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International MX News : MX / SX World Championships
29.09.2008 62nd edition of the Red Bull Motocross of Nations - Results

USA's winning streak reaches 19th Chamberlain Trophy

A very exciting 62nd edition of the Motocross of Nations was won by Team USA for the 19th time in their history as James Stewart (MX1), Ryan Villopoto (MX2) and Tim Ferry (Open) rode strong throughout the three heats. Villopoto and Ferry also took the MX2 and Open Individual Overall wins with Stewart missing the MX1 win because of a final heat crash.
62nd edition of the Red Bull Motocross of  Nations - Podium / Photo by: Youthstream
62nd edition of the Red Bull Motocross of Nations - Podium / Photo by: Youthstream
The French Team took second on the podium with Sebastien Pourcel snatching also the MX1 Individual Overall win from Stewart courtesy of his final heat triumph. Nicolas Aubin rode solid in the Open class with Anthony Boissiere damaging his front tyre in heat two.
Team Belgium rounded off the podium with MX1 rider Ken de Dycker, MX2 rider Jeremy van Horebeek and Open class rider Steve Ramon. Great Britain dropped down from a virtual third to fourth after Billy Mackenzie made a mistake in heat three as Italy rounded off the top five. 60,000 spectators turned out to watch the event at Donington Park.

Heat 1 (MX1 + MX2)

Start Heat 1 / Photo by: Youthstream
Start Heat 1 / Photo by: Youthstream
Philippaerts took the holeshot to lead for the first two laps. Stewart came back to the Italian’s tail until he moved past and cruised to the eventual victory. After a crash in the opening lap Pourcel recovered to second but once he came closer to Stewart the American stepped up the pace leaving Pourcel behind in second. Philippaerts and Barragan battled it out for third with the MX1 World Champion taking the honours as Spain’s Barragan ended fourth. Switzerland’s Bill was a solid fifth as Villopoto took tenth after an early crash saw him restart from the back of the pack. Great Britain was a sixth and a ninth with Mackenzie and Searle.

Results Heat 1 (MX1 + MX2):

  1. Stewart, James (USA)
  2. Pourcel, Sebastien (FRA)
  3. Philippaerts, David (ITA)
  4. Barragan, Jonathan (ESP)
  5. Bill, Julien (SUI)
  6. Mackenzie, Billy (GBR)
  7. Coppins, Joshua (NZL)
  8. de Dycker, Ken (BEL)
  9. Searle, Tommy (GBR)
  10. Villopoto, Ryan (USA)
  11. Boissiere, Anthony (FRA)
  12. Reed, Chad (AUS)
  13. Nagl, Maximilian (GER)
  14. Monni, Manuel (ITA)
  15. Campano, Carlos (ESP)
  16. van Horebeek, J. (BEL)
  17. Metcalfe, Brett (AUS)
  18. Tonus, Arnaud (SUI)
  19. Pyrhonen, Antti (FIN)
  20. Bradshaw, Neville (RSA)
  21. Facciotti, Colton (CAN)
  22. Krestinov, Gert (EST)
  23. Kullas, Harri (FIN)
  24. Rattray, Tyla (RSA)
  25. Columb, Scott (NZL)
  26. Nunes da Silva, L. (BRA)
  27. Arai, Hiroaki (JPN)
  28. Chittaro, Manuel (GER)
  29. Klein Kromhof, Ceriel (NED)
  30. Freibergs, Lauris (LAT)
  31. Garcia Matos, W. (BRA)
  32. Medaglia, Tyler (CAN)
  33. de Reuver, Marc (NED)
  34. Larsen, Nikolaj (DEN)
  35. Gieger, Tarah (PUR)
  36. Leok, Tanel (EST)
  37. Karro, Matiss (LAT)
  38. Kitai, Yoshiki (JPN)

Heat 2 (MX2 + Open)

Ryan Villopoto (USA) / Photo by: Youthstream
Ryan Villopoto (USA) / Photo by: Youthstream
A rainy second heat saw Cooper take the holeshot for team New Zealand but USA’s Villopoto got off to a great start as well to move past Cooper by the end of lap one. The American pulled away to win his only moto of the day as Cooper faced Boissiere’s attacks until the Frenchman passed. Later on the Frenchman broke his front tyre and went through the pit-lane for a quick check. He rejoined the race in 18th place. Cooper found himself back in second when Boissiere went out but Ramon charged to snatch the runner up spot. The New Zealander was also passed by Great Britain’s Searle becoming the only home rider to take a top three finish in this Red Bull Motocross of Nations. Cooper was an eventual fourth ahead of Italy’s Salvini and Puerto Rico’s Osborne recovering to sixth after a crash at the start.

