Status of World MX 2013 – Giuseppe Luongo interview

Giuseppe Luongo is the president of Youthstream, the company that oversees the FIM World Motocross Series. To understand better the MX GP’s, we asked Mr. Luongo to give us a ‘state of the union’, and more, on World MX. Each year in America, our president gives a ‘State of the Union’ on the condition of our country. As president of Youthstream, can you give us a ‘state’ of the World MX Championships as the 2013 season has begun?

Giuseppe: Certainly. The first vision now as we look forward to 2013 and beyond – we see an increased number of riders in all the championships. The top echelon of our sport is the MX1 and MX2 World Championships. But for us, it is just the top of the pyramid of things we support and want to grow, to make motocross and motorcycling as best as we can. We have multiple levels in this pyramid – all the way down to mini’s.

Let’s look at the first two MX GP’s. They are far away from the home ‘base’ of where most teams and riders are – most are based in Europe. Yet we have a very high level of entries. Both the rider entry for the first two overseas Grands Prix, Qatar & Thailand, was fantastic.

I am very happy because we are building better and better harmony between the teams, the riders, the fans, the sponsors, the FIM, and ourselves.

Giuseppe and Ursula Luongo

Obviously, in many parts of the world, there are economic problems. However, we look at these as opportunities.

Sometimes, in both motocross, but almost any business, people are happy when things continue to run smoothly and as in – with no innovation. But ultimately, with no innovation, things usually become stagnant.

With the economic situations changing globally, and, also in almost all individual markets and countries – we really have new, changed markets. We must adapt. We must embrace change. We must innovate. Or we risk becoming stagnant.

With a little bit of imagination, and an open mind, and not be so linked only to our past on the continent of Europe, people are beginning to see a more global and worldwide view of the FIM World Motocross Championships. And everyone is seeing it as a great opportunity.

Our primary championship series is called “The World Championships”. We now have an opportunity to move forward, grow, and be present on almost every continent, and in almost every growing market. This is our future of where we want the sport for all to be viable and successful.

An MX GP in Qatar is a good example. In the months and weeks leading up to the event, people were saying ‘Yeah, but why Qatar? Why the Middle East?”

I can answer that easily. Qatar is one of the most important countries in The Middle East. It has the highest per capita standard of living in the world. It is growing in leaps and bounds. For someone that has never been there, I understand whey they would wonder. But if you get the opportunity to visit Qatar, you will definitely have your eyes opened.

The Middle East is currently over 400 million people, and growing. At the Qatar GP, we had two days of live coverage of the event all throughout The MIddle East, and on the day of the GP (Saturday) we had live TV coverage across the world.

The GP of Qatar was already a huge, huge success without even having a motorcycle get onto the track yet. I can’t stress that enough. It was, and is huge. We have brought the culture of our sport, at the highest level, to a new place in the world. A place where they are developing, and specifically want to invest and develop motorcycling. Not only to have events, but also to develop their own young riders so that in ten years or so they may be able to compete in the world championships. They are very passionate. Already their young riders want to grow up to be the next Tony Cairoli or Gautier Paulin.

The motorcycle manufacturers are excited as well. We are opening new markets together, and, the manufacturers will now be able to sell their products in markets they never have before.

When there is big change, not everyone is happy. Some feel like they win, some feel like they lose. I can tell you that in the past, many people – riders, teams, sponsors, fans and more would have complained. But now, they are all aware of not only the economic conditions worldwide, but of the opportunities worldwide. Everyone is excited about the growth, change, and future direction we are all heading.

It’s even more than that. It open’s up new places and opportunities for sponsors, and all the stakeholders involved in the sport.

So, to wrap up what I feel is the State of the Union of our sport and motocross, it is doing very, very well. And I’m positive that it will continue to develop in a tremendous way. As we look at all the pieces coming together, the World Motocross Championships are in very good health. And we will continue to grow, develop new opportunities, and innovate.

