HUSQVARNA RACING WEEKEND REPORT AND RESULTS! 2/10/2014

10.02.2014


DOUBLE PODIUM FOR TODD WATERS AT INTERNAZIONALE D’ITALIA SERIES IN SICILY
RED BULL ICE ONE HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING’S TODD WATERS DELIVERED AN IMPRESSIVE PERFORMANCE AT ROUND TWO OF THE INTERNAZIONALI D’ITALIA SERIES IN SICILY, SECURING A DOUBLE PODIUM RESULT ABOARD HIS FC450.

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Sixth fastest in the morning’s qualification, Waters didn’t waste any time in putting himself towards the front of the field in the opening MX1 race. Feeling comfortable on the hard packed terrain, he ended lap one in third position. After a close battle with Davide Guarneri, the Australian moved up to second and held that position for the majority of the race. But as they entered the closing stages, Waters was unable to hold off a late charge from Jeremy Van Horebeek and had to settle for third.


018_Int2_Waters_53dfa51536.jpgWorking his way inside the top five at the end of lap two, Rattray set about closing in on his teammate. Moving up to fourth with just five laps to go, the Husqvarna rider reduced the gap. But with Waters holding strong, Rattray crossed the line just one-second behind him in fourth.


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With his confidence high, Waters set about claiming a repeat result in the combined MX1/MX2 Elite final. Rounding lap one in fourth, he quickly disposed of Samuel Zeni to take third. Engaged in a fierce battle for the final step of the podium with Davide Guarneri, the Husqvarna rider found a way back past his rival in the closing stages of the race to secure third. Delivering a determined ride, Rattray worked his way from seventh position on lap one to place fifth.


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Todd Waters – Red Bull Ice One Husqvarna Factory Racing MX1: “It feels fantastic to come away with two podium results in Sicily. I’m happy for myself but also for the team – the hard work we’ve put in is beginning to show. The MX1 race went quite well. I got a good start and that made the difference for me. After a couple of laps I worked my way into second and even set the fastest lap of the race. But towards the end I made a couple of mistakes and slipped back to third. In the Elite race I got into third early on and set about putting a solid race together. To end the day with two third place results is great – I really enjoyed it.”


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Tyla Rattray – Red Bull Ice One Husqvarna Factory Racing MX1: “I’m pretty pleased with the outcome of today. I would have liked a stronger finish in each race but on a track that was difficult to pass on I’m happy with fourth and fifth. The conditions were the complete opposite to last weekend – hard packed and fast – but my Husqvarna worked great. Overall it’s been a another important step forward in building towards the first GP of the season next month.”


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Antti Pyrhönen (Team Manager) Ice One Husqvarna Factory Racing: “I think the team can be proud of what we achieved today. Both riders rode great and put in some determined rides. It was great to see Todd secure a double podium – it’s really lifted his confidence. Coming to Europe and learning to race new tracks is not easy but he’s proved again that he’s more than up to the task. With the track the way it was, starts were key and Tyla suffered with his. It was tough to overtake so he rode smart and put in two good results.”


Results - Campionati Internazionale D’Italia Motocross, Rnd2


MX1


1. Antonio Cairoli (KTM) 17 laps, 30:24.158; 2. Jeremy Van Horebeek (Yamaha) 17 laps, 30:38.998; 3. Todd Waters (Husqvarna) 17 laps, 30:42.0994. Tyla Rattray (Husqvarna) 17 laps, 30:43.721; 5. David Philippaerts (Yamaha) 17 laps, 31:28.086…


Elite


1. Antonio Cairoli (KTM) 16 laps, 28:55.144; 2. Jeremy Van Horebeek (Yamaha) 16 laps, 29:13.168; 3. Todd Waters (Husqvarna) 16 laps, 29:17.124; 4. Davide Guarneri 16 laps, 29:18.681; 5. Tyla Rattray (Husqvarna) 16 laps, 29:34.678


Championship Standings (After Rnd1)


