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International MX News : MX / SX World Championships
12.05.2008 Grand Prix of Bulgaria in Sevlievo (BUL) - Results
A fantastic Grand Prix of Bulgaria took place on Sunday under mixed weather conditions, with sun and rain showers falling throughout the whole day, making the track more slippery for the second heats. The event was attended by 27000 spectators enjoying the show on this incredible venue, which won the best organizer awards in 2006 and 2007.
MX1 Championship leader David Philippaerts kept the red plate by winning this fourth Grand Prix of the season while Tommy Searle won the MX2 overall with team mate Tyla Rattray getting the red plate back. The two mounted on an all KTM podium which was completed by Shaun Simpson.
David Philippaerts (ITA, Yamaha) / Photo by: Yamaha Racing
David Philippaerts (ITA, Yamaha) / Photo by: Yamaha Racing

MX1

Championship leader David Philippaerts of Yamaha Monster Motocross took his first victory of 2008 and second career MX1 win today courtesy of two solid moto’s. With Philippaerts winning moto one, AXO KTM Silver Action’s Jonathan Barragan was on route to win the final heat and take the overall; he crashed and ended second on the podium. The eventual second heat winner was GPKR’s Sebastien Pourcel, who was handed victory by Barragan; yesterday’s Lovemytime Pole Position Award winner was third on the podium ahead of Teka Suzuki WMX1’s Steve Ramon and Honda Martin Racing’s Marc de Reuver, who rounded off the top five ahead of Josh Coppins.

MX1 1st Race:

Mackenzie took the holeshot and starred in the opening laps before dropping down to an eventual fifteenth because of arm pump. Philippaerts snatched the lead from the Brit in the opening lap to lead the pack for the remaining 19 laps. The Italian took a dominant victory from Barragan, who was one of the quickest in the final laps of heat one. Though the Spaniard stalled the bike when he was chasing De Reuver for second, losing time before making it to the runner up spot. De Reuver eventually let Barragan by to take third, which is his best result of the season so far. Coppins battled it out with Ramon for the fourth place and slammed all the doors the Belgian tried to use to move past. In the final laps Coppins came dramatically close to De Reuver, chipping away at the four second gap to arrive at the flag with a gap of just one and a half second. Ramon rounded off the top five while Pourcel crashed twice and finished eighth.
Sebastien Pourcel (FRA, Kawasaki) / Photo by: Ray Archer
Sebastien Pourcel (FRA, Kawasaki) / Photo by: Ray Archer

MX1 2nd Race:

Barragan dominated the final moto as he took the lead after a brief battle with Philippaerts; once he moved past, Barragan pulled away with the lead showing all his speed on the Bulgarian course, which is one of his favourites. The Spaniard made a mistake with two laps to go, crashing and handing the win to Pourcel who earned his podium spot. Barragan rejoined the race and battled it out for third with Ramon, who eventually kept the third place ahead of his rival. Ramon had worked his way up from seventh, with Pourcel following until he came in third. Pourcel’s last move was on Philippaerts, who made a mistake and lost his position, ending an eventual second. De Reuver rounded off the top five ahead of Honda fellow rider Mackenzie.
MX1 Podium / Photo by: Ray Archer
MX1 Podium / Photo by: Ray Archer

Event Results Class MX1, Sevlievo:

  1. Philippaerts, David (ITA, Yamaha) 25 - 22 - 47 Points
  2. Barragan, Jonathan (ESP, KTM) 22 - 18 - 40
  3. Pourcel, Sebastien (FRA, Kawasaki) 13 - 25 - 38
  4. Ramon, Steve (BEL, Suzuki) 16 - 20 - 36
  5. de Reuver, Marc (NED, Honda) 20 - 16 - 36
  6. Coppins, Joshua (NZL, Yamaha) 18 - 14 - 32
  7. Bill, Julien (SUI, Honda) 15 - 13 - 28
  8. Nagl, Maximilian (GER, KTM) 10 - 12 - 22
  9. Mackenzie, Billy (GBR, Honda) 6 - 15 - 21
  10. de Dycker, Ken (BEL, Suzuki) 11 - 10 - 21
  11. Leok, Tanel (EST, Kawasaki) 14 - 7 - 21
  12. Brown, Mike (USA, Honda) 9 - 11 - 20
  13. Priem, Manuel (BEL, Kawasaki) 7 - 9 - 16
  14. Nemeth, Kornel (HUN, KTM) 8 - 6 - 14
  15. Schiffer, Marcus (GER, KTM) 5 - 8 - 13
  16. Desalle, Clement (BEL, Suzuki) 12 - 0 - 12
  17. Leok, Aigar (EST, Yamaha) 3 - 5 - 8
  18. Campano, Carlos (ESP, Yamaha) 2 - 4 - 6
  19. Chiodi, Alessio (ITA, TM) 4 - 2 - 6
  20. Noble, James (GBR, KTM) 0 - 3 - 3
  21. Anderson, Bradley (GBR, Suzuki) 0 - 1 - 1
  22. Renet, Pierre A. (FRA, Suzuki) 1 - 0 - 1

