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Splitting moto wins by going 2-1 is a nice feeling. You don’t gain any points on the rider who went 2-1, but you get the bonus, trophy and name in the papers. It’s even nicer when you are cranking off wins like clockwork like Tony Cairoli.
Splitting moto wins by going 1-2 may have the satisfaction that the guy who went 2-1 didn’t really beat you, but when you are 96 points behind him it doesn’t gain you any ground. Jeffrey Herlings is fourth in 450 GP points, but only 1 point out of third and 5 points out of second.
Who woulda thunk it? Suzuki team manager Stefano Everts gambled on unknown Arminas Jasikonis (27) last year…and it has been a hard two years. However, in Portugal, Jasikonis went 3-3 for third overall. Can he keep beating Paulin, Nagl, Gajser, Desalle Febvre and Bobryshev?
We get a little tired of seeing boats, cars and trucks parked on the infield of race tracks to pay off a sponsorship package, but since this is Fiat Fullback pickup truck we forgive them because they know not what they do—especially when it comes to pickups. Max Nagl’s not impressed.
If all goes according to plan, Jeffrey Herlings (left) and Tony Cairoli (center) will be running 0ne-two in the 450 World Championship in a few weeks. Although there isn’t another GP until July 23 in the Czech Republic. That is Jasikonis on the right.
RESULTS: 450 GRAND PRIX OF PORTUGAL 1. Antonio Cairoli…2-1 2. Jeffrey Herlings…1-2 3. Arminas Jasonikos…3-3 4. Romain Febvre…5-4 5. Max Nagl…4-5 6. Tim Gajser…8-6 7. Arnaud Tonus…9-7 8. Clement Desalle…6-10 9. Max Anstie…10-8
10. Evgeny Bobryshev……11-9
FIM 450 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS (After 12 of 19 Rounds) 1. Tony Cairoli…478 2. Clement Desalle…387 3. Gautier Paulin…383 4. Jeffrey Herlings…382 5. Tim Gajser…310 6. Romain Febvre…309 7. Max Nagl…289 8. Evgeny Bobryshev…267 9. Jeremy Van Horebeek…267
10. Arnaud Tonus…253
Splitting moto wins by going 2-1 is a nice feeling. You don’t gain any points on the rider who went 1-2, but you get the bonus, trophy and name in the papers. Unfortunately, Jeremy Sewer is 124 points behind points leader Pauls Jonass and ties won’t cut it.
Pauls Jonass just keeps keepin’ on. He has won five 250 GPs so far—sharing wins with Jeremy Seewer (4), Thomas Covington (1), Jorge Prado (1) and Thomac Kjer Olsen (1). Jonass has won almost half of the 250 GP motos so far.
RESULTS: 250 GRAND PRIX OF PORTUGAL 1. Jeremy Seewer…2-1 2. Pauls Jonass…1-2 3. Thomas Covington…3-3 4. Thomas Kjer Olsen…4-6 5. Benoit Paturel…6-4 6. Brian Bogers…7-6 7. Brent Van doninck…9-7 8. Anthony Rodriquez…10-8 9. David Herbreteau…12-10
10. Otano Larranaga…11-11
FIM 250 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS (After 12 of 19 Rounds) 1. Pauls Jonass…501 3. Thomas Kjer Olsen…377 4. Benoit Paturel…363 5. Julien Lieber…355 6. Thomas Covington…303 7. Brian Bogers…241 8. Jorge Prado…233 9. Brent Van doninck…122
10. Hunter Lawrence…199