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FIM MX World Champs 2016

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Race highlights

MXGP

Gariboldi Honda rider Tim Gajser has gone 2-1 to take his third GP victory of 2016. Gajser finished ahead of Monster Energy Yamaha rider Romain Febvre who scored 1-2 results, and third was Rockstar Energy Husqvarna rider Max Nagl who went 3-3.

“It was nice, the second race,” Gajser said. “I enjoyed battling with Romain Febvre, we have a really fast pace and I hope it continues like this, and I want to enjoy it like I am now. Actually the first moto was also good, I had problems with the bike, with the plastic on my radiator. I went into a rut and caught the plastic. I don’t want to say Romain won because of the problem, he won and I didn’t.

Gajser and Febvre have now won all but one of the 10 motos run in 2016. Only Nagl has won a moto, taking the opening moto in Argentina last week.

MXGP red plate owner Romain Febvre of the Monster Energy Yamaha team made the perfect return from his accident riddled GP in Argentina, by winning the opening moto of the MXGP class in Mexico.

“I am really happy,” Febvre said. “The weekend didn’t start well and I was struggling Saturday and we didn’t change the bike, because I knew it was me and not the bike.” 

In the opening MXGP moto Nagl get the holeshot from Bobryshev and Gajser. Simpson makes a big mistake and was wild. Febvre was ninth early, and Cairoli back in 10th place. It was going to be hard for Cairoli to come back from there. Either it’s his injury, or age playing a major role in 2016.

Top ten on lap one was Bobryshev, Gajser, Nagl, Febvre, Desalle, Guillod, Simpson, Searle, Van Horebeek and Coldenhoff. Cairoli drops to 11th.

The HRC boys Bobryshev and Gajser are pulling away from Nagl and Febvre who are fighting over third place.

Febvre pushes his way past Nagl, and you can be sure Febvre will be on the top two quickly. Gajser passes Bobryshev and the two points leaders are making their make again on this moto. Cairoli moved up to ninth place passing Van Horebeek and Coldenhoff.

Cairoli is on fire passing the British pair of Searle and Simpson. After two laps its Gajser, Bobryshev, Febvre, Nagl, Desalle, Guillod, Cairoli, Simpson, Searle, and Van Horebeek in 10th.

Febvre caught Bobryshev and started putting pressure on him. On lap five Febvre passed Bobryshev in a beautiful move. Top ten on lap five was Gajser, Febvre, Bobryshev, Nagl, Desalle, Guillod, Cairoli, Simpson, Coldenhoff and Strijbos.

Cairoli had been chasing Guillod for a while and while he might look quicker, he just couldn’t get past.

After eight laps its Gajser with a seven second lead over Febvre, with Bobryshev third, followed by Nagl, Desalle, Guillod, Cairoli, Simpson, Coldenhoff, Strijbos.

Cairoli finally got past Guillod and set out after Desalle. Febvre is starting his charge, pulling up two seconds in one lap, and now just five seconds behind. Coldenhoff, Searle and Van Horebeek in a nice battle for 10th place.

Febvre is showing amazing speed and was just three seconds behind Gajser.

Gajser has a small problem as his radiator cover is loose and Febvre is now onto the Honda rider. Febvre moved into second place as Gajser seems to have mental problems from the radiator cover.

Guillod, Strijbos, Simpson, Searle and Van Horebeek are all in a group, fighting for seventh place. Strijbos goes past, as does Searle.

Searle goes down, and drops to 12th. Nagl also passes Bobryshev for third place. Febvre had a lead of four seconds over Gajser with a lap to go.

Febvre took the win from Gajser, and Nagl.

In the second moto Gajser nearly got another holeshot after rubbing shoulders with Febvre going up the start straight. Febvre held second, Nagl quickly back to third (after taking the holeshot), Coldenhoff fourth, then came Bobryshev, Desalle and Cairoli.

After a lap Gajser and Febvre have completely left the rest of the MXGP field. The new era of MXGP is here. The speed of these guys are just so fast.

Searle has passed Cairoli, and both passed Coldenhoff. Nagl is third and Bobryshev fourth.

Simpson also goes past Cairoli and after two laps its Gajser, Febvre, Nagl, Bobryshev, Desalle, Searle, Coldenhoff, Simpson, Cairoli and Guillod.

Simpson has crashed and Lupino is also down. Guillod is pushing Cairoli now for 8th place and Cairoli doesn’t look like the rider who dominated the last decade.

Gajser leads Febvre by two seconds, and Nagl is a further 10 seconds back in third. Van Horebeek and Guillod both pass Cairoli, dropping the Italian to tenth place.

