Thor Race Report

THOR race report: Desalle secures podium at Spanish Red Sand MXGP.

Thor’s Clement Desalle has claimed his second MXGP podium of the season after a consistent performance at round 3 of the FIM MXGP series held in Spain at the jaw-dropping Red Sands facility.

Desalle’s 4-4 score places him 3rd in the championship standings within striking distance of championship rivals Cairoli and Herlings. Rookie team-mate, Julien Lieber posted a career best score ( 5-9) while showing impressive speed and stamina over both motos. The young Belgian has now entered the top 10 in the overall rankings in his rookie season in the MXGP class.

Evgeny Bobryshev was flanked by former MXGP winner Ken Dedycker who filled in for an injured Jordi Tixier. Bobryshev was part of a train of riders battling for a top ten spot. The Russian kept a strong pace to finish 12 in moto1. A crash at the start of the second moto left Bobryshev with an impossible task and he was only able to salvage 19th spot.

Round 4 will take place in Trentino, Italy on the 7-8 April at the picturesque Pietramurata circuit.

Race results:

MXGP Race 1 Top Ten:
1. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 34:52.260;
2. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), +0:04.693;
3. Romain Febvre (FRA, Yamaha), +0:12.061;
4. Clement Desalle (BEL, Kawasaki), +0:14.076;
5. Julien Lieber (BEL, Kawasaki), +0:25.080;
6. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, Yamaha), +0:26.294;
7. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Husqvarna), +0:35.890;
8. Tim Gajser (SLO, Honda), +0:41.653;
9. Maximilian Nagl (GER, TM), +0:47.206;
10. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL, Yamaha), +0:53.029
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MXGP Race 2 Top Ten:
1. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 34:23.638;
2. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), +0:01.830;
3. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Husqvarna), +0:23.498;
4. Clement Desalle (BEL, Kawasaki), +0:28.612;
5. Romain Febvre (FRA, Yamaha), +0:29.971;
6. Tim Gajser (SLO, Honda), +0:43.888;
7. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, KTM), +0:48.158;
8. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL, Yamaha), +0:50.046;
9. Julien Lieber (BEL, Kawasaki), +0:57.229;
10. Arminas Jasikonis (LTU, Honda), +1:15.708.
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MXGP Overall Top Ten:
1. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 50 points;
2. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 44 p.;
3. Clement Desalle (BEL, KAW), 36 p.;
4. Romain Febvre (FRA, YAM), 36 p.;
5. Gautier Paulin (FRA, HUS), 34 p.;
6. Tim Gajser (SLO, HON), 28 p.;
7. Julien Lieber (BEL, KAW), 28 p.;
8. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, KTM), 24 p.;
9. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL, YAM), 24 p.;
10. Maximilian Nagl (GER, TM), 22 p
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MXGP Championship Top Ten:
1. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 141 points;
2. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 141 p.;
3. Clement Desalle (BEL, KAW), 103 p.;
4. Romain Febvre (FRA, YAM), 101 p.;
5. Gautier Paulin (FRA, HUS), 98 p.;
6. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, KTM), 79 p.;
7. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL, YAM), 78 p.;
8. Maximilian Nagl (GER, TM), 60 p.;
9. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, YAM), 59 p.;
10. Julien Lieber (BEL, KAW), 54 p.
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