Spanish Jonathan Barragan Win The Home GP - Dirt Rider Magazine

Courtesy of a thrilling victory Jonathan Barragan became the first ever Spaniard to win a Motocross GP at home in Spain since 1962, the year of the first ever Spanish GP. A final lap dogfight in the second MX2 heat handed the first ever overall win to a surprised Jeremy van Horebeek. The MX1 podium was completed by David Philippaerts and Antonio Cairoli while an all KTM MX2 podium saw Goncalves second and Boissiere third.Cairoli keeps leading the MX1 standings ahead of Barragan while Musquin became the new MX2 red plate holder ahead of round seven to be held at Mallory Park, Great Britain, in two weeks.MX1 CLASSDespite not being 100% fit due to a recent left shoulder injury KTM Silver Action's Barragan made it a great day for his home fans by winning his second season's GP at home in Spain. Since the first ever Motocross GP held in Spain took place in 1962 at Rota-Malaga, no Spanish riders had won an overall on home soil as Barragan wrote his name on the history books today.Winning heat one with a dominant performance, Barragan was on route for another start to flag victory in the second heat. Though a crash in the opening laps saw the Madrid born rider recover to an eventual fourth and wrap up the overall.Despite a broken left index from Agueda a gutsy Philippaerts showed an incredible willpower by taking his best season's overall finish courtesy of a second place. The reigning Champion has now entered the top five in the standings as he fought tooth and nail to get third both in heat one and two.Yamaha Red Bull De Carli's Cairoli rounded off the podium and limited the damages to his series lead after what was a difficult opening moto. Chasing Barragan for victory, Cairoli bumped into second placed Mackenzie as both went down. Once Cairoli was back in the race he managed to recover to fifth but another crash while he tried to move past Joshua Coppins saw the Italian drop down the field again. He ended in eighth place which he made up for by winning the final heat after closing an almost ten second gap from previous leader KTM 's Max Nagl in just four laps though the German gave Cairoli a hand by crashing in the final stages of the Moto.Red Bull KTM Factory Racing's Nagl was fourth overall ahead of LS Motors Honda's Clement Desalle who completed the top five. Despite two good starts Billy Mackenzie, who led nine laps in Moto two, took eighth overall.Ken De Dycker was hampered by a couple of crashes in heat one he DNF eventually as he took sixth in heat two despite a sore wrist.MX1 Moto 1: 1. Jonathan Barragan (ESP, KTM), 40:38.899; ; 2. Clement Desalle (BEL, Honda), +0:10.982; 3. David Philippaerts (ITA, Yamaha), +0:11.453; 4. Joshua Coppins (NZL, Yamaha), +0:16.273; 5. David Vuillemin (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:17.446; 6. Gareth Swanepoel (RSA, Kawasaki), +0:18.617; 7. Maximilian Nagl (GER, KTM), +0:19.177; 8. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, Yamaha), +0:51.165; 9. Tanel Leok (EST, Yamaha), +0:54.074; 10. Aigar Leok (EST, TM), +1:05.652;MX1 Moto 2: 1. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, Yamaha), 39:22.225; ; 2. Maximilian Nagl (GER, KTM), +0:01.314; 3. David Philippaerts (ITA, Yamaha), +0:13.691; 4. Jonathan Barragan (ESP, KTM), +0:18.063; 5. Billy Mackenzie (GBR, Honda), +0:20.186; 6. Ken de Dycker (BEL, Suzuki), +0:23.058; 7. Clement Desalle (BEL, Honda), +0:23.655; 8. Joshua Coppins (NZL, Yamaha), +0:23.983; 9. David Vuillemin (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:33.488; 10. Gregory Aranda (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:39.470;MX1 Championship: 1. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, Yamaha), 231 points; 2. Jonathan Barragan (ESP, KTM), 195 p.; 3. Ken de Dycker (BEL, Suzuki), 183 p.; 4. Joshua Coppins (NZL, Yamaha), 175 p.; 5. David Philippaerts (ITA, Yamaha), 174 p.; 6. Tanel Leok (EST, Yamaha), 162 p.; 7. Clement Desalle (BEL, Honda), 162 p.; 8. Maximilian Nagl (GER, KTM), 155 p.; 9. David Vuillemin (FRA, Kawasaki), 101 p.; 10. Steve Ramon (BEL, Suzuki), 100 p.;Jonathan Barragan:
"I did have a crash in the second race and some guys passed me but by then my shoulder was starting to give me some problems. It was also very hot today, but that didn't really bother me because I am quite used to this kind of weather."David Philippaerts,:
"I did not expect this because my thumb gave me a lot of problems yesterday, but today I could ride well and quite easily and I am really happy for the result; it is a bit of a surprise. I did not do any training since Portugal, only treatment, so I felt a bit tired towards the end of the second Moto but obviously I am really pleased with two third positions. My doctor believes that I should be almost back to normal for the next Grand Prix."Antonio Cairoli,:
"In the first Moto I made two mistakes and when I crashed with Josh it was my fault because I was going for his line and just caught his back wheel. With Mackenzie the first time I think it was a normal pass but he cut the line and we both went down. My fuel tank was actually damaged after that so I was going easy on the gas because I did not want to run out before the end of the race. I still could make the best lap-time and the moment with Josh was a shame, it also hurt some of my ribs although the pain was not so bad by the start of the second race. I lost some time at the beginning of the second Moto but I found the right lines and even copied a few from Jonathan when he overtook me for a while! I felt really good, and when I saw Nagl make a mistake I pushed hard for the win."

