GP OF GREAT BRITAIN MOTOCROSS
22 August 2011
Source from Pascal Haudiquert
Tommy Searle and Gautier Paulin both scored another podium alongside Ken Roczen on his way to his first World title. While Clément Desalle was forced to miss the last rounds of the series due to a shoulder injury sustained one week ago in a Belgian championship race, losing all his chances in the series, Christophe Pourcel was back to his best in his third GP since his comeback in the European scene.
Fastest rider in qualifications, the Frenchman enjoyed the wonderful layout of Matterley Basin to get his first podium since one year now.
“Since Loket we never stop working with the team; not so much on the bike as I was already happy with the settings, but I rode a lot of motos in practice to prepare the last three GPs. In the first race I had a nice battle with Steven (Frossard); I was trying to make a pass in several places but it wasn’t easy but in the end Steven made a mistake and it was great to win that race ! I didn’t want to take too many risks on the first lap of the second race and I was following Simpson but I made a stupid mistake on a table top and came up too short. I crashed and the bike was damaged, so I decided to stop and I was angry with myself for my mistake. I was on the way back to my car ready to leave the track when the team called me to come for another start; it was all a bit of a rush but we made it. I crashed a few times this weekend, but it was fun to race with Cairoli and Frossard, we had a really good speed and both were clean when we made the passes” he said.
With a fourth position Max Nagl consolidates his fourth position in the series and with Desalle out for the rest of the season the German can expect a final podium in the series. German Ken Roczen is closer to his first World title after his win in Great Britain, and he shares the podium with Tommy Searle, second of his home GP and Gautier Paulin back on the podium. Fifth of the event just a week after being crowned British champion, Arnaud Tonus remains fifth in the series with Max Anstie only eleven points behind him.
CLASSIFICATION MX1 CLASS
1. Cairoli (ITA, KTM)
2. Pourcel (FRA, Kawasaki), Scott Hustle goggle
3. Frossard (FRA, Yamaha)
4. Nagl (GER, KTM), Scott Hustle goggle
5. Anderson (GBR, Honda)
6.Barragan (SPA, Kawasaki), Scott Hustle goggle
7. Boissière (FRA, Yamaha)
8.Guarneri (ITA, Kawasaki)
9. Goncalves (POR, Honda)
10. Campano (SPA, Yamaha)
CLASSSIFICATION MX2 CLASS:
1. Roczen (GER, KTM)
2. Searle (GBR, Kawasaki), Scott Hustle goggle
3. Paulin (FRA, Yamaha), Scott Hustle goggle
4. Herlings (NED, KTM)
5. Tonus (SUI, Yamaha), Scott Hustle goggle
6. Nicholls (GBR, KTM)
7. Charlier (FRA, Yamaha)
8. Anstie (GBR, Kawasaki), Scott Hustle goggle
9. Tixier (FRA, KTM) 10. Roelants (BEL, KTM)