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MX1 World Championship: Ken De Dycker the surprise in Sweden

Published: 02 July 2007

Updated: 24 November 2014

Honda’s Ken de Dycker surprised everyone as he dominated round nine of the MX1 World Championship in Sweden with a win in race one and second place in race two.

Kawasaki’s Tanel Lock battled hard to fight off third placed man Kevin Strijbos (Kawasaki), but he struggled for the rest of the day.

Strijbos was at the front with Steve Ramon at the beginning of the opening race, but failed to stop Tanel Lock moving through, while Ramon went back to fifth later on.

In race two Steve Ramon secured his second victory of the season and his third podium in a row. The Suzuki rider finished the day in overall second place after chasing Ken De Dycker into second place. This left the battle for third place down to KTM’s David Philippaerts and Kawasaki and Britain’s Billy MacKenzie.

David Philippearts was the eventual winner of this battle to claim third place.

Current championship leader Joshua Coppins (Yamaha) did not have a good weekend with a fifth overall from a fourth in race one and sixth in race two. This was the first time in 2007 he has failed to make the podium, but he still leads the championship by 89 points though with Steve Ramon (Suzuki) in second.

Britain’s Billy MacKenzie (Kawasaki) had a good weekend with a seventh in race one just over 40 seconds behind the leader and just missed out on the podium by four seconds with a fourth in race two.

The ninth round at the Udevalla track proved testing for many in the field with its bumpy terrain.

Race one result - 21 Laps               
   
1. Ken De Dycker, Honda, BEL, 38'46.205
2. Tanel Leok, Kawasaki, EST, 0'6.373
3. Kevin Strijbos, Suzuki, BEL, 0'8.022
4. Joshua Coppins, Yamaha, NZL, 0'10.482
5. Steve Ramon, Suzuki, BEL, 0'11.402
6. David Philippaerts, KTM, ITA, 0'32.766
7. Billy MacKenzie, Kawasaki, GBR, 0'42.135
8. Sébastien Pourcel, Kawasaki, FRA, 0'43.561
9. Jonathan Barragan, KTM, ESP, 0'44.659
10. James Noble, Honda, GBR, 0'58.917
11. Mike Brown, Honda, USA, 1'1.365
12. Kornel Nemeth, Suzuki, HUN, 1'2.552
13. Julien Bill, Honda, CHE, 1'12.998
14. Clement Desalle, Suzuki, BEL, 1'21.006
15. Pierre A. Renet, Honda, FRA, 1'21.692
16. Gordon Crockard, Honda, IRL, 1'42.173
17. Manuel Priem, TM, BEL, -1 Laps
18. Aigar Leok, Yamaha, EST, -1 Laps
19. Danny Theybers, Suzuki, BEL, -1 Laps
20. Alex Salvini, Yamaha, ITA, -1 Laps

Race two result - 21 Laps               
   
1. Steve Ramon, Suzuki, BEL, 39'17.093
2. Ken De Dycker, Honda, BEL, 0'5.236
3. David Philippaerts, KTM, ITA, 0'7.610
4. Billy MacKenzie, Kawasaki, GBR, 0'11.930
5. Tanel Leok, Kawasaki, EST, 0'12.878
6. Joshua Coppins, Yamaha, NZL, 0'26.948
7. Jonathan Barragan, KTM, ESP, 0'35.137
8. Mike Brown, Honda, USA, 0'41.722
9. Kornel Nemeth, Suzuki, HUN, 0'44.900
10. James Noble, Honda, GBR, 0'59.937
11. Manuel Priem, TM, BEL, 1'2.213
12. Gordon Crockard, Honda, IRL, 1'3.631
13. Pierre A. Renet, Honda, FRA, 1'27.710
14. Clement Desalle, Suzuki, BEL, 1'48.860
15. Alex Salvini, Yamaha, ITA, -1 Laps
16. Marvin Van Daele, Honda, BEL, -1 Laps
17. Kevin Strijbos, Suzuki, BEL, -1 Laps
18. Danny Theybers, Suzuki, BEL, -1 Laps
19. Loic Leonce, Yamaha, FRA, -1 Laps
20. Alessio Chiodi, Aprilia, ITA, -1 Laps


Rider Standings after round nine:

1. Joshua Coppins, Yamaha, NZL, 401
2. Steve Ramon, Suzuki, BEL, 312
3. David Philippaerts, KTM, ITA, 257
4. Jonathan Barragan, KTM, ESP, 240
5. Kevin Strijbos, Suzuki, BEL, 235
6. Sébastien Pourcel, Kawasaki, FRA, 235
7. Ken De Dycker, Honda, BEL, 225
8. Mike Brown, Honda, USA, 219
9. Tanel Leok, Kawasaki, EST, 217
10. Billy MacKenzie, Kawasaki, GBR, 186
11. James Noble, Honda, GBR, 175
12. Kornel Nemeth, Suzuki, HUN, 141
13. Manuel Priem, TM, BEL, 139
14. Marc De Reuver, Yamaha, NED, 136
15. Maximilian Nagl, KTM, GER, 107
16. Gordon Crockard, Honda, IRL, 100
17. Marvin Van Daele, Honda, BEL, 77
18. Aigar Leok, Yamaha, EST, 76
19. Thomas Allier, Kawasaki, FRA, 61
20. Clement Desalle, Suzuki, BEL, 61

Manufacturer Standings after round nine:

1. Yamaha 401
2. Suzuki 359
3. KTM 319
4. Kawasaki 303
5. Honda 293
6. TM 139
7. Aprilia 8

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