Double whammy for Dedycker in Germany

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The 2010 Grand Prix of Germany, the eighth round of the FIM MX1-GP World Championship, has been a memorable one for Yamaha Monster Energy Motocross teams and the venerable YZ450FM as the motorcycle toasted its second victory in succession, this time in the hands of Ken De Dycker, and filled two positions in the top three with David Philippaerts defying the effects of a cold to place third overall.

De Dycker was in imperious form across the rough and rutted hard-pack. The fast and undulating terrain of the Talkessel circuit at Teutschenthal, west of the city of Halle, was surrounded by 35,000 spectators who created a noisy and bustling atmosphere. The crowd braved cloudy and cool conditions to see the Belgian (celebrating his 26th birthday on race-day) seal his first double of the year and become just the second rider this season to go 1-1. De Dycker headed Philippaerts for a superb formation-finish for the innovative and rear-slanting fuel-injected engine YZ450FM in the first moto. The result said a lot for the performance of the machine to dominate rivals negotiating the speedy bumps of the course.

De Dycker’s charge to the front and last lap defence of the lead in the second moto from Tony Cairoli not only gave him his first spoils in Yamaha colours but also delivered the Yamaha Monster Energy Ricci MX Team their first triumph in the premier class.

Philippaerts, who won two weeks ago at the Grand Prix of France, was 5th in the second race and physically drained after trying to recover from his illness during the week. His third step of the podium represented his second consecutive appearance in the top three and his fourth trophy of the season.

The 25 year old Italian is 3rd in the world championship standings and 9 points behind Clement Desalle. De Dycker gained a lot of ground with his perfect 50 point haul and is fourth, 16 behind his brand-mate.

There is little time to pause at this stage of the campaign with Grand Prix events in Latvia and Sweden occurring in the next two weekends.

Ken De Dycker, Yamaha Monster Energy Ricci MX Team, 1st:
“I always expect to do well and hope for a good result and it came here because of hard work after the Grand Prix of France when we tested a lot and now we seem to be going in the right direction. This was the best birthday present I could give myself! Both motos had some good racing and Tony came close to me at the end of the second one. I was feeling tired at that moment and wanted the race to be over when I jumped past and saw ’3 minutes’ on the clock! I knew I would have to dig deep. He couldn’t get near enough and it was exciting. The track was not easy but I tried to stay relaxed and saw a few places where I could overtake; my goal then was to get close enough to be able to attack in those places. I hope this is the point that my season will turn around and although the next GPs won’t be easy I can now feel more confident and want to be strong until the end of the season.”

David Philippaerts, Yamaha Monster Energy MX Team, 3rd:
“In the first moto I had a good feeling with the bike and the track but I have not slept well for the last four days because of a cold and really felt tired in the second race. It was hard to pass out there with really only one fast line, the rest of the track was so bumpy, and I lost time and energy stuck behind Nagl. To finish on the podium after feeling sick is very positive. Now I will go to Belgium and recover fully before doing some training in the build-up to Latvia.”
Circuit Length: 1780
Crowd: 35,000
Weather: Cloudy

Last Years Winner: Antonio Cairoli

2010 GP of Germany 20/06/2010
Race 1 – 18 Laps
Pos. Rider Manu. Nat. Total Time
1 Ken De Dycker Yamaha BEL 40’39.611
2 David Philippaerts Yamaha ITA 0’09.467
3 Clement Desalle Suzuki BEL 0’20.240
4 Xavier Boog Kawasaki FRA 0’22.112
5 Maximilian Nagl KTM GER 0’23.556
6 Antonio Cairoli KTM ITA 0’24.725
7 Steve Ramon Suzuki BEL 0’29.662
8 Evgeny Bobryshev Honda RUS 0’32.723
9 Kevin Strijbos Suzuki BEL 0’35.193
10 Tanel Leok Honda EST 0’35.686
11 Davide Guarneri Honda ITA 0’53.082
12 Anthony Boissi�re TM FRA 0’59.410
13 Gareth Swanepoel Honda RSA 1’08.442
14 Joshua Coppins Aprilia NZL 1’15.537
15 Jimmy Albertson Honda USA 1’32.178

Race 2 – 18 Laps
Pos. Rider Manu. Nat. Total Time
1 Ken De Dycker Yamaha BEL 40’07.513
2 Antonio Cairoli KTM ITA 0’00.252
3 Clement Desalle Suzuki BEL 0’13.132
4 Xavier Boog Kawasaki FRA 0’27.811
5 David Philippaerts Yamaha ITA 0’34.169
6 Davide Guarneri Honda ITA 0’38.707
7 Maximilian Nagl KTM GER 0’41.813
8 Evgeny Bobryshev Honda RUS 0’46.007
9 Steve Ramon Suzuki BEL 0’48.659
10 Gareth Swanepoel Honda RSA 0’50.042
11 Rui Goncalves KTM POR 0’50.753
12 Tanel Leok Honda EST 1’18.656
13 Jimmy Albertson Honda USA 1’37.408
14 Dean Ferris Honda AUS 1’47.263
15 Matthias Walkner KTM AUT 1’47.876
17 Tom Soderstrom Yamaha SWE 2’07.313

