Reigning World Champion Stefan Everts is just three more victories away from reaching a magical and all-time record total of 100 career wins after taking his 97th victory and tenth consecutive triumph at the Grand Prix of South Africa held at Sun City in South Africa. The 33 year-old Belgian clinched both motos in dominant and now familiar fashion in front of 25,300 spectators to stretch his unbeaten run to ten rounds and nineteen races. He is now looking at taking his 10th world championship in Namur, Belgium in three weeks, in what would be a classic way to end his stellar career.

"I am a bit surprised, myself, at how I can win so many GPs," Everts said. "Maybe in a few years time I will look back at what I have done so far and realize the achievement. I have also never won ten in a row, nine was the most so that is a personal record. I have never won in South Africa before so that also was special. I did not wave to the crowd on the last lap this time! I came here with a positive outlook after two years of bad luck and it really worked out today."

MX2 World Champion Antonio Cairoli climbed to the top step of the podium for the first time this season at a hot Grand Prix of South Africa. The De Carli Yamaha rider completed an excellent tenth round of the FIM World Championship for the manufacturer, only the second time this year that Yamaha owned both classes on the same day.

"For sure I am very happy about this win, "Cairoli said, "Because for many GPs I have been close to victory but one mistake has cost me dearly. I managed to take one moto in the past but then finished too far back in the other. It's the first time I've won in South Africa. I had some trouble with the radiator guard in the first moto after I jumped off the track; it was difficult to balance and I lost a lot of time. It was a fast race so I thought about the points. I really liked the track because the mud was softer this year and there were many jumps."

MX1 Moto 2 Results:

1. S. Everts Yamaha BEL 39' 49.835

2. J. Coppins Honda NZL +5.555

3. S. Ramon Suzuki BEL +11.709

4. T. Leok Kawasaki EST +19.545

5. K. De Dycker Honda BEL +21.713

6. C. Melotte Yamaha BEL +53.306

7. P. Leuret Honda FRA +1' 2.336

8. M. Priem Yamaha BEL +1' 4.923

9. K. Strijbos Suzuki BEL +1' 11.786

10. J. Bill Yamaha GBR +1' 27.554

11. A. Pyrhonen TM FIN +1' 34.262

12. W. Avis KTM RSA +1' 49.209

13. J. Barragan KTM ESP +2' 43.560

14. J. Garcia Vico Honda ESP +1 lap(s)

15. G. Crockard Honda GBR +1 lap(s)

16. C. Dugmore Kawasaki RSA +1 lap(s)

17. K. Stegen Suzuki RSA +1 lap(s)

18. L. O'Farrel Yamaha RSA +1 lap(s)

19. D. Keramidis Honda GRC +3 lap(s)

20. C. van Niekerk TM RSA +4 lap(s)

MX1 Moto 1 Results:

1. S. Everts Yamaha BEL 40' 19.139

2. J. Coppins Honda NZL +4.591

3. S. Ramon Suzuki BEL +9.215

4. T. Leok Kawasaki EST +37.551

5. K. Strijbos Suzuki BEL +40.730

6. J. Barragan KTM ESP +1' 25.723

7. K. De Dycker Honda BEL +1' 32.927

8. P. Leuret Honda FRA +1' 37.300

9. A. Pyrhonen TM FIN +1' 39.573

10. J. Bill Yamaha GBR +1' 40.537

11. G. Crockard Honda GBR +1' 41.009

12. M. Priem Yamaha BEL +2' 4.872

13. W. Avis KTM RSA +1 lap(s)

14. C. Dugmore Kawasaki RSA +1 lap(s)

15. J. Noble Honda GBR +1 lap(s)

16. L. O'Farrel Yamaha RSA +1 lap(s)

17. R. van der Westhuizen Honda RSA +2 lap(s)

18. K. Stegen Suzuki RSA +2 lap(s)

19. K. Bowen KTM RSA +3 lap(s)

20. A. Nielsen Yamaha KEN +3 lap(s)

MX1 Championship Points Standings:

