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04.08.2008 Grand Prix of Belgium in Lommel (BEL) - Results

Rock solid Barragan takes third consecutive win at eventful Belgian GP

The Grand Prix of Belgium was a great Motocross show entertaining a massive crowd of 27000 spectators throughout the weekend. Jonathan Barragan took his third consecutive GP win courtesy of an incredible performance on the sand while Estonian Gert Krestinov wrapped up his maiden GP win after he celebrated his 18th birthday yesterday. In this final round of the Veterans’ World Cup Toine van Dijk won the overall but the World Cup winner was home rider Peter Iven, third on today’s podium behind Jan Blancquaert.
Jonathan Barragan (ESP, KTM) / Photo by: Youthstream
Jonathan Barragan (ESP, KTM) / Photo by: Youthstream

MX1

AXO KTM Silver Action’s Jonathan Barragan is on a roll in this final part of the season as he took his third consecutive win –fourth of the season and of the career- today in Lommel. The Spaniard won the final moto and took second in the first one, where Martin Honda’s Marc de Reuver put together a fantastic performance to finish first. The second moto was tougher for the Dutchman who crashed when he was at the lead, handing it to Barragan and Max Nagl of Red Bull KTM Factory Racing. The latter was a solid third on the podium right behind Teka Suzuki WMX1’s Ken de Dycker. De Reuver and new series leader Steve Ramon rounded off the top five as David Philippaerts ended a bad day in tenth place.

MX1 1st Race:

De Reuver took an unexpected victory as both early leaders Ramon and De Dycker made mistakes and lost the first place. The Dutchman eventually battled it out with Barragan and despite making a mistake he secured the win from the Spaniard. De Dycker took a safe third from team mate Ramon, as the duo fought tooth and nail for the lead in the first half of the moto. Coppins rounded off the top five from Nagl as Philippaerts ended 15th after a first lap crash.
Start MX1
Start MX1

MX1 2nd Race:

After Nagl and Barragan controlled the opening laps, De Reuver stormed to first and started to pull away with the lead until he crashed. Once he was back to the track it took him a few laps before getting back to his rhythm and he eventually ended tenth. Barragan made a final overtaking manoeuvre on Nagl to secure the victory from the German and De Dycker. Pourcel was fourth as Ramon and Philippaerts, who crashed in the final laps, rounded off the top six.
Podium MX1 / Photo by: Youthstream
Podium MX1 / Photo by: Youthstream

Event Results Class MX1, Lommel:

  1. Barragan, Jonathan (ESP, KTM) 22 - 25 - 47 points
  2. de Dycker, Ken (BEL, Suzuki) 20 - 20 - 40
  3. Nagl, Maximilian (GER, KTM) 15 - 22 - 37
  4. de Reuver, Marc (NED, Honda) 25 - 11 - 36
  5. Ramon, Steve (BEL, Suzuki) 18 - 16 - 34
  6. Pourcel, Sebastien (FRA, Kawasaki) 14 - 18 - 32
  7. Coppins, Joshua (NZL, Yamaha) 16 - 13 - 29
  8. Nemeth, Kornel (HUN, KTM) 10 - 14 - 24
  9. Mackenzie, Billy (GBR, Honda) 12 - 10 - 22
  10. Philippaerts, David (ITA, Yamaha) 6 - 15 - 21
  11. Leok, Aigar (EST, Yamaha) 9 - 12 - 21
  12. Desalle, Clement (BEL, Suzuki) 13 - 4 - 17
  13. Roos, Patrick (NED, KTM) 8 - 5 - 13
  14. Priem, Manuel (BEL, Kawasaki) 11 - 2 - 13
  15. Leok, Tanel (EST, Kawasaki) 3 - 8 - 11
  16. Anderson, Bradley (GBR, Suzuki) 1 - 9 - 10
  17. Theybers, Danny (BEL, Suzuki) 5 - 3 - 8
  18. Bill, Julien (SUI, Honda) 0 - 7 - 7
  19. Melotte, Cedric (BEL, Aprilia) 7 - 0 - 7
  20. Church, Tom (GBR, Kawasaki) 0 - 6 - 6
  21. Saris, William (NED, Yamaha) 4 - 0 - 4
  22. Schiffer, Marcus (GER, KTM) 2 - 0 - 2
  23. Leonce, Loic (FRA, Yamaha) 0 - 1 - 1

MX2

An incredible Gert Krestinov of Favor KTM Motorsport took his maiden GP victory after winning the final heat. Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Rui Goncalves mounted on the second step of the podium for the first time in his career as he finished level in points with the Estonian. Team mate Tommy Searle was third overall despite three crashes in the final moto and Tyla Rattray, who also crashed in the final heat, was fourth despite he won moto one. Champ KTM team mates Jeremy van Horebeek and Joel Roelants rounded off the top six as Ricci Racing Yamaha’s Nicolas Aubin was seventh.
Start MX2 / Photo by: Youthstream
Start MX2 / Photo by: Youthstream

MX2 1st Race:

Goncalves was the first to enter the first corner and led the first three laps; Rattray moved past him and did his own race to finish first from Searle. The latter had a tough start but worked his way up through the pack even though he was more than 21 seconds away from the South African. Goncalves took an incredible third in the final lap as he moved past both Roelants and Simpson who were fighting for third until the Portuguese’s comeback. After a mistake in the opening lap Krestinov recovered to eighth.

