KTM Racing Update: Roczen in Germany, Caselli in Romania

Roczen wins home MX2 GP in Germany

Red Bull Teka KTM rider Kenny Roczen made KTM, his team and 40,000 fans at the Teutschenthal circuit happy on Sunday when he took overall victory in the MX2 GP with a 1-3 moto result to surge further forward on the overall championship standings.

Factory teammate Jeffrey Herlings finished fourth overall with a 2-4 moto finish and is still second behind Roczen in the championship.

The two KTM factory teenagers completely dominated the first moto finishing over 30 seconds ahead of the field but the second moto was much harder work. Herlings missed the start and found himself back at fourteenth and Roczen crashed in the first lap. Both riders then pulled out all the stops hunted down the rest of the pack. Within three laps, Herlings was back in second while Roczen was closing in on him in fourth place. Roczen waited his moment then, responding to the huge roar from the crowd, slipped past his teammate and rode out the rest of the moto in third behind Gautier Paulin and Tommy Searle to seal another comfortable GP victory.

Roczen raced with a cold but still pulled off a thrilling performance for the massive crowd who came to the German circuit to support the young super star.

Roczen and Herlings again proved that they are in a class of their own in MX2 this weekend. Teammate Jeremy van Horebeek was unable to start on race day after a crash on Saturday put him in hospital overnight under observation. It was bad luck for the Belgian rider who has only just rejoined the team after another injury break. Jeremy was released from hospital on Sunday but returned to Belgium for more checks.

Ken Roczen: “Yesterday was good and today was even better. I won the first race and I got the holeshot in the second. Then I crashed in the first lap, I was back at 16th and it’s hard to pass on this circuit. I managed to come back to third and won the overall so I could make a bigger gap in the points to Jeffrey.”

Jeffrey Herlings admitted that although Teutschenthal was not his favorite track, he was still satisfied with his result. " I’m satisfied with my riding and although I finished behind Ken I was still able to keep up with the same speed and I didn't lose too many points. I also like the changes that they made to the track here," he said. "Now I go and train in the sand because we'll be racing in sand next weekend in Kegums and that's my specialty."

Young riders in the UEM EMX125 class also had their third round of competition in Teutschenthal, which saw a second and third podium place for KTM riders Samuel Bernadini of Italy and Tim Gajser of Slovenia. These riders are also second and third in the championship standings. KTM is ahead in both MX2 and EMX125 in the Manufacturer’s Standings.

 

MX2 Results
1, Ken Roczen, Germany, KTM

2, Gautier Paulin, France, Yamaha
3, Tommy Searle, UK, Kawasaki
4, Jeffrey Herlings, Netherlands, KTM
5, Arnaud Tonus, Switzerland, Yamaha
Other KTM
7, Jake Nichols, UK, KTM
9, Jose Butron, Spain, KTM
11, Loic Larrieu, France, KTM
13, Nicolas Aubin, France, KTM
16, Nick Triest, Belgium, KTM
17, Pascal Rauchenecker, Austria, KTM
18, Jordi Tixier, France, KTM

MX2 Standings
1, Ken Roczen, Germany, KTM 396
2, Jeffrey Herlings, Netherlands, KTM 377

3, Tommy Searle, UK, Kawasaki 328
2, Gautier Paulin, France, Yamaha 319
5, Zachary Osborne, USA, Yamaha 265
Other KTM
9
, Nicolas Aubin, France, KTM, 192
11, Joel Roelants, Belgium, KTM, 166
13, Jordi Tixier, France, KTM, 99
14, Jake Nichols, UK, KTM, 92
16, Jose Butron, Spain, KTM, 84 

MX2 Manufacturers’ Standings
1, KTM, 439

2, Kawasaki, 368
3, Yamaha, 355

 

EMX 125 GP after Round 3 Teutschenthal

1, Simone Zecchina, Italy, Suzuki

2, Samuel Bernadini, Italy, KTM

3, Tim Gajser, Slovenia, KTM

4, Jeremy Seewer, Switzerland, Suzuki,

5, Mathias Plessers, Belgium, KTM

 

