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2009 FIM MX1 / MX2 World Motocross Championship Round 11
Grand Prix of Sweden, Uddevalla

Desalle fifth overall for LS Honda at Swedish Grand Prix


LS Honda’s Clement Desalle finished fifth overall at the Grand Prix of Sweden held at Uddevalla, the eleventh round of fifteen in the 2009 FIM Motocross World Championship. The GP was won by Max Nagl with Belgian Desalle taking his CRF450R Honda to third and fifth positions in the two motos run under grey skies and watched by a 22,000 attendance.

Clement Desalle Clement Desalle


Clement Desalle


Clement Desalle


The loose soil across the Uddevalla course made for a rough and slippery track and the riders were thankful for cooler temperatures on Sunday compared to the heat-wave on Saturday.

Desalle, who was forced to the ground during the qualification heat when Aigar Leok fell in front of him, started from a lowly 21st position in the start gate. The 20 year old made light work of his positional handicap and leapt into third place on the first lap of Moto1. He weathered some late pressure from Tony Cairoli to claim his eighth top-three result of the season (from 21 sprints). In the second race a similar gateway saw Desalle tussling with Ken De Dycker for fourth spot before he completed a largely lonely ride to fifth.

CAS Honda’s Bryan Mackenzie had his best ever Grand Prix result with 10th and points in both motos for 10th and 14th positions. The Scot has been improving in his five outings for the British team and his haul of 17 points was the highest yet. He placed the CRF450R at the front of the field around the first corner of the second race.

Honda Sweden rider Jonatan Dahlgren guested for the Martin Honda team. The local hope was unable to notch points in either outing but gave the Italians track presence and the partisan fans briefly something to cheer when he slid the bike into a top six position in the second moto only to be run off the track by another rider.

Martin Honda’s Kevin Strijbos was making laps on the motorcycle last week and will follow medical advice not to have the screws removed from his weak wrist. Despite some pain and initial discomfort the Belgian will now continue his programme of recovery in order to be ready for the Grand Prix of Limburg in four weeks. Team-mate Marc de Reuver will have a scan next Thursday to determine if the Dutchman was fit to ride and race again this season following his vertebrae and hip injuries. CAS Honda’s Billy Mackenzie successfully underwent surgery for reconstruction of his right thumb last week although a date of return to world championship duty is still too early to accurately predict.

Desalle is fourth in the MX1 standings and just 18 points from the top three.

Round twelve of fifteen will take place after a four week summer break. The Grand Prix of Limburg at Lommel, in Belgium, will be held on August 2nd and is followed by trips to Czech Republic, Holland and Brazil.

Bryan MacKenzie Bryan MacKenzie


Bryan MacKenzie


Bryan MacKenzie


Clement Desalle, LS Honda:
“Yesterday Aigar Leok crashed in front of me. I restarted with a bent set of handlebars and I could only come back to 21st for the gate. Even though I had this disadvantage I was really happy with my starts. In the first moto I went into third place and rode my race from there. The second start was also good. I got into fifth and the top five were pushing really hard. I had a small battle with De Dycker but then I lost the back of him and Philippaerts. I gained some ground during the race but then made a mistake and settled for my position. It was a lonely ride, like I was training! Overall the weekend ended quite well because it did not start in the best way.”

Bryan Mackenzie, CAS Honda:
“My saviour today was good starts and that made all the difference. In the first moto I battled every lap and held on for tenth. I had an even better start in the second race but Nagl came across me; I was in sixth or something coming down the first hill. I struggled badly in the first fifteen minutes and could not get a rhythm going but towards the end I got my head on the job and made some good laps. I was catching on the guys ahead and pushing hard, too much, because I lost the front end. I did not concede a position but it meant I ditched any chance of finishing higher. The aim has been to keep improving and I feel I am doing that to a degree. I have never done so many GPs back-to-back before. Normally it was one event and then a year between the next one! It is all about momentum really and I am learning a lot about how to pace a race and strategy.”

Jonatan Dahlgren, Martin Honda:
“This was an honour and such an important experience in my racing career. I learnt a lot and I am very grateful to the team for letting me ride a full factory machine. I was pretty nervous for the races. In the first moto I just ran out of energy after 25 minutes. The second race was a bit of a shame because I started well and was inside the top six but then Jason Dougan unfairly took me out on a corner and the rest of the moto was pretty tough; I was disappointed that I could not score my first points. Overall this was a big occasion for me.”

