Stefan Everts won his 10th (and last) World Motocross Championship at one of the most historical and treacherous motocross circuits in the world. Everts’ victory was never in doubt, leaving the Citadelle in Namur undefeated with eight wins and begins the last stages of a career that has seen him celebrate on so many magnificent occasions. A large crowd, his son Liam and partner Kelly watching from the sidelines, Everts was perfect going 1-1 and taking his 99th career Grand Prix victory.

"What a great day," Everts said. "I never dared to dream to win here, it's such a great place and such a unique circuit, and the atmosphere is incredible. It's such an exciting feeling riding here. It's not possible [to race again in 2007] - I decided to retire and I stick with that - I have had a great career.”

Josh Coppins and Steve Ramon finished second and third, respectively, to Everts at the Grand Prix. In the MX2 class, it was Antonio Carioli who won ahead of Christophe Pourcel and Sebastien Pourcel.

"I don't think about who is behind me," Cairoli said. "I tried to win here today, and in 2004, I won my first GP here, so to win both heats here and win the overall it really special for me..”

Results:

MX1: MOTO 1: 1. Stefan Everts (Bel), 2. Joshua Coppins (Nsl), 3. Steve Ramon (Bel), 4. Cedric Melotte (Bel), 5. Ken De Dijcker (Bel), 6. Gordon Crockard (Ier), 7. Pascal Leuret (Fra), 8. Kevin Strijbos (Bel), 9. Vico Garcia (Spa), 10. Wyatt Avis (Rsa), 11. James Noble (Gbr), 12. Danny Theybers (Bel), 13. Manuel Priem (Bel), 14. Clement Desalle (Bel), 15. Cyrille Coulon (Fra), 16. Marko Kovalainen (Fin), 17. Antti Pyrhonen (Fin), 18. Alex Salvini (Ita), 19. Marc Ristori (Ita), 20. Jaka Moze (Slo).

MOTO 2: 1. Stefan Everts (Bel), 2. Joshua Coppins (Nsl), 3. Steve Ramon (Bel), 4. Kevin Strijbos (Bel), 5. Cedric Melotte (Bel), 6. James Noble (Gbr), 7. Pascal Leuret (Fra), 8. Manuel Priem (Bel), 9. Vico Garcia (Spa), 10. Wyatt Avis (Rsa), 11. Tanel Leok (Est), 12. Danny Theybers (Bel), 13. Christian Beggi (Ita), 14. Bas Verhoeven (Net), 15. Antti Pyrhonen (Fin), 16. Gordon Crockard (Ier), 17. Scott Columb (Nsl), 18. Ken De Dijcker (Bel), 19. Lauris Freibergs (Lit), 20. Clement Desalle (Bel).

OVERALL:1. Stefan Everts (Bel) 50, 2. Joshua Coppins (Nsl) 44, 3. Steve Ramon (Bel) 40, 4. Cedric Melotte (Bel) 34, 5. Kevin Strijbos (Bel) 31, 6. Pascal Leuret (Fra) 28, 7. James Noble (Gbr) 25, 8. Vico Garcia (Spa) 24, 9. Avis Wyatt (Rsa) 22, 10. Manuel Priem (Bel) 21.

MX 1 SERIES POINTS STANDINGS: 1. Stefan Everts (Bel) 592, 2. Kevin Strijbos (Bel) 424, 3. Steve Ramon (Bel) 408, 4. Ken De Dijcker (Bel) 372, 5. Tanel Leok (Est), 365, 6. Jotnathan Barragan (Spa) 273, 7. Pascal Leuret (Fra) 230, 8. Cedric Melotte (Bel) 224, 9. Manuel Priem (Bel) 210, 10. Joshua Coppins (Nsl) 202.

MX2:

MOTO 1: 1. Antonio Cairoli (Ita), 2. Davide Philippaerts (Ita), 3. Christophe Pourcel (Fra), 4. Sebastien Pourcel (Fra), 5. Marc De Reuver (Net), 6. Max Nagl (Ger), 7. Billy MacKenzie (Gbr), 8. Rui Goncalves (Por), 9. Manuel Monni (Ita), 10. Matti Seistola (Fin), 11. Carl Nunn (Gbr), 12. Patrick Caps (Bel), 13. Pascal Renet (Fra), 14. Aigar Leok (Est), 15. Shaun Simpson (Gbr), 16. Anthony Boissiere (Fra), 17. Tyla Rattray (Rsa), 18. Kenneth Gundersen (Nor), 19. Jeremy Tarroux (Fra), 20. Xavier Boog (Fra).

MOTO 2: 1. Antonio Cairoli (Ita), 2. Christophe Pourcel (Fra), 3. Carl Nunn (Gbr), 4. Tyla Rattray (Rsa), 5. Sebastien Pourcel (Fra), 6. Gareth Swaenepoel (Rsa), 7. Rui Goncalves (por), 8. Aigar Leok (Est), 9. Manuel Monni (Ita), 10. Pascal Renet (Fra), 11. Carlos Campano (Spa), 12. Matti Seistola (Fin), 13. Marc De Reuver (Net), 14. Matteo Bonini (Ita), 15. Anthony Boissiere (Fra), 16. Dennis Verbruggen (Bel), 17. Billy MacKenzie (Gbr), 18. Xavier Boog (Fra), 19. Matthias Walkner (Aut), 20. Jonas Wing (Swe).

OVERALL: 1. Antonio Cairoli (Ita) 50, 2. Christophe Pourcel (Fra) 42, 3. Sebastien Pourcel (Fra) 34, 4. Carl Nunn (Gbr), 30, 5. Rui Goncalves (Por) 27, 6. Manuel Monni (Ita) 24, 7. Marc De Reuver (Net) 24, 8. Tyla Rattray (Rsa) 22, 9. Davide Philippaerts (Ita) 22, 10. Aigar Leok (Est) 20.

MX2 SERIES POINTS STANDINGS: 1. Christophe Pourcel (Fra) 458, 2. Antonio Cairoli (Ita) 432, 3. Davide Philipaerts (Ita) 393, 4. Tyla Rattray (Rsa) 352, 5. Marc De Reuver (Net) 338, 6. Carl Nunn (Gbr) 307, 7. Billy MacKenzie (Gbr) 264, 8. Sebastien Pourcel (Fra) 259, 9. Tommy Searle (Gbr) 254, 10. Gareth Swaenepoel (Rsa) 251.

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