Goncalves and Nagl win in Sweden - 2009 Revisited
News Tuesday 26th June 2012 By Geoff Meyer
Goncalves won the Grand Prix with 2-1 results and continues his climb back towards the top of the MX2 series points. With all the controversy of the Marvin Musquin case clouding the start of the Grand Prix of Sweden it was nice to see some interesting situations in the Sunday program, and some minor changes in the MX1 and MX2 Championship positions.
With Goncalves winning the MX2 Grand Prix and Gautier Paulin finishing third overall you couldn't have asked for a worse situation for red plate owner Musquin. Goncalves picking up 47pts and Paulin 36pts means that both have taken a huge slice out of the points lead of the Frenchman.
After Sweden it was Musquin on 371pts, Paulin on 358pts and Goncalves on 348pts. Yes, we have an exciting finish on our hands coming into the next round in Lommel, Belgium in a few weeks time.
In the MX1 class it was another Red Bull KTM rider Max Nagl who got the victory, winning with 1-2 results, second overall was Antonio Cairoli with 4-1 and third Ken De Dycker with 2-4 results. Cairoli continues to have a large lead in the MX1 Championship points.
The opening moto of the MX2 class was a classic race as Rui Goncalves showed the best speed early; although just behind him were Ken Roczen, Joel Roelants, Steven Frossard and Manuel Monni. Roczen pushed his way past Goncalves on lap seven and pulled away to win his first ever GP moto.
Eric Geboers the five time World Motocross Champion and team manager of the MX1 Teka Suzuki team has been a big supporter of Roczen and was smiling ear to ear when the kid crossed the finish line.
"I told you he will do something special," Geboers told me." Sure enough the German youngster looked really strong and impressed everyone in attendance.
As for Goncalves, he knew that his finishing position helped him to his end goal of being World MX2 Champion.
The second MX2 moto was all Goncalves as he picked up the moto win and the GP victory.
The first MX1 moto saw Nagl lead the whole race, and showed that is remained one of the form riders at the moment in the MX1 class.
Antonio Cairoli who had won the last two Grand Prix's started slow and was seventh on the first lap, on a circuit that passing was difficult Cairoli worked his way into fourth place. Just behind Ken De Dycker and Clement Desalle.
The second MX1 moto and Cairoli took a quick lead from holeshot rider Nagl. Cairoli didn't make a break on the others riders, with Nagl in second place, Philippaerts third, De Dycker fourth, and holding out fifth place was Desalle. The rest were miles behind.
This was not an attractive race to watch as nothing really happened. Cairoli lead for the whole race, while Nagl held second for the whole race and took the GP victory. Ken De Dycker finished fourth in the moto and third overall.
Grand Prix of Sweden - Results
MX1 Moto one: 1. Max Nagl (KTM); 2. Ken De Dycker (Suz); 3. Clement Desalle (Hon); 4. Antonio Cairoli (Yam); 5. David Philippaerts (Yam); 6. Josh Coppins (Yam); 7. Tanel Leok (Yam); 8. Gregory Aranda (Kaw); 9. Gareth Swanepoel (Kaw); 10. Bryan Mackenzie (Hon)
MX1 Moto two: 1. Antonio Cairoli (Yam); 2. Max Nagl (KTM); 3. David Philippaerts (Yam); 4. Ken De Dycker (Suz); 5. Clement Desalle (Hon); 6. Tanel Leok (Yam); 7. Josh Coppins (Yam); 8. David Vuillemin (Kaw); 9. Gareth Swanepoel (Kaw); 10. Julien Bill (Aprilia)
MX1 O/A: 1. Max Nagl 47pts, 2. Antonio Cairoli 43pts, 3. Ken De Dycker 40pts, 4. David Philippaerts 36pts, 5. Clement Desalle 36pts, 6. Tanel Leok 29pts, 7. Josh Coppins 29pts, 8. Gareth Swanepoel 24pts, 9. Julien Bill 19pts, 10. Bryan Mackenzie 18pts
MX1 Championship points: 1. Antonio Cairoli 428pts, Max Nagl 375pts, 3. David Philippaerts 363pts, 4. Clement Desalle 345pts, 5. Josh Coppins 343pts, 6. Ken De Dycker 338pts, 7. Tanel Leok 299pts, 8. Jonathan Barragan 215pts, 9. Gareth Swanepoel 175pts, 10. Aigar Leok 167pts
MX2 Moto one: 1. Ken Roczen (Suz); 2. Rui Goncalves (KTM); 3. Steven Frossard (Kaw); 4. Manuel Monni (Yam); 5. Joel Roelants (KTM); 6. Davide Guarneri (Yam); 7. Gautier Paulin (Kaw); 8. Matiss Karro (Suz); 9. Jake Nicholls (KTM); 10. Nick Triest (KTM)
MX2 Moto two: Rui Goncalves (KTM); 2. Gautier Paulin (Kaw); 3. Davide Guarneri (Yam); 4. Joel Roelants (KTM); 5. Manuel Monni (Yam); 6. Evgeny Bobryshev (Yam); 7. Ken Roczen (Suz); 8. Matiss Karro (Suz); 9. Marcus Schiffer (KTM); 10. Jake Nicolls (KTM)
MX2 O/A: 1. Rui Goncalves 47pts, 2. Ken Roczen 39pts, 3. Gautier Paulin 36pts, 4. Davide Guarneri 35pts, 5. Joel Roelants 34pts, 6. Manuel Monni 34pts, 7. Matiss Karro 26pts, 8. Jake Nicholls 23pts, 9. Evgeny Bobryshev 22pts, 10. Marcus Schiffer 21pts
MX2 Championship points: 1. Marvin Musquin 372pts, 2. Gautier Paulin 358pts, 3. Rui Goncalves 348pts, 4. Davide Guarneri 331pts, 5. Steven Frossard 284pts, 6. Ken Roczen 239pts, 7. Nicolas Aubin 203pts, 8. Manuel Monni 199pts, 9. Xavier Boog 197pts, 10. Joel Roelants 180pts