The world motocross championship came to a close at the fine Teutschenthal track in Germany. A below par Alessandro Lupino on the Husqvarna TC250R was unable to finish in the first ten final positions. The Husqvarna Motocross Team by Ricci Racing rider came in tenth and nineteenth places giving him an overall eleventh place in the final standings just a few points off the top ten. In the first event Lupino fought back from an initial seventeenth position getting ahead of Coldenhoff in tenth place in the overall standings.
Starting out from the rear in the second event jeopardized the entire race for the Husqvarna rider on a course on which it was particularly difficult to overtake. With two laps to go Lupino had even managed to pull back to twelfth place, but a mistake whilst attempting to pass Butron stopped the bike and he lost more than a minute restarting it, finishing the race in nineteenth place.
Monticelli put in his best performance so far in his first season in the world championship picking up seven points for finishes in fifteenth and twentieth place.
Next Sunday Alex Lupino joins the Italian national Motocross squad for the Motocross of Nations at Lommel in Belgium.
Alessandro Lupino: “A real shame! I made mistakes in both the starts. I felt good and had shown myself to be fast yesterday. In the first race I was picking up positions well but if I hadn’t started out so far back, I would have been able to finish much better. From the start of the second race I was unable to find the pace and concentration. I couldn’t get ahead and I made too many mistakes. Then two laps from the end the bike cut out on me. I really messed up everything. I’m sorry for Husqvarna and for the team that was rooting for tenth place in this world championship. The bike has improved so much this year and I’ve given my very best.’
MX2 World Championship Final standings: 1. Herlings (KTM) 694, 2. Searle (Kawasaki) 651, 3.Van Horebeek (KTM) 559, 4. Nicholls (KTM) 443; 5.Tixier (KTM) 434, 5.Roelants (Kawasaki) 367, 7 Anstie (Honda) 333, 8. Butron (KTM) 263, 9 Coldenhoff (KTM) 273, 10. Ferrandis (Kawasaki) 272, 11. Lupino (Husqvarna) 262……...31 Monticelli (Husqvarna) 24.
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