KTM’s Ben Townley and Tyla Rattray were the big winners at the Grand Prix of England over the weekend. Townley traded moto wins with Steve Roman, going 3-1 for the overall victory in the MX1 class. Rattray, on the other hand, didn’t win a moto but did come away with the MX2 class victory via 2-3 moto finishes.

In the MX1 class, Ramon finished ahead of Honda’s Mickael Pichon, Townley, Honda’s Josh Coppings and series points leader Stefan Everts. Townley, however, came back to win round two over Coppins, Pichon, Ramon and Everts. It was Townley’s fourth overall victory of the year.

Everts, however, still enjoys a comfortable points lead over Coppins, 621-576.

For Rattray, who has struggled with a knee injury all season, it was his second win of the year, and he did it via consistent riding. Second overall went to French rider Christophe Pourcel who posted 7-2 results, topping England’s Carl Nunn for third. Nunn posted 10-4 moto finishes.

Scotland’s Mackenzie, who won the first moto, crashed in the second moto.

In the close MX2 points race, series leader Antonio Cairoli opened a sizeable gap on Andrew McFarlane. With two rounds left, Cairoli has 522 points and McFarlane 482.

MX1 MOTO1: 1. Steve Ramon (KTM); 2. Mickael Pichon (Hon); 3. Ben Townley(KTM); 4. Josh Coppins (Hon); 5. Stefan Everts (Yam); 6. Brian Jorgensen (Yam); 7. Tanel Leok (Kaw); 8. Jonathan Barragan (KTM); 9. Jussi Vehvilainen (Hon); 10. Kevin Strijbos (Suz); 11. Antti Pyrhonen (TM); 12. James Noble (Hon); 13. Pascal Leuret (Hon); 14. Danny Theybers (Suz); 15. Ken De Dijcker (Hon)

MX1 MOTO2: 1. Ben Townley (KTM); 2. Josh Coppins (Hon); 3. Mickael Pichon (Hon); 4. Steve Ramon (KTM); 5. Stefan Everts (Yam); 6. Jonathan Barragan (KTM); 7. Manuel Priem (Yam); 8. James Noble (Hon); 9. Jussi Vehvilainen (Hon); 10. Yoshi Atsuta (Suz); 11. Pascal Leuret (Hon); 12. Danny Theybers (Suz); 13. Antti Pyrhonen (TM); 14. Kevin Strijbos (Suz); 15. Luigi Seguy (Yam)

FIM WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MX1 POINTS STANDINGS (After 15 of 17 rounds): 1. Stefan Everts (621/6wins); 2. Josh Coppins (576/1); 3. Ben Townley (505/4); 4. Mickael Pichon (446/2); 5. Steve Ramon (423); 6. Joel Smets (385); 7. Pascal Leuret (296); 8. Ken De Dijcker (274); 9. James Nobles (274); 10. Tanel Leok (268); 11. Jonathan Barragan (256); 12. Brian Jorgensen (249); 13. Danny Theybers (242); 14. Yoshi Atsuta (199); 15. Antti Pyrhonen (186)

MX2 MOTO1: 1. Billy Mackenzie (Yam); 2. Tyla Rattray (KTM); 3. Antonio Cairoli (Yam); 4. Matteo Bonini (Hon); 5. Davide Guarneri (Yam); 6. Mickael Maschio (Yam); 7. Christophe Pourcel (Kaw); 8. Anthony Boissiere (Yam); 9. Alessio Chiodi (Yam); 10. Carl Nunn (KTM); 11. Patrick Caps (Hon); 12. Aigar Leok (KTM); 13. Gareth Swanepoel (Kaw); 14. Rui Goncavles (Yam); 15. Sebastien Pourcel (Kaw)

MX2 MOTO2: 1. David Philippaerts (KTM); 2. Christophe Pourcel (KTM); 3. Tyla Rattray (KTM); 4. Carl Nunn (KTM); 5. Anthony Boissiere (Yam); 6. Rui Goncalves (Yam); 7. Alessio Chiodi (Yam); 8. Gareth Swanepoel (Kaw); 9. Mickael Maschio (Yam); 10. Pierre Renet (Yam); 11. Wayne Smith (Hon); 12. Shaun Simpson (Hon); 13. Manuel Monni (KTM); 14. Matti Seistola (Hon); 15. Carlo Campano (KTM)

FIM WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MX2 POINTS STANDINGS (After 15 of 17 rounds): 1. Antonio Cairoli (522/6wins); 2. Andrew McFarlane (482/2); 3. Alessio Chiodi (453/1); 4.David Philippaerts (414/2); 5. Cedric Melotte (352); 6. Christophe Pourcel (333); 7. Carl Nunn (318); 8. Stephen Sword (310); 9. Billy Mackenzie (294/1); 10. Mickael Maschio (277); 11. Davide Guarneri (276); 12. Rui Goncalves (263); 13. Patrick Caps (227); 14. Anthony Boissiere (226); 15. Matteo Bonini (184)

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