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FIM Motocross France Results

Monday, June 8, 2009
This year’s French Grand Prix rewarded a huge enthusiastic crowd with the victory of home rider Marvin Musquin, the first Frenchman to ever win an MX2 Grand Prix at Ernee.

Under very changeable weather conditions KTM fellow rider Nagl won the MX1 Grand Prix as both dominated today’s four heats which they led from the start to the flag.

Philippaerts and Cairoli rounded off the MX1 podium as an all French rostrum was completed by Boissiere and Larrieu.


Building on his first season podium from last weekend, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Nagl took his second career GP win as he went on to dominate both heats in Ernee. Nagl showed renewed confidence in Ernee and the move to third in the Championship standings will be a great calling for his fans ahead of the German’s home GP in Teutschenthal in two weeks.

Max Nagl in MX1 Race 2 - FIM Motocross  France
David Philippaerts in MX1 Race 2 - FIM Motocross  France
(top) Max Nagl swept MX1 France for his second career GP win. (bottom) David Philippaerts recovered from crashes in Race 1 to take second overall in France. 
Yamaha Monster Energy Motocross’ Philippaerts extended his podium row to three as he ended second overall in Ernee. A strong performance in the first moto, which he ended in second, was followed by a difficult second heat as he crashed and was forced to work his way up through the pack.

Cairoli was back on the podium taking third behind Philippaerts. The Italian, who still leads the MX1 Championship, managed to lose just four points from runner up Philippaerts even though he experienced two eventful heats. In heat one he was involved in a tangle ending seventh while in heat two he put together a strong recovery to end second.

Other Yamaha Red Bull De Carli racer Leok was fourth overall ahead of yesterday’s pole man Desalle. After a solid opening heat the Belgian crashed twice in moto two.

Pichon was the highest placed home rider with seventh overall while De Dycker’s hopes of a podium finish ended with a dnf in moto two due to a broken footpeg.

Church instead ended 12th overall and managed to remain with the front runners at the beginning of heat two.

MX1 Race 1 top ten:
1. Maximilian Nagl (GER, KTM), 41:20.506
2. David Philippaerts (ITA, Yamaha), +0:16.244
3. Ken de Dycker (BEL, Suzuki), +0:47.406
4. Clement Desalle (BEL, Honda), +0:58.202
5. Mickael Pichon (FRA, Honda), +1:05.130
6. Joshua Coppins (NZL, Yamaha), +1:08.726
7. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, Yamaha), +1:29.764
8. Tanel Leok (EST, Yamaha), +1:50.119
9. Aigar Leok (EST, TM), +2:12.353
10. Tom Church (GBR, CCM), -1 lap(s)

MX1 Race 2 top ten:
1. Maximilian Nagl (GER, KTM), 41:08.999
2. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, Yamaha), +0:12.302
3. Tanel Leok (EST, Yamaha), +0:15.822
4. David Philippaerts (ITA, Yamaha), +0:19.173
5. Billy Mackenzie (GBR, Honda), +0:22.343
6. Clement Desalle (BEL, Honda), +0:24.320
7. Joshua Coppins (NZL, Yamaha), +0:32.330
8. Aigar Leok (EST, TM), +1:12.048
9. Mickael Pichon (FRA, Honda), +1:18.576
10. Jason Dougan (GBR, CCM), +1:21.536

MX1 Podium in France - FIM Motocross  France
MX1 France Podium: Tony Cairoli in third, Max Nagl with the KTM win, and David Philippaerts in second.
MX1 Overall top ten:
1. Maximilian Nagl (GER, KTM), 50 points
2. David Philippaerts (ITA, Yamaha), 40 p.
3. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, Yamaha), 36 p.
4. Tanel Leok (EST, Yamaha), 33 p.
5. Clement Desalle (BEL, Honda), 33 p.
6. Joshua Coppins (NZL, Yamaha), 29 p.
7. Mickael Pichon (FRA, Honda), 28 p.
8. Aigar Leok (EST, TM), 25 p.
9. Manuel Priem (BEL, Aprilia), 20 p.
10. Ken de Dycker (BEL, Suzuki), 20 p.

