Cairoli and Tixier winners of the qualifying races at Semigorje
21.07.2012: Photo: Jordi Tixier on the gas at Semigorje
Day one of the MXGP of Russia took place today at the Semigorje Technical Centre and the rain was
Photo: Jordi Tixier on the gas at Semigorje
Day one of the MXGP of Russia took place today at the Semigorje Technical Centre and the rain was once again the protagonist. Both MX1 and MX2 riders had to face a tough and demanding track during the qualifying races and Antonio Cairoli and Jordi Tixier were the best ones of their respective classes and went out with the victory.
The first race of the UEM EMX250 championship took also place today and Mel Pocock obtained a dramatic victory, overtaking Stefan Olsen in the last corners of the race. The Danish rider started dominating the heat, but he crashed in the last lap with Pocock. The Brit was faster in starting the bike again and crossed the finish line first in a dramatic ending. Third was Mike Kras who rode a consistent moto from beginning to end.
Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Antonio Cairoli took the holeshot of the MX1 qualifying race and he succeeded in keeping the lead until the finish line. The Italian admitted that the rain made the track more difficult than expected, but he predicts good racing for tomorrow’s main races.
The second position was for Monster Energy Yamaha’s Shaun Simpson who had a really good start and rode comfortably second during the complete heat. The British rider has improved significantly since he started racing with Philippaert’s bike, so he could even fight for a podium finish tomorrow if he repeats his today’s performance.
Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Ken De Dycker starred again in an excellent race, starting around the tenth position and finishing third. The Belgian rider had been the fastest of the pre qualifying session, so the track obviously suited De Dycker’s riding, so even having a bad start, he managed to move quickly to the third position and by the end of the race he was even able to close the gap with Simpson. The KTM rider is very confident for tomorrow and he will do his best to be on the podium.
Honda World Motocross’ Evgeny Bobryshev battled for the third position most of the race with his teammate Gonçalves, but the Russian admitted that he struggled a little bit with the track by the end of the heat and had to settle down with the fourth position. However, Bobryshev was satisfied with his performance and tomorrow he will do his best to finish on the podium in front of his home crowd.
Rui Gonçalves was finally fifth of the qualifying race, but his rhythm and speed showed that tomorrow he might be able to ride for the podium again. The Honda World Motocross rider had a really good start and rode third during the first three laps, he was then overtaken by Bobryshev and later on by De Dycker.
Tanel Leok rode a consistent qualifying race and he crossed the finish line sixth followed by his teammate Clement Desalle. The Belgian rider started ninth and he had to take off his goggles, so he made a superb effort to keep on racing until the chequered flag and he was even able to improve two positions.
Gautier Paulin was eighth and Xavier Boog and Davide Guarneri completed the top ten.
Christophe Pourcel crashed in the first corner after the start, he then crashed again in the corner after the pitlane and he had to pull out from the qualifying race.
Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Jordi Tixier obtained his first qualifying race victory today at Semigorje. The French rider took the holeshot, but his teammate Jeffrey Herlings overtook him in the third lap. However, Herlings made a mistake and Tixier took advantage of it and he took the lead until the chequered flag. The French rider was very excited about his performance today and he hopes to do well also tomorrow.
Jeffrey Herlings was able to finish second of the qualifying race even crashing several times during the moto. The Red Bull KTM Factory Racing rider struggled a little bit today, but he is confident about the main races tomorrow. If it does not rain, the hard sand track of Semigorje can really fit Herlings’ riding, so he could perfectly go for the overall victory.
Nestaan JM Racing KTM’s Glen Coldenhoff did an excellent qualifying race, moving from his initial eighth position to third. The Belgian rider found himself really comfortable on the Russian track and he stayed in two wheels without making any mistake and tomorrow he will have a really good gate pick to try to start at the front and finish among the top five MX2 riders.
Estonian Priit Rätsep had one of his best performances today by finishing fourth of the qualifying heat. The Diga Racing KTM rider started seventh and he succeeded in moving up to fourth, so he will have a good opportunity tomorrow to fight for the top positions. On the other hand, his teammate Jose Butrón had to pull out from the race due to some technical problems on his KTM.
