Roczen puts things right in Loket
By George Tidmarsh | 07 Aug 2011
LOKET (Czech Repulbic) 7th August 2011 - Leaving the sands of Lommel far behind Ken Roczen took both motos to win a convincing overall victory in the Czech Grand Prix from his team mate Jeffrey Herlings in ever changing but mostly muddy conditions.
The first race was a start to finish romp for the young German as he took another holeshot to catapult himself into an unassailable lead after only a handful of laps of the Loket track, indeed though Herlings followed him closely out of the starting gate he had nothing to match his KTM compatriot. Nicolas Aubin made a welcome return to form and the moto podium with a strong ride to third, something he was unable to repeat in moto 2 after a crash early on.
Indeed behind the leading two all hell broke loose as the Kawasakis of Searle and Anstie fought with a Suzuki of Teillet and the Yamaha of Tonus. Along with Gautier Paulin who returned from a DNF in race one, this group fought over third right to the flag, with Anstie denied a maiden podium once more by his team mate Searle who himself had to fight back from 12th place at the start.
In the EMX 125 championship in was another win for Sam Bernadini on the FMI KTM, though he tried hard to deny himself a victory with back marker problems in race one meaning James Dunn got very close to sneaking the win, and a crash with just 2 laps to go in race two giving Championship leader Zecchina a sniff of victory. Bernadini would hold on however and now takes over the red plate for the first time this year from Suzuki rider Zecchina
Photo: Roczen doubles up
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