Searle on top at Fermo – Saturday Gallery and report

BRITON Tommy Searle dominated the MX2 qualifying race for the Italian GP at Fermo on Saturday, beating his Kawasaki team-mate Joel Roelants by two seconds.

World championship leader Jeffrey Herlings was third, another second back, in front of his works KTM team mate Jeremy Van Horebeek.

Searle started the weekend poorly with a huge crash in first practice that saw his KXF250 cartwheeleing down the steep, hillside track that had been well watered.
“I landed on my back, but it was on soft mud,” he said “There wasn’t a scratch on me but the bike was a mess.”
With the temperatures reaching the mid-20s and the track drying fast, Searle took a few laps to overhaul holeshot man, another Brit Jake Nicholls.

“That’s because Jake has got such a good motor now!” commented KTM boss Stefan Everts. Nicholls has a factory motor in his JM KTM.

Nicholls couldn’t hold off the fastest men but still managed a brilliant fifth place.
Searle took the win and looked like he had some speed in reserve. “I can go faster tomorrow if I have to,” he said.
Yamaha’s Mel Pocock had a solid ride to 12th place on a track he described as “really, really technical.”
It wasn’t so good for the other Brits as Elliott Banks-Browne crashed his KTM on the opening lap and pulled out with an injured hand. And Honda’s Max Anstie also fell and pitted to get his mangled bars bent back.

In the MX1 race, Kawasaki once again ruled as Gautier Paulin had a great scrap with fellow Frenchman Christophe Pourcel for the win.
Ken De Dycker, who has been confirmed as a full factory KTM 450 rider for the rest of the season, took a storming third, easily holding off Honda’s Evgeny Bobryshev from Kawasaki’s Sebastian Pourcel and Yamaha man David Philippaerts.
Two of the fastest men were Clement Desalle and Tony Cairoli. Suzuki man Desalle initially led before falling then charging back through to eighth.
Cairoli went off the track and had to spend several minutes untangling the dreaded green netting from his KTM’s back wheel. He pulled back through to 13th.
Shaun Simpson had a solid ride to tenth spot, looking at home in the tricky conditions. “The track is rutted in places,” said the Yamaha man. “But I like it a lot.”
Yamaha rider Alfie Smith took 23rd, just a single place in front of Nez Parker on the STR KTM.
Yamaha’s Steven Frossard rode through the pain barrier after having knee surgery a week ago. He was limping in the paddock, but was riding well until he fell and hurt his knee again. He’ll make a decision overnight if he’ll race tomorrow.

Here’s our gallery from day 1 – Click for bigger pics.