MX2

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Tommy Searle took his second career win today on the Bulgarian course of Sevlievo. The Brit sealed the overall by winning the final heat after an enthralling battle with KTM UK’s Shaun Simpson, who joined Searle on the podium in third place. Simpson collected the first podium finish of his career while Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Tyla Rattray finished second overall to take back the red plate. Suzuki Inotec’s Xavier Boog finished a solid fourth to grasp his best ever career result while French countryman Nicolas Aubin of Ricci Racing Yamaha rounded off the top five. After winning the opening moto, Yamaha Red Bull De Carli’s Tony Cairoli crashed in the final heat to take just two points and end seventh overall.
Antonio Cairoli (ITA, Yamaha) / Photo by: Yamaha Racing
Antonio Cairoli (ITA, Yamaha) / Photo by: Yamaha Racing

MX2 1st Race:

Searle took an early lead but Cairoli kept following like in yesterday’s qualifying heat and eventually made his move past the Brit. The Italian tried to run away with the lead but made a mistake and Searle took the chance to move back on top. Later on Searle made a mistake as well with Cairoli finding himself on his rival’s tail. The Italian moved to first with four laps to go and won the heat from Searle and Rattray, who rode in a solid third for most of the heat. Sword ended fourth after moving ahead of team mate Paulin; the latter completed the top five ahead of last year’s European Championship rival Musquin and Boog. Simpson ended a tough moto in eleventh place.
Tommy Searle (GBR, KTM) / Photo by: Ray Archer
Tommy Searle (GBR, KTM) / Photo by: Ray Archer

MX2 2nd Race:

After a brilliant start, Cairoli took the holeshot but crashed a few metres after the first corner with Rattray, Paulin and Guarneri getting involved in the crash. Then Simpson took the lead and pulled away with Searle following from second. Sword was following in third but ran off the track and did not finish the race. Cairoli tried to work his way up but stalled the bike and lost ground again to finish a bitter 19th. In the meantime leader Simpson and runner up Searle battled tooth and nail for victory, with the latter crashing then moving back to Simpson’s tail; the two passed each other twice before Searle took victory ahead of his English countryman. Aubin finished third ahead of Boog and Rattray ended the top five, as he lost his victory chances in the first corner crash.
MX2 Podium / Photo by: Ray Archer
MX2 Podium / Photo by: Ray Archer

Event Results Class MX2, Sevlievo:

  1. Searle, Tommy (GBR, KTM), 22 - 25 - 47 points
  2. Rattray, Tyla (RSA, KTM), 20 - 16 - 36
  3. Simpson, Shaun (GBR, KTM), 10 - 22 - 32
  4. Boog, Xavier (FRA, Suzuki), 14 - 18 - 32
  5. Aubin, Nicolas (FRA, Yamaha), 8 - 20 - 28
  6. Boissiere, Anthony (FRA, KTM), 13 - 15 - 28
  7. Cairoli, Antonio (ITA, Yamaha), 25 - 2 - 27
  8. Goncalves, Rui (POR, KTM), 11 - 14 - 25
  9. van Horebeek, Jeremy (BEL, KTM), 12 - 13 - 25
  10. Musquin, Marvin (FRA, Honda), 15 - 9 - 24
  11. Monni, Manuel (ITA, Yamaha), 9 - 10 - 19
  12. Aranda, Gregory (FRA, Kawasaki), 6 - 12 - 18
  13. Sword, Stephen (GBR, Kawasaki), 18 - 0 - 18
  14. Paulin, Gautier (FRA, Kawasaki), 16 - 0 - 16
  15. Dougan, Jason (GBR, Suzuki), 7 - 7 - 14
  16. Guarneri, Davide (ITA, Yamaha), 0 - 11 - 11
  17. Nunn, Carl (GBR, Suzuki), 0 - 8 - 8
  18. Terreblanche, Shannon (RSA, Suzuki), 1 - 6 - 7
  19. Bonini, Matteo (ITA, Yamaha), 2 - 4 - 6
  20. Roelants, Joel (BEL, KTM), 0 - 5 - 5
  21. Vongsana, Khounsith (FRA, Kawasaki), 5 - 0 - 5
  22. Tarroux, Jeremy (FRA, KTM), 4 - 0 - 4
  23. Avis, Wyatt (RSA, Honda), 0 - 3 - 3
  24. Banks-Browne, Elliot (GBR, Suzuki), 3 - 0 - 3
  25. Vanni, Julien (FRA, KTM), 0 - 1 - 1