Team Floride Monster Energy Kawasaki Pro Circuit’s Joel Roelants completed the top five of today’s qualifying heat. The Belgian rider did not have a good start and had to give all his best to move from eleventh to fifth, so he might be able to fight for a podium finish once again this weekend.
Valentin Guillod had a really good start and he crossed the finish line sixth, followed by Jake Nicholls and home rider Alexander Tonkov.
Zach Osborne had a really good start and he was riding sixth when he crashed and dropped down to twelfth. In the end he was ninth and Simone Zecchina completed the top ten.
It was not an easy qualifying race for Jeremy Van Horebeek, but even having to enter the pitlane to receive some assistance from his team, he was able to cross the finish line thirteenth.
Valentin Teillet is back this weekend after having missed three Grand Prix due to an injury on his left collarbone. The French rider struggled a lot today because he had to race without goggles, but in the end he managed to finish fourteenth. His teammate Dylan Ferrandis was involved in a crash at the start and he had to work really hard to go from the very last position to the final fifteenth place.
Tommy Searle got another DNF today; the British rider was fighting for the lead when he hit Tonus’ bike when the Swiss rider was recovering from a crash. The radiator of his Kawasaki was damaged, so Searle had to enter the pitlane and pull out from the race.
Arnaud Tonus could not restart his Yamaha after the crash, so the qualifying race was also over for him.
Circuit length: 1510 Type of ground: hard sand Temperature: 23° C Weather conditions: Changeable – rainy and cloudy
The Grand Prix will be broadcasted LIVE on MX-LIFE.TV
Sunday: EMX250 Warm up 8:30; MX2 Warm up 9:00; MX1 Warm up 9:30; EMX250 Race 2 10:15; MX2 Grand Prix Race 1 12:10; MX1 Grand Prix Race 1 13:10; MX2 Grand Prix Race 2 15:03; MX1 Grand Prix race 2 16:03.
The eleventh Grand Prix of the FIM Motocross World Championship is ready to take place in the Technical Sports Centre Semigorje, located opposite the lovely Country Hotel Semigorje set up on the territory of 40 ha overlooking picturesque banks of the Volga river at about 400 weiter >>
A chilly breeze and dark skies again clouded the 2012 FIM Motocross World Championship as round ten of sixteen was played out on the shallow, bumpy and loose dirt of Kegums for the Grand Prix of Latvia. LS Honda Racing’s Jonathan Barragan injured his knee last weekend durin weiter >>
MX2 GP OF LATVIA: A challenging race
The Husqvarna Motocross Team by Ricci Racing was represented at the tenth round of the MX2 World Championship in Latvia only by Alessandro Lupino. The weeke weiter >>
FIM MX1 Motocross World Championship, 10th round – GP of LatviaAfter fourth places in Bulgaria and Mexico Ken De Dycker (Red Bull KTM) collected his first podium place of the season earlier today in the Latvian Grand Prix, the 10th round of the MX weiter >>
The UEM EMX250 riders had to face a very demanding and rough track this morning when they took part in the second and final race of the Latvian round. It had been raining a lot before the race, but it was not a problem for Mel Pocock to obtain another victory and go on th weiter >>
The MXGP of Latvia will remain in the memories of many, especially for Antonio Cairoli, who was back on the top of the podium and recuperated the red plate, Ken De Dycker because he obtained the maiden podium of the season and Kevin Strijbos, whose last heat win was back five year weiter >>
The Latvian Grand Prix started today in Kegums with some rain early in the morning, but it was a dry day in the end. However, the MX1 riders were surprised with some heavy rain in the middle of their qualifying heat. In the end Antonio Cairoli went out wi weiter >>
– the Ultimate Driving Machine of the Future.BMW takes the 2012 Concept Car of the Year Award with its i8 Concept Spyder. This award marks BMW’s fourth competition as a category finalist and the brand’s second visit to the awards weiter >>
Photo: MX1 start in Uddevalla, SwedenThe FIM Motocross World Championship comes back in action this weekend in Kegums, Latvia, to celebrate the tenth out of sixteen Grand Prix of the season. After the Grand Prix of Sweden, where Clement Desa weiter >>
