Italy Wins MXoEN

October 15, 2012 10:15am

Team Italy did it!


The MXoEN 2012 in Pyrogovo was just amazing! Even though the weather was not tempting with soft rain and wind, 14 national teams were supported by huge crowd. Moreover Ukrainian team reached the third place so they did what they promised and repeated their result from 2009. Victory of the MXoEN went to Team Italia as well as the gold plate for the best rider in EMX1 class, David Guarneri. The Slovenian team missed the first place tightly but as revenge Time Gajser won the EMX2 class and received a gold plate. EMX OPEN class saw Evgeny Mikhaylov from Russian team as leader after two amazing heats.

It was honour for Ukraine to have the UEM Motocross of European Nations in their capital, in Kiev. Ukrainian Post office issued the special memorable stamp which will remain them this special motocross event as well as the 20. anniversary of The Federation of motorcycling of Ukraine. Fist exemplar of the stamp was given to Patricia Maskarova, general secretary of Youthstream as thank.


Nation teams order

Fantastic results of members of the Team Italy made them being on the top of the podium. Samuele Bernardini helped the team with 4-9 result. Because of Monni´s crash in the second heat, just his fifth place from last heat was counted to the team result and two first places in both heats of Davide Guarneri were essential for Italy´s historical victory of the MXoEN.

The second place of the rostrum was for the team Slovenia thanks to the great performance of their youngest rider Tim Gajser who finished with 6-8 result, as well as to two other experienced riders Klemen Gercar and Matevz Irt. However the unpredictable occasions appeared, they were able to finished second as a team.

National heroes are riders from the Team Ukraine A consist of Roman Morozov, Mykola Pashchynskiy and Andriy Burenko. They were pushed ahead by their home followers and fortunately they did it and completed their mission to be on the podium. In addition another Ukrainian Team, team B, completed the top ten of the European nations standing.

Nations top ten: 1. Italy; 2. Slovenia; 3. Ukraine A; 4. Estonia; 5. Russia; 6. Lithuania; 7. Latvia; 8. Poland; 9. Slovakia; 10. Ukraine B;


RACE 1 (EMX1 & EMX2)

Dominant figure of the fist heat was Davide Guarneri from Italy as he took holeshot and gained almost 00.24 seconds over the second young Slovenian Tim Gajser. Both of them were riding KTM bikes and were winners of qualifying races. This was first opportunity on the MXoEN for 16 years old Gajser to compare his speed with experienced MX1 rider who is already 10 years on MX1 and MX2 scene.

Tim Gajser, current Junior MX125 World Champion, obtained second place finally and made good result for the Team Slovenia.

Very stable performance Gert Krestinov from Estonia showed when he was riding behind two runners up. There was no chance for him to catch them as well as no chance for his rivals to catch him, because the fourth Samuele Bernardini was far away.

Two Estonians’ riders were catching up for the third place but finally Park Andre had problems with his engine so he had to quit the heat and his third place was taken by his compatriot Gert Krestinov. For him it was not easy to defend this position during the heat as there were Samuele Bernardini and Lukasz Lonka endangering him but he didn´t let them go ahead.

Bernardini Samuele needed to face the Lukasz Lonka´s ride while he was the strongest member of Polish team, riding in MX3 FIM Motocross World Championship 2012 and their compatriots relay on him so no doubt he was doing his best. For a few laps he managed to be ahead of Bernardini, but finally he finished fifth and Bernardini fourth.

Matevz Irt from Slovenia had not good start and he also felt not very good, but on the other hand he jump several riders over and obtained soli result in race 1 when finished sixth just in front of the seventh Ukrainian Roman Morozov. Artem Sadilov from the team Russia got eight position and two Ukrainians from two different teams were compete for the ninth place but Andriy Burenko crossed chequered flag earlier than Dmytro Asmanov.

Race 1 top ten: 1. Davide Guarneri (ITA, KTM), 34:50.120; 2. Tim Gajser (SLO, KTM), +0:23.874; 3. Gert Krestinov (EST, Honda), +0:42.811; 4. Samuele Bernardini (ITA, KTM), +1:12.232; 5. Lukasz Lonka (POL, Honda), +1:17.374; 6. Matevz Irt (SLO, Suzuki), +1:20.524; 7. Roman Morozov (UKR, Yamaha), +1:21.649; 8. Artem Sadilov (RUS, Yamaha), +1:42.116; 9. Andriy Burenko (UKR, Suzuki), +2:06.756; 10. Dmytro Asmanov (UKR2, Kawasaki), +2:07.074;

Nations top ten: 1. Italy; 2. Slovenia; 3. Ukraine A; 4. Estonia; 5. Russia; 6. Lithuania; 7. Latvia; 8. Poland; 9. Slovakia; 10. Ukraine B;

Complete results available here.

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It was dramatic competition among EMX2 and Open class because lot of motivated riders were there as well as Ukrainians favourites such as Mykola Pashchynskiy and Andriy Burenko too.

The best start with holeshot got Klemen Gercar from Slovenian´s team. From the beginning he was followed by Pritt Ratsep from Estonia and they were riding very close with high speed. After few laps Ratsep managed to overcome Gercar and won the race 2.