Women's Motocross World Championship

Livia Lancelot took her first ever victory today at Sevlievo, under mixed weather conditions which made the second moto a lot harder than the first, as the course got more slippery. 27000 spectators attended this opening round of the FIM Women’s Motocross World Championship which will move to Italy next week for the second of five rounds. Having started the FIM Women’s World Cup in 2005 as a privateer, current GPKR rider Livia Lancelot took her first overall win today, at round one of the first edition of the FIM Women’s Motocross World Championship. Ending runner up to Suzuki Inotec’s Larissa Papenmeier in the first moto, Livia took victory in heat two as her rival crashed and injured her right foot. Kawasaki Elf Pfeil’s Maria Franke was second on the podium with American Ashley Fiolek rounding off the rostrum at her first ever appearance in the FIM series. Injured Yamaha Van Beers Racing’s Katherine Prumm and West Coast KTM Scandinavia’s Elin Mann rounded off the top five.
Livia Lancelot (FRA, Kawasaki) / Photo by: Ray Archer
Livia Lancelot (FRA, Kawasaki) / Photo by: Ray Archer

Women’s 1st Moto:

Papenmeier took the holeshot and lead for the first two laps, then Lancelot moved up to first and tried to open up a gap from her German rival. The latter came back up to Lancelot’s tail to move past with four laps to go; Lancelot kept following Papenmeier who eventually won from last year’s runner up. The leading duo ran away from the rest of the field and left Fiolek battle with Franke for the third place. Franke came back up after a troubled start, moving in front of Fiolek for a lap. The American fought back to secure the third place ahead of Franke, while Prumm came back strong after a crash to round off the top five.

Women’s 2nd Moto:

Once again Papenmeier took a superb start but the slippery conditions saw the first moto winner let Lancelot by. Livia rode an incredible heat to take a start to flag victory but Papenmeier could not even finish the opening lap; the German crashed with Fiolek and injured her right foot. Fiolek was on fire after the crash and started to work her way up to an eventual fourth place, sandwiched in between two time World Cup winner Prumm (third) and Mann (fifth). Franke ended second after a decent start. Ashley Fiolek was on fire today.
Women’s Podium / Photo by: Ray Archer
Women’s Podium / Photo by: Ray Archer

Event Results Women’s MX World Championship, Sevlievo:

  1. Lancelot, Livia (FRA, Kawasaki), 22 - 25 - 47 points
  2. Franke, Maria (GER, Kawasaki), 18 - 22 - 40
  3. Fiolek, Ashley (USA, Honda), 20 - 18 - 38
  4. Prumm, Katherine (NZL, Yamaha), 16 - 20 - 36
  5. Mann, Elin (SWE, KTM), 15 - 16 - 31
  6. De Winter, Elien (BEL, KTM), 14 - 14 - 28
  7. Veenstra, Marianne (NED, Suzuki), 13 - 13 - 26
  8. Papenmeier, Larissa (GER, Suzuki), 25 - 0 - 25
  9. Adriansson, Sandra (SWE, Suzuki), 9 - 15 - 24
  10. van Wordragen, Nicky (NED, KTM), 10 - 12 - 22
  11. Wagemans, Brenda (BEL, KTM), 7 - 10 - 17
  12. Scott, Nikki (NZL, Kawasaki), 5 - 11 - 16
  13. Irmgartz, Kim (GER, Suzuki), 8 - 8 - 16
  14. De Mol, Marielle (NED, Yamaha), 12 - 4 - 16
  15. Seidenberg, Jenny (GER, KTM), 3 - 9 - 12
  16. Borchers, Anne (GER, Suzuki), 11 - 1 - 12
  17. Verkade, Shirley (NED, KTM), 4 - 6 - 10
  18. Sjöberg, Sofia (SWE, Honda), 6 - 3 - 9
  19. Fransoo, Natascha (GER, TM), 0 - 7 - 7
  20. van der Wekken, Britt (NED, Honda), 1 - 5 - 6
  21. Lewis, Megan (GBR, Yamaha), 0 - 2 - 2
  22. Paull, Sophia (GBR, Honda), 2 - 0 - 2

