THIRD GP WIN FOR LIVIA LANCELOT AND A GOOD 5TH AND 6TH PLACE FOR VALENTIN TEILLET 25/09/2012
Team Rockstar energy Bud Racing Kawasaki celebrated another Grand Prix win this weekend, as Livia Lancelot dominates the final round of the FIM World Championship and won her third GP this season. With Valentin Teillet finishng 5th & 6th of the last MX2 GP, the team had a strong weekend in Germany.
Racing this season only the rounds of the Women World Championship organised alongside the MX1/MX2 GP’s, Livia nearly did the perfect season as she won the last three GP’s – France, Great Britain and Germany – after being injured – broken finger – at the opening round in the Netherlands. Fastest in the practice session, winner of the qualifying race and then dominating both races, Livia showed that she is still the fastest woman on a motocross bike.
Valentin Teillet showed great character to end the season on a high note with sixth overall despite a troubled week as he ran a fever. After still feeling the after-effects during training and qualifying on Saturday, the dynamic Frenchman put in two good leaderboard rides during the GP motos to end the season. He can look forward confidently to 2013 after scoring heavily throughout the final six GPs, and will now prepare his comeback in Supercross as he will enter the famous Paris Bercy SX on November.
Youngster Benoit Paturel who replaced Dylan after his injury, took his second GP ride of the season but was unfortunate to collide with another rider at the start of the qualifying saturday race and faced an awkward start position for the GP motos. His hard-charging style took him into a points-scoring position in the opening moto before the effort caused a bout of arm pump and he had to drop back out of the points. A less hectic ride in race two was rewarded with fourteenth.
Dylan Ferrandis underwent successful surgery after Faenza, and will start his recovery program this week.
Valentin Teillet: “I was sick last week and I was not at my best on Saturday, but today I felt better and the team found good settings for the bike. I got two good starts, and I’m delighted to finish sixth overall in this final GP of the year with a fifth and a sixth place. The season was tough as I was injured for the first few races, but I have come back well and next year we’ll be stronger. I will stay with the Rockstar Bud Racing Kawasaki team for 2013; we now know each other very well and for sure that will be a benefit.”
Livia Lancelot: “It’s great to win another GP, and I was pleased to win everything this weekend. The first race on Saturday evening was tough as the track was dark with the clouds; I passed Rutledge three laps before the end of the race, but on Sunday I got the holeshot and led the entire race. I won the last three GP’s where I was involved, I couldn’t expect more and now I will start again practicing Supercross, and maybe racing some events.”
Benoit Paturel: “I got good results in the timed practice, but at the start of the qualifying race I crashed and my foot was caught in the rear wheel of another rider’s machine. That meant I was only 32nd on the grid and couldn’t get a decent start. In the first race I came back to eighteenth but then I got arm pump and lost some places again. The second moto was better as I finished fourteenth. The whole weekend was a great experience for me.”
Jacky Vimond: “ Valentin was ill when he came in Germany, but he was determinate to get some good results; he finished both races in the top six, and confirmed his previous results. Benoit had some troubles in the first race but rode strongly in the second one, and did two good GP’s with us. For Livia it’s another double win this weekend, once more she was faster and stronger than her rivals and I’m sure that if she did all the series she would be champion. This weekend we were all with Dylan who is recovering from his injuries, we whish him a prompt recovery.”
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