Results MotoCross World Championship, Guadalajara, Mexico

2012-05-13 21:06
The 2012 FIM Motocross World Championship travelled to South America and the city of Guadalajara for the Grand Prix of Mexico and the fourth round of the series. Antonio Cairoli emerged as the winner of a hot event across the loose terrain of the Nico Espa�a circuit that was surrounded by 25,000 spectators. Honda World Motocross team�s Rui Goncalves scored ninth position on the works CRF450R and was just beaten by LS Honda�s Jonathan Barragan who posted his best set of results of the season so far.

The factory team were down to one rider representation after Evgeny Bobryshev was forced to withdraw from the meeting feeling the effects of Bronchitis. The Russian was in no condition to compete after struggling to breathe at the venue over 1600m above sea level and in temperatures of thirty degrees.

It was left to Goncalves to steer the CRF450R in spite of a strained hip tendon that caused discomfort and left the Portuguese lacking full race fitness. Battling a terrain that mixed hard-pack with very fine, almost sandy, sections the 26 year old was also handicapped with a damaged right thumb after a heavy landing in practice on Saturday. The former MX2 world championship runner-up made a decent start in the opening moto to end the first lap in fourth position, but was powerless to match the pace of the leading group. Goncalves crossed the line in ninth and then persevered to grasp eighth in the second race for ninth overall.

LS Honda�s Jonathan Barragan finished the Grand Prix with eighth place. The Spaniard was one of twenty Grand Prix regulars to make the trip from Europe to Guadalajara and was able to record his healthiest results so far in his first term with the CRF450R. The former GP winner captured seventh and ninth positions for his slot in the final classification.

In the MX2 class Gariboldi Esta Honda�s Max Anstie was the sole CRF250R campaigner and the British teenager rode to eighth and ninth for another good haul of points and eighth overall.

Honda�s riders in the MX1 standings now hold tenth (Goncalves), eleventh (Bobryshev) and twelfth (Barragan) and Anstie has been consistent in the MX2 division to rest sixth after the first quarter of the Grand Prix calendar.

Round five of the FIM Motocross World Championship will take place at Beto Carrero next weekend for the Grand Prix of Brazil.


HONDA RIDER COMMENTS:

Rui Goncalves:
Race Result: 9th / 8th Championship position: 10th
�I picked up an injury in Fermo and the tendon for the muscle in my leg has come off the bone so I was having difficulty in getting my leg out for the right hand corners. In first practice this weekend I jumped too far on one of the table-tops and landed in a hole and my hand came off the bars. My thumb swelled up and I couldn�t feel anything in my hand. I had to dig deep again. I hope these injuries are going to stop so that I can just start flowing and get into my season. I�ve had to adapt to these problems and I hope I can heal up in the week because I was hurting this GP.�

Jonathan Barragan:
Race Result: 7th / 9th Championship position: 12th
�Today I had a good rhythm and the results came. In the second moto I felt a bit disappointed because there were five riders ahead of me and I just couldn�t quite do enough to get in among them. Anyway this is my best race of the year so I�m happy. The track was really bad. Many kickers on the jumps, big pools of water and riders crossing lines and crashing; it was pretty dangerous.�

Max Anstie:
MX2 Race Result: 8th / 9th Championship position: 6th
�It was a crazy weekend. Yesterday we struggled a little bit with the bike, but so were many other people. I went down to do the qualification heat and when I went out for the sighting lap there were no other riders! That was pretty strange. After the race they were all telling me that I should not have ridden and all the riders were getting in my face, but I decided to go out and make the best of it and I got the second gate pick for today which was what we wanted. Both races were pretty tough, but I kept pushing right until the end. The second race was good, but I actually crashed half way through and had to pass Kullas again. It was really hot and I think the altitude got a lot of people. We are making improvements and one step at a time.�


RESULTS

MX1 RACE 1 (20 laps = 31.20Km)
POS / RIDER / NAT. / MOTORCYCLE / TIME
1 / CAIROLI, ANTONIO / ITA / KTM / 40:53.481
2 / DESALLE, CLEMENT / BEL / SUZUKI / 41:01.145
3 / DE DYCKER, KEN / BEL / KTM / 41:24.000
4 / PAULIN, GAUTIER / FRA / KAWASAKI / 41:37.406
5 / STRIJBOS, KEVIN / BEL / KTM / 41:41.740
6 / LEOK, TANEL / EST / SUZUKI / 41:46.570
7 / BARRAGAN, JONATHAN / ESP / HONDA / 42:00.486
8 / BOOG, XAVIER / FRA / KAWASAKI / 42:08.217
9 / GONCALVES, RUI / POR / HONDA / 42:13.101
10 / PHILIPPAERTS, DAVID / ITA / YAMAHA / 42:28.321
11 / KARRO, MATISS / LAT / KTM / 42:29.948
12 / FERRIS, DEAN / AUS / KAWASAKI / 42:40.428
13 / POURCEL, SEBASTIEN / FRA / KAWASAKI / 42:59.407
14 / TIAINEN, SANTTU / FIN / KAWASAKI / 42:34.584
15 / GARCIA, MARTIN / MEX / KTM / 41:16.641

