Frossard, Roczen Sweep Sweden GP

Kit Palmer | July 5, 2011

Monster Energy Yamaha’s Steven Frossard (MX1) and KTM Red Bull Teka’s Ken Roczen (MX2) took top honors in their respective classes at the Uddevalla Circuit in Sweden, July 3. Both Frossard and Roczen went 1-1 at the Grand Prix of Sweden.

For Frossard, it was his second overall win of the season and is now third in points, 22 points behind new leader, Antonio Cairoli.Cairoli, the defending champ, was third overall on the day after going 5-2. The Red Bull Teka KTM rider fell in the first moto and came through the pack to break into the top five. Cairoli gained big points on the former class leader Clement Desalle, who was still mending from a thumb injury which he sustained while competing in a round of the Belgian Championship. Desalle, on the Rockstar Energy World MX1 Suzuki, ended up going 8-7 for seventh overall.Cairoli now leads Desalle by 10 points.Finishing second overall for the day was the Russian Evgeny Boryshev on the factory Honda. He went 2-4 for his best overall finish of his career.In the MX2 class, Roczen extended his points lead with another 1-1 over teammate Jeffrey Herlings, who took second overall via a 3-2 tally. Roczen now leads Herlings by 14 points in the race for the MX2 Championship.

Third overall went to Yamaha’s Gautier Paulin with a 2-3.Americans Zach Osborne and Mike Leib had mixed results. Osborne crashed in the first moto and ended up going 11-10 for ninth overall, while Leib enjoyed his best finish to date in the first moto with a 13th. However, mechanical problems put him out of the second moto.


Kit Palmer | Off-Road Editor

Kit Palmer started his career at Cycle News in 1984 and he’s been testing dirt and streetbikes every since – plus covering any event that uses some form of a knobby tire. He’s also our resident motorcycle mileage man with a commute of 120 miles a day.