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03 July 2008, 15:35
With a moto victory and second position in front of 34,000 spectators and under hot sunshine at Teutschenthal, Antonio Cairoli took the same points as the winner of the MX2-GP Grand Prix of Germany but walked away from round eight of fifteen in the world championship as runner-up due to the second moto ranking. The fast and hard Talkessel circuit benefitted from bright conditions and warm temperatures as the biggest crowd for more than ten years at the venue close to the city of Halle filled the grassy banks.
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03 July 2008, 13:28
Yamaha Monster Motocross Team's Josh Coppins emphatically aced his first victory of the 2008 MX1-GP World Championship with a double moto sweep at a sun-drenched and packed Talkessel circuit in Teutschenthal for the Grand Prix of Germany. The eighth round of fifteen in the series saw the Kiwi take his first spoils since Bulgaria 2007 and his first double since Mantova 14 months ago; rising to second position in the standings as a consequence. David Philippaerts was fourth and keeps the championship lead, meaning both YZ450FM riders are now 'one and two' and Yamaha head the manufacturer's table by 19 points. The old Talkessel layout provided its usual mix of elevation changes and cambered turns. The majority of the soil of the fast course had been ripped and prepared and grew rougher in places but the grey hard-pack dirt remained slippery and stony in others. 34,000 spectators enjoyed some excellent weather.
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03 July 2008, 12:40
KTM-supported rider Steffi Laier was a real crowd pleaser in her home race in Teutschenthal, Germany, rocketing to a 3-1 result in the two races of Round Four of the women's MX2 World Championship. The first race was closely fought with just two second between first and third place, but she was outstanding in race two, finishing 18 seconds ahead of second placed Maria Franke, also of Germany.
03 July 2008, 12:02
Red Bull KTM rider Max Nagl got off to a great start in the MX1 GP of Germany in Teutschenthal on Sunday but technical difficulties denied him the chance of a probable podium. The German factory rider took a confident holeshot in the first moto and was having no problems sticking with the front riders when technical difficulties foiled his chances of raking in points.
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02 July 2008, 17:40
Red Bull KTM's South African rider Tyla Rattray came, saw and conquered the rough track at Teutschenthal, Germany on Sunday with a 2-1 result for overall victory. Rattray's second race left no-one in doubt that he is hot property and determined to go to his home GP in South Africa as the holder of the red number placte as the championship leader. Rattray came in second in the first race behind title holder and arch rival Antonio Carioli but was supreme in the second, amassing a lead of some 30 seconds in the closing stages, enough to coast home and enjoy the adoration of the crowd on the way back to the chequered flag.
01 July 2008, 00:43
An action packed weekend of Motocross racing ended today at Teutschenthal in front of 34,000 spectators. Kiwi Joshua Coppins came back to victory by finishing first in both heats and is now second in the Championship from Yamaha team mate David Philippaerts. Tyla Rattray wrapped up the overall and the red plate in the MX2 class. Home rider Steffi Laier won this penultimate round of the Women’s World Championship from series leader Livia Lancelot and Maria Franke.
01 July 2008, 00:41
KTM headed into the German Motocross Grand Prix in a poitive mood after the opening day at Teutschenthal. With home rider Max Nagl hoping to put on a good performance infront of a passionate crowd.
01 July 2008, 00:39
The penultimate round of the Women’s Motocross World Championship begun today in Teutschenthal in eventful conditions for the Championship standings. Series leader Katherine Prumm is out with a broken left collarbone and with third placed Ashley Fiolek also missing round four, the points standings might change dramatically after Sunday’s two motos as Livia Lancelot will start from pole.
01 July 2008, 00:38
Day one of the German Grand Prix at Teutschenthal was a dry one and hosted some good qualifying action both in the MX1 and MX2 classes. Ken de Dycker took the eventual pole in MX1 while archrivals Tony Cairoli and Tyla Rattray won the qualifying heats to take the best two spots on the gate of tomorrow’s MX2 Grand Prix. In the Women’s Motocross World Championship qualifying session Livia Lancelot led from home riders Maria Franke and Larissa Papenmeier.
01 July 2008, 00:34
After their latest appearance in St. Jean d’Angely, the FIM Women’s Motocross World Championship riders are back to action in Germany for the penultimate round of the series. The latest news is that series leader Katherine Prumm of Yamaha Van Beers will sit out of this weekend’s German round as she broke her left collarbone; the two time World Cup winner’s 2008 season started with a broken right ACL but Prumm could ride through the pain to collect the red plate at round three in St. Jean. With the Kiwi out, current runner up Livia Lancelot of GPKR is looking forward to taking back the red plate which she was snatched by Prumm at St. Jean, which was a bitter home event for Lancelot.
