Tommy Searle blew the first moto, but hit back with a runaway second moto win to only lose the overall by a single point on the day.

 
And there were top ten moto finishes for Arnaud Tonus, Jake Nicholls and Max Anstie.
 
Searle had been top dog in qualification, running down Herlings for the win, but the Brit shot an own goal in the first moto with a tactical error off the gate.
 
“We decided to take the first gate, but the gravel was too soft and I got no drive,” said Searle.
 
“I was a bike’s length down straight away and Herlings came straight across me. I was nearly last going up the first hill.”
 
The Brit set the fastest lap of the race in traffic, but third was the best he could hope to achieve as Herlings and KTM team-mate Jeremy Van Horebeek ran away from the pack.
 
“It was probably the best-prepped track all year, but there was less of a differential between the fastest riders and the rest, so it made it more difficult to move through the pack. By the time I got to third, they were gone,” Searle added.
 
Tonus had gated third and held it for six laps before inevitably dropping down the leader-board in his first race since March. 
 
The lack of race practice had been evident in the previous day’s shorter qualification race as he went backwards to 11th in 25 minutes, but the 2011 Maxxis champion paced himelf better on Sunday to cross the line seventh in race one.
 
Nicholls was a frustrated tenth: “I didn’t have a good choice of gate after Saturday, but I got a good jump and was well inside the top ten,” he said.
 
“Then someone else came from outside me and they went straight on where the track sweeps back up the hill. I was back on the leader-board as Tommy came through, but then I stalled twice.”
 
Anstie was two places further back after his inevitable ride through the pack when his Honda left him stranded in 19th on the opening lap.
 
Searle made amends in race two as he tagged holeshot artist Tonus for four laps before moving ahead: “Arnaud was riding well and put in some good laps. But once I found a way to pass him, I put my head down and opened up a gap,” said the Brit.
 
The Swiss ace held down second for a further five laps before Herlings unceremoniously put him on the ground while Nicholls got eighth this time: “I should have had more places but after I fell and handed a place to Lupino I never settled again.” 
 
Anstie headed his fellow Brit by a place this time.
 
WORLD MX1 MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Rd  6 – St Jean d’Angely, FRANCE
 1 Antonio Cairoli (I - KTM) 25 + 25 = 50
 2 Christophe Pourcel (F - Kawasaki) 20 + 22 = 42
 3 Gautier Paulin (F - Kawasaki) 22 + 20 = 42
 4 Clement Desalle (B  - Suzuki) 16 + 18 = 34
 5 Xavier Boog (F - Kawasaki) 18 + 14 = 32
 6 David Philippaerts (I - Yamaha) 11 + 16 = 27
 7 Steven Frossard (F - Yamaha) 13 + 13 = 26
 8 Sebastien Pourcel (F - Kawasaki) 10 + 15 = 25
 9 Ken De Dycker (B - KTM) 14 + 11 = 25
10 Rui Goncalves (P - Honda) 12 + 12 = 24
11 Anthony Boissiere (F - TM) 5+10=15, 12 Kevin Strijbos (B - KTM) 6+9=15, 13 Matiss Karro (LAT - KTM) 8+7=15, 14 Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS - Honda) 15+0=15, 15 Tanel Leok (EST - Suzuki) 9+5=14, 16 Davide Guarneri (I - KTM) 3+8=11, 17 Jonathan Barragan (E - Honda) 4+6=10, 18 Shaun SIMPSON (GB - Yamaha) 7+3=10, 19 Loic Leonce (F - Yamaha) 0+4=4, 20 Herjan Brakke (NL - Yamaha) 0+2=2, 21 Dean Ferris (US - Kawasaki) 2+0=2, 22 Pier Filippo Bertuzzo (I - Honda) 0+1=1, 23 Augusts Justs (LAT - Honda) 1+0=1.
RACE ONE: 1 Cairoli, 2 Paulin, 3 Christophe Pourcel, 4 Boog, 5 Desalle, 6 Bobryshev, 7 De Dycker, 8 Frossard, 9 Goncalves, 10 Philippaerts, 11 Sebastien Pourcel, 12 Leok, 13 Karro, 14 SIMPSON, 15 Strijbos, 16 Boissiere, 17 Barragan, 18 Guarneri, 19 Ferris, 20 Justs.
RACE TWO: 1 Cairoli, 2 Christophe Pourcel, 3 Paulin, 4 Desalle, 5 Philippaerts, 6 Sebastien Pourcel, 7 Boog, 8 Frossard, 9 Goncalves, 10 De Dycker, 11 Boissiere, 12 Strijbos, 13 Guarneri, 14 Karro, 15 Barragan, 16 Leok, 17 Leonce, 18 SIMPSON, 19 Brakke, 20 Bertuzzo.
SERIES STANDINGS after 6 (of 16) rounds: 1 Cairoli 253 points, 2 Christophe Pourcel 214, 3 Desalle 213, 4 Paulin 212, 5 De Dycker 179, 6 Philippaerts 169, 7 Boog 161, 8 Strijbos 154, 9 Goncalves 134, 10 Leok 121, 11 Bobryshev 107, 12 SIMPSON 91, 13 Barragan 88, 14 Karro 86, 15 Guarneri 70, 16 Frossard 66, 17 Sebastien Pourcel 64, 18 Ferris 52, 19 Boissiere 27, 20 Soubeyras 27,… 25 SMITH 13,… 40 PARKER 2,… 44 BARR 1,… 
NEXT ROUND: June 10 – Agueda, PORTUGAL.
 