EMX Standings After Round 3

1, Simone Zecchina, Italy, Suzuki  139

2, Samuele Bernardini, Italy, KTM 135

3, Tim Gajser, Slovenia, KTM 109

4, Jeremy Seewer, Switzerland, Suzuki 100

5, James Dunn, UK, KTM 83

 

Manufacturers’ Standings

1, KTM 141

2, Suzuki 139

3, Yamaha 78

 

 


Roczen on top in Teutschenthal

Close encounters Roczen and Herlings

Herlings in action

10/07 2011

Cairoli just misses victory in MX1 GP of Germany

A last corner battle between Red Bull Teka KTM’s Tony Cairoli and Russian Evgeny Bobryshev in the second moto of the MX1 GP of Germany had 40,000 fans at the Teutschenthal circuit on their feet and screaming. But when the championship leader tangled with a rut in the last corner the race and the GP went to the Russian.

Cairoli’s efforts, which netted him a 2-2 result for the two motos still added another 44 points to his bid to retain the championship title and he retained the red plate.

The Italian who rode this weekend with a special Pit Beirer Replica Helmet as a mark of respect for the head of KTM Motorsports, secured the holeshot in the all important second moto but then settled in behind the Russian in second place. The two riders engaged in some close encounters and several times Cairoli slipped back in the field, including when he got stuck behind a back marker in the last stages of the race. But Cairoli saved the best till last, shadowing Bobryshev and planning exactly where on the hard and at times slick circuit he would make his move. He delivered some typical magic in the final lap, maneuvering into position to make the move on the Russian. Then he made a brief contact with the other bike and the moment was gone.

 

Tony Cairoli: “I am working on changing my riding style and I have to try to be a bit more focused on the first 15-20 minutes. I’m trying to be a bit more aggressive. But its getting better and I’m happy about my riding.

 

In race two, teammate Max Nagl of Germany was in a good third, a position he was able to defend for most of the race even though he did eventually slip back to seventh, salvaging enough points for overall fifth on the day. Nagl said after the race that although he had been quite satisfied with his riding and his starts and felt he could keep up with the leaders, he got extremely tired in the second race and almost had to pull out. He met with the team after the race and they will now make some adjustments to the suspension settings ahead of next week’s race in Latvia.

 

Results
1, Evgeny Bobryshev, Russia, Honda
2, Tony Cairoli, Italy, KTM
3, Clement Desalle, Belgium, Suzuki
4, Rui Goncalves, Portugal, Honda
5, Max Nagl, Germany, KTM 

MX1 Standings
1, Tony Cairoli, Italy, KTM, 366
2, Clement Desalle, Belgium, Suzuki, 348
3, Steven Frossard, France, Yamaha, 326
4, Evgeny Bobryshev, Russia, 294
5, Max Nagl, Germany, KTM, 282

MX1 Manufacturers’ Standings
1, KTM, 391

2, Suzuki, 371
3, Yamaha, 356

 

 


Cairoli on the podium in Teutschenthal

Solid performance by Max Nagl

Cairoli on his way to holeshot

10/07 2011

Remes top KTM rider in E1 in Romania

Eero Remes came away from Rounds 11-12 of the Enduro World Championship in Busau Romania this weekend with a 3-2 result and moved up to second place in the championship standings.

The Finn was the only KTM factory rider in the class as teammate Thomas Oldrati is currently out through illness. On Saturday Remes fought with the leaders and just narrowly missed a second place on the podium and on Sunday. Team boss Fabio Farioli reported from Busau that Remes also fought hard all day Sunday with the championship leader Juha Salminen for a creditable performance overall.

Mario Roman of Spain was the most outstanding KTM rider in the junior EJ class with a 4-2 result for the weekend’s ride in the championship’s first outing to Romania. The Youth Cup also ended positively for KTM with a 1-3 result for leader Jonathan Manzi of Italy and for 16-year-old KTM supported rider Benjamin Herrera of Chile. The teenager was third on Saturday and won the Youth Cup on Sunday.

