FIM Motocross Latvia Results

June 28, 2009
Courtesy of Yourthstream
Latvia President - 2009 FIM Motocross  Latvia
Latvian President Vladis Zatlers was on hand to welcom FIM Motocross to Latvia for the first time.

History was made today as the first edition of the Latvian MX1/MX2 Grand Prix took place at a hot Kegums where Cairoli and Goncalves wrapped up the overall wins in the MX1 and MX2 respectively.

With Cairoli continuing to build on his Championship lead courtesy of his fourth win, the MX1 podium was completed by youngster Desalle and Coppins.

In the MX2 class Musquin was second collecting as many points as overall winner Goncalves, now third in the Championship, while Paulin was third overall to remain second in the series.

Mats Nilsson won both heats at this penultimate round of the FIM Veterans’ World Cup to pull away in the points standings which he leads from yesterday’s win in heat one.


Despite taking the runner up spot in a breathtaking first heat, Yamaha Red Bull De Carli’s Cairoli showed he could be the man to beat and so it was in heat two, with the Italian wrapping up the fourth win of the season and 29th of his career.

Clement Desalle  MX1  Race 1  - 2009 FIM Motocross  Latvia
Toni Cairoli  MX1  Race 2  - 2009 FIM Motocross  Latvia
(top) Honda’s Clement Desalle took the Race 1 win, followed by Yamaha’s Toni Cairoli. (bottom) Cairoli captured the overall with a Race 2 victory.

Coming up through the pack after a bad start, Cairoli worked his way through the pack in moto one to reach the tail of leader Desalle, whom Cairoli tangled up with yesterday in the qualifying. The Italian started putting pressure on the Belgian and tried an impressive final lap attack to clock the lap record, though Desalle remained in first by 0.2 seconds. Cairoli struggled again at the start to the second heat but this time he managed to move past Desalle a lot earlier and take the eventual victory.

LS Motors Honda’s Desalle won his first career heat after a strong opening moto but a technical problem forced the youngster to end heat two in fifth after he held an early lead.

Moving up to second after a late charge in the final moto, Yamaha Monster Energy Motocross’ Coppins secured the overall podium with third. The Kiwi finished behind Nagl in moto one but the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing German struggled in heat two finishing a distant sixth and stopping a three podium row to take fourth overall in Latvia.

A disappointed Teka Suzuki WMX1’s De Dycker completed the top five with a first moto crash affecting the Latvian weekend of the sole rider remained in the team after Ramon’s injury in Valkenswaard.

Philippaerts, who was snatched the runner up spot in the Championship by Nagl, was sixth overall ahead of Aigar Leok while his cousin Tanel was 11th due to a dnf in heat one –after a crash the Estonian was not able to restart his Yamaha machine.

Lauris Freibergs left his home GP being the best Latvian on track courtesy of a 14th overall finish.

Josh Coppins  MX1  Race 2  - 2009 FIM Motocross  Latvia
Josh Coppins went 4-2 to capture third for Yamaha.

MX1 Race 1 top ten:
1. Clement Desalle (BEL, Honda), 40:05.568
2. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, Yamaha), +0:00.258
3. Maximilian Nagl (GER, KTM), +0:23.770
4. Joshua Coppins (NZL, Yamaha), +0:44.151
5. David Philippaerts (ITA, Yamaha), +1:17.536
6. Aigar Leok (EST, TM), +1:27.503
7. Ken de Dycker (BEL, Suzuki), +1:38.978
8. Gregory Aranda (FRA, Kawasaki), +1:41.537
9. Gareth Swanepoel (RSA, Kawasaki), +1:46.161
10. Carlos Campano (ESP, Yamaha), +1:49.773

MX1 Race 2 top ten:
1. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, Yamaha), 39:10.586
2. Joshua Coppins (NZL, Yamaha), +0:05.777
3. Ken de Dycker (BEL, Suzuki), +0:14.985
4. Tanel Leok (EST, Yamaha), +0:17.525
5. Clement Desalle (BEL, Honda), +0:32.897
6. Maximilian Nagl (GER, KTM), +0:51.444
7. David Philippaerts (ITA, Yamaha), +1:00.833
8. Aigar Leok (EST, TM), +1:05.582
9. Manuel Priem (BEL, Aprilia), +1:15.691
10. Carlos Campano (ESP, Yamaha), +1:29.377 

MX1 Overall Podium - 2009 FIM Motocross  Latvia
MX1 podium (left to right): Desalle, Cairoli, and Coppins.

MX1 Overall top ten:
1. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, Yamaha), 47 points
2. Clement Desalle (BEL, Honda), 41 p.
3. Joshua Coppins (NZL, Yamaha), 40 p.
4. Maximilian Nagl (GER, KTM), 35 p.
5. Ken de Dycker (BEL, Suzuki), 34 p.
6. David Philippaerts (ITA, Yamaha), 30 p.
7. Aigar Leok (EST, TM), 28 p.
8. Manuel Priem (BEL, Aprilia), 22 p.
9. Carlos Campano (ESP, Yamaha), 22 p.
10. Gareth Swanepoel (RSA, Kawasaki), 21 p.

