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FIM Motocross Spain Results

Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Courtesy of a thrilling victory Jonathan Barragan became the first ever Spaniard to win a Motocross GP at home in Spain since 1962, the year of the first ever Spanish GP.

A final lap dogfight in the second MX2 heat handed the first ever overall win to a surprised Jeremy van Horebeek. The MX1 podium was completed by Philippaerts and Cairoli while an all KTM MX2 podium saw Goncalves second and Boissiere third.

Cairoli keeps leading the MX1 standings ahead of Barragan while Musquin became the new MX2 red plate holder ahead of round seven to be held at Mallory Park, Great Britain, in two weeks.

MX1

Despite not being 100% fit due to a recent left shoulder injury KTM Silver Action’s Barragan made it a great day for his home fans by winning his second season’s GP at home in Spain. Since the first ever Motocross GP held in Spain took place in 1962 at Rota-Malaga, no Spanish riders had won an overall on home soil as Barragan wrote his name on the history books today.

Spanish rider Jonathan Barragan  KTM  was fifth on the line  but knowing his home track well and having the crowd behind him helped propel him to the front.
Spanish rider Jonathan Barragan (KTM) was fifth on the line, but knowing his home track well and having the crowd behind him helped propel him to the overall win.
Winning heat one with a dominant performance, Barragan was on route for another start to flag victory in the second heat. Though a crash in the opening laps saw the Madrid born rider recover to an eventual fourth and wrap up the overall.

Despite a broken left index from Agueda a gutsy Philippaerts showed an incredible willpower by taking his best season’s overall finish courtesy of a second place. The reigning Champion has now entered the top five in the standings as he fought tooth and nail to get third both in heat one and two.

Yamaha Red Bull De Carli’s Cairoli rounded off the podium and limited the damages to his series lead after what was a difficult opening moto. Chasing Barragan for victory, Cairoli bumped into second placed Mackenzie as both went down. Once Cairoli was back in the race he managed to recover to fifth but another crash while he tried to move past Coppins saw the Italian drop down the field again. He ended in eighth place which he made up for by winning the final heat after closing an almost ten second gap from previous leader Nagl in just four laps – though the German gave Cairoli a hand by crashing in the final stages of the moto.

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Nagl was fourth overall ahead of LS Motors Honda’s Desalle who completed the top five. Despite two good starts Mackenzie, who led nine laps in moto two, took eighth overall.

De Dycker was hampered by a couple of crashes in heat one –he dnf’d eventually- as he took sixth in heat two despite a sore wrist.

MX1 Race 1 top ten:
Barragan: It was a great feeling to win here at home and it is a big honour to be the first Spanish winner of a Spanish MX GP.
"It was a great feeling to win here at home and it is a big honour to be the first Spanish winner of a Spanish MX GP." - Jonathan Barragan
1. Jonathan Barragan (ESP, KTM), 40:38.899 
2. Clement Desalle (BEL, Honda), +0:10.982
3. David Philippaerts (ITA, Yamaha), +0:11.453
4. Joshua Coppins (NZL, Yamaha), +0:16.273
5. David Vuillemin (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:17.446
6. Gareth Swanepoel (RSA, Kawasaki), +0:18.617
7. Maximilian Nagl (GER, KTM), +0:19.177
8. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, Yamaha), +0:51.165
9. Tanel Leok (EST, Yamaha), +0:54.074
10. Aigar Leok (EST, TM), +1:05.652

MX1 Race 2 top ten:
1. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, Yamaha), 39:22.225
2. Maximilian Nagl (GER, KTM), +0:01.314
3. David Philippaerts (ITA, Yamaha), +0:13.691
4. Jonathan Barragan (ESP, KTM), +0:18.063
5. Billy Mackenzie (GBR, Honda), +0:20.186
6. Ken de Dycker (BEL, Suzuki), +0:23.058
7. Clement Desalle (BEL, Honda), +0:23.655
8. Joshua Coppins (NZL, Yamaha), +0:23.983
9. David Vuillemin (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:33.488
10. Gregory Aranda (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:39.470