Rider’s battled searing temperatures throughout the 4-lap circuit but had the novelty of having the paddock facility in the town center of Busau, ensuring there was a lot of local interest in the event.  

E1 Results Round 11
1, Matti Seistola, Finland, Husqvarna
2, Juha Salminen, Finland, Husqvarna
3, Eero Remes, Finland, KTM
4, Rodrig Thain, France, Honda
Other KTM
8, Lorenzo Santolino, Spain, KTM
11, Andreas Beier, Germany KTM
12, Christophe Robert, Switzerland, KTM

E1 Standings after Round 11
1, Juha Salminen, Finland, Husqvarna, 261
2, Matti Seistola, Finland, Husqvarna, 223
3, Eero Remes, Finland, KTM, 218
4, Rodrig Thain, France, Honda, 187
5, Lorenzo Santolino, Spain, 158

E1 Results Round 12
1, Juha Salminen, Finland, Husqvarna
2, Eero Remes, Finland, KTM
3, Rodrig Thain, France, HM-Honda
4, Julien Gauthier, France, TM
5, Lorenzo Santolino, Spain, KTM
Other KTM

10, Andreas Beier, Germany KTM
11, Christophe Robert, Switzerland, KTM

E1 Standings after Round 12
1, Juha Salminen, Finland, Husqvarna, 286
2, Eero Remes, Finland, KTM, 240
3, Matti Seistola, Finland, Husqvarna, 235
4, Rodrig Thain, France, Honda, 207
5, Lorenzo Santolino, Spain, 174

EJ Results Round 11
1, Mathias Bellino, France, Husaberg
2, Jeremy Joly, France, HM-Honda
3, Romain Dumontier, France, Yamaha
4, Mario Roman, Spain, KTM
5, Victor Guerrero, Spain, Yamaha
Other KTM
10, Jonathan Manzi, Italy, KTM
15, Rudy Moroni, Italy, KTM
16, Antti Hellsten, Finland, KTM
 

EJ Standings after Round 11
1, Jeremy Joly, France, Husaberg 225
2, Mario Roman, Spain, KTM 207
3, Antti Hellsten, Finland, KTM 179
4. Jonathan Manzi, Italy, KTM 176

5, Benoit Fortunato, France, Yamaha 174

Youth Cup
1. Jonathan Manzi, Italy, KTM

2. Luis Oliveira, Portugal, Yamaha
3. Benjamin Herrera, Chile, KTM 

EJ Results Round 12
1, Romain Dumontier, France, Yamaha
2, Mario Roman, Spain, KTM
3, Jeremy Joly, France, HM-Honda
4, Mathias Bellino, France, Husaberg
5, Benoit Fortunato, France, Yamaha
Other KTM
11, Benjamin Herrera, Chile, KTM
14, Jonathan Manzi, Italy, KTM
16, Rudy Moroni, Italy, KTM

EJ Standings after Round 12
1, Jeremy Joly, France, Husaberg 245
2, Mario Roman, Spain, KTM 229
3, Romain Dumontier, France, Yamaha 198
4, Benoit Fortunato, France, Yamaha 190
5. Jonathan Manzi, Italy, KTM 183
6, Antti Hellsten, Finland, KTM 182 

Youth Cup Round 12
1. Benjamin Herrera, Chile, KTM

2. Luis Oliveira, Portugal, Yamaha
3. Jonathan Manzi, Italy, KTM

 

 

 


Remes ready to race

Remes in the forest

10/07 2011

Cristobal Guerrero twice on the E2 podium in Romania

Spanish KTM factory rider Cristobal Guerrero put in two solid rides in the E2 class of the Enduro World Championship in Busau Romania this weekend to finish with a 2-3 result in Rounds 11 and 12 of the competition.

In the absence of the injured Johnny Aubert, Guerrero was the sole rider for the KTM factory team this weekend and retains his second place in the standings behind Antoine Meo of France. “Guerrero was very fast this weekend and he had some close fights with Meo,” team boss Fabio Farioli reported.