MX2 CLASSOne single point marked the maiden MX2 Grand Prix success of Belgian Jeremy van Horebeek who found himself on top of today's podium after a dramatic final lap of heat two. Taking second in Moto one behind eventual winner Goncalves, the Belgian of the KTM Factory Junior MX2 team moved past Nicolas Aubin at the final lap of Moto two and took third as the manoeuvre added two more points and the overall win to his account.On the other hand Red Bull KTM Factory racing's Rui Goncalves, who was on his way to win the third consecutive GP on the day of his 24th birthday, dropped to second overall. Good consolation for the Portuguese was that he could score 22 points more than new Championship leader Marvin Musquin and reduce his gap from the top of the standings.Making up for an injury plagued beginning of the 2009, KTM HDI MX's Anthony Boissiere mounted on his first season's podium and even won his third career GP heat by dominating the second half of heat two.Boissiere, who only raced Faenza and Bellpuig due to his injuries, had a hard time to keep young gun Ken Roczen behind in second at heat two. As Boissiere got more and more tired, Teka Suzuki Europe World MX2's Roczen came closer and closer to take his best career result of second in a GP heat at only his second career GP - he debuted last weekend in Agueda 11 days after his 15th birthday. Roczen was an eventual fourth overall missing out on his maiden podium by just two points.His team mate Xavier Boog was fifth overall despite a great first heat result of third.Taking eleventh overall Marvin Musquin snatched the red plate from French countryman Gautier Paulin who had a terrible start to the final Moto when he crashed at turn one and his bike got stuck under Pocock's Yamaha.MX2 Moto 1: 1. Rui Goncalves (POR, KTM), 39:21.424; ; 2. Jeremy van Horebeek (BEL, KTM), +0:01.818; 3. Xavier Boog (FRA, Suzuki), +0:05.871; 4. Davide Guarneri (ITA, Yamaha), +0:06.426; 5. Steven Frossard (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:07.891; 6. Ken Roczen (GER, Suzuki), +0:07.954; 7. Anthony Boissiere (FRA, KTM), +0:24.346; 8. Manuel Monni (ITA, Yamaha), +0:29.578; 9. Marcus Schiffer (GER, KTM), +0:33.182; 10. Arnaud Tonus (SUI, KTM), +0:34.051;MX2 Moto 2: 1. Anthony Boissiere (FRA, KTM), 39:35.739; ; 2. Ken Roczen (GER, Suzuki), +0:02.240; 3. Jeremy van Horebeek (BEL, KTM), +0:05.212; 4. Nicolas Aubin (FRA, Yamaha), +0:06.794; 5. Rui Goncalves (POR, KTM), +0:09.792; 6. Steven Frossard (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:10.777; 7. Davide Guarneri (ITA, Yamaha), +0:19.102; 8. Xavier Boog (FRA, Suzuki), +0:20.462; 9. Marvin Musquin (FRA, Honda), +0:29.925; 10. Marcus Schiffer (GER, KTM), +0:36.699;MX2 Championship: 1. Marvin Musquin (FRA, Honda), 184 points; 2. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Kawasaki), 181 p.; 3. Davide Guarneri (ITA, Yamaha), 179 p.; 4. Rui Goncalves (POR, KTM), 166 p.; 5. Xavier Boog (FRA, Suzuki), 141 p.; 6. Steven Frossard (FRA, Kawasaki), 136 p.; 7. Nicolas Aubin (FRA, Yamaha), 126 p.; 8. Zach Osborne (USA, Yamaha), 100 p.; 9. Shaun Simpson (GBR, KTM), 97 p.; 10. Jeremy van Horebeek (BEL, KTM), 89 p.;Jeremy van Horebeek:
"I am just so happy to get the win today, the KTM Factory Junior Team have done a great job and we made some changes to the engine on my bike which suits my riding style much better and now I feel really comfortable on the bike. I had a great start to the season with a podium in Faenza but then I had to miss the Turkish GP with a shoulder injury. I tried to make up for the lost time on the bike by increasing my physical training and my good base in the winter has helped me prove today that I have the speed and ability to win GP's. I am just going to take each race one at a time and do my best to get back on the podium again."Rui Goncalves:
But still the best birthday present I could give myself is being on the podium, I don't aim to always win, but I do try to get as many points as possible."Anthony Boissiere:
"I had a good start in the first race and I could overtake quite a few riders, then I took the lead in the second race and I was able to hang onto it until the end. This is a result that has made me feel very strong. I won my last moto in 2005 but there's a big difference between the Anthony Boissiere of 2005 and what I am today."