DeSalle Records First GP Win

Cycle News Staff | August 10, 2009

At 20 years of age, Belgian Clement DeSalle made it to his first Grand Prix victory at the Casino Bonver Grand Prix of the Czech Republic. Desalle, who started from pole, was a distant second in moto one, but he made the most of his chances in the final heat. DeSalle started well and took the lead from holeshotter Philippaerts, then rode to a flawless victory to wrap up the overall.Finishing second on the podium was Max Nagl of Red Bull KTM factory Racing. The German, who is still second in the Championship, won the first moto with a big advantage over DeSalle, though he struggled in the final heat to finish fourth.Completing the podium was David Philippaerts, as Loket unveiled to be again an important race for the Italian’s Championship – last year Philippaerts got back the red plate in Loket with an overall win. This year, though, Philippaerts came back to the podium after his last appearance in France, but DeSalle’s victory saw the Belgian chip away at the gap from the defending Champion. Yamaha Monster Energy Motocross’ Philippaerts is still third in the Championship, but Desalle is just two points away now.Championship leader Antonio Cairoli finished fourth and missed the podium for the first time in six races, but the Yamaha Red Bull De Carli man was suffering with a severe cold. Cairoli had a tough first moto, where he ran off the track at the start and then recovered to sixth. A much better start in moto two saw the two-time World Champion finish in second after a dogfight with Philippaerts.Other Yamaha Monster Energy Motocross rider Josh Coppins completed the top five ahead of Gareth Swanepoel and Ken De Dycker.

