Marvin Musquin dominates the GP of Brazil and takes MX2 Title - Dirt Rider Magazine

An action packed Honda Grand Prix of Brazil, rounding off the 2009 FIM Motocross World Championship, concluded with the victories of Clement Desalle and Marvin Musquin, as the latter also wrapped up the MX2 Championship.Steve Ramon and Max Nagl completed the MX1 podium while 2009 World Champion Tony Cairoli struggled to end ninth; German Nagl wrapped up the second place in the Championship.Ken Roczen and Frossard rounded off the MX2 podium ahead of fourth overall Rui Goncalves who ended an eventual second in the Championship.MX 1 Class
LS Motors Honda's Clement Desalle steered his machine to his second career GP victory at Canelinha where the Belgian performed as strong as ever. Desalle moved past Nagl in heat one to take victory and settled for second in heat two where a superb Ramon won his first season's heat.Teka Suzuki World MX1's Steve Ramon secured the podium with victory in heat two. In moto on the two time World Champion was seventh despite a good start.Red Bull KTM Factory Racing's Max Nagl completed the Brazilian podium by taking second in moto one after he let Desalle by and fifth in the final heat, where he struggled with the track conditions. Nevertheless Nagl wrapped up the runner up spot in the Championship ahead of Desalle.Yamaha Monster Energy Motocross' Joshua Coppins was fourth overall ahead of Ken De Dycker of Teka Suzuki WMX1.2008 World Champion David Philippaerts missed the third place in the Championship as he dropped down to sixth in the overall standings after a second moto crash.World Champion Tony Cairoli also had a tough Brazilian outing, slipping in moto one and getting stuck in a second corner accident in heat two. The pole man was ninth overall at his first Grand Prix after undergoing knee surgery in the week following Lierop.Brazilian Jorge Balbi was tenth overall to be the best placed home rider as his sister Mariana, the first ever woman to have raced an MX1 Grand Prix, was 24th.Clement Desalle: "I'm really pumped with my second GP win. Even more because it's always special to win an overseas event and certainly in front of this big and passionate crowd here today! So capping of my season in third overall was just perfect. Today was also the birthday of my sister Cloe and I'm dedicating my victory to her, because she's always been very supportive of my career.It's true that compared to other GP's we had less time to familiarise with the track, but that didn't matter to me. I had the idea before that the track would suit me and that turned out to be correct! In the second moto I tried to hunt down Steve (Ramon), but he was just too strong. Ramon was too far off and I need all my focus to stay on two wheels and defend my position from Coppins."Steve Ramon: "Today was a little bit difficult for me. I had some problems with arm-pump in the first moto but we made some changes to the set-up before the second race and I took the holeshot and could ride easy. It gave me a great feeling to win again and I am really happy, especially to end the season in this way."Max Nagl: I am very happy to finish second in the MX1 title, it's my best career result so far. I had a great start in the first heat but Desalle got past me. He's been very strong lately and I didn't want to make any mistakes that might have spoiled my chances. I only had to go for two more points after my good result in race one. I had a good start again and it was my ain to finish on the podium. This result was even better than I expected but I have a great bike and a great team and that really helps a lot. Now I'll concentrate on the MX of nations coming up soon. We have a very good national team and it's my goal to finish well there."MX1 Race 1: 1. Clement Desalle (BEL, Honda), 39:14.078; ; 2. Maximilian Nagl (GER, KTM), +0:02.735; 3. David Philippaerts (ITA, Yamaha), +0:08.439; 4. Ken de Dycker (BEL, Suzuki), +0:09.877; 5. Joshua Coppins (NZL, Yamaha), +0:13.631; 6. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, Yamaha), +0:37.453; 7. Steve Ramon (BEL, Suzuki), +0:42.279; 8. Tanel Leok (EST, Yamaha), +1:25.452; 9. Gareth Swanepoel (RSA, Kawasaki), +1:28.749; 10. Antonio Jorge Balbi Jr. (BRA, Honda), +1:29.845;MX1 Race 2: 1. Steve Ramon (BEL, Suzuki), 39:20.165; ; 2. Clement Desalle (BEL, Honda), +0:04.350; 3. Joshua Coppins (NZL, Yamaha), +0:05.996; 4. Ken de Dycker (BEL, Suzuki), +0:24.343; 5. Maximilian Nagl (GER, KTM), +0:32.527; 6. Carlos Campano (ESP, Yamaha), +0:43.224; 7. David Philippaerts (ITA, Yamaha), +0:54.357; 8. David Vuillemin (FRA, Kawasaki), +1:09.893; 9. Gareth Swanepoel (RSA, Kawasaki), +1:16.604; 10. Julien Bill (SUI, Aprilia), +1:20.582;MX1 Championship: 1. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, Yamaha), 561 points; 2. Maximilian Nagl (GER, KTM), 525 p.; 3. Clement Desalle (BEL, Honda), 508 p.; 4. David Philippaerts (ITA, Yamaha), 497 p.; 5. Ken de Dycker (BEL, Suzuki), 495 p.; 6. Joshua Coppins (NZL, Yamaha), 485 p.; 7. Tanel Leok (EST, Yamaha), 395 p.; 8. Gareth Swanepoel (RSA, Kawasaki), 262 p.; 9. Jonathan Barragan (ESP, KTM), 229 p.; 10. Steve Ramon (BEL, Suzuki), 217 p.;