MX1 Championship top ten:
1. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, Yamaha), 385 points
2. Maximilian Nagl (GER, KTM), 328 p.
3. David Philippaerts (ITA, Yamaha), 327 p.
4. Joshua Coppins (NZL, Yamaha), 314 p.
5. Clement Desalle (BEL, Honda), 309 p.
6. Ken de Dycker (BEL, Suzuki), 298 p.
7. Tanel Leok (EST, Yamaha), 270 p.
8. Jonathan Barragan (ESP, KTM), 215 p.
9. Aigar Leok (EST, TM), 167 p.
10. Gareth Swanepoel (RSA, Kawasaki), 151 p.

MX1 Manufacturers:
1. Yamaha, 446 points
2. KTM, 388 p.
3. Honda, 344 p.
4. Suzuki, 313 p.
5. Kawasaki, 197 p.
6. TM, 167 p.
7. Aprilia, 141 p.
8. CCM, 99 p.
9. Husaberg, 0 p.
10. Husqvarna, 0 p. 


Taking his third season’s win and even the third position in the Championship Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Goncalves left Latvia with a confidence boost for the remainder of the 2009 season.

Marvin Musquin  MX2  Race 1  - 2009 FIM Motocross  Latvia
Rui Goncalves  MX2  Race 2  - 2009 FIM Motocross  Latvia
(top) KTM’s Marvin Musquin took the MX2 Race 1 win, followed by teammate Rui Goncalves. (bottom) Goncalves bested Musquin in Race 2 to take the overall win in Latvia.

Yesterday’s poleman took two great starts but encountered mixed fortunes during the heats starting off with the opening moto, where he dropped down from first to fifth but a late charge gave the Portuguese the runner up spot at the chequered flag. His team mate Musquin won heat one but was forced to settle for second in the last heat as Goncalves was the strongest and dominated the whole race to wrap up the overall ahead of Musquin – second in the final moto.

Other than Goncalves, another man coming back to the podium at Kegums was runner up in the Championship Paulin. The Bud Racing Kawasaki Frenchman took third overall courtesy of fifth in heat one and a strong third in moto two.

Teka Suzuki Europe World MX2’s Roczen went from the German GP win of last weekend to a fourth place overall in Latvia, where his Grand Prix started with a solid third place in heat one.

Yamaha Monster Energy Ricci Motocross’ Guarneri continued to ride consistently as he wrapped up a fifth place overall ahead of Roelants. Though the Italian lost the third place in the Championship to Goncalves.

Verbruggen was a positive seventh ahead of Bobryshev, Schiffer and Frossard. The latter, who was among the protagonists of heat one, finished moto two with a disappointing dnf after a crash in front of the pit lane straight.

Home rider Karro rounded off a positive weekend with a 12th place overall despite he qualified in 33rd yesterday after a crash in his heat.

Gautier Paulin  MX2  Race 1  - 2009 FIM Motocross  Latvia
Gautier Paulins 5-3 run was good enough for a podium.

MX2 Race 1 top ten:
1. Marvin Musquin (FRA, KTM), 39:56.178
2. Rui Goncalves (POR, KTM), +0:05.504
3. Ken Roczen (GER, Suzuki), +0:05.765
4. Steven Frossard (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:12.918
5. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:16.400
6. Joel Roelants (BEL, KTM), +0:17.077
7. Davide Guarneri (ITA, Yamaha), +0:35.406
8. Dennis Verbruggen (BEL, Honda), +0:35.870
9. Manuel Monni (ITA, Yamaha), +0:36.058
10. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, Yamaha), +0:59.012

MX2 Race 2 top ten:
1. Rui Goncalves (POR, KTM), 40:32.203
2. Marvin Musquin (FRA, KTM), +0:14.133
3. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:23.789
4. Davide Guarneri (ITA, Yamaha), +0:46.401
5. Ken Roczen (GER, Suzuki), +0:50.211
6. Joel Roelants (BEL, KTM), +0:51.150
7. Dennis Verbruggen (BEL, Honda), +1:27.441
8. Marcus Schiffer (GER, KTM), +1:33.664
9. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, Yamaha), +1:36.924
10. Jose Antonio Butron Oliva (ESP, Suzuki), +1:37.871

MX2 Overall Podium - 2009 FIM Motocross  Latvia
MX2 podium (left to right): Musquin, Goncalves, and Paulin.

