Rockstar Teka Suzuki World MX1’s Steve Ramon won a hard physical day of racing at Tensfeld today for the fifth round of eight in the 2010 ADAC MX Masters.
The latest instalment of the German Championship took place at the heavy and deep sandy circuit near Lubeck and in warm conditions. It was a good event for Suzuki as Ramon took overall honours with 2nd and 1st positions in the two motos on his RM-Z450WS as team-mate Clement Desalle was runner-up and won the opening sprint. Rounding out the podium in the MX Master class was Ken Roczen (Teka Suzuki Europe World MX2) on his RM-Z250.
The sand of Tensfeld was seen as ideal preparation for the two Suzuki teams with the Grand Prix of Limburg at Lommel in Belgium occurring next weekend in similar terrain.
Ramon and Desalle fronted the field in the first moto and only hesitancy in dealing with backmarkers in the latter stages of the race caused Ramon to lose a sizeable lead and be passed by Desalle. In the second outing, Desalle made a mistake and sacrificed precious time in restarting his machine. The Belgian charged to fourth but Ramon was able to forage a path past Max Nagl and then keep an impressive Roczen adrift of his rear wheel until the flag.
“Everything went OK and my riding was good,” commented the winner. “The sand was heavy so it was hard work out there. I had two good starts and led the first moto but got into trouble near the end with the lapped riders and Clement was able to find a way through. The second race was similar but after Clement had crashed I had to deal with Nagl and then Ken Roczen was running a very good pace so I couldn’t slow down. All in all it was a good days racing and good to do a race like this before Lommel.”
The sixth round of the ADAC Master series will take place at Moggers on August 15th. Rockstar Teka Suzuki WMX1 will start preparing in earnest for their home Grand Prix and round 11 of 15 in the FIM Motocross World Championship; the Lommel circuit a stone’s throw from their workshop and technical base.
Desalle and Ramon are currently second and fourth in the MX1 standings.