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International MX News : MX / SX World Championships
30.07.2006 MX World Championship - Grand Prix of Czech Republic in Loket (CZE)
This morning the fog disappeared quite quickly in front of a shining sun that heated up the day. Also in Czech Republic the 23000 people who came to Loket (AMC Loket) for Motocross could enjoy a nice weekend with some hot racing, especially in MX2.
Actually everybody felt quite cold when the first moto of MX2 started: there was a significant crash; significant not for the riders’ conditions but for who the riders were. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, Yamaha) and Christophe Pourcel (FRA, Kawasaki) for instance, but also Billy Mackenzie (GBR, Yamaha), Sebastien Pourcel (FRA, Kawasaki) and Kenneth Gundersen (NOR, Yamaha); on the other side of the group there was Mar de Reuver (NED, KTM) grasping the holeshot, with Carl Nunn (GBR, KTM), Alessio Chiodi (ITA, Yamah) and Tyla Rattray (RSA, KTM) following him. The most motivated of the challengers was Rattray, starting to pass rider after rider until he got to De Reuver’s rear end at the third lap. That was the start of an interesting battle between the two with Rattray trying several times to find an open door and sneak through it. He finally made it during the fifteenth lap but Marc de Reuver crashed right after and finished the race in ninth place. Rattray brought first place home followed by David Philippaerts (ITA, KTM); the Italian was behind Chiodi at the beginning of the race: he made to pass him but he slipped and had to make up the ground he lost. Third place was for Carl Nunn, completing a top three KTM finish. Chiodi was fourth and Tommy Searle (GBR, Kawasaki) fifth, after a fantastic duel against Christophe Pourcel who made to end the race in sixth place. On the other hand Cairoli finished a few positions behind, eleventh, after having damaged the rear brake during the crash at the start.
But the Italian found the way to make up for it in the second moto, and that way is called win. He made up ground from seventh place, where he was at the end of the first lap: the first hard challenge was with Philippaerts and the second one was with Christophe Pourcel. After that the lead was Cairoli’s property and while he was making up so much ground, holeshotter De Reuver was losing it and dropped down to fourth. Philippaerts brought the bike home in third place; he tried hard to pass Christophe Pourcel but did not make it, with the French Championship leader ending second. Fifth place was for Nunn, ahead of other countrymen Billy Mackenzie and Tommy Searle. First race winner Rattray did not finish the race: he crashed at the seventh lap.
Stefan Everts (BEL, Yamaha)
 Photo by: Yamaha Racing
Stefan Everts (BEL, Yamaha)
Photo by: Yamaha Racing
In MX1 Stefan Everts (BEL, Yamaha) made to grasp the 98th win, giving a burst to his hopes of winning the Championship in Namur. In the first moto Joshua Coppins (NZL, Honda) holeshotted the first turn but Everts snatched the lead from him already in the first lap. Coppins did not give up and kept going faster and faster, clocking also the fastest lap, but it was not enough to get to the top again. The New Zealander finished second ahead of Jonathan Barragan (ESP, KTM), who was the third rider trying to keep up Everts pace in the early stages of the race. Steve Ramon (BEL, Suzuki) finished fourth: lap by lap he moved up there because he started from sixth. His team mate Kevin Strijbos (BEL, Suzuki), yesterday’s poleman, finished in sixth place, behind Ken De Dycker (BEL, Honda): Strijbos had some troubles with the clutch.
In the second moto Everts took the lead a bit later than usual, during the eighth lap. Before that Barragan took the holeshot and lead for the first four laps, while Strijbos snatched top spot in the fifth lap and stayed there until Everts came and moved past him. The Suzuki rider secured second place ahead of Joshua Coppins: Coppins put on a harder tyre for second moto, it was a gamble and it did not work well at the start. It actually did later and the New Zealander clocked the fastest lap once again. Barragan ended in fourth place ahead of Ramon and De Dycker, while Gordon Crockard (GBR, Honda) made to enter the top ten with seventh place.
Stefan Everts (BEL, Yamaha)
 Photo by: Yamaha Racing
Stefan Everts (BEL, Yamaha)
Photo by: Yamaha Racing
There are not many news if we look at the MX1 standings: we may have something significant in Namur for what concerns the Title but the fight for second looks still open and will surely last longer. In MX2 the first six riders did not change while Searle snatched seventh place from Mackenzie and Chiodi got closer to the top ten being now eleventh.

Event Classification MX1: (1st Race - 2nd Race - Overall):

  1. Everts, Stefan (BEL, Yamaha) 25 - 25 - 50
  2. Coppins, Joshua (NZL, Honda) 22 - 20 - 42
  3. Barragan, Jonathan (ESP, KTM) 20 - 18 - 38
  4. Strijbos, Kevin (BEL, Suzuki) 15 - 22 - 37
  5. Ramon, Steve (BEL, Suzuki) 18 - 16 - 34
  6. de Dycker, Ken (BEL, Honda) 16 - 15 - 31
  7. Leok, Tanel (EST, Kawasaki) 13 - 12 - 25
  8. Noble, James (GBR, Honda) 14 - 9 - 23
  9. Priem, Manuel (BEL, Yamaha) 10 - 11 - 21
  10. Avis, Wyatt (RSA, KTM) 11 - 10 - 21
  11. Melotte, Cedric (BEL, Yamaha) 5 - 13 - 18
  12. Leuret, Pascal (FRA, Honda) 12 - 4 - 16
  13. Crockard, Gordon (IRL, Honda) 1 - 14 - 15
  14. Nemeth, Kornel (HUN, Suzuki) 7 - 8 - 15
  15. Salvini, Alex (ITA, Suzuki) 8 - 7 - 15
  16. Kovalainen, Marko (FIN, Honda) 4 - 6 - 10
  17. Desalle, Clement (BEL, Suzuki) 9 - 0 - 9
  18. Bernardez, Aaron (ESP, Honda) 2 - 5 - 7
  19. Freibergs, Lauris (LAT, Suzuki) 6 - 1 - 7
  20. Bobkovs, Aigars (LAT, Honda) 0 - 3 - 3
  21. Verhoeven, Bas (NED, Kawasaki) 3 - 0 - 3
  22. Coulon, Cyril (FRA, Suzuki) 0 - 2 - 2

