WMXBrazilMay 22, 2011
2011 FIM MX1 / MX2 World Motocross Championship
Round 04 Indaiatuba – Brazil

De Dycker Top Honda Runner at Steaming Brazilian Grand Prix


At a full-capacity and impressive Indaiatuba circuit for the Grand Prix of Brazil David Philippaerts won his first MX1 race of the season, round four of fifteen in the 2011 FIM Motocross World Championship. Honda were best represented by LS Honda Racing’s Ken De Dycker who ended a hot and hard day in seventh overall.

Ken DeDycker Ken DeDycker


Ken DeDycker


Ken DeDycker


The compact course (normally a Honda Traffic School) offered a contrast to the fast and open expanses of Glen Helen last weekend. The red dirt was mainly hard-pack and forged into many jumps with tight corners creating an energy-sapping but spectacular lap.

The MX1 class again provided great entertainment with three and four-way battles for victory. Ken De Dycker was just adrift of the leading group but his sixth and tenth positions on the CRF450R were enough for his highest points haul of the season so far.

In tenth overall was Honda World Motocross team’s Evgeny Bobryshev. The Russian was not able to repeat his podium result from California last weekend mainly due to a crash on Saturday that left him seventeenth in the start gate. A slip and engine stall in the first moto placed him eighth while a tangle and fall on the first corner of the second race meant that he had to push hard for 35 minutes and 2 laps to reach eleventh. Just behind ‘Bobby’ in eleventh in the final ranking was team-mate Rui Goncalves who couldn’t find a rhythm across the rough bumps and suffered a crash in the second affair. The Portuguese was tenth in Moto1 and thirteenth overall.

It was a hard day for LS Honda Racing’s Shaun Simpson who was mystified as to his lack of race pace throughout the afternoon. Like Bobryshev Simpson was handicapped by a lack of fortune in the qualification heat and had to find a slot in the gate for a tricky uphill start from twenty-second. The Scot was sixteenth at the end of the day, just one slot behind Team Salucci Racing’s Manuel Monni. Top domestic runner on the CRF450R was Roberto Castro Miranda who grabbed the final berth on the leader-board in twentieth.

Swian Zanoni had to count the cost of racing in the United States last week. His injured hand was too painful to consider competing at his home event in the MX2 class. The Brazilian youngster hopes to be back on his CRF250R in two weeks when the series resumes in Europe. Hector Assuncao De Freitas was thirteenth overall for Honda Brazil and received the acclaim of the crowd.

As the FIM World Championship approaches the end of the first third of the calendar Bobryshev sits in sixth place in the points table and stares at a deficit of twenty-two to break into the top five. Goncalves is just two in arrears. De Dycker and Simpson are also together, holding fifteenth and sixteenth respectively.

Round five will take place in two weeks at St Jean D’Angely for the Grand Prix of France.

Evgeny Bobryshev Rui Goncalves


Evgeny Bobryshev


Rui Goncalves


Ken De Dycker (LS Honda Racing)
Race Result: 6th/10th Championship position: 15th

“It was quite a hard and difficult day. It was not easy to pass. I had a good start in the first moto and although I lost two positions it was OK to keep the speed. You had to be very careful not to make mistakes, especially around the slower riders. In the second moto from the beginning I did not feel strong enough. The track was sticky in places but not in others and it was hard to find traction. We were always turning-jumping, turning-jumping so it was tough. We are getting better though and I hope we can improve the bike a bit more and aim for better results in the next Grands Prix.”

Evgeny Bobryshev (Honda World Motocross)
Race Result: 8th/11th Championship position: 6th

“Everything depended on the start and I had bad luck on Saturday because I crashed twice and stalled the bike. I was seventeenth and that was bad for this gate. I struggled coming from a lower position and couldn’t find good places for overtaking. In the second race I had a big crash on the first corner and it felt like someone ran over my neck. When I stood up I was dizzy and couldn’t find my bike! I came back to eleventh and for twenty minutes it was great but then I lost the speed and couldn’t catch anyone else. I don’t know why. A bad weekend to be honest.”

Rui Goncalves (Honda World Motocross)
Race Result: 10th/13th Championship position: 7th

“It has been a tough weekend. In the first moto I didn’t get a good start and I pushed hard in the first two laps to make positions. I got up to tenth place but the speed wasn’t there to get further. I did not have arm-pump like I did on Saturday but couldn’t go forward. In the second race my start was better but on the waves up the hill I got cross-rutted and crashed, going over the bars. I dropped back to twenty-something and for a couple of laps I was not so sharp because of the crash. I got the speed back but we were all going the same pace. It has been hard but we have two weeks now to work on things before the next race.”

Shaun Simpson (LS Honda Racing)
Race Result: 13th/18th Championship position: 16th

“I felt like I lacked a bit of speed all weekend and yesterday was a bad start to the GP. In the heat race I was near the back around the first corner and went back to twenty-first and it gave me a bad gate pick, someone even stole my position in the second moto. Despite being down there I got away OK both times and was near in the top ten; if I had been any higher I don’t think I would have been able to stay there anyway. I don’t know why I struggled to get in the rhythm. Thirteenth was the level of where I was at in the first moto but I was looking for better in the second moto until I made a mistake going up the rolling hill and had quite a big crash. Luckily I am OK and can work on trying to meet the pace of these other boys and get up the front a bit more.”

