Thor Race Report

Thor race report: Desalle earns his seventh podium of the season in Bulgaria.

As the FIM MXGP series starts to enter the home stretch, round 17 of the 20 round series has taken man and machine to the amazing Gorna Rositza Circuit in Sevlievo, Bulgaria.

Thor’s Clement Desalle has once again showed his consistency with a 3-4 result to give him his 7th podium of the season.   Starting moto 1, in third, Desalle shadowed Tim Gasjer for most of the 30 min + 2 lap race. He also managed to keep a comfortable gap over Romain Febvre and with Herlings out front, he settled for third spot. Team-mate Juilen Lieber was enjoying a fantastic ride as he held off Antonio Cairoli for most of the moto to finish 7th.
Lieber and Gajser collided in the first turn of moto 2 with the Belgian coming off second best. He would retire after another get off sidelined him for the day. Desalle avoided the first turn mayhem and placed himself in 4th for the entire moto to secure 3rd overall for the GP.

With no time to rest, riders and teams travel to Turkey for the first time to the Afyon Motor Sports Center, located approximately 400km South of Istanbul, which will host round 18 on the 1-2 September.

Race results:

MXGP Race 1 Top Ten:
1. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 35:25.270;
2. Tim Gajser (SLO, Honda), +0:15.942;
3. Clement Desalle (BEL, Kawasaki), +0:21.352;
4. Romain Febvre (FRA, Yamaha), +0:32.744;
5. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Husqvarna), +0:34.895;
6. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL, Yamaha), +0:36.747;
7. Julien Lieber (BEL, Kawasaki), +0:41.023;
8. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), +0:57.391;
9. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, KTM), +1:06.591;
10. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, Yamaha), +1:13.023.
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MXGP Race 2 Top Ten:
1. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 35:21.881;
2. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), +0:14.366;
3. Tim Gajser (SLO, Honda), +0:25.658;
4. Clement Desalle (BEL, Kawasaki), +0:34.633;
5. Romain Febvre (FRA, Yamaha), +0:44.829;
6. Max Anstie (GBR, Husqvarna), +0:47.752;
7. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, KTM), +0:50.922;
8. Tommy Searle (GBR, Kawasaki), +0:54.196;
9. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Husqvarna), +0:54.943;
10. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, Yamaha), +0:57.488.
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MXGP Overall Top Ten:
1. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 50 points;
2. Tim Gajser (SLO, HON), 42 p.;
3. Clement Desalle (BEL, KAW), 38 p.;
4. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 35 p.;
5. Romain Febvre (FRA, YAM), 34 p.;
6. Gautier Paulin (FRA, HUS), 28 p.;
7. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, KTM), 26 p.;
8. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL, YAM), 23 p.;
9. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, YAM), 22 p.;
10. Tommy Searle (GBR, KAW), 21 p.
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MXGP Championship Top Ten:
1. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 783 points;
2. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 710 p.;
3. Clement Desalle (BEL, KAW), 581 p.;
4. Tim Gajser (SLO, HON), 549 p.;
5. Romain Febvre (FRA, YAM), 544 p.;
6. Gautier Paulin (FRA, HUS), 483 p.;
7. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, KTM), 446 p.;
8. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, YAM), 393 p.;
9. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL, YAM), 373 p.;
10. Max Anstie (GBR, HUS), 313 p.
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