Loket Presents Lancelot First Round Victory of 2010LOKET (CZECH REPUBLIC), 8 August 2010 – Livia Lancelot obtained her first round victory of the season in the Czech Republic and left the FIM Women’s Motocross World Championship open to be decided in the last round of the Championship in Fermo, Italy. Second was Maria Franke, who was tied in points with the French winner after achieving her maiden heat victory, and third was red plate holder Stephanie Laier with a double second place in the races. 

KTM HDI MX’s Lancelot achieved her so expected overall victory in the penultimate round of the Championship and kept the Title drama alive as now the series can only be decided in the last round in Fermo, Italy. The French expressed her disappointment on her third place obtained on race one but thanked everybody around her for their strong support which made her self-esteem go up and help her to win the second race of the weekend, getting an eventual round victory. 

Second place went for Diga KTM’s Franke who was really satisfied with her second overall result after winning her maiden heat of her professional career and being third in race two. The German could not be on the top of the podium but she was tied in points with the French winner Lancelot. However, Franke moved two positions up in the points standings and she is now third in the Championship - 13 points behind second classified Lancelot. 

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Laier was third in Loket but she was not disappointed at all with her result as she was not riding at her top level. The German had some cramps on the right part of her arm before race two and could not even feel her fingers. After receiving some treatment she was able to race the final moto, where she finished second and managed to be third overall. The German is still leading the series with 39 points over Lancelot and is looking forward to racing in the last round of the series in Fermo and try to go out with her second World Title in a row. 

Fourth overall was German Papenmeier who did not have very good starts this weekend and could only be fourth and fifth in the races. She is now fourth in the Championship, only four points behind Franke, and is willing to race in Fermo to finish in the top three at the end of the series. 

Completing the top five was Italian Nocera, the result being a confidence booster ahead of Fermo, sixth was British Kane and seventh was Dutch De Mol. 

Italian Fontanesi could only be eighth due to her 16th position in race one on Saturday. She was involved in a crash after the start and was dropped down to 25th position, working her way up through the race. However, in the second heat Fontanesi succeeded to be fourth and hopes to race for the victory at her home round in Fermo. 


WMX Race 1 top ten: 1. Maria Franke (GER, KTM), 26:22.767; ; 2. Stephanie Laier (GER, KTM), +0:02.452; 3. Livia Lancelot (FRA, KTM), +0:04.780; 4. Larissa Papenmeier (GER, Suzuki), +1:17.688; 5. Francesca Nocera (ITA, Honda), +2:05.917; 6. Marielle De Mol (NED, Yamaha), +2:07.317; 7. Britt van der Wekken (NED, Honda), +2:13.202; 8. Sara Petterson (SWE, KTM), +2:13.715; 9. Natalie Kane (GBR, KTM), +2:18.207; 10. Marianne Veenstra (NED, Suzuki), +2:21.790; 

WMX Race 2 top ten: 1. Livia Lancelot (FRA, KTM), 24:53.058; ; 2. Stephanie Laier (GER, KTM), +0:00.575; 3. Maria Franke (GER, KTM), +0:33.438; 4. Chiara Fontanesi (ITA, Yamaha), +1:06.352; 5. Larissa Papenmeier (GER, Suzuki), +1:14.566; 6. Natalie Kane (GBR, KTM), +1:49.433; 7. Francesca Nocera (ITA, Honda), +1:50.190; 8. Elin Mann (SWE, KTM), +1:51.581; 9. Marielle De Mol (NED, Yamaha), +2:00.759; 10. Elien De Winter (BEL, KTM), +2:12.605; 

WMX Overall top ten: 1. Livia Lancelot (FRA, KTM), 45 points; 2. Maria Franke (GER, KTM), 45 p.; 3. Stephanie Laier (GER, KTM), 44 p.; 4. Larissa Papenmeier (GER, Suzuki), 34 p.; 5. Francesca Nocera (ITA, Honda), 30 p.; 6. Natalie Kane (GBR, KTM), 27 p.; 7. Marielle De Mol (NED, Yamaha), 27 p.; 8. Chiara Fontanesi (ITA, Yamaha), 26 p.; 9. Sara Petterson (SWE, KTM), 23 p.; 10. Elin Mann (SWE, KTM), 22 p.; WMX 

Championship top ten: 1. Stephanie Laier (GER, KTM), 274 points; 2. Livia Lancelot (FRA, KTM), 235 p.; 3. Maria Franke (GER, KTM), 222 p.; 4. Larissa Papenmeier (GER, Suzuki), 218 p.; 5. Chiara Fontanesi (ITA, Yamaha), 204 p.; 6. Natalie Kane (GBR, KTM), 185 p.; 7. Marielle De Mol (NED, Yamaha), 161 p.; 8. Elin Mann (SWE, KTM), 143 p.; 9. Elien De Winter (BEL, KTM), 125 p.; 10. Francesca Nocera (ITA, Honda), 108 p.; 

WMX Manufacturers: 1. KTM, 239 points; 2. Suzuki, 186 p.; 3. Yamaha, 182 p.; 4. Honda, 108 p.; 5. Kawasaki, 12 p.; 

Complete results available at www.motocrossmx1.com/reslists.aspx 

Photos available at www.motocrossmx1.com/gallery 


BONVER GP OF CZECH REPUBLIC – QUICK FACTS

Circuit length: 1586 mt
Type of ground: hard pack
Temperature: 22° C
Weather conditions: changeable, sunny and cloudy
Crowd attendance: 21000

As the whole FIM Motocross World Championship, this Grand Prix and the FIM Women’s World Championship Race 2 will be broadcast live and delayed. Click here to see schedule and coverage online.

NEXT ROUND


The FIM Women’s Motocross World Championship will get to its end in Fermo, Italy, on September 12 where Laier is very likely to be proclaimed the new World Champion. Though archrival Lancelot will not leave things easy for the German, especially after her maiden win of the season. 

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