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FIM Motocross Latvia Results

Sunday, June 28, 2009
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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FIM Motocross Latvia Information

Track - 2009 FIM Motocross  Latvia
Circuit length: 1640 mt
Type of ground: sand
Temperature: 20° C
Weather conditions: sunny
Crowd attendance during weekend: 32000

As the whole FIM Motocross World Championship, this Grand Prix and the FIM Women’s World Championship Race 2 will be broadcast live and delayed.


Round eleven of 15 will take the FIM Motocross World Championship to Uddevalla, Sweden, on the July 5 weekend together with round six of the FIM Women’s World Championship now headed by Steffi Laier after defending Champion Lancelot picked up a shoulder injury.

The final round of the FIM Veterans’ World Cup will be in Lommel, Belgium, on the August 2 weekend together with the Belgian Grand Prix.

MX1 Latvia Rider Quotes
Toni Cairoli  MX1  - 2009 FIM Motocross  Latvia
Tony Cairoli - Yamaha - 2st, 1st
“I am really happy with this GP, for sure. When I first saw the track I thought it would be hard to win because I still need to learn how to ride forty minutes in the sand with the 450 but my technical ability was good here and my lines also so I did not get as tired as I thought I would. I did not start so well but I took it easy in the first few laps and slowly pushed more and more. I worked really hard this winter so I know I am in good shape and that helped me make that fastest lap at the end of the first moto and also win a lot of time in the second. I am making good results at an important part of the season.”

Clement Desalle – Honda – 1st, 5th
“I was really happy to win that first moto, especially because the pressure was really on and it felt quite special. In the second moto my start was good and I was second behind Nagl. I went into the lead but after twenty minutes my clutch stopped working properly and the rest of the race was really hard. I lost a lot of time and was really disappointed; but what can you do? The track was good to ride and was fun but the hot conditions made it difficult.”

Josh Coppins – Yamaha – 4th, 2nd
“I was close to the podium last week in Germany so I knew it was possible here. For the six or so GPs before Teutschenthal I was struggling but I think I have fixed the problem and now I expect to be fighting up here for the rest of the season. I enjoyed the Grand Prix here and thought the track was pretty good.”

Max Nagl – KTM – 3rd, 6th
“Somehow I had a lack of energy in the second race. Our bikes are very powerful and it’s necessary to angle the power when you are riding on a difficult track like this. Still, I am now second. I am just one point ahead of Philippaerts, but second is second!”

Ken de Dycker – Suzuki – 7th, 3rd
"More than the crash I was worried about how I was feeling during the first moto. I wasn't ill, but had no strength or energy. I took it easy for the second moto and it was better. I will go home now and see what the doctor says. I think I have some low levels and we will see if I can get things fixed for Sweden."

David Philippaerts – Yamaha – 5th, 7th
“My body is not 100% and today was difficult because it was hot and the track was very hard. I had good starts, good first laps and tried to push on from those but after the first half there was nothing left in the arms. I am not happy with the result but it is acceptable considering the week I have had. I should be better for Sweden.”

MX2 Latvia Rider Quotes

Rui Goncalves  MX2  - 2009 FIM Motocross  Latvia
Rui Goncalves – KTM – 2nd, 1st
“This was my third GP win and it was great to win here at this new track. It’s the first time we have had a race here so it’s a bit like going into the MX history books. I already had a very good impression of the track when I walked it on Friday and I knew I was going to enjoy the racing here. It was a bit soft on a hard surface and there were many lines. Now my goal is to keep riding like I did this weekend and to be on the podium as many times as possible. I am in a great team and I have a great bike and because of this I want to do my best.”

Marvin Musquin – KTM – 1st, 2nd
“It was a good weekend, a good result for me and also good for my championship points. This was a slippery track on a hard surface and it got quite bumpy but that did not worry me. My bike is strong and so am I. Even though I won the first race, I didn’t expect an easy second race. I knew that Rui was very strong especially on this kind of track. I tried to catch him in the second but I could see his was fast so I tried to be happy with second place and not push too much. I don’t have to be sad about coming second today.”

Gautier Paulin – Kawasaki – 5th, 3rd
"Already during the first practice session I had a great feeling with the bike and the track; that was a good start for the weekend. Everyone knows that I don’t like to take risks to post a fast lap, and I finished the pre-qualifying session in eleventh position; on Saturday my goal is to qualify among the top five, and that’s what I did. This morning I felt good during the warm-up, but my first start was not so great and I had to push before I came back to fifth; I spent a lot of energy during those twenty five minutes. My second start was much better; I had a good line inside the first corner and passed three riders during the opening lap to follow Rui and Marvin. I stayed close for a couple of laps, but later made a few mistakes when my third position was secured. I had a lot of fun this weekend, and I’m happy for the team and myself to be back on the podium. We’ve improved the bike, suspensions as well as engine; everyone is working hard in the team, they are all behind me and I will fight for the title until the last race."

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