Roger Harvey, Off-road Co-ordinator, Honda Motor Europe:
“Clement Desalle was again our main representative on the LS CRF450R and showed just what a strong prospect he is by being able to recover from that gate position for another top-five finish. Bryan Mackenzie put the bike at the front of the pack in the second moto, which was great to see and the progress of his speed and riding since joining CAS has been notable and worthy of credit. Jonatan did what we could expect for a part-time rider and it was good to be able to give something back to Honda Sweden for their strong work and support for the brand. We hope Kevin will be back with us for Lommel.”

2009 FIM MX1 / MX2 World Motocross Championship
Round 11 Grand Prix of Sweden, Uddevalla


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MX1 - Race 1 Result
1 NAGL, Maximilian / Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
2 DE DYCKER, Ken / Team Teka Suzuki World MX1
3 DESALLE, Clement / LS Motors Honda
4 CAIROLI, Antonio / Yamaha Red Bull De Carli Team
5 PHILIPPAERTS, David / Yamaha Monster Energy Motocross Team
6 COPPINS, Joshua / Yamaha Monster Energy Motocross Team
7 LEOK, Tanel / Yamaha Red Bull De Carli Team
8 ARANDA, Gregory / CLS
9 SWANEPOEL, Gareth / Kawasaki Racing Team
10 MACKENZIE, Bryan / CAS Honda
11 PRIEM, Manuel / Aprilia Racing
12 CAMPANO, Carlos / ESP / Yamaha Van Beers Racing
13 BILL, Julien / Aprilia Racing
14 TERREBLANCHE, Shannon / Sturm Racing Team
15 LEONCE, Loic / JK Datch
Clement Desalle


Clement Desalle
MX1 - Race 2 Result
1 CAIROLI, Antonio / Yamaha Red Bull De Carli Team
2 NAGL, Maximilian / Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
3 PHILIPPAERTS, David / Yamaha Monster Energy Motocross Team
4 DE DYCKER, Ken / Team Teka Suzuki World MX1
5 DESALLE, Clement / LS Motors Honda
6 LEOK, Tanel / Yamaha Red Bull De Carli Team
7 COPPINS, Joshua / Yamaha Monster Energy Motocross Team
8 VUILLEMIN, David / Bud Racing
9 SWANEPOEL, Gareth / Kawasaki Racing Team
10 BILL, Julien / Aprilia Racing
11 DOUGAN, Jason / Phoenix Tools CCM Racing
12 LEONCE, Loic / JK Datch
13 CHURCH, Tom / BUILDBASE CCM RACING
14 MACKENZIE, Bryan / CAS Honda
15 SÖDERSTRÖM, Tom
 
MX2 - Race 1 Result
1 ROCZEN, Ken / Teka Suzuki Europe World MX2
2 GONCALVES, Rui / Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
3 FROSSARD, Steven / CLS
4 MONNI, Manuel / 3C Racing - Yamaha
5 ROELANTS, Joel / KTM Factory Junior Team MX2
6 GUARNERI, Davide / Monster Energy Ricci MX Team
7 PAULIN, Gautier / Bud Racing
8 KARRO, Matiss / MVR-D Suzuki
9 NICHOLLS, Jake / Red Bull KTM UK
10 TRIEST, Nick / Shineray MX Team China
11 VERBRUGGEN, Dennis / LS Motors Honda
12 SCHIFFER, Marcus / KTM Sarholz Racing Team
13 VAN HOREBEEK, Jeremy / KTM Factory Junior Team MX2
14 BOBRYSHEV, Evgeny / Yamaha Van Beers Racing
15 POCOCK, Mel / UTAG-Yamaha.com
 
MX2 - Race 2 Result
1 GONCALVES, Rui / Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
2 PAULIN, Gautier / Bud Racing
3 GUARNERI, Davide / Monster Energy Ricci MX Team
4 ROELANTS, Joel / KTM Factory Junior Team MX2
5 MONNI, Manuel / 3C Racing - Yamaha
6 BOBRYSHEV, Evgeny / Yamaha Van Beers Racing
7 ROCZEN, Ken / Teka Suzuki Europe World MX2
8 KARRO, Matiss / MVR-D Suzuki
9 SCHIFFER, Marcus / KTM Sarholz Racing Team
10 NICHOLLS, Jake / Red Bull KTM UK
11 VERBRUGGEN, Dennis / LS Motors Honda
12 TRIEST, Nick / Shineray MX Team China
13 TEILLET, Valentin / KTM Factory Junior Team MX2
14 BOISSIERE, Anthony / KTM HDI Mx Team
15 AUBIN, Nicolas / Monster Energy Ricci MX Team
 


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