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Romain Febvre Claims His Maiden MX2 MXGP Win, Tixier Closes in On Herlings

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Romain Febvre Claims His Maiden MX2 MXGP Win, Tixier Closes in On Herlings
Wilvo Nestaan Husqvarna Factory Racing‰Ûªs Romain Febvre has taken his maiden MX2 world championship overall round win at the 16th round of the 2014 Championship held in Brazil.

It has taken almost an entire season but the gritty Frenchman was able to race to the overall round win despite battling illness.

Febvre was impressive this weekend, particularly in race one when he sealed the deal on his first ever race victory. Race two was not so straightforward as he was forced to battle an overwhelming sense of queasiness that saw him vomit while riding, but nonetheless, he kept looking forward and fought to the finish to be rewarded with is first ever Grand Prix overall.

‰ÛÏThis is an incredible moment for me." Febvre exclaimed. "I won my first race and took my first overall result ‰ÛÒ it‰Ûªs fantastic.

"I‰Ûªve been really sick and I honestly didn‰Ûªt expect to show this form. During the races I could hardly breathe, I was even sick ‰ÛÒ it was really hard. Race one was perfect ‰ÛÒ a start to finish victory.

"Maybe nerves got the better of me at the beginning of race two or maybe it was the sickness because I was slow to get going. I had to dig deep at the end of the race but when I crossed the finish line in third it felt amazing to know I was the overall winner.

"A massive thanks to the Husqvarna, the Wilvo Nestaan team and my family for helping me achieve this important result.‰Û
Romain Febvre Claims His Maiden MX2 MXGP Win, Tixier Closes in On Herlings
With the MX2 title still in his sights, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing‰Ûªs Jordi Tixier did enough to take valuable points with a fourth in Brail - credit" Ray Archer
With the MX2 title still in his sights, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing‰Ûªs Jordi Tixier did enough to take valuable points today with a fourth and fifth for fourth overall and will head into the final round of the year just 23 points behind Herlings who is currently sidelined with a broken femur.

‰ÛÏIn the first moto I had a really bad start, I think I was last going around the first corner but in the end I came back to fifth." Tixier explained. "My feeling was not so good on the track but I took a better start in the second moto. Then when I tried to push I made a mistake.

"Fourth place was not the result I was hoping for and I was not on the box, but I still got some points for the championship and there‰Ûªs still one more round to go.‰Û
Romain Febvre Claims His Maiden MX2 MXGP Win, Tixier Closes in On Herlings
Brazil MX2 Podium - Credit: J.P. Acevedo
MX2 Brazil Overall Top Ten: 1. Romain Febvre (FRA, HUS), 45 points
2. Dylan Ferrandis (FRA, KAW), 44 points
3. Tim Gajser (SLO, HON), 39 points
4. Jordi Tixier (FRA, KTM), 34 points
5. Valentin Guillod (SUI, KTM), 33 points
6. Arnaud Tonus (SUI, KAW), 33 points
7. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, SUZ), 27 points
8. Christophe Charlier (FRA, YAM), 27 points
9. Julien Lieber (BEL, KTM), 25 points
10. Max Anstie (GBR, YAM), 21 points

MX2 World Championship After Round 16 of 17: 1. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 594 points
2. Jordi Tixier (FRA, KTM), 571 points
3. Romain Febvre (FRA, HUS), 534 points
4. Dylan Ferrandis (FRA, KAW), 511 points
5. Tim Gajser (SLO, HON), 487 points
6. Arnaud Tonus (SUI, KAW), 422 points
7. Valentin Guillod (SUI, KTM), 412 points
8. Aleksandr Tonkov (RUS, HUS), 384 points
9. Jose Butron (ESP, KTM), 345 points
10. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, SUZ), 328 points

Top Image: Romain Febvre on his way to his maiden MX2 overall round win

Credit: J.P. Acevedo

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