Really, you have two choices. When things are difficult, people can choose to complain, and place blame on others. It’s the fault of this person, or that person, or this company, or that company, or the government. The list is endless. For many, it’s the easiest way to go – they never recognize their own faults – it’s always the fault of someone else.

At the same time, some people make the second choice when there are difficulties. They will ask “Why are there these difficulties? Could we of made some mistakes ourselves? And what positive opportunity can we make out these difficulties?”

Another way to say it, or look at it is – some people see the glass of water half empty – they view things as bad. And some see it half full – there are good things happening, and there is also opportunity right in front of us. The World Championships, under your stewardship, are always trying to improve, change, and grow. This year has new, big changes – MX GP’s in Qatar & Thailand as you mentioned, along with the SuperFinal concept. What about in two years, or three years. What do you think we will see then?

Giuseppe: This year, and next year, are key years for the Motocross World Championships. Over all the years of the World Championships, everyone has always wanted to see improvement for the sport, and for it to be more professional.

For us (Youthstream and the MX World Championships) you will see important changes, some as you mentioned, this year and next. We have the new format – the SuperFinal, which is absolutely loved by television. And when I mean television, I mean all aspects, from the time slots, to the amount of coverage, to the action that the new format brings, the networks, and their advertisers. It even expands into other platforms, such as our digital media outlets (video distribution, social networks, etc.)

Why this change? Again, to achieve what we all want – growth, more professionalism, more opportunity for everyone involved. Everyone.

How will we do this? It’s by creating more of a ‘show’. And that’s part of what the SuperFinal helps to bring. A better show, a bigger show.

The international pageantry of World Motocross

At the same time, we want to respect the heritage and history of motocross. It is an endurance sport (at the world championship level). We want to respect the culture of the sport as well.

We have created this new system, which we believe helps to bring a bigger, better show. I can compare it to an opera. When you go to the opera, it starts slowly, but it finishes with an ‘explosion’ … something which literally brings the viewers to their feet. An amazing show.

For our events, we want something similar – not so much that they start slowly, but it can be considered that way because we start on the first day with practice, qualifying races, etc.

With the SuperFinal format, you have the first race of MX2 and MX1, and then, you have the grand finale – an explosion. We must view it this way because that is what the fans, and media outlets, desire. It’s part of the era, the generation we live in. If we continued to stay the same, and remained stagnant – there would be no growth, no opportunity. We feel that motocross is the most exciting sport in the world, and we want it to remain so.

We have so many younger people that are literally telling us what they want in the presentation – whether it be TV, Internet, social networking, and more.

Another change is the number of races outside of Europe. Europe has always been the traditional ‘home’ of the World Championships.

But let’s take a look at the recent opening GP in Qatar. The number of mainstream newspapers, and television, not just in Qatar, but in the entire region – the coverage was amazing. Three straight days. That type of coverage goes to people that have had little exposure to motocross in the past. It is new to them. The region has over 400 million people now.

Another area of opportunity, and to help make a difference in the future is the Youthstream World Academy. We are working on various continents such as Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America with John van der Berk and our Director of the academy. And this is done not only to assist young riders to grow and for their future, but also to help develop trainers locally. If we can develop trainers on the local level, then these riders will have what they need to develop every day. This helps with the goal of within ten years, riders from every continent will compete at the highest level in the world championships. We don’t want riders from Asia, Latin American, the Middle East, and Africa to just be able to line up and race – we want them to be able to compete with the best. This makes for a truly global, world championship.

These changes are just a small example of the bright future the sport has, and there are tremendous opportunities as well. When you go to a new venue, such at Qatar or Thailand, what do you and Youthstream go thru in the months and weeks leading up to the actual race?

Giuseppe: You’d probably be a bit surprised. For example, the MX GP of Qatar – we started seven years ago working on that. And there are other places in the world where we have been dealing with for two, three, four years, and you’ll see in the next year or two the results of that. We might have India coming with an MX GP in one year, we might have Argentina coming with an MX GP in two years. We have, and continue to develop, relationships everywhere in the world. And not just with organizers, but with the Federations, sponsors and potential sponsors, … so we start relationships that we foster for years. That is key.

