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International MX News : MX / SX World Championships
27.08.2007 Grand Prix of Great Britain at Donington Park (GBR) - Results

Antonio Cairoli wins at first MX1 Grand Prix

This incredible FOX FIM Grand Prix of Great Britain finished with the unexpected but brilliant overall victory of Antonio Cairoli (ITA, Yamaha). The Italian raced his first GP in the MX1 class, after he had secured his second MX2 World Title last weekend at Moneyglass, and won right away on the brand new track of Donington Park.
Antonio Cairoli (ITA, Yamaha) / Photo by: Jörg Domanowski / realmx.com
Antonio Cairoli (ITA, Yamaha) / Photo by: Jörg Domanowski / realmx.com
Tommy Searle (GBR. KTM) was another brilliant winner in this GP, the Brit collected his maiden GP victory in the MX2 class in front of an excited home crowd of 28,000 people.
The British glory continued with Dave Thorpe’s (GBR, Honda) victory in the FIM Veterans’ Motocross World Cup-Senior class; Thorpe won both this final round and the Cup. Tony Cooksley (NZL, Yamaha) from New Zealand did the same in the Veteran class.
The weather was perfect, with sunshine and warm temperatures for the whole day.

MX1

Antonio Cairoli of Yamaha De Carli impressed the Motocross collective at his first competitive outing on a 2008 Yamaha YZ450F by winning the FOX Grand Prix of Great Britain. Kevin Strijbos (BEL, Suzuki) of Suzuki made it to second, with as many points as Cairoli - 47. Ken De Dycker (BEL, Honda), who was slightly injured after Moneyglass’ crash, completed the podium ahead of new Championship leader Steve Ramon (BEL, Suzuki) and Mike Brown (USA, Honda).

MX1 Race 1

Billy Mackenzie (GBR, Kawasaki) took the lead after Antonio Cairoli’s holeshot; the Scottish pulled away with the lead but he stalled the bike and dropped down to eighth. Sicilian Cairoli found himself at the head of the pack but a gutsy Kevin Strijbos was coming back from behind after a poor start. Once he made it to Cairoli’s tail, he showed no mercy and moved up to first at lap nine. Strijbos secured the victory by opening up a gap of almost ten seconds from Cairoli, who settled down for second place.
Ken De Dycker was another rider to have worked his way up to third, as he was rounding off the top fifteen after a bad start. Mike Brown finished fourth, after having been eventually passed by De Dycker, and yesterday’s poleman Tanel Leok (EST, Kawasaki) rounded off the top five. Joshua Coppins (NZL, Yamaha) dropped down to an eventual fourteenth place, after having started the heat in the top five, while Steve Ramon made it to sixth after a poor start. Early leader Mackenzie ended eighth.
Joshua Coppins (NZL, Yamaha) vs. Steve Ramon (BEL, Suzuki) / Photo by: Jörg Domanowski / realmx.com
Joshua Coppins (NZL, Yamaha) vs. Steve Ramon (BEL, Suzuki) / Photo by: Jörg Domanowski / realmx.com

MX1 Race 2

Jonathan Barragan (ESP, KTM) lead the pack into turn one while Mackenzie crashed at the first corner; but Cairoli moved up to the lead before the end of the opening lap, and rode strong to open up a gap from runner up Ramon. Ramon eventually dropped down to fourth, as his team mate Kevin Strijbos made up for another bad start by moving up to second. The Belgian was pushing his hardest in the final laps, but he only managed to reduce the gap from Cairoli to almost two and a half seconds.
Ken De Dycker soldiered on to finish third, as he felt pain in his back towards the end of the moto when he was second. Tanel Leok rounded off the top five behind Ramon, while Sebastien Pourcel (FRA, Kawasaki) crashed and dropped down to an eventual eighth, after he had recovered from twelfth to third. Josh Coppins retired as his physical condition was not good enough to race.

Event Results Class MX1, Donington Park:

  1. Cairoli, Antonio (ITA, Yamaha), 22 - 25 - 47 points
  2. Strijbos, Kevin (BEL, Suzuki), 25 - 22 - 47
  3. de Dycker, Ken (BEL, Honda), 20 - 20 - 40
  4. Ramon, Steve (BEL, Suzuki), 15 - 18 - 33
  5. Brown, Mike (USA, Honda), 18 - 15 - 33
  6. Leok, Tanel (EST, Kawasaki), 16 - 16 - 32
  7. Pourcel, Sebastien (FRA, Kawasaki), 14 - 13 - 27
  8. Barragan, Jonathan (ESP, KTM), 11 - 12 - 23
  9. Bill, Julien (SUI, Honda), 12 - 11 - 23
  10. Noble, James (GBR, Honda), 9 - 9 - 18
  11. Nemeth, Kornel (HUN, Suzuki), 10 - 8 - 18
  12. Mackenzie, Billy (GBR, Kawasaki), 13 - 5 - 18
  13. Philippaerts, David (ITA, KTM), 3 - 14 - 17
  14. van Daele, Marvin (BEL, Honda), 5 - 10 - 15
  15. Renet, Pierre A. (FRA, Honda), 8 - 6 - 14
  16. Salvini, Alex (ITA, Yamaha), 6 - 4 - 10
  17. Anderson, Bradley (GBR, Yamaha), 2 - 7 - 9
  18. Coppins, Joshua (NZL, Yamaha), 7 - 0 - 7
  19. Allier, Thomas (FRA, Kawasaki), 4 - 0 - 4
  20. Chiodi, Alessio (ITA, Aprilia), 0 - 3 - 3
  21. Desalle, Clement (BEL, Suzuki), 0 - 2 - 2
  22. Freibergs, Lauris (LAT, Yamaha), 0 - 1 - 1
  23. Smith, Wayne (GBR, Honda), 1 - 0 - 1

MX2

Tommy Searle made his dream come true by winning his maiden GP in front of a huge British crowd; Searle fought with Frenchmen Nicolas Aubin (FRA, Yamaha) and Jeremy Tarroux (FRA, KTM). The latter finished second on the podium after a brilliant final heat; on the other hand, Aubin was third overall because of a disappointing second moto, which was conditioned by a poor start. Matteo Bonini (ITA, Yamaha) was a solid fourth ahead of Dennis Verbruggen (BEL, Yamaha).

MX2 Race 1

Start MX2 / Photo by: Jörg Domanowski / realmx.com
Start MX2 / Photo by: Jörg Domanowski / realmx.com
Nicolas Aubin took the lead when he passed holeshotter Dennis Verbruggen; Aubin was racing on his own when he crashed and Tommy Searle came to his tail. Aubin was under pressure by Searle but he got back into his rhythm and even clocked the fastest lap of the race with one lap to go.
Searle settled down to second, but he lost some time when Jeremy Tarroux stalled the bike in front of him. The Frenchman completed the top three ahead of a strong Gareth Swanepoel (RSA, Kawasaki), while Xavier Boog (FRA, Yamaha) rounded off the top five, clinching his best career result in GP’s.

MX2 Race 2

Matteo Bonini came out of the first lap as the leader of the race, but there was a dangerous Tommy Searle behind him. The British put the heat on Bonini and passed in the second lap; Bonini tried to keep up with Searle but had to focus on defending the second place from a very motivated Jeremy Tarroux. The Frenchman moved up to second and closed the gap from Searle, but the latter sped up all of a sudden to secured his maiden GP win.
Tarroux brought the bike home in second place, to finish on his maiden podium, and Bonini completed the top three. After having taken the holeshot, Dennis Verbruggen dropped down to an eventual fourth while Aubin had to work his way up to fifth after a poor start.
Tommy Searle (GBR, KTM) / Photo by: Jörg Domanowski / realmx.com
Tommy Searle (GBR, KTM) / Photo by: Jörg Domanowski / realmx.com

Event Results Class MX2, Donington Park:

  1. Searle, Tommy (GBR, KTM), 22 - 25 - 47 points
  2. Tarroux, Jeremy (FRA, KTM), 20 - 22 - 42
  3. Aubin, Nicolas (FRA, Yamaha), 25 - 16 - 41
  4. Bonini, Matteo (ITA, Yamaha), 14 - 20 - 34
  5. Verbruggen, Dennis (BEL, Yamaha), 10 - 18 - 28
  6. Seistola, Matti (FIN, Honda), 15 - 12 - 27
  7. Swanepoel, Gareth (RSA, Kawasaki), 18 - 5 - 23
  8. Hamblin, Sean (USA, Suzuki), 9 - 13 - 22
  9. Monni, Manuel (ITA, Yamaha), 12 - 10 - 22
  10. Barr, Martin (GBR, Yamaha), 11 - 9 - 20
  11. Goncalves, Rui (POR, KTM), 7 - 11 - 18
  12. van Horebeek, Jeremy (BEL, KTM), 1 - 15 - 16
  13. Nunn, Carl (GBR, Yamaha), 2 - 14 - 16
  14. Boog, Xavier (FRA, Yamaha), 16 - 0 - 16
  15. Church, Tom (GBR, Kawasaki), 6 - 7 - 13
  16. Frossard, Steven (FRA, Kawasaki), 13 - 0 - 13
  17. Gundersen, Kenneth (NOR, Yamaha), 5 - 6 - 11
  18. Roelants, Joel (BEL, KTM), 8 - 2 - 10
  19. Dougan, Jason (GBR, Suzuki), 0 - 8 - 8
  20. Simpson, Shaun (GBR, Kawasaki), 4 - 4 - 8
  21. Campano, Carlos (ESP, Yamaha), 3 - 3 - 6
  22. Gregory, Lewis (GBR, Suzuki), 0 - 1 - 1

