Dunn, Charboneau, and Moreau top EMX in Switzerland

Jed Beaton 5th overall in EMX250, taking second in Race 2; Caleb Grothues 31-21


The European Motocross Championship classes of EMX250, EMX300 Presented by FMF Racing, and EMX125 Presented by FMF Racing took over the early stages of Sunday.

Morgan Lesiardo
Morgan Lesiardo leads the EMX250

On their second day of racing in Switzerland Bud Racing Monster Energy’s Tristan Charboneau, GL12’s James Dunn, and Bud Racing Monster Energy’s Brian Moreau took victories. The biggest victory however was that of Brad Anderson who was crowned 2017 EMX300 Presented by FMF Champion.


EMX250

In EMX250 race BUD Racing Monster Energy’s Tristan Charboneau took his third consecutive race this season leading every lap ahead of F&H Racing Team’s Ruben Fernandez and Filip Neugebauer. Charbobeau’s BUD Racing Monster Energy teammate Marshal Weltin took fourth ahead of Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Morgan Lesiardo.

Tristan Charboneau
Tristan Charboneau

Race 2 started well for Charboneau again with the lead but he would begin to fade back on lap 7 while Lesiardo returned to his early season form. Lesiardo took the lead and only a lap later Carglass Honda Racing’s Jed beaton passed Charboneau for second.

Frenchman and Honda Redmoto rider Mathys Boisrame ran 4th every lap of the 2nd race expect the first where he was 5th. After Boisrame left the fifth spot many riders shifted in and out of the position but in the end fellow Frenchman Team DIGA-Procross’ rider Adrien Malaval took the spot.

Mathys Boisrame
Mathys Boisrame

Prior points leader Yamaha SM Action’s Simone Furlotti fell in both races and would not finish race 2. In the overall podium it was Charboneau taking his second win in a row, Lesiardo second and Boisrame third.

Aussie Jed Beaton took fifth overall after an extremely strong second place in Race 2, while fellow Aussie Caleb Grothues took a 31-21 result across the two races.

Jed Beaton
Jed Beaton
EMX250 Race 1 Top Ten
  1. Tristan Charboneau (USA, Kawasaki), 29:37.647
  2. Ruben Fernandez (ESP, Kawasaki), +0:05.973
  3. Filip Neugebauer (CZE, Kawasaki), +0:12.540
  4. Marshal Weltin (USA, Kawasaki), +0:12.757
  5. Morgan Lesiardo (ITA, Kawasaki), +0:16.710
  6. Mathys Boisrame (FRA, Honda), +0:18.833
  7. Adrien Malaval (FRA, Husqvarna), +0:34.133
  8. Natanael Bres (FRA, KTM), +0:35.729
  9. Todd Kellett (GBR, Husqvarna), +0:36.231
  10. Jere Haavisto (FIN, KTM), +0:40.201
EMX250 Race 2 Top Ten
  1. Morgan Lesiardo (ITA, Kawasaki), 30:42.823
  2. Jed Beaton (AUS, Honda), +0:04.017
  3. Tristan Charboneau (USA, Kawasaki), +0:21.633
  4. Mathys Boisrame (FRA, Honda), +0:34.090
  5. Adrien Malaval (FRA, Husqvarna), +0:40.592
  6. Pierre Goupillon (FRA, KTM), +0:41.860
  7. Marshal Weltin (USA, Kawasaki), +0:45.906
  8. Todd Kellett (GBR, Husqvarna), +0:46.621
  9. Alberto Forato (ITA, Honda), +0:59.365
  10. Jere Haavisto (FIN, KTM), +1:09.782
EMX250 Overall Top 10
  1. Tristan Charboneau (USA, KAW), 45 points
  2. Morgan Lesiardo (ITA, KAW), 41
  3. Mathys Boisrame (FRA, HON), 33
  4. Marshal Weltin (USA, KAW), 32
  5. Jed Beaton (AUS, HON), 31
  6. Adrien Malaval (FRA, HUS), 30
  7. Ruben Fernandez (ESP, KAW), 30
  8. Pierre Goupillon (FRA, KTM), 25
  9. Todd Kellett (GBR, HUS), 25
  10. Jere Haavisto (FIN, KTM), 22
EMX250 Championship Top 10
  1. Morgan Lesiardo (ITA, KAW), 268 points
  2. Simone Furlotti (ITA, YAM), 242
  3. Alberto Forato (ITA, HON), 192
  4. Ruben Fernandez (ESP, KAW), 192
  5. Marshal Weltin (USA, KAW), 175
  6. Jago Geerts (BEL, KTM), 171
  7. Ken Bengtson (SWE, YAM), 170
  8. Tristan Charboneau (USA, KAW), 159
  9. Mathys Boisrame (FRA, HON), 157
  10. Miro Sihvonen (FIN, KTM), 126

