11.07.2011  
Barragan leads the way in Germany
Jonathan Barragan did one of his best performance of the season with a seventh position in the German round of the FIM World MX1 Motocross Championship at Teutschenthal.



Bad luck continues to dog the Spaniard as a painful knee injury sustained during the Saturday practice session hampered him throughout the weekend, but he gritted his teeth to secure a hard-earnt eighth in race one and even break into the top six in race two, the 28 points helping him advance two places in the championship standings to eighth.



Teammate Xavier Boog had a frustrating weekend on a track he normally rides so well. The Frenchman took a long time to settle down as the dirt was much softer than usual and, when he finally started to show his usual form in the second moto, a single slip cost him many places as his bike lay in the middle of the track and he had to wait for the field to go past before he could retrieve it. His recovery to seventeenth place brought just four points, not the reward his hard ride deserved.
Jonathan Barragan: "I had a good speed this weekend and took some good points, in fact I had a good feeling all weekend. I like this track but on Saturday I almost crashed during a practice session; I put my leg on the ground and then I had pain in my knee. The start is so vital here but in the first moto I was able to make some good passes to finish eighth. The second race was even better with a sixth placed finish. Now I will move to Belgium to prepare for the next races in sand, normally I am good on these tracks so I am optimistic of good results there."
Xavier Boog: "For sure my results are not what I was expecting from this weekend. I came here confident as I got great results here last year, but the track was a little bit different, softer than before, and I was fighting the track all weekend. I never really got into the first race, but I made a good start in the second race in the top six but then I crashed on the second lap. The bike was in the middle of the track, and I lost a lot of time to get back to it; I had to come back from thirty fourth to seventeenth; that's not many points but it was important to finish the race."



Yves Demaria: "Jonathan had a decent Grand Prix, much better than his previous races even if I'm convinced that a top five result was possible in the second race. Our riders lost too much time at the beginning of the races, they lost positions in the first corners and that's the key point of the GP's now. We were expecting better from Xavier, he missed a good performance here and we have to understand why if we want him to get again good results."
 
   
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