News Report 21 June 2009

2009 GP of Germany

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06 / 21 / 2009
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Guarneri 6th at Teutschenthal


The Grand Prix of Germany at Teutschenthal saw Yamaha Monster Energy Ricci MX Team’s Davide Guarneri again post consistent points and come through the ninth round of fifteen in the FIM MX2-GP World Championship with 6th place. The Italian recovered from lacklustre starts to reach 4th and 10th positions across a rough track that was hard for passing.

Overcast skies deposited occasional light rainfall in the first part of the day across the historic and ‘old school’ motocross track less than ten kilometres outside of Halle. The terrain became rough and hard and in the afternoon 35,400 fans absorbed the action under sunny skies.

In the first race Guarneri rode well to take his seventh top four finish from seventeen motos this year so far. Unfortunately a worse start and crash kept him on the edge of the top ten in the second sprint and denied the 2008 Spanish GP winner another shot at the overall podium.
Team-mate Nico Aubin completed two consistent motos for 8th place overall and his best points haul for several Grand Prix. The Frenchman was 8th both times.

Loic Larrieu survived a crash during the Saturday practice heat but was lowly placed in the gate for Sunday. The teenager, who took his first podium two weeks ago in France, had to retire from the motos after wrenching his right wrist on one of the steep down-hills.

Last week the potency of the YZ250F was again proved in the high-profile European Championship as Christophe Charlier and Klemen Gercar took the first two positions on the podium at the Bulgarian round of the series (Charlier going 1-1 and leads the standings by 33 points). The French youngster has won 8 from 10 motos and 4 rounds from 5 to thoroughly stamp his name on the competition.

Still in search of his first rostrum celebration this season, Guarneri nevertheless has remained very regular and is 3rd in the world championship. Aubin is 7th with 3C Racing’s Manuel Monni in 9th spot.

Utag’s Zach Osborne was practicing last week and will attempt another return at the following meeting after recovering further from his broken left scaphoid.

The Grand Prix of Latvia at Kegums will take place next weekend for round ten of the series.

Davide Guarneri, Yamaha Monster Energy Ricci MX Team, 6th:

“It was a strange day. I made two bad starts. In the first moto I was fast and came back to fourth but Boog was too far away to get third place. In the second moto I was outside the top ten at the start but pushed hard in the first to laps to reach eighth before I had a crash and was back down to 14th. Once I passed one or two more people there was a huge gap to the next rider. At the moment I cannot get past having one good and then one average moto; once I can get this to change then we will be on the podium.”

Nico Aubin, Yamaha Monster Energy Ricci MX Team, 8th:

“I did not ride badly on the bike and I tried not to make any mistakes. I had two good starts but was pushed a little to the inside and could not make the top three. We had worked on the carburetion of the bike and it was fast this weekend; it seemed to work better for the start. Overall the result is not good but I feel that these two steady races are a move in the right direction.”