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Frenchman Romain Febvre Leads Home U.S Duo At Glen Helen GP

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The signature hills of Glen Helen made for an exciting and successful end to the most epic season of motocross ever, the 2015 FIM Motocross World Championship.

Stifling hot temperatures saw Yamaha Factory Racing Yamalube‰Ûªs Romain Febvre rise to yet another challenge for his eighth MXGP round overall win.

Yamaha Factory Racing Yamalube‰Ûªs Romain Febvre proved why he is the 2015 FIM Motocross World Champion once again this weekend when he won on a completely unfamiliar track in the fierce heat of California.

Febvre rebounded from mediocre starts in both races and charged to the front for a hard fought victory in race one and second place in race two after a small crash spoiled his shot at another perfect weekend.

With those scores Febvre, who was already crowned world champion at round 16 in Assen, The Netherlands, added another Grand Prix victory to his statistics and extended his points margin to 143 over fellow Frenchman Team HRC‰Ûªs Gautier Paulin, who is officially the 2015 vice FIM Motocross World Champion. Paulin‰Ûªs Team HRC teammate Evgeny Bobryshev is the 2015 MXGP bronze medalist.
Josh Grant gave his home fans something to cheer about winning the second moto at Glen Helen
Monster Energy Kawasaki‰Ûªs Josh Grant has cut so many laps around here he could almost ride with his eyes closed. Even though the track was prepared differently to what it usually is and it chopped up slightly different due to the European style of riding, the Californian native had his lines down and rode crazy fast this weekend to lock up second overall with a race win in the final moto. The legend Ryan Villopoto said during the commentary, ‰ÛÏJosh is riding great at the moment, he‰Ûªs on rails‰Û
Australian Todd Waters finished the 2015 World Motocross Championship in 9th position overall
The Australian and New Zealand rider had a mixed day with Ben Townley starting the day off on a positive foot, running as high as 7th in the first moto before finishing in 11th. The Kiwi then recorded a DNF after one lap of the second moto.

Todd Waters on his Factory Husqvarna had bike issues as he left the gate in race one, leaving him to work though to a 19th place finish before improving in race two finishing in 13th. Fellow Australian and Factory Husqvarna rider Dean Ferris almost mirrored Waters effort, coming through the field for 18th in moto one before finishing directly behind Waters in race two in 14th.

For MX Nationals champion Kirk Gibbs, his day started off in great fashion, running as high as 14th in the first moto before recording a DNF. He rebounded in the second moto to finish 16th just behind his fellow Aussies.

Kiwi Cody Cooper only contested the opening moto finishing in 25th position.



MXGP Overall Top Ten:
1. Romain Febvre (FRA, YAM), 47 points
2. Josh Grant (USA, KAW), 45 points
3. Cooper Webb (USA, YAM), 42 points
4. Dean Wilson (GBR, KTM), 32 points
5. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, SUZ), 30 points
6. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, HON), 28 points
7. Gautier Paulin (FRA, HON), 26 points
8. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL, YAM), 23 points
9. Tommy Searle (GBR, KTM), 20 points
10. Jason Anderson (USA, HUS), 18 points

MXGP Championship Top Ten:
1. Romain Febvre (FRA, YAM), 735 points
2. Gautier Paulin (FRA, HON), 592 points
3. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, HON), 567 points
4. Shaun Simpson (GBR, KTM), 481 points
5. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL, YAM), 449 points
6. Maximilian Nagl (GER, HUS), 442 points
7. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 432 points
8. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, SUZ), 423 points
9. Todd Waters (AUS, HUS), 354 points
10. Clement Desalle (BEL, SUZ), 331 points

Top Image: 2015 MXGP World Champion ended the season with a 2-1 result to take the round win

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