In the World Championships Standings

Steve Ramon has become the current leader in the MX1 class, and is now 14 points ahead of runner up Coppins. Strijbos has moved up from fifth to third ahead of Pourcel, while Philippaerts (ITA, KTM) rounds off the top five. In the manufacturers’ standings the gap between Yamaha and leader Suzuki is still 29 points.
Tommy Searle has moved up to the runner up spot, ahead of Christophe Pourcel (FRA, Kawasaki) and Tyla Rattray (RSA, KTM) who are both out for injuries. Aubin jumped from seventh to fifth ahead of Swanepoel, while Leuret (FRA, Honda) – currently out for a wrist injury - dropped down to seventh. Yamaha has now secured the manufacturers’ Title.

Season Standings Class MX1:

  1. Ramon, St. (BEL), 466 points
  2. Coppins, J. (NZL), 452
  3. Strijbos, K. (BEL), 428
  4. Pourcel, S. (FRA), 427
  5. Philippaerts, D. (ITA), 406
  6. de Dycker, K. (BEL), 385
  7. Barragan, J. (ESP), 347
  8. Brown, M. (USA), 344
  9. Leok, T. (EST), 341
  10. Mackenzie, B. (GBR), 319
  11. Noble, J. (GBR), 251
  12. Nemeth, K. (HUN), 208
  13. Bill, J. (SUI), 199
  14. Priem, M. (BEL), 174
  15. van Daele, M. (BEL), 164
  16. de Reuver, M. (NED), 156
  17. Renet, P. (FRA), 150
  18. Desalle, C. (BEL), 108
  19. Nagl, M. (GER), 107
  20. Crockard, G. (IRL)

Season Standings Class MX2:

  1. Cairoli, A. (ITA), 610 points
  2. Searle, T. (GBR), 478
  3. Pourcel, C. (FRA), 436
  4. Rattray, T. (RSA), 371
  5. Aubin, N. (FRA), 329
  6. Swanepoel, G. (RSA), 324
  7. Leuret, P. (FRA), 320
  8. Seistola, M. (FIN), 260
  9. Schiffer, M. (GER), 235
  10. Gundersen, K. (NOR), 224
  11. Guarneri, D. (ITA), 218
  12. Goncalves, R. (POR), 214
  13. Boog, X. (FRA), 190
  14. Nunn, C. (GBR), 181
  15. Boissiere, A. (FRA), 177
  16. Tarroux, J. (FRA), 159
  17. Bonini, M. (ITA), 148
  18. van Horebeek, J. (BEL), 143
  19. Monni, M. (ITA), 134
  20. Church, Tom (GBR), 128

FIM Veterans MX World Cup

Dave Thorpe won the last moto of this second and final round of the FIM Veterans’ Motocross World Cup; this was enough for him to secure the Cup at his maiden appearance. Jan Blancquaert (BEL, Kawasaki) was second overall this weekend, and also second in the Cup, right ahead of this weekend’s surprise Toine Van Dijk (NED, Suzuki). The Dutchman was on the podium in Donington, ahead of Regis Simon (FRA, Honda) and Andres Krestinov (EST, KTM).
Tony Cooksley won both moto’s this weekend to clinch also the overall. With a full score of 100 points, Cooksley grasped the Cup for the first time in his career; Paul Barbara (FRA, Kawasaki) was second in the Cup, ahead of Philippe Dejong (BEL, Honda). Both the Frenchman and the Belgian were on the podium this weekend, with Dejong second and Barbara third, while Franco Pelosi (ITA, Yamaha) and Jan Lemmens (NED, KTM) rounded off the top five.

Event Results Class Seniors, Donington Park:

