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Further frustration for Coppins in Latvia

Tuesday 29 June 2010, 8:57AM
By Josh "Lizzard" Coppins
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This past weekend saw Josh Coppins and his fellow MX1 GP stars head to Kegums in Latvia for rounds 9 of the World Championship. Dry plus hot conditions greeted the riders and as the racing progressed the circuit became very challenging for all.

In the first MX1 moto Coppins pulled a decent start, rounding the opening lap inside the top 15. Feeling good on the bike Coppins battled it out with Goncalves, Swanepoel and Strijbos, ultimately finishing the 35 minute and 2 lap moto in 14th position.

The second moto would see another solid start for the number 6 Aprilia, as Coppins quickly settled into a good rhythm. Mid way through, whilst battling with Strijbos, the chain came off the bike putting an end to the race for the frustrated New Zealander.

Josh gave his thoughts on the weekend:”The track was really good this weekend, very rough and bumpy but I enjoyed it and felt comfortable with the bike in the first race. The second moto was pretty frustrating though, I was having a decent race when the chain came off."

The MX1 World Championship now heads to Sweden for Round 10 in Uddevalla next weekend.

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Results

MX1 Race 1
1 Desalle, Clement BEL Suzuki
2 Bobryshev, Evgeny RUS Honda
3 Ramon, Steve BEL Suzuki
4 Cairoli, Antonio ITA KTM
5 Philippaerts, David ITA Yamaha
6 Boog, Xavier FRA Kawasaki
7 Nagl, Maximilian GER KTM
8 Guarneri, Davide ITA Honda
9 Leok, Tanel EST Honda
10 de Dycker, Ken BEL Yamaha
11 Goncalves, Rui POR KTM
12 Albertson, Jimmy USA Honda
13 Boissiere, Anthony FRA TM
14 Coppins, Joshua NZL Aprilia
15 Swanepoel, Gareth RSA Honda

MX1 Race 2
1 Cairoli, Antonio ITA KTM
2 Desalle, Clement BEL Suzuki
3 Ramon, Steve BEL Suzuki
4 Bobryshev, Evgeny RUS Honda
5 Boog, Xavier FRA Kawasaki
6 Philippaerts, David ITA Yamaha
7 Nagl, Maximilian GER KTM
8 Leok, Tanel EST Honda
9 Goncalves, Rui POR KTM
10 Guarneri, Davide ITA Honda
11 Boissiere, Anthony FRA TM
12 Swanepoel, Gareth RSA Honda
13 Strijbos, Kevin BEL Suzuki
14 de Dycker, Ken BEL Yamaha
15 Walkner, Matthias AUT KTM

GP Overall:
1 Desalle, Clement BEL Suzuki 47
2 Cairoli, Antonio ITA KTM 43
3 Ramon, Steve BEL Suzuki 40
4 Bobryshev, Evgeny RUS Honda 40
5 Boog, Xavier FRA Kawasaki 31
6 Philippaerts, David ITA Yamaha 31
7 Nagl, Maximilian GER KTM 28
8 Leok, Tanel EST Honda 25
9 Guarneri, Davide ITA Honda 24
10 Goncalves, Rui POR KTM 22
11 Boissiere, Anthony FRA TM 18
12 de Dycker, Ken BEL Yamaha 18
13 Swanepoel, Gareth RSA Honda 15
14 Strijbos, Kevin BEL Suzuki 13
15 Albertson, Jimmy USA Honda 9
17 Coppins, Joshua NZL Aprilia 7

MX1 World Championship standings:
1 Cairoli, A. ITA 384
2 Desalle, C. BEL 323
3 Philippaerts, D. ITA 298
4 Ramon, Steve BEL 277
5 Nagl, M. GER 276
6 de Dycker, Ken BEL 269
7 Boog, Xavier FRA 248
8 Leok, Tanel EST 207
9 Bobryshev, E. RUS 189
10 Guarneri, D. ITA 189
11 Boissiere, A. FRA 134
12 Strijbos, K. BEL 134
13 Swanepoel, G. RSA 126
14 Coppins, J. NZL 120
15 Goncalves, Rui POR 104

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