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15 May 2007, 01:32
Yamaha Motocross Team's Josh Coppins continued his 100% podium record with third place overall in the German GP held at the 'Talkessel' circuit of Teutschenthal. His teammate Marc de Reuver enjoyed his best moto result to date in a MX1 GP race, finishing second to Coppins in the first heat. A crash in the second moto unfortunately destroyed Marc's chance for his first GP victory. Coppins gained his first pole position on the YZ450FM during an initially wet Timed Practice on Saturday. High winds on Friday meant that the practice schedule had to be cut in order to complete the set-up of the circuit, Nevertheless the Yamaha Motocross Team had a decent day of preparation enjoying a pleasing one-two for both of their riders as Marc de Reuver flew to a lap-time just four thousandths of a second slower than Coppins.
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15 May 2007, 01:24
The phenomenon that is Antonio Cairoli's form in the MX2 Motocross World Championship showed no signs of fading today as the flamboyant Sicilian won the Grand Prix of Germany for the fifth round of fifteen in the series. It was the Yamaha De Carli representative's fifth consecutive success (sixth stretching back to 2006) and his fourth double moto triumph of the year. Antonio Cairoli has now won nine MX2 motos from the ten contested this season. His worst result is still the second position he took in the first race of the Spanish Grand Prix. Enjoying ruthless speed on the YZ250F and combined with an excellent physical condition, not to mention a large dose of confidence, the 21 year old is currently unstoppable.
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15 May 2007, 00:29
Team Suzuki's Steve Ramon came back to form in impressive style at a crowded Teutschenthal today for the Grand Prix of Germany and the fifth round of 15 in the 2007 FIM MX1 World Championship. The Belgian took second position overall for his best result of the season so far and his second podium of the year on his RM-Z450 after a three-race barren spell as team mate Kevin Strijbos finished in fifth.
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13 May 2007, 17:09
Team Suzuki riders Kevin Strijbos and Steve Ramon have qualified fourth and sixth fastest on their RM-Z450s respectively at a blowy and cloudy Talkessel circuit in Teutschenthal for the Grand Prix of Germany and the fifth round of the MX1 World Championship. Both Belgians had to adapt to a reduced schedule today after strong winds on Friday caused havoc across the open circuit near Halle and prevented the track set-up from being finished. Saturday's timetable was cut that evening and meant just one free session and the 30 minute Timed Practice for the MX1 riders to learn a course that boasted a new loop section and a fresh terrain with sand mixed in the soil to soften the dirt.
13 May 2007, 14:12
KTM Red Bull Racing Team’s MX1 duo of Jonathan Barragan and David Philippaerts will be racing with a new engine at the fifth round of the world championships this weekend, the Grand Prix of Germany at Teutschenthal, Germany. Philippaerts, who was in Germany early together with team boss Stefan Everts and the KTM mechanics to test the new engine, expressed satisfaction on the eve of the event.
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13 May 2007, 10:28
The Women World Cup will kick off this weekend in Teutschenthal (Germany), home of the opening round of this series borne two years ago in Sweden. Three rounds (Germany, Sweden and The Netherlands) will be organized this season alongside the MX1-MX2 Grand Prix and French rider Livia Lancelot will make her first appearance on a Kawasaki GPKR KX250F. Third of the competition in the last two editions, Livia Lancelot will be racing for the first time of her career in an official team, after two seasons as a privateer. “With three rounds at the calendar this year the World Cup is growing up, and is a great opportunity to professionalize our sport. It’s interesting to see that the first three ladies of the previous editions got now an official support from teams, and for us it’s of course important to be member of a team. I’m convinced that I will be able to make another step with Kawasaki and team GPKR’ explained Livia who was racing so far in her family structure.
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02 May 2006, 14:05
Team Suzuki MX1 riders Kevin Strijbos and Steve Ramon head to Germany this weekend for round four of the FIM MX1 World Championships at Teutschenthal, both on form and set to improve on their top-seven positions. A Suzuki rider has been present on the podium at the last two Grands Prix and both Kevin Strijbos and Steve Ramon have both collected silverware. Strijbos is currently fourth in the series, one point from third and 16 from second spot.