  1. Thorpe, Dave (GBR, Honda), 22 - 25 - 47 points
  2. Blancquaert, Jan (BEL, Kawasaki), 25 - 20 - 45
  3. van Dijk, Toine (NED, Suzuki), 18 - 22 - 40
  4. Simon, Regis (FRA, Honda), 20 - 18 - 38
  5. Krestinov, Andres (EST, KTM), 15 - 15 - 30
  6. Leask, Perry (GBR, Husqvarna), 16 - 13 - 29
  7. Mironovs, Janis (LAT, KTM), 10 - 16 - 26
  8. Lepan, Frederic (FRA, Honda), 11 - 14 - 25
  9. Makarov, Juri (EST, Honda), 13 - 11 - 24
  10. Casas, Leandro (ESP, Kawasaki), 12 - 10 - 22
  11. Feldmanis, Maris (LAT, Kawasaki), 14 - 7 - 21
  12. Eaves, Alan (GBR, Honda), 8 - 9 - 17
  13. Vilders, Janis (LAT, Suzuki), 9 - 8 - 17
  14. Kahro, Valdur (EST, Honda), 0 - 12 - 12
  15. Maciunas, Egidijus (LAT, Yamaha), 5 - 6 - 11
  16. Povars, Igors (LAT, Honda), 3 - 5 - 8
  17. Neesam, Kevin (GBR, Kawasaki), 4 - 4 - 8
  18. Font Enrich, Josep Maria (ESP, Kawasaki), 6 - 1 - 7
  19. Teunesen, Joep (NED, Honda), 7 - 0 - 7
  20. Massara, Matteo (ITA, KTM), 2 - 3 - 5
  21. Navarro, Carlos (ESP, Yamaha), 1 - 2 - 3

Event Results Class Veterans, Donington Park:

  1. Cooksley, Tony (NZL, Yamaha), 25 - 25 - 50 points
  2. Dejong, Philippe (BEL, Honda), 20 - 18 - 38
  3. Barbara, Paul (FRA, Kawasaki), 22 - 16 - 38
  4. Pelosi, Fausto (ITA, Yamaha), 14 - 20 - 34
  5. Lemmens, Jan (NED, KTM), 18 - 15 - 33
  6. Pichon, Alain (FRA, KTM), 15 - 14 - 29
  7. van den Brink, Marc (NED, Suzuki), 5 - 22 - 27
  8. Jorgensen Skytte, Peer (DEN, Suzuki), 12 - 12 - 24
  9. Stervinou, Daniel (FRA, KTM), 10 - 13 - 23
  10. Egger, Christian (FRA, Kawasaki), 11 - 10 - 21
  11. Koops, Harry (NED, Honda), 9 - 11 - 20
  12. Dorde, Didier (FRA, Honda), 16 - 1 - 17
  13. Marissen, Teun (NED, Honda), 8 - 8 - 16
  14. Corbalan, Jose (FRA, KTM), 13 - 2 - 15
  15. Larsen, Cai (DEN, Yamaha), 6 - 7 - 13
  16. Deer, Alan (GBR, Yamaha), 7 - 5 - 12
  17. Medico, Jean-Pierre (FRA, Yamaha), 2 - 9 - 11
  18. Lightfoot, Peter (GBR, Maico), 4 - 6 - 10
  19. Povars, Anatolijs (LAT, Yamaha), 3 - 4 - 7
  20. McGovern, Glenn (USA, KTM), 1 - 3 - 4

Season Standings Class Seniors:

  1. Thorpe, D. (GBR), 94 points
  2. Blancquaert, J. (BEL), 90
  3. van Dijk, T. (NED), 72
  4. Simon, R. (FRA), 70
  5. Krestinov, A. (EST), 63
  6. Leask, P. (GBR), 51
  7. Mironovs, J. (LAT), 47
  8. Lepan, F. (FRA), 45
  9. Godfroid, T. (BEL), 42
  10. Kahro, V. (EST), 41
  11. Feldmanis, M. (LAT), 41
  12. Makarov, J. (EST), 33
  13. Casas, L. (ESP), 27
  14. Eaves, A. (GBR), 26
  15. Rus, A. (SLO), 20
  16. Vilders, J. (LAT), 17
  17. Teunesen, J. (NED), 17
  18. Krajovic, E. (CZE), 16
  19. Vall, A. (ESP), 15
  20. Maciunas, E. (LAT), 11

Season Standings Class Veterans:

  1. Cooksley, T. (NZL), 100 points
  2. Barbara, P. (FRA), 78
  3. Dejong, P. (BEL), 76
  4. Lemmens, J. (NED), 69
  5. Pelosi, F. (ITA), 60
  6. Pichon, A. (FRA), 57
  7. Jorgensen S., P. (DEN), 42
  8. Egger, C. (FRA), 41
  9. Koops, H. (NED), 40
  10. Dorde, D. (FRA), 38
  11. Corbalan, J. (FRA), 35
  12. Everts, H. (BEL), 34
  13. Efimov, A. (UKR), 29
  14. van den Brink, M. (NED), 27
  15. Stervinou, D. (FRA), 25
  16. Lightfoot, P. (GBR), 22
  17. Larsen, C. (DEN), 21
  18. Vanijnatten, G. (NED), 18
  19. Medico, J. (FRA), 18
  20. Marissen, T. (NED), 16
Source: Youthstream
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