Motocross

Gajser and Herlings notch up more wins at British GP

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Tim Gajser and Jeffrey Herlings have extended their points lead in the MX1 and MX2 classes respectivly with the championship leaders putting in another dominate performance at the eleventh round of the FIM Motocross World Championship at Matterley Basin.

In the MX1 class, Honda Gariboldi‰Ûªs Tim Gajser continues to excel with yet another double moto victory, which sealed the deal on his sixth grand prix win of the season.

Since Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing‰Ûªs Romain Febvre didn‰Ûªt race following a huge qualifying race crash and will be sitting out next weekend's Fullback MXGP of Lombardia-Italy as well, Gajser now has a commanding lead in the championship. He 74 points ahead of Febvre who took a massive blow to his title defence this weekend and is now only 3 points clear of Antonio Cairoli.
The MX1 class gets underway
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing‰Ûªs Max Nagl once again occupied the second step on the podium with a third and seventh enough to get the German on the box.

‰ÛÏIt was a pretty good weekend," Nagl said, "I always enjoy coming to the British GP and especially this track. I got a good start in the qualifying race and finished second so I earned a good gate pick for the final motos. In the opening race I didn‰Ûªt manage to get a good start.

"I was seventh or eight and spent most of the race stuck behind Van Horebeek," Nagl continued, "I was faster than him but couldn‰Ûªt find a place to pass, so I settled for seventh. We made some changes with my bike between the motos. We changed gearing and it worked to our advantage. I got a massive holeshot in moto two and then put five really intense laps in to make a small gap of almost six seconds. When the rain started coming down I had to slow down a bit and Gajser passed me. I was surprised with getting second overall. But we‰Ûªve got so many fourth places this season so I guess we deserved to be on the podium this time.‰Û
MX1 winner Tim Gajser
Team HRC‰Ûªs Gautier Paulin had one of the gnarliest crashes of the season at his home grand prix in France two weeks ago when he was rag dolled off of his bike on a high-speed downhill. Amazingly, he is okay! In fact more than okay it would seem since he bounced back with vengeance today for third overall, his second podium appearance this season.

"Especially after the French GP, it‰Ûªs a great way to come back," Paulin said, "Yesterday wasn‰Ûªt my day as I was struggling a little but we worked hard with the team and did a good job to come back really strong today. The qualifying race was pretty terrible for me, but today was another day and we‰Ûªve been good all day. The first moto was ok but the second race was good. I spent too much time behind Butron and I used too much of my goggle roll-offs with the conditions, but I‰Ûªm pleased with third and to be back on the podium again.‰Û
Jeffrey Herlings took his tenth double win for the season in the MX2 class
Red Bull KTM Factory Racing‰Ûªs Pauls Jonass had a ‰Û÷mare‰Ûª in qualifying yesterday! He got off to a rough start and in his rush to move forward he landed on a crashed rider and went into the fence. After freeing up his bike, he rejoined the race but crashed again and only crossed the line in twenty-fourth. With that said, a piece of silverware with third overall today at the Fullback MX2 grand prix of Great Britain is a result he was proper pumped with.

Team Suzuki World MX2‰Ûªs Jeremy Seewer has definitely upped his game this year and it won‰Ûªt be too long before his results reflect his speed. As an indication of how fast he is, the Swiss rider set the fastest lap of the weekend in MX2 and chalked up his first Tag Heuer Fastest Lap point.

‰ÛÏIt was a positive weekend and I showed some really good speed yesterday and I think I had the fastest lap-time in the first moto," Seewer reflected, "We still need to work on the start because we have a new issue to solve as I struggled a bit just coming out of the gate. It seems like we have enough power I need to maintain it and really use it. Anyway it was good for the championship. Jeffrey won again and he wasn't 100% so I hope there might be another occasion where we can fight and try to beat him this year.‰Û
Kawasaki's Dylan Ferrandis finished second in the MX2 class and moved to sixth in the championship.
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing‰Ûªs pair of Brits Max Anstie and Conrad Mewse were both impressive this weekend. Anstie had the fans going mad when he won the Qualifier yesterday while Mewse had them singing in race one when he pushed the Red Bull KTM stars pretty much all the way to the flag. Anstie bounced back from his first race shocker to finish fourth in race two, even though he almost de-knackered himself when he cased the quad massively. An eighth in race one, meant the poleman would only finish fifth overall while his teammate and fellow countryman went 5 ‰ÛÒ 9 for seventh.

