MOTOCROSS GP OF BRAZIL 2014
GP3 MOTOCROSS: BRAZIL
Arnaud Tonus leads the MX2 World Championship
The 2014 Grand Prix of Brazil is marked as a special day for Arnaud Tonus and for all Swiss fans. The CLS Kawasaki rider won his first ever GP and is leading the MX2 World Championship. Making history, Tonus is the first Swiss rider to win a MX2 GP.
Arnaud Tonus on the podium for his first place finish in Brazil.
Injured last weekend during a national race, previous World Championship leader Jeffrey Herlings didn’t race in the third round of the series in Brazil. This provided a great opportunity for his rivals to gain some ground in Beto Carrero. Going into the race with a heat win and a second place finish Arnaud Tonus was able to do just that, he secured the overall win and now holds the red plate as the new leader of the series. “What happened today didn't really sink in yet, as I won my first ever GP moto, my first GP overall and leading the World Championship for the first time in my life! For sure I knew that it was possible, but after the difficulties of the last two seasons my first goal was simply to reach a podium. In the first race it was difficult mentally and the race felt like it lasted for two hours, but I quickly made a gap and could control the race to the finish line. In the second race I had another good start, and found a good rhythm when I was third, but when I took over second place I started to ride a little tense as I knew that I had the chance to win the GP. I managed to pull myself together, stay focused and get the job done!” said a delighted Arnaud after the press conference. Fourth in the GP, Dylan Ferrandis is now third in the standings, only five points behind his teammate.
Dylan Ferrandis finished in 4th place in Brazil and is in third place overall.
Leader of the MXGP Championship, Antonio Cairoli won his second consecutive Grand Prix and holds a strong lead in the series. Belgian's Clement Desalle reached his second podium after Thailand. Placing second he is now sitting in fourth position in the World Championship, only one point away from the second spot.
Clement Desalle finished second and is in 4th place overall.
The racing will continue in Trentino, April 13th.
1.Cairoli (ITA, KTM)
2.Desalle (BEL, Suzuki) Scott athlete
3.Van Horebeek (BEL, Yamaha)
4.Paulin (FRA, Kawasaki)
5.Nagl (GER, Honda)
6.Goncalves (POR, Yamaha)
7.Waters (AUS, Husqvarna)
8.Strijbos (BEL, Suzuki)
9.Roelants (BEL, Honda)
10.Frossard (FRA, Kawasaki) Scott athlete
3.Van Horebeek, 112
1.Tonus (SWI, Kawasaki) Scott athlete
2.Coldenhoff (NED, Suzuki)
3.Anstie (GBR, Yamaha)
4.Ferrandis (FRA, Kawasaki) Scott athlete
5.Gajser (SLO, Honda)
6.Guillod (SWI, KTM)
7.Febvre (FRA, Husqvarna)
8.Tonkov (RUS, Husqvarna)
10.Butron (SPA, KTM)
4.Herlings (PB, KTM), 97