Images by Adam Duckworth

Results
MX1
1 21 PAULIN, Gautier FRA FFM Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 25:09.523 0.000 51.16
2 377 POURCEL, Christophe FRA FFM CP377 Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki 25:11.082 1.559 51.10
3 9 DE DYCKER, Ken BEL FMB Red Bull KTM Factory RacingKTM 25:43.134 33.611 50.04
4 777 BOBRYSHEV, Evgeny RUS MFR Honda World Motocross Honda 25:48.453 38.930 49.87
5 11 POURCEL, Sebastien FRA FFM CP377 Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki 25:53.696 44.173 49.70
6 19 PHILIPPAERTS, David ITA FMI Monster Energy Yamaha Yamaha 25:57.850 48.327 49.57
7 121 BOOG, Xavier FRA FFM Kawasaki Racing Team Kawasaki 26:02.234 52.711 49.43
8 25 DESALLE, Clement BEL FMB Rockstar Energy Suzuki World MX1 Suzuki 26:07.379 57.856 49.27
9 120 SOUBEYRAS, Cedric FRA FFM Honda France HDI MX TeamHonda 26:11.304 1:01.781 49.14
10 24 SIMPSON, Shaun GBR ACU Monster Energy Yamaha Yamaha 26:12.435 1:02.912 49.11
11 39 GUARNERI, Davide ITA FMI KTM Silver Action KTM 26:12.587 1:03.064 49.10
12 7 BARRAGAN, Jonathan ESP RFME LS Honda Racing Honda 26:14.219 1:04.696 49.05
13 222 CAIROLI, Antonio ITA FMI Red Bull KTM Factory RacingKTM 26:16.371 1:06.848 48.99
14 22 STRIJBOS, Kevin BEL FMB HM Plant KTM UK KTM 26:20.683 1:11.160 48.85
15 4 LEOK, Tanel EST EMF Rockstar Energy Suzuki World MX1 Suzuki 26:21.464 1:11.941 48.83
16 999 GONCALVES, Rui POR FMP Honda World Motocross Honda 26:38.355 1:28.832 48.31
17 10 BOISSIERE, Anthony FRA FFM TM Racing Factory Team TM 26:40.506 1:30.983 48.25
18 32 POTISEK, Milko FRA FFM Honda France HDI MX TeamHonda 26:44.910 1:35.387 48.11
19 111 FERRIS, Dean AUS MA ICE1 Racing Kawasaki 26:45.700 1:36.177 48.09
20 91 KARRO, Matiss LAT LAMSF Team STR KTM KTM 27:08.314 1:58.791 47.42
21 36 BONINI, Matteo ITA FMI Marchetti Racing KTM 27:20.576 2:11.053 47.07
22 171 BERTUZZO, Pier Filippo ITA FMI Massignani Racing Honda HMHonda 25:25.328 -1 Lap 46.73
23 41 SMITH, Alfie GBR ACU JK Gebben Yamaha Yamaha 25:30.767 5.439 46.56
24 42 PARKER, Nathan GBR ACU Team STR KTM KTM 25:34.908 9.580 46.44
25 95 JUSTS, Augusts LAT LAMSF Latvia Elksni Honda Honda 25:39.491 14.163 46.30
26 61 BRAKKE, Herjan NED KNMV JK Gebben Yamaha Yamaha 25:49.513 24.185 46.00
27 611 COCIU, Mihail MOL FMI KTM Silver Action KTM 26:06.484 41.156 45.50
28 199 CIUCCI, Dawid ITA FMI KTM 26:09.115 43.787 45.43
29 67 TIAINEN, Santtu FIN SML ICE1 Racing Kawasaki 17:04.237 -5 Laps 46.40
30 183 FROSSARD, Steven FRA FFM Monster Energy Yamaha Yamaha 10:21.291 -8 Laps 47.80
74 STEINBERGS, Ivo LAT LAMSF RIGA Motocross Team Kawasaki did not start
Average speed of winner: 51.16km/h // Fastest lap by POURCEL, Christophe; 1:52.748 in lap 3 with 52.68km/h