Second place belongs to Klemen Gercar, who admitted that weather conditions fitted him and to his colleagues from the Team Slovenia as well. There was soft rain and as he proved on the several rounds of MX3 FIM Motocross World Championship 2012, he could be very quick on surface like this so counting on this he made second place for the Team Slovenia.

Justs Augusts who rode for the Latvian´s team obtained the third place, which was the best result of Latvian´s riders. He was proud on himself and couple of time when passing pit lane he stood on the rare wheel of his Honda.

Winner of the qualifying EMX OPEN race, Evgeny Mikhaylov from Russia finished fourth when he tried to proceed as much as possible for having a good result for his team. He was riding stably on fifth place, and then moved forward thanks to crash of leaders but at the end he got tired and let Justus Augustus go ahead.

One of the skilled Ukrainian’s riders, Mikola Pashchynskiy carved the fifth place out from Vytautas Bucas from Lithuania who finished sixth.

Tomáš Šimko from the Team Slovakia which was considered as the favourite because of third place from last year, finished seventh and by this he made the best result out of Slovak riders.

The second heat of the MXoEN saw favourites like Slovenian Tim Gajser and Italian Manuel Monni finishing on eight and thirteen positions. They were leaders few laps after the start but suddenly they had collision and both felt down. This bad lack allowed riders behind them to take their places in front.

Race 2 top ten: 1. Priit Ratsep (EST, KTM), 35:24.130; 2. Klemen Gercar (SLO, Honda), +0:00.477; 3. Augusts Justs (LAT, Honda), +0:02.158; 4. Evgeny Mikhaylov (RUS, KTM), +0:04.015; 5. Mykola Pashchynskyi (UKR, KTM), +0:07.554; 6. Vytautas Bucas (LTU, Honda), +0:40.521; 7. Tomas Simko (SVK, KTM), +0:48.720; 8. Tim Gajser (SLO, KTM), +0:54.070; 9. Samuele Bernardini (ITA, KTM), +0:55.371; 10. Andriy Burenko (UKR, Suzuki), +0:56.087;

Nations top ten: 1. Italy; 2. Slovenia; 3. Ukraine A; 4. Estonia; 5. Russia; 6. Lithuania; 7. Latvia; 8. Poland; 9. Slovakia; 10. Ukraine B;

Complete results available here.

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Who else then Davide Guarnieri won the last heat, but it was not that easy like victory in the first heat. He needed to strive a lot to overcome the loss of the positions because of crash just few laps after the start. He pulled himself out from the eighth place and lap by lap took better and better place. Without injuries he attributed the second victory of the day plus golden plate as the winner of the MX1 class and in addition the Italian´s team victory as well.

Evgeny Mikhaylov had a perfect start as he was second behind the Lukas Lonka from Poland. Even though the riders around him were changing, he kept the pace as he was used to do on American´s tracks and grabbed the second place for himself but for Russian team too. He was awarded as the best EMX OPEN rider by the golden plate.

The third place belongs to Ukrainian Roman Morozov and by this he made his country to claim the third place in European Nations standing. He was riding very confidently without mistakes so he deserved it.

Estonian Gert Krestinov showed one more time that everyone should count on him as on one of the best as he overtook Italian Manuel Monni and was about to do the same to Morozov but he was short of time.

Manuel Monni reached fifth place for Italians riding according his own pace. Many times he was endangered by Krestinov and finally he succumbed and let him go forward.

Mykola Pashchynskiy deserved sixth place and he could be even higher if he would have a better start. He admitted that he was not in best condition as he overcame illness and now he is still recovering.

Nothing else than amazing start Lukas Lonka performed when he took holeshot and led the heat for couple of laps. He went full gas but 30 minutes plus two laps is a long time for pace like this so at the end many riders overtook him and he was seventh afterwards.

Because of rain many riders threw their goggles away as well as Klemen Gercar. Unfortunately the small stone hit his left eye so he was blind for more than half lap. He lost his fantastic second place and obtained the eighth. Pritt Ratsep was not able to repeat the great result from previous heat so he was ninth and Evgeni Tyletski who had a bike problems on Saturday managed to be tenth today.

Race 3 top ten: 1. Davide Guarneri (ITA, KTM), 35:50.095; 2. Evgeny Mikhaylov (RUS, KTM), +0:01.582; 3. Roman Morozov (UKR, Yamaha), +0:03.348; 4. Gert Krestinov (EST, Honda), +0:05.426; 5. Manuel Monni (ITA, KTM), +0:07.384; 6. Mykola Pashchynskyi (UKR, KTM), +0:25.105; 7. Lukasz Lonka (POL, Honda), +0:31.948; 8. Klemen Gercar (SLO, Honda), +0:39.703; 9. Priit Ratsep (EST, KTM), +0:44.525; 10. Evgeni Tyletski (BLR, KTM), +0:56.104;

Nations top ten: 1. Italy; 2. Slovenia; 3. Ukraine A; 4. Estonia; 5. Russia; 6. Lithuania; 7. Latvia; 8. Poland; 9. Slovakia; 10. Ukraine B;

Complete results available here.

Click here to see all the photos of the UEM MXoEN

Next year the UEM Motocross of European nations will move closer to central Europe to France.



Circuit length: 1875 m

Type of ground: hard pack and sand

Temperature: 10°C

Weather conditions: cloudy with soft rain





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