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Desalle and Coldenhoff win at Matterley

MX GP Britain

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The MXGP Festival which included round sixteen of the FIM Motocross World Championship has come to a close. With the crowning of many new champions this weekend as well as old champion’s it’s safe to say the week has been a success. The challenging circuit of Matterley Basin saw Antonio Cairoli receive his seventh FIM Motocross world title while Clement Desalle took his fourth MX1 overall victory of the season ahead of Rockstar Energy Suzuki World Motocross team mate Kevin Strijbos and Honda World Motocross’s Evgeny Bobryshev. The MX2 saw Standing Construct KTM’s Glenn Coldenhoff take his first ever Grand Prix victory ahead of Wilvo Nestaan JM Racing KTM’s Jake Nicholls and KTM Silver Actions Jose Butron.

Cairoli World Champion!!!!

Just as the sunshine burst through the heavy cloud cover, Italian legend Antonio Cairoli has been crowned World Motocross Champion for the seventh time in his career. The Italian won the opening moto of the MX1 class thus scoring more than enough points to wrap up the 2013 title. Ray Archer image

In the opening MX1 moto it was Desalle and Cairoli who fought over the holeshot, third was Strijbos, then Bobryshev, De Reuver, Pourcel, Simpson, Roelants and Searle. Van Horebeek went down in the first corner, but the battle up front was intense as the Belgian and Italian battled hard.

Simpson was riding well, moving into fifth place as Pourcel dropped back. De Reuver was also out of the picture on lap two as he dropped back to 11th place. Searle was in 8th, and Paulin in 12th spot.

Cairoli as he always does though found some extra speed and made his way past Desalle, the Italian then picked up his pace even further and pulled quickly away from the Suzuki rider. Further back Searle was making a charge as he moved into sixth spot, Simpson dropped back to 8th and Philippaerts moved into seventh position.

After 14 laps the lead by Cairoli was 10 seconds, with Strijbos still in third another six seconds back, then came Bobryshev, De Dycker, Searle, Philippaerts, Simpson, Paulin and Leok in 10th.

After 19 laps Cairoli crossed the line with a huge whip and then joined hundreds of  KTM team members for the champagne celebrations as he is crowned World Motocross Champion for the seventh time. A brilliant achievement for the Red Bull KTM Factory rider.

The second moto Cairoli led early from Desalle, with Van Horebeek and Bobryshev also in the picture. Cairoli made a couple of small mistakes and both Van Horebeek and Bobryshev went past. Further back were Strijbos, Paulin, De Dycker, Simpson and Searle.

Cairoli continued to just cruise a little and was passed by both Strijbos and Paulin. In a moto with very little action Desalle won the moto and the GP, second overall in the GP was Strijbos and Bobryshev third overall.

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Grand Prix of Great Britain – Race Results

MX1 – Grand Prix Race 1 

1 222 Cairoli, Antonio ITA FMI KTM
2 25 Desalle, Clement BEL FMB Suzuki
3 22 Strijbos, Kevin BEL FMB Suzuki
4 777 Bobryshev, Evgeny RUS MFR Honda
5 9 de Dycker, Ken BEL FMB KTM
6 100 Searle, Tommy GBR ACU Kawasaki
7 19 Philippaerts, David ITA FMI Honda
8 24 Simpson, Shaun GBR ACU Yamaha
9 21 Paulin, Gautier FRA MCM Kawasaki
10 40 Leok, Tanel EST EMF TM
11 91 Karro, Matiss LAT LAMSF KTM
12 131 Aubin, Nicolas FRA FFM Honda
13 132 Potisek, Milko FRA FFM Yamaha
14 7 Barragan, Jonathan ESP RFME KTM
15 34 Roelants, Joel BEL FMB Yamaha
16 98 Snow, Alex GBR ACU Kawasaki
17 95 Justs, Augusts LAT LAMSF Honda
18 388 Söderberg, Ludvig FIN SML KTM
19 102 Elderfield, Scott GBR ACU Kawasaki
20 714 de Reuver, Marc NED KNMV Honda