Rider Standings 20/06/2010

Pos. Rider Manu. Nat. Points
1. Antonio Cairoli KTM ITA 341
2. Clement Desalle Suzuki BEL 276
3. David Philippaerts Yamaha ITA 267
4. Ken De Dycker Yamaha BEL 251
5. Maximilian Nagl KTM GER 248
6. Steve Ramon Suzuki BEL 237
7. Xavier Boog Kawasaki FRA 217
8. Tanel Leok Honda EST 182
9. Davide Guarneri Honda ITA 165
10. Evgeny Bobryshev Honda RUS 149
11. Kevin Strijbos Suzuki BEL 121
12. Anthony Boissi�re TM FRA 116
13. Joshua Coppins Aprilia NZL 113
14. Gareth Swanepoel Honda RSA 111
15. S�bastien Pourcel Kawasaki FRA 92
20. Manuel Monni Yamaha ITA 46
26. Tom Soderstrom Yamaha SWE 23
27. Kyle Chisholm Yamaha USA 20
28. Alvaro Lozano Yamaha ESP 14
29. Grant Langston Yamaha RSA 12
31. Matteo Bonini Yamaha ITA 11

Manufacturer Standings 20/06/2010

Pos. Manufacturer Points
1. KTM 370
2. Suzuki 326
3. Yamaha 320
4. Honda 249
5. Kawasaki 244
6. Aprilia 116
7. TM 116
8. CCM 11
9. Husqvarna 4

Third podium in a row for Osborne after German GP

Osborne again in top three

The 2010 YZ250F again showed its agility across another fast, demanding and rut-strewn track and gained its third podium in succession at Teutschenthal for the Grand Prix of Germany as Bike it Cosworth Yamaha’s Zach Osborne lifted his third trophy on the spin with 3rd place overall.

The vibrant American scored 4th and 3rd positions in a cloudy and chilly eighth round of fifteen in the MX2-GP series watched by 35,000 spectators. The 20 year old was the highest ranked YZ250F runner on a difficult terrain that was not simple for overtaking.

Osborne started a first blustery moto trying to find optimum grip on the German soil and building up his race speed to 4th. A stronger second outing saw the American running alone in 3rd with an effective pace. His achievement matches other notable results in USA and France and brings Osborne up to 5th in the championship.

In 7th overall was 2009 European Champion Christophe Charlier for Yamaha Monster Energy Gariboldi who put aside discomfort and apprehension from a sprained left thumb sustained on Saturday to go 12-6 and really shine at the front of the pack for the first time in 2010 during the second sprint.

Yamaha Monster Energy MX Team’s Gautier Paulin was 9th. After taking his time to find an effective rhythm in the first moto (scoring 7th) the Frenchman slipped off the factory machine on the first lap of the second race and rode in decisive fashion to rise from the rear of the field to 11th. Charlier’s team-mate Harri Kullas was 11th overall and continues to take positive points-scores in his first GP season, only posting one ’0′ on his season-tally so far. Yamaha Monster Energy Ricci MX Team’s Alessandro Lupino was 17th and Loic Larrieu 19th in the final GP classification.

The 2010 Women’s World Championship entered its fifth round at Teutschenthal and Chiara Fontanesi won her second moto from two events. The teenage Italian grasped the second race on her agile YZ250F by the narrowest of margins from overall winner Larissa Papenmeier. Her 5th position from Saturday combined with another set of 25 points meant a second podium on the trot with the runner-up step. Fontanesi now holds 4th in the standings with the penultimate meeting occurring at the Grand Prix of Czech Republic in August.

Zach Osborne, Bike it Cosworth Yamaha, 3rd:
“I think I have come to a peak in my fitness and my riding abilities are where they should be. I am happy with the way things are going with the team and the bike and I am enjoying the races. I was struggling to come through in the first moto and got lucky when Ken Roczen had to throw away his goggles. I did not quite gel with the track this weekend but overall it was a good GP and to have another podium.”

Christophe Charlier, Yamaha Monster Energy Gariboldi, 7th:
“I strained my left thumb on the start-finish jump during free practice and I was worried about what I could do. My good starts helped and I was around the top five. I overtook Herlings but could not go with the speed of Frossard. I had a small crash but to finish 6th was very good and not something I would have expected after Saturday. I feel confident for the next races now.”

