Lupino Finishes 11th in MX2 World Championship

Lupino Finishes 11th in MX2 World Championship

The world motocross championship came to a close at the fine Teutschenthal track in Germany. A below par Alessandro Lupino on the Husqvarna TC250R was unable to finish in the top ten. The Husqvarna Motocross Team by Ricci Racing rider came in 10th and 19th places giving him an overall 11th place in the final standings just a few points out of the top ten.

Alessandro Lupino

Alessandro Lupino

In the first event Lupino fought back from an initial 17th position getting ahead of Coldenhoff in 10th place in the overall standings. Starting out from the rear in the second event jeopardized the entire race for the Husqvarna rider on a course on which it was particularly difficult to overtake. With two laps to go Lupino had even managed to pull back to 12th place, but a mistake while attempting to pass Butron stopped the bike and he lost more than a minute restarting it, finishing the race in 19th place.

Monticelli put in his best performance so far in his first season in the world championship picking up seven points for finishes in 15th and 20th place. Next Sunday Alex Lupino joins the Italian national Motocross squad for the Motocross of Nations at Lommel in Belgium.

“A real shame!” said Alessandro Lupino. “I made mistakes in both the starts. I felt good and had shown myself to be fast yesterday. In the first race I was picking up positions well but if I hadn’t started out so far back, I would have been able to finish much better. From the start of the second race I was unable to find the pace and concentration. I couldn’t get ahead and I made too many mistakes. Then two laps from the end the bike cut out on me. I really messed up everything. I’m sorry for Husqvarna and for the team that was rooting for 10th place in this world championship. The bike has improved so much this year and I’ve given my very best.’

Monticelli

MX2 World Championship Final standings:

1. Herlings (KTM) 694,
2. Searle (Kawasaki) 651,
3.Van Horebeek (KTM) 559,
4. Nicholls (KTM) 443;
5.Tixier (KTM) 434,
5.Roelants (Kawasaki) 367,
7 Anstie (Honda) 333,
8. Butron (KTM) 263,
9 Coldenhoff (KTM) 273,
10. Ferrandis (Kawasaki) 272,
11. Lupino (Husqvarna) 262…
31 Monticelli (Husqvarna) 24.

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