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WMXGermanyMay 7, 2006
2006 FIM Motocross World Championship Round 04
Grand Prix of Germany – Teutschenthal, Germany

De Dycker solid again for fourth overall in Germany

Under blue skies and warm sunshine CAS Honda's Ken De Dycker scored 4th position at the Karcher Grand Prix of Germany at the fourth round of the FIM 2006 Motocross World Championships.

Ken de Dycker

Brian Jorgensen

The Belgian has accumulated 6th, 5th and two 4th positions in the first four stops of the Grand Prix campaign and overcame his dislike of the fast and rough Talkessel circuit as well as a pair of poor starts in the two races to run again with the protagonists.

The venue just outside Teutschenthal has been a regular on the Grand Prix calendar since the three classes formed one series in 2001 and the quick and dry layout, 15 kilometers outside the city of Halle, drew 31,000 spectators - not a bad crowd considering the date-clash with the Formula One Grand Prix of Europe at the Nurburgring.

De Dycker was sixth fastest after Timed Practice in equally sunny conditions on Saturday. The Belgian got off to a bad start in the first moto after being caught-up behind an opening corner crash and had to work hard for seven of the nineteen laps to reach 5th position.

Later in the day he again showed strong physical prowess to rally from a first lap placing of 10th to fend off Kevin Strijbos in 3rd. It was the 21 year olds second top three moto finish from the last four outings.

The Martin Honda riders did not experience the most fortunate of weekends. Brian Jorgensen was less than one minute away from sealing Pole position yesterday on the circuit where he scored his first overall victory riding for the Martin Honda team in 2004. He was pipped to the top spot by Steve Ramon and Stefan Everts by just half a second.

The Dane, who underwent minor surgery on his left knee after Portugal, was ruled out of a possible podium in the first moto when he became involved in one of two first corner collisions; the same melee that halted De Dycker.

The 31 year old fought back to a decent 11th. He then registered his best result of the season so far with 6th spot in the second sprint. Jorgensen had been as high as 4th for the first half of the 35 minutes and 2 laps but his lack of full race-fitness showed in the latter stages and he opted for a safe points-haul.

Javier Garcia Vico, who had just celebrated his 32nd birthday, had qualified in 15th position and had even completed the morning free practice on Saturday with a number '32' plate to commemorate entering his 33rd year.

The Spaniard also fell on the first corner of moto1 and despairingly the Italian team had to watch both of their riders pull through from the rear of the field. Vico was unable to capture any points after the spill but, like Jorgensen, obtained his highest moto classification of the season to-date with 9th later in the afternoon.

The Grand Prix was won again by World Champion Stefan Everts, who has now triumphed in the last four Grand Prix and has celebrated first position in the last four consecutive motos.

De Dycker rests fourth in the series standings and only five points away from Kevin Strijbos. Vico and Jorgensen are 12th and 14th respectively.

In the MX2 class Christophe Pourcel enjoyed a dominant day on his Kawasaki. His clean sweep of the races delivered his maiden career overall win. The French youngster was flanked by KTM duo Marc de Reuver and Tyla Rattray.

Martin Honda rider Antoine Meo is recovering well after the knee dislocation he suffered at the Grand Prix of Portugal two weeks ago. The Frenchman is expecting to start riding again in the next seven days and the team are optimistic of a racing return for the Grand Prix of Bulgaria on June 4th.

The World Championships will reconvene for the fifth round of fifteen in two weeks at Sugo for the Japanese Grand Prix.

Pascal Leuret

Javier Garcia Vico

Ken de Dycker:
"I was not too optimistic coming to this GP because this place is not my favorite track. In the first heat I had a bad start because of the Ramon crash. I was far behind and had to catch up quickly but it was not easy to pass. It was a decent race for me but I tired a little bit towards the end, although fifth place was acceptable. In the second moto I had a better jump from the gate but the front wheel lost traction on the first turn. I had to come back again but my pace was good and I felt strong for the whole race. This has been a good GP for me considering that this is my worst track!"

Brian Jorgensen:
"I had a good weekend and for sure I have some decent speed here. I was a little unlucky in the first race when Ramon crashed in front of me and it was a tough battle to come back to eleventh place. In the second moto I felt strong and pushed hard at the beginning. I was hanging onto Strijbos and De Dycker but I started to feel tired after 25 minutes and my rear brake was fading because the fluid had drained out. I rode smart and tried not to charge after the others because I did not want to make mistakes. It was important for me and the team to get some decent points. I had a knee operation after Portugal and needed a few days off, so I cannot complain too much with this result."