MXGP Race 1 Top Ten:
1. Tim Gajser (SLO, Honda), 35:27.708
2. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), +0:05.864
3. Valentin Guillod (SUI, Yamaha), +0:09.678
4. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, Honda), +0:15.214
5. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Honda), +0:17.550
6. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL, Yamaha), +0:20.714
7. Maximilian Nagl (GER, Husqvarna), +0:24.515
8. Tommy Searle (GBR, Kawasaki), +0:34.354
9. Jordi Tixier (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:37.237
10. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, KTM), +0:52.873.

MXGP Race 2 Top Ten:
1. Tim Gajser (SLO, Honda), 34:12.109
2. Maximilian Nagl (GER, Husqvarna), +0:09.095
3. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Honda), +0:18.031
4. Clement Desalle (BEL, Kawasaki), +0:25.931
5. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, Honda), +0:42.948
6. Jordi Tixier (FRA, Kawasaki), +1:00.390
7. Valentin Guillod (SUI, Yamaha), +1:02.316
8. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL, Yamaha), +1:15.080
9. Jose Butron (ESP, KTM), +1:24.099
10. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), +1:32.758.

MXGP Overall Top Ten:
1. Tim Gajser (SLO, HON), 50 points
2. Maximilian Nagl (GER, HUS), 36 points
3. Gautier Paulin (FRA, HON), 36 points
. 4. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, HON), 34points
. 5. Valentin Guillod (SUI, YAM), 34 points
6. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 33 points
7. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL, YAM), 28 points
8. Jordi Tixier (FRA, KAW), 27 points
9. Clement Desalle (BEL, KAW), 22points
10. Jose Butron (ESP, KTM), 20 points

MXGP Championship Top Ten:
1. Tim Gajser (SLO, HON), 482 points
2. Romain Febvre (FRA, YAM), 408 points
3. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 405 points
4. Maximilian Nagl (GER, HUS), 378 points
5. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, HON), 367points
6. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL, YAM), 321 points
7. Valentin Guillod (SUI, YAM), 242 points
8. Shaun Simpson (GBR, KTM), 212 points
9. Kevin Strijbos (BEL, SUZ), 204 points
10. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, KTM), 201 points

MX2 Race 1 Top Ten:
1. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 35:46.252
2. Dylan Ferrandis (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:21.065
3. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, Suzuki), +0:22.499
4. Pauls Jonass (LAT, KTM), +0:23.118
5. Conrad Mewse (GBR, Husqvarna), +0:43.709
6. Thomas Covington (USA, Husqvarna), +0:48.849
7. Aleksandr Tonkov (RUS, Yamaha), +0:53.500
8. Max Anstie (GBR, Husqvarna), +1:08.299
9. Petar Petrov (BUL, Kawasaki), +1:16.687
10. Brian Bogers (NED, KTM), +1:28.52.

MX2 Race 2 Top Ten:
1. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 35:55.411
2. Dylan Ferrandis (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:22.944
3. Pauls Jonass (LAT, KTM), +0:27.051
4. Max Anstie (GBR, Husqvarna), +0:34.536
5. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, Suzuki), +0:39.396
6. Aleksandr Tonkov (RUS, Yamaha), +0:50.794
7. Brian Bogers (NED, KTM), +1:15.116
8. Jorge Zaragoza (ESP, Honda), +1:26.051
9. Conrad Mewse (GBR, Husqvarna), +1:29.100
10. Iker Larranaga Olano (ESP, KTM), +1:34.007.

MX2 Overall Top Ten:
1. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 50 points
2. Dylan Ferrandis (FRA, KAW), 44 points
3. Pauls Jonass (LAT, KTM), 38 points
4. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, SUZ), 36 points
. 5. Max Anstie (GBR, HUS), 31 points
6. Aleksandr Tonkov (RUS, YAM), 29 points
7. Conrad Mewse (GBR, HUS), 28 points
8. Brian Bogers (NED, KTM), 25 points
9. Iker Larranaga Olano (ESP, KTM), 21 points
10. Thomas Covington (USA, HUS), 19 points

MX2 Championship Top Ten:
1. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 547 points
2. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, SUZ), 399 points
3. Pauls Jonass (LAT, KTM), 370 points
4. Aleksandr Tonkov (RUS, YAM), 298 points
5. Benoit Paturel (FRA, YAM), 293 points
6. Dylan Ferrandis (FRA, KAW), 273 points
7. Max Anstie (GBR, HUS), 258 points
8. Samuele Bernardini (ITA, TM), 244 points
9. Petar Petrov (BUL, KAW), 242 points
10. Vsevolod Brylyakov (RUS, KAW), 209 points

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