Philippaerts Back To Victory In MX1 - Dirt Rider Magazine

Defending world champion David Philippaerts winning the MX1 class and Marvin Musquin the MX2.Both started from pole which they took through yesterday's qualifying heat wins.Nagl and Clement Desalle completed the MX1 podium while Championship leader Antonio Cairoli ended eighth overall after yesterday's crash.In the MX2 Frossard and Paulin completed the "French" podium behind red plate holder Musquin.MX1 CLASSComing back to victory after his latest appearance on the top of the podium at Loket 2008, Yamaha Monster Energy Motocross' Philippaerts stormed from fifth to second in the Championship as he picked up 47 precious points while Championship leader Antonio Cairoli and third placed Jonathan Barragan struggled.Yamaha Red Bull De Carli's Cairoli suffered after yesterday's crash and soldiered on to finish both heats and take eighth overall, retaining the red plate eventually. Barragan was handed third by Nagl -who crashed- in heat one but a crash in moto two ruled the KTM Silver Action Spaniard out with a broken clutch.Red Bull KTM Factory Racing's Max Nagl took second on his first season podium as the German looked the strongest on the track today. Leading most of heat one, he fought back after Philippaerts snatched the lead but crashed and ended fourth. In heat two he took his revenge dominating ahead of the defending Champion.Courtesy of a second and a third place finishes LS Motors Honda's Clement Desalle rounded up the podium but expressed his disappointment for a fall in the early stages of heat two.After several years, Mickael Pichon back in the GPs, he drive the factory Honda of team Martin, in fact the team has currently all the two riders, Kevin Strijbos and Marc De Reuver out for injured.Yamaha fellow riders Jonathan Coppins and Tanel Leok rounded off the top five ahead of a solid Mickael Pichon and injured Ken De Dycker.Home hero Billy Mackenzie struggled with an injured thumb to end 13th overall.David Philippaerts:
"For me this is a great day after some difficult GPs. It feels like a long time, too long, since I last won at Loket last year. I almost forgot the feeling! The track was softer here last year and it was definitely easier on Saturday than it was today. I had some good starts but this has happened quite often this season and I owe a big thanks to the team for this; for sure to start at the front makes the job easier."Max Nagl:
"I pushed very hard in the first heat and I put a lot of pressure on myself. It was quite difficult to catch up after the crash because it's hard to overtake on this track. But after winning the second race I realise I could have easily won both of them. I have lacked a little confidence until now but Stefan Everts (factory team manager) has done a great job with me and I understand the problem is in my head. Hopefully I can keep going the same way as today.Clement Desalle:
"I am a bit disappointed to lose second position by just one point but this podium is another good result for my championship standing. I made a mistake in the second moto and this was a shame because I lost contact with David ( Philippaerts) and second position. My starts were good and this is a positive part of the day."MX1 Moto1: 1. David Philippaerts (ITA, Yamaha) 2. Clement Desalle (BEL, Honda) 3. Jonathan Barragan (ESP, KTM) 4. Maximilian Nagl (GER, KTM) 5. Joshua Coppins (NZL, Yamaha) 6. Ken de Dycker (BEL, Suzuki) 7. Mickael Pichon (FRA, Honda) 8. Tanel Leok (EST, Yamaha) 9. Gregory Aranda (FRA, Kawasaki) 10. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, Yamaha)MX1 Moto 2: 1. Maximilian Nagl (GER, KTM) 2. David Philippaerts (ITA, Yamaha) 3. Clement Desalle (BEL, Honda) 4. Joshua Coppins (NZL, Yamaha) 5. Billy Mackenzie (GBR, Honda) 6. Tanel Leok (EST, Yamaha) 7. Mickael Pichon (FRA, Honda) 8. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, Yamaha) 9. Gregory Aranda (FRA, Kawasaki) 10. Carl Nunn (GBR, Suzuki)MX1 Championship: 1. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, Yamaha), 255 points; 2. David Philippaerts (ITA, Yamaha), 221 p.; 3. Jonathan Barragan (ESP, KTM), 215 p.; 4. Joshua Coppins (NZL, Yamaha), 209 p.; 5. Ken de Dycker (BEL, Suzuki), 208 p.; 6. Clement Desalle (BEL, Honda), 204 p.; 7. Maximilian Nagl (GER, KTM), 198 p.; 8. Tanel Leok (EST, Yamaha), 190 p.; 9. Gareth Swanepoel (RSA, Kawasaki), 106 p.; 10. David Vuillemin (FRA, Kawasaki), 101 p.;