FASTEST LAP: CAIROLI, Antonio; 1:52.472 in lap 14 with 49.93Km/h


MX1 RACE 2 (20 laps = 31.20Km)
POS / RIDER / NAT. / MOTORCYCLE / TIME
1 / PHILIPPAERTS, DAVID / ITA / YAMAHA / 40:15.650
2 / DESALLE, CLEMENT / BEL / SUZUKI / 40:16.973
3 / CAIROLI, ANTONIO / ITA / KTM / 40:21.101
4 / POURCEL, CHRISTOPHE / FRA / KAWASAKI / 40:27.095
5 / DE DYCKER, KEN / BEL / KTM / 40:29.840
6 / LEOK, TANEL / EST / SUZUKI / 40:32.308
7 / BOOG, XAVIER / FRA / KAWASAKI / 40:33.434
8 / GONCALVES, RUI / POR / HONDA / 40:34.304
9 / BARRAGAN, JONATHAN / ESP / HONDA / 40:45.624
10 / STRIJBOS, KEVIN / BEL / KTM / 41:00.882
11 / GUARNERI, DAVIDE / ITA / KTM / 41:17.502
12 / FERRIS, DEAN / AUS / KAWASAKI / 41:20.766
13 / KARRO, MATISS / LAT / KTM / 41:55.868
14 / POURCEL, SEBASTIEN / FRA / KAWASAKI / 41:25.005
15 / TIAINEN, SANTTU / FIN / KAWASAKI / 41:34.621

FASTEST LAP: CAIROLI, Antonio; 1:50.216 in lap 3 with 50.95Km/h

MX1 CHAMPIONSHIP POSITIONS TO DATE:
1 CAIROLI 178, 2 DESALLE 149, 3 PAULIN 134, 4 DE DYCKER 131,
5 POURCEL 129, 6 PHILIPPAERTS 105, 7 STRIJBOS 103, 8 BOOG 99,
9 LEOK 92, 10 GONCALVES 79, 11 BOBRYSHEV 69, 12 BARRAGAN 59,
13 SIMPSON 58, 14 KARRO 53, 15 GUARNERI 46.


MX2 RACE 1 (20 laps = 31.20Km)
POS / RIDER / NAT. / MOTORCYCLE / TIME
1 / HERLINGS, JEFFREY / NED / KTM / 40:55.196
2 / SEARLE, TOMMY / GBR / KAWASAKI / 41:01.090
3 / VAN HOREBEEK, JEREMY / BEL / KTM / 41:04.197
4 / FERRANDIS, DYLAN / FRA / KAWASAKI / 41:42.355
5 / TIXIER, JORDI / FRA / KTM / 41:42.862
6 / ROELANTS, JOEL / BEL / KAWASAKI / 41:43.910
7 / CHARLIER, CHRISTOPHE / FRA / YAMAHA / 41:55.927
8 / ANSTIE, MAX / GBR / HONDA / 42:14.289
9 / BUTRON, JOSE / ESP / KTM / 42:19.592
10 / NICHOLLS, JAKE / GBR / KTM / 42:22.942
11 / LUPINO, ALESSANDRO / ITA / HUSQVARNA / 41:12.707
12 / LARSEN, NIKOLAJ / DEN / SUZUKI / 41:34.115
13 / LIEBER, JULIEN / BEL / KTM / 41:40.954
14 / GUILLOD, VALENTIN / SUI / KTM / 41:42.173
15 / COLDENHOFF, GLENN / NED / KTM / 42:44.495

FASTEST LAP: HERLINGS, Jeffrey; 1:55.439 in lap 4 with 48.65Km/h


MX2 RACE 2 (19 laps = 29.64Km)
POS / RIDER / NAT. / MOTORCYCLE / TIME
1 / HERLINGS, JEFFREY / NED / KTM / 39:06.278
2 / SEARLE, TOMMY / GBR / KAWASAKI / 39:31.052
3 / VAN HOREBEEK, JEREMY / BEL / KTM / 39:33.441
4 / ROELANTS, JOEL / BEL / KAWASAKI / 39:42.461
5 / CHARLIER, CHRISTOPHE / FRA / YAMAHA / 39:57.460
6 / NICHOLLS, JAKE / GBR / KTM / 40:11.533
7 / COLDENHOFF, GLENN / NED / KTM / 40:19.301
8 / TIXIER, JORDI / FRA / KTM / 40:23.906
9 / ANSTIE, MAX / GBR / HONDA / 40:31.864
10 / KULLAS, HARRI / FIN / SUZUKI / 40:36.686
11 / LUPINO, ALESSANDRO / ITA / HUSQVARNA / 41:09.433
12 / PETROV, PETAR / BUL / SUZUKI / 39:39.218
13 / LARSEN, NIKOLAJ / DEN / SUZUKI / 39:54.742
14 / GUILLOD, VALENTIN / SUI / KTM / 40:31.470
15 / SALAZAR, JETRO / PER / KTM / 41:28.193

FASTEST LAP: HERLINGS, Jeffrey; 1:52.599 in lap 1 with 49.88Km/h

MX2 CHAMPIONSHIP POSITIONS TO DATE:
1 HERLINGS 194, 2 VAN HOREBEEK 154, 3 SEARLE 153,
4 ROELANTS 118, 5 TIXIER 107, 6 ANSTIE 105, 7 NICHOLLS 95,
8 FERRANDIS 91, 9 LUPINO 80, 10 KULLAS 76, 11 LEIB 61,
12 BUTRON 60, 13 PETROV 57, 14 CHARLIER 55, 15 TONKOV 55.


NEXT EVENT: ROUND04 MAY 13 BETO CARRERO, BRAZIL

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