[News]

1205140158MX2podium_MxGp4Mex012

MXGP – Cairoli and Herlings take top-step of podium in Mexico

2 years ago

The two Red Bull KTM riders’ Antonio Cairoli and Jeffrey Herlings produced fine rides to win their respective classes in the Grand Prix of Mexico. Tommy Searle and Jeremy Van Horebeek were also on the podium in MX2, while Cairoli was joined by Clement Desalle and David Philippaerts.

In what was a challenging weekend in Guadalajara, Mexico, the riders of the FIM MX1/MX2 World Motocross Championship put on a fantastic display of riding in front of the thousands of fans who attended the fourth round of the series. High temperatures and a high altitude circuit meant the riders had to be on the top of their game.

MX1

Despite taking turns in leading Race 1, Clement Desalle (Rockstar Energy Suzuki World MX1) and Christophe Pourcel (Team CP377 Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki) had no answer to Antonio Cairoli on the Red Bull KTM, who came from third on lap one to take the lead from Desalle with eight laps to go.

Desalle would finish second from Ken De Dycker (Red Bull KTM) after Pourcel made a pit stop to remove the track side fencing from his rear wheel.

The Monster Energy Yamaha’s of David Philippaerts and Shaun Simpson fell in the wave section on lap one; Simpson dislocated a shoulder, while Philippaerts fought through to tenth.

The second race was one by David Philippaerts who seemed to come from nowhere in the second half of the race to pass, Cairoli who had fallen from third, as well as DeDycker, Pourcel and Desalle, the latter with five laps to go. It was the Monster Energy Yamaha riders first win of the season and would secure him third overall in the Grand Prix.

Desalle finished second in the race and the GP, while Cairoli came home in third, which was good enough for the overall victory.

MX2

Jeremy Van Horebeek fired his Red Bull KTM into the lead in Race 1 followed by his teammate Jeffrey Herlings and Valentin Teillet (Rockstar Energy Bud Racing Kawasaki). Tommy Searle was fourth on his Team Floride Monster Energy Kawasaki.

Herlings passed Van Horebeek on lap three of twenty and would go on to win by more than seven seconds from Tommy Searle who took more than half the race to first pass Teillet, and then Van Horebeek two laps from the end. Herlings won the race from Searle and Van Horebeek.

Jeremy Van Horebeek once again grabbed the holeshot but this time Herlings wasted no time in passing his teammate and was the new leader halfway round the opening lap. Tommy Searle fell from third on lap one and lost two positions but eventually found his way back to second by the end of the race. Van Horebeek was again third and the overall Grand Prix reflected the results from the races. Herlings won the GP of Mexico from Searle and Van Horebeek.

The full results can be seen on our results page.

Be the first to comment...

You might also like...

Galleries

3 hours ago
barrington_tops_001

Barrington Tops Trail Bike Adventures

Transmoto’s Phil Osborn and Ben Bunda unlock the secrets of NSW’s Barrington Tops region.

Features

21 hours ago
fmx_insider

FMX Insider No.26: Pete Anderson

Queensland’s Pete Anderson is a smooth contender at FMX competitions and demonstrations.

Features

1 day ago
NZ_INSIDER

NZ Insider No.21: Taupo’s MX Fest

The event on everyone’s minds right now is Taupo’s famous annual Labour Weekend extravaganza.

Galleries

2 days ago
MOTO_6_TRAILER_POST_1

MOTO 6: Official Movie Trailer

Check out the official trailer for MOTO 6: The Movie, starring Josh Cachia, Kade Mosig and more.

Galleries

2 days ago
justin_hill_2015

Justin Hill 2015 SX Preparation

Watch Red Bull KTM’s Justin Hill preparing for the 2015 Monster Energy AMA Supercross series.

News

3 days ago
img20987

The Careers Of Canard & Millsaps

Jackson Reardon takes an in-depth look at the troubled careers of Trey Canard and Davi Millsaps.

Galleries

3 days ago
moss_highlights

Highlights: Phillip Island Supercross

Highlights from the third and fourth rounds of the 2014 Australian Supercross Championships.

Galleries

3 days ago
RV_EUROPE

GoPro: Ryan Villopoto in Europe

Ryan Villopoto rides his all-new 2015 KX450F-SR for the first time in Grevenbroich, Germany.