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Race report MXGP Round 4 – Trentino, Arco di Trento

Whether it was the epic setting of the majestic mountains in scenic Trentino or the heroic start of race day with wingsuit skydivers jumping from the sky accompanied by Italian opera, drama was in the air at Arco di Trento. 24MX Honda’s Christope Charlier showed good speed but his potential was marred on Sunday by too many incidents. In spite of relatively little experience on slick hard-pack terrain Filip Bengtsson put in two solid rides to claim 10 well-deserved championship points.
A late reaction at the gate and a crashed threesome in front of him wrecked Charlier’s chances in the first moto. However Christophe but his head down and steered his CRF450R from dead last to 16th. Team mate Bengtsson had an ok start. After struggling in the qualification race the fast Swede looked much more comfortable and circulated in 16th for most of the race. Only in the final stages Filip salvaged that position to a charging Charlier.

Starting well in the second moto, in 8th spot was a good sign for Bengtsson. The 24MX Honda Racing rider lost a couple of positions early, yet found a steady rhythm and stayed consistent to finish 15th behind home rider Alessandro Lupino. From a mid-pack position early on “CC23” gradually improved to catch up to 12th after 17 minutes of racing. When setting up an attack on Tommy Searle the Frenchman made a mistake and went down. Unable to continue Christophe pulled out of the race.

Filip Bengtsson: “Saturday was difficult. The hard pack soil with the small stones on top make it tricky here. I was struggling a bit with confidence and the bike setup. We hung in there and managed to turn things around for Sunday. In both motos I felt a lot better so with my background and a lot less experience than most guys at this level on tracks like these my speed was decent. I want to continue to improve on hard pack throughout the season.  Special thanks to the team for their work this weekend, our suspension technician Moose from Kayaba and my riding coach Tonny Govers who helped me well preparing for this first European race.”

Christophe Charlier: “We had some positive points this weekend because the feeling on the bike was good. Still I’m disappointed with myself and the final results. In the first moto I had to come back from way behind, I could make good progress until I started to struggle with arm pump. In the end I finished 16th. My start was not good in the second race but recovered well and I was fighting for 11th place when I touched Searle. I lost a lot of places, and couldn’t continue because I hurt my foot. It’s frustrating because even 7th was in reach.”

MXGP moto 1:
1. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 34:01.846; 2. Maximilian Nagl (GER, Husqvarna), +0:00.900; 3. Clement Desalle (BEL, Suzuki), +0:01.597; 4. Ryan Villopoto (USA, Kawasaki), +0:04.118; 5. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Honda), +0:11.219; 6. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL, Yamaha), +0:16.093; 7. Romain Febvre (FRA, Yamaha), +0:27.399; 8. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, Honda), +0:43.842; 9. Ken de Dycker (BEL, KTM), +0:46.520; 10. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, Suzuki), +0:47.263; 11. Davide Guarneri (ITA, TM), +0:50.355; 12. Shaun Simpson (GBR, KTM), +1:03.121; 13. David Philippaerts (ITA, Yamaha), +1:03.387; 14. Tommy Searle (GBR, KTM), +1:07.715; 15. Todd Waters (AUS, Husqvarna), +1:08.505; 16. Christophe Charlier (FRA, Honda), +1:14.383; 17. Filip Bengtsson (SWE, 24MX Honda), +1:25.070; 18. Dean Ferris (AUS, Husqvarna), +1:29.690; 19. Cedric Soubeyras (FRA, Yamaha), +1:46.717; 20. Rui Goncalves (POR, Husqvarna), +1:48.244; 21. Alessandro Lupino (ITA, Honda), -1 lap(s); 22. Angus Heidecke (GER, KTM), -1 lap(s); 23. Jose Butron (ESP, KTM), -1 lap(s); 24. Dennis Ullrich (GER, Suzuki), -1 lap(s); 25. Davis Ivanovs (LAT, Kawasaki), -1 lap(s); 26. Kei Yamamoto (JPN, Honda), -1 lap(s); 27. Pier Filippo Bertuzzo (ITA, Yamaha), -1 lap(s); 28. Gregory Aranda (FRA, Kawasaki), -1 lap(s); 29. Klemen Gercar (SLO, Husqvarna), -1 lap(s); 30. Samuel Zeni (ITA, Kawasaki), -1 lap(s); 31. Tanel Leok (EST, Kawasaki), -7 lap(s); 32. Steven Frossard (FRA, KTM), -10 lap(s); 33. Xavier Boog (FRA, Kawasaki), -11 lap(s)

