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Everts takes MX1 title

Published: 05 August 2006

Updated: 24 November 2014

Stefan Everts has won the 2006 MX1 world championship with two wins at his home round at Namur in Belgium.

It took his career total to ten world championships in an 18 year career, with the 33-year-old winning every race in 2006, and taking every MX1 title since the series began in 2004. He also holds the record for the most GP victories in history, and won three classes on the same day in 2003.

In 2006 he has won 21 motos in a row and all 12 Grand Prix, with a career total of 99. And on his son's birthday, Everts and Yamaha team-mate Cedric Melotte were able to get away from the grid and ride in formation, with Everts passing Melotte and going on to take both wins. In his final season, he now has three remaining races to reach 100 GP wins, in Ireland, Holland and France.

Josh Coppins came through to finish second in both motos, with Steve Ramon claiming two thirds. Melotte took fourht in the opening moto and fifth in the second. Top Brit in the first moto was Gordon Crockard in sixth, with James Noble 11th. In the second moto, Noble took sixth, with Crockard 16th.

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MX1 title standings:

1. Everts 592

2. Strijbos 424

3. Ramon 408

4. De Dycker 371

5. Leok 365

12 Noble 186

13 Bill 167

15 crockard 137.

In MX2, Yamaha's Antonio Cairoli took his first double moto sucess of the season, from David Ohilipparts and Christophe Pourcel in moto one, and Purcel and Britain's Carl Nunn in the second moto. Billy Mackenzie also took seventh in the first race, and 17th in the second moto.

MX2 title standings:

1. Pourcel 458.

2. Cairoli 432.

3. Philippaerts 393.

4. Rattray 352.

5. De reuver 338.

6. Nunn 307.

9. Searle 254.

KTM also unveiled its plans for 2007 at the weekend, with Jonathan Barragan and David Philippaerts to compete in MX1, while Tommy Searle and Tyla Rattray will contest MX2.

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