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Cycle News 1983 05 25

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B ~ ~ Hakan Carlqvist (8) is chased by Andre Malherbe in the Austrian 500cc MXGP. Carlqvist went 1-2 for the event win . World Cbamploublp soocc MX Series: Roand Noyce takesover point lead in Austria By Neil Webst er SITTENDORF, AUSTRIA , APR. 24 England 's Graham Noyce kept up his '83 revival to inch ahead in the 500cc MX World Championship title cha s e at 14 Sitrendorf Champion took seco n d overall beh ind Swede Hakan Ca rl qv ist with a secon d rnoto win to back up h is first m oto third. H e n ow h a s a three point lead in the series over h is H onda teammat e Andre Malherbe. " I t was real hard to pass o n this tra ck , so I'm reall y pl eased with the way I went," sai d Noyce. " I used u p a lot of mental energy co ming fro m the ba ck in t he first race, b ut I wasn 't tir in g a t a ll. l' m in real good co n dition a n d every thing seems to be g oin gjust rig h t: ' Ma lhe rbe held on to seco n d p lace in the p o int sta n d ings with a 2-3 mo to tall y, but Yam aha 's Ca r lq vist had a 1-2 d a y wh ich topped both th e H onda m en . T he performan ce bounced Carlq vist straig h t ba ck into th e runnin g afte r a di sappo in tin g sta rt to th e yea r in Sw i tzer la nd w h en ba ck pro blems dropped him d o wn th e reck oning . Am eri ca n Ga rv Serni cs, seventh in last year' s seri es."retu rn ed to th e G P sce n e. but never got h is privat eer H on d a set u p proper ly a n d co u ld o n ly m an a ge tw o 18th p la ce fin ish es. A p i le-u p a t th e Sta rt o f th e fir st mor o wa s mi ssed by Carlqvist a n d h e q ui ckly left the res t of th e fie ld in th e di stance. Fif teen seconds u p o n seco nd place m a n It a lia n Ma u rizio Do lce, wh o was a board' a Ma ico , a fte r th ree laps, Ca r lq vis t sailed h om e to a 25seco n d win. " I was so far a head a fte r mi ssing th e cra sh th at I o n ly rode at 80 perce nt," a d m itted Car lqvist. " I knew Do lce wo uld tire a nd so I wa s safe." An d the It al ian d id ti re in the closing s tages , d ropp in g to eig h t as he sta lled , fell a n d tan gled with trackside ro pes o n th e last lap. By th en th e H onda train had co me stea m ing through, No yce turning in a g rea t ride a fte r g ell ing tan gl ed up with tea m ma te Da ve Thorpe in the o pe n in g lap pil e-up. " I knew so m eth ing was wrong as I went into th e bend so I eased up, but I go t stuck a ga ins t Da vid' s rib s a n d had to pull back a n d back a ga in before I co uld get around, " sa id No yce, . From th er e it was. u phill a ll the wa y. Ei ghteenth a fter o ne la p , with Malherbe 12th, No yce followed hi s teammat e through th e pack to co m pl ete th e fir st three pl a ces a n d he co u ld hav e even slipped in to seco n d but for a n o bst ruc tive ba ckma rk er wh o got in hi s path on th e last lap as he planned a fin al cha llenge. Yam ah a ' s N e il Hudso n h eld a see mi ng ly sa fe third fo r tw o -thirds o f th e m o to befo re rear suspens io n p roblem s o n th e su n-ba ked hillsid e track west o f Vie nna got the better of h im a nd he slip pe d to sixth . M O IO tw o was for t he Br i t is h . Kaw a saki ' s Kurt Ni co ll , a n 18-yearo ld Bri t ish rider co m peti n g in o n ly hi s seco nd G P, gated superbly to slip into second beh ind the eq ua lly su rpr isin g 19-year-old Ital ia n C laudio d e C a rl i, but th e yo u ng It ali an Yam aha rider co u ld n' t last for lon g a n d Car lqvist agai n soon m ov ed in , takin g th e lead o n lap fo ur. " De Ca rl i wasn't so qui ck a n d I co u ld hav e taken h im bu t I was so n er vou s at bein g in seco n d th at m y a rm s were like jell y," sa id Ni co ll. 