Tony Cairoli enjoys his success. Ray Archer photo
Taking victory at the Grand Prix of Lombardia, Antonio Cairoli wrote a new page in Motocross history as he collected the maiden Grand Prix win of a 350cc machine in the likes of the KTM 350SXF. Clement Desalle and Max Nagl completed the MX1 podium.
Marvin Musquin took his fourth consecutive heat win to win the Grand Prix from Ken Roczen and Jeffrey Herlings.
Red Bull KTM Factory Racing MX1’s Cairoli walked away from Mantova with his first 450 GP win of the season and with the MX1 red plate which he snatched from teammate Max Nagl, winner in Bulgaria last weekend. Cairoli’s success marked the first ever triumph in a Motocross GP for the KTM 350 SX-F. The Italian recovered to second in moto one after a bad start but rode an impressive final heat, dominating from the start to the flag.
Rockstar Teka Suzuki World MX1’s Desalle took victory in the opening heat which he started leading after previous leader Philippaerts made a mistake and crashed. In the second moto instead he had to recover from the bottom of the top ten to a final fourth to secure the podium.
Third man on the rostrum was Red Bull KTM Factory Racing MX1’s Max Nagl who dropped down to second in the Championship. The German ended third twice in the heats.
Ken De Dycker.
Yamaha Monster Energy Ricci’s Ken De Dycker ended fourth overall ahead of a surprising Xavier Boog of Kawasaki Racing. The French MX1 debutant even took the holeshot in the second race.
Home rider David Philippaerts ended a bitter eighth. He was second in heat two, but a penalty in the first heat ?where he crashed and broke his exhaust pipe?saw him drop down to 19th.
The 350SXF gets to the first turn first. Ray Archer photo
450 OVERALL TOP TEN:
1. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 47 points;
2. Clement Desalle (BEL, Suzuki), 43 p.;
3. Maximilian Nagl (GER, KTM), 40 p.;
4. Ken de Dycker (BEL, Yamaha), 34 p.;
5. Xavier Boog (FRA, Kawasaki), 29 p.;
6. Jonathan Barragan (ESP, Kawasaki), 26 p.
7. Steve Ramon (BEL, Suzuki), 25 p.;
8. David Philippaerts (ITA, Yamaha), 24 p.;
9. Jimmy Albertson (USA, Honda), 23 p.;
10. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, Honda), 19 p.;
450 CHAMPIONSHIP TOP TEN POINTS:
1. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 88 points;
2. Maximilian Nagl (GER, KTM), 87 p.;
3. Clement Desalle (BEL, Suzuki), 79 p.;
4. Ken de Dycker (BEL, Yamaha), 65 p.;
5. David Philippaerts (ITA, Yamaha), 60 p.;
6. Steve Ramon (BEL, Suzuki), 59 p.;
7. Jonathan Barragan (ESP, Kawasaki), 56 p.;
8. Xavier Boog (FRA, Kawasaki), 54 p.;
9. Sebastien Pourcel (FRA, Kawasaki), 37 p.;
10. Josh Coppins (NZL, Aprilia), 37 p.;
Marvin Musquin of Red Bull KTM Factory Racing MX2 rolled to his fourth consecutive heat win to take another Grand Prix win. The defending 250 Champion has been incredible through the first two Grand Prix’s of 2010 and has only missed out on taking a pole so far.
Marvin Musquin. Ray Archer photo
Teka Suzuki’s Ken Roczen took a solid second place finish as he gave his best to chase Musquin for the overall win in heat one. Towards the last part of the race the German came close to Musquin, but could not move past him despite a dramatic last lap.
In the final moto instead it was teammate Jeffrey Herlings to worry Musquin. The 15-year-old Dutchman made up for his first heat crashes with a solid ride in the final heat, leading from the start to the penultimate lap, but made a mistake in the last lap due to tiredness. Musquin then passed and left Herlings in second, which was enough to secure the Dutchman his first career podium at only the second GP of his career.
Bike-it Cosworth Yamaha UK’s Zach Osborne was fourth overall courtesy of two good rides and Kawasaki CLS’ Frossard was fifth. The French was third in moto one despite a crash?due to a sudden stop of his engine? but crashed at the opening lap of the final heat.
Jeffrey Herlings gets it flat. Ray Archer photo
250 OVERALL TOP TEN:
1. Marvin Musquin (FRA, KTM), 50 points;
2. Ken Roczen (GER, Suzuki), 42 p.;
3. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 37 p.;
4. Zach Osborne (USA, Yamaha), 32 p.;
5. Steven Frossard (FRA, Kawasaki), 31 p.;
6. Arnaud Tonus (SUI, Suzuki), 28 p.;
7. Shaun Simpson (GBR, KTM), 27 p.;
8. Jake Nicholls (GBR, KTM), 23 p.;
9. Jeremy van Horebeek (BEL, Kawasaki), 21 p.;
10. Harri Kullas (FIN, Yamaha), 20 p.;
250 CHAMPIONSHIP TOP TEN POINTS:
1. Marvin Musquin (FRA, KTM), 100 points;
2. Ken Roczen (GER, Suzuki), 86 p.;
3. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 72 p.;
4. Steven Frossard (FRA, Kawasaki), 69 p.;
5. Arnaud Tonus (SUI, Suzuki), 62 p.;
6. Zach Osborne (USA, Yamaha), 59 p.;
7. Shaun Simpson (GBR, KTM), 53 p.;
8. Jeremy van Horebeek (BEL, Kawasaki), 52 p.;
9. Jake Nicholls (GBR, KTM), 47 p.;
10. Harri Kullas (FIN, Yamaha), 39 p.;