For example, on the MX GP of Qatar, we started our relationship with Mr. Nasser Khalifa Al Attiya, the President of the Qatari Federation, who by the way is a very important person, especially in this part of the world, over seven years ago. He runs all the motor sports in Qatar, including MotoGP. We’ve always kept in communication, keeping him updated on the what is happening with the World Motocross Championships.

Then two years ago we decided it was the correct time to work even closer together and to start on having a Grand Prix in Qatar for 2013. Then we signed a contract. We have both myself, and other Youthstream staff that came to inspect the venue, and to make sure that our technical staff, especially those linked to the construction of the track, and all the infrastructure that would be coming, would understand the tasks. As the weeks and days lead up to the event, they were on site every day. One of the most important things done was the completion of the track, which is done in co-operation with the Federation and their staff.

It was very similar with the Grand Prix of Thailand.

Qatar was an amazing success – again, even before the first bike went on the track for the first practice. Qatar is modern, clean, safe, and there are venues for many things to do in the city of Doha that are equal to any place in the world. Anything you want or need – they have in Qatar – it is a fantastic country.

Everything starts with human relationships. If we build those correctly, then we can work on the projects together and be successful. You can live life with the correct attitude, and with respect for all.

I’d like to explain a bit about the people & the passion of Youthstream. There is a reason why we all do what we do.

My belief is that when you have a company, the company must serve the people. To make those people involved in the company, and their families, to be able to live thru the company. It is not for the company to become ‘rich’ off of using it’s employees and staff. I want to tell you – I’m not against making a profit for our companies. We want our companies to succeed.

But first, you must have the correct people in your company, and that thru their work, they are able to live well. They must ‘profit’ from their work, and be able to help their families. This isn’t about sports, or business – it’s again about the human aspect that we feel is so important in so many ways. If the people in a company struggle, then the company will struggle. And then all the ‘good’ people in the company will leave.

If you use, or abuse people, you can have your company make a big profit in a short time. But it will not last. It is not sustainable. If you talk to any of the people that work at Youthstream, no one wants to leave the company. There are here, and they stay, and they are happy because of many reasons. We have a tremendous support system. We have great communication and respect for each other. The families of most are involved and happy as well.

And for sure, all these people involved, they have a huge, huge passion for motocross, and especially the World Championships. They make good money, and in a way, we are all a little bit like gypsies – because we literally travel all over the world.

If you are driven only by money, you will only survive in this sport for a short period of time. It is not the reason to do our work. Even those of us at the top, we work 15, 16 hours days. And the people that work on the track – they sometimes easily work 18 hours a day.

So for that, and any of the work required that is demanding, you must have passion. At the same time, the company must take care of them, their families & homes, and respect them.

When you put all this together, it then becomes something you can also enjoy. People are happier. And when they are happier, they produce more results in all areas of life. When you love what you do, your quality of life is better.

We put the product of the Motocross World Championships ahead of the company (Youthstream). If we develop the product (the Motocross World Championships) correctly, then the company will have success. It cannot be the other way around. And, if we develop the Motocross World Championships correctly, everyone – the fans, the sponsors, the teams, the riders – everyone will benefit.


2013 FIM World Motocross – Round 3 – Valkenswaard, Holland

2013 FIM World Motocross – Round 3 – Valkenswaard, Holland

Two “Sandmasters” dominate in Holland. Jeffrey Herlings in MX2, and Tony Cairoli in MX1. Both ride for the Red Bull KTM race team, and both are the defending World Motocross Champions in their classes. Both won the overall victories today – Herlings winning both MX2 races, even after getting last (40th) gate pick in each of his motos, and Cairoli using a 1/2 moto score for the MX1 overall.


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This race was held today – Monday. Sun was shining – but temps were still cold – but not as bad as yesterday. These races go 35 minutes +2 laps.