Event Classification MX2: (1st Race - 2nd Race - Overall):

  1. Philippaerts, David (ITA, KTM) 22 - 20 - 42
  2. Pourcel, Christophe (FRA, Kawasaki) 15 - 22 - 37
  3. Nunn, Carl (GBR, KTM) 20 - 16 - 36
  4. Cairoli, Antonio (ITA, Yamaha) 10 - 25 - 35
  5. de Reuver, Marc (NED, KTM) 12 - 18 - 30
  6. Searle, Tommy (GBR, Kawasaki) 16 - 14 - 30
  7. Swanepoel, Garreth (RSA, Kawasaki) 14 - 12 - 26
  8. Chiodi, Alessio (ITA, Yamaha) 18 - 8 - 26
  9. Rattray, Tyla (RSA, KTM) 25 - 0 - 25
  10. Caps, Patrick (BEL, Honda) 13 - 9 - 22
  11. Mackenzie, Billy (GBR, Yamaha) 3 - 15 - 18
  12. Pourcel, Sebastien (FRA, Kawasaki) 5 - 13 - 18
  13. Monni, Manuel (ITA, KTM) 7 - 11 - 18
  14. Campano, Carlos (ESP, KTM) 8 - 10 - 18
  15. Goncalves, Rui (POR, KTM) 9 - 7 - 16
  16. Seistola, Matti (FIN, Honda) 11 - 5 - 16
  17. Church, Tom (GBR, Kawasaki) 6 - 1 - 7
  18. Nagl, Maximilian (GER, KTM) 0 - 6 - 6
  19. Renet, Pierre A. (FRA, Honda) 0 - 4 - 4
  20. Leok, Aigar (EST, Yamaha) 2 - 2 - 4
  21. Dougan, Jason (GBR, Honda) 4 - 0 - 4
  22. Gundersen, Kenneth (NOR, Yamaha) 0 - 3 - 3
  23. Tarroux, Jeremy (FRA, Kawasaki) 1 - 0 - 1

MX1 World Championship Classification:

  1. Everts, Stefan (Yamaha), 542 points
  2. Strijbos, Kevin (Suzuki), 393
  3. Ramon, Steve (Suzuki), 368
  4. Leok, Tanel (Kawasaki), 355
  5. De Dycker, Ken (Honda), 353
  6. Barragan, Jonathan (KTM), 273
  7. Leuret, Pascal (Honda), 202
  8. Melotte, Cédric (Yamaha), 190
  9. Priem, Manuel (Yamaha), 189
  10. Garcia Vico, Javier (Honda), 172
  11. Bill, Julien (Yamaha), 167
  12. Noble, James (Honda), 161
  13. Coppins, Joshua (Honda), 158
  14. Jörgensen, Brian (Honda), 131
  15. Pyrhonen, Antti (TM), 128
  16. Van Daele, Marvin (Honda), 127
  17. Crockard, Gordon (Honda), 117
  18. Tortelli, Sébastien (KTM), 99
  19. Avis, Wyatt (KTM), 84
  20. Theybers, Danny (Suzuki), 84
  21. Salvini, Alex (Suzuki), 70
  22. Freibergs, Lauris (Suzuki), 55
  23. Sword, Stephen (Kawasaki), 40
  24. Desalle, Clément (Suzuki), 39
  25. Nemeth, Kornel (Suzuki), 34
  26. Federici, Claudio (Kawasaki), 34
  27. Bobkovs, Aigar (Honda), 30
  28. Lindhe, Jonny (KTM), 30
  29. Verhoeven, Bas (Kawasaki), 27
  30. Dugmore, Collin (Kawasaki), 22

MX2 World Championship Classification:

  1. Pourcel, Christophe (Kawasaki), 416 points
  2. Cairoli, Antonio (Yamaha), 382
  3. Philippaerts, David (KTM), 371
  4. Rattray, Tyla (KTM), 330
  5. De Reuver, Mark (KTM), 314
  6. Nunn, Carl (KTM), 277
  7. Searle, Tommy (Kawasaki), 254
  8. Mackenzie, Billy (Yamaha), 246
  9. Swanepoel, Gareth (Kawasaki), 236
  10. Pourcel, Sébastien (Kawasaki), 225
  11. Chiodi, Alessio (Yamaha), 211
  12. Goncalves, Rui (KTM), 209
  13. Gundersen, Kenneth (Yamaha), 197
  14. Guarnieri, Davide (Yamaha), 153
  15. Monni, Manuel (KTM), 143
  16. Seguy, Luigi (Yamaha), 94
  17. Boissiere, Anthony (Yamaha), 87
  18. Seistola, Matti (Honda), 85
  19. Leok, Aigar (Yamaha), 77
  20. Caps, Patrick (Honda), 68
  21. Renet, Pierre Alexandre (Honda), 61
  22. Aubin, Nicolas (Kawasaki), 55
  23. Campano, Carlos (KTM), 54
  24. Nagl, Maximilian (KTM), 51
  25. Dougan, Jason (Honda), 36
  26. Church, Tom (Kawasaki), 33
  27. Meo, Antoine (Honda), 30
  28. Schiffer, Marcus (KTM), 27
  29. Wing, Jonas (KTM), 16
  30. Boog, Xavier (Yamaha), 13
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