MX 2 Class
Red Bull KTM Factory Racing's Marvin Musquin won his first ever World Title with gallantry as the 19 year old from France went on to win both moto's. Musquin first beat team mate and runner up in the Championship Rui Goncalves in heat one. Marvin moved past the Portuguese and pulled away to take victory and being crowned World Champion. In heat two he won a dogfight for first against the likes of Ken Roczen and Steven Frossard.Teka Suzuki Europe World MX2's Ken Roczen was second in moto one but failed to wrap up his second career Grand Prix as he finished again second to Musquin in the final heat. The German young gun was second overall.CLS' Steven Frossard came back to the podium after he took pole in the morning's session. The Frenchman had a bad start in heat one and recovered to fourth, then fought tooth and nail to clinch third in the final moto and mount on the podium.Other Red Bull KTM Factory Racing rider Rui Goncalves was a disappointed fourth overall at the end of the Grand Prix which he entered with a Title chance.KTM fellow rider Teillet rounded off the top five ahead of Guarneri.A technical issue hampered Paulin's Grand Prix but the Bud Racing Kawasaki PSM's man ended third overall in the Championship.Marvin Musquin: "I'm very happy to have won the title. It was a perfect day for me today. I really wanted to win that first race. In the beginning I had some trouble with my goggles but after I fixed that everything was fine. In the second race I had a great fight with Ken (Roczen) and I was very happy to ride with him. I think we will have some good clean and fair fights on the track next year and I look forward to that. I like this track a lot and I knew before the race that I was going to be fast. After I won the first moto I tried hard to stay concentrated because it was my goal to win both the GP and the title today. Of course I also knew that Rui (Goncalves) was going to be very fast and we were both fighting for the same goal. It was a little strange to win the title here in Brazil where I don't really have my family and friends to support me but I was still able to show what I can do and how I could win. It really helped that I have such a powerful bike to do it on."Ken Roczen: "It is great to finish the season with second place and a podium finish, so I am really happy about that. The first race was fun but the second was even better and the most important thing is that it was clean. The crowd were going crazy and it really helped me so I have to thank them. It has been an incredible season for me. I did not expect this. I trained a lot with Xavier and I saw that I was not much slower than him. I hoped for the top-10 and did not race with any pressure. I missed the first four races but still managed to come up to fifth in the championship. I hope to start well in 2010 and stay clear of injury."MX2 Race 1: 1. Marvin Musquin (FRA, KTM), 39:54.282; ; 2. Ken Roczen (GER, Suzuki), +0:01.840; 3. Valentin Teillet (FRA, KTM), +0:21.591; 4. Steven Frossard (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:32.502; 5. Rui Goncalves (POR, KTM), +0:34.688; 6. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:35.587; 7. Loic Larrieu (FRA, Yamaha), +0:54.886; 8. Davide Guarneri (ITA, Yamaha), +1:06.759; 9. Joel Roelants (BEL, KTM), +1:11.523; 10. Shaun Simpson (GBR, KTM), +1:19.936;MX2 Race 2: 1. Marvin Musquin (FRA, KTM), 39:25.625; ; 2. Ken Roczen (GER, Suzuki), +0:01.696; 3. Steven Frossard (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:01.900; 4. Davide Guarneri (ITA, Yamaha), +0:31.007; 5. Rui Goncalves (POR, KTM), +0:32.429; 6. Joel Roelants (BEL, KTM), +0:32.898; 7. Jake Nicholls (GBR, KTM), +0:42.912; 8. Manuel Monni (ITA, Yamaha), +0:59.629; 9. Valentin Teillet (FRA, KTM), +1:05.041; 10. Shaun Simpson (GBR, KTM), +1:42.863;MX2 Championship: 1. Marvin Musquin (FRA, KTM), 540 points; 2. Rui Goncalves (POR, KTM), 500 p.; 3. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Kawasaki), 437 p.; 4. Davide Guarneri (ITA, Yamaha), 418 p.; 5. Ken Roczen (GER, Suzuki), 390 p.; 6. Steven Frossard (FRA, Kawasaki), 332 p.; 7. Joel Roelants (BEL, KTM), 311 p.; 8. Manuel Monni (ITA, Yamaha), 284 p.; 9. Nicolas Aubin (FRA, Yamaha), 256 p.; 10. Xavier Boog (FRA, Suzuki), 253 p.;