Javier Garcia Vico:
"The second race was much better for me and I was happy to finish 9th but it is so important to get good starts and in the first race it was impossible after Ramon crashed in front of me. I kept going hoping for some points but couldn't take any. I saved myself for the second moto and was happy with the outcome; it is just a real shame about the crash. I will keep working now and with a new track for me in Japan I hope it is a little easier to pass there!"

Josh Coppins:
"My plan is to be back for the British Grand Prix. I will see the doctor on Thursday and we should have a date then regarding when I will be able to ride again. The British round will not come around quickly and I will not be pushing it to make that date; I should have plenty of time to get ready and up to speed."

Paolo Martin, Team manager and owner Martin Honda:
"Antoine has been doing well after the injury from Portugal. He is planning to ride next week and we hope - if there are no problems - that he will be back for Bulgaria."

Roger Harvey, Off-road co-ordinator Honda Europe:
"The performance by De Dycker was exceptional. I was very pleased to see him keep pushing in that second race because his first moto wasn't that easy either. Jorgensen is still coming back to fitness so I think 6th place in the second race was pretty good. Vico is struggling to find his form although like his team-mate had a better second moto today. Overall if De Dycker can keep on building on his results then we hope we can be up there in a reasonable position come the end of the year."

2006 FIM Motocross World Championship Round 04
Grand Prix of Germany – Teutschenthal, Germany

MX1 - Race 1 Result
1 Everts, Stefan / BEL / Yamaha
2 Strijbos, Kevin / BEL / Suzuki
3 Barragan, Jonathan / SPA / KTM
4 Melotte, Cedric / BEL / Yamaha
5 de Dycker, Ken / BEL / Honda
6 Leok, Tanel / EST / Kawasaki
7 Bill, Julien / SUI / Yamaha
8 Leuret, Pascal / FRA / Honda
9 Ramon, Steve / BEL / Suzuki
10 van Daele, Marvin / BEL / Honda
11 Jorgensen, Brian / DEN / Honda
12 Bobkovs, Aigars / LAT / Honda
13 Priem, Manuel / BEL / Yamaha
14 Pyrhonen, Antti / FIN / TM
15 Salvini, Alex / ITA / Suzuki
MX1 - Race 2 Result
1 Everts, Stefan / BEL / Yamaha
2 Leok, Tanel / EST / Kawasaki
3 de Dycker, Ken / BEL / Honda
4 Strijbos, Kevin / BEL / Suzuki
5 Ramon, Steve / BEL / Suzuki
6 Jorgensen, Brian / DEN / Honda
7 Leuret, Pascal / FRA / Honda
8 Bill, Julien / SUI / Yamaha
9 Garcia Vico, Francisco / SPA / Honda
10 Priem, Manuel / BEL / Yamaha
11 Dugmore, Collin / RSA / Kawasaki
12 Theybers, Danny / BEL / Suzuki
13 van Daele, Marvin / BEL / Honda
14 Noble, James / GBR / Honda
15 Pyrhonen, Antti / FIN / TM

Ken de Dycker
MX2 - Race 1 Result
1 Pourcel, Christophe / FRA / Kawasaki
2 de Reuver, Marc / NED / KTM
3 Chiodi, Alessio / ITA / Yamaha
4 Rattray, Tyla / RSA / KTM
5 Cairoli, Antonio / ITA / Yamaha
6 Mackenzie, Billy / GBR / Yamaha
7 Gundersen, Kenneth / NOR / Yamaha
8 Leok, Aigar / EST / Yamaha
9 Swanepoel, Garreth / RSA / Kawasaki
10 Boissiere, Anthony / FRA / Yamaha
11 Searle, Tommy / GBR / Kawasaki
12 Nunn, Carl / GBR / KTM
13 Philippaerts, David / ITA / KTM
14 Seistola, Matti / FIN / Honda
15 Dougan, Jason / GBR / Honda
MX2 - Race 2 Result
1 Pourcel, Christophe / FRA / Kawasaki
2 de Reuver, Marc / NED / KTM
3 Rattray, Tyla / RSA / KTM
4 Philippaerts, David / ITA / KTM
5 Mackenzie, Billy / GBR / Yamaha
6 Guarneri, Davide / ITA / Yamaha
7 Cairoli, Antonio / ITA / Yamaha
8 Nagl, Maximilian / GER / KTM
9 Goncalves, Rui / POR / KTM
10 Searle, Tommy / GBR / Kawasaki
11 Nunn, Carl / GBR / KTM
12 Seguy, Luigi / FRA / Yamaha
13 Monni, Manuel / ITA / KTM
14 Leok, Aigar / EST / Yamaha
15 Swanepoel, Garreth / RSA / Kawasaki

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