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De Dycker fourth in Sevlievo

De Dycker fourth in Sevlievo

Red Bull-KTM’s Ken De Dycker took his SX-F 450 to fourth overall this afternoon in Sevlievo, Bulgaria. The 27-year old Belgian is currently also fourth in the MX1 world Championship standings. Guatier Paulin won the Grand Prix ahead of Christoph Pourcel and Antonio Cairoli.

De Dycker, who qualified in fifth on Saturday, confirmed to be every bit as fast on hard-pack as he was two weeks ago in Valkenswaard. While qualifying took place on a rutted and heavy track, today the soil was dry, much harder and dusty. Sunday’s warm temperatures also helped to lure in a healthy crowd. Bulgarian fans saw Keeno circulating around tenth position right after the start of the opening moto. In spite of his consitency and speed De Dycker found the Sevlievo track an unforgiving place to find alternative lines and bounce back after his mediocre start. After passing Rui Goncalves and Evgeny Bobryshev the KTM factory rider was seventh, also the position in which he crossed the finish line.

In race two Ken had a better start allowing him to push on for his best result of the day. The tall Belgian put the hammer down to make headway quickly. From seventh on the opening lap De Dycker rode to an impressive third five laps later. His sensational push to the front seemed to carry even more momentum as Ken was closing down the gap on Paulin and Pourcel. However by half-race distance team mate Antonio Cairoli was flying by to reclaim third. Keeping the fivefold world champ in his sights for the remainder of the moto De Dycker came home fourth.

Ken De Dycker: “Qualifying was okay, althouh I didn’t have the best start. As the race went on my pace improved, so in the end fifth was not too bad. In the first heat today my start could have been a bit better. Making up more than a few positions was impossible. When I was behind Boog I wasted too much time and that surely affected my rhythm. At the end of the moto Xavier pulled away even more when I was hitting traffic with backmarkers all over the place.

My second moto was so much better. I felt happy on the bike and gradually you had some more options available in terms of lines on the track. My jump off the gate was good, which helped me get into the groove immediately! After about ten laps -when I was third- I started to make a couple of mistakes. But in the end I was pretty satisfied, this is a nice result to build on for the next GP’s. This week I will be staying in Rome again with the Red Bull-KTM De Carli Team to prepare for the Italian GP.”

MX1 Race 1
1.Christophe Pourcel (FRA, Kawasaki), 39:09.159; ; 2. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:05.667; 3. Clement Desalle (BEL, Suzuki), +0:07.718; 4. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), +0:08.467; 5. David Philippaerts (ITA, Yamaha), +0:20.631; 6. Xavier Boog (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:21.770; 7. Ken de Dycker (BEL, Red Bull-KTM), +0:36.027; 8. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, Honda), +0:44.249; 9. Rui Goncalves (POR, Honda), +0:44.410; 10. Gregory Aranda (FRA, Yamaha), +0:57.539; 11. Shaun Simpson (GBR, Yamaha), +1:01.820; 12. Kevin Strijbos (BEL, KTM), +1:04.228; 13. Cedric Soubeyras (FRA, Honda), +1:06.710; 14. Tanel Leok (EST, Suzuki), +1:07.600; 15. Sebastien Pourcel (FRA, Kawasaki), +1:22.297; 16. Jonathan Barragan (SPA, LS Honda Racing), +1:24.224; 17. Matiss Karro (LAT, KTM), +1:25.679; 18. Milko Potisek (FRA, Honda), +1:27.625; 19. Matteo Bonini (ITA, KTM), +1:30.968; 20. Dean Ferris (AUS, Kawasaki), -1 lap(s);

