MXGP of Germany - Teutschenthal Highlights
Today, the FIM MX1 and MX2 Motocross World Championship series went to Tetschenthal in Germany for the final Grand Prix of the year. Both championships were already wrapped up, but to keep things interesting, Ken Roczen went home to Germany to make his MX1 debut on the KTM 450.
In the first moto, Roczen got a great start and passed Antonio Cairoli for second but, while trying to pass Max Nagl for the lead, went down and fell back to fourth. In the end, Cairoli was able to get to the front, and Nagl went down and finished 7th. Clement Desalle took advantage of Nagl and Roczen's mistakes to grab 2nd, and Roczen was able to cross the line in his debut moto in 3rd.
In the second moto, Cairoli got to the front early and was followed closely by Roczen, Desalle and Nagl. Roczen kept Cairoli honest, but as the moto wore on, the Italian wore down the German and easily checked out for the 1-1 on the day. Roczen held strong in 2nd and, with a 3-2 on the day, finished 2nd overall at his home GP. Nagl would cross the line in 3rd in moto two with Desalle finishing the day with a 2-4 score to grab the third spot on the box.
In the MX2 class, it was the Brit Tommy Searle dominating both motos to finish his MX2 career with the GP win. American Zach Osborne, in what will probably be his final World Championship race, finished the day with a 2-4 score for 2nd overall. It was a great MX2 send off for the two riders that will be leaving the class. Tommy will be racing MX1 next year in the World Championship series, while Zach will be returning to the U.S. to race for the GEICO Honda team on a 250 for 2013 Supercross and the outdoor nationals.
You can check out the highlight video from the race below.