Clement Desalle and Jeffrey Herlings claim victory at the sixth round of the FIM Motocross World Championship in Portugal. Desalle’s win means he keeps the red series leader’s plate while Herlings leapfrogs team-mate Ken Roczen to the front of the MX2 standings after the German DNFs race two.

Desalle dominates the whole weekend, winning the MX1 qualifying race and both points-paying races. Second overall is Antonio Cairoli and third is Evgeny Bobryshev.
Jeffrey Herlings obtains his third overall win in the MX2 class with Gautier Paulin second and Zach Osborne third.



Rockstar Energy Suzuki World MX1’s Desalle’s third overall victory of the season means he’s still leading the MX1 championship with 12 points difference over Antonio Cairoli. Red Bull Teka KTM Factory Racing MX1’s defending champ Cairoli is second overall and comes close to obtaining another GP victory. Cairoli gets the fastest lap in the second heat and he is very close to overtaking Desalle in both motos.

Honda World Motocross’ Bobryshev achieves his second podium of the season thanks to his two fourth positions. The Russian takes the Lovemytime holeshot award in the first heat.

His team-mate Rui Gonçalves finishes seventh in the first heat but he succeeds in being third in the second one and he ends with a solid overall fourth position in his home GP. Gonçalves takes the holeshot in the second race.

Monster Energy Yamaha’s Frossard finishes third first time out but things did not start well for the French rider in the second one and he has to fight his way through from 18th up to seventh. He sits third in the series, 36 points behind Desalle.


Red Bull Teka KTM Factory Racing MX2’s Herlings obtains his third overall victory of the season and he also becomes the new red plate holder in the MX2 championship. Herlings is not able to win any of the races but his consistency hands him the overall win.

Monster Energy Yamaha’s Paulin is on the second step of the podium and he is still fifth in the championship but just two points behind fourth-placed Osborne.

The third overall goes to Bike-it Cosworth Wild Wolf Yamaha’s Osborne who finishes tight in points with Paulin. Osborne’s suffering from chest pains but the American digs deep to get on the podium.

CLS Monster Energy Kawasaki Pro Circuit’s Max Anstie battles for a podium in the opening moto but ends up fourth. Seventh second time out, Max takes fourth overall and holds sixth in the standings. Completing the top five is Arnaud Tonus from Bike-it Cosworth Wild Wolf Yamaha thanks to his 11-4 result.

Tommy Searle wins the second race but after getting trackside fencing caught in his rear wheel in the first heat while battling with Anstie he’s forced to DNF. Roczen wins the first MX2 heat but he crashes hard at the beginning of the second race and cannot continue.

Series standings

1       Clement Desalle (BEL Suzuki)       249

2       Antonio Cairoli (ITA KTM)     237

3       Steven Frossard (FRA Yamaha)    213

4       Maximilian Nagl (GER KTM)192

5       Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS Honda)   177

6       Rui Goncalves (POR   Honda)       167

7       David Philippaerts (ITA Yamaha)   161

8       Xavier Boog (FRA Kawasaki)         137

9       Jonathan Barragan (ESP Kawasaki)        136

10     Kevin Strijbos (BEL Suzuki)  134


1       Jeffrey Herlings (NED KTM) 257 points

2       Ken Roczen (GER KTM)      251

3       Tommy Searle (GBR Kawasaki)    224

4       Zachary Osborne (USA Yamaha)   198

5       Gautier Paulin (FRA Yamaha)        196

6       Max Anstie (GBR Kawasaki)167

7       Arnaud Tonus (SUI Yamaha)          166

8       Harri Kullas (FIN Yamaha)     142

9       Joel Roelants (BEL KTM)     138

10     Christophe Charlier (FRA Yamaha)         130