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MX 2 Podium for Tyla Rattray in Bellpuig
Tyla Rattray put the KTM Red Bull Racing Team on the podium for the Grand Prix of Spain with 3rd overall in the 2nd round of the MX2 World Championships.
The MX2 KTM factory team’s result was further boosted by an overall 4th place by young teenager Tommy Searle of Britain.

“Spain is always good to me,

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The event at Bellpuig was a real test of rider endurance on Sunday with MX1 riders having to face heavy, muddy conditions after solid rain that wiped out training on Saturday. KTM Factory-supported rider Germany’s Max Nagl nevertheless had a golden day and ended on the podium in third place overall after a fifth and a second in the two motos.

Nagl gathered a total of 38 points to beat KTM factory rider Jonathan Barragan of Spain into fourth overall. Barragan, riding with a badly bruised shoulder from a training crash earlier in the week collected championship 33 points for his heroic fourth and sixth places in the two races.

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The 2007 Nokia Motocross Nationals ten round series started south in Victoria at the Victorian State Motorcycle Centre at Broadford on Sunday 15 April
2007. The opening round of the championship attracted a good crowd who enjoyed the racing on a warm day under a bright blue sky. Team BTX Racings Pro Lite rider Taylor Potter was there on his KTM 250 SXF and finished 12overall in his class.
“I had a very good day.

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In MX2 Antonio Cairoli buried the bad memories of his DNF at the 2006 Spanish round at Bellpuig with an inspiring chase of Christophe Pourcel that had the crowd cheering his efforts. In both races the 2005 World Champion experimented with different trajectories in order to shrink large margins to the escaping Pourcel. He challenged the Frenchman on the last lap of Moto one but made a mistake and opted for second place several corners before the flag. In the second race he caught up some fifteen seconds to the Kawasaki rider and gunned his YZ250F to make his three best laps of the race in the last three circulations to push his way into the lead. His emphatic celebrations - he dropped his machine and stood on it to wave and acknowledge the spectators - after the finish line showed just how much the achievement meant to him. >

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The Grand Prix of Spain at a sunny Bellpuig circuit in Catalunya for the second round of the FIM Motocross World Championship has been a memorable day for Yamaha with Josh Coppins winning both motos in the MX1 class, for his second consecutive success with the YZ450FM. Antonio Cairoli won a thrilling duel with World Champ Christophe Pourcel on the last lap of the second MX2 moto to seal his second GP victory in a row, watched by an appreciative 22,300 crowd.

The 2007 campaign is only two events old but already Yamaha remain unbeaten thanks to the talents of the New Zealander and Sicilian respectively. The weather could not have been more varied in the north-east of the country. The huge swing from dark clouds and never-ending rain on Saturday to the sunny skies and high temperatures on Sunday afternoon caused the track to change from a swamp to a rutted and very bumpy prospect that made overtaking tricky because of the emphasis on a single line.

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