Lots happening here in Germany with all sorts of rumours flying around the paddock one being Ryan Dungey is rumoured to be very close to signing for KTM in the USA for next season. It’s believed he was in Europe this week testing with the factory… but obviously everyone is sworn to secrecy.
It’s thought Stefan Everts was also developing the 450 as Dungey is likely to race the bigger bike.
Great news! Nez Parker escapes serious injury!
He’s back at the track and walking about, looking very secondhand, after his big smash.
“I heard somehing crack in my neck when I landed,” he said. “Before I knew it I was on a stretcher and in a helicopter”
Xrays showed nothing broken. He’ll not race tomorrow, though.
Tony Cairoli cleans up in in MX1 qualifying race. A wire to wire win from Evgeny Bobryshev. Cairoli said: “I enjoyed that. I like the track very much and I think I can go veen faster.”
David Philippaerts was third from Steven Frossard, Rui Goncalves. Christophe Pourcel was next after a race-long battle with Shaun Simpson.
Brad Anderson 17th, Martin Barr 25th, Alfie Smith 30th.
Ken Roczen won the MX2 qualifying heat from Jeff Herlings, sending the huge crowd wild.
Tommy Searle was third from Gautier Paulin and Arnaud Tonus.
Jake Nicholls was ninth, Max Anstie 15th. Jordan Booker was 29th, nursing a broken rib from a midweek crash.
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