Gautier Paulin, Yamaha Monster Energy MX Team, 9th:
“I felt great on the bike this weekend. In the first moto I had a good start but made some mistakes before finding a fast rhythm in the last part of the race. I crashed in the fifth corner of the second moto because I hit a softer part of the track and the front wheel dug-in and I lost balance. It was a shame because my start was pretty good. I was really far behind and it was difficult to pass on this track so I had a similar style of race to the first and built-up my speed. I made my best times towards the end and I know I must work on being aggressive in the first ten minutes to stay at the front of the pack and get some good results.”

Chiara Fontanesi, 2nd:
“After the last GP when I made the podium I took a lot of confidence that I could be among the top three riders and brought that into this weekend. In the first moto it was really hard to make up ground but the second was perfect with a great start. I hope I can continue this speed and form.”
Circuit Length: 1780
Crowd: 35,000
Weather: Cloudy

Last Years Winner: Marvin Musquin

2010 GP of Germany 20/06/2010
Race 1 – 18 Laps
Pos. Rider Manu. Nat. Total Time
1 Marvin Musquin KTM FRA 40’44.108
2 Jeremy Van Horebeek Kawasaki BEL 0’04.645
3 Steven Frossard Kawasaki FRA 0’12.812
4 Zach Osborne Yamaha USA 0’31.456
5 Ken Roczen Suzuki GER 0’35.632
6 Arnaud Tonus Suzuki CHE 0’41.892
7 Gautier Paulin Yamaha FRA 0’43.478
8 Joel Roelants KTM BEL 0’44.200
9 Shaun Simpson KTM GBR 1’03.398
10 Jake Nicholls KTM GBR 1’03.791
11 Khounsith Vongsana KTM FRA 1’18.591
12 Christophe Charlier Yamaha FRA 1’22.488
13 Martin Michek TM CZE 1’26.607
14 Harri Kullas Yamaha FIN 1’32.090
15 Valentin Teillet KTM FRA 1’41.988
17 Alessandro Lupino Yamaha ITA 2’04.714
18 Loic Larrieu Yamaha FRA 2’15.526

Race 2 – 18 Laps
Pos. Rider Manu. Nat. Total Time
1 Ken Roczen Suzuki GER 40’06.652
2 Marvin Musquin KTM FRA 0’26.568
3 Zach Osborne Yamaha USA 0’36.614
4 Steven Frossard Kawasaki FRA 0’47.311
5 Arnaud Tonus Suzuki CHE 1’00.947
6 Christophe Charlier Yamaha FRA 1’06.656
7 Jeremy Van Horebeek Kawasaki BEL 1’16.155
8 Jeffrey Herlings KTM NED 1’18.283
9 Shaun Simpson KTM GBR 1’20.736
10 Michael Lieb Kawasaki USA 1’21.304
11 Gautier Paulin Yamaha FRA 1’22.025
12 Khounsith Vongsana KTM FRA 1’33.732
13 Harri Kullas Yamaha FIN 1’38.501
14 Alessandro Lupino Yamaha ITA 2’00.290
15 Valentin Teillet KTM FRA 2’02.427
18 Loic Larrieu Yamaha FRA -1Laps
19 Mel Pocock Yamaha GBR -1Laps

Rider Standings 20/06/2010

Pos. Rider Manu. Nat. Points
1. Marvin Musquin KTM FRA 365
2. Ken Roczen Suzuki GER 288
3. Steven Frossard Kawasaki FRA 268
4. Jeffrey Herlings KTM NED 241
5. Zach Osborne Yamaha USA 233
6. Shaun Simpson KTM GBR 225
7. Arnaud Tonus Suzuki CHE 214
8. Jeremy Van Horebeek Kawasaki BEL 209
9. Joel Roelants KTM BEL 183
10. Harri Kullas Yamaha FIN 158
11. Jake Nicholls KTM GBR 158
12. Christophe Charlier Yamaha FRA 130
13. Dennis Verbruggen KTM BEL 127
14. Alessandro Lupino Yamaha ITA 111
15. Gautier Paulin Yamaha FRA 100
20. Mel Pocock Yamaha GBR 36
22. Loic Larrieu Yamaha FRA 25
27. Travis Baker Yamaha USA 15
31. Max Anstie Yamaha GBR 9
33. Ceriel Klein Kromhof Yamaha NED 9
34. Vince Friese Yamaha USA 8
38. Rudi Moroni Yamaha ITA 5
42. Glenn Coldenhoff Yamaha NED 2
44. Ed Allingham Yamaha GBR 2

Manufacturer Standings 20/06/2010

Pos. Manufacturer Points
1. KTM 392
2. Suzuki 305
3. Yamaha 277
4. Kawasaki 276
5. Honda 65
6. TM 18

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