Desalle and Roczen win qualifying races at Saint Jean d’Angely

Desalle and Roczen win qualifying races at Saint Jean d’Angely

04.06.2011: Clement Desalle and Ken Roczen received once more the Lovemytime pole position award after winning today’s qualifying races. The high temperatures made the riders

Clement Desalle and Ken Roczen received once more the Lovemytime pole position award after winning today’s qualifying races. The high temperatures made the riders struggle a little bit more than usual and they are all looking forward to seeing how the weather is going to be, as heavy rain has been forecasted for tomorrow.

It was not an easy victory for Clement Desalle, as Max Nagl and Antonio Cairoli, second and third in the MX1 qualifying race, where riding really close to the Belgian rider. Shaun Simpson rode second almost half of the race, but he could only finish fourth.

Ken Roczen obtained his fourth Lovemytime pole position award of the season, over the likes of his team mate Jeffrey Herlings. Zach Osborne took the holeshot and he finally crossed the finish line in the third position.

The first race of the UEM EMX-2 class started with a little bit of sun but ended under heavy storm conditions. During the last laps, many riders exchanged their positions and home rider Romain Febvre succeeded in finishing first. Second was Russian Aleksandr Tonkov and third was Charles Lefrançois.


Rockstar Energy Suzuki World MX1’s Desalle started third and he overtook Simpson in lap five. Desalle quickly close the gap with Nagl, who was racing at the front, and with three laps to go, Desalle did a great move over Nagl and the Belgian kept the lead until the chequered flag.

Red Bull Teka KTM Factory Racing MX2’s Nagl took the holeshot and led the race with authority until the very end, when Desalle imposed an impressive rhythm and went out with the win. Nagl was satisfied with the second place, as he will be able to choose a good starting position for tomorrow’s races.

His team mate Antonio Cairoli started fourth and a problem on his rear brake made things more difficult for the Italian. Even riding without rear brake for a while, Cairoli managed to keep his fourth position, and when he felt that the rear brake working again, he was very close to overtake Nagl. Finally, Cairoli had to settle down with the third place.

LS Honda Racing’s Simpson did a great race starting from an initial second position and crossing the finish line fourth. The British rider got the second best time practice before the qualifying race, so he might be able to fight for the podium in tomorrow’s races.

Completing the top five was Evgeny Bobryshev from Honda World Motocross. The Russian did a very solid race even not being very comfortable riding in the French track. Bobryshev has always struggled in Saint Jean d’Angely, but this year he might be able to improve his last year performances.

David Philippaerts did not have a very good start and he started down into the 23rd position. The Italian did an incredible race and finish seventh behind Steve Ramon.

Ben Townley got a solid ninth position, followed by Xavier Boog and Steven Frossard, who had some problems with his goggles and had some difficulties to finish the race.

MX1 Qualifying Race top ten:
1. Clement Desalle (BEL, Suzuki), 25:16.274; 2. Maximilian Nagl (GER, KTM), +0:01.371; 3. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), +0:01.919; 4. Shaun Simpson (GBR, Honda), +0:29.690; 5. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, Honda), +0:36.953; 6. Steve Ramon (BEL, Suzuki), +0:38.746; 7. David Philippaerts (ITA, Yamaha), +0:43.562; 8. Rui Goncalves (POR, Honda), +0:45.884; 9. Benjamin Townley (NZL, Kawasaki), +0:48.882; 10. Xavier Boog (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:49.596;

Complete results available at


Red Bull Teka KTM Factory Racing MX2’s Roczen won his fourth MX2 qualifying race of the season and he will be able to choose the best spot at the starting grid. The German was fourth in the opening lap but he was already leading the race in the first lap and crossed the finish line with seven seconds advantage over Herlings.

Jeffrey Herlings almost took the holeshot, but he was down to third position in the first lap. Herlings overtook Osborne after a couple of laps and he finished second behind Roczen.

Bike-it Cossworth Wild Wolf Yamaha’s Osborne took the holeshot, but Roczen took the lead already in the first lap. The American rider is very satisfied with such third position as he is convinced that he can do a good performance at tomorrow’s races.

