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Joshua Coppins extends lead in MX1 championship after win in Bulgaria

Published: 18 June 2007

Updated: 24 November 2014

Joshua Coppins has extended his lead the MX1 Motocross World Championship following another overall victory at the Grand Prix of Bulgaria last weekend.

The New Zealand Yamaha rider recorded a second in race one and won race two at the Sevlievo circuit with race one won by KTM’s Jonathan Barragan. 

The undulating Sevlievo circuit was host to round 15 of the MX1 championship with sweltering conditions taking its toll on many of the riders in front of a 26,000 strong crowd.

Race one saw 27-year-old Steve Ramon (Suzuki) trail behind Jonathan Barragan, Josh Coppins and Sebastien Pourcel who were to finish in that order.

Josh Coppins did not have it all his own way in the second race as Steve Ramon battled it out at the front as the pair tried to catch Mike Brown for much of the MX1 race. Once past Mike Brown, Josh Coppins races away in to the distance.

The injured Kevin Strijbos is expecting to have news on his injured left knee early this week and may be able to start light training with a view to return in time for the next Grand Prix.
 

 
Race one
1. Jonathan Barragan (ESP, KTM), 39:53.521
2. Joshua Coppins (NZL, Yamaha), +0:09.925
3. Sebastien Pourcel (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:14.940
4. Steve Ramon (BEL, Suzuki), +0:19.054
5. David Philippaerts (ITA, KTM), +0:28.486
6. Julien Bill (SUI, Honda), +0:34.539
7. Mike Brown (USA, Honda), +0:38.135
8. Ken de Dycker (BEL, Honda), +0:44.876
9. Kornel Nemeth (HUN, Suzuki), +0:51.713
10. Julien Vanni (FRA, Honda), +1:06.047

Race two
1. Joshua Coppins (NZL, Yamaha), 40:21.572
2. Steve Ramon (BEL, Suzuki), +0:09.056
3. David Philippaerts (ITA, KTM), +0:16.910
4. Sebastien Pourcel (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:26.226
5. Jonathan Barragan (ESP, KTM), +0:31.909
6. Ken de Dycker (BEL, Honda), +0:35.325
7. Julien Vanni (FRA, Honda), +0:38.030
8. Mike Brown (USA, Honda), +0:40.754
9. Marc de Reuver (NED, Yamaha), +0:43.003
10. Thomas Allier (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:44.638

MX1 Overall result:
1. Joshua Coppins (NZL, Yamaha)
2. Jonathan Barragan (ESP, KTM)
3. Steve Ramon (BEL, Suzuki)
4. Sebastien Pourcel (FRA, Kawasaki)
5. David Philippaerts (ITA, KTM)
6. Ken de Dycker (BEL, Honda)
7. Mike Brown (USA, Honda),
8. Julien Vanni (FRA, Honda)
9. Marc de Reuver (NED, Yamaha)
10. Kornel Nemeth (HUN, Suzuki)

MX1 World Championship Standings after round eight
1. Joshua Coppins (NZL, Yamaha), 368 points
2. Steve Ramon (BEL, Suzuki), 271 p.
3. David Philippaerts (ITA, KTM), 222 p.
4. Sebastien Pourcel (FRA, Kawasaki), 222 p.
5. Jonathan Barragan (ESP, KTM), 214 p.
6. Kevin Strijbos (BEL, Suzuki), 211 p
7. Mike Brown (USA, Honda), 196 p.
8. Tanel Leok (EST, Kawasaki), 179 p.
9. Ken de Dycker (BEL, Honda), 178 p.
10. Billy Mackenzie (GBR, Kawasaki), 154 p.

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