Matterly Basin, round 13 of the FIM MX World championship, has seen another podium finish for Monster Energy Yamaha racer, Gauter Paulin.Ã‚Â The friendly Frenchman posted consistent 4-4 results for 3rd place on the rostrum in front ofÃ‚Â a strong crowd of over 25,000 spectators.
Paulin set the fastest time in Saturday’s pre qualification practice and rode a strong qualification race to end second behind championship leader Ken Roczen.
Perfect track conditions and the spectacular Matterly Basin valley setting saw Moto 1 get underway with Paulin in a top 5 position.Ã‚Â He pushed hard to pass the KTM duo of Herlings and VanHorebeek and then set his sites on Joel Roelants.Ã‚Â A back marker got in the way of Paulin, which allowed Searle to pass, and he could not counter attack the Englishman having to settle for 4th.
I bad start in Moto 2 left Paulin at the back of the pack with a gaggle of riders to pass.Ã‚Â He quickly cut through the pack and broke top ten already on lap two.Ã‚Â Paulin pushed further and once again was into 4th where he remained until the checkered flag.
“Choosing the right lines was very important today on this track.Ã‚Â I put in some good laps in moto 1 but then lost my rhythm a little when Tommy got past.Ã‚Â The second moto start was a disaster but I am happy with how I came through the pack.Ã‚Â This is my 7th podium of the season so I hope to finish the last two races the same and of course it would be great to try for the win.” Mentioned Paulin.
The penultimate round of the series will take place in Gaildorf, Germany on the 3-4 September.