News 19 Aug 2011

British Grand Prix set for this weekend at Matterley Basin

This weekend will mark the home round for CLS Monster Energy Kawasaki's Tommy Searle.

This weekend will mark the home round for CLS Monster Energy Kawasaki's Tommy Searle.

The FIM Motocross World Championship is getting to its end of the season and Matterley Basin will host the 13th grand prix of 15 this weeekend at the British Grand Prix.

The British track is present in everybody’s memories as it hosted the 2006 FIM Motocross of Nations and all the British fans are looking forward to this weekend as the last time the FIM Motocross World Champion was in the UK was in 2009 in Mallory Park.

Red Bull Teka KTM Factory Racing MX1’s Antonio Cairoli has been one of the most consistent riders in the second half of the season, obtaining four GP victories and being on the podium in 10 out of 12th rounds.

At the moment, Cairoli has 48 points advantage over injured runner-up Clement Desalle, and there are still 150 points up for grabs.

Second in the series is Rockstar Energy Suzuki World MX1’s Desalle, but unfortunately he will soon drop some positions in the standings as the season is over for the Belgian rider.

Monster Energy Yamaha’s Steven Frossard is third in the championship, 81 points behind Cairoli, so the French MX1 rookie still has some chances to obtain his maiden FIM MX1 title.

Frossard missed very valuable points last weekend finishing 12th overall, so he knows that this weekend is crucial if he wants to keep on fighting for the title.

The Czech Grand Prix was not a good weekend for Evgeny Bobryshev either, but he managed to keep the fourth position in the MX1 point standings.

Red Bull Teka KTM Factory Racing MX1’s Max Nagl won the MX1 qualifying race in Loket, but could not make it to the podium on Sunday. However, he still holds the fifth position of the MX1 standings, nine points behind Bobryshev.

MX Nationals regular Billy Mackenzie will be back in the FIM MX1 World Championship after his last appearance in 2009.

Red Bull Teka KTM Factory Racing MX2’s Ken Roczen is leading the FIM MX2 World Championship with a 27-point advantage over his teammate and runner up of the championship Jeffrey Herlings.

The German has ruled most of the season, but he knows that a small mistake, like the one he made in Loket during the last lap of the first race, could ruin his season.

On the other hand, Herlings has admitted that it is going be very tough to stop the German from winning the MX2 title, but he is determined to do his best to keep the second position and in case Roczen makes a mistake, be there and take advantage of any opportunity.

CLS Monster Energy Kawasaki Pro Circuit’s Tommy Searle is riding his home round this weekend and he is determined to obtain his second overall victory of the season after winning the French Grand Prix in the beginning of June in Saint Jean d’Angely.

Searle is third in the point standings, 105 points behind Roczen, so as he knows that the chase of the MX2 title is almost over, winning his home grand prix would be the best reward for the hard work done throughout the season.