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www.mxgp.comSterry & Renaux rack the win in Great Britain

MATTERLEY BASIN (Great Britain), 24 May 2015 – A good crowd showed up today at the fan friendly and super flowing track of Matterley Basin, England to watch MXGP of Great Britain and the fourth rounds of the European Championship EMX250 and EMX125 where Wilvo Forkrent KTM’s Adam Sterry and Kemea Yamaha Yamalube’s Maxime Renaux took their second EMX Championship round victories of the season. 

It was another ripper of a start for the little Spanish power ranger KTM Factory Junior’s Jorge Prado who pinned it around turn one ahead of Davide Cislaghi and his KTM Factory Juniors teammate Conrad Mewse. Keeping the fans happy, Mewse didn’t waste anytime on storming forward to pass Prado on lap three and run away for his first EMX125 race victory of the season.

Prado was comfortable in second for most of the race before engaging in a killer battle with his other KTM Factory Juniors teammate Josiah Natzke. Within half a lap, the New Zealander Natzke stormed up the inside of the EMX125 red plate holder Prado and pulled a gap for second. Prado was thrown off his rhythm and on the same lap was pushed back to fourth with yesterdays race one winner Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Maxime Renaux throwing down a come from behind story to take over third.

As the race wound up, Mewse took a solid race win ahead of Natzke and Renaux. While Prado was passed on the last second by fellow Spaniard Ruben Fernandez Garcia meaning he would only finish fifth.

Unfortunately the local kid Conrad Mewse was stripped of his first victory when he received a ten-place penalty for jumping on a yellow flag. This gave the overall victory to the race one winner Kemea Yamaha Yamalube’s Maxime Renaux leaving the KTM Factory Juniors duo of Josiah Natzke and Jorge Prado who rounded out the top three respectively.

EMX125 Race 1 Top Ten: 1. Maxime Renaux (FRA, Yamaha), 30:23.775; 2. Conrad Mewse (GBR, KTM), +0:00.732; 3. Miro Sihvonen (FIN, KTM), +0:16.322; 4. Davide Cislaghi (ITA, TM), +0:24.588; 5. Stephen Rubini (FRA, KTM), +0:25.374; 6. Jorge Prado Garcia (ESP, KTM), +0:28.009; 7. Josiah Natzke (NZL, KTM), +0:29.569; 8. Mathys Boisrame (FRA, Yamaha), +0:29.878; 9. Ruben Fernandez Garcia (ESP, KTM), +0:34.540; 10. Filippo Zonta (ITA, Husqvarna), +0:38.745.

EMX125 Race 2 Top Ten: 1. Josiah Natzke (NZL, KTM), 30:34.513; 2. Maxime Renaux (FRA, Yamaha), +0:03.424; 3. Ruben Fernandez Garcia (ESP, KTM), +0:04.317; 4. Jorge Prado Garcia (ESP, KTM), +0:04.361; 5. Stephen Rubini (FRA, KTM), +0:16.691; 6. Filippo Zonta (ITA, Husqvarna), +0:17.464; 7. Davide Cislaghi (ITA, TM), +0:31.042; 8. Mathys Boisrame (FRA, Yamaha), +0:32.340; 9. Nathan Renkens (BEL, KTM), +0:34.263; 10. Richard Sikyna (SVK, KTM), +0:44.499.

EMX125 Overall Top Ten: 1. Maxime Renaux (FRA, YAM), 47 points; 2. Josiah Natzke (NZL, KTM), 39 p.; 3. Jorge Prado Garcia (ESP, KTM), 33 p.; 4. Ruben Fernandez Garcia (ESP, KTM), 32 p.; 5. Stephen Rubini (FRA, KTM), 32 p.; 6. Davide Cislaghi (ITA, TM), 32 p.; 7. Conrad Mewse (GBR, KTM), 32 p.; 8. Filippo Zonta (ITA, HUS), 26 p.; 9. Mathys Boisrame (FRA, YAM), 26 p.; 10. Miro Sihvonen (FIN, KTM), 22 p.

EMX125 Championship Top Ten: 1. Jorge Prado Garcia (ESP, KTM), 163 points; 2. Maxime Renaux (FRA, YAM), 158 p.; 3. Josiah Natzke (NZL, KTM), 140 p.; 4. Miro Sihvonen (FIN, KTM), 120 p.; 5. Conrad Mewse (GBR, KTM), 108 p.; 6. Davide Cislaghi (ITA, TM), 97 p.; 7. Stephen Rubini (FRA, KTM), 91 p.; 8. Glen Meier (DEN, KTM), 81 p.; 9. Filippo Zonta (ITA, HUS), 77 p.; 10. Mathys Boisrame (FRA, YAM), 72 p.

EMX125 Manufacturers: 1. KTM, 197 points; 2. Yamaha, 158 p.; 3. TM, 116 p.; 4. Husqvarna, 101 p.

             

 

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Race 1

Monster Energy Kawasaki’s David Herbreteau narrowly took the holeshot ahead of Wilvo Forkrent KTM’s Adam Sterry and Monster Energy DRT Kawasaki’s Darian Sanayei. Herbreteau had the early race advantage but was soon dropped back to third when Sterry and Sanayei passed him.

Around mid-race, the defending EMX250 champion who had a rough start to the season with all of his bikes being stolen and some other issues such as mechanical problems during the races he was able to compete in, came out charged up and quickly fought his way forward from around tenth to put a solid pass over a triple jump on Herbreteau for third.

