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James Stewart

Roczen unbeatable at German ADAC MX Masters.


Edited copy and photo courtesy of the Team Suzuki News Service.

Ken Roczen increased his advantage at the top of the standings with a dominant 1-1 scorecard while Arnaud Tonus went 2-2 for his first podium in the competitive national series; the RM-Z250s of the riders proving excellent foils against the larger machinery of the mixed premier category.

In the first long moto Roczen and Tonus captured an impressive 1-2 across the Moggers soil that usually provides a hard-pack test but Saturday night rain had softened the surface. The German set a lap more than two seconds faster than his team-mate - the next quickest - and reached the finish line with a comfortable distance of almost 30 seconds over the Swiss who had pulled through from the bottom reaches of the top ten..

In the next outing the engine potency of the RM-Z250 was again highlighted when Roczen took an impressive holeshot against a field full of 450cc machinery and escaped without hindrance. This time Roczen's margin was 25 seconds with Tonus also able to relax once he had come through to another second place.

"I'm really happy with my riding today and the bike is awesome out of the gate; like it has been for the last races," said Roczen who now leads the series by more than 40 points. "It always feels so good to win. It doesn't matter if it a GP or any other race. This was good preparation for Brazil and I guess similar conditions we will find at Campo Grande."