Photo: Start of the 2011 UEM Motocross of European Nations in Sevlievo, BulgariaKiev, the capital of Ukraine, will be the scenario for the 2012 UEM Motocross of European Nations, which will take place during the 14th Oct weiter >>
Photo: MXoN Start at Saint Jean d'Angely, FranceThe ticket sales for the 66th edition of the Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations are now opened. You can’t miss the opportunity to witness the best Motocross riders in the weiter >>
The Portuguese round of the FIM MX3 World Championship, which was scheduled for the 9th September weekend, has been cancelled. FIM MX3 Motocross World ChampionshipDate Venue Country09 April*  weiter >>
Photo: Join the best Motocross Riders in the World at Matterley Basin!In a few weeks time the British track of Matterley Basin is about to make history hosting the biggest Motocross Show ever with four days of racing including up to weiter >>
FIM MX1 Motocross World Championship, Round 9 – GP of SwedenRed Bull-KTM rider Ken De Dycker finished ninth overall in Uddevalla for the Grand Prix of Sweden, the ninth round of sixteen in the 2012 FIM MX1 World Championship. After a well-deserv weiter >>
The rain was once again present this weekend and it made the Swedish Grand Prix be tougher and more demanding than usual. However, Clement Desalle and Tommy Searle proved once again their potential and they were on the top of the podium. Christophe P weiter >>
Photo: Chiara Fontanesi qualifying race winnerWomen are racing in Slovakian track Senkvice for second time. The weather prepared for them tough conditions. Dryness and warm heat were too difficult, but WMX girls are very skilled and hard track weiter >>
After last race in Slovenia all teams and staff moved to another closer state – Slovakia. The MX3 FIM World Motocross Championship took place in little village Senkvice. Organisers are skilled with preparing world MX rounds and everybody was ready to make a nice racing weiter >>
FIM Motocross Swedish Grand Prix UDDEVALLA (Sweden)
The Swedish Grand Prix started today in the beautiful track of Uddevalla with the MX1 and MX2 qualifying races, as well as with the first race of the UEM EMX125. There was some rain weiter >>
The FIM Motocross World Championship restarts this weekend in Uddevalla, Sweden, to celebrate the ninth Grand Prix of the season after having had a weekend off following the GP of Belgium. While some riders have taken part in some national r weiter >>
Photo: Miriam Zavacka in TV newsPreparations of the World Motocross Championship round in Senkvice are culminating not only on the track. The only Slovakian WMX rider, Miriama Zavacka, was interviewed on the JOJ TV, in close c weiter >>
Photo: Tommy Searle conquered the MX2 classThe sun was shining today in Bastogne and more than 18000 people came to see the Motocross Battle of the Ardennes, where Antonio Cairoli and Tommy Searle were the clear dominants. The track weiter >>
The sun was shining this morning and the track conditions of today’s second race were completely different from the ones of yesterday. Tim Gajser dominated the fourth round of UEM EMX125, while Nicolas Dercourt and Pauls Jonas obtained their maiden podi weiter >>
The joy of the Belgian LS Honda Racing squad to be riding in front of their home crowd was overshadowed by unfortunate results. Spain’s Jonathan Barragan considers Belgium his second home but the former GP winner was not able to make an impact in Bastogne. weiter >>
Photo: Youthstream, FIM, Teams and Manufacturers at yesterday's meeting in BastogneDuring the celebration of the eighth Grand Prix of the 2012 FIM Motocross World Championship, which is taking place in Bastogne, Belgium, Youthstream, FIM, weiter >>
Photo: Clement Desalle and Jeremy Van Horebeek fastest today in BastogneDay one of the Belgian Grand Prix took place today under rainy conditions and today’s qualifying races were cancelled i weiter >>
MX1-GPSteven Frossard is now convalescing and thinking of a thorough rehabilitation and recovery programme after an operation to successfully rebuild his right anterior cruciate ligament and remove part of a cracked meniscus earlier this week. The Monste weiter >>
