SEVLIEVO (BULGARIA), 4 April 2010 – Taking his first ever MX1 red plate Max Nagl made it a successful start to the 2010 season at Sevlievo as he won this first Grand Prix in front of Antonio Cairoli, the latter on the 350cc KTM, while Clement Desalle completed the podium.

In the MX2 class defending Champion Marvin Musquin took a clean sweep and topped the podium from Ken Roczen and Steven Frossard.

KTM eventually recorded an overall win in both classes and even the first ever heat win of the revolutionary 350cc in MX1 heat two.

MX1

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing MX1's Nagl enjoyed a perfect weekend at Sevlievo. After taking pole yesterday the German went on to win the opening heat ten second ahead of second placed Philippaerts but could not repeat himself in moto two when team mate Cairoli passed him to collect the first ever heat win of the KTM 350 SX-F. Courtesy of second in heat two Nagl took the overall and the red plate.

Cairoli instead got tangled in the first corner of heat one and was forced to recover from the bottom of the top ten to fifth. The Italian made up with a great second heat and took second on the podium.

Desalle marked his first Rockstar Teka Suzuki World MX1 Grand Prix appearance with a podium finish. The Belgian was a steady third in moto one but a harder second heat saw him finish fifth after Ramon first then Pourcel moved past him.

Yamaha Monster Energy Motocross' David Philippaerts took another fourth like in 2009. A good second place in heat one was not enough for the Italian as he slipped in the second heat and ended seventh.

Ramon took a valuable fifth overall while last year's winner Coppins, now with Aprilia Racing, was ninth overall.
In heat one Kawasaki Racing's Pourcel was hampered by a crash but took fourth in heat two for an 11th overall.

MX1 Race 1 top ten: 1. Maximilian Nagl (GER, KTM), 40:45.442; ; 2. David Philippaerts (ITA, Yamaha), +0:08.599; 3. Clement Desalle (BEL, Suzuki), +0:13.159; 4. Ken de Dycker (BEL, Yamaha), +0:18.117; 5. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), +0:22.864; 6. Jonathan Barragan (ESP, Kawasaki), +0:38.625; 7. Steve Ramon (BEL, Suzuki), +0:45.541; 8. Xavier Boog (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:52.209; 9. Joshua Coppins (NZL, Aprilia), +0:58.900; 10. Davide Guarneri (ITA, Honda), +1:05.675;

MX1 Race 2 top ten: 1. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 41:06.743; ; 2. Maximilian Nagl (GER, KTM), +0:03.685; 3. Steve Ramon (BEL, Suzuki), +0:07.060; 4. Sebastien Pourcel (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:12.869; 5. Clement Desalle (BEL, Suzuki), +0:15.479; 6. Jonathan Barragan (ESP, Kawasaki), +0:16.441; 7. David Philippaerts (ITA, Yamaha), +0:16.619; 8. Ken de Dycker (BEL, Yamaha), +0:48.535; 9. Xavier Boog (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:51.452; 10. Joshua Coppins (NZL, Aprilia), +0:58.843;

MX1 Overall top ten: 1. Maximilian Nagl (GER, KTM), 47 points; 2. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 41 p.; 3. Clement Desalle (BEL, Suzuki), 36 p.; 4. David Philippaerts (ITA, Yamaha), 36 p.; 5. Steve Ramon (BEL, Suzuki), 34 p.; 6. Ken de Dycker (BEL, Yamaha), 31 p.; 7. Jonathan Barragan (ESP, Kawasaki), 30 p.; 8. Xavier Boog (FRA, Kawasaki), 25 p.; 9. Joshua Coppins (NZL, Aprilia), 23 p.; 10. Davide Guarneri (ITA, Honda), 20 p.;

MX1 Championship top ten: 1. Maximilian Nagl (GER, KTM), 47 points; 2. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 41 p.; 3. David Philippaerts (ITA, Yamaha), 36 p.; 4. Clement Desalle (BEL, Suzuki), 36 p.; 5. Steve Ramon (BEL, Suzuki), 34 p.; 6. Ken de Dycker (BEL, Yamaha), 31 p.; 7. Jonathan Barragan (ESP, Kawasaki), 30 p.; 8. Xavier Boog (FRA, Kawasaki), 25 p.; 9. Joshua Coppins (NZL, Aprilia), 23 p.; 10. Davide Guarneri (ITA, Honda), 20 p.;

MX1 Manufacturers: 1. KTM, 50 points; 2. Suzuki, 40 p.; 3. Yamaha, 36 p.; 4. Kawasaki, 33 p.; 5. Aprilia, 23 p.; 6. Honda, 20 p.; 7. TM, 10 p.; 8. CCM, 4 p.;

Complete results available at www.motocrossmx1.com/reslists.aspx

Photos available at www.motocrossmx1.com/gallery

MX2

It was a great comeback to the maiden Grand Prix victory venue for Musquin as the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing MX2's racer dominated the whole Grand Prix. After a perfect first heat, which he mastered from the start to the flag, Musquin was handed first by holeshotter Roczen in moto two and carried on to take another win.

