Moto Media
James Stewart

Josh Coppins posts strong result in Brazil.

Edited copy courtesy of Synergy-Sport.

23 August: The spectacular, purpose built facility welcomed riders to warm humid weather conditions with the red coloured underground offering a loamy base with big jumps and technical sections.

Coppins stayed out of trouble in his qualification race and although he did not get the start he wanted he secured 10th spot.
As the gate dropped for moto 1, Coppins pushed his way into the top 10 behind Cairoli and Steve Ramon. He trailed the Belgian for most of the race and then put in a last minute charge on a tiring Tanel Leok but finished two seconds adrift of the Estonian.

The final moto would turn out to be a great ride for Coppins. Once again he had to push hard to break into the top ten after he did not get the start he needed. He put his head down and used his superior fitness to pressure and pick off riders one by one. Arround the halfway mark Coppins kicked it up a gear and moved past Albertson, Leok and then Guarneri to secure 7th place by the end of the 35 minute + 2 lap race.

"I really enjoyed the track this weekend” smiled Coppins. "I was pumped with the second moto and managed to find a good rhythm. I guess the heat and humidity got to some of the guys but I used it to my advantage and managed to capitalize on some positions towards the end of the second moto. I am really enjoying the bike and am looking forward to

 Lierop in two weeks. I believe we can get out best result of the season there.”

    • MX1 Race 1 - 9th
    • MX1 Race 2 - 7th
    • MX1 GP Overall - 7th
    • MX1 World Championship standings - 11th (32 points off Top 10)

Josh in Brazil. Photo courtesy of Youthstream.