World MX – Round 10, Uddevalla (SE)

Pirelli has literally dominated the MX1 Grand Prix of Sweden by filling the first six places of the final classification and earning victory with Antonio Cairoli ahead of Suzuki riders Clement Desalle and Steve Ramon. The Scorpion MX also shone in MX2 with Jeffrey Herlings’ second position and the third place of Gautier Paulin, while Frenchman Jordi Tixier succeeded in the 125cc European two-stroke series for his fourth shut-out in the five rounds contested so far. MX1

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For the three previous races Antonio Cairoli had played a careful strategy of protecting his position as world championship leader but in Sweden the works KTM rider decided to try a different mindset and duly swept both motos for his second double this season. After having elected to equip his factory 350-SXF with Scorpion MidSoft 32, and using a 120/90 on the rear for the first time, the rapid Sicilian led from start to finish in the first moto. He held a hefty advantage over other Pirelli riders Desalle, Philippaerts, Ramon, Bobryschev and Nagl finishing in that order respectively all using Scorpion MidSoft 32 front and rear. In the second race Cairoli hunted down and overtook leader Desalle, who had no reply to the world champion’s pace around Uddevalla. The Belgian had to be content with second place on the podium ahead of team-mate Ramon with Bobryshev, Philippaerts and Nagl following in the GP ranking.

Overall Classification: 1. Antonio Cairoli KTM 2. Clement Desalle Suzuki 3. Steve Ramon Suzuki 4. Evgeny Bobryshev Honda 5. David Philippaerts Yamaha World Championship standings: 1. Antonio Cairoli KTM Team Red Bull De Carli 434 2. Clement Desalle Suzuki Team Teka 367 3. David Philippaerts Yamaha Team Yamaha Monster 331 4. Steve Ramon Suzuki Team Teka 315 5. Max Nagl KTM Team Red Bull De Carli 306


MX2 was again a showcase for the talent of fifteen year old Jeffrey Herlings who seven days after his second win of the season in Latvia took second place overall at the Grand Prix of Sweden behind Steve Frossard. In the race the factory KTM rider used Scorpion MidSoft 32 front and rear, and enjoyed a decent tussle with team-mate Marvin Musquin, who due to indifferent starts and a lacklustre rhythm could place no higher than 5th overall. Herlings was able to consolidate his 4th place in the championship standings as a result of his second podium in a row. The third step went to official Yamaha Monster Energy representative Gautier Paulin for the first time this season after his unfortunate leg-break one week before the first GP. Also benefitting from Scorpion MidSoft 32 front and rear were Joel Roelants (6th), Zach Osborne (7th), Shaun Simpson (10th), Harri Kullas (11th), Alex Lupino (12th) and Christophe Charlier (13th). Overall Classification: 1. Steve Frossard Kawasaki 2. Jeffrey Herlings KTM 3. Gautier Paulin Yamaha 4. Jeremy Van Horebeek Kawasaki 5. Marvin Musquin KTM World Championship standings: 1. Marvin Musquin KTM Team Red Bull Factory 438 2. Ken Roczen Suzuki Team Teka 355 3. Steven Frossard Kawasaki Team CLS 355 4. Jeffrey Herlings KTM Team Red Bull Factory 326 5. Zach Osborne Yamaha Team Bike-it UK 275