MX2: Jeffrey Herlings, because of yesterday’s Disqualification, got 40th gate pick for each moto – the last choice. Herlings is ‘undefeated’ here – he’s won every MX GP here since his 2010 rookie season. And in winning today, it’s his fourth in a row. Jeffrey said in the press conference afterwards he now has 19 career GP wins.

Jeffrey Herlings wins the MX2 GP in Valkenswaard 2013

L – R: 2nd place Jordi Tixier, 1st Jeffrey Herlings, 3rd Jake Nicholls

In the first race, Herlings started eighth. Jordi Tixier first, Max Anstie second.

Tixier led, but Jeffrey’s prediction of yesterday (where he said he thought he could win – he’d just have to pass a lot of riders at first, and then maybe go for the lead with a few minutes left in the race) came true. He won the moto.

Even after winning the first moto, Jeffrey Herlings again has 40th gate pick. Gate pick for both motos is based on the Qualifying Heat race the day before.

Tixier again holeshot the second moto. Herlings completed the first lap in 18th place. Herlings just continued to push, working his way up. He moved to third place 20 minutes into the race. With three minutes plus two laps remaining, Herlings overtook teammate Jordi Tixier for the lead. Herlings is amazing at ‘home’, and in the sand. He made it look easy. Herlings has a perfect season so far. Six motos. Six wins. 150 points.

Jordi Tixier ended the day with two second place finishes, and Jake Nicholls was third overall (results below).

MX1: The first moto of MX1 saw Clement Desalle of Belgium / Rockstar Energy Suzuki’s number 25 on the ground right after the start. Evgeny Bobryshev had the holeshot. Tony Cairoli was second, but soon overtook “Bobby” for the lead.

Sidebar: Did you know that Kimi Raikkonen of F1 fame has a team in MX1? Riders are Rui Goncalves (999) and Xavier Boog (121). The team is called Ice One Racing.

Ken de Dycker, another rider that does very well in the sand, then overtook Tony for the lead. But Tony returned the favor, passing teammate de Dycker back for first position. Tony held on for the win, with Bobryshev passing de Dycker for second, and de Dycker took third.

Monster Energy Yamaha’s Steven Frossard of France did not race today – he has a broken bone in his foot – surgery on Tuesday – he should be back racing next round in Italy.

In the second MX1 race, Evgeny Bobryshev had the holeshot. Tony Cairoli ended the first lap in sixth place. Just a few minutes into the race, Ken de Dycker passed Bobryshev for the lead. Which he kept until the end of the race to win the moto. At the same time, Tony Cairoli worked his way into second place at the finish, securing the overall victory, and maintaining his series points lead, as the series moves next to Italy for Round 4. (Results below.)

Tony Cairoli is the MX1 winner in Valkenswaard 2013

L – R: 2nd Ken de Dycker, 1st Tony Cairoli, 3rd Evgeny Bobryshev

MX2 Grand Prix Results:

  1. Jeffrey Herlings – 1/1 – KTM
  2. Jordi Tixier – 2/2 – KTM
  3. Jake Nicholls – 4/3 – KTM
  4. Max Anstie – 3/6 – SUZ
  5. Glenn Coldenhoff – 5/4 – KTM
  6. Al Tonkov – 11/8 – HON
  7. Mel Pocock – 10/9 – YAM
  8. P. Ratsep – 9/11 – KTM
  9. P. Rauchenecker – 13/10 – KTM
  10. Romain Febvre – DNF/5 – KTM
  11. J. Lieber – SUZ
  12. E. Banks-Browne – KTM
  13. E. Heibye – KTM
  14. Jose Butron – KTM
  15. Petar Petrov – YAM

MX1 Grand Prix Results:

