Desalle and Roczen rule the Monster Energy GP USA

SAN BERNARDINO (CA, USA), 15 May 2011 -- Clement Desalle got the red plate back thanks to his overall victory, while Max Nagl and Evgeny Bobryshev completed the podium respectively. In the MX2 class Ken Roczen got his second GP victory, Jeffrey Herlings was second and Tommy Searle got an eventual third place.

Clement Desalle had an excellent weekend in Glen Helen, obtaining the Lovemytime pole position award on Saturday and winning both races on Sunday. Max Nagl showed his great fitness and succeeded being second overall and Evgeny Bobryshev got an eventual overall third place and he obtained his maiden Grand Prix podium of his professional career.

Ken Roczen kept the red plate with a double win and his teammate Jeffrey Herlings got the overall second position. Tommy Searle was eventually on the third step of the podium tight in points with his teammate Max Anstie.

In the FIM Veterans World Cup, Matts Nilsson succeeded in getting the overall win ahead of Doug Dubach and Darryl King.

MX1
Rockstar Energy Suzuki World MX1's Clement Desalle got the perfect weekend in Glen Helen. After winning the qualifying race yesterday, Clement took the lead of both heats right at the very beginning and kept it until the end. The Belgian rider is very pleased to get the red plate back and he is now six points ahead of Max Nagl.

Red Bull Teka KTM Factory Racing MX1's Max Nagl succeeded in being on the podium, but it was not an easy weekend for the German. Nagl did not make very good starts this weekend and had to fight really hard from the back.

Third was Honda World Motocross' Evgeny Bobryshev thanks to his sixth and third result. It was the maiden podium for the Russian and it is definitely a good boost for his self-confidence. Bobryshev was not that good on the first race, but his good start in the second one and his consistency made him be at the top three.

Kevin Strijbos from Delta Suzuki team got a solid fourth position after his 4-5 result. The Belgian took the holeshot of the second heat and he missed the podium for only one point.

Red Bull Teka KTM Factory racing MX1's Antonio Cairoli completed the top five in Glen Helen. The Italian was second in the first race, but he was not that fortunate in the second one, as he was involved in a crash with Steven Frossard at the very beginning of the race. The Italian is now third in the Championship, 24 points behind the leader Clement Desalle.

Monster Energy Yamaha's David Philippaerts did not have very good starts in both heats, especially in the second one where he had to start from the 15th position. Philippaerts was finally sixth and he is now fifth in the point standings.

Rui Gonalves suffered some stomach problems this weekend and he could not give his 100%. However, after his 12th position in race two, Gonalves achieved a solid fourth place behind his teammate Evgeny Bobryshev.

Eighth was Jonathan Barragn, who was also not feeling very good this weekend due to some asthma problems. Ninth was Anthony Boissiere, who did an excellent first race taking the holeshot and finishing seventh. However, Boissiere did not have a good start in the second heat and he could only be 12th.

Home rider Christian Craig was the best US rider in the MX1 class after finishing tenth overall.

Steven Frossard was not fortunate at all this weekend; firstly he crashed during the last lap of race one when he was seventh and he then crashed with Antonio Cairoli at the opening lap of race two and he could only be 23rd. Frossard lost the leadership of the Championship and he is now fourth 32 points away from current leader Desalle.

Steve Ramon and Ken De Dycker could not finish race one and they finished 13th and 22nd respectively. Ramon was seventh in the second race, but De Dycker round out of fuel just some metres before the finish line and he was just 20th.

MX1 Race 1 top ten: 1. Clement Desalle (BEL, Suzuki), 41:30.376; ; 2. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), +0:02.908; 3. Maximilian Nagl (GER, KTM), +0:45.473; 4. Kevin Strijbos (BEL, Suzuki), +0:51.224; 5. David Philippaerts (ITA, Yamaha), +0:57.603; 6. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, Honda), +1:03.102; 7. Anthony Boissiere (FRA, Yamaha), +1:20.482; 8. Christian Craig (USA, Honda), +1:21.415; 9. Jonathan Barragan (ESP, Kawasaki), +1:36.743; 10. Steven Frossard (FRA, Yamaha), +1:48.422;