Teka Suzuki Europe World MX2's Roczen was second overall. In heat one the German poleman worked his way past Herlings to take second but could not reach a fast Musquin to challenge him for the win. After a holeshot in heat two Roczen went down at the opening lap and had to recover back to another second place.

Frossard of Kawasaki CLS completed the Bulgarian podium courtesy of a third place in heat one and a fourth in heat two.

In the final moto debutant Herlings of Red Bull KTM Factory racing MX2 did not let the French by and took third for a promising fourth overall ahead of other youngster Tonus of Teka Suzuki Europe World MX2.

2009 EMX2 European Champion Charlier was eleventh overall.

MX2 Race 1 top ten: 1. Marvin Musquin (FRA, KTM), 40:41.977; ; 2. Ken Roczen (GER, Suzuki), +0:12.318; 3. Steven Frossard (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:51.161; 4. Arnaud Tonus (SUI, Suzuki), +0:57.920; 5. Jeremy van Horebeek (BEL, Kawasaki), +1:07.267; 6. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), +1:35.476; 7. Shaun Simpson (GBR, KTM), +1:44.309; 8. Zach Osborne (USA, Yamaha), +1:45.037; 9. Joel Roelants (BEL, KTM), +1:49.656; 10. Jake Nicholls (GBR, KTM), +1:51.883;

MX2 Race 2 top ten: 1. Marvin Musquin (FRA, KTM), 39:22.409; ; 2. Ken Roczen (GER, Suzuki), +0:07.389; 3. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), +0:19.178; 4. Steven Frossard (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:26.325; 5. Arnaud Tonus (SUI, Suzuki), +0:31.223; 6. Jeremy van Horebeek (BEL, Kawasaki), +0:48.410; 7. Zach Osborne (USA, Yamaha), +1:05.621; 8. Jake Nicholls (GBR, KTM), +1:16.934; 9. Shaun Simpson (GBR, KTM), +1:32.164; 10. Christophe Charlier (FRA, Yamaha), +1:34.215;

MX2 Overall top ten: 1. Marvin Musquin (FRA, KTM), 50 points; 2. Ken Roczen (GER, Suzuki), 44 p.; 3. Steven Frossard (FRA, Kawasaki), 38 p.; 4. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 35 p.; 5. Arnaud Tonus (SUI, Suzuki), 34 p.; 6. Jeremy van Horebeek (BEL, Kawasaki), 31 p.; 7. Zach Osborne (USA, Yamaha), 27 p.; 8. Shaun Simpson (GBR, KTM), 26 p.; 9. Jake Nicholls (GBR, KTM), 24 p.; 10. Harri Kullas (FIN, Yamaha), 19 p.;

MX2 Championship top ten: 1. Marvin Musquin (FRA, KTM), 50 points; 2. Ken Roczen (GER, Suzuki), 44 p.; 3. Steven Frossard (FRA, Kawasaki), 38 p.; 4. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 35 p.; 5. Arnaud Tonus (SUI, Suzuki), 34 p.; 6. Jeremy van Horebeek (BEL, Kawasaki), 31 p.; 7. Zach Osborne (USA, Yamaha), 27 p.; 8. Shaun Simpson (GBR, KTM), 26 p.; 9. Jake Nicholls (GBR, KTM), 24 p.; 10. Harri Kullas (FIN, Yamaha), 19 p.;

MX2 Manufacturers: 1. KTM, 50 points; 2. Suzuki, 44 p.; 3. Kawasaki, 38 p.; 4. Yamaha, 27 p.; 5. Honda, 10 p.; 6. TM, 0 p.;

Complete results available at www.motocrossmx1.com/reslists.aspx

Photos available at www.motocrossmx1.com/gallery

GP OF BULGARIA – QUICK FACTS
Circuit length: 1680 mt
Type of ground: hard pack
Temperature: 23° C
Weather conditions: dry
Crowd attendance: 20000

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