circuit in France as riders all over the world came out to race in the FIM Junior MX World Championship.

Despite the threat of thunderstorms and terrible winds over 5,000 spectators came out to watch talented riders from 34 different nations race the FIM Junior MX World Championship.

Three KTM riders topped the podium at the end of the weekend with American rider Jake Pinhancos taking the win in the 65cc class, Germany’s Henry Jacobi winning the 85cc class and French rider Jordi Tixier walking away with the 125cc victory. Furthermore, both the 65cc and 85cc classes had all three podium finishers aboard KTM motorcycles while KTM riders secured the championship and the 3rd place spot in the 125cc class.

Pinhancos earned an easy victory over the competition winning both 65cc motos with a commanding lead on his KTM machine. The hard-pack track was not what the young rider was accustomed to but he quickly adapted to the course and took home a championship for Team USA. Not only did a KTM rider take the win in the 65cc class, but all top 10 riders were racing aboard KTM motorcycles!

German rider Henry Jacobi put two solid finishes together to win the 85cc crown. Jacobi was able to take a well-deserved win in the first moto. He suffered a poor start in the second moto and was able to charge his KTM up to 3rd place by the checkered flag. His 1-3 finishes put him 2 points ahead of the Slovenian Tim Gajser, winner of the second moto, to earn the overall title.

KTM rider Tixier, the current European 125 Champion, was able to add another notch to his belt after winning both 125cc motos and earning the 125cc Junior MX Championship Title. “The first race was the biggest challenge as I had extreme pressure from my competition. I was able to find better lines in the second race and managed to take the win and the championship,” remarked Tixier.

For more results from the FIM World Junior Championship please visit: www.juniors.mx3world.com

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Juniors 65cc Overall Results:

  1. Jake Pinhancos – KTM (USA)
  2. Brian Hsu – KTM
  3. Wilson Todd – KTM
  4. Richard Sikyna – KTM
  5. Bas Vaessen – KTM
  6. Mitchell Evans – KTM
  7. Brock Papi – KTM (USA)
  8. Joey Crown – KTM (USA)
  9. Lukas Prammer – KTM
  10. Filippo Zonta – KTM

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Juniors 85cc Race Results:

  1. Henry Jacobi – KTM
  2. Tim Gajser – KTM
  3. Stefan Ekerold – KTM
  4. Pauls Jonass
  5. Vaclav Kovar – KTM
  6. Michele Cervellin
  7. Micha Boy Waal
  8. Brian Bogers – KTM
  9. Scott Mann – KTM
  10. Thomas Olsen

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Juniors 125cc Race Results:

  1. Jordi Tixier – KTM
  2. Joey Savatgy (USA)
  3. Pascal Rauchenecker – KTM
  4. Sulivan Jaulin
  5. Maxime Desprey
  6. Stefan Olsen
  7. Samuele Bernardini – KTM
  8. Roman Hanousek – KTM
  9. Matt Bisceglia (USA)
  10. Benoit Paturel


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