Nagl and Tonus dominated qualifying races in Loket
06.08.2011: Max Nagl and Arnaud Tonus won the qualifying races in Loket on day one of the Casino Bonver GP of the Czech Republic. Both riders dominated completely their heats and they will be the first ones to pick up the starting grid tomorrow.
Max Nagl and Arnaud Tonus won the qualifying races in Loket on day one of the Casino Bonver GP of the Czech Republic. Both riders dominated completely their heats and they will be the first ones to pick up the starting grid tomorrow.
Antonio Cairoli did not have a good start and while he was climbing up some positions, he got stuck behind Bobryshev, who crashed right in front of him. Cairoli finished ninth and Bobryshev 13th.
The leader of the MX2 class, Ken Roczen, went too much on the outside at the first corner and could not start at the front. Later on the race, he made several mistakes and the German could only finish fifth.
Red Bull Teka KTM Factory Racing MX1’s Nagl felt really comfortable on the Czech track today and after taking the holeshot, he managed to keep the lead until the chequered flag. The German is felling more confident at the moment, as the doctors informed him that his back injury cannot get any worse, so he can focus 100% on his riding.
Rockstar Energy Suzuki World MX1’s Desalle obtained an eventual second position at the MX1 qualifying race, as he overtook Gonçalves at the very last lap of the heat. Desalle started from an initial sixth position, but he worked all they way up to the second place, so he will be able to choose a good starting gate tomorrow morning before the races.
Honda World Motocross’ Gonçalves had a very good start and managed to ride behind Nagl most of the race. In the last laps, he got stuck with some lapped riders, and could not keep the second position and had to settle down with the third place.
The fourth position was for Kevin Strijbos on his first ride with the Rockstar Energy Suzuki World MX1 team, amd managed to ride among the top five during the whole race. Strijbos even battled with his teammate Desalle for the fourth position, which showed how comfortable Strijbos felt on his new Suzuki machine.
Monster Energy Yamaha’s Frossard rode third during the first half of the race, but he then got a stone stuck on his rear break and dropped down two positions. Frossard, who has been officially presented today as the MX1 French representative at the MXoN, finished fifth, ahead of his compatriots Boog and Pourcel.
Guarneri did a very consistent race finishing eighth, ahead of red plate holder Cairoli and Shaun Simpson.
Bike-it Cosworth Wild Wolf Yamaha’s Tonus dominated the MX2 qualifying race today in Loket and obtained his maiden heat victory in the MX2 class. Tonus admitted that he felt very comfortable on the Czech track and he is determined to ride for the overall win tomorrow against the likes of Roczen, Herlings and Gautier.
The second position was for Rockstar Energy Suzuki World MX2’s Teillet, who rode a very consistent qualifying race in the second position, keeping the pressure from Paulin especially during the last laps of the race. Such result is a special reward for Teillet, as he had to miss almost the whole season due to the shoulder injury he suffered in the first GP in Bulgaria.
Monster Energy Yamaha’s Paulin got a stone stuck on his rear wheel and had to ride without rear break until the stone went away. By the end of the race, Paulin was really close to overtake Teillet, but he decided to ride save and keep the third position until the end.
Red Bull Teka KTM Factory Racing MX2’s Roczen went too far wide at the first corner and had to start pushing from an initial sixth position. The German made a mistake at the beginning of the race and dropped down two positions, but he quickly recovered and managed to finish fourth.
CLS Monster Energy Kawasaki Pro Circuit’s Searle battled against Roczen at the beginning of the race, but the German managed to overtake him again and Searle crossed the finish line in fifth position. The British rider showed a good speed today, so he is convinced he can be back at the podium this weekend.
Herlings could only finish sixth, ahead of Charlier and Van Horebeek. Home rider Petr Smitka achieved his goal for today with a final 19th position.
The fourth round of the UEM EMX-125 Championship started today in Loket with race one, which Samuele Bernardini dominated from beginning to end. At the moment, the Italian is leading the Championship, but there is still tomorrow’s race to see if he can get the red plate on his KTM machine.
The second position was for James Dunn, who managed to ride second the whole race, and third was Tim Gajser. Simone Zecchina arrived in Loket with a small injury in his humerus, which made things more difficult for the leader of the series. However, the Italian did an incredible race, climbing up from an initial 20th position until a final sixth place, behind Jeremy Seewer and Luca Moroni, who were fourth and fifth respectively.
CASINO BONVER GP OF CZECH REPUBLIC – QUICK FACTS
Circuit length: 1586m
Type of ground: hard pack
Temperature: 22° C
Weather conditions: changeable: rainy in the morning, cloudy and sunny during the races
Sunday: EMX125 Warm up 8:30; MX2 Warm up 9:00; MX1 Warm up 9:30; EMX125 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 and by clicking here you will obtain the full schedule and coverage of the Casino Bonver Grand Prix of the Czech Republic.
For third year in a row, the company Bonver Group, which is one of the leading operators of electromechanical roulettes, gaming machines and Video Lottery Terminals in the Czech Republic, will have the naming right of the Czech Grand Prix, which will take place in Loket on the 7th August weekend. Bonver Group is also one of the main sponsors of the TM Racing Factory team with weiter >>
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