MX1 Championship top ten:
1. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, Yamaha), 291 points
2. David Philippaerts (ITA, Yamaha), 261 p.
3. Maximilian Nagl (GER, KTM), 248 p.
4. Joshua Coppins (NZL, Yamaha), 238 p.
5. Clement Desalle (BEL, Honda), 237 p.
6. Ken de Dycker (BEL, Suzuki), 228 p.
7. Tanel Leok (EST, Yamaha), 223 p.
8. Jonathan Barragan (ESP, KTM), 215 p.
9. Gareth Swanepoel (RSA, Kawasaki), 120 p.
10. Aigar Leok (EST, TM), 118 p.

MX1 Manufacturers:
1. Yamaha, 352 points
2. KTM, 308 p.
3. Honda, 272 p.
4. Suzuki, 243 p.
5. Kawasaki, 155 p.
6. TM, 118 p.
7. Aprilia, 98 p.
8. CCM, 66 p.
9. Husaberg, 0 p.
10. Husqvarna, 0 p.;


The MX2 Grand Prix saw an incredibly strong Musquin who steered his works KTM to two dominant heat wins as KTM fellow rider Nagl did in MX1. Right after winning two heats at Mallory Park for the first time in his career, Musquin built on his Championship lead courtesy of another haul of 50 points. The Frenchman led the pack into the opening turn after both starts and from then on he displayed an incredible pace which no one could match.

Marvin Musquin in MX2 Race 2 - FIM Motocross  France Anthony Boissiere in MX2 Race 2 - FIM Motocross  France
(top) Marvin Musquin swept his home MX2 GP with incredible support from the French fans. (bottom) Another KTM Frenchman, Anthony Boissiere, took second overall in MX2. 
KTM HDI MX’s Boissiere gave him chase in the first moto but never managed to close the gap. Second heat was another story due to a flat tyre, though an eventual seventh was enough for Boissiere to end on his second season podium.

Young gun Larrieu put together two strong heats to collect his first career podium with third overall. The Yamaha Monster Energy Ricci Motocross rider took two good starts and finished fourth and fifth in the heats.

Completing a French top four was Paulin, with the Kawasaki Bud Racing man being again consistent to keep the runner up spot in the Championship.

Teka Suzuki Europe World MX2’s Roczen made up for a difficult first moto with an incredible second place in moto two, when he started a lot better. The young German even slipped throughout the heat but that caused no damage to his eventual result. Roczen is now 10th in the Championship after he completed just four Grand Prix’s.

Guarneri remained third in the Championship as he finished sixth while fourth placed Goncalves had a bad day ending 11th.

MX2 Race 1 top ten:
1. Marvin Musquin (FRA, KTM), 41:36.339
2. Anthony Boissiere (FRA, KTM), +0:10.784
3. Steven Frossard (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:28.291
4. Loic Larrieu (FRA, Yamaha), +0:52.210
5. Arnaud Tonus (SUI, KTM), +1:03.251
6. Valentin Teillet (FRA, KTM), +1:11.337
7. Loic Rombaut (FRA, Kawasaki), +1:18.584
8. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Kawasaki), +1:20.398
9. Nicolas Aubin (FRA, Yamaha), +1:23.480
10. Rui Goncalves (POR, KTM), +1:25.855

MX2 Race 2 top ten:
1. Marvin Musquin (FRA, KTM), 40:24.450
2. Ken Roczen (GER, Suzuki), +0:10.728
3. Davide Guarneri (ITA, Yamaha), +0:20.134
4. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:26.428
5. Loic Larrieu (FRA, Yamaha), +0:35.910
6. Manuel Monni (ITA, Yamaha), +0:42.811
7. Anthony Boissiere (FRA, KTM), +0:45.057
8. Nicolas Aubin (FRA, Yamaha), +0:46.819
9. Joel Roelants (BEL, KTM), +0:55.077
10. Valentin Teillet (FRA, KTM), +1:16.745

The MX2 Podium - FIM Motocross  France
MX2 France Podium: David Guarneri in third, Marvin Musquin with the win, and Gautier Paulin the runner-up.
MX2 Overall top ten:
1. Marvin Musquin (FRA, KTM), 50 points
2. Anthony Boissiere (FRA, KTM), 36 p.
3. Loic Larrieu (FRA, Yamaha), 34 p.
4. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Kawasaki), 31 p.
5. Ken Roczen (GER, Suzuki), 28 p.
6. Davide Guarneri (ITA, Yamaha), 27 p.
7. Steven Frossard (FRA, Kawasaki), 27 p.
8. Valentin Teillet (FRA, KTM), 26 p.
9. Nicolas Aubin (FRA, Yamaha), 25 p.
10. Joel Roelants (BEL, KTM), 22 p.