In the World Championship points standings

Philippaerts continues to lead the points standings from defending Champion Ramon, Coppins, Mackenzie and De Dycker. Barragan and Pourcel both moved up as they are now sixth and seventh respectively, with Nagl dropping down to eighth ahead of De Reuver.
Rattray is back on the Championship lead after Cairoli snatched his leadership in Portugal. The latter dropped down to second ahead of Searle, with the top three being spread in just eight points. Aubin is now fourth ahead of Goncalves and Sword, with Guarneri dropping down to seventh.
Livia Lancelot holds the red plate with Maria Franke and Ashley Fiolek completing the top three. Despite her right knee injury, Prumm is fourth in the Championship ahead of Elin Mann.

MX1 World Championship Classification:

  1. Philippaerts, David (ITA), 149 points
  2. Ramon, Steve (BEL), 132
  3. Coppins, Joshua (NZL), 115
  4. Mackenzie, Billy (GBR), 100
  5. de Dycker, Ken (BEL), 98
  6. Barragan, Jonathan (ESP), 94
  7. Pourcel, Sebastien (FRA), 90
  8. Nagl, Maximilian (GER), 80
  9. de Reuver, Marc (NED), 76
  10. Leok, Tanel (EST), 71
  11. Brown, Mike (USA), 62
  12. Nemeth, Kornel (HUN), 62
  13. Priem, Manuel (BEL), 56
  14. Desalle, Clement (BEL), 55
  15. Schiffer, Marcus (GER), 40
  16. Bill, Julien (SUI), 38
  17. Strijbos, Kevin (BEL), 36
  18. Leok, Aigar (EST), 28
  19. Noble, James (GBR), 23
  20. Church, Tom (GBR), 20

MX2 World Championship Classification:

  1. Rattray, Tyla (RSA), 157 points
  2. Cairoli, Antonio (ITA), 153
  3. Searle, Tommy (GBR), 149
  4. Aubin, Nicolas (FRA), 106
  5. Goncalves, Rui (POR), 106
  6. Sword, Stephen (GBR), 98
  7. Guarneri, Davide (ITA), 97
  8. Simpson, Shaun (GBR), 92
  9. van Horebeek, Jeremy (BEL), 82
  10. Boog, Xavier (FRA), 87
  11. Monni, Manuel (ITA), 79
  12. Paulin, Gautier (FRA), 64
  13. Roelants, Joel (BEL), 54
  14. Boissiere, Anthony (FRA), 50
  15. Musquin, Marvin (FRA), 47
  16. Eggens, Erik (NED), 38
  17. Tarroux, Jeremy (FRA), 38
  18. Aranda, Gregory (FRA), 36
  19. Nunn, Carl (GBR), 35
  20. Frossard, Steven (FRA), 23

Women’s MX World Championship Classification:

  1. Lancelot, Livia (FRA), 47 points
  2. Franke, Maria (GER), 40
  3. Fiolek, Ashley (USA), 38
  4. Prumm, Katherine (NZL), 36
  5. Mann, Elin (SWE, KTM), 31
  6. De Winter, Elien (BEL), 28
  7. Veenstra, Marianne (NED), 26
  8. Papenmeier, Larissa (GER), 25
  9. Adriansson, Sandra (SWE), 24
  10. van Wordragen, Nicky (NED), 22
  11. Wagemans, Brenda (BEL), 17
  12. De Mol, Marielle (NED), 16
  13. Scott, Nikki (NZL), 16
  14. Irmgartz, Kim (GER), 16
  15. Borchers, Anne (GER), 12
  16. Seidenberg, Jenny (GER), 12
  17. Verkade, Shirley (NED), 10
  18. Sjöberg, Sofia (SWE), 9
  19. Fransoo, Natascha (GER), 7
  20. van der Wekken, Britt (NED), 6
Source: Press release Youthstream
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