WORLD MX2 MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Rd 6 – St Jean d’Angely, FRANCE
 1 Jeffrey Herlings (NL - KTM) 25 + 22 = 47
 2 Tommy SEARLE (GB - Kawasaki) 20 + 25 = 45
 3 Jeremy Van Horebeek (B - KTM) 22 + 20 = 42
 4 Joel Roelants (B  - Kawasaki) 18 + 18 = 36
 5 Jordi Tixier (F - KTM) 15 + 16 = 31
 6 Valentin Teillet (F - Kawasaki) 16 + 12 = 28
 7 Jake NICHOLLS (GB - KTM) 11 + 13 = 24
 8 Max ANSTIE (GB - Honda)  9 + 14 = 23
 9 Petar Petrov (BG - Suzuki)  8 + 11 = 19
10 Romain Febvre (F - KTM) 10 +  8 = 18
11 Arnaud Tonus (CH - Yamaha) 14+4=18, 12 Julien Lieber (B - KTM) 7+9=16, 13 Alessandro Lupino (I - Husqvarna) 0+15=15, 14 Jose Butron (E - KTM) 12+3=15, 15 Christophe Charlier (F - Yamaha) 13+0=13, 16 Loic Larrieu (F - Husqvarna) 5+7=12, 17 Nikolaj Larsen (DK - Suzuki) 1+10=11, 18 Jason Clermont (F - Honda) 4+5=9, 19 Glenn Coldenhoff (NL - KTM) 0+6=6, 20 Harri Kullas (SF - Suzuki) 6+0=6, 21 Andrea Cervellin (I - TM) 2+2=4, 22 Kevin Fors (B - Yamaha) 3+0=3, 23 Ivanovs Davis (LAT - Kawasaki) 0+1=1.
RACE ONE: 1 Herlings, 2 Van Horebeek, 3 SEARLE, 4 Roelants, 5 Teillet, 6 Tixier, 7 Tonus, 8 Charlier, 9 Butron, 10 NICHOLLS, 11 Febvre, 12 ANSTIE, 13 Petrov, 14 Lieber, 15 Kullas, 16 Larrieu, 17 Clermont, 18 Fors, 19 Cervellin, 20 Larsen.
RACE TWO: 1 SEARLE, 2 Herlings, 3 Van Horebeek, 4 Roelants, 5 Tixier, 6 Lupino, 7 ANSTIE, 8 NICHOLLS, 9 Teillet, 10 Petrov, 11 Larsen, 12 Lieber, 13 Febvre, 14 Larrieu, 15 Coldenhoff, 16 Clermont, 17 Tonus, 18 Butron, 19 Cervellin, 20 Davis.
SERIES STANDINGS after 6 (of 16) rounds: 1 Herlings 270 points, 2 SEARLE 248, 3 Van Horebeek 231, 4 Roelants 188, 5 ANSTIE 160, 6 Tixier 159, 7 NICHOLLS 144, 8 Lupino 118, 9 Butron 110, 10 Ferrandis 107, 11 Charlier 106, 12 Kullas 105, 13 Petrov 90, 14 Leib 69, 15 Coldenhoff 68, 16 Tonkov 55, 17 Larsen 53, 18 Teillet 51, 19 Guillod 44, 20 POCOCK 42,…
NEXT ROUND: June 10 – Agueda, PORTUGAL.
 
FOR FULL REPORT AND PICTURES SEE TMX JUNE 8