Tommy Searle from CLS Monster Energy Kawasaki Pro Circuit fought with Herlings for the third place at the very beginning of the race. However, the British rider was pushing maybe too hard and some little mistakes made him lose some time and he had to settle down with a final fourth position.

Monster Energy Yamaha’s Gautier Paulin did a very good start, but he confessed that he made many mistakes that made him lose a lot of time. He has never been on the podium in France, so his main goal is to have good starts tomorrow and do his best to be on the podium in front of his crowd.

Arnaud Tonus, who got the second best result in the pre-qualifying practice, finished sixth followed by Christophe Charlier and Nicolas Aubin. Joel Roelants was ninth and Max Anstie completed the top ten.

MX2 Qualifying Race top ten
: 1. Ken Roczen (GER, KTM), 25:38.113; 2. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), +0:07.581; 3. Zachary Osborne (USA, Yamaha), +0:17.246; 4. Tommy Searle (GBR, Kawasaki), +0:26.200; 5. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Yamaha), +0:30.007; 6. Arnaud Tonus (SUI, Yamaha), +0:36.841; 7. Christophe Charlier (FRA, Yamaha), +0:38.797; 8. Nicolas Aubin (FRA, KTM), +0:43.936; 9. Joel Roelants (BEL, KTM), +1:06.171; 10. Max Anstie (GBR, Kawasaki), +1:08.091;

Complete results available at


We got a really thrilling first race of the UEM EMX-2 Championship as the weather conditions changed dramatically from the beginning to the chequered flag. By the end of the lap, the riders had to adapt their riding to the heavy rain and up to three riders exchanged the lead.

Charles Lefrancois started dominating the race, but a Aleksandr Tonkov, who is third in the championship, overtook the home rider already in the third lap. By the end of the race, both riders exchanged the lead again, but it was finally other French Romain Febvre who crossed the finish line in the first position.

Jens Getteman, who was second overall in Valkenswaard, finished 19th and Michael Van Wezel, who won the first round of the series, did not qualify to take part in the races.


Circuit length: 1590 mt
Type of ground: hard pack
Temperature: 30° C
Weather conditions: sunny and hot, but heavy storm by the end of the day


Sunday: EMX2 Warm up 8:30; MX2 Warm up 9:00; MX1 Warm up 9:30; EMX2 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 Grand Prix will also be broadcasted LIVE on MX-LIFE.TV