The MX1 overall podium  left to right : David Philippaerts took second with 40 points  Jonathan Barragan with the overall victory bagged 43 points  and Antonio Cairoli was third with 38 points.
The MX1 overall podium (left to right): David Philippaerts took second, Jonathan Barragan with the overall victory, and Antonio Cairoli was third.
MX1 Overall top ten:
1. Jonathan Barragan (ESP, KTM), 43 points
2. David Philippaerts (ITA, Yamaha), 40 p.
3. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, Yamaha), 38 p.
4. Maximilian Nagl (GER, KTM), 36 p.
5. Clement Desalle (BEL, Honda), 36 p.
6. Joshua Coppins (NZL, Yamaha), 31 p.
7. David Vuillemin (FRA, Kawasaki), 28 p.
8. Billy Mackenzie (GBR, Honda), 26 p.
9. Gareth Swanepoel (RSA, Kawasaki), 25 p.
10. Tanel Leok (EST, Yamaha), 20 p.

MX1 Championship top ten:
1. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, Yamaha), 231 points
2. Jonathan Barragan (ESP, KTM), 195 p.
3. Ken de Dycker (BEL, Suzuki), 183 p.
4. Joshua Coppins (NZL, Yamaha), 175 p.
5. David Philippaerts (ITA, Yamaha), 174 p.
6. Tanel Leok (EST, Yamaha), 162 p.
7. Clement Desalle (BEL, Honda), 162 p.
8. Maximilian Nagl (GER, KTM), 155 p.
9. David Vuillemin (FRA, Kawasaki), 101 p.
10. Steve Ramon (BEL, Suzuki), 100 p.

MX1 Manufacturers:
1. Yamaha, 261 points
2. KTM, 213 p.
3. Suzuki, 197 p.
4. Honda, 196 p.
5. Kawasaki, 115 p.
6. TM, 85 p.
7. Aprilia, 69 p.
8. CCM, 38 p.
9. Husqvarna, 0 p.



MX2

After taking second in the first moto  KTMs Jeremy van Horebeek stole a last minute MX2 GP victory win when he slipped past KTM factory rider Rui Goncalves in the closing seconds of the second moto to take third place.
After taking second in the first moto, KTM's Jeremy van Horebeek stole a last minute MX2 GP victory win when he slipped past KTM factory rider Rui Goncalves in the closing seconds of the second moto to take third place.
One single point marked the maiden MX2 Grand Prix success of Belgian Jeremy van Horebeek who found himself on top of today’s podium after a dramatic final lap of heat two. Taking second in moto one behind eventual winner Goncalves, the Belgian of the KTM Factory Junior MX2 team moved past Aubin at the final lap of moto two and took third as the manoeuvre added two more points and the overall win to his account.

On the other hand Red Bull KTM Factory racing’s Goncalves, who was on his way to win the third consecutive GP on the day of his 24th birthday, dropped to second overall. Good consolation for the Portuguese was that he could score 22 points more than new Championship leader Marvin Musquin and reduce his gap from the top of the standings.

Making up for an injury plagued beginning of the 2009, KTM HDI MX’s Anthony Boissiere mounted on his first season’s podium and even won his third career GP heat by dominating the second half of heat two.

Anthony Boissiere of HDI KTM France returned from injury to ride to an impressive second moto victory in front of Suzukis Ken Roczen. Boissiere would take third overall for the weekend.
Anthony Boissiere of HDI KTM France returned from injury to ride to an impressive second moto victory in front of Suzuki's Ken Roczen. Boissiere would take third overall in Spain. 
Boissiere, who only raced Faenza and Bellpuig due to his injuries, had a hard time to keep young gun Roczen behind in second at heat two. As Boissiere got more and more tired, Teka Suzuki Europe World MX2’s Roczen came closer and closer to take his best career result of second in a GP heat at only his second career GP – he debuted last weekend in Agueda 11 days after his 15th birthday. Roczen was an eventual fourth overall missing out on his maiden podium by just two points.

His team mate Boog was fifth overall despite a great first heat result of third.

Taking eleventh overall Musquin snatched the red plate from French countryman Paulin who had a terrible start to the final moto when he crashed at turn one and his bike got stuck under Pocock’s Yamaha.