MX1 – Grand Prix Race 2 

1 25 Desalle, Clement BEL FMB Suzuki
2 89 van Horebeek, Jeremy BEL FMB Kawasaki
3 22 Strijbos, Kevin BEL FMB Suzuki
4 777 Bobryshev, Evgeny RUS MFR Honda
5 21 Paulin, Gautier FRA MCM Kawasaki
6 9 de Dycker, Ken BEL FMB KTM
7 100 Searle, Tommy GBR ACU Kawasaki
8 24 Simpson, Shaun GBR ACU Yamaha
9 40 Leok, Tanel EST EMF TM
10 91 Karro, Matiss LAT LAMSF KTM
11 132 Potisek, Milko FRA FFM Yamaha
12 714 de Reuver, Marc NED KNMV Honda
13 95 Justs, Augusts LAT LAMSF Honda
14 36 Craig, Tony GBR ACU Honda
15 388 Söderberg, Ludvig FIN SML KTM
16 102 Elderfield, Scott GBR ACU Kawasaki
17 7 Barragan, Jonathan ESP RFME KTM
18 222 Cairoli, Antonio ITA FMI KTM
19 771 Rukstela, Nerijus LTU LMSF KTM
20 34 Roelants, Joel BEL FMB Yamaha

MX1 – GP Classification

1 25 Desalle, Clement BEL FMB Suzuki 22 25 47
2 22 Strijbos, Kevin BEL FMB Suzuki 20 20 40
3 777 Bobryshev, Evgeny RUS MFR Honda 18 18 36
4 9 de Dycker, Ken BEL FMB KTM 16 15 31
5 100 Searle, Tommy GBR ACU Kawasaki 15 14 29
6 21 Paulin, Gautier FRA MCM Kawasaki 12 16 28
7 222 Cairoli, Antonio ITA FMI KTM 25 3 28
8 24 Simpson, Shaun GBR ACU Yamaha 13 13 26
9 40 Leok, Tanel EST EMF TM 11 12 23
10 89 van Horebeek, Jeremy BEL FMB Kawasaki 0 22 22
11 91 Karro, Matiss LAT LAMSF KTM 10 11 21
12 132 Potisek, Milko FRA FFM Yamaha 8 10 18
13 19 Philippaerts, David ITA FMI Honda 14 0 14
14 95 Justs, Augusts LAT LAMSF Honda 4 8 12
15 7 Barragan, Jonathan ESP RFME KTM 7 4 11
16 714 de Reuver, Marc NED KNMV Honda 1 9 10
17 388 Söderberg, Ludvig FIN SML KTM 3 6 9
18 131 Aubin, Nicolas FRA FFM Honda 9 0 9
19 36 Craig, Tony GBR ACU Honda 0 7 7
20 102 Elderfield, Scott GBR ACU Kawasaki 2 5 7

MX1 – World Championship Classification

1 222 Cairoli, A. ITA 718
2 25 Desalle, C. BEL 647
3 9 de Dycker, Ken BEL 573
4 21 Paulin, G. FRA 513
5 22 Strijbos, K. BEL 509
6 100 Searle, Tommy GBR 460
7 89 van Horebeek, J. BEL 405
8 12 Nagl, M. GER 314
9 777 Bobryshev, E. RUS 312
10 19 Philippaerts, D. ITA 282

Coldenhoff wins MX2 GP

Coldenhoff 2013 riding

The other Dutchman Glenn Coldenhoff pulled off a stunning victory at the Grand Prix of Great Britain in one of the most exciting MX2 GPs in the history of the sport. Ray Archer image

Four riders have a chance to win the Grand Prix in the closing stages of the second MX2 moto as Coldenhoff, Jake Nicholls, Jose Butron and Romain Febvre all battled for positions on the track and also on the score board.

In the end it was Coldenhoff with 38pts, Nicholls 37pts, Butron with 36pts, and Febvre 34pts, but it wasn’t this very last laps when Coldenhoff passed Tixier for fourth place and Romain Febvre passed Butron for second place. Nicholls needed to pass Tixier, who was just ahead of him to win the GP, but came up short.

In the opening MX2 moto Dean Ferris continued on from his Belgian form as he pulled the holeshot and straight away taking command on the race. Butron was second, then cake Nicholls, Pocock, Coldenhoff, Tixier, Ferrandis, Gajser, Banks Browne and Desprey in 10th. Graeme Irwin held a nice 11th place and Max Anstie was back in 19th position.

Jake Nicholls made a nice pass on Butron for second and began his charge after leader Ferris, while Pocock dropped back to 6th place, Banks Browne moved up to 8th and Anstie clawed his way to 17th on lap five.

The lead by Ferris was four seconds and despite the crowd screaming for Nicholls to make ground Ferris continued to control the race moving to six and a half seconds on lap seven and pushing hard to extend his lead.

