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Windham makes Everts Eat His Words at Budds Creek; Bolley Wins Championship

Stefan Everts (Radson – Honda) came to America this week calling the U.S. riders “cowards” and predicting that he would prove that he was the fastest rider in the world. After the first moto, it looked like Everts might back up his boast.

In moto number one, Everts got the hole shot and never looked back, but Kevin Windham (Team Honda U.S.A.) started fifth and worked his way up to third, just five seconds behind Everts at the end of the moto, while posting faster lap times than Everts. American Ryan Hughes (PAMO – Honda) finished second in moto number one.

In the second moto, Windham got a slightly better start than Everts (Windham was in second after the first lap, behind David Vuillemin, while Everts was in fourth). Although Everts ultimately finished in third, Windham easily pulled away from him, and Everts was even passed during the moto by American Series champion, Greg Albertyn (Suzuki), who finished second in the race.

At the end of the day, American based riders (counting Ryan Hughes, an American racing in the GP circuit) took four of the first five places overall, with Windham first, Everts second, and Hughes third. Former World champions racing in the United States, Greg Albertyn and Sébastien Tortelli (Honda) finished fourth and fifth overall, respectively.

Frédérick Bolley (Honda) won the championship over Pit Beirer (Kawasaki), with Vuillemin (Yamaha) just edging out Hughes for third.

Results Moto No. 1 (Top 10)

1. Stefan Everts (Radson – Honda)
2. Ryan Hughes (PAMO – Honda)
3. Kevin Windham (Honda)
4. Pit Beirer (Winfield – Kawasaki)
5. Mickael Pichon (Winfield – Suzuki)
6. Sébastien Tortelli (Honda)
7. Greg Albertyn (Suzuki)
8. Frédérick Bolley (Radson – Honda)
9. Brian Jorgensen (Winfield – Suzuki)
10. Joshua Coppins (Winfield – Suzuki)

Results Moto No. 2 (Top 10)

1. Kevin Windham (Honda)
2. Greg Albertyn (Suzuki)
3. Stefan Everts (Radson – Honda)
4. David Vuillemin (Yamaha)
5. Robbie Reynard (Suzuki)
6. Ryan Hughes (PAMO – Honda)
7. Sébastien Tortelli (Honda)
8. Marnicq Bervoets (Winfield – Kawasaki)
9. Brian Jorgensen (Winfield – Suzuki)
10. Frédérick Bolley (Radson – Honda)

Overall Results (Top 10)

1. Kevin Windham (Honda)
2. Stefan Everts (Radson – Honda)
3. Ryan Hughes (PAMO – Honda)
4. Greg Albertyn (Suzuki)
5. Sébastien Tortelli (Honda)
6. David Vuillemin (Yamaha)
7. Robbie Reynard (Suzuki)
8. Pit Beirer (Winfield – Kawasaki)
9. Brian Jorgensen (Winfield – Suzuki)
10. Frédérick Bolley (Radson – Honda)

Final Championship Points Standings (Top 10)

1. Frédérick Bolley (Radson – Honda);442 pts.
2. Pit Beirer (Winfield – Kawasaki); 424 pts.
3. David Vuillemin (Yamaha); 379 pts.
4. Ryan Hughes (PAMO – Honda); 375 pts.
5. Marnicq Bervoets (Winfield – Kawasaki); 278 pts.
6. Mickael Maschio (Yamaha); 265 pts.
7. Joshua Copppins (Winfield – Suzuki); 257 pts.
8. Leon Giesbers (Winfield – Suzuki); 188 pts.
9. Remy van Rees (Kawasaki); 164 pts.
10. Alessandro Belometti (Yamaha); 124 pts.