MX1


1. Antonio Cairoli (KTM) 240pts; 2. Jeremy Van Horebeek (Yamaha) 180pts; 3. Todd Waters (Husqvarna) 135pts; 4. Tyla Rattray 125pts…


Elite


1. Antonio Cairoli (KTM) 240pts; 2. Jeremy Van Horebeek (Yamaha) 200pts; 3. Todd Waters (Husqvarna) 125pts; 4. Tyla Rattray (Husqvarna) 125pts2


 

10.02.2014

 

ALFREDO GOMEZ SECURES PODIUM RESULT IN SPAIN

BEL RAY HUSQVARNA ENDURO FACTORY RIDER ALFREDO GOMEZ DELIVERS A HEROIC PERFORMANCE AT THE PENULTIMATE ROUND OF THE SUPERENDURO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP IN BARCELONA, SPAIN TO FINISH THIRD OVERALL.

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Just over one week after an operation to have his Appendix removed, Gomez put his Husqvarna FE 350 on the third step of the podium to the delight of his home support. Ensuring the penultimate round of the series was one to remember for Husqvarna Motorcycles, Joakim Ljunggren placed fifth overall while in the Junior class Jamie McCanney ended his night third overall.

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Despite being in some discomfort, Gomez produced a determined performance inside the Palau Sant Jordi stadium. Third fastest in the Super Pole qualifying session, the Spaniard led early in Final #1 until he slipped back to third. Regaining composure, the Husqvarna rider fought his way back into second – a position he held until the chequered flag.

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Struggling to make progress in the reversed start for Final #2, Gomez could fair no better than seventh. Knowing that a chance of a podium result was still on the cards, the Spaniard ended Final #3 in third place to claim his second top three result of the series.

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Switching to the TE 300 two-stroke for Barcelona, Ljunggren enjoyed one of his strongest performances of the season. Comfortably placing inside the top five in each of the night’s Finals, the Swede ended his event in a solid fifth overall. Hoping to build on his winning result from the GP of Mexico, France’s Mathias Bellino was unable to recreate his impressive form. Carding a 7-8-6 result the SuperEnduro rookie finished in sixth position overall.

 

In the Junior category, McCanney was a model of consistency. Recording two third place results, the Manx youngster earn a well-deserved third overall.

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The FIM SuperEnduro World Championship concludes with the sixth and final round of the series in Tours, France on February 22.

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Alfredo Gomez (Prestige – 3rd): “I came here not knowing if I would be able to race so to come away with a podium result is amazing for me. My objective was to take it one race at a time and see how I progressed. Starts were the key and I got a great one in Final #1. I led for a bit but slipped back to third. Somehow I found a better rhythm and got back up to second. That set the tone for the rest of the night. Overall it’s an incredible feeling to finish third – I’m so happy.”

 

Jamie McCanney (Junior – 3rd): “I’ve been struggling a bit with a winter cold before I came here so to come away with a top three result is rewarding. Throughout the night I rode well – I found a better line in the rocks and was very fast there, but for some reason I just wasn’t able to make it count and finish second. I’ll take third though – I’m pleased with that.”

Joakim Ljunggren (Prestige – 5th): “I think that was the best I have ridden all season. Switching to the TE 300 for this race made a massive difference. I’m a tall guy and the bike suits me better. I had three consistent rides and was in the hunt all the time.”

Mathias Bellino (Prestige – 6th): “I have tendonitis in my wrist and it hurts when I ride. During the night I tried to ride as smooth and fast as possible but the track was so slippery in places that it wasn’t possible. It’s unfortunate because I felt like I could build on my result from Mexico. But with one more round left in France I hope to end the season on a high there.”