MX2
1 100 SEARLE, Tommy GBR ACU Floride Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki 25:35.454 0.000 50.29
2 34 ROELANTS, Joel BEL FMB Floride Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki 25:37.530 2.076 50.22
3 84 HERLINGS, Jeffrey NED KNMV Red Bull KTM Factory RacingKTM 25:38.561 3.107 50.19
4 89 VAN HOREBEEK, Jeremy BEL FMB Red Bull KTM Factory RacingKTM 26:01.370 25.916 49.46
5 45 NICHOLLS, Jake GBR ACU Nestaan JM Racing KTM KTM 26:04.331 28.877 49.36
6 23 CHARLIER, Christophe FRA FFM Monster Energy Yamaha Yamaha 26:11.776 36.322 49.13
7 170 LEIB, Michael USA AMA Monster Energy Yamaha Yamaha 26:14.026 38.572 49.06
8 77 LUPINO, Alessandro ITA FMI Husqvarna-Ricci Racing Husqvarna 26:18.509 43.055 48.92
9 22 FERRANDIS, Dylan FRA FFM Rockstar Bud Racing Kawasaki Kawasaki 26:20.157 44.703 48.87
10 66 TONKOV, Alexander RUS MFR Honda Gariboldi – Esta Honda 26:24.635 49.181 48.73
11 33 LIEBER, Julien BEL FMB LRT Motorsports KTM 26:26.440 50.986 48.68
12 119 POCOCK, Mel GBR ACU Monster Energy Yamaha Yamaha 26:33.821 58.367 48.45
13 911 TIXIER, Jordi FRA FFM Red Bull KTM Factory RacingKTM 26:34.288 58.834 48.44
14 151 KULLAS, Harri FIN SML Rockstar Energy Suzuki EuropeSuzuki 26:37.107 1:01.653 48.35
15 249 LARSEN, Nikolaj DEN DMU Standing Construct Suzuki Racing MX2 Suzuki 26:38.966 1:03.512 48.29
16 17 BUTRON, Jose ESP RFME DIGA Racing KTM KTM 26:47.443 1:11.989 48.04
17 152 PETROV, Petar BUL BMF Rockstar Energy Suzuki EuropeSuzuki 26:50.748 1:15.294 47.94
18 128 MONTICELLI, Ivo ITA FMI Team Valenti Motocross Suzuki 27:05.887 1:30.433 47.49
19 173 GUILLOD, Valentin SUI FMS KTM Scott Racing Team KTM 27:07.338 1:31.884 47.45
20 141 CERVELLIN, Andrea ITA FMI SKS Polned TM Factory RacingTM 27:23.718 1:48.264 46.98
21 461 FEBVRE, Romain FRA FFM KTM Bodo Schmidt MotorsportKTM 27:27.486 1:52.032 46.87
22 112 HEIBYE, Even NOR NMF KTM Scott Racing Team KTM 27:30.159 1:54.705 46.80
23 101 ZENI, Samuel ITA FMI JTECH Racing Yamaha 27:31.666 1:56.212 46.75
24 195 JUSTS, Roberts LAT LAMSF Latvia Elksni Honda Honda 27:33.157 1:57.703 46.71
25 123 BERNARDINI, Samuele ITA FMI KTM 27:35.262 1:59.808 46.65
26 922 FORS, Kevin BEL FMB Kemea-Reytec-Yamaha Racing Team Yamaha 27:35.593 2:00.139 46.64
27 264 BENGTSSON, Filip SWE SVEMO KTM Silver Action KTM 27:47.486 2:12.032 46.31
28 300 GOLOVKIN, Viacheslav RUS LAMSF RIGA Motocross Team Kawasaki 25:51.292 -1 Lap 45.95
29 600 IVANOVS, Davis LAT LAMSF RIGA Motocross Team Kawasaki 25:53.446 2.154 45.89
30 51 GETTEMAN, Jens BEL FMB Standing Construct Suzuki Racing MX2 Suzuki 26:02.635 11.343 45.62
31 6 ANSTIE, Max GBR AMA Honda Gariboldi – Esta Honda 26:23.208 31.916 45.02
32 21 AMADIO, Leonardo ITA FMI Honda 26:30.469 39.177 44.82
33 35 RAUCHENECKER, Pascal AUT OeAMTC Nestaan JM Racing KTM KTM 26:37.644 46.352 44.62
34 837 BATTIG, Alessandro ITA FMI JTECH Racing Yamaha 27:14.070 1:22.778 43.62
35 161 BREVERS, Ludovic BEL FMB Kemea-Reytec-Yamaha Racing Team Yamaha 27:20.568 1:29.276 43.45
36 310 MANCUSO, Antonio ITA FMI Honda 26:42.840 -2 Laps 40.77
37 202 LARRIEU, Loic FRA FFM Husqvarna-Ricci Racing Husqvarna 17:08.452 -5 Laps 46.21
38 37 TEILLET, Valentin FRA FFM Rockstar Bud Racing Kawasaki Kawasaki 7:23.331 -12 Laps 13.40
39 44 BANKS-BROWNE, Elliott GBR ACU HM Plant KTM UK KTM 15.680 -13 Laps 0.00
40 262 DEL SEGATO, Giacomo ITA FMI Marchetti Racing KTM
Average speed of winner: 50.29km/h // Fastest lap by SEARLE, Tommy; 1:55.367 in lap 11 with 51.49km/h