MX2 2nd Race:

The final heat started with the crash of Rattray, Searle and Simpson who all went down at the first corner. The trio restarted at the back of the pack while Krestinov worked his way through the top three moving past Eggens and early leader Aubin to take the lead and the eventual win. Rattray made it to fourth and was chasing Aubin for third when he crashed. After he restarted from 17th he just brought the bike home taking 10th. Aubin was second ahead of Van Horebeek and Goncalves, who did not take the best of the starts. Roelants and Searle, who crashed other two times, rounded off the top six.
Podium MX2 / Photo by: Youthstream
Podium MX2 / Photo by: Youthstream

Event Results Class MX2, Lommel:

  1. Krestinov, Gert (EST, KTM) 13 - 25 - 38 points
  2. Goncalves, Rui (POR, KTM) 20 - 18 - 38
  3. Searle, Tommy (GBR, KTM) 22 - 15 - 37
  4. Rattray, Tyla (RSA, KTM) 25 - 11 - 36
  5. van Horebeek, Jeremy (BEL, KTM) 15 - 20 - 35
  6. Roelants, Joel (BEL, KTM) 18 - 16 - 34
  7. Aubin, Nicolas (FRA, Yamaha) 9 - 22 - 31
  8. Seistola, Matti (FIN, Honda) 11 - 14 - 25
  9. Simpson, Shaun (GBR, KTM) 16 - 9 - 25
  10. Guarneri, Davide (ITA, Yamaha) 12 - 8 - 20
  11. Frossard, Steven (FRA, Kawasaki) 14 - 5 - 19
  12. Boissiere, Anthony (FRA, KTM) 6 - 10 - 16
  13. Monni, Manuel (ITA, Yamaha) 10 - 6 - 16
  14. Osbourne, Zach (USA, Yamaha) 0 - 13 - 13
  15. Boog, Xavier (FRA, Suzuki) 1 - 12 - 13
  16. Sword, Stephen (GBR, Kawasaki) 8 - 0 - 8
  17. Verbruggen, Dennis (BEL, Yamaha) 0 - 7 - 7
  18. Millan, Francisco Jose (ESP, KTM) 7 - 0 - 7
  19. Brakke, Herjan (NED, Honda) 5 - 1 - 6
  20. Nicholls, Jake (GBR, Suzuki) 2 - 3 - 5
  21. Vijfeijken, Rob (NED, Yamaha) 0 - 4 - 4
  22. Dougan, Jason (GBR, Suzuki) 4 - 0 - 4
  23. Dominguez, Jordi Paez (NED, Honda) 3 - 0 - 3
  24. Lupino, Alessandro (ITA, Yamaha) 0 - 2 - 2

In the World Championship points standings

Philippaerts lost the Championship lead for the first time since he took the red plate in Portugal. As he dropped down to second Ramon took the lead and Coppins remained third. De Dycker and Barragan round off a close top five with a maximum gap of 31 points from the top.
Rattray is still on top of the MX2 Championship with Searle following from a 20 point distance. Injured Cairoli is third with Simpson and Goncalves rounding off the top five. Krestinov moved from 26th to 19th.

MX1 World Championship Classification:

  1. Ramon, Steve (BEL), 362 points
  2. Philippaerts, David (ITA), 360
  3. Coppins, Joshua (NZL), 345
  4. de Dycker, Ken (BEL), 336
  5. Barragan, Jonathan (ESP), 331
  6. Pourcel, Sebastien (FRA), 306
  7. Nagl, Maximilian (GER), 290
  8. Mackenzie, Billy (GBR), 257
  9. Leok, Tanel (EST), 245
  10. de Reuver, Marc (NED), 214
  11. Desalle, Clement (BEL), 190
  12. Priem, Manuel (BEL), 173
  13. Bill, Julien (SUI), 148
  14. Nemeth, Kornel (HUN), 139
  15. Leok, Aigar (EST), 118
  16. Brown, Mike (USA), 107
  17. Schiffer, Marcus (GER), 97
  18. Noble, James (GBR), 93
  19. Church, Tom (GBR), 72
  20. Boniface, Steve (FRA), 63

