Gajser rules the Swedish round
By Youthstream | 02 Jul 2012
UDDEVALLA (Sweden), 1 July 2012 – This weekend it took place the fifth round of the UEM EMX125 Championship and Tim Gajser went on the first step of the podium once again. The Swedish round has been one of the toughest of the season for the young riders because the track conditions of the second moto were really hard due to the heavy rain that had been falling during the whole morning.
KTM Silver Action’s Tim Gajser obtained a consistent victory yesterday, crossing the finish line with thirty seconds advantage over Pauls Jonass, who was second. This morning, the Slovenian rider admitted that he found the track really difficult, but although he did not have a good start, he was able to get the lead already in the second lap. Gajser is now leading the series with 77 points advantage over the second, so with only two more rounds to go, the KTM rider has a high chance to be proclaimed UEM EMX125 champion already in the next round in Great Britain.
Pauls Jonass was second overall in Uddevalla this weekend thanks to his two second positions, and thanks to this result, the Latvian rider has moved from twelfth to seventh in the championship. Had Jonass started the season with such results, he could have been closely battling with Gajser for the red plate. However, the Latvian rider has still some possibilities to finish among the top three of the championship.
Norwegian rider Magne Klingsheim was third overall after finishing sixth yesterday and third today. The Nestaan JM Racing KTM rider had a bad start yesterday, but he was able to move from the fourteenth initial position until sixth. Today Klingsheim took a good start and rode a solid moto in the third position from beginning to end.
The fourth overall place was for Italian Davide Bonini, who keeps the third position of the championship with 20 points advantage over fourth classified James Dunn. The Italian admitted that he found the track very difficult yesterday and this is why he finished eighth, whereas today, Bonini started at the front but in the first corner he lost several positions. The UFO Corse Magglia Azzurra rider started recuperating the rhythm, but with four laps to go he crashed and he crossed the finish line seventh.
Vaclav Kovar obtained his best result of the season, completing the top five of the Swedish round. The Moto Team Excel Racing rider from the Czech Republic did not have a good start yesterday and he finished 15th after having started 22nd. However, this morning Kovar started at the front and he crossed the finish line fourth.
Riccardo Righi was sixth overall being tight in 24 points with Kovar, and Jaap Corneth and Alessio Della Mora were seventh and eighth respectively. Henry Jacobi, who was fifth today in the second race, was only ninth overall because he finished 17th yesterday. Ludovic Brevers completed the top ten.
James Dunn, who is still fourth in the championship, did a great race yesterday and he finished fourth. However, he could not take part in today’s moto because his KTM broke right before the start of the heat and the British rider got a DNF, which made him finish thirteenth overall.
EMX125 Race 1 top ten: 1. Tim Gajser (SLO, KTM), 29:55.431; 2. Pauls Jonass (LAT, KTM), +0:30.626; 3. Anton Lundgren (SWE, KTM), +0:35.266; 4. James Dunn (GBR, KTM), +0:37.828; 5. Simone Furlotti (ITA, Suzuki), +0:56.368; 6. Magne Klingsheim (NOR, KTM), +1:03.021; 7. Alessio Della Mora (ITA, KTM), +1:04.060; 8. Davide Bonini (ITA, KTM), +1:12.597; 9. Riccardo Righi (ITA, KTM), +1:15.402; 10. Jaap Corneth (NED, KTM), +1:15.963;
EMX125 Race 2 top ten: 1. Tim Gajser (SLO, KTM), 29:37.210; 2. Pauls Jonass (LAT, KTM), +0:05.709; 3. Magne Klingsheim (NOR, KTM), +0:15.958; 4. Vaclav Kovar (CZE, KTM), +0:38.504; 5. Henry Jacobi (GER, KTM), +0:43.679; 6. Ludovic Brevers (BEL, Yamaha), +0:50.620; 7. Davide Bonini (ITA, KTM), +1:01.811; 8. Tommaso De Pietri (ITA, Suzuki), +1:06.369; 9. Riccardo Righi (ITA, KTM), +1:10.778; 10. William Andersson (SWE, KTM), +1:19.237;
EMX125 Overall top ten: 1. Tim Gajser (SLO, KTM), 50 points; 2. Pauls Jonass (LAT, KTM), 44 p.; 3. Magne Klingsheim (NOR, KTM), 35 p.; 4. Davide Bonini (ITA, KTM), 27 p.; 5. Vaclav Kovar (CZE, KTM), 24 p.; 6. Riccardo Righi (ITA, KTM), 24 p.; 7. Jaap Corneth (NED, KTM), 21 p.; 8. Alessio Della Mora (ITA, KTM), 21 p.; 9. Henry Jacobi (GER, KTM), 20 p.; 10. Ludovic Brevers (BEL, Yamaha), 20 p.;
EMX125 Championship top ten: 1. Tim Gajser (SLO, KTM), 245 points; 2. Magne Klingsheim (NOR, KTM), 168 p.; 3. Davide Bonini (ITA, KTM), 147 p.; 4. James Dunn (GBR, KTM), 127 p.; 5. Anton Lundgren (SWE, KTM), 120 p.; 6. Calvin Vlaanderen (NED, KTM), 112 p.; 7. Pauls Jonass (LAT, KTM), 109 p.; 8. Henry Jacobi (GER, KTM), 99 p.; 9. Riccardo Righi (ITA, KTM), 96 p.; 10. Jaap Corneth (NED, KTM), 92 p.;
EMX125 Manufacturers: 1. KTM, 250 points; 2. Suzuki, 139 p.; 3. Yamaha, 90 p.; 4. Kawasaki, 6 p.;
Complete results available at www.motocrossmx1.com/reslists.aspx
Photos available at www.motocrossmx1.com/gallery
GP OF SWEDEN – QUICK FACTS
Circuit length: 1513
Type of ground: hard pack
Temperature: 15° C
Weather conditions: Heavy rain in the morning and cloudy and sunny in the afternoon
Crowd attendance: 22000
The Grand Prix has been broadcasted LIVE on MX-LIFE.TV and by clicking here you will obtain the full schedule and coverage of the Swedish Grand Prix.
The UEM EMX125 has a month and a half break and the sixth round of the series will take place during the MXGP Festival, the biggest motocross show ever, which will take place at Matterley Basin from the 16th until the 19th August.
Grand Prix of Sweden
Photo: UEM EMX125 start in Uddevalla, Sweden
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