Clement Desalle back in the top ten

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Clement Desalle raced the Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team KX450-SR back into the FIM World MXGP Motocross Championship top ten at Neuquen/Argentina as he recovers from his early season injuries.

The Belgian, who has bravely defied the pain of a fractured forearm through the first three rounds of the world championship, displayed great speed during the practice sessions as he consistently posted top six laps, and he continued this form through the early laps of both GP motos as he confidently held down fourth and seventh places during the first laps of the two races. Inevitably the shortage of bike time was to take it toll during the closing laps of each race and Clement sensibly slowed his pace to finish an injury-free seventh and eleventh. This gave him tenth overall on the day and has lifted him to fifteenth in the series standings.

Tommy Searle of the Monster Energy DRT Kawasaki team was also a front runner during the practice sessions and his lap times during the first GP moto were similar to the eventual GP winner, but the Englishman encountered difficulties with his starts in both points-scoring races to finish ninth in the opening moto before a crash, which left blood pouring from his nose and spells of dizziness, caused him to withdraw from race two. Despite this setback he remains tenth in the world standings as the series heads to Leon in Mexico for round five next weekend.

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