EMX125 – Race 1
1 243 Gajser, Tim SLO AMZS KTM 29:54.556 14 0:00.000 0:00.000 2:05.821 6 47.21
2 112 Vlaanderen, Calvin NED KNMV KTM 30:26.541 14 0:31.985 0:31.985 2:06.372 3 47.004
3 141 Jonass, Pauls LAT LAMSF KTM 30:31.826 14 0:37.270 0:05.285 2:07.109 4 46.732
4 997 Righi, Riccardo ITA FMI KTM 30:42.786 14 0:48.230 0:10.960 2:08.382 8 46.268
5 100 Klingshelm, Magne NOR NMF KTM 31:05.818 14 1:11.262 0:23.032 2:09.774 2 45.772
6 999 Bonini, Davide ITA FMI KTM 31:11.592 14 1:17.036 0:05.774 2:08.632 11 46.178
7 29 Jacobi, Henry GER DMSB KTM 31:18.554 14 1:23.998 0:06.962 2:09.348 12 45.923
8 223 De Pietri, Tommaso ITA FMI Suzuki 31:21.095 14 1:26.539 0:02.541 2:10.664 13 45.46
9 81 Larranaga, Iker ESP RFME Suzuki 31:24.353 14 1:29.797 0:03.258 2:11.197 7 45.275
10 114 Della Mora, Alessio ITA FMI KTM 31:24.863 14 1:30.307 0:00.510 2:11.087 11 45.313
11 79 Corneth, Jaap NED KNMV KTM 31:34.294 14 1:39.738 0:09.431 2:11.511 11 45.167
12 64 Damiaens, Dietger BEL FMB KTM 31:46.382 14 1:51.826 0:12.088 2:11.085 10 45.314
13 77 Jasikonis, Arminas LTU LMSF KTM 31:52.195 14 1:57.639 0:05.813 2:11.608 8 45.134
14 8 Deghi, Gianluca ITA FMI KTM 31:54.814 14 2:00.258 0:02.619 2:10.984 8 45.349
15 183 Renkens, Nathan BEL FMB Yamaha 32:03.772 14 2:09.216 0:08.958 2:14.341 6 44.216
16 595 Toccaceli, Bryan SMR FSM Suzuki 32:09.067 14 2:14.511 0:05.295 2:13.934 3 44.35
17 722 Mantovani, Michael ITA FMI KTM 32:43.443 14 2:48.887 0:34.376 2:11.779 7 45.075
18 15 Hofman, Styn BEL FMB KTM 29:55.342 13 1 lap 1 lap 2:11.695 5 45.104
19 372 Baranov, Ivan RUS MFR KTM 30:01.993 13 1 lap 0:06.651 2:14.203 8 44.261
20 22 Frosali, Leonardo ITA FMI Yamaha 30:11.784 13 1 lap 0:09.791 2:14.031 2 44.318
21 191 Podmol, Filip CZE ACCR KTM 30:14.133 13 1 lap 0:02.349 2:14.751 13 44.081
22 16 Adams, Nicholas GBR ACU KTM 30:14.998 13 1 lap 0:00.865 2:16.059 5 43.658
23 152 Marini, Thomas SMR FSM Suzuki 30:16.024 13 1 lap 0:01.026 2:15.350 9 43.886
24 521 Ramos, Theo FRA FFM KTM 30:19.335 13 1 lap 0:03.311 2:15.612 9 43.801
25 251 Guriev, Artem RUS MFR KTM 30:24.077 13 1 lap 0:04.742 2:16.428 4 43.539
26 377 Krc, Martin CZE ACCR KTM 30:28.796 13 1 lap 0:04.719 2:16.190 3 43.616
27 148 Eccles, Michael GBR ACU KTM 30:29.063 13 1 lap 0:00.267 2:16.095 4 43.646
28 117 Falden, Joachim FRA FFM KTM 30:51.320 13 1 lap 0:22.257 2:14.586 7 44.135
29 773 Do, Thomas FRA FFM KTM 30:56.150 13 1 lap 0:04.830 2:17.940 8 43.062
30 156 van Nobelen, Jordi NED KNMV KTM 31:04.278 13 1 lap 0:08.128 2:19.420 6 42.605
31 25 Vondrasek, Jan CZE ACCR KTM 31:15.084 13 1 lap 0:10.806 2:18.008 6 43.041
32 123 Christoffersen, Lasse NOR NMF Yamaha 31:41.918 13 1 lap 0:26.834 2:14.088 5 44.299
33 101 Kovar, Vaclav CZE ACCR KTM 22:51.529 9 5 laps 4 laps 2:11.671 5 45.112
34 274 Lundgren, Anton SWE SVEMO KTM 17:54.121 8 6 laps 1 lap 2:10.614 3 45.478
35 20 Facchetti, Emanuele ITA FMI KTM 10:04.691 4 10 laps 4 laps 2:18.248 4 42.966
36 200 Dunn, James GBR ACU KTM 10:18.361 3 11 laps 1 lap 2:28.019 2 40.13
37 777 Manucci, Jean Pierre FRA FFM Yamaha 30:33.333 3 11 laps 20:14.972 2:23.116 2 41.505
38 110 Verhaeghe, Alexis FRA FFM Kawasaki 2:34.585 1 13 laps 2 laps 2:16.424 1 43.541
39 118 van Mechelen, Joel NED KNMV KTM 5:29.447 1 13 laps 2:54.862 5:09.276 1 19.206
40 278 Vermijl, Thomas BEL FMB KTM 0:19.015 0 14 laps 1 lap 0:00.000 0 0

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