Langston Again in Austrian GP

Cycle News Staff | July 9, 2000

KTM rider Grant Langston continues to get stronger as the season progresses. The South African KTM pilot won both motos at the sunny 11th round of the FIM 125cc World MX Championship in Launsdorf, Austria, today, extending his lead in the points standings.

Langston did receive a challenge from luckless Frenchman Luigi Seguy, who was the fastest qualifier and who led much of moto one. “I should have won this race,” said Seguy. “I pulled in on Mike Brown and passed him mid-race to take the lead. I rode very comfortably and thought I had the race under control, not even riding to the max. One lap before the flag I was taken by complete surprise when Grant Langston came flying past – I never saw him come. I tried to counter and regain the lead on the last lap. I got beside him, but he had the better line for the next turn and I had to give in.”

Seguy was less of a hindrance for Langston in the second moto, crashing twice and finishing ninth. American Brown finished runner-up in the moto, with Belgian Steve Ramon taking third.

American Scott Sheak finished seventh in moto two.


MOTO ONE: 1. Grant Langston (KTM); 2. Luigi Seguy        (Yam); 3. James Dobb (KTM); 4. Mike Brown       (Hon); 5. Philippe Dupasquier (TM).

MOTO 2: 1. Grant Langston (KTM             ); 2. Mike Brown (Hon); 3. Steve Ramon (Kaw); 4. Alessandro Puzar (Yam); 5. James Dobb (KTM).

POINTS STANDINGS: 1. Grant Langston (342); 2. James Dobb (298); 3. Mike Brown (278); 4. Luigi Seguy (224); 5. Patrick Caps (198).