Coldenhoff held third some 12 seconds back from Ferris and Ferrandis was fourth, followed by Butron, Gajser, Banks Browne, Lupino and Desprey in 10th place.

Suddenly Nicholls did find some extra speed and pulled back two seconds to close in on Ferris and with the crowd celebrating the possible battle for the moto victory the British riders looked very determined.

Ferris though was up to the challenge and quickly picked up his pace and rattled off a couple of quick laps to move to eight seconds ahead of Nicholls. Coldenhoff remained in third, followed by Ferrandis and Butron.

Ferris wins it by four seconds, followed by Nicholls,  and Coldenhoff.

The second MX2 moto and it is Butron who leads with Charlier, Ferris, Febvre all-in tow. Pocock and Banks Browne are ninth and 10th and Anstie is miles back again. Charlier passes Butron on the second lap, while Pocock drops out of the top ten.

Charlier pulled away from the other riders, although behind him it was a great battle between Butron, Ferris, Febvre, Ferrandis and Tixier, all within a second of eachother. Nicholls after a bad start was into the top 10 after passing Banks Browne for ninth place.

On lap five Ferris made a mistake, flipped the bike and broke the fuel tank, then pulled out of the race, his Grand Prix victory chances over. The Grand Prix was now alive and well as a bunch of riders were fighting on the track, but also for the GP victory.

British riders were doing well, with Nicholls still in contention for a GP win as he trailed Coldenhoff for 5th place. Butron who had scored fifth in the opening moto was second, thus a single point ahead of Nicholls, although Butron was getting a lot of pressure from Febvre,

In a stunning end to the MX2 Grand Prix Glenn Coldenhoff won his first ever GP with as he finished with 3-4  results, while Jakes Nicholls was a brave second with 2-6 and third was Butron with 5-3. Moto winner was Charlier.

Grand Prix of Great Britain – Race Results

MX2 – Grand Prix Race 1

1 111 Ferris, Dean AUS Yamaha
2 45 Nicholls, Jake GBR KTM
3 259 Coldenhoff, Glenn NED KTM
4 122 Ferrandis, Dylan FRA Kawasaki
5 17 Butron, Jose ESP KTM
6 119 Pocock, Mel GBR Yamaha
7 243 Gajser, Tim SLO KTM
8 300 Lupino, Alessandro ITA Kawasaki
9 461 Febvre, Romain FRA KTM
10 44 Banks-Browne, Elliott GBR KTM

MX2 – Grand Prix Race 2 

1 23 Charlier, Christophe FRA FFM Yamaha
2 461 Febvre, Romain FRA FFM KTM
3 17 Butron, Jose ESP RFME KTM
4 259 Coldenhoff, Glenn NED KNMV KTM
5 911 Tixier, Jordi FRA FFM KTM
6 45 Nicholls, Jake GBR ACU KTM
7 14 Anstie, Max GBR AMA Suzuki
8 200 Tonus, Arnaud SUI FMS Kawasaki
9 119 Pocock, Mel GBR ACU Yamaha
10 44 Banks-Browne, Elliott GBR ACU KTM

MX2 – GP Classification

1 259 Coldenhoff, Glenn NED KNMV KTM 20 18 38
2 45 Nicholls, Jake GBR ACU KTM 22 15 37
3 17 Butron, Jose ESP RFME KTM 16 20 36
4 461 Febvre, Romain FRA FFM KTM 12 22 34
5 23 Charlier, Christophe FRA FFM Yamaha 3 25 28
6 119 Pocock, Mel GBR ACU Yamaha 15 12 27
7 122 Ferrandis, Dylan FRA FFM Kawasaki 18 7 25
8 111 Ferris, Dean AUS MA Yamaha 25 0 25
9 44 Banks-Browne, Elliott GBR ACU KTM 11 11 22
10 14 Anstie, Max GBR AMA Suzuki 4 14 18
11 911 Tixier, Jordi FRA FFM KTM 0 16 16

MX2 – World Championship Points

1 84 Herlings, J. NED 692
2 911 Tixier, Jordi FRA 569
3 17 Butron, Jose ESP 506
4 23 Charlier, C. FRA 467
5 259 Coldenhoff, G. NED 450
6 111 Ferris, Dean AUS 434
7 45 Nicholls, Jake GBR 407
8 14 Anstie, Max GBR 320
9 300 Lupino, A. ITA 319
10 122 Ferrandis, D. FRA 287


 
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