MX1 Race 2 top ten: 1. Clement Desalle (BEL, Suzuki), 43:24.372; ; 2. Maximilian Nagl (GER, KTM), +0:01.561; 3. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, Honda), +0:11.515; 4. Rui Goncalves (POR, Honda), +0:12.887; 5. Kevin Strijbos (BEL, Suzuki), +0:20.108; 6. Shaun Simpson (GBR, Honda), +0:30.121; 7. Steve Ramon (BEL, Suzuki), +0:34.060; 8. Jonathan Barragan (ESP, Kawasaki), +0:35.550; 9. David Philippaerts (ITA, Yamaha), +0:52.794; 10. Xavier Boog (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:56.262;

MX1 Overall top ten: 1. Clement Desalle (BEL, Suzuki), 50 points; 2. Maximilian Nagl (GER, KTM), 42 p.; 3. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, Honda), 35 p.; 4. Kevin Strijbos (BEL, Suzuki), 34 p.; 5. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 32 p.; 6. David Philippaerts (ITA, Yamaha), 28 p.; 7. Rui Goncalves (POR, Honda), 27 p.; 8. Jonathan Barragan (ESP, Kawasaki), 25 p.; 9. Anthony Boissiere (FRA, Yamaha), 23 p.; 10. Christian Craig (USA, Honda), 21 p.;

MX1 Championship top ten: 1. Clement Desalle (BEL, Suzuki), 128 points; 2. Maximilian Nagl (GER, KTM), 122 p.; 3. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 104 p.; 4. Steven Frossard (FRA, Yamaha), 96 p.; 5. David Philippaerts (ITA, Yamaha), 91 p.; 6. Rui Goncalves (POR, Honda), 89 p.; 7. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, Honda), 87 p.; 8. Jonathan Barragan (ESP, Kawasaki), 78 p.; 9. Kevin Strijbos (BEL, Suzuki), 68 p.; 10. Davide Guarneri (ITA, Kawasaki), 58 p.;

MX1 Manufacturers: 1. KTM, 129 points; 2. Suzuki, 128 p.; 3. Yamaha, 117 p.; 4. Honda, 99 p.; 5. Kawasaki, 81 p.; 6. TM, 48 p.;

Complete results available at www.motocrossmx1.com/reslists.aspx

Photos available at www.motocrossmx1.com/gallery

MX2
Red Bull Teka KTM Factory Racing MX2's Ken Roczen obtained his second overall victory of the season and he is now leading the Championship with 14 points advantage over his teammate Jeffrey Herlings. Roczen injured two fingers of his left hand during yesterday's qualifying race, but that was not a problem for the German to dominate the Grand Prix.

His teammate Jeffrey Herlings rode very close to Ken Roczen in both heats, but he is still missing some speed. The winner of the Dutch GP confessed that he needs to train harder on his starts and his speed to be able to beat his teammate Ken Roczen.

The third overall position was for CLS Monster Energy Kawasaki Pro Circuit's Tommy Searle, who finished tight in points with his teammate Max Anstie. Searle crashed on the first lap of race one and he then made a mistake with the tear off and he struggled the whole heat as he had to take off his goggles. He was very disappointed with his fifth position in race one, but he then succeeded in being third in the second one and finished on the podium.

His teammate Max Anstie ended third in the first race, after starting from the 20th position, but a mistake during the last laps of race two while he was fourth made him lose the third overall position and he finished fourth overall.

However, Anstie proved that he can be racing for the top three places and he is determined to race for his maiden GP podium next weekend in Brazil.

Home rider Zach Osborne from Bike-it Cosworth Wild Wolf Yamaha team completed the top five of the MX2 class. It was a very tough weekend for the American; on Saturday he crashed during the qualifying race and he injured his wrist and today he got stuck on Marvin Musquin, who had crashed at the second corner of race one. In spite of being fifth, Zach Osborne was the best American classified rider, so he won the Moates Cup for second year in a row.

The Finnish rider Harri Kullas did an excellent first race and he managed to finish fourth. However, he did not have a very good start at the second race and he had to catch up from an initial 21st position. Kullas finished eleventh and he got a solid sixth overall position.

His teammate Christophe Charlier finished seventh overall, followed by his compatriot Nicolas Aubin from KTM HDI MX Team. Ninth was Belgian Joel Roelants and his teammate Jordi Tixier completed the top ten.