MXGP moto  2:
 1. Maximilian Nagl (GER, Husqvarna), 34:09.426; 2. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), +0:09.091; 3. Romain Febvre (FRA, Yamaha), +0:09.612; 4. Clement Desalle (BEL, Suzuki), +0:25.068; 5. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Honda), +0:26.912; 6. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, Honda), +0:28.030; 7. Ken de Dycker (BEL, KTM), +0:50.778; 8. David Philippaerts (ITA, Yamaha), +0:53.748; 9. Davide Guarneri (ITA, TM), +0:57.020; 10. Shaun Simpson (GBR, KTM), +0:57.366; 11. Todd Waters (AUS, Husqvarna), +1:13.857; 12. Rui Goncalves (POR, Husqvarna), +1:17.949; 13. Tommy Searle (GBR, KTM), +1:27.080; 14. Alessandro Lupino (ITA, Honda), +1:28.970; 15. Filip Bengtsson (SWE, 24MX Honda), +1:31.141; 16. Gregory Aranda (FRA, Kawasaki), +1:36.856; 17. Dean Ferris (AUS, Husqvarna), +1:41.029; 18. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, Suzuki), +1:41.400; 19. Cedric Soubeyras (FRA, Yamaha), +1:47.625; 20. Tanel Leok (EST, Kawasaki), +1:48.856; 21. Xavier Boog (FRA, Kawasaki), +1:49.217; 22. Jose Butron (ESP, KTM), -1 lap(s); 23. Dennis Ullrich (GER, Suzuki), -1 lap(s); 24. Angus Heidecke (GER, KTM), -1 lap(s); 25. Kei Yamamoto (JPN, Honda), -1 lap(s); 26. Davis Ivanovs (LAT, Kawasaki), -1 lap(s); 27. Samuel Zeni (ITA, Kawasaki), -1 lap(s); 28. Pier Filippo Bertuzzo (ITA, Yamaha), -2 lap(s); 29. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL, Yamaha), -4 lap(s); 30. Ryan Villopoto (USA, Kawasaki), -10 lap(s); 31. Christophe Charlier (FRA, 24MX Honda), -10 lap(s); 32. Klemen Gercar (SLO, Husqvarna), -14 lap(s); 33. Steven Frossard (FRA, KTM), -15 lap(s)

GP of Trentino Classification: 1. Maximilian Nagl (GER, HUS), 47 points; 2. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 47 p.; 3. Clement Desalle (BEL, SUZ), 38 p.; 4. Romain Febvre (FRA, YAM), 34 p.; 5. Gautier Paulin (FRA, HON), 32 p.; 6. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, HON), 28 p.; 7. Ken de Dycker (BEL, KTM), 26 p.; 8. Davide Guarneri (ITA, TM), 22 p.; 9. David Philippaerts (ITA, YAM), 21 p.; 10. Shaun Simpson (GBR, KTM), 20 p.; 11. Ryan Villopoto (USA, KAW), 18 p.; 12. Todd Waters (AUS, HUS), 16 p.; 13. Tommy Searle (GBR, KTM), 15 p.; 14. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL, YAM), 15 p.; 15. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, SUZ), 14 p.; 16. Rui Goncalves (POR, HUS), 10 p.; 17. Filip Bengtsson (SWE, 24MX HONDA), 10 p.; 18. Alessandro Lupino (ITA, HON), 7 p.; 19. Dean Ferris (AUS, HUS), 7 p.; 20. Gregory Aranda (FRA, KAW), 5 p.; 21. hristophe Charlier (FRA, Honda) 5 p, 22. Cedric Soubeyras (FRA, YAM), 4 p.; 23. Tanel Leok (EST, KAW), 1 p.; 24. Xavier Boog (FRA, KAW), 0 p.; 25. Jose Butron (ESP, KTM), 0 p.; 26. Dennis Ullrich (GER, SUZ), 0 p.; 27. Angus Heidecke (GER, KTM), 0 p.; 28. Kei Yamamoto (JPN, HON), 0 p.; 29. Davis Ivanovs (LAT, KAW), 0 p.; 30. Samuel Zeni (ITA, KAW), 0 p.; 31. Pier Filippo Bertuzzo (ITA, YAM), 0 p.; 32. Klemen Gercar (SLO, HUS), 0 p.; 33. Steven Frossard (FRA, KTM), 0

World Championship classification after 4 rounds:
 1. Clement Desalle (BEL, SUZ), 171 points; 2. Maximilian Nagl (GER, HUS), 170 p.; 3. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 170 p.; 4. Romain Febvre (FRA, YAM), 129 p.; 5. Gautier Paulin (FRA, HON), 128 p.; 6. Ryan Villopoto (USA, KAW), 124 p.; 7. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, HON), 100 p.; 8. Todd Waters (AUS, HUS), 78 p.; 9. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL, YAM), 75 p.; 10. Davide Guarneri (ITA, TM), 70 p.; 11. Shaun Simpson (GBR, KTM), 67 p.; 12. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, SUZ), 61 p.; 13. David Philippaerts (ITA, YAM), 59 p.; 14. Kevin Strijbos (BEL, SUZ), 55 p.; 15. Ken de Dycker (BEL, KTM), 53 p.; 16. Tyla Rattray (RSA, KAW), 40 p.; 17. Steven Frossard (FRA, KTM), 32 p.; 18. Jose Butron (ESP, KTM), 29 p.; 19. Dean Ferris (AUS, HUS), 28 p.; 20. Christophe Charlier (FRA, 24MX HONDA), 27 p.; 21. Rui Goncalves (POR, HUS), 24 p.; 22. Tommy Searle (GBR, KTM), 20 p.; 23. Filip Bengtsson (SWE, 24MX HONDA), 15 p.; 24. Nathan Watson (GBR, HUS), 12 p.; 25. Alessandro Lupino (ITA, HON), 7 p.; 26. Paul Coates (GBR, YAM), 7 p.; 27. Gregory Aranda (FRA, KAW), 5 p.; 28. Kei Yamamoto (JPN, HON), 5 p.; 29. Cedric Soubeyras (FRA, YAM), 4 p.; 30. Yutaka Hoshino (JPN, KTM), 2 p.; 31. Tanel Leok (EST, KAW), 1 p.;

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