 

Riders were not only tested on the 4 x 52 km laps and integrated cross, extreme and Enduro tests on both Saturday and Sunday during their first World Championship outing in Romania but also battled extreme summer temperatures. The competition now goes into recess until September.

E2 Results Round 11
1, Pierre-Alexandre Renet, France, Husaberg
2, Cristobal Guerrero, Spain, KTM
3Antoine Meo, France, Husqvarna
4, Ivan Cervantes, Spain, Gas-Gas
5, Antoine Basset, France, Yamaha

E2 Standings after Round 11
1, Antoine Meo, France, Husqvarna, 252
2, Cristobal Guerrero, Spain, KTM, 205
3, Ivan Cervantes, Spain, Gas-Gas, 196
4, Pierre-Alexandre Renet, France, Husaberg, 177
5, Simone Albergoni, Italy, Husqvarna 155

E2 Results Round 12
1, Pierre-Alexandre Renet, France, Husaberg
2Antoine Meo, France, Husqvarna
3Cristobal Guerrero, Spain, KTM
4, Ivan Cervantes, Spain, Gas-Gas
5, Antoine Basset, France, Yamaha

E2 Standings after Round 12
1, Antoine Meo, France, Husqvarna, 274
2, Cristobal Guerrero, Spain, KTM, 225
3, Ivan Cervantes, Spain, Gas-Gas, 214
4, Pierre-Alexandre Renet, France, Husaberg, 202
5, Antoine Basset, France, Yamaha 172

 

 


Guerrero in the paddock area

Guerrero best E2 rider in Romania

10/07 2011

Caselli scores a 3-4 E3 result in Romania

KTM factory rider Kurt Caselli, currently standing in for the injured KTM Enduro Factory rider David Knight flew in from the USA to race in the E2 class when the WEC Enduro World Championship went to Romania for the first time this weekend.

 

Caselli had a solid result on Saturday and after leading for most of the day made some mistakes in the last of four laps and had to settle for third place behind Christophe Nambotin and Sebastien Guillaume. On Sunday he was not so fortunate and never really recovered from some errors in the first test, however he was still able to salvage a fourth place in Round 12. The American has nevertheless garnered a creditable 78 championship points from the Greek and the Romanian GPs. The competition now breaks until September when riders will contest the next GP in Andorra. 

E3 Results Saturday
1, Christophe Nambotin, France, Gas-Gas
2, Sebastien Guillaume, France, Husqvarna
3, Kurt Caselli, USA, KTM
4, Mika Ahola, Finland, Honda
5, Oriol Mena, Spain, Husaberg
Other KTM
11, Marcus, Kehr, Germany, KTM
12, Jonas Karlsson, Sweden, KTM
14, Emanuel Gyenes, Romania, KTM 

E3 Standings after Round 11
1, Mika Ahola, Finland, Honda 252
2, Christophe Nambotin, France, Gas-Gas 226
3, Yoakim Ljunggren, Sweden, Husaberg 202
4, Marko Tarkkala, Finland, Husaberg 176
5, Oriol Mena, Spain, Husaberg 167 

E3 Results Sunday
1, Christophe Nambotin, France, Gas-Gas
2, Mika Ahola, Finland, Honda
3, Sebastien Guillaume, France, Husqvarna
4, Kurt Caselli, USA, KTM
5, Joakim Ljunggren, Sweden, Husaberg
Other KTM
9, Marcus, Kehr, Germany, KTM
12, Jonas Karlsson, Sweden, KTM
13, Emanuel Gyenes, Romania, KTM 

E3 Standings after Round 12
1, Mika Ahola, Finland, Honda 274
2, Christophe Nambotin, France, Gas-Gas 251
3, Joakim Ljunggren, Sweden, Husaberg 218
4, Marko Tarkkala, Finland, Husaberg 190
5, Oriol Mena, Spain, Husaberg 182

 


Caselli on the podium in Romania

Caselli in E3 action
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