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Factory Aprilia racer, Josh Coppins in Uddevalla Factory Aprilia racer, Josh Coppins in Uddevalla CREDIT: Josh "Lizzard" Coppins

Coppins enjoys Swedish MX GP

Tuesday 6 July 2010, 8:21AM
By Josh "Lizzard" Coppins
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Factory Aprilia racer, Josh Coppins, has scored two positive results in front of 22.000 enthusiastic spectators at round 10 of the FIM MX World championship. The Uddevalla circuit set at the foot of a picturesque rock face enables spectators prime viewing of the technical circuit.

Coppins qualified in 12th during the Saturday 20 minute moto. As the gate dropped for moto 1 Coppins did not get the jump he expected and was back in the pack left with loads of work. He put his head down and climbed the ladder to finish 11th coming from outside the top 20 at the start of the moto.

A better start in the second moto saw Coppins up in the top ten. He seemed to have 9th spot secured until a fuel pump glich lost him valuable time and he had to relinquish two positions.

“I’m pretty pleased with the day” explained Coppins. “My riding was good in both motos and I enjoyed racing in these conditions. The circuit was quite tricky after the morning rain and it was difficult to get grip and drive in most places. I love racing in front of the Swedish fans as they are really passionate about MX. I have some good memories from Uddevalla” explained Coppins.

Race results:

MX1 Race 1

1 Cairoli, Antonio ITA KTM
2 Desalle, Clement BEL Suzuki
3 Philippaerts, David ITA Yamaha
4 Ramon, Steve BEL Suzuki
5 Bobryshev, Evgeny RUS Honda
6 Nagl, Maximilian GER KTM
7 Swanepoel, Gareth RSA Honda
8 Strijbos, Kevin BEL Suzuki
9 Boog, Xavier FRA Kawasaki
10 Boissiere, Anthony FRA TM
11 Coppins, Joshua NZL Aprilia
12 Goncalves, Rui POR KTM
13 Söderström, Tom SWE Yamaha
14 Priem, Manuel BEL Aprilia
15 Schmidinger, Günter AUT Suzuki

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 Nagl, Maximilian GER KTM
7 Strijbos, Kevin BEL Suzuki
8 Philippaerts, David ITA Yamaha
9 Leok, Tanel EST Honda
10 Goncalves, Rui POR KTM
11 Coppins, Joshua NZL Aprilia
12 Swanepoel, Gareth RSA Honda
13 Aubin, Nicolas FRA Kawasaki
14 Guarneri, Davide ITA Honda
15 Schmidinger, Günter AUT Suzuki

MX1 GP Overall:
1 Cairoli, Antonio ITA KTM 50
2 Desalle, Clement BEL Suzuki 44
3 Ramon, Steve BEL Suzuki 38
4 Bobryshev, Evgeny RUS Honda 34
5 Philippaerts, David ITA Yamaha 33
6 Nagl, Maximilian GER KTM 30
7 Boog, Xavier FRA Kawasaki 28
8 Strijbos, Kevin BEL Suzuki 27
9 Swanepoel, Gareth RSA Honda 23
10 Goncalves, Rui POR KTM 20
11 Coppins, Joshua NZL Aprilia 20
12 Leok, Tanel EST Honda 12
13 Schmidinger, Günter AUT Suzuki 12
14 Söderström, Tom SWE Yamaha 12
15 Boissiere, Anthony FRA TM 11

Mx1 World championship classification:
1 Cairoli, A. ITA 434
2 Desalle, C. BEL 367
3 Philippaerts, D. ITA 331
4 Ramon, Steve BEL 315
5 Nagl, M. GER 306
6 Boog, Xavier FRA 276
7 de Dycker, Ken BEL 269
8 Bobryshev, E. RUS 223
9 Leok, Tanel EST 219
10 Guarneri, D. ITA 196
11 Strijbos, K. BEL 161
12 Swanepoel, G. RSA 149
13 Boissiere, A. FRA 145
14 Coppins, J. NZL 140
15 Goncalves, Rui POR 124