KTM's Lozano and Breugelmans 1-2 at MX3 in Roggenburg Switzerland

KTM rider Alvaro Lozano won the day at the penultimate round of the MX3 World championship on Sunday but teammate Sven Breugelmans edge closer to the title, which will now be decided in the final round in Germany next weekend.

The KTM two riders from the JMRacing Team were at the forefront of the action in the fifteenth of the sixteen-round world championship. Breugelmans was first and third in the two motos for 45 points and has now distanced himself from Italian Cristian Beggi by a useful 33 points. Beggi was fifth in Roggenburg. Nevertheless the KTM Belgian rider knows that with 50 points still up for grabs from the two remaining motos in Germany, the title is still open.
 
Good weather for race day
Rain that dogged Saturday’s training cleared and dried the track out for Sunday’s two races. Breugelmans went out strongly in the first moto and led for half the race. Spanish JM Racing teammate Lozano overtook but Breugelmans tucked in behind him and swept past in the closing stages to snatch line honours. Lozano was able to claim revenge in the second moto winning from Finland’s Antti Pyrhonen with Breugelmans coming in third to give him enough accrued points for the overall win.
 
A mix of surfaces to challenge riders
Breugelmans said it had been a difficult weekend and there was a lot of pressure and expectations on him because he is near to winning the world title. "The track was difficult," he said. "It was a mixture. There were hard surfaces and slippery parts and a lot of stones. But I was fast and I tried to stay in front of Cristian to hang onto my advantage. I didn’t want to push and make any mistakes."
 
Lozano also said the weekend had been a difficult one. He missed four rounds of the competition mid season because of injury and says he lacks race practice. That he is still fifth on the overall standings is a testament to how well he has ridden in the remaining events. "I hope that I will finish the season with good result. For now my bike is perfect and I’m hoping that this is the same for the end of the season next weekend."
 
European Champion Teillet second in Switzerland
Valentin Teillet of the JMRacing Team may have already claimed the European MX2  title on his KTM but he still picked up another 3-3- result to add a further 40 points onto his tally for the year. Teillet’s result bumped his total points up to 507, all the more creditable because he missed one round in Croatia. He has won 10 of the 24 individual races contested, was five times second and had four third places, underlining that he has been the most outstanding rider in the class this season.
 
Results MX3 Round 15 Switzerland
1. Alvaro Lozano, Spain, KTM JMRacing Team 22-25—47
2. Sven Breugelmans, Belgium, KTM JMRacing Team, 25-20—45
3. Antti Pyrthonen, Finland, Suzuki, 20-22—42
4. Christophe Martin, France, Husqvarna
5. Cristian Beggi, Italy, Honda
 
Overall Championship Standings after 15 of 16 rounds
1. Sven Breugelmans, Belgium, KTM JMRacing Team, 527 points
2. Cristian Beggi, Italy, Honda, 494
3. Christophe Martin, France, Husqvarna, 474 
4. Thomas Allier, France, Husqvarna, 354
5. Alvaro Lozano, Spain, KTM JMRacing Team, 308
 
 Results EMX-2 Switzerland
1. Loic Larrieu, France, Kawasaki, 25-22–47
2. Valentin Teillet, France, KTM, 20-20—40
3. Nikolaj Larsen, Denmark, Suzuki, 15-18-33
4. Klemem Gercer, Slovenia, Yamaha, 18-15-33
5. Loic Rombaut, France, Kawasaki, 1-25—26
 
EMX-2 Championship Standings after 15 or 16 rounds
Valentin Teillet, France, KTM JMRacing 507 points
2. Loic Larrieu, France, Kawasaki, 389
3. Nikolaj Larsen, Denmark, Suzuki, 375
4. Loic Rombaut, France, Kawasaki,  372
5. Ceriel Klein Kromhof, Netherlands, KTM