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MOTOREX Racing Report 2013 EN

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MOTOCROSS Photo:©Sarah Gutierrez EMX2 Valentin Guillod is European champion Young Swiss racer Valentin Guillod won the last EMX250 final in Lierop and with it the EMX250 title. Guillod was the best Swiss competitor at the Motocross of Nations in Teutschenthal. He took a strong eighth place in the MX1 standings. MX1 Kawasaki star Gautier Paulin: Victory in the lion’s den Gautier Paulin, another MOTOREX rider, worked his way up to become serial world champion Antonio Cairoli’s biggest challenger in the MX1 world championship season. In the course of the spring, the Kawasaki Racing Team’s clever Frenchman increasingly became one with his Kawasaki KX 450 F and rose to challenge his rival. Paulin celebrated his greatest triumph of the season at the Italian Grand Prix, winning a sensational duel with Cairoli in Maggiora. And the Frenchman snatched victory on Cairoli’s own home turf. The 23-year-old chalked up a further two Grand Prix wins in Bulgaria and Portugal. Only a serious tumble at the German Grand Prix kept the Kawasaki star from ending the season in fifth place in the world championship, when concussion forced Paulin to take a break. But next year will find Paulin on the attack in the front ranks. Photo:©www.valentinguillod.com MIX » KTM Sarholz Racing rider Dennis Ulrich triumphed in the ADAC MX Masters and now holds the title of International German Motocross Champion. » Kilian Auberson triumphed in the Swiss MX 2 Championships to capture the 2013 championship title. » Philippe Dupasquier won the Swiss Supermoto Prestige Class Championship for the fifth time, defending his title as Swiss Supermoto Champion. » 6

AMA MOTOCROSS + SUPERCROSS Photo:© KTM Images / S. Cudby AMA Supercross & Motocross ROCZEN TAKES TITLE, STEWART VICTORIOUS 2013 was the year of a great duel on the American 250cc motocross scene: Ken Roczen vs. Eli Tomac. The German sensation grabbed his first title in the United States in spring 2013, when he became Supercross Lites champion. Not until the finale in Las Vegas did the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team’s star manage to wrest victory in the duel with Tomac. After scoring an MX2 World Championship title in 2011, Roczen moved to the United States. The SX title was a further milestone in his still-young career. The next would follow in the summer’s outdoor season. But Tomac had scored successes of his own in the meantime, leaving the 19-yearold from Thuringia to console himself with the runnerup place. Photo:© Jake Klingensmith His teammate on the KTM 450 SX-F, Ryan Dungey, was also unequal to the unchained Ryan Villopoto in the premier class and was unable to defend his title from the previous year. James Stewart was the only one to elbow his way into the battle of the two Ryans. The Suzuki-Yoshimura rider trounced Villopoto and Dungey in Spring Creek, his first win in an outdoor daily classification in over a year. After suffering a late-season injury, Stewart left the championship early to take 5th place in the AMA Motocross and begin preparing for the Supercross season. With success too: he beat the assembled US elite at the Monster Energy Cup in Las Vegas! KTM rider Ryan Dungey not only took 2nd place in the AMA Motocross Championship in the 450 class, he also grabbed 3rd place in the AMA Supercross Championship. His teammate Marvin Musquin captured 2nd place in the AMA Supercross Championship and 3rd place in the Motocross Championship in the 250 class. 7

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