A healthy German crowd enjoyed a superb home Grand Prix with 15 year old Ken Roczen becoming the youngest GP winner ever at his home event.
Cairoli took the MX1 overall win ahead of local hero Nagl, who had won the first heat after a dogfight with the Championship leader. De Dycker was third.
In MX2 the podium was completed by Frossard and series leader Musquin.
The MX1 Grand Prix was an affair in between Cairoli and Nagl, the same duo that dominated yesterday’s qualifying heat where Cairoli took pole courtesy of a last lap move on Nagl.
Yamaha Red Bull De Carli’s Cairoli tried again a similar move in moto one after he closed the gap from Nagl. The Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s German took the holeshot and tried to pull away with the lead until he was forced to bang bars with Cairoli to defend the first spot. Eventually Nagl won followed by Cairoli.
Heat two started again with Nagl’s holeshot but Cairoli made his move on the German a lot earlier to wrap up the overall and become the Italian with the highest number of GP wins to his credit courtesy of 28 overall wins-one more than Alessio Chiodi.
Nagl remained second until four laps to go when Teka Suzuki WMX1’s De Dycker moved past for second. Finishing in third, Nagl took second overall for his third consecutive podium appearance and could close in on Philippaerts as the two are respectively second and third in the Championship at just four points from each other-Cairoli remains first.
De Dycker, who struggled in the first heat, completed the podium in third as he snatched the position from Philippaerts courtesy of the last heat’s move on Nagl. The Yamaha Monster Energy Motocross man ended fourth ahead of team mate Coppins, with the latter hitting Philippaerts in heat two and crashing right after.
After three GP’s, Pichon ended his Martin Honda experience with eighth overall while Honda fellow rider Billy Mackenzie headed back to Great Britain for a hand operation as an injury has been affecting the youngster since May.
At 15 years and 53 days of age Ken Roczen became the youngest GP winner ever in front of his home crowd. The Teka Suzuki Europe World MX2 rider had an incredible day at only his fifth GP appearance which happened at his home venue Teutschenthal. The second youngest rider winning a GP is Dutch Dave Strijbos (16 years and 172 days) followed by French Sebastien Tortelli (16 years and 345 days).
Roczen took two second places in the moto’s, losing the victory from Frossard in heat one and battling it out with Championship leader Musquin in moto two. Eventually Roczen settled for another second in the final moto to take the overall.
CLS’ Frossard was second overall taking another podium at Teutschenthal after his maiden one from last year. In heat one Frossard won after French countryman Musquin handed him the race lead when he crashed. Though a difficult second moto left the Frenchman disappointed as he slipped twice and recovered to an eventual fifth.
KTM mounted Musquin was third in the GP which he left again with the red plate. Securing the victory in the final moto, Musquin could keep up his podium row taking the third consecutive rostrum finish.
Runner up in the Championship Paulin put in two strong heats to finish fourth overall, as he won a three way battle for third in heat two involving also Schiffer and Goncalves.
The latter and Guarneri completed the top six. The Italian and the Portuguese remained third and fourth in the Championship respectively with just 10 points in between them as Frossard closed in but remained in fifth.