THOR Race Report

THOR RACEREPORT: TIXIER RETURNS TO PODIUM IN LOKET

Tyla Rattray raced to ninth place for the Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team in the Czech round of the FIM World MXGP Motocross Championship at the tricky Loket track in the north-west of the country

Steven Frossard was back to his real speed, but unfortunately was forced to renounce after a few laps of the qualifying session, as he felt intense pain in his knee due to a little piece of his meniscus. Steven will undergo minor surgery this week, and is expected to be back racing for the next GP in Lommel.

In only his third GP back in action Husqvarna Motorcycles’ Nathan Watson has ended the MXGP of the Czech Republic with two 10th place finishes for a career best 10th overall.

Well placed in the early stages of the first moto, Todd Waters was running eighth and steadily fighting his way forward until a crash, following a collision with another rider over a jump, put the Australian out of the race. Not fully recovered from his moto one crash, Waters finished moto two in 13th place.

Jordi Tixier strengthened his hopes of successfully defending the FIM World MX2 Motocross Championship title for the Monster Energy Kawasaki MX2 Racing Team with third place.

Teammate Petar Petrov was also impressive on his return to action after missing the last two GPs through injury; the Bulgarian finished sixth in each moto to earn fifth on the day despite a crash on the final lap of the opening moto when he missed a gear as he went for a pass which would have given him fourth place. Petar now has his sights on a world top ten ranking as the results have lifted him to within twelve points of that goal despite missing several rounds of the series.

Thomas Covington had his back to the wall in both GP motos after crashes left him with the finalchoice of gate, but the US teenager never gave up to finish twenty-fourth and seventeenth in the points-scoring races. He is now sixteenth in the series standings.

Race results:

MX GP

MXGP Race 1 Top Ten:

1. Romain Febvre (FRA, Yamaha), 35:06.583;
2. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, Honda), +0:09.363;
3. ClementDesalle (BEL, Suzuki), +0:12.260;
4. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL, Yamaha), +0:13.651;
5. Kevin Strijbos (BEL, Suzuki), +0:14.952;
6. Shaun Simpson (GBR, KTM), +0:32.926;
7. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Honda), +0:35.421;
8. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, Suzuki), +0:37.532;
9. Tommy Searle (GBR, KTM), +0:42.624;
10. Nathan Watson (GBR, Husqvarna), +0:47.118
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MXGP Race 2 Top Ten:

1. Romain Febvre (FRA, Yamaha), 35:24.379;
2. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, Honda), +0:05.230;
3. ClementDesalle (BEL, Suzuki), +0:07.968;
4. Kevin Strijbos (BEL, Suzuki), +0:10.308;
5. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL, Yamaha), +0:15.326;
6. Shaun Simpson (GBR, KTM), +0:21.997;
7. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Honda), +0:31.230;
8. Tyla Rattray (RSA, Kawasaki), +0:34.031;
9. Davide Guarneri (ITA, TM), +0:36.966;
10. Nathan Watson (GBR, Husqvarna), +0:44.246
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MXGP Overall Top Ten:

1. Romain Febvre (FRA, YAM), 50 points;
2. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, HON), 44 p.;
3. Clement Desalle (BEL, SUZ), 40 p.;
4. Kevin Strijbos (BEL, SUZ), 34 p.;
5. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL, YAM), 34 p.;
6. Shaun Simpson (GBR, KTM), 30 p.;
7. Gautier Paulin (FRA, HON), 28 p.;
8. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, SUZ), 23 p.;
9. Tyla Rattray (RSA, KAW), 22 p.;
10. Nathan Watson (GBR, HUS), 22 p.
...

MXGP Championship Top Ten:

1. Romain Febvre (FRA, YAM), 507 points;
2. Gautier Paulin (FRA, HON), 419 p.;
3. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 416 p.;
4. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, HON), 389 p.;
5. Maximilian Nagl (GER, HUS), 360 p.;
6. Clement Desalle (BEL, SUZ), 331 p.;
7. Shaun Simpson(GBR, KTM), 306 p.;
8. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL, YAM), 294 p.;
9. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, SUZ), 266 p.;
10. Kevin Strijbos (BEL, SUZ), 257 p.

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MX2

MX2 Race 1 Top Ten:

1. Max Anstie (GBR, Kawasaki), 35:30.895;
2. Valentin Guillod (SUI, Yamaha), +0:02.493;
3. Jordi Tixier (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:04.887;
4. Pauls Jonass (LAT, KTM), +0:14.885;
5. Benoit Paturel (FRA, Yamaha), +0:19.002;
6. Petar Petrov (BUL, Kawasaki), +0:25.674;
7. Julien Lieber (BEL, Yamaha), +0:27.789;
8. Roberts Justs (LAT, KTM), +0:39.944;
9. Brent Van doninck (BEL, Yamaha), +0:41.393;
10. Ivo Monticelli (ITA, KTM), +0:45.660.
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MX2 Race 2 Top Ten:

1. Valentin Guillod (SUI, Yamaha), 33:51.527;
2. Tim Gajser (SLO, Honda), +0:06.630;
3. Pauls Jonass (LAT, KTM), +0:17.841;
4. Benoit Paturel (FRA, Yamaha), +0:19.020;
5. Jordi Tixier (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:21.207;
6. Petar Petrov (BUL, Kawasaki), +0:22.043;
7. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, Suzuki), +0:22.646;
8. Julien Lieber (BEL, Yamaha), +0:25.050;
9. Brent Van doninck (BEL, Yamaha), +0:28.311;
10. Brian Bogers (NED, KTM), +0:45.160.
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MX2 Overall Top Ten:

1. Valentin Guillod (SUI, YAM), 47 points;
2. Pauls Jonass (LAT, KTM), 38 p.;
3. Jordi Tixier (FRA, KAW), 36 p.;
4. Benoit Paturel (FRA, YAM), 34 p.;
5. Petar Petrov (BUL, KAW), 30 p.;
6. Julien Lieber (BEL, YAM), 27 p.;
7. Max Anstie (GBR, KAW), 25 p.;
8. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, SUZ), 24 p.;
9. Brent Van doninck (BEL, YAM), 24 p.;
10. Tim Gajser (SLO, HON), 22 p.
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MX2 Championship Top Ten:

1. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 423 points;
2. Tim Gajser (SLO, HON), 399 p.;
3. Valentin Guillod (SUI, YAM), 399 p.;
4. Pauls Jonass (LAT, KTM), 389 p.;
5. Jordi Tixier (FRA, KAW), 370 p.;
6. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, SUZ), 369 p.;
7. Max Anstie (GBR, KAW), 337 p.;
8. Julien Lieber (BEL, YAM), 305 p.;
9. Aleksandr Tonkov (RUS, HUS), 256 p.;
10. Benoit Paturel (FRA, YAM), 236 p.
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