Results Heat 2 (MX2 + Open)

  1. Villopoto, Ryan (USA)
  2. Ramon, Steve (BEL)
  3. Searle, Tommy (GBR)
  4. Cooper, Cody (NZL)
  5. Salvini, Alex (ITA)
  6. Osborne, Zach (PUR)
  7. Aubin, Nicolas (FRA)
  8. Byrne, Michael (AUS)
  9. Ferry, Tim (USA)
  10. Metcalfe, Brett (AUS)
  11. Monni, Manuel (ITA)
  12. Jorge Balbi, Antonio (BRA)
  13. van Horebeek, J. (BEL)
  14. Campano, Carlos (ESP)
  15. Simpson, Shaun (GBR)
  16. Laansoo, Juss (EST)
  17. Klatt, Dusty (CAN)
  18. Boissiere, Anthony (FRA)
  19. Seistola, Matti (FIN)
  20. Lozano, Alvaro (ESP)
  21. Tonus, Arnaud (SUI)
  22. Medaglia, Tyler (CAN)
  23. Karro, Matiss (LAT)
  24. Kullas, Harri (FIN)
  25. Rattray, Tyla (RSA)
  26. Chittaro, Manuel (GER)
  27. Brakke, Herjan (NED)
  28. Siegl, Daniel (GER)
  29. Jorgensen, Rasmus (DEN)
  30. Fitzgerald, Kerim (RSA)
  31. Wicht, Gregory (SUI)
  32. Livs, Davis (LAT)
  33. Garcia Matos, W. (BRA)
  34. Krestinov, Gert (EST)
  35. Gieger, Tarah (PUR)
  36. Kojima, Yohei (JPN)
  37. Kitai, Yoshiki (JPN)
  38. Columb, Scott (NZL)
  39. Larsen, Nikolaj (DEN)

Heat 3 (MX1 + Open)

Sebastien Pourcel (FRA) / Photo by: Youthstream
Sebastien Pourcel (FRA) / Photo by: Youthstream
Pourcel led the pack into turn one with Stewart moving past him before the end of lap one. The Kawasaki duo ran away from the rest of the field following with a five second gap already after the first five minutes of racing. Pourcel moved past Stewart then the American took the lead again leaving Pourcel behind. With only a couple of minutes to go Stewart made a mistake and crashed; he was an eventual 23rd as Ferry brought the bike home in fifth saving team USA’s win. Philippaerts ended right ahead of Stewart in 22nd as he also crashed with team Italy losing their podium chance. Pourcel was the eventual winner ahead of Leok making up for the mechanical failure of heat one. Nagl was third for Germany followed by Belgian De Dycker. It was a dramatic finale for home team Great Britain with Mackenzie crashing out when he was fifth; the squad dropped down the rankings as Mackenzie ended 11th.

Results Heat 3 (MX1 + Open)

  1. Pourcel, Sebastien (FRA)
  2. Leok, Tanel (EST)
  3. Nagl, Maximilian (GER)
  4. de Dycker, Ken (BEL)
  5. Ferry, Tim (USA)
  6. Coppins, Joshua (NZL)
  7. Bill, Julien (SUI)
  8. Reed, Chad (AUS)
  9. Barragan, Jonathan (ESP)
  10. Aubin, Nicolas (FRA)
  11. Mackenzie, Billy (GBR)
  12. Salvini, Alex (ITA)
  13. Simpson, Shaun (GBR)
  14. Ramon, Steve (BEL)
  15. Facciotti, Colton (CAN)
  16. Lozano, Alvaro (ESP)
  17. Seistola, Matti (FIN)
  18. Bradshaw, Neville (RSA)
  19. Jorge Balbi, Antonio (BRA)
  20. Pyrhonen, Antti (FIN)
  21. Cooper, Cody (NZL)
  22. Philippaerts, David (ITA)
  23. Stewart, James (USA)
  24. Osborne, Zach (PUR)
  25. Nunes da Silva, L. (BRA)
  26. Siegl, Daniel (GER)
  27. Kojima, Yohei (JPN)
  28. Freibergs, Lauris (LAT)
  29. Laansoo, Juss (EST)
  30. Livs, Davis (LAT)
  31. Wicht, Gregory (SUI)
  32. Jorgensen, Rasmus (DEN)
  33. Arai, Hiroaki (JPN)
  34. Fitzgerald, Kerim (RSA)
  35. Klatt, Dusty (CAN)
  36. Byrne, Michael (AUS)
  37. Brakke, Herjan (NED)
  38. de Reuver, Marc (NED)

Nations classification:

  1. USA (1 / 1 / 5 / 9 / 10 / 23) 26 points
  2. Frankreich (1 / 2 / 7 / 10 / 11 / 18) 31
  3. Belgien (2 / 4 / 8 / 13 / 14 / 16) 41
  4. Großbritannien (3 / 6 / 9 / 11 / 13 / 15) 42
  5. Italien (3 / 5 / 11 / 12 / 14 / 22) 45
  6. Australien (8 / 8 / 10 / 12 / 17 / 36) 55
  7. Spanien (4 / 9 / 14 / 15 / 16 / 20) 58
  8. Neuseeland (4 / 6 / 7 / 21 / 25 / 38) 63
  9. Schweiz (5 / 7 / 18 / 21 / 31 / 31) 82
  10. Deutschland (3 / 13 / 26 / 26 / 28 / 28) 96
  11. Finnland (17 / 19 / 19 / 20 / 23 / 24) 98
  12. Estland (2 / 16 / 22 / 29 / 34 / 36) 103
  13. Kanada (15 / 17 / 21 / 22 / 32 / 35) 107
  14. Brasilien (12 / 19 / 25 / 26 / 31 / 33) 113
  15. Südafrika (18 / 20 / 24 / 25 / 30 / 34) 117
  16. Lettland (23 / 28 / 30 / 30 / 32 / 37) 143
  17. Japan (27 / 27 / 33 / 36 / 37 / 38) 160
  18. Niederlande (27 / 29 / 33 / 37 / 38 / -) 164
  19. Puerto Rico (6 / 24 / 35 / 35 / - / -) 100
  20. Dänemark (29 / 32 / 34 / 39 / - / -) 134
Source: Press release Youthstream
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