Red Bull Teka KTM’s Ken Roczen on Sunday soaked up all the glory at Kegums in Latvia with two clear moto victories to further advance his lead in the MX2 Championship. It was the German super kid’s fourth consecutive GP victory this season.
Factory teammate Jeffrey Herlings was on the podium in second place after two great rides. He was taken down just after the start of the first moto and found himself stranded back at 22nd in the big field. He put his head down and fought his way back to finish third, then in the second moto crossed the lone in second behind Roczen to underline that these two teenagers are the ones to dominate the championship.
The MX1 GP of Latvia was a near perfect weekend for Tony Cairoli and the Red Bull Teka KTM factory team. In fact any time, KTM reigning world champion went out on the track he was the fastest – from free practice right through to the MX1 GP motos.
Now completely fit and feeling confident, Tony has shifted up a gear in his bid to capture his fifth world championship title and this weekend’s efforts netted him a cool 50 points to extend his lead by 42 points over second placed Clement Desalle.
Tony was pushed hard by Steven Frossard in both motos but still managed to control the races and was the dominant rider of the weekend.
It was also a positive weekend for Max Nagl and while a crash at the beginning of the second moto spoilt his chances of a top place he still clearly benefited from increased confidence enhanced by changes in setup of his KTM 350. “KTM and WP did an amazing job,” he said after the race.