'Bu t despi te slip p ing' pred ictab ly dow n the p a ck in o n ly hi s fo u rt h 10m inu u ra ce, N icoll h eld o n fo r tw o preci ous poi n ts by taking ni nth . Out f ro n t, Ca r lq vist was suff er in g from leadi ng' th e race by too la rge a margin . " Per haps a fter th e firs t ra ce I fell too safe: ' hv said. " Lo o kin g a t my la p times, th ey were co n sta n t until th e mi ddl e o f th e ra ce a n d th en they d ropped." An d as Car lq vis t slo wed , No yce ca me o n strong a nd slas hed a way at the Sw ed e's huge lead. " 1co u ld ha ve ta ken h im earlier b u t I had so me bett er lines a nd th en when I d id go a ro u n d h im he fo llowed m e a n d I co u ld n ' t sha ke h im o ff, " sa id Noyce. . And Carlqvi st sta yed wi th him right to the en d, making a final bid in th e la st turn. " Bu t I missed m y usua l line by inch es because I was going faster and the bike kicked up a n d 1 lost time," said Carlqvist after th e ra ce. Noyce held his ch o sen line with th e power on to take the win by twotenths of a second. W ith Malhere fad ing to a distant th ird it was enough to take No yce to th e top of th e point standings. • Results FtRST MOTa; 1. H. Cartqv ist (VarnI ; 2. A. Mathere (Hon ); 3: G. Noyce (Hon l; 4 . J . Sintonen (VarnI; 5. H." Kin igadner (Hus ); 6 . N. Hudson (Yam~; 7. J . Bruno (Suz); 8 . M . Dotce (Mai); 9 . J . Van vetthcven (KTM); 10. L Parsson (Husl. SECOND MOTO; 1. Noyce; 2. Carlqv ist ; 3. Mather· be ; 4 . A. Vromans ISuzl; 5. G. Rond (Suz); 6. Sintone"; 7. Y. Khudiakov(C8gt; 8. Hudson; 9 . K. Nicoll: 10. H. Everts (Suz). POtNT STANDtNGS; 1. Noyce 152); 2. Malherbe (49); 3 . Carlqvist (3 5); 4 . Vromans (28 ); 5. 8runo (171 6. Sintonen (151 7. Hudson ( 141 8 . Van Vett ; ; ; ; hove (91; 9. Khudiakov (81 10. Evens (7). World Champloublp ZS~ MX Series: Roand2 Jobe~ins 250c c MX World C ha m pionsh ip ti tle wh en his Yamaha suffered tw o sei zu res in th e French G P . T he Ca l ifo rn ia n fi n is hed th e day point- less, bUI h is mai n rival , Belgi an G eorges j o be co n ti n ued hi s p us h a t the top o f th e ta ble wit h IwO clea r w ins. T h e S u zu ki rider n o w ha s a l-l-poiru lead ov er Bel gi an H onda rider J ean-Cl aude L a quaye, with LaPorte h olding fourth in th e series, 37 points behind th e leader. Heav y rain ca used a lot o f problems for a ll but J obe who sa i led to a oneminute lead in th e seco n d moto after easily taking the opener. Bel gian Yamaha rider Jo Martens led both races from the start, but jobe soon moved through to stamp his authority on th e cl ass . " T h is year I am co n fid ent I ca n take the title," said Jobe. " I am concenrrating full y on the ra cing, unlike last year when I co u ld only keep it up for three or four races." • Results ARST MOTO, 1. G. Jobe (Suz); 2. J. Manens (Varni ; 3 . J -C Laquoye (Hon) ; 4 . D. Watson (Vam); 5 . A. Dreschel (Hon); 6. G. Rahier (Suz); 7. R. Greisch (Hus); 8. M . Tertdtonen (Vam); 9 . R. Diepold (Suzl; 10. H. Kin igadner (KTM) . SECOND MOTO; 1. Jobe; 2. Laquaye; 3 . Kin- igadner; 4. Mertens; 5 . Watlon; 6. Dresc hel; 7. S. Mortensen (Yam); 8. H. van M ier lo (Yam ); 9. Jacky MartensIKTM); 10. V. Gervaise (Yaml. POtNT STANDtNGS; 1. Jobe (57) ; 2. Laquaye ; (43 ); 3. Jo Manens (341 4 . LaPone (20); 5. Dre ; schel; 6 . (TtEI Kinigadner/Watson (15 1 8 . J . WIlattley (141 9 . Va n der Ven (KTM); 10. Tarkkonen (6 1 ; . World Cbamploublp U5CC MX Series: RoandA in France, Geobersin rolls on LaPorte BelgiulD fails to score BO LD ERB UR G , BELGI UM , AP R . 24 C H ATEA U DE LO IR E. FRAN C E, AP R. 2·1 Ame rica n Da n nv La Porte faltered in h is effo;ts to keep th e Er ik G ebo ers co n ti n ued to dom inat e th e 125cc MX G P series wh en h e scored a I- I sweep of the Bel g ia n GP in from o f his home crowd at Bol derbu rg . Ge boe rs to ok (h e lead ea rl y in bo th

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