MX2 Overall top ten:
1. Rui Goncalves (POR, KTM), 47 points
2. Marvin Musquin (FRA, KTM), 47 p.
3. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Kawasaki), 36 p.
4. Ken Roczen (GER, Suzuki), 36 p.
5. Davide Guarneri (ITA, Yamaha), 32 p.
6. Joel Roelants (BEL, KTM), 30 p.
7. Dennis Verbruggen (BEL, Honda), 27 p.
8. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, Yamaha), 23 p.
9. Marcus Schiffer (GER, KTM), 22 p.
10. Steven Frossard (FRA, Kawasaki), 18 p.

MX2 Championship top ten:
1. Marvin Musquin (FRA, KTM), 371 points
2. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Kawasaki), 322 p.
3. Rui Goncalves (POR, KTM), 301 p.
4. Davide Guarneri (ITA, Yamaha), 296 p.
5. Steven Frossard (FRA, Kawasaki), 264 p.
6. Ken Roczen (GER, Suzuki), 200 p.
7. Nicolas Aubin (FRA, Yamaha), 197 p.
8. Xavier Boog (FRA, Suzuki), 197 p.
9. Manuel Monni (ITA, Yamaha), 165 p.
10. Jeremy van Horebeek (BEL, KTM), 157 p.

MX2 Manufacturers:
1. KTM, 420 points
2. Kawasaki, 385 p.
3. Yamaha, 344 p.
4. Suzuki, 306 p.
5. Honda, 257 p.
6. TM, 9 p.

Mats Nilsson  VMX  Race 2  - 2009 FIM Motocross  Latvia
Mats Nilsson took a high-flying double for the Veterans.


The second season’s win of Nilsson unveiled to be the most important for the Swedish veteran who exploited the absence of Peter Iven –out with a broken leg- to snatch the red plate from the Belgian and take a step forward towards the eventual World Cup victory as just one round is left.

With Nilsson winning both heats, Hendrickx settled for two runner up finishes to mount on the second step of the podium which was completed by Lhertiteau.

Estonia completed the top five with Krestinov in fourth ahead of Kahro.

VETERANS Race 1 top ten:
1. Mats Nilsson (SWE, Yamaha), 25:49.996
2. Erwin Hendrickx (NED, Honda), +0:04.147
3. Valdur Kahro (EST, Honda), +0:07.404
4. Andres Krestinov (EST, KTM), +0:12.694
5. Christophe LherIteau (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:17.959
6. Aliaksandr Hiruts (BLR, Honda), +0:53.033

Erwin Hendrickx  VXX  Race 1  - 2009 FIM Motocross  Latvia
Erwin Hendrickx was on Nilsson’s heels in both heats.

7. Stankus Saulius (LIT, Kawasaki), +1:17.456
8. Peter Bergsma (NED, KTM), +1:36.872
9. Yury Lopukh (BLR, Honda), +1:47.294
10. Kim Hellman (FIN, Honda), +1:48.688

VETERANS Race 2 top ten:
1. Mats Nilsson (SWE, Yamaha), 26:06.973
2. Erwin Hendrickx (NED, Honda), +0:05.681
3. Christophe LherIteau (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:17.594
4. Andres Krestinov (EST, KTM), +0:22.341
5. Valdur Kahro (EST, Honda), +0:32.929
6. Aliaksandr Hiruts (BLR, Honda), +0:47.671
7. Stankus Saulius (LIT, Kawasaki), +1:31.070
8. Peter Bergsma (NED, KTM), +1:53.505
9. Petr Sorokin (RUS, KTM), +2:05.222
10. Juri Makarov (EST, Honda), -1 lap(s)

VMX Overall Podium - 2009 FIM Motocross  Latvia
VMX podium (left to right): Hendrickx, Nilsson, and Lherlteau

VETERANS Overall top ten:
1. Mats Nilsson (SWE, Yamaha), 50 points
2. Erwin Hendrickx (NED, Honda), 44 p.
3. Christophe LherIteau (FRA, Kawasaki), 36 p.
4. Andres Krestinov (EST, KTM), 36 p.
5. Valdur Kahro (EST, Honda), 36 p.
6. Aliaksandr Hiruts (BLR, Honda), 30 p.
7. Stankus Saulius (LIT, Kawasaki), 28 p.
8. Peter Bergsma (NED, KTM), 26 p.
9. Petr Sorokin (RUS, KTM), 20 p.
10. Juri Makarov (EST, Honda), 20 p.

VETERANS Cup top ten:
1. Mats Nilsson (SWE, Yamaha), 182 points
2. Peter Iven (BEL, Honda), 144 p.
3. Christophe LherIteau (FRA, Kawasaki), 134 p.
4. Erwin Hendrickx (NED, Honda), 126 p.
5. Jan Blancquaert (BEL, Suzuki), 90 p.
6. Andres Krestinov (EST, KTM), 83 p.
7. Alessandro Puzar (ITA, Honda), 72 p.
8. Pascal Bal (BEL, KTM), 67 p.
9. Koos Dijkstra (NED, Honda), 63 p.
10. Juri Makarov (EST, Honda), 56 p.

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