  1. Tony Cairoli – 1/2 – KTM
  2. Ken de Dycker – 3/1 – KTM
  3. Evgeny Bobryshev – 2/4 – HON
  4. Kevin Strijbos – 7/3 – SUZ
  5. Max Nagl – 6/6 – HON
  6. Gautier Paulin – 5/7 – KAW
  7. Clement Desalle – 8/5 – SUZ
  8. Tanel Leok – 4/11 – HON
  9. Tommy Searle – 10/9 – KAW
  10. Rui Goncalves – 13/8 – KTM
  11. Joel Roelants – 14/10 – YAM
  12. Xavier Boog – KTM
  13. David Philippaerts – HON
  14. Matiss Karro – KTM
  15. A. Justs – HON

MX2 Championship points:

  1. Jeffrey Herlings – 150
  2. Jordi Tixier – 101
  3. Romain Febvre – 98
  4. Glenn Coldenhoff – 97
  5. Jose Butron – 74
  6. Max Anstie – 72
  7. Chris Charlier – 71
  8. Dean Ferris – 69
  9. Jake Nicholls – 64
  10. Julien Lieber – 62
  11. Mel Pocock – 58
  12. Al Lupino – 57
  13. Petar Petrov – 49
  14. Al Tonkov – 34
  15. P. Rauchenecker – 34

MX1 Championship points:

  1. Tony Cairoli – 142
  2. Clement Desalle – 116
  3. Ken De Dycker – 115
  4. Gautier Paulin – 108
  5. Kevin Strijbos – 89
  6. Evgeny Bobryshev – 87
  7. Tommy Searle – 87
  8. Rui Goncalves – 73
  9. Tanel Leok – 61
  10. Joel Roelants – 58
  11. Xavier Boog – 56
  12. David Philippaerts – 49
  13. Steven Frossard – 47
  14. Max Nagl – 45
  15. Davide Guarneri – 41

Tony Cairoli and Ken de Dycker congratulate each other - Valkenswaard 2013

Tony Cairoli and Ken de Dycker congratulate each other after the second MX1 moto

Jeffrey Herlings racing at Valkenswaard Holland 2013

Jeffrey Herlings

The women raced their first round of the FIM Women’s World Motocross Championship this weekend too. Defending World Champion Chiara Fontanesi from Italy, riding a Yamaha, won both heats. Aussie Meghan Rutledge, riding a Kawasaki, finished second in both heats, and Natalie Kane (KTM) finished third in each moto.


Travis Pastrana to undergo risky head-transplant surgery with Malcolm McCassy?

April 1, 2013: Pastrana family spokesperson B. A. Purson announced today what many had been speculating:

Travis Pastrana’s head will have to be replaced.

Repeated wearing of sponsor hats, smiling, posing for photographs, and signing autographs have taken their toll. Travis has done more for his sponsors than any other person in the history of action sports, but overuse of sponsor hats, smiling, photos, and signing autographs have prematurely worn out his head.

Team Pastrana has been trying to negotiate a deal with many people over the past few weeks for the use of someone’s head on Pastrana’s body, including Rick Johnson.

Said Johnson, “I’ll do whatever has to be done for the betterment of the sport, and especially for Travis. He’s one of my best friends. Love him. However, I am concerned for the safety of my head …

Unfortunately, Johnson and Pastrana were unable to reach terms. (Apparently Johnson wanted all of Travis’s Suzuki’s, the foam pit in Maryland, and an increased allotment of sugar free Red Bull.) Ultimately, the choice was made to use Pastrana family friend and all around good guy Malcolm McCassy‘s head for the transplant. Malcolm is rumored to have a good head.

When asked what will become of the Travis head and McCassy body, the McCassy family had this to say: “We will be working with Hollywood based Digital Domain to have the original Travis head digitally placed over the McCassy head for all podium, marketing, and photo appearances. On the chance of any free time, the Travis head and McCassy body will be working at Lake Havasu, renting water craft to tourists.

Travis himself is taking this all in stride, in typical Pastrana fashion. He says “Hey, it’ll all work out! Malcolm’s head will work! We are both size 7 1/4 … I can’t wait to get back out there and be with my fans!!!

Pastrana’s family is obviously very concerned. When reached at his front door by CNN reporters, Travis’s father had this to say: “Hey, watch me do a back flip out of this tree!”