1. Stefan Everts Yamaha BEL 492

2. Kevin Strijbos Suzuki BEL 356

3. Steve Ramon Suzuki BEL 334

4. Tanel Leok Kawasaki EST 330

5. Ken De Dycker Honda BEL 322

6. Jonathan Barragan KTM ESP 235

7. Pascal Leuret Honda FRA 186

8. Cedric Melotte Yamaha BEL 172

9. Javier Garcia Vico Honda ESP 172

10. Manuel Priem Yamaha BEL 168

11. Julien Bill Yamaha GBR 167

12. James Noble Honda GBR 138

13. Brian Jorgensen Honda DNK 131

14. Antti Pyrhonen TM FIN 128

15. Marvin Van Daele Honda BEL 127

16. Joshua Coppins Honda NZL 116

17. Gordon Crockard Honda GBR 102

18. Sebastien Tortelli KTM FRA 99

19. Danny Theybers Suzuki BEL 84

20. Wyatt Avis KTM RSA 63

MX2 Moto 1 Results:

1. D. Philippaerts KTM ITA 39' 58.600

2. T. Rattray KTM RSA +1.252

3. A. Cairoli Yamaha ITA +27.332

4. G. Swanepoel Kawasaki RSA +32.669

5. C. Nunn KTM GBR +34.481

6. T. Searle Kawasaki GBR +38.529

7. D. Guarneri Yamaha ITA +42.451

8. S. Pourcel Kawasaki FRA +45.990

9. A. Chiodi Yamaha ITA +46.376

10. C. Pourcel Kawasaki FRA +47.003

11. M. Monni KTM ITA +59.201

12. R. Goncalves KTM POR +1' 11.559

13. T. Church Kawasaki GBR +1' 39.682

14. J. Dougan Honda GBR +2' 1.111

15. M. Kok Suzuki RSA +2' 4.076

16. B. MacKenzie Yamaha GBR +1 lap(s)

17. K. Fitzgerald Yamaha RSA +1 lap(s)

18. N. Naude Yamaha RSA +1 lap(s)

19. F. Fourie KTM RSA +1 lap(s)

20. F. Ford Yamaha RSA +1 lap(s)

MX2 Moto 2 Results:

1. A. Cairoli Yamaha ITA 40' 44.327

2. T. Rattray KTM RSA +4.810

3. C. Nunn KTM GBR +6.250

4. C. Pourcel Kawasaki FRA +21.592

5. M. Monni KTM ITA +23.473

6. R. Goncalves KTM POR +26.331

7. S. Pourcel Kawasaki FRA +29.590

8. T. Searle Kawasaki GBR +30.146

9. D. Guarneri Yamaha ITA +38.294

10. G. Swanepoel Kawasaki RSA +52.685

11. B. MacKenzie Yamaha GBR +1' 2.303

12. A. Chiodi Yamaha ITA +1' 29.588

13. T. Church Kawasaki GBR +1' 47.242

14. J. Dougan Honda GBR +1 lap(s)

15. N. Naude Yamaha RSA +1 lap(s)

16. R. Branch Kawasaki RSA +1 lap(s)

17. J. Kruger KTM RSA +1 lap(s)

18. J. de Bruin Yamaha RSA +1 lap(s)

19. F. Fourie KTM RSA +1 lap(s)

20. K. Fitzgerald Yamaha RSA +2 lap(s)

MX2 Championship Points Standings

1. Christophe Pourcel Kawasaki FRA 379

2. Antonio Cairoli Yamaha ITA 347

3. David Philippaerts KTM ITA 329

4. Tyla Rattray KTM RSA 305

5. Marc De Reuver KTM NED 284

6. Carl Nunn KTM GBR 241

7. Billy MacKenzie Yamaha GBR 228

8. Tommy Searle Kawasaki GBR 224

9. Gareth Swanepoel Kawasaki RSA 210

10. Sébastien Pourcel Kawasaki FRA 207

11. Kenneth Gundersen Yamaha NOR 194

12. Rui Goncalves KTM POR 193

13. Alessio Chiodi Yamaha ITA 185

14. Davide Guarneri Yamaha ITA 153

15. Manuel Monni KTM ITA 125

16. Luigi Seguy Yamaha FRA 94

17. Anthony Boissière Yamaha FRA 87

18. Aigar Leok Yamaha EST 73

19. Matti Seistola Honda FIN 69

20. Pierre-Alexandre Renet Honda FRA 56

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