World MX - Round 13 - Campo Grande (BR)

The mechanical problem experienced by Clement Desalle’s Suzuki delivered the MX1 title into the hands of champion Antonio Cairoli who with the Pirelli Scorpion MX confirmed a successful defence of his crown. It was a triumphant day for KTM at the Grand Prix of Brazil but it was also a momentous occasion for Pirelli, having equipped the first nine of ten riders in the top ten of the classification. With second position overall in MX2, standings leader Marvin Musquin now has one hand on the championship and could wrap up the 2010 series at Lierop, Holland in two weeks.


Antonio Cairoli had planned to celebrate his 2010 world championship at Lierop in two weeks and the penultimate round of the series, instead his victory at the new circuit in Campo Grande combined with the mechanical failure experienced by Desalle meant an early celebration for the KTM rider and team using the 350SX-F booted with Scorpion MidSoft 32 front and rear. The timing of the success was not completely expected but there is no doubt that Cairoli thoroughly deserves his spoils and in the alliance with Pirelli has owned seven of the thirteen rounds this season so far. The same tyre combination in Campo Grande was used by the next eight riders. Second place was earned by David Philippaerts followed by Max Nagl, Steve Ramon, Rui Goncalves, Davide Guarneri, Joshua Coppins, Tanel Leok and Clement Desalle. One of the revelations of the 2010 campaign, Evgeny Bobryschev, did not take part after a crash in practice caused several cracked ribs. Overall Classification: 1. Antonio Cairoli KTM 2. David Philippaerts Yamaha 3. Max Nagl KTM 4. Steve Ramon Suzuki 5. Rui Goncalves KTM World Championship Standings: 1. Antonio Cairoli KTM Team Red Bull De Carli 578 2. Clement Desalle Suzuki Team Teka 471 3. David Philippaerts Yamaha Team Yamaha Monster 441 4. Max Nagl KTM Team Red Bull De Carli 420 5. Steve Ramon Suzuki Team Teka 408 MX2

The Brazilian stage saw MX2 championship leader Marvin Musquin lose a set of duels with Ken Roczen but the Frenchman only has to wait two weeks for the Grand Prix of Benelux in the sand of Lierop to place his hands on the title for the second year in succession. The works KTM rider, using Scorpion MidSoft 32 front and rear, finished runner-up to the German Suzuki representative at both times of asking. The absent Jeffrey Herlings was joined on the sidelines by Red Bull KTM team-mate Shaun Simpson who also dislocated his shoulder (left) on the first lap of the opening moto. Yamaha’s Gautier Paulin was out of luck after his involvement with the Simpson incident led to a broken water pump and a DNF. In the second moto he took fourth place but could have been one position higher if it had not been for a crash on a slippery part of the terrain in the waves section.

Overall Classification: 1. Ken Roczen Suzuki 2. Marvin Musquin KTM 3. Jeremy Van Horebeek KTM 4. Arnaud Tonus Suzuki 5. Zach Osborne Yamaha World Championship standings: 1. Marvin Musquin KTM Team Red Bull Factory 571 2. Ken Roczen Suzuki Team Teka 499 3. Steven Frossard Kawasaki Team CLS 430 4. Jeffrey Herlings KTM Team Red Bull Factory 391 5. Zach Osborne Yamaha Team Yamaha Bike-it 329