Germany MXGP Race Report - Dirt Rider Magazine

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The Italian Antonio Cairoli took the MX1 overall win ahead of local hero Max Nagl, who had won the first heat after a dogfight with the Championship leader. Ken De Dycker was third.In MX2 a healthy German crowd enjoyed a superb home Grand Prix with 15 year old Ken Roczen becoming the youngest GP winner ever at his home event. The podium was completed by French connection: Steven Frossard and series leader Marvin Musquin.MX1 CLASSThe MX1 Grand Prix was an affair in between Tony Cairoli and Max Nagl, the same duo that dominated yesterday's qualifying heat where Cairoli took pole courtesy of a last lap move on Nagl.Yamaha Red Bull De Carli's Cairoli tried again a similar move in moto one after he closed the gap from Nagl. The Red Bull KTM Factory Racing's German took the holeshot and tried to pull away with the lead until he was forced to bang bars with Cairoli to defend the first spot. Eventually Nagl won followed by Cairoli.Moto two started again with Nagl's holeshot but Cairoli made his move on the German a lot earlier to wrap up the overall and become the Italian with the highest number of GP wins to his credit courtesy of 28 overall wins-one more than Alessio Chiodi.Nagl remained second until four laps to go when Teka Suzuki WMX1's Ken De Dycker moved past for second. Finishing in third, Nagl took second overall for his third consecutive podium appearance and could close in on David Philippaerts as the two are respectively second and third in the Championship at just four points from each other-Cairoli remains first.De Dycker, who struggled in the first heat, completed the podium in third as he snatched the position from Philippaerts courtesy of the last heat's move on Nagl. The Yamaha Monster Energy Motocross man ended fourth ahead of team mate Joshua Coppins, with the latter hitting Philippaerts in heat two and crashing right after.After three GP's, Mickael Pichon ended his Martin Honda experience with eighth overall while Honda fellow rider Billy Mackenzie headed back to Great Britain for a hand operation as an injury has been affecting the youngster since May.Antonio Cairoli:
"It hard to pass on this track and I waited too long behind Josh at the start of the first moto. Only on the last lap could I catch Max and there was not enough time to set him up to overtake properly. When I was second in the next moto I looked for two laps for the right line to pass and then rode my race. I could hear the crowd and it was pretty good for me because I could not see the pit-board so I was listening to them to know if Max was coming close! We are now in the second half of the championship and I am having fun again. I made some more points today."Max Nagl:
"Today I went out and I really wanted to win the first moto, especially as Tony (Cairoli) had beaten me in the final lap of the qualifying. But winning that race cost me a lot of energy and I was a bit tired in the second race. Today I managed to reach my goal of being on the podium in my home GP and I picked up some good championship points. Now I am only four points behind David Philippaerts in second place. This weekend was really positive for MX in Germany because Steffi (Laier of the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team), Ken Roczen (winner of the MX2 GP) and I were all on the podium. We also learned that the MX of Nations will be in Teutschenthal in 2013 and this is also very good for our sport. Today was great for me to have so much support from the crowd. They were amazing and it is very important when you are racing your home GP to get that support."Ken De Dycker:
"I am really happy to be back on the podium. The first moto was disappointing as I didn't have a good start and couldn't pass anybody. The lens came out of my goggles and it was really hard from the first moments. The second moto went really well and with the good start things were much easier. The track was rough today and it was better for me. Physically I am feeling OK. We changed the sprocket after the first moto and that made quite a difference because the power was almost too strong in the first. I gave myself a bit of a kick in the ass after the first moto and I wanted that good start. Once I was in the top three I got relaxed and into a rhythm and could push harder."MX1 Moto 1: 1. Maximilian Nagl (GER, KTM), 40:30.499; ; 2. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, Yamaha), +0:00.584; 3. Joshua Coppins (NZL, Yamaha), +0:20.172; 4. David Philippaerts (ITA, Yamaha), +0:23.357; 5. Clement Desalle (BEL, Honda), +0:24.782; 6. Tanel Leok (EST, Yamaha), +0:27.502; 7. Ken de Dycker (BEL, Suzuki), +0:39.118; 8. David Vuillemin (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:41.714; 9. Mickael Pichon (FRA, Honda), +0:44.450; 10. Gregory Aranda (FRA, Kawasaki), +1:04.246;MX1 Moto 2: 1. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, Yamaha), 41:07.118; ; 2. Ken de Dycker (BEL, Suzuki), +0:06.415; 3. Maximilian Nagl (GER, KTM), +0:10.703; 4. David Philippaerts (ITA, Yamaha), +0:14.935; 5. Joshua Coppins (NZL, Yamaha), +0:16.036; 6. Clement Desalle (BEL, Honda), +0:16.048; 7. Tanel Leok (EST, Yamaha), +0:22.632; 8. Mickael Pichon (FRA, Honda), +0:43.285; 9. Aigar Leok (EST, TM), +1:03.054; 10. Julien Bill (SUI, Aprilia), +1:07.557;MX1 Championship: 1. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, Yamaha), 338 points; 2. David Philippaerts (ITA, Yamaha), 297 p.; 3. Maximilian Nagl (GER, KTM), 293 p.; 4. Joshua Coppins (NZL, Yamaha), 274 p.; 5. Clement Desalle (BEL, Honda), 268 p.; 6. Ken de Dycker (BEL, Suzuki), 264 p.; 7. Tanel Leok (EST, Yamaha), 252 p.; 8. Jonathan Barragan (ESP, KTM), 215 p.; 9. Aigar Leok (EST, TM), 139 p.; 10. David Vuillemin (FRA, Kawasaki), 137 p.