MX2 Championship top ten:
1. Marvin Musquin (FRA, KTM), 284 points
2. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Kawasaki), 250 p.
3. Davide Guarneri (ITA, Yamaha), 235 p.
4. Rui Goncalves (POR, KTM), 222 p.
5. Steven Frossard (FRA, Kawasaki), 205 p.
6. Xavier Boog (FRA, Suzuki), 177 p.
7. Nicolas Aubin (FRA, Yamaha), 161 p.
8. Manuel Monni (ITA, Yamaha), 134 p.
9. Jeremy van Horebeek (BEL, KTM), 128 p.
10. Ken Roczen (GER, Suzuki), 120 p.

MX2 Manufacturers:
1. KTM, 330 points
 2. Kawasaki, 302 p.
3. Yamaha, 281 p.
4. Suzuki, 226 p.
5. Honda, 213 p.
6. TM, 9 p.


Livia Lancelot wrapped up her first overall win at home track Ernee in great style, with the Championship leader dominating both moto’s and topping the podium from Laier and Papenmeier.

Livia Lancelot in WMX Race 2 - FIM Motocross  FranceLarissa Papenmeier in WMX Race 2 - FIM Motocross  France
(top) Livia Lancelot went big in Women's Motocross to make each of the French classes a clean sweep for the winner. (bottom) Suzuki's Larissa Papenmeier took second in Moto 1 despite a bad start.
Lining up for moto two after yesterday’s dominant performance, pole sitter Lancelot got another good start to move past Laier on the outside of the first corner. The Kawasaki Racing rider pushed hard from lap one to get rid of Laier and celebrate a well deserved home victory in front of a massive cheering crowd. This triumph saw Lancelot build on her Championship lead as the defending Champion aims at grasping her second World Crown this year.

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Laier settled for second to take another podium with second overall while German compatriot Papenmeier crossed the finish line in third more than 20 seconds after Laier.

The result handed Laier the second place on the podium while Teka Suzuki Europe World MX2’s Papenmeier was third overall, with the two being level in points. Though in two weeks the two Germans will be hungrier than ever in front of their home crowd at Teutschenthal where they hope to close in on Lancelot-the trio is spread in 37 points.

Taking another fourth today, Kawasaki Elf Pfeil’s Franke was fourth overall ahead of Veenstra.

WMX Race 1 top ten:
1. Livia Lancelot (FRA, Kawasaki), 24:52.850
 2. Larissa Papenmeier (GER, Suzuki), +0:02.322
3. Stephanie Laier (GER, KTM), +0:03.152
4. Maria Franke (GER, Kawasaki), +0:56.578
5. Elin Mann (SWE, KTM), +1:05.576
6. Nathalie Kane (IRL, Suzuki), +1:08.350
7. Chiara Fontanesi (ITA, Yamaha), +1:24.361
8. Marianne Veenstra (NED, Suzuki), +1:25.288
9. Marielle De Mol (NED, Yamaha), +1:44.708
10. Elien De Winter (BEL, Honda), +1:57.700

WMX Race 2 top ten:
1. Livia Lancelot (FRA, Kawasaki), 25:41.076
2. Stephanie Laier (GER, KTM), +0:03.123
3. Larissa Papenmeier (GER, Suzuki), +0:25.576
4. Maria Franke (GER, Kawasaki), +1:06.701
5. Marianne Veenstra (NED, Suzuki), +1:13.194
6. Marielle De Mol (NED, Yamaha), +1:15.693
7. Nathalie Kane (IRL, Suzuki), +1:21.460
8. Elin Mann (SWE, KTM), +1:26.747
9. Elien De Winter (BEL, Honda), +1:29.681
10. Francesca Nocera (ITA, KTM), +2:11.890