MX2 World Championship Classification:

  1. Rattray, Tyla (RSA), 452 points
  2. Searle, Tommy (GBR), 432
  3. Cairoli, Antonio (ITA), 357
  4. Simpson, Shaun (GBR), 312
  5. Goncalves, Rui (POR), 279
  6. Aubin, Nicolas (FRA), 274
  7. van Horebeek, Jeremy (BEL), 232
  8. Boog, Xavier (FRA), 224
  9. Frossard, Steven (FRA), 215
  10. Monni, Manuel (ITA), 203
  11. Sword, Stephen (GBR), 178
  12. Boissiere, Anthony (FRA), 174
  13. Musquin, Marvin (FRA), 173
  14. Guarneri, Davide (ITA), 153
  15. Tarroux, Jeremy (FRA), 140
  16. Roelants, Joel (BEL), 133
  17. Aranda, Gregory (FRA), 101
  18. Paulin, Gautier (FRA), 95
  19. Krestinov, Gert (EST), 73
  20. Nunn, Carl (GBR), 73

Veterans' World Cup:

Toine van Dijk, the winner of the opening round in Bellpuig, took also the final round of the Veterans’ World Cup as he won both moto’s at Lommel. The Dutchman topped the overall from home riders Jan Blancquaert and Peter Iven, who became the eventual World Cup winner. Blancquaert took two second places as an injured Iven –he had a torn muscle in his arm- was third twice. British countrymen Greg Hanson and Dave Thorpe rounded off the top five.
Podium Veterans' World Cup / Photo by: Youthstream
Podium Veterans' World Cup / Photo by: Youthstream

Event Results Veterans' World Cup, Lommel:

  1. van Dijk, Toine (NED, Suzuki) 25 - 25 - 50 points
  2. Blancquaert, Jan (BEL, Kawasaki) 22 - 22 - 44
  3. Iven, Peter (BEL, Kawasaki) 20 - 20 - 40
  4. Hanson, Greg (GBR, CCM) 16 - 18 - 34
  5. Thorpe, Dave (GBR, Honda) 18 - 16 - 34
  6. Jacobs, Chris (BEL, Suzuki) 14 - 15 - 29
  7. Eastwood, Scott (GBR, Honda) 15 - 13 - 28
  8. Gabriel, Erwin (BEL, Yamaha) 13 - 14 - 27
  9. Moller Ebbesen, Soren (DEN, Suzuki) 10 - 12 - 22
  10. Aerts, Johan (BEL, Yamaha) 11 - 11 - 22
  11. Bergsma, Peter (NED, KTM) 12 - 8 - 20
  12. Mironovs, Janis (LAT, KTM) 8 - 10 - 18
  13. Godfroid, Thierry (BEL, Kawasaki) 9 - 9 - 18
  14. Sun, Chuck (USA, Honda) 7 - 6 - 13
  15. Feldmanis, Maris (LAT, Kawasaki) 5 - 7 - 12
  16. Gajser, Bogomir (SLO, KTM) 3 - 4 - 7
  17. Mellendijk, Albert (NED, KTM) 6 - 0 - 6
  18. House, Terry (GBR, Suzuki) 0 - 5 - 5
  19. Dokoupil, Petr (CZE, Yamaha) 2 - 3 - 5
  20. Makarov, Jyri (EST, Honda) 4 - 0 - 4
  21. Casas, Leandre (ESP, Kawasaki) 1 - 2 - 3
  22. Silvester, Maek (GBR, Yamaha) 0 - 1 - 1

Veterans' World Cup Classification:

  1. Iven, Peter (BEL), 122 points
  2. van Dijk, Toine (NED), 117
  3. Thorpe, Dave (GBR), 102
  4. Blancquaert, Jan (BEL), 100
  5. Hanson, Greg (GBR), 85
  6. Eastwood, Scott (GBR), 85
  7. Godfroid, Thierry (BEL), 81
  8. Jacobs, Chris (BEL), 81
  9. Mironovs, Janis (LAT), 54
  10. Bergsma, Peter (NED), 43
  11. Simon, Regis (FRA), 41
  12. Sun, Chuck (USA), 41
  13. House, Terry (GBR), 35
  14. Makarov, Jyri (EST), 33
  15. Gabriel, Erwin (BEL), 27
  16. Ducis, Normunds (LAT), 26
  17. Feldmanis, Maris (LAT), 26
  18. Dokoupil, Petr (CZE), 24
  19. Moller Ebbesen, Soren (DEN), 22
  20. Aerts, Johan (BEL), 22
Source: Press release Youthstream
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