Marvin Musquin was expecting to race again against his teammate Ken Roczen, but unfortunately he crashed in the second corner of the first race and he could only finish 19th. In the second race, Musquin started from the seventh position and he was able to end sixth. Marvin Musquin left the Monster Energy GP of the USA with an overall eleventh position.

Gautier Paulin had some problems with his Yamaha machine and he was only 13th overall. 14th was Arnaud Tonus, who finished seventh in the first heat but he was out of the second one after a big crash right after the start.

MX2 Race 1 top ten: 1. Ken Roczen (GER, KTM), 43:17.168; 2. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), +0:13.326; 3. Max Anstie (GBR, Kawasaki), +0:48.382; 4. Harri Kullas (FIN, Yamaha), +1:01.455; 5. Tommy Searle (GBR, Kawasaki), +1:07.684; 6. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Yamaha), +1:10.785; 7. Arnaud Tonus (SUI, Yamaha), +1:52.840; 8. Christophe Charlier (FRA, Yamaha), +1:56.851; 9. Zachary Osborne (USA, Yamaha), +2:16.194; 10. Travis Baker (USA, Honda), +2:27.808;

MX2 Race 2 top ten: 1. Ken Roczen (GER, KTM), 42:56.413; 2. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), +0:36.739; 3. Tommy Searle (GBR, Kawasaki), +1:01.005; 4. Zachary Osborne (USA, Yamaha), +1:22.834; 5. Max Anstie (GBR, Kawasaki), +1:27.540; 6. Marvin Musquin (FRA, KTM), +1:40.946; 7. Nicolas Aubin (FRA, KTM), +2:07.188; 8. Christophe Charlier (FRA, Yamaha), +2:12.593; 9. Joel Roelants (BEL, KTM), +2:13.327; 10. Jordi Tixier (FRA, KTM), +2:29.423;

MX2 Overall top ten: 1. Ken Roczen (GER, KTM), 50 points; 2. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 44 p.; 3. Tommy Searle (GBR, Kawasaki), 36 p.; 4. Max Anstie (GBR, Kawasaki), 36 p.; 5. Zachary Osborne (USA, Yamaha), 30 p.; 6. Harri Kullas (FIN, Yamaha), 28 p.; 7. Christophe Charlier (FRA, Yamaha), 26 p.; 8. Nicolas Aubin (FRA, KTM), 23 p.; 9. Joel Roelants (BEL, KTM), 19 p.; 10. Jordi Tixier (FRA, KTM), 19 p.; MX2 Championship top ten: 1. Ken Roczen (GER, KTM), 144 points; 2. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 130 p.; 3. Tommy Searle (GBR, Kawasaki), 120 p.; 4. Zachary Osborne (USA, Yamaha), 90 p.; 5. Max Anstie (GBR, Kawasaki), 87 p.; 6. Arnaud Tonus (SUI, Yamaha), 81 p.; 7. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Yamaha), 80 p.; 8. Harri Kullas (FIN, Yamaha), 74 p.; 9. Joel Roelants (BEL, KTM), 67 p.; 10. Christophe Charlier (FRA, Yamaha), 62 p.;

MX2 Manufacturers: 1. KTM, 150 points; 2. Kawasaki, 124 p.; 3. Yamaha, 110 p.; 4. Honda, 37 p.; 5. Husqvarna, 27 p.; 6. Suzuki, 6 p.; 7. TM, 1 p.;

Complete results available at www.motocrossmx1.com/reslists.aspx

Photos available at www.motocrossmx1.com/gallery

VETERANS
On Saturday, home rider Doug Dubach went out with the victory, followed by Darryll King and Matts Nilsson. However, on Sunday the day started with very heavy rain and all the riders struggled a lot more than the day before. Matts Nilsson, current leader of the championship, obtained the second race victory and became the overall winner, followed by Doug Dubach and Darryll King.

MONSTER ENERGY GP OF THE USA QUICK FACTS
Circuit length: 1830 mt
Type of ground: hard pack
Temperature: 21 C°
Weather conditions: changeable, rainy early in the morning, cloudy and sunny by the end of the day
Crowd attendance: 22000

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