Neugebauer was the best placed home rider with 14th overall while TM Factory Racing rider Thain ended 22nd – he will now go back to the World Enduro series as he was just replacing an injured Aigar Leok.MX1 Race 1 top 10: 1. Maximilian Nagl (GER, KTM), 39:02.888; ; 2. Clement Desalle (BEL, Honda), +0:10.188; 3. David Philippaerts (ITA, Yamaha), +0:21.531; 4. Joshua Coppins (NZL, Yamaha), +0:22.734; 5. Gareth Swanepoel (RSA, Kawasaki), +0:23.854; 6. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, Yamaha), +0:25.147; 7. Tanel Leok (EST, Yamaha), +0:32.151; 8. Ken de Dycker (BEL, Suzuki), +0:47.271; 9. Gregory Aranda (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:51.509; 10. Manuel Priem (BEL, Aprilia), +0:55.829;MX1 Race 2 top 10: 1. Clement Desalle (BEL, Honda), 39:40.072; ; 2. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, Yamaha), +0:16.564; 3. David Philippaerts (ITA, Yamaha), +0:24.609; 4. Maximilian Nagl (GER, KTM), +0:29.833; 5. Joshua Coppins (NZL, Yamaha), +0:33.593; 6. Steve Ramon (BEL, Suzuki), +0:40.831; 7. Gareth Swanepoel (RSA, Kawasaki), +0:52.202; 8. Ken de Dycker (BEL, Suzuki), +1:03.342; 9. Gregory Aranda (FRA, Kawasaki), +1:11.859; 10. Loic Leonce (FRA, Aprilia), +1:19.504.MX1 Overall top 10: 1. Clement Desalle (BEL, Honda), 47 points; 2. Maximilian Nagl (GER, KTM), 43 p.; 3. David Philippaerts (ITA, Yamaha), 40 p.; 4. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, Yamaha), 37 p.; 5. Joshua Coppins (NZL, Yamaha), 34 p.; 6. Gareth Swanepoel (RSA, Kawasaki), 30 p.; 7. Ken de Dycker (BEL, Suzuki), 26 p.; 8. Gregory Aranda (FRA, Kawasaki), 24 p.; 9. Tanel Leok (EST, Yamaha), 20 p.; 10. Carlos Campano (ESP, Yamaha), 19 p.MX1 Championship top 10: 1. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, Yamaha), 503 points; 2. Maximilian Nagl (GER, KTM), 458 p.; 3. David Philippaerts (ITA, Yamaha), 428 p.; 4. Clement Desalle (BEL, Honda), 426 p.; 5. Ken de Dycker (BEL, Suzuki), 409 p.; 6. Joshua Coppins (NZL, Yamaha), 409 p.; 7. Tanel Leok (EST, Yamaha), 347 p.; 8. Gareth Swanepoel (RSA, Kawasaki), 218 p.; 9. Jonathan Barragan (ESP, KTM), 215 p.; 10. Manuel Priem (BEL, Aprilia), 178 p.;MX1 Manufacturers: 1. Yamaha, 571 points; 2. KTM, 518 p.; 3. Honda, 461 p.; 4. Suzuki, 426 p.; 5. Kawasaki, 272 p.; 6. Aprilia, 211 p.; 7. TM, 172 p.; 8. CCM, 140 p.; 9. Husaberg, 0 p.; 10. Husqvarna, 0 p.;MX2By winning the Casino Bonver GP of Czech Republic, Gautier Paulin came back to victory after a long absence, as the French won his first and only GP at muddy Faenza. Bud Racing Kawasaki PSM’s Paulin, who had a tough qualifying on Saturday and was forced to start from 16th, made a strong recovery in moto one to take an eventual fourth. In heat two, Paulin managed to take the holeshot and ran away with the lead, wrapping up the overall.Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Rui Goncalves brought the bike home in second courtesy of two third-place finishes. The Portuguese, who struggles with stomach problems since Lommel, had a great start in heat one but was passed first by Ken Roczen -winning the heat eventually- then by Musquin, who performed a superb last-lap move. In heat two he was again a solid third.Coming back after a recent appendix operation, Frenchman Xavier Boog went straight to the podium finishing in third overall. The Teka Suzuki Europe World MX2 rider was fifth in heat one but ended second to Paulin in a fantastic moto two.Teammate Roczen looked like the one to beat once the first moto started, as the youngster went on to take his second-career moto victory on the Czech hard pack course. A bad start in the final moto changed things for Roczen, who struggled to finish ninth. Fourth overall in the Grand Prix, Roczen made it into the top five of the Championship, overtaking Frossard.MX2 Race 1 top 10: 1. Ken Roczen (GER, Suzuki), 39:15.961; ; 2. Marvin Musquin (FRA, KTM), +0:05.598; 3. Rui Goncalves (POR, KTM), +0:06.420; 4. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:17.945; 5. Xavier Boog (FRA, Suzuki), +0:21.079; 6. Valentin Teillet (FRA, KTM), +0:23.027; 7. Manuel Monni (ITA, Yamaha), +0:28.750; 8. Stephen Sword (GBR, KTM), +0:32.980; 9. Joel Roelants (BEL, KTM), +0:34.937; 10. Arnaud Tonus (SUI, KTM), +0:39.048.MX2 Race 2 top 10: 1. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Kawasaki), 40:16.555; ; 2. Xavier Boog (FRA, Suzuki), +0:03.669; 3. Rui Goncalves (POR, KTM), +0:04.985; 4. Valentin Teillet (FRA, KTM), +0:12.512; 5. Nicolas Aubin (FRA, Yamaha), +0:23.197; 6. Jeremy van Horebeek (BEL, KTM), +0:28.303; 7. Joel Roelants (BEL, KTM), +0:37.799; 8. Arnaud Tonus (SUI, KTM), +0:39.236; 9. Ken Roczen (GER, Suzuki), +0:39.556; 10. Jake Nicholls (GBR, KTM), +0:44.187.MX2 Overall top 10: 1. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Kawasaki), 43 points; 2. Rui Goncalves (POR, KTM), 40 p.; 3. Xavier Boog (FRA, Suzuki), 38 p.; 4. Ken Roczen (GER, Suzuki), 37 p.; 5. Valentin Teillet (FRA, KTM), 33 p.; 6. Joel Roelants (BEL, KTM), 26 p.; 7. Arnaud Tonus (SUI, KTM), 24 p.; 8. Manuel Monni (ITA, Yamaha), 23 p.; 9. Marvin Musquin (FRA, KTM), 22 p.; 10. Jeremy van Horebeek (BEL, KTM), 21 p..MX2 Championship top 10: 1. Marvin Musquin (FRA, KTM), 443 points; 2. Rui Goncalves (POR, KTM), 423 p.; 3. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Kawasaki), 415 p.; 4. Davide Guarneri (ITA, Yamaha), 373 p.; 5. Ken Roczen (GER, Suzuki), 306 p.; 6. Steven Frossard (FRA, Kawasaki), 294 p.; 7. Joel Roelants (BEL, KTM), 248 p.; 8. Nicolas Aubin (FRA, Yamaha), 245 p.; 9. Manuel Monni (ITA, Yamaha), 245 p.; 10. Xavier Boog (FRA, Suzuki), 235 p.: 1. KTM, 559 points; 2. Kawasaki, 484 p.; 3. Yamaha, 444 p.; 4. Suzuki, 422 p.; 5. Honda, 323 p.; 6. TM, 14 p.;NEXT GPRound 14 of 15 will take the FIM Motocross World Championship to Lierop, Holland, on the August 30 weekend.