Gajser now has a handy three second lead over Febvre, Nagl in third, followed by Bobryshev, Desalle, Searle, Van Horebeek, Guillod, Cairoli and Coldenhoff.

Gajser is now six second ahead of Febvre and will pick up the GP victory.

MXGP – Grand Prix Race 1

1 1 461 Febvre, Romain FRA YAM 35:08.054
2 2 243 Gajser, Tim SLO HON 35:12.369
3 3 12 Nagl, Maximilian GER HUS 35:16.349
4 4 777 Bobryshev, Evgeny RUS HON 35:21.716
5 5 25 Desalle, Clement BEL KAW 35:39.261
6 6 222 Cairoli, Antonio ITA KTM 35:43.431
7 7 22 Strijbos, Kevin BEL SUZ 35:44.765 18
8 8 24 Simpson, Shaun GBR KTM 35:46.712
9 9 92 Guillod, Valentin SUI YAM 35:54.229
10 10 259 Coldenhoff, Glenn NED KTM 35:54.882

MXGP – Grand Prix Race 2

1 1 243 Gajser, Tim SLO HON 35:32.594
2 2 461 Febvre, Romain FRA YAM 35:48.858
3 3 12 Nagl, Maximilian GER HUS 36:00.186
4 4 777 Bobryshev, Evgeny RUS HON 36:09.477
5 5 25 Desalle, Clement BEL KAW 36:18.012
6 6 100 Searle, Tommy GBR KAW 36:23.683
7 7 89 Van Horebeek, Jeremy BEL YAM 36:26.721
8 8 92 Guillod, Valentin SUI YAM 36:31.017
9 9 222 Cairoli, Antonio ITA KTM 36:46.280
10 10 259 Coldenhoff, Glenn NED KTM 36:49.552

MXGP – Overall Classification

1 243 Gajser, Tim SLO AMZS HON 22 25 47
2 461 Febvre, Romain FRA FFM YAM 25 22 47
3 12 Nagl, Maximilian GER DMSB HUS 20 20 40
4 777 Bobryshev, Evgeny RUS MUL HON 18 18 36
5 25 Desalle, Clement BEL FMB KAW 16 16 32
6 222 Cairoli, Antonio ITA FMI KTM 15 12 27
7 92 Guillod, Valentin SUI FMS YAM 12 13 25
8 100 Searle, Tommy GBR ACU KAW 9 15 24
9 89 Van Horebeek, Jeremy BEL FMB YAM 10 14 24
10 22 Strijbos, Kevin BEL FMB SUZ 14 10 24

MX 2

Red Bull KTM Factory rider Jeffrey Herlings has won the Grand Prix of Mexico today, with 1-1 results. It was a masterclass by Herlings who was more calculating that in previous seasons. He finished ahead of Jeremy Seewer with 3-2 and Vsevolod Brylyakov in third with 2-6 results.

“After losing my championship two years ago and come here and dominate is just amazing. Second moto I came out with the win, number 52 already and 49 to go. I have to thank everyone and looking forward to Kegums in two weeks. I mean,” Herlings said. “It is a mixed feeling coming back to this track. Losing the championship here was a bummer and I gave it my all. At least I am not racing with a broken femur this time. It is very hot, so we see how it goes. I went down a couple of times last year making stupid mistakes and yesterday I took my time and got to the lead and we just want to go and win, doesn’t matter if its by 20 seconds or one second.”

In the opening MX2 moto Max Anstie got the holeshot from Pauls Jonass, Jeremy Seewer, Jeffrey Herlings and Samuele Bernardini.

Jonass passed Anstie quickly, with Herlings up to third place. Bernardini and Seewer battled hard, and Anstie was pushing hard to get past Jonass. Herlings sits relaxed in third place.

Convington is again miles back, having a terrible start to the season. Top ten after two laps is Jonass, Herlings, Anstie, Seewer, Brylyakov, Bernardini, Zaragoza, Paturel, Petrov and Tonkov.

Herlings was getting closer to Jonass, as the two KTM factory riders started to pull away from the field. Anstie clocked the quickest lap of the top three and started to close in on the top two.

After three laps Herlings took the lead, and soon after Jonass slipped over and dropped back to about seventh place. Anstie moves into second, a great result for the British rider.

Jonass pushed Bernardini wide in a corner and the Italian came back to try and do the same, but came up short, losing ground on Jonass.

Top ten after five laps its Herlings, Anstie, Seewer, Brylyakov, Paturel, Jonass, Zaragoza, Petrov, Bernardini and Tonkov.

