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WMXCzech RepublicAugust 9, 2009
2009 FIM MX1 / MX2 World Motocross Championship Round 13
Grand Prix of Czech Republic, Loket

Desalle victorious in Czech Republic


The FIM Motocross World Championship is rapidly approaching its conclusion and the thirteenth round of fifteen was played out across the quick inclines of Loket for the Grand Prix of Czech Republic as LS Honda’s Clement Desalle earned victory for the very first time in the premier MX1 category, giving the CRF450R its maiden winner’s trophy of the 2009 campaign. The Belgian visited the podium for the fifth time this season but on this occasion claimed the top step with results of 2nd and 1st in the two motos.

Clement Desalle Clement Desalle


Clement Desalle


Clement Desalle


The hard-pack terrain of the steep climbs and drops of the Loket layout offered its normal fast and slippery test causing riders to carefully consider their set-up during practice and for the qualification heat on Saturday. Hot weather blessed proceedings on both days.

Desalle, who started from Pole Position for the third time this term and the second week in succession, was the most proactive participant in the qualification Heat on Saturday as a number of leading riders struggled to find valid overtaking opportunities. The Belgian flew up from sixth place at the start after narrowly missing the holeshot and earned first pick in the gate for Sunday. His early prowess was a warning sign for his rivals and although he was a little disappointed with a disjointed and lonely ride to 2nd place in the first race he was able to circulate alone again and without peer in the second moto for the second chequered flag of his career and therefore the overall triumph.

Honda’s MX1 presence was reduced with the Martin team not travelling to Loket. Marc de Reuver was still not ready for a return from back and hip injuries while Kevin Strijbos was still in pain from his shoulder. Both riders are expected to be set for round fourteen in three weeks.

Bryan Mackenzie was CAS Honda’s best representative with 20th position and four points for 17th in the second moto. The Scot suffered several crashes and retired in the first outing. With a sore knee he managed to break into the top twenty later in the afternoon. Team-mate Cedric Melotte, competing in just his third GP for the team this season in the wake of recovering from a back problem, was off the pace throughout the day and picked up only two points for 19th in Moto1.

Desalle is Honda’s highest placed rider in the current standings. He is 4th and just two points away from the top three. He also has a gap of 17 point over Ken De Dycker in 5th. Billy Mackenzie and Kevin Strijbos also occupy slots in the top twenty.

The penultimate round of the world championship will take place at the end of the month upon the flat sandy track of Lierop for the Grand Prix of the Netherlands.

Cedric Melotte Bryan MacKenzie


Cedric Melotte


Bryan MacKenzie


Clement Desalle, LS Honda:
“This feels really good; my first win and I hope it is the first of many! My physical condition was good today although I felt a bit angry after the first moto. I made a mistake and lost distance to Max and then I struggled to concentrate and make a good rhythm. In the second moto I focussed more and after I passed David on the first lap I was able to control the race. We have two more races now and we will see where we can finish in the championship.”

Bryan Mackenzie, CAS Honda:
“I was hoping for a good day today but it never went my way. The track was not bad and I did not mind it so much. My starts were not good today and for some reason the bike bogged a little off the line in the first moto. I got held up in the pile-up on the first turn but then after a while got near the top twenty with some of the best first laps I have done this year before the first of two big crashes. In the second one I think I might have dislocated my knee because I have a lot of pain now. I went out in the second moto to get some points and came through to 13th from the back before going into a turn that inexplicably had a wet patch and the front wheel washed out because I had already committed to the corner. I got back up and did what I could before the end of the race.”

Roger Harvey, Off-road racing co-ordinator, Honda Motor Europe:
“A great day for us and full credit to Clement Desalle and his LS Motors Honda team who are having an impressive season. We know the capability of the bike and on a track that was not as easy as it looked Clement was able to produce the goods. With the injuries we’ve had this season a result like this sometimes seemed far away but we are thrilled for the Belgian team and hope Clement can finish as high as he deserves to be in the championship.”