Photo: Clement Desalle is looking forward to win the Motocross Battle of the ArdennesThe FIM Motocross World Championship goes back to the Walloon region after five years of absence in the calendar. The MXGP Belgium will t weiter >>
Photo: 2011 FIM Junior Motocross World Chamionship start in Cingoli, ItalyThe FIM Junior World Championship, initially scheduled on 12th August weekend, will now be held on the 26th August weekend in the awarded track of Sev weiter >>
Today was big celebration of motocross in Slovenia. The club AMD Orehova Vas has their 55th anniversary. Moreover on their track they have World championship events of motocross from 70ties. What can be better then celebrate it by MX3 and WMX FIM Motocross World Championship weiter >>
Photo: Clement Desalle on the gas during the Portuguese Grand prixThe Portuguese Grand Prix started today with some rain, but the sun came up for the second races and the crowd present in Agueda could enjoy watching Clement Desalle and Jeffr weiter >>
MX2-GP PORTUGAL - ROUND 7 AguedaMonster Energy Yamaha were able to see another fine stand-in performance from one of their athletes as Mel Pocock finished 7th overall at a rough and rutted Agueda for the weiter >>
Podium Third for Antonio CairoliRed Bull KTM factory riders put in a good weekend of racing at the Agueda circuit in Portugal with Jeffrey Herlings taking the MX2 GP victory and Tony Cairoli securing a podiu weiter >>
Photo: Tim Gajser dominated the Portuguese round with superb authorityThe first ones to go out to the track this morning were the UEM EMX125 riders to dispute the second race of the third round of the series. The track conditi weiter >>
Photo: MX2 start of the qualifying race in AguedaDay one of the Portuguese Grand Prix started this morning with menacing clouds which ended up with some light showers during both qualifying races, which did not stop Antonio Ca weiter >>
Photo: Start of Qualifing Race WMX - SloveniaAfter eight minutes and eleven seconds, there was red flag in the air. The reason was: bad weather. Immediately after sighting lap of Qualifying race the heavy rain started. Tha weiter >>
We can consider the Qualifying race of MX3 guys as a lucky one. The track was as wet as motocross rider like. Just after their heat the rain shower came. The WMX category wasn´t such happy as MX3 was. After eight minutes and eleven seconds of WM weiter >>
Photo: Rui Gonçalves is flying over to Portugal to hand a podium finish to his home crowd and his teamThe FIM Motocross World Championship travels from France to Portugal to celebrate the seventh Grand Prix of the seaso weiter >>
Saint Jean d’Angely woke up this morning with some intimidating clouds, but in the end just some drops came down during the first heats. The crowd present in the French track witnessed one of the best Grand Prix of the season with superb racing weiter >>
Girls were opening the Mladina´s track on Sunday morning. There was not any problem to ride, because after yesterday´s showers and todays sun track got ideal surface for first races. It was expectable, that the fastest rider in WMX FIM World Motocross Champio weiter >>
Sunday morning and track in Mladina woke up to one beautiful day. Warm and sun invites spectators and weather forecast seemed the same. And circuit? After yesterday´s showers track got ideal surface for first races today. MX3 guys entered Warm Up before noon. weiter >>
FIM MOTOCROSS at SAINT JEAN D’ANGELY GP de FrancePhoto: Christophe Pourcel and Gautier Paulin determined to win their home Grand PrixAfter the overseas campaign, the FIM Motocross World Championship goes b weiter >>
FIM MOTOCROSS - MX2 GP de France 2012Monster Energy Yamaha is very happy to welcome Arnaud Tonus back to action this weekend at St Jean D’Angely for the Grand Prix of France and the sixth round of sixteen in the FIM Motocross World Championship. The reigni weiter >>
Photo: John Van Den Berk giving instructions to the children in UgandaTwo times FIM Motocross World Champion John Van Den Berk, official trainer and a Youthstream talent scout for the FIM Motocross World Championship has r weiter >>
Yamaha’s Chiara Fontanesi continues to stamp her authority on the 2012 FIM Women’s Motocross World Championship. The Italian claimed both motos on her YZ250F at Arco di Trento on home turf last weekend for the third round of eight in the current campaign. weiter >>