KAWASAKI 1-1

Heavy rain could not dampen the spirits of the sell-out crowd at the Honda Grand Prix of Brazil at the weekend as Tommy Searle and Christophe Pourcel secured victories in MX2 and MX1 respectively.

There was space on the podium as well for Christophe Charlier and Jose Butron in MX2 and David Philippaerts and Kevin Strijbos in MX1.

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MASTERFUL LORENZO

Spain’s Jorge Lorenzo delivered a rain-riding masterclass at Le Mans on Sunday, the fourth round of the series, regaining the MotoGP World Championship lead with a superb performance in the treacherous riding conditions.

The Yamaha star, who hadn’t won a wet race until Jerez 2011, bolted from fourth to first on the opening lap, allowing him to focus on taming the track rather than battling other riders.

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COPPINS STILL ON TOP

It’s the halfway stage now in the Australian Motocross Championships and still it’s a Kiwi, Motueka’s Josh Coppins, who leads the way in the prestigious open class.

Motul Pirelli Suzuki’s Todd Waters (pictured above) became the first Australian to win a round of the Monster Energy MX Nationals when Murray Bridge in South Australia hosted round five of 2012 on Sunday, but still it’s Yamaha’s Coppins on top of the championship standings after he finished 6-8-3 in his three outings on Sunday.

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HALFWAY STAGE IN OZ

The Australian Motocross Championships arrive at Murray Bridge for the fifth round of 10 in the series this Sunday.

More than 20 world class international riders have competed throughout all three national championship classes – MX1, MX2 and MXD – so far in the 2012 season, making for a truly international series on Australian soil.

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