Motocross World Championship MX1 MX2 De Dycker and Goncalves take poles at Braun GP of The Netherlands – Cairoli struggles

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De Dycker and Goncalves take poles at Braun GP of The Netherlands – Cairoli struggles

LIEROP (THE NETHERLANDS), 29 August 2009 – The penultimate round of the 2009 FIM Motocross World Championship started off today with De Dycker and Goncalves taking the MX1 and MX2 poles.

MX1 series leader Cairoli suffers from a troublesome left knee since last week and could do no better than 12th in the qualifying. Desalle and second placed in the Championship Nagl completed the top three.

In the MX2 class Championship leader Musquin lost the pole in the last lap as second placed in the series Goncalves went by to win. Musquin was second eventually ahead of Roelants.

MX1

Teka Suzuki WMX1’s De Dycker dominated the qualifying heat as he went on the lead the whole moto, finishing ahead of second placed Desalle with a 7.6 second advantage.

De Dycker, who won in Lommel at the beginning of the month, took his fourth season’s pole to become the rider with the most poles to his credit.

Desalle of LS Motors Honda was second as he is back to action after his maiden GP win in Loket. After trying to match De Dycker’s pace, the Belgian settled for second and just rode his own race.

Nagl took a solid third ahead of this penultimate round of the series. The Red Bull KTM Factory Racing German is second in the Championship and may exploit the bad weekend of series leader Cairoli to chip away at the 45 point gap.

Cairoli is struggling with a troublesome left knee since last week and ended 12th in today’s qualifying. Though the Italian is confident for tomorrow as he hopes to make a better recovery during the two moto’s of the Braun Grand Prix of The Netherlands.

Teka Suzuki WMX1’s Ramon made it to fourth ahead of De Reuver, who comes back to racing this weekend, Philippaerts and Billy Mackenzie.

Other comeback rider Barragan crashed and did not finish the race.

MX1 Qualifying Race top ten: 1. Ken de Dycker (BEL, Suzuki), 25:40.839; ; 2. Clement Desalle (BEL, Honda), +0:07.638; 3. Maximilian Nagl (GER, KTM), +0:14.161; 4. Steve Ramon (BEL, Suzuki), +0:40.773; 5. Marc de Reuver (NED, Honda), +0:47.764; 6. David Philippaerts (ITA, Yamaha), +0:52.319; 7. Billy Mackenzie (GBR, Honda), +0:56.101; 8. Gareth Swanepoel (RSA, Kawasaki), +0:59.851; 9. Tanel Leok (EST, Yamaha), +1:01.615; 10. Aigar Leok (EST, TM), +1:03.628;

Complete results available at www.motocrossmx1.com/reslists.aspx

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The start to the MX1 qualifying heat

More photos available at www.motocrossmx1.com/galleryinfo.aspx

MX2

A last lap thriller saw runner up in the Championship Goncalves beat Musquin and snatch the eventual victory from his Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team mate. The Frenchman, who suffered a heavy crash in the pre qualifying session, led for almost the whole moto with Goncalves putting massive pressure. Eventually the Championship leader got second.

Teka Suzuki Europe World MX2’s Roczen rode solid to take third, though a late crash saw the 15 year old German drop down to fifth.

Roelants was handed third by Roczen as the Belgian of the KTM Factory Junior team worked his way up through the pack to pass also team mate Van Horebeek, ending fourth.

Simpson made a solid comeback to take sixth ahead of Boog and Aubin, both from France.

Third placed in the Championship Paulin struggled and ended 18th.

MX2 Qualifying Race top ten: 1. Rui Goncalves (POR, KTM), 25:15.666; ; 2. Marvin Musquin (FRA, KTM), +0:03.015; 3. Joel Roelants (BEL, KTM), +0:05.736; 4. Jeremy van Horebeek (BEL, KTM), +0:41.408; 5. Ken Roczen (GER, Suzuki), +0:41.482; 6. Shaun Simpson (GBR, KTM), +0:54.952; 7. Xavier Boog (FRA, Suzuki), +0:58.945; 8. Nicolas Aubin (FRA, Yamaha), +1:05.671; 9. Manuel Monni (ITA, Yamaha), +1:08.790; 10. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, Yamaha), +1:10.610;

Complete results available at www.motocrossmx1.com/reslists.aspx

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Goncalves will start from pole in the MX2 Grand Prix

More photos available at www.motocrossmx1.com/galleryinfo.aspx.

BRAUN GP OF THE NETHERLANDS-QUICK FACTS

Circuit length: 1750 mt

Type of ground: sand

Temperature: 22° C

Weather conditions: changeable

Sunday: WMX Warm Up 8:45-9:05; MX2 Warm Up 9:15-9:35; MX1 Warm Up 9:45-10:05; WMX Race 2 11:15; MX2 Grand Prix Race 1 12:10; MX1 Grand Prix Race 1 13:10; MX2 Grand Prix Race 2 15:03; MX1 Grand Prix Race 2 16:03.

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