** MX2 CLASS**
Taking his maiden double heat win, KTM mounted Marvin Musquin wrapped up his second GP win and first with the Austrian manufacturer. Winning first time out Musquin increased his advantage in the Championship as he is due to enter his home round in Ernee next weekend with the red plate.Dominating heat one, Musquin recovered in heat two until he moved past leader Goncalves.Steven Frossard ended second on the podium for the second time this year. The result gave the CLS' Frenchman a lot of confidence ahead of Ernee where he will try and grasp his maiden GP win. Moving past Gautier Paulin, Steven Frossard ended second in heat one. In heat two he was sandwiched in between Rui Goncalves and Marvin Musquin with the duo eventually finishing ahead of him.Rounding off an all French podium Bud Racing Kawasaki's Gautier Paulin remained runner up in the Championship. A crash in heat one saw the previous red plate holder lost his chance for a second place finish.Red Bull KTM Factory Racing's Rui Goncalves put an end to his three podium row as he missed the rostrum by just two points - he ended fourth overall ahead of Spanish GP winner Jeremy Van Horebeek.Taking 11th overall Sword was the highest placed home rider as American Zach Osborne pulled out in pain due to his wrist injury at Agueda - he tried to come back this weekend but he unveiled to be not fit yet.Marvin Musquin: "I am feeling very confident. I liked the track and I am happy with my bike. Yesterday I knew I was fast when I won the qualifying race and could choose the first gate. I managed to take the holeshot in the first race and I put in some good lap times."Steven Frossard: "My start was pretty good in the first race, but I lost too much time to pass some other riders and when I took second Marvin was too far away. I pushed hard to reduce the gap but that was not enough laps. In the second heat I came back on Goncalves and wanted to apply some pressure, but I couldn't find a place to pass him. I lost my rhythm, then made a mistake and Marvin overtook me. This is my second podium of the season but that's not enough for me, and now I am getting impatient for my first GP win."Gautier Paulin: "On Saturday during the qualifying race I did a wheelie at the start but today was better and I got a great launch in the opening moto. I was second for most of the race, but then made a mistake and crashed; I had a good rhythm afterwards, the bike was not damaged and I scored a third place. At the second start some of us were a bit distracted by one rider who jumped early and hit the gate, but I had a good opening lap until I slid out and lost three positions! It took me a few laps before I got a good rhythm again and when I came to fourth position the leaders were too far away. Last year I was not successful here, but this time I felt good physically; the bike was great and it was a good weekend even if the results show that we must continue to work if we want to take back the red plate."Zach Osborne DNF: "I definitely knew coming into this weekend that it would not be easy. I took a painkilling injection before the race but it could only do so much. The whole team made their best effort to try and salvage something for the championship but it is far out of reach now and I will focus on recovering fully and being able to come back and win. I hope to be 100% by the German Grand Prix in three weeks time."MX2 Moto1: 1. Marvin Musquin (FRA, KTM) 2. Steven Frossard (FRA, Kawasaki) 3. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Kawasaki) 4. Davide Guarneri (ITA, Yamaha), 5. Manuel Monni (ITA, Yamaha) 6. Anthony Boissiere (FRA, KTM) 7. Rui Goncalves (POR, KTM) 8. Jeremy van Horebeek (BEL, KTM) 9. Ken Roczen (GER, Suzuki) 10. Xavier Boog (FRA, Suzuki)MX2 Moto 2: 1. Marvin Musquin (FRA, KTM) 2. Rui Goncalves (POR, KTM) 3. Steven Frossard (FRA, Kawasaki) 4. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Kawasaki) 5. Jeremy van Horebeek (BEL, KTM) 6. Stephen Sword (GBR, KTM) 7. Xavier Boog (FRA, Suzuki) 8. Ken Roczen (GER, Suzuki) 9. Manuel Monni (ITA, Yamaha) 10. Davide Guarneri (ITA, Yamaha)MX2 Championship: 1. Marvin Musquin (FRA, KTM), 234 points; 2. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Kawasaki), 219 p.; 3. Davide Guarneri (ITA, Yamaha), 208 p.; 4. Rui Goncalves (POR, KTM), 202 p.; 5. Steven Frossard (FRA, Kawasaki), 178 p.; 6. Xavier Boog (FRA, Suzuki), 166 p.; 7. Nicolas Aubin (FRA, Yamaha), 136 p.; 8. Jeremy van Horebeek (BEL, KTM), 118 p.; 9. Manuel Monni (ITA, Yamaha), 115 p.; 10. Zach Osborne (USA, Yamaha), 100 p