MX1 Race 2
1. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Kawasaki), 39:17.879; ; 2. Christophe Pourcel (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:02.427; 3. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), +0:23.189; 4. Ken de Dycker (BEL, Red Bull-KTM), +0:26.379; 5. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, Honda), +0:29.251; 6. Sebastien Pourcel (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:29.975; 7. Xavier Boog (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:31.978; 8. Tanel Leok (EST, Suzuki), +1:05.762; 9. Shaun Simpson (GBR, Yamaha), +1:07.483; 10. Kevin Strijbos (BEL, KTM), +1:08.192; 11. Davide Guarneri (ITA, KTM), +1:11.770; 12. Jonathan Barragan (ESP, Honda), +1:27.322; 13. David Philippaerts (ITA, Yamaha), +1:35.970; 14. Cedric Soubeyras (FRA, Honda), +1:46.591; 15. Dean Ferris (AUS, Kawasaki), +1:50.364; 16. Milko Potisek (FRA, Honda), +2:07.556; 17. Matteo Bonini (ITA, KTM), -1 lap(s); 18. Clement Desalle (BEL, Suzuki), -1 lap(s); 19. Nathan Parker (GBR, KTM), -1 lap(s); 20. Herjan Brakke (NED, Yamaha), -1 lap(s);

GP of Bulgaria overall,
1. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Kawasaki), 47 points; 2. Christophe Pourcel (FRA, Kawasaki), 47 p.; 3. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 38 p.; 4. Ken de Dycker (BEL, Red Bull-KTM), 32 p.; 5. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, Honda), 29 p.; 6. Xavier Boog (FRA, Kawasaki), 29 p.; 7. David Philippaerts (ITA, Yamaha), 24 p.; 8. Clement Desalle (BEL, Suzuki), 23 p.; 9. Shaun Simpson (GBR, Yamaha), 22 p.; 10. Sebastien Pourcel (FRA, Kawasaki), 21 p.; 11. Tanel Leok (EST, Suzuki), 20 p.; 12. Kevin Strijbos (BEL, KTM), 20 p.; 13. Cedric Soubeyras (FRA, Honda), 15 p.; 14. Jonathan Barragan (ESP, Honda), 14 p.; 15. Rui Goncalves (POR, Honda), 12 p.; 16. Gregory Aranda (FRA, Yamaha), 11 p.; 17. Davide Guarneri (ITA, KTM), 10 p.; 18. Milko Potisek (FRA, Honda), 8 p.; 19. Dean Ferris (AUS, Kawasaki), 7 p.; 20. Matteo Bonini (ITA, KTM), 6 p.; 21. Matiss Karro (LAT, KTM), 4 p.; 22. Nathan Parker (GBR, KTM), 2 p.; 23. Herjan Brakke (NED, Yamaha), 1 p.;

Provisional World Championship standings after two rounds
1. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 88 points; 2. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Kawasaki), 79 p.; 3. Clement Desalle (BEL, Suzuki), 67 p.; 4. Ken de Dycker (BEL, Red Bull-KTM), 63 p.; 5. Christophe Pourcel (FRA, Kawasaki), 59 p.; 6. Kevin Strijbos (BEL, KTM), 51 p.; 7. Xavier Boog (FRA, Kawasaki), 49 p.; 8. Shaun Simpson (GBR, Yamaha), 45 p.; 9. David Philippaerts (ITA, Yamaha), 44 p.; 10. Tanel Leok (EST, Suzuki), 42 p.; 11. Rui Goncalves (POR, Honda), 41 p.; 12. Steven Frossard (FRA, Yamaha), 40 p.; 13. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, Honda), 38 p.; 14. Jonathan Barragan (ESP, Honda), 26 p.; 15. Sebastien Pourcel (FRA, Kawasaki), 24 p.; 16. Davide Guarneri (ITA, KTM), 22 p.; 17. Matiss Karro (LAT, KTM), 21 p.; 18. Cedric Soubeyras (FRA, Honda), 15 p.; 19. Marcus Schiffer (GER, Suzuki), 14 p.; 20. Matteo Bonini (ITA, KTM), 13 p.; 21. Gregory Aranda (FRA, Yamaha), 11 p.; 22. Milko Potisek (FRA, Honda), 10 p.; 23. Dean Ferris (AUS, Kawasaki), 7 p.; 24. Herjan Brakke (NED, Yamaha), 6 p.; 25. Gert Krestinov (EST, Honda), 5 p.; 26. Nathan Parker (GBR, KTM), 2 p.; 27. Martin Barr (IRL, Kawasaki), 1 p.; 28. Anthony Boissiere (FRA, TM), 1 p.

The third round of the FIM MX1 World Championship will take place on the 29th of April in Fermo, Italy.


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