April Fools


Breaking News:’s 2014 Supercross / Motocross Schedule Announced’s Promotional & Marketing Department announced today their new 2014 Schedule for Supercross and Motocross. In a radical change for the sport – there will be a 50 race season, running from early January into early December. (Full schedule below.)

In addition, each week will see the series rotate between supercross and motocross. For both supercross and motocross, there will be one main event, run on any size bike the rider chooses. At the conclusion of the season, the total points will crown the Super SX / MX Grand Champion.’s 2014 Supercross / Motocross Schedule:

1. January 4 – Anaheim CA (SUPERCROSS)
2. January 11 – Gainesville FL (MOTOCROSS)
3. January 18 – Orlando FL (SUPERCROSS)
4. January 25 – Troy OH (MOTOCROSS)
5. February 1 – Cleveland OH (SUPERCROSS)
6. February 8 – Glen Helen CA (MOTOCROSS)
7. February 15 – Los Angeles CA (SUPERCROSS)
8. February 22 – Washington DC (MOTOCROSS)
9. February 29 – Axton VA (SUPERCROSS)
10. March 4 – Binghampton NY (MOTOCROSS)
11. March 11 – San Jose CA (SUPERCROSS)
12. March 18 – Hollister CA (MOTOCROSS)
13. March 25 – San Francisco CA (SUPERCROSS)
14. April 1 – Saddleback Park CA (MOTOCROSS)
15. April 8 – Pasadena CA (SUPERCROSS)
16. April 15 – Carlsbad Raceway CA (MOTOCROSS)
17. April 22 – Lake Whitney TX (SUPERCROSS)
18. April 29 – Castle Rock CO (MOTOCROSS)
19. May 5 – New York NY (SUPERCROSS)
20. May 12 – Chicago IL (MOTOCROSS)
21. May 19 – East Rutherford NJ (SUPERCROSS)
22. May 26 – Boston MA (MOTOCROSS)
23. June 2 – Boise ID (SUPERCROSS)
24. June 9 – Mammoth CA (MOTOCROSS)
25. June 16 – Jacksonville FL – (SUPERCROSS)
26. June 23 – Portland OR (MOTOCROSS)
27. June 30 – Charlotte NC (SUPERCROSS)
28. July 6 – Brooklyn NY (MOTOCROSS)
29. July 13 – Hollywood CA (SUPERCROSS)
30. July 20 – Atlanta GA – (MOTOCROSS)
31. July 27 – Kansas City MO – (SUPERCROSS)
32. August 2 – Tampa FL – (MOTOCROSS)
33. August 9 – Sonoma CA – (SUPERCROSS)
34. August 16 – Miami FL (MOTOCROSS)
35. August 23 – San Antonio TX (SUPERCROSS)
36. August 30 – Philadelphia PA (MOTOCROSS)
37. September 6 – Austin TX – (SUPERCROSS)
38. September 13 – Columbus OH – (MOTOCROSS)
39. September 20 – Memphis TN – (SUPERCROSS)
40. September 27 – Baltimore MD (MOTOCROSS)
41. October 2 – Nashville TN (SUPERCROSS)
42. October 9 – Louiville KY (MOTOCROSS)
43. October 16 – Oklahoma City OK (SUPERCROSS)
44. October 23 – Albuquerque NM (MOTOCROSS)
45. October 30 – Tuscon AZ (SUPERCROSS)
46. November 5 – Omaha NB (MOTOCROSS)
47. November 12 – Honolulu Hawaii (SUPERCROSS)
48. November 19 – Pittsburg PA (MOTOCROSS)
49. November 26 – Cinncinati OH (SUPERCROSS)
50. December 2 – Buffalo NY (MOTOCROSS)


250 (MX2) World Motocross Champion Jeffrey Herlings had this to say after viewing’s new 2014 Supercross / Motocross Schedule: “Dat is heel, heel vreemd. Zou het kunnen zijn April Fool’s?”






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

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

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



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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.



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