Van Horebeek  MX2 Spain overall winner: This was a real surprise for me. I was already feeling well and strong on Saturday and I knew I was very fast. I was so fast in the last five minutes of the second moto that I didnt even think about winning.
Van Horebeek, MX2 Spain overall winner: “This was a real surprise for me. I was already feeling well and strong on Saturday and I knew I was very fast. I was so fast in the last five minutes of the second moto that I didn’t even think about winning."
MX2 Race 1 top ten:
1. Rui Goncalves (POR, KTM), 39:21.424
 2. Jeremy van Horebeek (BEL, KTM), +0:01.818
3. Xavier Boog (FRA, Suzuki), +0:05.871
4. Davide Guarneri (ITA, Yamaha), +0:06.426
5. Steven Frossard (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:07.891
6. Ken Roczen (GER, Suzuki), +0:07.954
7. Anthony Boissiere (FRA, KTM), +0:24.346
8. Manuel Monni (ITA, Yamaha), +0:29.578
9. Marcus Schiffer (GER, KTM), +0:33.182
10. Arnaud Tonus (SUI, KTM), +0:34.051

MX2 Race 2 top ten:
 1. Anthony Boissiere (FRA, KTM), 39:35.739
2. Ken Roczen (GER, Suzuki), +0:02.240
3. Jeremy van Horebeek (BEL, KTM), +0:05.212
4. Nicolas Aubin (FRA, Yamaha), +0:06.794
5. Rui Goncalves (POR, KTM), +0:09.792
6. Steven Frossard (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:10.777
7. Davide Guarneri (ITA, Yamaha), +0:19.102
8. Xavier Boog (FRA, Suzuki), +0:20.462
9. Marvin Musquin (FRA, Honda), +0:29.925
10. Marcus Schiffer (GER, KTM), +0:36.699

MX2 Overall top ten:
Marvin Musquin  NGS Honda:
Not the best GP for me but it is really nice to have the red plate. The track was OK at the beginning of the weekend but today is wasnt easy because there was only one line and it was hard to overtake. I made a mistake and crashed in the first moto and then was stuck behind Aubin and lost my rhythm and concentration in the second. Mentally I should have been a bit more focussed this weekend but we will do our best to keep the red plate now.
Marvin Musquin, NGS Honda: “Not the best GP for me but it is really nice to have the red plate. The track was OK at the beginning of the weekend but today is wasn’t easy because there was only one line and it was hard to overtake. I made a mistake and crashed in the first moto and then was stuck behind Aubin and lost my rhythm and concentration in the second. Mentally I should have been a bit more focussed this weekend but we will do our best to keep the red plate now.”

 1. Jeremy van Horebeek (BEL, KTM), 42 points
2. Rui Goncalves (POR, KTM), 41 p.
3. Anthony Boissiere (FRA, KTM), 39 p.
4. Ken Roczen (GER, Suzuki), 37 p.
5. Xavier Boog (FRA, Suzuki), 33 p.
6. Davide Guarneri (ITA, Yamaha), 32 p.
7. Steven Frossard (FRA, Kawasaki), 31 p.
8. Nicolas Aubin (FRA, Yamaha), 28 p.
9. Marcus Schiffer (GER, KTM), 23 p.
10. Manuel Monni (ITA, Yamaha), 20 p.

MX2 Championship top ten:
1. Marvin Musquin (FRA, Honda), 184 points
2. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Kawasaki), 181 p.
3. Davide Guarneri (ITA, Yamaha), 179 p.
4. Rui Goncalves (POR, KTM), 166 p.
5. Xavier Boog (FRA, Suzuki), 141 p.
6. Steven Frossard (FRA, Kawasaki), 136 p.
7. Nicolas Aubin (FRA, Yamaha), 126 p.
8. Zach Osborne (USA, Yamaha), 100 p.
9. Shaun Simpson (GBR, KTM), 97 p.
10. Jeremy van Horebeek (BEL, KTM), 89 p.

MX2 Manufacturers:
1. KTM, 230 points
2. Kawasaki, 222 p.
3. Yamaha, 213 p.
4. Honda, 192 p.
5. Suzuki, 170 p.
6. TM, 9 p.



WMX

Stephanie Laier took her first season’s win at Bellpuig ahead of Papenmeier and Lancelot. The latter retained the red plate as Laier came six points closer becoming the new runner up in this hard fought 2009 season.

Stephanie Laier took her first 2009 WMX win at Bellpuig ahead of Papenmeier and Lancelot.
Stephanie Laier took her first 2009 WMX win at Bellpuig.
The series’ first visit to Bellpuig added new drama to the wrestle for the World Title which will continue on June 7 at Ernee, France.

After yesterday’s attempt to move past Laier ended in a crash, Kawasaki Racing’s Lancelot took her revenge by winning the final moto after letting Papenmeier lead for one single lap. Once the reigning Champion took the lead Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Laier tried to stop her and build on yesterday’s win though Lancelot pulled away.

