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MOTOREX Racing Report 2013 EN

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MOTOCROSS Photos:©KTM Imges / S. Taglioni MX1 Ken de Dycker: The giant feels the thrill of victory Ken de Dycker is the steady rock on the Red Bull KTM factory team. The taciturn Belgian is the perfect complement to his world champion teammate Antonio Cairoli. The hulking motocross habitué had his best season ever in 2013, ending up in third place in the MX1 World Championship behind Cairoli and Clément Desalle with an impressive 605 points. On the way there, he scored victories in two races and stood on the Grand Prix podium six times. For five of those times, de Dycker held second place! The 29-year-old also became Belgian champion and crowned his season in Teutschenthal with a victory for the Belgian team in the Motocross of Nations. The reliable Belgian will continue to ride alongside KTM star Cairoli in 2014. 4

MOTOCROSS Photos:©KTM Imges / Ray Archer / www.jeffreyherlings.eu MX2 Jeffrey Herlings defends his MX2 crown Redefining dominance There was only one question to be answered during the 2013 MX2 World Championship season: who would come in second behind Jeffrey Herlings? The Dutchman delivered an unparalleled series of victories, capturing his second MX2 World Championship title at the tender age of 19. There was never any doubt that the prodigy of the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team would retain his title. Herlings won 15 of the 17 Grand Prix competitions and 28 out of 34 races! At the very start of the season in Qatar the teenager declared, „I want to win every race this season.“ At the time, such utter dominance seemed impossible, but Herlings won some of his races from far behind after taking a tumble or from a bad starting position after blundering in a few qualifying runs. of the 15 Grand Prix competitions in which he competed. A shoulder injury kept him out of the races in Belgium and the UK, but by then his world championship title was already in the bag. With 14 wins, the KTM 250 SX-F rider has also set a new record for successive Grand Prix triumphs. Herlings will remain world MX2 champion for another year, with no real challenger in view. France’s Jordi Tixier is runner-up in the 2013 Motocross MX2 World Championship. Jose A. Burton of the KTM Silver Action Team takes third in the MX2 World Championship. In the entire season, the world champion failed to win only one MX2 race in which he competed. This was in Sweden. He experienced another „defeat“ in Brazil, where he failed to clinch the top MX2 spot in the multiclass Super Final. The Grand Prix wins in Sweden and Brazil did go to Herlings, who triumphed in every one Photo:©KTM Imges / Acevedo J.P. 5

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