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DESALLE PODIUMS AT BRAZILIAN MX1

Clement Desalle picked up his third podium finish of the season at a sunny and busy Indaiatuba for the Grand Prix of Brazil by claiming third overall and taking part in a pair of entertaining MX1 motos on his works RM-Z450. The Belgian was a leading protagonist in front of a full set of grandstands, housing 26,000 spectators, and maintained his advantage at the top of the standings at the fourth round of 15 in the FIM Motocross World Championship.

A tight, gnarly and jump-laden Indaiatuba layout was shorter and more condensed than Glen Helen last weekend where Desalle captured his second success of 2011. The constant jumping and turning, coupled with the high temperatures, gave the lively Brazilian event a special character of its own.

A turbulent day on Saturday saw Desalle marking some of the fastest lap times in both practice sessions but then several mistakes in the Qualification Heat left the Belgian with 12th pick of the gate. Team mate Steve Ramon came through the race with sixth place.

On Sunday Desalle spent a long time adrift of the intense tussle for first position between three riders in the first moto until an immense push drew him up to and into contention entering the final stages. He flighted from fourth to second place in one lap but then made a mistake on the fast descent by the pits and had to run wide and re-enter the track via the start-gate. Desalle started well in the second moto but a misjudgement after he had passed Antonio Cairoli for the lead across the finish line jump saw him enter the following corner too fast and he tipped over in the berm. The recently-turned 22 year old beat Frossard to fourth again and picked up his trophy thanks to his second moto ranking.

Ahead of Desalle in Moto2 was Ramon, who was strong and proactive and broke into the top three of a race for the first time this season. The former World Champion was seventh at the first time of asking and the combined total led to a final position of fifth in Brazil.

Desalle keeps the red plate by 11 points over Max Nagl with Ramon now 10th in the MX1 championship standings. Rockstar Energy Suzuki WMX1 is next in action in two weeks time at 2011 Motocross of Nations venue St Jean D'Angely for the Grand Prix of France.

Clement Desalle:

"This circuit was pretty difficult for me. I crashed three times in qualification and finished 12th to try and get the best position possible in the gate because the start is important here with the uphill. It was my mistake on Saturday and I have to learn not to do it again. My start was not great in the first moto but I came back really well. I made a big mistake by the pit-lane and I was really disappointed by that. In the second moto I was fighting with Tony, took the lead; and then decided to change my line a little bit over the finish table-top. I couldn't complete the corner and crashed. I restarted and rode to fourth and made the podium, rescuing some points. This was not my best weekend but it could have been worse."

Steve Ramon:

"I'm pleased with today. The first moto was a little bit difficult. I was feeling good but the speed was too slow, so I was not there from the beginning. I struggled a little bit to seventh and I knew I could do better. In the second moto I was at the front and could follow the speed of the top guys and was riding well. Three laps before the end I was getting a bit tired because I'm still not in peak fitness. Anyway I was happy with the second moto and to be part of that battle for the first positions."

MX1 Moto1: 1. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 39:14.114; 2. David Philippaerts (ITA, Yamaha), +0:02.121; 3. Steven Frossard (FRA, Yamaha), +0:12.140; 4. Clement Desalle (BEL, Rockstar Energy Suzuki World MX1), +0:17.508; 5. Maximilian Nagl (GER, KTM), +0:24.048; 6. Ken de Dycker (BEL, Honda), +0:33.108; 7. Steve Ramon (BEL, Rockstar Energy Suzuki World MX1), +0:35.392; 8. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, Honda), +0:38.190; 9. Xavier Boog (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:39.471; 10. Rui Goncalves (POR, Honda), +0:52.877.

MX1 Moto2: 1. David Philippaerts (ITA, Yamaha), 39:52.654; 2. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), +0:01.944; 3. Steve Ramon (BEL, Rockstar Energy Suzuki World MX1), +0:24.845; 4. Clement Desalle (BEL, Rockstar Energy Suzuki World MX1), +0:29.849; 5. Steven Frossard (FRA, Yamaha), +0:34.546; 6. Maximilian Nagl (GER, KTM), +0:36.320; 7. Kevin Strijbos (BEL, Suzuki), +0:37.526; 8. Xavier Boog (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:38.436; 9. Jonathan Barragan (ESP, Kawasaki), +0:51.306; 10. Ken de Dycker (BEL, Honda), +0:59.566.

MX1 Overall result: 1. David Philippaerts (ITA, Yamaha), 47 points; 2. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 47 p.; 3. Clement Desalle (BEL, Rockstar Energy Suzuki World MX1), 36 p.; 4. Steven Frossard (FRA, Yamaha), 36 p.; 5. Steve Ramon (BEL, Rockstar Energy Suzuki World MX1), 34 p.; 6. Maximilian Nagl (GER, KTM), 31 p.; 7. Ken de Dycker (BEL, Honda), 26 p.; 8. Xavier Boog (FRA, Kawasaki), 25 p.; 9. Kevin Strijbos (BEL, Suzuki), 24 p.; 10. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, Honda), 23 p.

MX1 World Championship standings (after 4 of 15 rounds): 1. Clement Desalle (BEL, Rockstar Energy Suzuki World MX1), 164 points; 2. Maximilian Nagl (GER, KTM), 153 p.; 3. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 151 p.; 4. David Philippaerts (ITA, Yamaha), 138 p.; 5. Steven Frossard (FRA, Yamaha), 132 p.; 6. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, Honda), 110 p.; 7. Rui Goncalves (POR, Honda), 108 p.; 8. Jonathan Barragan (ESP, Kawasaki), 94 p.; 9. Kevin Strijbos (BEL, Suzuki), 92 p.; 10. Steve Ramon (BEL, Rockstar Energy Suzuki World MX1), 90 p.

::Team Suzuki - Press Release::




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