Laier eventually settled for second with the result being enough to guarantee the first overall win of the season-the two rivals remain the only ones to have won a World Championship event since the beginning of series’ first edition last year.

After two back to back overall wins in Bulgaria and Portugal Lancelot mounted on the third step of the rostrum while Papenmeier collected her second consecutive podium courtesy of a second place overall. Papenmeier holeshotted turn one in the final heat and lead the opening lap, then dropped down to third eventually.

Maria Franke and Elin Mann rounded off the top five overall.

Lancelot kept the red plate as the Championship’s top five riders are spread in just 36 points.

Laier  WMX overall winner: I felt very confident in the first heat and I found very good lines. I had some problems in the second heat  especially with lapped riders and Livia  Lancelot  was very fast. But this is a good track and I like it.
Laier, WMX overall winner: "I felt very confident in the first heat and I found very good lines. I had some problems in the second heat, especially with lapped riders and Livia (Lancelot) was very fast. But this is a good track and I like it."
WMX Race 1 top ten:
1. Stephanie Laier (GER, KTM), 25:58.508
 2. Larissa Papenmeier (GER, Suzuki), +0:04.119
3. Elin Mann (SWE, KTM), +0:05.927
4. Maria Franke (GER, Kawasaki), +0:07.410
5. Livia Lancelot (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:33.663
6. Nicky van Wordragen (NED, KTM), +0:47.013
7. Nathalie Kane (IRL, Suzuki), +0:52.894
8. Marielle De Mol (NED, Yamaha), +1:04.735
9. Elien De Winter (BEL, Honda), +1:11.609
10. Marianne Veenstra (NED, Suzuki), +1:13.498

WMX Race 2 top ten:
 1. Livia Lancelot (FRA, Kawasaki), 25:41.434
 2. Stephanie Laier (GER, KTM), +0:06.714
3. Larissa Papenmeier (GER, Suzuki), +0:15.964
4. Maria Franke (GER, Kawasaki), +0:21.554
5. Nathalie Kane (IRL, Suzuki), +0:39.515
6. Elin Mann (SWE, KTM), +0:42.887
7. Marianne Veenstra (NED, Suzuki), +0:49.688
8. Sarah Whitmore (USA, KTM), +0:56.141
9. Elien De Winter (BEL, Honda), +0:56.787
10. Nicky van Wordragen (NED, KTM), +0:58.940

The WMX overall podium  left to right : Suzukis Papermeier in second  KTMs Laier with the win  rounded off by Kawasakis Lancelot.
The WMX overall podium (left to right): Suzuki's Papermeier in second, KTM's Laier with the win, rounded off by Kawasaki's Lancelot.
WMX Overall top ten:
 1. Stephanie Laier (GER, KTM), 47 points
2. Larissa Papenmeier (GER, Suzuki), 42 p.
3. Livia Lancelot (FRA, Kawasaki), 41 p.
4. Maria Franke (GER, Kawasaki), 36 p.
5. Elin Mann (SWE, KTM), 35 p.
6. Nathalie Kane (IRL, Suzuki), 30 p.
7. Nicky van Wordragen (NED, KTM), 26 p.
8. Marianne Veenstra (NED, Suzuki), 25 p.
9. Elien De Winter (BEL, Honda), 24 p.
10. Marielle De Mol (NED, Yamaha), 23 p.

WMX Championship top ten:
1. Livia Lancelot (FRA, Kawasaki), 135 points
2. Stephanie Laier (GER, KTM), 119 p.
3. Larissa Papenmeier (GER, Suzuki), 106 p.
4. Maria Franke (GER, Kawasaki), 103 p.
5. Elin Mann (SWE, KTM), 99 p.
6. Nathalie Kane (IRL, Suzuki), 87 p.
7. Marianne Veenstra (NED, Suzuki), 82 p.
8. Ashley Fiolek (USA, Honda), 80 p.
9. Elien De Winter (BEL, Honda), 65 p.
10. Marielle De Mol (NED, Yamaha), 59 p.

WMX Manufacturers:
1. Kawasaki, 137 points
2. KTM, 135 p.
3. Suzuki, 111 p.
4. Honda, 104 p.
5. Yamaha, 71 p.
6. CCM, 7 p.
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