After nine laps Herlings extended his lead to more than five second over Anstie, with Seewer third. Brylyakov is working really hard to catch Seewer after making a mistake earlier.

Brylyakov eventually passed Seewer to move into third place, brilliant ride by the Steve Dixon Kawasaki rider. Jonass moved up to fifth place and Tonkov sixth.

With two laps to go Ansties bike stops and dropped out of the race. Herlings won from Brylyakov and Seewer.

In the second MX2 moto Herlings pulled a brilliant holeshot and was followed by Jonass, Seewer, Anstie, Bernardini and Brylyakov. Bernardini passed Anstie, for third and set out after Jonass. Anstie and Bernardini were in a great battle for third, the British riders make his way past.

Herlings is done as Anstie tries to pass Jonass for second. Top ten after one laps is Herlings, Jonass, Anstie, Bernardini, Seewer, Tonkov, Brylyakov, Paturel, Petroc, Zaragoza, and Justs in 10th.

Jonass crashes as he and Bernardini both come together. Bernardini also runs off the track and lost a couple of places.

Jonass fought his way into fifth place after passing Paturel and Bernardini and Brylyakov had a great battle as the Russian rider put himself in podium potential.

After 11 laps Herlings lead was 17 seconds over Anstie, followed by Seewer, Tonkov, Jonass, Paturel, Brylyakov, Petrov, Bernardini and Zaragoza.

Herlings got the win in the second moto and also the overall.

MX2 – Grand Prix Race 1

1 1 84 Herlings, Jeffrey NED KTM 34:11.123
2 2 18 Brylyakov, Vsevolod RUS KAW 34:45.101
3 3 91 Seewer, Jeremy SUI SUZ 34:49.318
4 4 41 Jonass, Pauls LAT KTM 34:51.881
5 5 59 Tonkov, Aleksandr RUS YAM 35:04.330
6 6 152 Petrov, Petar BUL KAW 35:05.975
7 7 321 Bernardini, Samuele ITA TM 35:07.355
8 8 6 Paturel, Benoit FRA YAM 35:07.819
9 9 10 Vlaanderen, Calvin NED KTM 35:28.844
10 10 101 Zaragoza, Jorge ESP HON 35:34.955

MX2 – Grand Prix Race 2

1 1 84 Herlings, Jeffrey NED KTM 35:35.640
2 2 99 Anstie, Max GBR HUS 36:20.063
3 3 91 Seewer, Jeremy SUI SUZ 36:23.189
4 4 41 Jonass, Pauls LAT KTM 36:32.648
5 5 59 Tonkov, Aleksandr RUS YAM 36:35.289
6 6 18 Brylyakov, Vsevolod RUS KAW 36:36.356
7 7 6 Paturel, Benoit FRA YAM 36:41.737
8 8 152 Petrov, Petar BUL KAW 37:07.489
9 9 321 Bernardini, Samuele ITA TM 37:17.306
10 10 101 Zaragoza, Jorge ESP HON 37:32.119

 

MX2 – GP Classification

1 84 Herlings, Jeffrey NED KNMV KTM 25 25 50
2 91 Seewer, Jeremy SUI FMS SUZ 20 20 40
3 18 Brylyakov, Vsevolod RUS MFR KAW 22 15 37
4 41 Jonass, Pauls LAT LAMSF KTM 18 18 36
5 59 Tonkov, Aleksandr RUS KNMV YAM 16 16 32
6 152 Petrov, Petar BUL QMMF KAW 15 13 28
7 6 Paturel, Benoit FRA FFM YAM 13 14 27
8 321 Bernardini, Samuele ITA FMI TM 14 12 26
9 99 Anstie, Max GBR ACU HUS 3 22 25
10 101 Zaragoza, Jorge ESP RFME HON 11 11 22

MX2 – World Championship Classification

1 84 Herlings, J. NED KTM 250
2 91 Seewer, Jeremy SUI SUZ 192
3 41 Jonass, Pauls LAT KTM 166
4 59 Tonkov, A. RUS YAM 163
5 152 Petrov, Petar BUL KAW 132
6 6 Paturel, B. FRA YAM 126
7 18 Brylyakov, V. RUS KAW 121
8 321 Bernardini, S. ITA TM 117
9 161 Östlund, Alvin SWE YAM 89
10 99 Anstie, Max GBR HUS 82
11 172 Van doninck, B. BEL YAM 78
12 101 Zaragoza, J. ESP HON 78
13 64 Covington, T. USA HUS 70
14 95 Justs, Roberts LAT KTM 65
15 10 Vlaanderen, C. NED KTM 60

 
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