EMX125

In EMX125 Presented by FMF Racing it was the 125cc Junior World Champion Gianluca Facchetti who took the race 1 win just ahead of BUD Racing Monster Energy’s Brian Strubhart Moreau.

Brian Strubhart Moreau
Brian Strubhart Moreau

Both Facchetti and Moreau started, rode every lap, and finished in the same position. Behind Moreau and Facchetti was last week’s winner, IceOne Husqvarna Racing rider Mikkel Haarup. Haarup started 5th and from that point worked his way past both TM Racing Factory Team’s Mattia Guadagnini and Thibault Benistant.

The hard charger in race one was Kini KTM Junior Racing’s Rene Hofer who came from 9th place to finish in the final spot of the top five just ahead of Benistant in 6th.

Race 2 started with the lead for Alessandro Manucci but 2 laps later it was taken away by Moreau. From there the #225 rode a smart race ahead of Gianluca Facchetti and Manucci. Creeping up on the front runners was Jeremy Sydow, but it was a little too late as Moreau crossed the finish line 15 seconds ahead of Facchetti and then Manucci.

Gianluca Facchetti
Gianluca Facchetti

Running fifth 1 minute and 3 seconds off the lead was Rene Hofer. The overall went to Moreau event though he split wins with Facchetti he took the better result in race 2 as a tiebreaker. Mattia Guadagnini’s strong rides took the final spot on the podium, his first of his career and it came only a week after not qualifying for Lommel.

EMX125 Presented by FMF Racing Race 1 Top Ten
  1. Gianluca Facchetti (ITA, Husqvarna), 30:07.077
  2. Brian Strubhart Moreau (FRA, KTM), +0:02.295
  3. Mikkel Haarup (DEN, Husqvarna), +0:06.287
  4. Mattia Guadagnini (ITA, TM), +0:31.671
  5. Rene Hofer (AUT, KTM), +0:32.854
  6. Thibault Benistant (FRA, Yamaha), +0:42.014
  7. Jeremy Sydow (GER, KTM), +0:46.257
  8. Maxime Charlier (FRA, Husqvarna), +1:09.560
  9. Sergi Notario (ESP, KTM), +1:11.751
  10. Petr Polak (CZE, KTM), +1:13.965
EMX125 Presented by FMF Racing Race 2 Top Ten
  1. Brian Strubhart Moreau (FRA, KTM), 31:51.149
  2. Gianluca Facchetti (ITA, Husqvarna), +0:15.026
  3. Alessandro Manucci (ITA, Husqvarna), +0:24.820
  4. Jeremy Sydow (GER, KTM), +0:32.012
  5. Rene Hofer (AUT, KTM), +1:02.590
  6. Mattia Guadagnini (ITA, TM), +1:04.383
  7. Emilio Scuteri (ITA, KTM), +1:10.576
  8. Raivo Dankers (NED, KTM), +1:20.931
  9. Kevin Horgmo (NOR, KTM), +1:26.987
  10. Thibault Benistant (FRA, Yamaha), +1:31.454
EMX125 Presented by FMF Racing Overall Top 10
  1. Brian Strubhart Moreau (FRA, KTM), 47 points
  2. Gianluca Facchetti (ITA, HUS), 47
  3. Mattia Guadagnini (ITA, TM), 33
  4. Jeremy Sydow (GER, KTM), 32
  5. Rene Hofer (AUT, KTM), 32
  6. Thibault Benistant (FRA, YAM), 26
  7. Maxime Charlier (FRA, HUS), 21
  8. Alessandro Manucci (ITA, HUS), 20
  9. Mikkel Haarup (DEN, HUS), 20
  10. Kevin Horgmo (NOR, KTM), 18
EMX125 Presented by FMF Racing Championship Top 10
  1. Brian Strubhart Moreau (FRA, KTM), 295 points
  2. Gianluca Facchetti (ITA, HUS), 276
  3. Mikkel Haarup (DEN, HUS), 260
  4. Kevin Horgmo (NOR, KTM), 230
  5. Rene Hofer (AUT, KTM), 166
  6. Sergi Notario (ESP, KTM), 151
  7. Jeremy Sydow (GER, KTM), 122
  8. Tim Edberg (SWE, YAM), 109
  9. Alessandro Manucci (ITA, HUS), 105
  10. Emilio Scuteri (ITA, KTM), 105