Ms. Marionna Leiva- photo Youthstream


04.06.2011 / MaP

Weitere Beiträge

Road 2 Recovery Auction to take place at Saint Jean d’Angely
Road 2 Recovery International foundation has expanded into Europe and they will make their first appearance this weekend during the Grand Prix of France. Two auctions including top teams’ racing gear, as well as many other surprises, will be organized this weekend in Saint Jean d’Angely for the people present at the event.On Saturday, right after the MX1 qualifying weiter >>
Saint Jean d’Angely ready for the comeback after overseas
After the two overseas Grand Prix in the USA and Brazil, the FIM Motocross World Championship is back to Europe to celebrate the fifth round of the season. Saint Jean d’Angely will not only host the fifth GP of the season, but also the second round of the UEM EMX-2 clas weiter >>
MX2-GP Rider and Manufacturer World Standing after Brazil
FIM MOTOCROSS MX2Rider Standings    After Race 4 of 16    1.    Ken Roczen    KTM    GER    1912.    Jeffrey Herlings    KTM    NED    1773.    Tommy Searle   weiter >>
MX1-GP Rider and Manufacturer World Standing after Brazil
FIM MOTOCROSS MX1Rider Standings    After Race 4 of 16    1.    Clement Desalle    Suzuki    BEL    1642.    Maximilian Nagl    KTM    GER    1533.    Antonio Cairoli & weiter >>
MX2 - First podium of 2011 for Paulin in Brazil
Third position in front of 26,000 sun-kissed spectators at Indaiatuba for the Grand Prix of Brazil and the fourth round of fifteen in the FIM MX2-GP World Championship gave Monster Energy Yamahas Gautier Paulin his first podium finish of 20 weiter >>
David Philippaerts victorious after Brazilian battle
FIM MOTOCROSS   MX1-GP BRAZIL - ROUND 4     The fourth round of the FIM Motocross World Championship belonged to Monster Energy Yamaha and David Philippaerts as the Italian emerged victorious from two hugely entertaining moto weiter >>
Ken De Dycker first Honda at Honda-backed Brazil GP
FIM Motocross MX1 World Championship - Indaiatuba, May  22     The sunny and hot Grand Prix of Brazil at the spectacular Indaiatuba venue lived up to and even exceeded expectations. Italian David P¨hilippaerts won the exciting M weiter >>
Lovemytime holeshot award for Carlos Campano
Mr. Alvaro Da Silva, commercial director of Lovemytime Brazil, handed the Lovemytime holeshot award to Carlos Campano as he took the holeshot at the first heat of MX1. Unfortunately, Carlos Campano had to pull out of the race due to a heavy pain on his right hand.Carlos Campano, 2010 FIM MX3 World Champion, hit his right hand against a post on Saturday during weiter >>
Special victory for both Philippaerts and Herlings in Brazil
David Philippaerts obtained the first overall victory of the season in Indaiatuba, while Jeffrey Herlings beat his team-mate Ken Roczen and got his second GP win of the season. Both riders took the overall win being tight in points with the second classified. David Philippaerts got the perfect weekend, winning the qualifying race yesterday and obtaining the overall win today. weiter >>
Indaiatuba to host the Honda Grand Prix of Brazil
After the Monster Energy Grand Prix of the USA, the FIM Motocross World Championship travels to Brazil to celebrate the fourth Grand Prix of the season. Indaiatuba is the venue that will host the third Brazilian GP in a row and Honda will be the title sponsor this year. weiter >>
Youthstream and the FIM announce 2012 Mexican GP
Photo: From left to right: Viegas, Tortelli, España, Luongo, Srb, Stephan LegrandDuring the Monster Energy GP of USA at Glen Helen Raceway, Youthstream and the FIM announced the celebration of the Grand Prix of Mexico for the upcoming 2012 F weiter >>
Zach Osborne retains Marty Moates Cup
Zach Osborne from Bike-it Cosworth Wild Wolf Yamaha was awarded with the special Marty Moates Cup this weekend in Glen Helen for being the best American classified rider in the Monster Energy Grand Prix of the USA. The American rider also won it last year, so he will weiter >>
Anthony Boissiere winner of Lovemytime Holeshot Award
  Anthony Boissiere of Monster Energy Yamaha Gariboldi took the holeshot in race one of the MX1 class and won the Lovemytime Holeshot Award in Glen Helen.So far this season, Kevin Strijbos, Evgeny Bobryshev and Anthony Boissiere have been awa weiter >>
Desalle and Roczen rule the Monster Energy GP USA
   Clement Desalle got the red plate back thanks to his overall victory, while Max Nagl and Evgeny Bobryshev completed the podium respectively. In the MX2 class Ken Roczen got his second GP victory, Jeffrey Herlings was second and Tommy Searle got an eventual third place. weiter >>
New Partnership between Youthstream and EXQI Sport
Youthstream is glad to announce a new partnership with Belgian TV broadcaster EXQI Sport to broadcast LIVE the Grand Prix’s during this 2011 season. For this Monster Energy Grand Prix of the USA, EXQI Sport will broadcast LIVE the two heats of the MX1 class. This new partnership with the Belgian Broadcaster EXQI Sport will give a wider coverage of the FIM Motocross World weiter >>
