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RAPID RESULTS: DESALLE BEATS CAIROLI FOR THIRD TIME OUT OF NINE TRIES

June 1, 2014
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DESALLEFRANCR1405Clement Desalle (25) won both motos in France.

News Capsule: It is nice when someone else wins a race and, no matter how that happens, it adds a sense of drama to a Grand Prix season that has been a foregone conclusion since it started. Antonio Cairoli was winning both 450 motos, in France, but he had a serious case of the dropsies. His crashes in both motos allowed Clement Desalle to beat him for only the third time this year. Desalle is only 20 points back, so he is keeping Tony honest. The fourth place rider is 117 points back (which is four motos, plus 17 extra points).

Meanwhile in the 250 class it was more of the same old thing as Jeffrey Herlings was too much for the meager field of 250 riders. Herlings has a 45-point lead over Tonus (and that total comes even though he skipped the Brazilian GP). With only 23 riders in both the 250 and 450 French GPs, it doesn’t take a lot of math skills to realize that a rider who finishes 12th in a GP would statistically be a 23rd or 24th place rider in a competitive 40-man field. It won’t be long before the GPs won’t be able to fill a 20-man gate.

FRENCH GRAND PRIX RESULTS: 450 CLASS
1. Clement Desalle (Suz)………………….1-1
2. Jeremy Van Horebeek (Yam)……….3-2
3. Tony Cairoli (KTM)……………………..2-3
4. Steven Frossard (Kaw)…………………6-4
5. Evgeny Bobryshev (Hon)……………..5-5
6. Kevin Strijbos (Suz)…………………….4-13
7. Shaun Simpson (KTM)………………..8-10
8. Rui Goncalves (Yam)…………………..12-7
9. Matiss Karro (KTM)…………………….11-8
10. Davide Guarneri (TM)………………..10-9
Other notables: 11. Dennis Ulrich; 12. Tommy Searle; 13. Valentin Teillet; 14. Xavier Boog; 19. David Philippaerts; 20. Joel Roelants; 21. Ken De Dycker.

88152_Herlings_MXGP_2014_R09_RX_1275_3888Jeffrey Herlings and Arnaud Tonus went one-two again.

FRENCH GRAND PRIX RESULTS: 250 CLASS
1. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM) ……………..1-1
2. Arnaud Tonus (Kaw)…………………2-2
3. Jordi Tixier (KTM)……………………4-3
4. Romain Febvre (Hus)……………….5-4
5. Valentin Guillod (KTM)…………….3-9
6. Dylan Ferrandis (Kaw)……………..6-6
7. Tim Gajser (Hon)……………………..11-5
8. Jeremy Seewer (Suz)…………………9-7
9. Petar Petrov (Yam)…………………..10-8
10. Max Anstie (Yam)………………….7-13
Other notables: 11.Thomas Covington; 12. Aleksandr Tonkov; 13. Jose Butron; 14. Mel Pocock; 17. Kei Yamamoto; 19. Damian Graulus; 20. Maxime Desprey.

bobryshevFRANCEAfter not being allowed into Great Britain for the British GP last weekend, the French allowed Evgeny Bobryshev to race the French GP. Those French are good people.

450 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS STANDINGS
(After 9 of 17 races)
1. Tony Cairoli……………………393
2. Clement Desalle……………..373
3. Jeremy Van Horebeek…….358
4. Kevin Strijbos…………………276
5. Gautier Paulin…………………205
6. Steven Frossard……………..197
7. Shaun Simpson………………183
8. Evgeny Bobryshev………….168
9. Max Nagl……………………….166
10. Xavier Boog………………….159

250 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS STANDINGS
(After 9 of 17 races)
1. Jefffrey Herlings……………394
2. Arnaud Tonus……………….349
3. Romain Febvre…………….297
4. Jordi Tixier…………………..291
5. Dylan Ferrandis……………278
6. Tim Gajser……………………235
7. Aleksandr Tonkov…………216
8. Valentin Guillod……………205
9. Jose Butron………………….199
10. Glen Coldenhoff…………..176

 

Photos by Ray Archer, KTM, Honda and Suzuki

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