EMX300

The last race of the Saturday was EMX300 Presented by FMF Racing and it could have been the championship deciding race but it had to wait until today.

James Dunn
James Dunn

The GL12 Racing Teammates of James Dunn and Mike Kras went 1st and 2nd in race 1 while the championship leader, Brad Anderson, finished third after struggling early and coming back from outside the top 20. Behind the top three was iFly JK Racing’s Manuel Iacopi and Revolution Racing team’s Thomas Marini.

Race 2 was going perfect for Kras as he led Kenny Vandueren the first 5 laps but just after crossing the finish jump on to start lap 6 his bike gave up on him. Vandueren then took the lead for a lap before Race 1 winner James Dunn took it away.

On a mission however was championship leader Brad Anderson who started 6th but worked his way to the back of Dunn and passed him for the race win claiming the title of 2017 EMX300 Presented by FMF Racing Champion.

Brad Anderson
Brad Anderson

In the overall Dunn took the win over Anderson, Vandueren, Iacopi, and Erik Willems.

EMX300 Presented by FMF Racing Race 1 Top Ten
  1. James Dunn (GBR, KTM), 30:18.803
  2. Mike Kras (NED, KTM), +0:19.094
  3. Brad Anderson (GBR, KTM), +0:27.974
  4. Manuel Iacopi (ITA, Yamaha), +0:29.737
  5. Thomas Marini (SMR, Husqvarna), +0:50.014
  6. Kenny Vandueren (BEL, KTM), +0:54.987
  7. Erik Willems (BEL, Husqvarna), +0:56.879
  8. Andero Lusbo (EST, Yamaha), +0:57.701
  9. Alessio Della Mora (ITA, Husqvarna), +1:28.943
  10. Andrea Gorini (SMR, KTM), +1:30.954
EMX300 Presented by FMF Racing Race 2 Top Ten
  1. Brad Anderson (GBR, KTM), 30:31.957
  2. James Dunn (GBR, KTM), +0:00.510
  3. Kenny Vandueren (BEL, KTM), +0:23.497
  4. Greg Smets (BEL, KTM), +0:43.768
  5. Manuel Iacopi (ITA, Yamaha), +0:46.616
  6. Erik Willems (BEL, Husqvarna), +0:50.235
  7. Andero Lusbo (EST, Yamaha), +0:54.081
  8. Thomas Marini (SMR, Husqvarna), +1:10.235
  9. Alessio Della Mora (ITA, Husqvarna), +1:14.283
  10. Valtteri Malin (FIN, KTM), +1:25.941
EMX300 Presented by FMF Racing Overall Top 10
  1. James Dunn (GBR, KTM), 47 points
  2. Brad Anderson (GBR, KTM), 45
  3. Kenny Vandueren (BEL, KTM), 35
  4. Manuel Iacopi (ITA, YAM), 34
  5. Erik Willems (BEL, HUS), 29
  6. Thomas Marini (SMR, HUS), 29
  7. Andero Lusbo (EST, YAM), 27
  8. Alessio Della Mora (ITA, HUS), 24
  9. Mike Kras (NED, KTM), 22
  10. Andrea Gorini (SMR, KTM), 19
EMX300 Presented by FMF Racing Championship Top 10
  1. Brad Anderson (GBR, KTM), 236 points
  2. Mike Kras (NED, KTM), 192
  3. Kenny Vandueren (BEL, KTM), 174
  4. Erik Willems (BEL, HUS), 152
  5. James Dunn (GBR, KTM), 142
  6. Andero Lusbo (EST, YAM), 134
  7. John Cuppen (NED, KTM), 100
  8. Manuel Iacopi (ITA, YAM), 99
  9. Thomas Marini (SMR, HUS), 80
  10. Valtteri Malin (FIN, KTM), 76