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The rain has stopped and the sun came out to greet UK victory in Spain as Brad Anderson ruled the Euro 300 waves this morning on Bob Buchanan's GL12 Yam. The Geordie icon had relinquished the win in the first moto in Saturday - "I got armpump; we lightened the clutch today" - but cleared off to win the second moto this morning for a 2-1 overall victory. At the halfway stage of the series Ando is third on points as he recovers from a Valkenswaard DNF. Matt Moffat was fifth overall.
It's still too early to tell how serious but Romain Febvre pulled out of this afternoon's MXGP qualification in Talavera with his left arm hanging down; the world champion had been shadowing Shaun Simpson in the top six when the Scot's KTM shed its chain. The Yamaha man went down and was run over by Toni Cairoli in an incident which completely reshuffled the leaderboard. Tim Gajser clinched an impressive pole, Cairoli got back on for sixth, one ahead of Jake Nicholls. Yamaha UPDATE "Nothing broken but a lot of pain. Romain will try to race tomorrow." SUNDAY MORNING UPDATE: 17th in warm-up, lot of pain but Le Petit Prince WILL RACE (y)
It's all part of the job in MXGP for the riders to head into town on Friday afternoon for a "meet 'n' greet" with the local dignitaries plus an autograph session for the local kids. The Talavera show was the city centre Jardines del Prado, so who better to claim lead billing than KTM junior Jorge Prado ? The teams are ready for action over the weekend, and the long range forecast of rain will hopefully be just a few drops on Saturday on the elevated Spanish plain.
Ryan Dungey to race the Nations | 17.05.2016
Ryan Dungey will return to Nations duty for the USA at Maggiora on September 24/25. KTM sports chief Pit Beirer revealed the news at Pietramurato: "We want Ryan to race the Nations and he wants it himself; he has something to prove at this race after both he and the USA have failed to win in recent years." But neither the US champ nor KTM USA teammate Marvin Musquin will be at the Supermotocross at Schalke. Beirer: "After 17 weeks of supercross and 12 Nationals the US riders need a break. And in October there is also the Monster Cup in Vegas and the preparations for A1 are already in full swing."