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Hot and sticky final GP of the year

Hot and sticky final GP of the year

The beautiful track of Fermo in Italy will host the last Grand Prix of the FIM Motocross World Championship, as well as the last round of the UEM EMX125 series. Last weekend Antonio Cairoli and Ken Roczen were crowned the MX1 and MX2 FIM World Champions, the UEM EMX125 Championship is still wide open, and although there are four different candidates for the title, the first step of the podium will probably be for an Italian.

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Red Bull Teka KTM Factory Racing MX1’s Cairoli obtained his fifth FIM World Title last weekend in Gaildorf, the third one in the MX1 class. For this Grand Prix the Italian has already promised some surprises for the public present in Fermo this 11th September weekend, but above all, he is determined to have fun on his winning KTM machine.

The runner up position of the Championship is for Monster Energy Yamaha’s Frossard, who got two DNF’s last weekend in Gaildorf after suffering a heavy crash in the first race of the GP of Europe. As he did not have any serious injury, the French rider is looking forward to racing this weekend and being on the podium again in the last round of the season.

Rockstar Energy Suzuki World MX1’s Desalle is still in the third positions in the standings, but he will provably lose such position this weekend as Red Bull Teka KTM Factory Racing MX1’s Nagl is just 22 points away from the Belgian rider. Completing the top five is Honda World Motocross’ Bobryshev, who was on the second step of the podium last weekend on his comeback from his back injury. The Russian is 100% focus to repeat last GP’s performance and climb up some positions in the championship.

During the GP of Europe Xavier Boog obtained his maiden MX1 podium and last year the French rider finished fourth overall in Fermo, so this weekend is a good opportunity for Boob to fight once more for the top three positions of the GP.

Home rider Guarneri was not that fortunate last weekend and had to pull out from the second race, so he is looking forward to finishing among the top ten in front of his Italian fans.

2010 MX1 PODIUM:
1. Clement Desalle
2. Steve Pourcel
3. Sebastien Pourcel
2010 MX1 POLEMAN: David Philippaerts

Red Bull Teka KTM Factory Racing MX2’s Roczen became the youngest FIM MX2 World Champion last weekend on his home track of Gaildorf. It was not an easy weekend for the young rider, but he managed to obtain the enough points to claim the Title with still one GP to got. Roczen has great memories of Fermo because he dominated the event completely last year. This weekend he is determined to repeat his last year’s performance and celebrate his maiden MX2 World Title in front of his Italian fans.

His teammate Herlings could not stop Roczen to be crowned in Gaildorf, but this weekend the Dutch Red Bull Teka KTM Factory Racing MX2 rider will try to get revenge and win the last Grand Prix of the season. Last year Herlings could not take part in the Italian round due to his shoulder injury, but it will not take much time for him to get use to it.

CLS Monster Energy Kawasaki Pro Circuit’s Searle obtained his second overall victory of the season in Gaildorf and he is now looking forward to repeating such result this weekend in Fermo. Monster Energy Yamaha’s Paulin is 68 points behind the Brit, so Searle has the third positions of the MX2 Championship assured. Paulin was expecting more from last weekend, so he is now determined to be back on the podium and arrive in Saint Jean d’Angely fully motivated for the MXoN next week.

Bike-it Cosworth Wild Wolf Yamaha’s Tonus obtained his maiden MX2 podium last year in Fermo and this weekend he arrives in the Italian track after having missed the podium in Gaildorf being tight in points with Herlings. The Swiss rider has proved that he has the speed and the talent, so Tonus may repeat his last year’s performance and end the season with a podium finish.

Home rider Lupino finished ninth overall last weekend, partly thanks to the modifications on his Husqvarna. This weekend he is riding home, so he will give his best to finish among the top five riders of his class.

Van Horebeek will miss the Italian GP, as he has been advised not to take part in the last round of the season to heal 100% all his injuries.

2010 MX2 PODIUM:
1. Ken Roczen
2. Gautier Paulin
3. Arnaud Tonus
2010 MX2 POLEMAN: Ken Roczen

The last round of the UEM EMX125 is taking place in Fermo and the most likely to obtain the Title are Italians Simone Zechina and Samuele Bernardini. The last one missed the British round as he had an injury on his arm and he is now 24 points behind Zecchina, so everything will depend on how both riders will feel and race in front of their home crowd. The third classified is Tim Gajser, and although he is 38 points behind the leader of the series, he will fight until the last chequered flag is dropped.

Saturday: EMX125 Free + Qualifying Time Practice Group A 7:55; EMX125 Free + Qualifying Time Practice Group B 8:35; MX2 Free Practice 9:30; MX1 Free Practice 10:15; EMX125 Qualifying Race Group A 11:15; EMX125 Qualifying Race Group B 12:00; MX2 Pre-Qualifying Practice 13:15; MX1-Pre Qualifying Practice 14:00; EMX125 Last Chance Qualifying Practice 15:00; MX2 Qualifying Race 16:10; MX1 Qualifying Race 17:00; EMX125 B-Final 17:50; EMX125 Race 1 18:40.

Sunday: EMX125 Warm up 8:30; MX2 Warm up 9:00; MX1 Warm up 9:30; EMX125 Race 2 10:15; MX2 Grand Prix Race 1 12:10; MX1 Grand Prix Race 1 13:10; MX2 Grand Prix Race 2 15:03; MX1 Grand Prix race 2 16:03.


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