Glen Helen Raceway ready for the Monster Energy GP USA
After the 2010 success and for second year in a row, Glen Helen Raceway will host the Monster Energy Grand Prix of the USA on the 15th May weekend. In the MX1 class, Steven Frossard arrives being the current red plate holder after his overall third and fourth results in Sevlievo an weiter >>
VIPs at the FIM Motocross Grand Prix of the Netherlands
  Kimi Räikkönen, Sami Hyypiä and Keith Flint visited Valkenswaard during the Grand Prix of the Netherlands last weekend. Youthstream’s President Mr. Giuseppe Luongo had the opportunity to spend some time with all these celebrities and exchange some ex weiter >>
Youthstream welcomes Mr. Davey Coombs in Valkenswaard
   Youthstream welcomed Mr. Davey Coombs during the second Grand Prix of the FIM Motocross World Championship. The promoter of the AMA Nationals spent the weekend in Valkenswaard, the Netherlands, and enjoyed a weekend of racing where Antonio Cairoli an weiter >>
Max Nagl and Jeffrey Herlings commanded in Valkenswaard on day one
  In the MX1 class, Max Nagl got an eventual win, after taking advantage of a mistake of race leader Steven Frossard with just three laps to go. Jeffrey Herlings dominated the MX2 qualifying race from beginning to end, showing his impressive skills on the sand. Germa weiter >>
Milko Potisek tops it up in Troyan
Milko Potisek gets his first overall win of the 2011 FIM MX3 World Championship’s season in Troyan confirming himself as one of this year’s title contenders. It wasn’t easy though. The French UFO-Racing team rider had to work hard to win both weiter >>
Milko Potisek fights back in Bulgaria
  After seeing what it looked like an almost guaranteed victory last week in Megalopolis being literally washed away in the last laps and offered to his archrival Swiss rider Julien Bill, Milko Potisek planned to fight back and he surely did so by starting the weekend imposing himse weiter >>
Valkenswaard hosts second GP of the season
  The deep roots of Valkenswaard are ready to welcome the second Grand Prix of the 2011 FIM Motocross World Championship with Clement Desalle and Ken Roczen being the Championship leaders of the MX1 and MX2 classes respectively. The Grand Prix of the Netherlands will take plac weiter >>
LS Honda Racing men ready to fight back in Valkenswaard
FIM Motocross MX1 World Championship - The Netherlands, 25 april    Although the actual traveling for the second round of the MX1 World Championship is limited for LS Honda Racing’s riders Ken De Dycker and Shaun Simpson, the road weiter >>
MX3 round two - Great expectations in Troyan
Following a very wet start in Megalopolis, Greece, during the past weekend, the FIM MX3 Motocross World Championship riders are heading up to neighbour Bulgaria for a much drier reception in Troyan.Championship leader, Pellicari Team’s Julien Bill, will try to keep hold of the red plate against the competition in the likes of UFO Racing team rider Milko weiter >>
Steffi Laier above the weather at Megalopolis circuit in Greece
Red Bull Teka KTM factory rider Stephanie Laier won the only race held at the Megalopolis circuit in Greece after the heavy rain that came down for most of the day forced the cancellation of the second moto.The second round of the seas weiter >>
Julien Bill storms in Greece
Swiss rider Julien Bill wins the first and only race at the start of the 2011 FIM MX3World Championship in a sodden Megalopolis circuit in Greece. With the weather forecast already mentioning rain during all weekend, inst weiter >>
The FIM Motocross World Championship is back on Motors TV
 From the next Grand Prix of the Netherlands in Valkenswaard on Easter Monday, the FIM Motocross World Championship will return LIVE to Motors TV! As per the last three years, the entire season of the MX1 and MX2 categories will receive LIVE coverage. The ‘High Speed Television’ channel will also broadcast the MX of Nations, which this year ta weiter >>
FIM Motocross World Championship started in Bulgaria last weekend
 It has been a week now since the FIM Motocross World Championship was officially opened in one of the main spots of the capital city of Bulgaria. On Thursday, Aleksander Nevsky Cathedral Square in Sofia hosted the Official Open Ceremony of the FIM Motocross World Championship, and on Sunday it was celebrated the Open Ceremony of the Grand Prix of Bulgaria on the podium of the Gorna Rositz weiter >>
Mega action in Greece
The FIM MX3 World Championship is back and what a better way to start than in Megalopolis, a naturally crafted track in the south of Greece. The MX3 riders are revisiting this remarkable circuit after what was a much welcomed return of a Motocross World Championship event in May last year. A Greek Classic weiter >>


© 2001-2017 full copyright