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Josh Coppins headed off to Glen Helen Raceway in the USA this past weekend to take part in the impressive USGP Josh Coppins headed off to Glen Helen Raceway in the USA this past weekend to take part in the impressive USGP CREDIT: Josh "Lizzard" Coppins
Josh Coppins in the USGP Josh Coppins in the USGP CREDIT: Josh "Lizzard" Coppins

Mixed weekend for Coppins in USGP

Wednesday 2 June 2010, 7:04AM
By Josh "Lizzard" Coppins
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As the sole factory Aprilia entry, Josh Coppins headed off to Glen Helen Raceway in the USA this past weekend to take part in the impressive USGP.

High winds caused for the usual Saturday ‘free’ practice to be cancelled, but by mid day the winds had settled enough to get the program underway. Josh quickly got to grips with the new circuit and posted 12th place in the qualifying race.

In the first moto on Sunday Coppins suffered a bent radiator when a mistake in the opening laps took him down. With high temperatures the lack of engine cooling left ‘Lizzard’ with no option but to retire from the race.

Looking to salvage vital points for the weekend Coppins was quick out the gates in moto 2 and rounded out the opening lap just outside the top 10. Racing hard throughout ‘Lizzard’ put on an impressive charge ending the 35 minute and 2 lap race in 9th position.

‘Not finishing the first moto was a real shame because I felt good on the bike. That showed in the 2nd race and I was pumped to get a good result in that. The team had to change the whole engine between the heats, so we were pushed on time, but they did a good job in the end. The development of this bike is a huge task but we continue to improve every week so that is promising.” Commented Coppins.



Results

Moto 1

1 CAIROLI, Antonio
2 ALESSI, Mike
3 NAGL, Maximilian
4 DE DYCKER, Ken
5 DESALLE, Clement
6 BOOG, Xavier
7 RAMON, Steve
8 GUARNERI, Davide
9 LANGSTON, Grant
10 CHISOLM, Kyle
11 PHILIPPAERTS, David
12 BOBRYSHEV, Evgeny
13 STRIJBOS, Kevin
14 SWANEPOEL, Gareth

Moto 2

1 TOWNLEY, Ben
2 DESALLE, Clement
3 CAIROLI, Antonio
4 ALESSI, Mike
5 BOOG, Xavier
6 RAMON, Steve
7 GUARNERI, Davide
8 BOISSIERE, Anthony
9 COPPINS, Joshua
10 DE DYCKER, Ken
11 GONCALVES, Rui
12 CHISOLM, Kyle
13 STRIJBOS, Kevin
14 AUBIN, Nicolas
15 WALKNER, Matthias
16 SOUBEYRAS, Cedric
17 GARRISON, Bobby
18 PHILIPPAERTS, David

GP Overall

1 CAIROLI, Antonio 25 20 45
2 ALESSI, Mike 22 18 40
3 DESALLE, Clement 16 22 38
4 BOOG, Xavier 15 16 31
5 RAMON, Steve 14 15 29
6 DE DYCKER, Ken 18 11 29
7 GUARNERI, Davide 13 14 27
8 TOWNLEY, Ben - 25 25
9 CHISOLM, Kyle 11 9 20
10 NAGL, Maximilian 20 - 20
11 STRIJBOS, Kevin 8 8 16
12 GONCALVES, Rui 5 10 15
13 BOISSIERE, Anthony - 13 13
14 AUBIN, Nicolas 6 7 13
15 PHILIPPAERTS, David 10 3 13
16 COPPINS, Joshua - 12 12

World Championship Standings

1 CAIROLI, Antonio 259
2 NAGL, Maximilian 218
3 DESALLE, Clement 196
4 PHILIPPAERTS, David 184
5 DE DYCKER, Ken 174
6 RAMON, Steve 173
7 BOOG, Xavier 167
8 LEOK, Tanel 135
9 BOBRYSHEV, Evgeny 115
10 GUARNERI, Davide 111
11 COPPINS, Joshua 90
12 STRIJBOS, Kevin 86
13 POURCEL, Sebastien 75
14 BOISSIERE, Anthony 75
15 SWANEPOEL, Gareth 74


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