 

FIM SuperEnduro World Championship, Rnd5

Prestige

Overall Event Classification

1. Taddy Blazusiak (KTM) 62pts; 2. Jonny Walker (KTM) 48pts; 3. Alfredo Gomez (Husqvarna) 42pts; 4. David Knight (Sherco) 41pts; 5. Joakim Ljunggren (Husqvarna) 37pts; 6. Mathias Bellino (Husqvarna) 27pt… 9. Kornel Nemeth (Husqvarna) 19pts… 12. Xavi Leon (Husqvarna) 13pts… 15. Jaume Betriu (Husqvarna) 9pts

Final #1

1. Taddy Blazusiak (KTM) 7 laps, 7:09.598; 2. Alfredo Gomez (Husqvarna) 7 laps, 7:10.869; 3. David Knight (Sherco) 7 laps, 7:12.667; 4. Joakim Ljunggren (Husqvarna) 7 laps, 7:17.819; 5. Jonny Walker (KTM) 7 laps, 7:26.278… 7. Mathias Bellino (Husqvarna) 7 laps, 7:42.834… 12. Xavi Leon (Husqvarna) 7 laps, 8:15.551… 14. Kornel Nemeth (Husqvarna) 7 laps, 8:50.877; 15. Jaume Betriu (Husqvarna) 6 laps, 7:31.202

Final #2

1. Taddy Blazusiak (KTM) 7 laps, 7:02.049; 2. Jonny Walker (KTM) 7 laps, 7:16.767; 3. David Knight (Sherco) 7 laps, 7:18.534; 4. Kornel Nemeth (Husqvarna) 7 laps, 7:21.726; 5. Joakim Ljunggren (Husqvarna) 7 laps, 7:29.137… 7. Alfredo Gomez (Husqvarna) 7 laps, 7:32.944; 8. Mathias Bellino (Husqvarna) 7 laps, 7:37.023; 9. Xavi Leon (Husqvarna) 7 laps, 7:39.545… Juame Betriu (Husqvarna) 7 laps, 8:01.573

Final #3

1. Taddy Blazusiak (KTM) 7 laps, 6:58.077; 2. Jonny Walker (KTM) 7 laps, 7:09.991; 3. Alfredo Gomez (Husqvarna) 7 laps, 7:13.787; 4. Joakim Ljunggren (Husqvarna) 7 laps, 7:17.187; 5. David Knight (Sherco) 7 laps, 7:22.325; 6. Mathias Bellino (Husqvarna) 7 laps, 7:37.137… 12. Kornel Nemeth (Husqvarna) 6 laps, 7:31.408; 13. Jaume Betriu (Husqvarna) 6 laps, 7:37.548; 14. Xavi Leon (Husqvarna) 6 laps, 7:39.554

Junior

Event Classification

1. Andreas Linusson (KTM) 40pts; 2. Giacomo Redondi (Beta) 30pts; 3. Jamie McCanney (Husqvarna) 30pts; 4. Magnus Thor (KTM) 26pts; 5. Jesper Borjesson (Husqvarna) 22pts… 9. Rob Johnson (Husqvarna) 13pts; 10. Tim Apolle (Husqvarna) 13pts;

Final #1

1. Andreas Linusson (KTM) 7 laps, 7:30.572; 2. Giacomo Redondi (Beta) 7 laps, 7:37.940; 3. Jamie McCanney (Husqvarna) 7 laps, 7:38.764; 4. Eloi Salsench (KTM) 7 laps, 7:50.409; 5. Jesper Borjesson (Husqvarna) 7 laps, 8:11.901… 9. Tim Apolle (Husqvarna) 7 laps, 8:38.792; 10. Rob Johnson (Husqvarna) 6 laps, 7:47.501

Final #2

1. Andreas Linusson (KTM) 7 laps, 7:39.901; 2. Magnus Thor (KTM) 7 laps, 7:54.970; 3. Jamie McCanney (Husqvarna) 7 laps, 7:57.286; 4. Giacomo Redondi (Beta) 7 laps, 8:11.387; 5. Jesper Borjesson (Husqvarna) 7 laps, 8:21.968… 9. Rob Johnson (Husqvarna) 6 laps, 7:41.382; 10. Tim Apolle (Husqvarna) 6 laps, 7:53.823

 

Chilly White from Enduro360.com did this pretty cool after race video of 

Graham Jarvis King of Motos TE300 race bike.

 

Checkout the set-up... pretty simple.

Edited by HuskyRips

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