MX2 CLASSAt 15 years and 53 days of age Ken Roczen became the youngest GP winner ever in front of his home crowd. The Teka Suzuki Europe World MX2 rider had an incredible day at only his fifth GP appearance which happened at his home venue Teutschenthal. The second youngest rider winning a GP is Dutch Dave Strijbos (16 years and 172 days) followed by French Sebastien Tortelli (16 years and 345 days).Roczen took two second places in the moto's, losing the victory from Frossard in heat one and battling it out with Championship leader Marvin Musquin in Moto two. Eventually Roczen settled for another second in the final moto to take the overall.CLS' Steven Frossard was second overall taking another podium at Teutschenthal after his maiden one from last year. In heat one Frossard won after French countryman Musquin handed him the race lead when he crashed. Though a difficult second moto left the Frenchman disappointed as he slipped twice and recovered to an eventual fifth.KTM mounted Musquin was third in the GP which he left again with the red plate. Securing the victory in the final Moto, Musquin could keep up his podium row taking the third consecutive rostrum finish.Runner up in the Championship Gautier Paulin put in two strong heats to finish fourth overall, as he won a three way battle for third in heat two involving also Schiffer and Rui Goncalves.The latter and Davide Guarneri completed the top six. The Italian and the Portuguese remained third and fourth in the Championship respectively with just 10 points in between them as Frossard closed in but remained in fifth.Ken Roczen :
"I don't know what to say; this is amazing for me. After my first two GPs I saw that the podium was possible. I always do my best and I hoped for a podium here, with a bit of luck, but didn't expect the win. Musquin was going fast but I thought I could pass him. Towards the end I knew that second place would give the overall so I rode safe. All the attention has come quickly and it isn't always easy to give people what they want but I try to do what I can!"Steven Frossard:
"I had a good opening race; after a decent start I came immediately to second position behind Musquin and followed him until he crashed. I was watching his lines and was waiting for the last ten minutes to attack him, but he fell and then I just had to control the gap over the rest. I knew that I could win my first GP here but unfortunately I had a bad jump from the gate. I came back to fourth but crashed and lost two places, and then crashed again. Fifth and second overall is not too bad, but I was expecting a win... The next rounds will take place on sandy tracks, I'm working hard alongside Thierry Godfroid and I can say that I am starting to enjoy riding in the sand."Marvin Musquin:
I managed to take the holeshot in the first race but I was not riding that well and I made some mistakes.I crashed and it was quite hard to make up ground again because somehow I lost my rhythm. Then Rui (Goncalves) got the holeshot in the second race. He was fast but I managed to get past him and I led the race for a while until Ken Roczen overtook me. I went on and managed to fight for the win in the second moto but it was not easy for me like it was in France. I got some good points and I am happy for Roczin that he won his home GP. I know how that is, he is very young and he deserved to win. Young Ken Roczin of Germany, the ultimate winner of the MX2 GP was racing in only his fifth GP and is only 15-year-old.MX2 Moto 1 : 1. Steven Frossard (FRA, Kawasaki), 40:57.005; ; 2. Ken Roczen (GER, Suzuki), +0:02.491; 3. Xavier Boog (FRA, Suzuki), +0:03.912; 4. Davide Guarneri (ITA, Yamaha), +0:15.040; 5. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:15.139; 6. Marvin Musquin (FRA, KTM), +0:20.955; 7. Rui Goncalves (POR, KTM), +0:22.199; 8. Nicolas Aubin (FRA, Yamaha), +0:27.690; 9. Jake Nicholls (GBR, KTM), +0:29.468; 10. Manuel Monni (ITA, Yamaha), +0:32.396;MX2 Moto 2 : 1. Marvin Musquin (FRA, KTM), 41:06.227; ; 2. Ken Roczen (GER, Suzuki), +0:02.188; 3. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:20.066; 4. Rui Goncalves (POR, KTM), +0:21.994; 5. Steven Frossard (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:30.647; 6. Anthony Boissiere (FRA, KTM), +0:40.130; 7. Marcus Schiffer (GER, KTM), +0:46.484; 8. Nicolas Aubin (FRA, Yamaha), +0:52.148; 9. Jeremy van Horebeek (BEL, KTM), +0:56.944; 10. Davide Guarneri (ITA, Yamaha), +1:05.750;MX2 Championship : 1. Marvin Musquin (FRA, KTM), 324 points; 2. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Kawasaki), 286 p.; 3. Davide Guarneri (ITA, Yamaha), 264 p.; 4. Rui Goncalves (POR, KTM), 254 p.; 5. Steven Frossard (FRA, Kawasaki), 246 p.; 6. Xavier Boog (FRA, Suzuki), 197 p.; 7. Nicolas Aubin (FRA, Yamaha), 187 p.; 8. Ken Roczen (GER, Suzuki), 164 p.; 9. Manuel Monni (ITA, Yamaha), 153 p.; 10. Jeremy van Horebeek (BEL, KTM), 147 p.;