2009 FIM MX1 / MX2 World Motocross Championship
Round 13 Grand Prix of Czech Republic, Loket


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MX1 - Race 1 Result
1 NAGL, Maximilian / Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
2 DESALLE, Clement / LS Motors Honda
3 PHILIPPAERTS, David / Yamaha Monster Energy Motocross Team
4 COPPINS, Joshua / Yamaha Monster Energy Motocross Team
5 SWANEPOEL, Gareth / Kawasaki Racing Team
6 CAIROLI, Antonio / Yamaha Red Bull De Carli Team
7 LEOK, Tanel / Yamaha Red Bull De Carli Team
8 DE DYCKER, Ken / Team Teka Suzuki World MX1
9 ARANDA, Gregory / CLS
10 PRIEM, Manuel / Aprilia Racing
11 BILL, Julien / Aprilia Racing
12 CAMPANO, Carlos / Yamaha Van Beers Racing
13 DOUGAN, Jason / Phoenix Tools CCM Racing
14 CHURCH, Tom / BUILDBASE CCM RACING
15 NEUGEBAUER, Filip / Kawasaki ELF Team Pfeil
 
MX1 - Race 2 Result
1 DESALLE, Clement / LS Motors Honda
2 CAIROLI, Antonio / Yamaha Red Bull De Carli Team
3 PHILIPPAERTS, David / Yamaha Monster Energy Motocross Team
4 NAGL, Maximilian / Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
5 COPPINS, Joshua / Yamaha Monster Energy Motocross Team
6 RAMON, Steve / Team Teka Suzuki World MX1
7 SWANEPOEL, Gareth / Kawasaki Racing Team
8 DE DYCKER, Ken / Team Teka Suzuki World MX1
9 ARANDA, Gregory / CLS
10 LEONCE, Loic / JK Datch
11 CAMPANO, Carlos / Yamaha Van Beers Racing
12 CHURCH, Tom / BUILDBASE CCM RACING
13 PRIEM, Manuel / Aprilia Racing
14 NEUGEBAUER, Filip / Kawasaki ELF Team Pfeil
15 LEOK, Tanel / Yamaha Red Bull De Carli Team
Clement Desalle


Clement Desalle
MX2 - Race 1 Result
1 ROCZEN, Ken / Teka Suzuki Europe World MX2
2 MUSQUIN, Marvin / Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
3 GONCALVES, Rui / Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
4 PAULIN, Gautier / Bud Racing / Kawasaki
5 BOOG, Xavier / Teka Suzuki Europe World MX2
6 TEILLET, Valentin / KTM Factory Junior Team MX2
7 MONNI, Manuel / 3C Racing - Yamaha
8 SWORD, Stephen / Red Bull KTM UK
9 ROELANTS, Joel / KTM Factory Junior Team MX2
10 TONUS, Arnaud / KTM HDI Mx Team
11 NICHOLLS, Jake / Red Bull KTM UK
12 GUARNERI, Davide / Monster Energy Ricci MX Team
13 KARRO, Matiss / MVR-D Suzuki
14 SOUBEYRAS, Cedric / Nouvelle Génération Sport
15 VAN HOREBEEK, Jeremy / KTM Factory Junior Team MX2
 
MX2 - Race 2 Result
1 PAULIN, Gautier / Bud Racing
2 BOOG, Xavier / Teka Suzuki Europe World MX2
3 GONCALVES, Rui / Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
4 TEILLET, Valentin / KTM Factory Junior Team MX2
5 AUBIN, Nicolas / Monster Energy Ricci MX Team
6 VAN HOREBEEK, Jeremy / KTM Factory Junior Team MX2
7 ROELANTS, Joel / KTM Factory Junior Team MX2
8 TONUS, Arnaud / KTM HDI Mx Team
9 ROCZEN, Ken / Teka Suzuki Europe World MX2
10 NICHOLLS, Jake / Red Bull KTM UK
11 FROSSARD, Steven / CLS
12 MONNI, Manuel / 3C Racing - Yamaha
13 KOJIMA, Yohei / Teka Suzuki Europe World MX2
14 GUARNERI, Davide / Monster Energy Ricci MX Team
15 KARRO, Matiss / MVR-D Suzuki
 


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