Antonio Cairoli finishes the 2012 season with eleven overall wins and his seventh in a row.  Photography By: Ray Archer

Antonio Cairoli finishes the 2012 season with eleven overall wins and his seventh in a row.  Photography By: Ray Archer

The 2012 FIM Motocross World Championship concluded with the German Grand Prix in Teutschenthal, September 23, where Red Bull KTM Antonio Cairoli and Team Floride Monster Energy Kawasaki Pro Circuit's Tommy Searle claimed the overall wins in the MX1 and MX2 classes, respectively. For Cairoli, it was his seventh overall victory in a row, his 11th of the season and the 58th of his career, and for Searle, it was his eighth GP victory of the year. Cairoli and Red Bull KTM's Jeffrey Herlings had already clinched the class championship at the previous round.

Tommy Searle gets the overall win in the MX2 class.  Photography By: Ray Archer

Tommy Searle gets the overall win in the MX2 class.  Photography By: Ray Archer

KTM's Ken Roczen, the 2011 MX2 World Champion, returned to his home country to compete in the final round and did so in the MX1 class for the first time. Roczen finished out the day second overall with 3-2 placings. Roczen actually passed Cairoli for the lead in the first moto only to stall his bike and lose a couple of positions.

Third overall went to Belgian Clement Desalle who went 2-4. The Suzuki rider finished out the championship in second, followed by Frenchmen Gautier Paulin (Kawasaki) and Christophe Pourcel (Kawasaki).

Zach Osborne finishes his grand prix career with a podium.  Photography By: Ray Archer

Zach Osborne finishes his grand prix career with a podium.  Photography By: Ray Archer

The German Grand Prix marked the end of Zach Osborne's grand prix career, at least for now. And he finished it off by getting on the podium. Osborne, who will compete full-time in the U.S. next year, went 2-4 in Germany for second overall.

Swiss rider Arnaud Tonus (Yamaha) finished third overall with a 6-3.

Ken Roczen moves up to the MX1 class and finishes second overall.  Photography By: Ray Archer

Ken Roczen moves up to the MX1 class and finishes second overall.  Photography By: Ray Archer

Herlings, the 2012 MX2 World champ, dropped out of the first moto with mechanical problems and finished second in the second moto for eighth overall.

Searle will switch over to the MX1 class next year.

RESULTS

MX1

MX1 Race 1 top ten: 1. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 40:20.857; 2. Clement Desalle (BEL, Suzuki), +0:04.984; 3. Ken Roczen (GER, KTM), +0:23.134; 4. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:29.686; 5. Ken de Dycker (BEL, KTM), +0:33.895; 6. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, Honda), +0:35.278; 7. Maximilian Nagl (GER, KTM), +0:36.056; 8. Christophe Pourcel (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:53.085; 9. Xavier Boog (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:53.887; 10. Sebastien Pourcel (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:57.687;

MX1 Race 2 top ten: 1. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 40:24.135; 2. Ken Roczen (GER, KTM), +0:04.862; 3. Maximilian Nagl (GER, KTM), +0:07.977; 4. Clement Desalle (BEL, Suzuki), +0:10.607; 5. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:25.935; 6. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, Honda), +0:30.107; 7. Xavier Boog (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:46.263; 8. Sebastien Pourcel (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:50.282; 9. Christophe Pourcel (FRA, Kawasaki), +1:09.831; 10. Ken de Dycker (BEL, KTM), +1:10.953;

MX1 Overall top ten: 1. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 50 points; 2. Ken Roczen (GER, KTM), 42 p.; 3. Clement Desalle (BEL, Suzuki), 40 p.; 4. Maximilian Nagl (GER, KTM), 34 p.; 5. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Kawasaki), 34 p.; 6. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, Honda), 30 p.; 7. Ken de Dycker (BEL, KTM), 27 p.; 8. Xavier Boog (FRA, Kawasaki), 26 p.; 9. Christophe Pourcel (FRA, Kawasaki), 25 p.; 10. Sebastien Pourcel (FRA, Kawasaki), 24 p.;

MX1 Championship top ten: 1. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 692 points; 2. Clement Desalle (BEL, Suzuki), 594 p.; 3. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Kawasaki), 536 p.; 4. Christophe Pourcel (FRA, Kawasaki), 521 p.; 5. Ken de Dycker (BEL, KTM), 505 p.; 6. Kevin Strijbos (BEL, KTM), 405 p.; 7. Xavier Boog (FRA, Kawasaki), 398 p.; 8. Tanel Leok (EST, Suzuki), 381 p.; 9. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, Honda), 325 p.; 10. Rui Goncalves (POR, Honda), 315 p.;

MX2

MX2 Race 1 top ten: 1. Tommy Searle (GBR, Kawasaki), 41:00.578; 2. Zachary Osborne (USA, Yamaha), +0:03.344; 3. Jordi Tixier (FRA, KTM), +0:20.997; 4. Jake Nicholls (GBR, KTM), +0:25.850; 5. Valentin Teillet (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:30.966; 6. Arnaud Tonus (SUI, Yamaha), +0:34.382; 7. Romain Febvre (FRA, KTM), +0:35.401; 8. Julien Lieber (BEL, Suzuki), +0:36.349; 9. Alexander Tonkov (RUS, Honda), +0:45.887; 10. Alessandro Lupino (ITA, Husqvarna), +0:57.672;

MX2 Race 2 top ten: 1. Tommy Searle (GBR, Kawasaki), 39:26.109; 2. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), +0:03.491; 3. Arnaud Tonus (SUI, Yamaha), +0:25.175; 4. Zachary Osborne (USA, Yamaha), +0:32.372; 5. Jake Nicholls (GBR, KTM), +0:37.332; 6. Valentin Teillet (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:44.191; 7. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, KTM), +0:49.395; 8. Jordi Tixier (FRA, KTM), +0:56.916; 9. Elliott Banks-Browne (GBR, KTM), +0:58.846; 10. Romain Febvre (FRA, KTM), +0:59.409;

MX2 Overall top ten: 1. Tommy Searle (GBR, Kawasaki), 50 points; 2. Zachary Osborne (USA, Yamaha), 40 p.; 3. Arnaud Tonus (SUI, Yamaha), 35 p.; 4. Jake Nicholls (GBR, KTM), 34 p.; 5. Jordi Tixier (FRA, KTM), 33 p.; 6. Valentin Teillet (FRA, Kawasaki), 31 p.; 7. Romain Febvre (FRA, KTM), 25 p.; 8. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 22 p.; 9. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, KTM), 22 p.; 10. Alexander Tonkov (RUS, Honda), 22 p.;

MX2 Championship top ten: 1. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 694 points; 2. Tommy Searle (GBR, Kawasaki), 651 p.; 3. Jeremy van Horebeek (BEL, KTM), 559 p.; 4. Jake Nicholls (GBR, KTM), 443 p.; 5. Jordi Tixier (FRA, KTM), 434 p.; 6. Joel Roelants (BEL, Kawasaki), 367 p.; 7. Max Anstie (GBR, Honda), 333 p.; 8. Jose Butron (ESP, KTM), 291 p.; 9. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, KTM), 273 p.; 10. Dylan Ferrandis (FRA, Kawasaki), 272 p.;

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