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Everts wins MXGP championship

Published: 02 September 2003

Stefan Everts has won the inaugral MXGP championship, his third successive world title after 500cc championships in 2001 and 2002.

Everts is the most successful rider in Motocross, winning his seventh world title with one round left. Once again the Belgian led from start to finish at the latest round in Locket on Sunday August 31. His nearest rival, countryman Joel Smets, suffered a double crash on lap ten, leaving him to finish tenth.

Everts was followed home by team-mate Marnicq Bervoets and Honda’s Brian Jorgenson.

1) Everts. 2) Bervoets. 3) Jorgenson. 4) Coppins. 5) Corckard. 6) MacFarlane. 7) federici. 8) Gundersen. 9) Caps. 10) Smets. 11) Strijbos. 12) Priem. 13) Atsuta. 14) Turpin. 15) Leok. 16) Martin. 17) Ristori. 18) Kovalainen. 19) Monni. 20) Freibergs

Everts was also victorious in the 125cc race earlier in the day, but couldn’t stop the title going to Steve Ramon, who finished eighth. Outgoing world champion Mickeal Maschio took second and KTM’s Ben Townley too third.

1) Everts. 2) Townley. 3) Maschio. 4) Bartolini. 5) Eggens. 6) Chiodi. 7) Seguy. 8) Ramon. N9) Sword. 10) Rattray. 11) Leok. 12) Charlier. 13) Andersson. 14) Goncalves. 15) Leok. 16) Letellier. 17) Leuret. 18) Traversini. 19) Philippaerts. 20) Coisy.

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