Coming into the closing stages it was a battle of the English speakers as Sterry from England and Sanayei from the United States went head to head for the opening moto victory. After sending the crowd into frenzy, Sanayei hooked it up a gear and took over the lead. Sterry did his best to challenge the American for the win, but ended up having to settle for second ahead of fellow Brit Steven ClarkeRed Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Davy Pootjes put in a solid performance for fourth while the holeshotter David Herbreteau rounded out the top five. 

 

Race 2

Thick cloud cover, four MXGP and MX2 races, and constant drizzle made the conditions of race two vastly different for the second race of the EMX250 round of Great Britain. Soaking up the challenge, five of the hottest championship threats J-Tech Honda’s Nick KouwenbergKemea Yamaha Yamalube’s Damon GraulusBud Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy’s Maxime DespreyWilvo Forkrent KTM’s Adam Sterry and Yamaha Ausio Yamalube’s Ander Valentin filled out the top five.

Despite being labeled a ‘sand rider’ Kouwenberg took the early advantage before being passed by Graulus who took the lead and controlled the rest of the race. Kouwenberg managed to ride unchallenged for the majority of the race before fading in the latter stages. With Kouwenberg fading back Desprey was quick to snatch second place with Sterry and Valentin following a few laps later.

With three laps to go, the defending EMX250 champion Steven Clarke emerged and started beating on the doors of Kouwenberg, Valentin and Sterry. After passing Kouwenberg, Clarke flew through the whoops to impressively take over fourth and challenge fellow Brit, Sterry, for third.

The two lap board encouraged Sterry, Clarke and Valentin to start packing punches for the last podium position, but with the waving of the checkered flag it was Damon Graulus who took his first race win of the season ahead of Maxime Desprey. Adam Sterry managed to hold on tight for third while Steven Clarke and Ander Valentin rounded out the top five.

With the combination of both race results, it was a great day in the office for the Brits Wilvo Forkrent KTM’s Adam Sterry, who took his second EMX250 overall ahead of the defending EMX250 champion Steven Clarke. Race two winner Kemea Yamaha Yamalube’s Damon Graulus rounded off the podium.

EMX250 Race 1 Top Ten: 1. Darian Sanayei (USA, Kawasaki), 29:51.244; 2. Adam Sterry (GBR, KTM), +0:03.530; 3. Steven Clarke (GBR, Husqvarna), +0:05.018; 4. Davy Pootjes (NED, KTM), +0:10.163; 5. David Herbreteau (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:12.882; 6. Nick Kouwenberg (NED, Honda), +0:24.285; 7. Magne Klingsheim (NOR, Kawasaki), +0:28.573; 8. Alvin Östlund (SWE, Yamaha), +0:33.735; 9. Nicolas Dercourt (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:35.206; 10. Ander Valentin (ESP, Yamaha), +0:41.394

EMX250 Race 2 Top Ten: 1. Damon Graulus (BEL, Yamaha), 30:31.222; 2. Maxime Desprey (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:04.141; 3. Adam Sterry (GBR, KTM), +0:06.780; 4. Steven Clarke (GBR, Husqvarna), +0:06.863; 5. Ander Valentin (ESP, Yamaha), +0:07.868; 6. Nick Kouwenberg (NED, Honda), +0:19.444; 7. David Herbreteau (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:22.189; 8. Brian Hsu (GER, Suzuki), +0:22.225; 9. Matiss Karro (LAT, Honda), +0:35.024; 10. Michael Eccles (GBR, Husqvarna), +0:46.706.

EMX250 Overall Top Ten: 1. Adam Sterry (GBR, KTM), 42 points; 2. Steven Clarke (GBR, HUS), 38 p.; 3. Damon Graulus (BEL, YAM), 35 p.; 4. Darian Sanayei (USA, KAW), 34 p.; 5. Nick Kouwenberg (NED, HON), 30 p.; 6. David Herbreteau (FRA, KAW), 30 p.; 7. Ander Valentin (ESP, YAM), 27 p.; 8. Maxime Desprey (FRA, KAW), 22 p.; 9. Michael Eccles (GBR, HUS), 20 p.; 10. Davy Pootjes (NED, KTM), 18 p.

EMX250 Championship Top Ten: 1. Adam Sterry (GBR, KTM), 150 points; 2. Nick Kouwenberg (NED, HON), 147 p.; 3. Damon Graulus (BEL, YAM), 140 p.; 4. Maxime Desprey (FRA, KAW), 134 p.; 5. Alvin Östlund (SWE, YAM), 104 p.; 6. Ander Valentin (ESP, YAM), 97 p.; 7. Thomas Kjer Olsen (DEN, KTM), 80 p.; 8. Davy Pootjes (NED, KTM), 80 p.; 9. Steven Clarke (GBR, HUS), 71 p.; 10. Simone Zecchina (ITA, KAW), 68 p.

EMX250 Manufacturers: 1. KTM, 172 points; 2. Kawasaki, 170 p.; 3. Yamaha, 160 p.; 4. Honda, 147 p.; 5. Husqvarna, 86 p.; 6. Suzuki, 65 p.

              

 All the photos of the MXGP of Great Britain will be available here

 

MXGP GREAT BRITAIN – QUICK FACTS

Circuit length: 1640m

Type of ground: Hard Pack

Temperature: 18°C

Weather conditions: cloudy with some shower.

Crowd Attendance: 35,000

 
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