The WMX Podium - FIM Motocross  France
WMX France Podium: Stephi Laier in second for KTM, Livia Lancelot takes the win for Kawasaki, Larissa Papenmeier rounds-out the podium in third.
WMX Overall top ten:
1. Livia Lancelot (FRA, Kawasaki), 50 points
2. Stephanie Laier (GER, KTM), 42 p.
3. Larissa Papenmeier (GER, Suzuki), 42 p.
4. Maria Franke (GER, Kawasaki), 36 p.
5. Marianne Veenstra (NED, Suzuki), 29 p.
6. Nathalie Kane (IRL, Suzuki), 29 p.
7. Elin Mann (SWE, KTM), 29 p.
8. Marielle De Mol (NED, Yamaha), 27 p.
9. Elien De Winter (BEL, Honda), 23 p.
10. Chiara Fontanesi (ITA, Yamaha), 20 p.

WMX Championship top ten:
1. Livia Lancelot (FRA, Kawasaki), 185 points
2. Stephanie Laier (GER, KTM), 161 p.
3. Larissa Papenmeier (GER, Suzuki), 148 p.
4. Maria Franke (GER, Kawasaki), 139 p.
5. Elin Mann (SWE, KTM), 128 p.
6. Nathalie Kane (IRL, Suzuki), 116 p.
7. Marianne Veenstra (NED, Suzuki), 111 p.
8. Elien De Winter (BEL, Honda), 88 p.
9. Marielle De Mol (NED, Yamaha), 86 p.
10. Ashley Fiolek (USA, Honda), 80 p.;

WMX Manufacturers:
1. Kawasaki, 187 points
2. KTM, 177 p.
3. Suzuki, 153 p.
4. Honda, 127 p.
5. Yamaha, 100 p.
6. CCM, 15 p.
7. TM, 3 p.


Circuit length: 1560 mt
Type of ground: hard pack
Temperature: 57.2º F (14° C)
Weather conditions: changeable (sun and rain)
Crowd attendance during weekend: 38000

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MX1 France Rider Quotes
Max Nagl in MX1 Race 2 - FIM Motocross  France
Max Nagl – KTM – 1st
"It was very good to win my second GP after Faenza (2008). I liked this track right from the start. There are not so many lines and you can use your power - and I have plenty of that! After the qualification I did expect a bit more from Desalle, but today I was fast. I had some problems with the roll-offs on my goggles in the first heat but the second heat was easier for me - and there was a big gap between me and the guy who was second.”

David Philippaerts - Yamaha - 2nd
"I am happy with today because I had two crashes in the first moto but had some good lines and made a decent race to save a podium position. We had two different races. In the first the line wasn't very big and in the second there was more choice but it was rougher and more difficult. Max was very fast today but I want to push to be faster than him; for the last two GPs it has been us two at the front. We still have a lot of races to go in this championship and riders like Josh and Desalle will play a part yet. It was nice to race here in France with all the fans packed in the amphitheatre, when you jump past them you can see many faces."

Tony Cairoli - Yamaha - 3rd
"I did not train this week and had some pain in my back after Mallory. I was quite scared last week that I had done some damage and was relieved when nothing showed up in the examination. I was looking forward to this GP even though I wasn't feeling 100%. It was a shame about the rain in the first moto because passing other riders was actually pretty dangerous and I needed to learn a bit more about riding an MX1 bike in these conditions; it was only Faenza at the start of the year when we raced in something similar. My confidence with the bike is good but I still need to get experience in weather like this."

Tanel Leok - Yamaha - 4th
"That was a bit better. The first race was difficult because it was muddy and slippery; I crashed twice. Coppins went down in front of me but because I could not see that well I hit him then Tony struck me and a few of us were having problems there! My goggles misted up after that and it was tricky to focus, but I did not want to throw them away. I was feeling good but was making mistakes and after another crash I chucked the goggles. The second race was good but did not start well because I touched Pichon on the start straight and lost a lot of ground. I attacked the first lap and passed a lot of guys, and I was happy with that because it is part of my riding that I have been working on. It was hard to overtake Josh for a while there but at the end I could push harder."

