The KTM factory could not have asked for a better day at the Grand Prix of Latvia in Kegums, Sunday, July 17. Both Red Bull Teka factory KTM riders Ken Roczen and Antonio Cairoli came away with the overall wins in their respective classes, topping both motos and stretching out their points leads.

For Cairoli, it was his first double win of the season in the MX1 class and his 40th career GP victory. Cairoli and the hard-packed track were untouchable, as the defending champ rode away from everyone in both motos.Second overall went to Monster Energy Yamaha's Steven Frossard who went 2-2 for second overall. In the first moto, he passed Evgeny Bobryshev on the last lap and took the checkered flag right behind Cairoli.Honda's Bobryshev finished third overall after suffering a bit in the heat in the first moto, and took third in the second moto when Clement Desalle bobbled. It was the third podium for the Russian in the last three GPs.Fourth went to Cairoli's teammate Rui Concalves who went 7-4, and fifth overall went to Monster Energy Yamaha's David Philipaerts.Past GP winner Clement Desalle, on the Rockstar Energy Suzuki, had a tough outing. He fell in the first moto and bobbled again in the second moto, going 8-8 on the day.

In the MX2 class, Red Bull Teka KTM's Roczen dominated both motos. He did, however, follow his teammate Jeffery Herlings five laps before taking over for good in the first outing.Herlings fell in the second moto but still went 2-3 for second overall.CLS Monster Energy Kawasaki Pro Circuit's Tommy Searle obtained a final third position after finishing second and third, respectively.After missing the top five positions in the last GP, CLS Monster Energy Kawasaki Pro Circuit's Max Anstie succeeded in finishing fourth overall, ahead of Zach Osborne. Anstie struggled with his starts but finished fifth and fourth, respectively, for fourth overall.Bike-it Cosworth Wild Wolf Yamaha's Zach Osborne, who is suffering with the Eptein-barr virus, was fourth at the start of race one, but he quickly dropped some positions and finished seventh. In the second heat, Osborne had a bad start but he managed to cross the finish line in the fifth position, which gave him fifth overall.

Results:

MX2 Race 1 top ten: 1. Ken Roczen (GER, KTM), 39:00.838; 2. Tommy Searle (GBR, Kawasaki), +0:10.995; 3. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), +0:16.150; 4. Arnaud Tonus (SUI, Yamaha), +0:20.418; 5. Max Anstie (GBR, Kawasaki), +0:26.496; 6. Nicolas Aubin (FRA, KTM), +0:37.072; 7. Zachary Osborne (USA, Yamaha), +0:39.118; 8. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Yamaha), +0:40.202; 9. Harri Kullas (FIN, Yamaha), +0:41.608; 10. Valentin Teillet (FRA, Suzuki), +1:02.232.MX2 Race 2 top ten: 1. Ken Roczen (GER, KTM), 40:24.762; 2. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), +0:13.947; 3. Tommy Searle (GBR, Kawasaki), +0:18.712; 4. Max Anstie (GBR, Kawasaki), +0:19.082; 5. Zachary Osborne (USA, Yamaha), +0:37.594; 6. Harri Kullas (FIN, Yamaha), +0:52.396; 7. Valentin Teillet (FRA, Suzuki), +1:00.394; 8. Jake Nicholls (GBR, KTM), +1:14.291; 9. Matiss Karro (LAT, Honda), +1:16.269; 10. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Yamaha), +1:17.747.MX2 Overall top ten: 1. Ken Roczen (GER, KTM), 50 points; 2. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 42 p.; 3. Tommy Searle (GBR, Kawasaki), 42 p.; 4. Max Anstie (GBR, Kawasaki), 34 p.; 5. Zachary Osborne (USA, Yamaha), 30 p.; 6. Harri Kullas (FIN, Yamaha), 27 p.; 7. Valentin Teillet (FRA, Suzuki), 25 p.; 8. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Yamaha), 24 p.; 9. Jake Nicholls (GBR, KTM), 22 p.; 10. Matiss Karro (LAT, Honda), 18 p.MX2 Championship top ten: 1. Ken Roczen (GER, KTM), 446 points; 2. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 419 p.; 3. Tommy Searle (GBR, Kawasaki), 370 p.; 4. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Yamaha), 343 p.; 5. Zachary Osborne (USA, Yamaha), 295 p.; 6. Arnaud Tonus (SUI, Yamaha), 274 p.; 7. Max Anstie (GBR, Kawasaki), 249 p.; 8. Harri Kullas (FIN, Yamaha), 224 p.; 9. Nicolas Aubin (FRA, KTM), 207 p.; 10. Christophe Charlier (FRA, Yamaha), 170 p.MX1 Race 1 top ten: 1. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 39:16.295; 2. Steven Frossard (FRA, Yamaha), +0:00.347; 3. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, Honda), +0:03.150; 4. Maximilian Nagl (GER, KTM), +0:04.608; 5. David Philippaerts (ITA, Yamaha), +0:25.846; 6. Ken de Dycker (BEL, Honda), +0:30.979; 7. Rui Goncalves (POR, Honda), +0:32.517; 8. Clement Desalle (BEL, Suzuki), +0:42.908; 9. Xavier Boog (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:51.153; 10. Steve Ramon (BEL, Suzuki), +0:51.555;MX1 Race 2 top ten: 1. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 40:14.909; 2. Steven Frossard (FRA, Yamaha), +0:05.972; 3. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, Honda), +0:17.125; 4. Rui Goncalves (POR, Honda), +0:20.181; 5. David Philippaerts (ITA, Yamaha), +0:24.390; 6. Steve Ramon (BEL, Suzuki), +0:25.439; 7. Tanel Leok (EST, TM), +0:27.268; 8. Clement Desalle (BEL, Suzuki), +0:39.859; 9. Ken de Dycker (BEL, Honda), +0:43.339; 10. Maximilian Nagl (GER, KTM), +0:46.707.MX1 Overall top ten: 1. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 50 points; 2. Steven Frossard (FRA, Yamaha), 44 p.; 3. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, Honda), 40 p.; 4. Rui Goncalves (POR, Honda), 32 p.; 5. David Philippaerts (ITA, Yamaha), 32 p.; 6. Maximilian Nagl (GER, KTM), 29 p.; 7. Ken de Dycker (BEL, Honda), 27 p.; 8. Steve Ramon (BEL, Suzuki), 26 p.; 9. Clement Desalle (BEL, Suzuki), 26 p.; 10. Tanel Leok (EST, TM), 23 p.MX1 Championship top ten: 1. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 416 points; 2. Clement Desalle (BEL, Suzuki), 374 p.; 3. Steven Frossard (FRA, Yamaha), 370 p.; 4. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, Honda), 334 p.; 5. Maximilian Nagl (GER, KTM), 311 p.; 6. David Philippaerts (ITA, Yamaha), 282 p.; 7. Rui Goncalves (POR, Honda), 281 p.; 8. Steve Ramon (BEL, Suzuki), 229 p.; 9. Ken de Dycker (BEL, Honda), 228 p.; 10. Xavier Boog (FRA, Kawasaki), 215 p.

 

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