Tuesday, July 12, 2011


2011-07-10 16:26
In only his second full event of the season, Valentin Teillet put a hard day in practice and qualification behind him to turn-around his form at Teutschenthal for the Grand Prix of Germany today; the team’s home event and also the ninth round of 15 in the FIM Motocross World Championship.

The 20 year old finished a decent eighth overall and claimed seventh in the second moto run in front of a huge 40,000 crowd and in hot and stuffy conditions.

After a frustrating day on Saturday that meant the former European Champion had to enter the gate down in 20th position, Teillet was in determined mood and with a different sprocket, rear tyre and with one-or-two other modifications to the set-up of his RM-Z250, the Frenchman was able to make some decisive overtaking moves on a rutty track that was not easy for passing.

The first outing saw him cut through from a poor start to push up to 10th and that gave Teillet a vital shot of confidence across a weaving surface that has never seen the best of the flamboyant racer. A better placing at the launch of the second sprint elevated him into the mid-top 10 contention and he was able to pass Jake Nicholls for seventh by the flag.

Teillet, who has missed six rounds of the series through a shoulder injury, has now slotted into 21st position in the FIM World Championship standings.

Substitute rider in 2011, Simone Zecchina, was victorious in the third round of the European 125cc two-stroke series, for the second time this season and now fronts the table by four points from Samuele Bernardini.

Suzuki Europe MX2 will now press on east and to Kegums for the Grand Prix of Latvia next weekend.

Valentin Teillet:

“This is actually one of my best results for nearly three years. The start in the second race was better than the first but I rode strongly in both and it actually feels like an amazing day. I can take confidence from this. The speed is there and my physical condition is getting better. Yesterday I didn’t like the track at all and there is something about this place that is not good for me; two years ago I didn’t make any points here and last year was 15th twice! Today I found some grip and could ride like I wanted.”

MX2 Moto1: 1. Ken Roczen (GER, KTM), 39:30.327; 2. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), +0:11.095; 3. Tommy Searle (GBR, Kawasaki), +0:37.788; 4. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Yamaha), +0:42.372; 5. Zachary Osborne (USA, Yamaha), +0:44.026; 6. Arnaud Tonus (SUI, Yamaha), +0:46.285; 7. Nicolas Aubin (FRA, KTM), +0:46.870; 8. Jake Nicholls (GBR, KTM), +1:00.055; 9. Christophe Charlier (FRA, Yamaha), +1:20.513; 10. Valentin Teillet (FRA, Suzuki Europe MX2), +1:24.360.

MX2 Moto2: 1. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Yamaha), 39:55.909; 2. Tommy Searle (GBR, Kawasaki), +0:03.228; 3. Ken Roczen (GER, KTM), +0:15.049; 4. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), +0:19.232; 5. Arnaud Tonus (SUI, Yamaha), +0:28.423; 6. Zachary Osborne (USA, Yamaha), +0:31.649; 7. Valentin Teillet (FRA, Suzuki Europe MX2), +0:55.312; 8. Jake Nicholls (GBR, KTM), +0:58.734; 9. Antonio Jose Butron Oliva (ESP, KTM), +1:06.627; 10. Max Anstie (GBR, Kawasaki), +1:08.155;

MX2 Overall result: 1. Ken Roczen (GER, KTM), 45 points; 2. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Yamaha), 43 p.; 3. Tommy Searle (GBR, Kawasaki), 42 p.; 4. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 40 p.; 5. Arnaud Tonus (SUI, Yamaha), 31 p.; 6. Zachary Osborne (USA, Yamaha), 31 p.; 7. Jake Nicholls (GBR, KTM), 26 p.; 8. Valentin Teillet (FRA, Suzuki Europe MX2), 25 p.; 9. Antonio Jose Butron Oliva (ESP, KTM), 22 p.; 10. Harri Kullas (FIN, Yamaha), 18 p.

MX2 World Championship standings (after 9 of 15 rounds): 1. Ken Roczen (GER, KTM), 396 points; 2. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 377 p.; 3. Tommy Searle (GBR, Kawasaki), 328 p.; 4. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Yamaha), 319 p.; 5. Zachary Osborne (USA, Yamaha), 265 p.; 6. Arnaud Tonus (SUI, Yamaha), 256 p.; 7. Max Anstie (GBR, Kawasaki), 215 p.; 8. Harri Kullas (FIN, Yamaha), 197 p.; 9. Nicolas Aubin (FRA, KTM), 192 p.; 10. Christophe Charlier (FRA, Yamaha), 170 p.; 21. Valentin Teillet (FRA, Suzuki Europe MX2), 45 p.

Source: Team Suzuki Press Office

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