Clement Desalle – Honda – 5th
“After yesterday it was a shame not to make the podium today. The first race was really muddy and my start was not so bad but a few riders had better drive than me and I lost some ground on the straight. I was sixth but I had a problem with my goggles on the first lap. I reached fourth without any goggles and that was very hard. In the second race I was average out of the gate and wanted to pass people quickly on the first lap but had a crash; I was too hasty. Philippaerts went down in front of me afterwards and I fell twice! We both rode from the middle of the pack and I reached sixth; I know I can do better.”

Josh Coppins - Yamaha - 6th
"I got tired and didn't have any power at the end; there was nothing left in the tank. I still have the same problem as the last few GPs and I am not sure why because my strength is normally my strong point. So I am struggling a little bit at the moment and need to get it fixed."

Mickael Pichon – Honda – 7th
“I am happy with how things went and more importantly the rhythm and speed I could make. The bike worked really well and we fixed a small engine issue on Saturday to help improve some traction and it was great for the races. The support of the fans for sure was incredible to hear. The track itself was not easy for passing and I kept using the double jump to take some ground. Someone touched me on the inside of the second moto and that made the crash, but the grand prix overall was a good experience.”

Ken De Dycker – Suzuki - 10th
"The day was going well until we had some bad luck. I had a great start but after about 15 minutes I must have had a hard landing and hit a rut because the foot-peg broke off and there is nothing that can be done about it. My riding was good, I was smooth and didn't have to push to be fast, it is just disappointing about the DNF but we won't think about the past now and just look ahead to what we can do in the coming GPs."
MX2 France Rider Quotes
Marvin Musquin sweeps the two MX2 heats in France - FIM Motocross  France
Marvin Musquin – KTM – 1st
"The track was difficult after the rain but I managed to get the holeshot and to be focused. After that things were quite easy, even if was not so easy to pass because there were only one or two lines. I like my bike, my suspension was perfect and I'm in good physical condition. Also to come here from the last race with the red plate gave me confidence!"

Anthony Boissiere – KTM – 2nd
"I was always up there with the rest in the first heat but in the second I had a flat tire in the last part. I am happy, I couldn't expect more this weekend. Marvin was very fast and second is a good result for me. Now I will try to get some more good results in the next races."

Loic Larrieu - Yamaha - 3rd
“This is a great result for me and an important point in my season. The starts were really important for me today and I think the second moto was tougher than the first one. I learned a valuable lesson today and that is how important it is to start with the leaders in order to find a good rhythm quickly. I could make some good laps and felt a bit tired because of the conditions but otherwise it was a memorable day. To do this in front of my home crowd is fantastic and a podium is a surprise for me; certainly at this round!”

Gautier Paulin – Kawasaki – 4th
“We did the sighting lap on a perfect track, just soft as we like, but when we were in the waiting zone a storm came and the track changed completely. My first start was not good and I had trouble to pass, made several mistakes and finished eighth. I was not happy with my riding and between the races I went to the track to watch the MX1 race and looked for some new lines; we also changed some settings on the bike and even with an average start I was able to come back to fourth. I enjoyed the second race much more, I was pretty aggressive when I passed my rivals but we needed to score as many points as possible. Musquin is strong, but I’m sure I can catch him; we’ll continue to fight and work, he is a little faster than I at the moment and is taking holeshots but we’ll improve these points in the following weeks.’

Steven Frossard – Kawasaki – 7th
“I got a good start in the opening race and that was necessary to obtain a good result as the track was slippery due to the showers. I came back close to Boissière, but I got mud in my goggles so I decided to secure third position rather than take any risks; I knew that Guarneri was far behind. My second was average, but in the third corner another rider pushed me out of the track and I crashed and landed on my shoulder. I came back from last to fourteenth. Honestly, I was expecting a podium here but with the track conditions it was impossible to come back strongly in the second race.’

Rui Goncalves - KTM – 11th
"Yesterday I was taken out by Frossard and today another rider crashed right on top of me. Now this weekend is over and I have two weeks to get back in shape. These things happen in racing but I plan to come back with my winning form for the next round.”

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