Swian Zanoni (Honda World Motocross)
Race Result: DNS

“It is great to be in Brazil and as a world championship rider. I had an injury at the start of the season with my hand and it meant I wasn’t able to train properly. I then had another problem just before the U.S.GP and I rode at Glen Helen but with a lot of pain and unfortunately it was not possible to ride here at my home Grand Prix. I will now have two weeks of therapy and some laser treatment and I hope I will be able to ride at the Grand Prix in France.”

Roger Harvey, Off-road Manager, Honda Motor Europe:
“We expected a lot better to be honest. We were lucky with Evgeny’s crash in the second moto because someone hit his head and he came out of it without an injury and also pushed pretty hard. I was disappointed with Rui; I thought he could have done a lot better and the same also for Ken who although got his best result of the season so far faded in the second moto. Shaun was strong in the second moto in the USA last week but had nothing here. It has been a hard two weeks for the teams logistically and with two demanding events so we will be glad of a short break before we go into three Grands Prix back-to-back.”


2011 FIM MX1 / MX2 World Motocross Championship
Round 04 Brazil


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MX1 - Race 1 Result
1 CAIROLI, ANTONIO / ITA / KTM
2 PHILIPPAERTS, DAVID / ITA / Yamaha
3 FROSSARD, STEVEN / FRA / Yamaha
4 DESALLE, CLEMENT / BEL / Suzuki
5 NAGL, MAXIMILIAN / GER / KTM
6 DE DYCKER, KEN / BEL / Honda
7 RAMON, STEVE / BEL / Suzuki
8 BOBRYSHEV, EVGENY / RUS / Honda
9 BOOG, XAVIER / FRA / Kawasaki
10 GONCALVES, RUI / POR / Honda
11 STRIJBOS, KEVIN / BEL / Suzuki
12 BOISSIERE, ANTHONY / FRA / Yamaha
13 SIMPSON, SHAUN / GBR / Honda
14 ARANDA, GREGORY / FRA / Kawasaki
15 BALBI, ANTONIO JORGE / BRA / Kawasaki
 
MX1 - Race 2 Result
1 PHILIPPAERTS, DAVID / ITA / Yamaha
2 CAIROLI, ANTONIO / ITA / KTM
3 RAMON, STEVE / BEL / Suzuki
4 DESALLE, CLEMENT / BEL / Suzuki
5 FROSSARD, STEVEN / FRA / Yamaha
6 NAGL, MAXIMILIAN / GER / KTM
7 STRIJBOS, KEVIN / BEL / Suzuki
8 BOOG, XAVIER / FRA / Kawasaki
9 BARRAGAN, JONATHAN / ESP / Kawasaki
10 DE DYCKER, KEN / BEL / Honda
11 BOBRYSHEV, EVGENY / RUS / Honda
12 LEOK, TANEL / EST / TM
13 GONCALVES, RUI / POR / Honda
14 DE REUVER, MARC / NED / Yamaha
15 MONNI, MANUEL / ITA / Honda
 
MX2 - Race 1 Result
1 ROCZEN, KEN / GER / KTM
2 HERLINGS, JEFFREY / NED / KTM
3 PAULIN, GAUTIER / FRA / Yamaha
4 SEARLE, TOMMY / GBR / Kawasaki
5 OSBORNE, ZACHARY / USA / Yamaha
6 ANSTIE, MAX / GBR / Kawasaki
7 TONUS, ARNAUD / SUI / Yamaha
8 ROELANTS, JOEL / BEL / KTM
9 CHARLIER, CHRISTOPHE / FRA / Yamaha
10 TIXIER, JORDI / FRA / KTM
11 KULLAS, HARRI / FIN / Yamaha
12 LUPINO, ALESSANDRO / ITA / Husqvarna
13 RAUCHENECKER, PASCAL / AUT / KTM
14 AUBIN, NICOLAS / FRA / KTM
15 ASSUNCAO DE FREITAS, HECTOR / BRA / Honda
 
MX2 - Race 2 Result
1 HERLINGS, JEFFREY / NED / KTM
2 ROCZEN, KEN / GER / KTM
3 PAULIN, GAUTIER / FRA / Yamaha
4 SEARLE, TOMMY / GBR / Kawasaki
5 OSBORNE, ZACHARY / USA / Yamaha
6 CHARLIER, CHRISTOPHE / FRA / Yamaha
7 ANSTIE, MAX / GBR / Kawasaki
8 TONUS, ARNAUD / SUI / Yamaha
9 KULLAS, HARRI / FIN / Yamaha
10 TIXIER, JORDI / FRA / KTM
11 ROELANTS, JOEL / BEL / KTM
12 RAUCHENECKER, PASCAL / AUT / KTM
13 ASSUNCAO DE FREITAS, HECTOR / BRA / Honda
14 AUBIN, NICOLAS / FRA / KTM
15 GUILLOD, VALENTIN / SUI / KTM
 

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