The seventh round of the FIM World MX1 and MX2 Motocross Championship in England experienced a series first over the weekend when riders from New Zealand won multiple classes in a motocross GP. Honda’s Josh Coppins posted his first victory of his career in the MX1 class, while KTM’s Ben Townley stretched out his series points lead in the MX2 class with his fifth win of the year.

In the MX1 class, Coppins and Mickael Pichon traded 1-2 moto finishes, with the nod going to Coppins via his tie-breaking second-moto victory. Pichon ended up second, while series points leader Stefan Everts finished out the day in third.

In the MX2 class, Townley won both motos, extending his points lead to 26 over Steven Sword, who finished third at the Isle of Wight Circuit. The Kawasaki rider pulled two thirds on the day.

Second overall with two second-place finishes went to Tyla Rattray, making it two KTMs on the podium.

Results:

MX1 MOTO 1: 1. Mickael Pichon (Hon); 2. Josh Coppins (Hon); 3. Steve Ramon (KTM); 4. Stefan Everts (Yam); 5. Tanel Leok (Suz); 6. Cedric Melotte (Yam); 7. Marnicq Bervoets (Yam); 8. Ken De Dijcker (Hon); 9. Marko Kovalainen (Hon); 10. Luigi Seguy (Yam); 11. James Noble (Hon); 12. Yoshi Atsuta (Hon); 13. Chris Burnham (KTM); 14. Antoine Meo (Kaw); 15. Joel Smets (Suz).

MX1 MOTO 2: 1. Coppins; 2. Pichon; 3. Everts; 4. Strijbos; 5. Leok; 6. Smets; 7. de Dijcker; 8. Jorgensen; 9. Bervoets; 10. Seguy; 11. Noble; 12. Ramon; 13. Flockhart; 14. Oddenino; 15. Rose.

MX1 O/A: 1. Coppins (47); 2. Pichon (47); 3. Everts (38); 4. Leok (32); 5. Ramon (29); 6. De Dijcker (27); 7. Bervoets (26); 8. Seguy (22); 9. Smets (21); 10. Noble (20); 11. Melotte (20); 12. Strijbos (18); 13. Jorgensen (13); 14. Flockhart (13); 15. Kovalainen (12).

FIM WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MX1 SERIES POINTS STANDINGS (After 7 of 16 rounds): 1. Stefan Everts (306/3 wins); 2. Cedric Melotte (250/1 win); 3. Mickael Pichon (230/1 win); 4. Josh Coppins (224/1 win); 5. Steve Ramon (213); 6. Joel Smets (175); 7. Kevin Strijbos (168); 8. Tanel Leok (153); 9. Kenneth Gundersen (133); 10. Brian Jorgensen (123/1); 11. Ken De Dijcker (122); 12. Gavia Vico Garcia (111); 13. Marnicq Bervoets (97); 14. Yoshi Atsuta (90); 15. Chris Burnham (83).

MX2 MOTO 1: 1. Ben Townley (KTM); 2. Tyla Rattray (KTM); 3. Stephen Sword (Kaw); 4. Andrew McFarlane (Yam); 5. Mickael Maschio (Kaw); 6. Carl Nunn (Hon); 7. James Dobb (Hon); 8. Anthony Boissiere (Yam); 9. Akira Narita (Hon); 10. Billy Mackenzie (Yam); 11. Alessio Chiodi (Yam); 12. Sebastien Pourcel (Kaw); 13. David Philippaerts (KTM); 14. Patrick Caps (Yam); 15. Brad Anderson (KTM).

MX2 MOTO 2: 1. Townley; 2. Rattray; 3. Sword; 4. Narita; 5. Leok; 6. Maschio; 7. Nunn; 8. Caps; 9. McFarlane; 10. Chiodi; 11. Biossiere; 12. Federici; 13. Dobb; 14. Lauret; 15. Van Daele.

MX2 O/A: 1. Ben Townley (50); 2. Tyla Rattray (44); 3. Stephen Sword (40); 4. Mickael Maschio (31); 5. Akira Narita (30); 6. Andrew McFarlane (30); 7. Carl Nunn (29); 8. Anthony Boissiere (23); 9. James Dobb (22); 10. Alessio Chiodi (21); 11. Patrick Caps (20); 12. Aigar Leok (16); 13. Claudio Federici (11); 14. Billy Mackenzie (11); 15. David Phillipaerts (9).

FIM WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MX2 SERIES POINTS STANDINGS (After 7 of 16 rounds): 1. Ben Townley (294/5 wins); 2. Stephen Sword (268/1 win); 3. Tyla Rattray (240/1 win); 4. Andrew McFarlane (209); 5. Mickael Maschio (155); 6. Antonio Cairoli (154); 7. James Dobb (142); 8. Carl Nunn (142); 9. Aigar Leok (127); 10. Marc de Reuver (121); 11. Alessio Chiodi (121); 12. Patrick Caps (96); 13. Claudio Federici (90); 14. David Phillipaerts (83); 15. Jonathan Barragan (78).

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