Pirelli Scorpion MX Sweeps All Classes At Round 4 Of FIM MXGP In Agueda

Pirelli News Release

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AGUEDA, PORTUGAL** - Pirelli's Scorpion MX ruled all classes at the fourth round of the FIM Motocross World Championship in Agueda, Portugal and won all six motos disputed. MX1 belonged to Belgian Clement Desalle, MX2 was owned by Frenchman Marvin Musquin - who also returned to the top of the championship standings. The Women's World Championship event - the second of seven this season - was won by German Stephanie Laier who continues to front the series.

MX1

WEATHER Sunny TEMPERATURE 73°
HUMIDITY 67% TERRAIN Sandy soil

The premier class was monopolized by Pirelli riders, steering their factory machines using Scorpion MidSoft 32 front and rear. All three podium positions were captured. Surprisingly, Clement Desalle took the overall win. He made a late decision to race in Portugal after suffering a dislocated shoulder in Holland two weeks ago but was victorious thanks to a brace of second-positions. The works Suzuki rider defeated world championship leader Antonio Cairoli, who was fifth in the first moto after a bad start but retaliated to win the second race. The rostrum was completed by the Sicilian's team-mate Max Nagl. The German raced away with the first outing but was slow to build his rhythm in the second sprint and could only finish fifth. Yamaha Monster Energy rider David Philippaerts was fifth overall and suffered a fall in the first moto. Afterwards he took third but suffered an injury to his left hand and was not in the same shape during the second race, registering eighth by the flag. The day was not a complete disaster for the Italian as he was able to rise to third in the championship thanks to his points haul, behind Nagl and Cairoli.

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Overall Classification:**_

1. Clement Desalle Suzuki
2. Antonio Cairoli KTM

3. Max Nagl KTM
4. Xavier Boog Kawasaki
5. David Philippaerts Yamaha

Championship standings:

1. Antonio Cairoli KTM Team Red Bull De Carli 179
2. Max Nagl KTM Team Red Bull De Carli 161
3. David Philippaerts Yamaha Team Yamaha Monster 133
4. Steve Ramon Suzuki Team Teka 124
5. Clement Desalle Suzuki Team Teka 123

MX2

WEATHER Sunny TEMPERATURE 73°
HUMIDITY 67% TERRAIN Sandy soil

Defending champion Marvin Musquin's heavy fall at the Dutch GP did not leave many ill-effects as the Frenchman took his third win in four rounds. The works KTM rider - with the Scorpion MidSoft 32 front and rear - was unbeatable in both motos and has once again risen to the top of the standings. The 2009 number-one rider battled and defeated team-mate Jeffrey Herlings who was second overall with the Scorpion MidSoft 32 front. Suzuki's Ken Roczen finished third and trails in the championship by just three points. A crash in the second race ruined the overall result of third Red Bull KTM rider Shaun Simpson who had taken fourth place in the opening moto.

Overall Classification:

1. Marvin Musquin KTM
2. Jeffrey Herlings KTM

3. Ken Roczen Suzuki
4. Zac Osborne KTM
3. Steven Frossard Kawasaki

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Championship standings:**_

1. Marvin Musquin KTM Team Red Bull Factory 179
2. Ken Roczen Suzuki Team Teka 167
3. Jeffrey Herlings KTM Team Red Bull Factory 164
4. Steven Frossard Kawasaki Team CLS 133
5. Arnaud Tonus Suzuki Team Teka 116

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