Team HRC’s Tim Gajser recorded his seventh MXGP overall of the season, and the sixth in succession after posting one-two results at the Palembang track in Indonesia. With high temperatures and brutal humidity affecting other riders, Gajser continued his hot streak of form, reeling off two holeshots on his way to his 10th moto victory in 12 gate drops. This meant he extended his lead at the top of the MXGP championship to 130 points with just seven rounds still to race. Fellow Honda CRF450RW rider Brian Bogers also put in two good rides to get his best result of the season, going twelve-eight for eighth overall at this 11th round of the world motocross championship.

After winning the qualification race yesterday, Gajser used first gate pick to great effect, ripping off holeshots in both races and leading the field for the first few laps. In the first moto, the Slovenian rider was able to then pull out a good gap quickly which allowed him to control the race and cross the line six seconds ahead of his nearest challenger. As he attempted to do the same in race two, a small mistake forced him off the track and he ended up on the ground. Remounting in third, he quickly moved into second place but with the rutted terrain proving quite treacherous, he decided to settle for second, knowing that he still had the overall wrapped up. And with the 47 points from today’s motos, his MXGP championship lead increased to 130 points, and more importantly to 161 points over the next active rider in the series.

For teammate Bogers, a strong second moto finish of eighth allowed him to secure eighth overall and his best overall placing of the season. After having difficulties with the heat and humidity in the first race, dropping from 8th to 12th position, the Dutch rider regrouped in the break and set about trying to break into the top 10 for race two. After getting a good start and rounding the first lap in sixth place, he was able to achieve his aim with a strong, resilient performance, something he’ll be looking to show again in Semarang next weekend.

As the series moves east to the neighbouring island of Java, the high temperatures are likely to follow them but with a week to acclimatise to the weather, both Gajser and Bogers will be hoping to continue their form at a Semarang track that hosted a round in the 2018 series too.

Tim Gajser  243

All day I really enjoyed riding the track. In the first moto I grabbed the holeshot and made a little gap and controlled the race. I had a lot of fun out there and managed to win the first moto. In the second race I didn’t have the best jump out of the gate so I got closed off on the straight, but as they ran wide, I was able to cut inside and take another holeshot. On the fourth lap and went off the track, and my rear tyre spun on the dusty ground and I had a little crash. I re-joined the race in third place, but managed to pass Jeremy immediately. I saw that Romain was riding a really good pace out front so I decided to settle for second place and to win another overall. Obviously I’m still happy with how the day went and my standing in the championship.

Brian Bogers  189

The day didn’t really go as I wanted, especially the first moto. The first five or six laps felt okay and I was riding with the fast guys but then the heat hit me really bad and I couldn’t push anymore. I felt pretty bad about that so I really wanted to try harder for race two. I got out of the gate really well and from the beginning I was pushing even harder than the first moto. I didn’t want to save myself because that isn’t a good mindset and it seemed to work because even when I got a little tired with the heat, I could still keep pushing. I ended up with a twelfth and an eighth for eighth overall so that’s not too bad but I still want to do better.

Marcus Pereira de Freitas

HRC General Manager – MXGP

With the heat and humidity making conditions really tough, it was great to see Tim once again riding so well and taking the overall. He got the holeshot in both races which was very important and although he wasn’t able to win the second race, he still won his sixth overall in a row and increased his lead in the championship battle. He is doing everything we want from him and it is just great to see him riding with this much confidence.
It was also good to see Brian get his best overall placing of the season, despite not riding to his full capabilities. The heat was tough for everyone and he did much better in the second moto so we are happy with his recovery. He now has a week to adapt to these conditions a bit more and to come out swinging in Semarang.

Rider Standings

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team
1 GAJSER Tim 243 SLO 488 Team HRC – MXGP
2 CAIROLI Antonio 222 ITA 358 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
3 SEEWER Jeremy 91 SWI 327 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team
4 PAULIN Gautier 21 FRA 318 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP
5 TONUS Arnaud 4 SWI 304 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP
6 JASIKONIS Arminas 27 LTU 271 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing
7 COLDENHOFF Glenn 259 NDL 256 Standing Construct KTM
8 JONASS Pauls 41 LAT 246 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing
9 VAN HOREBEEK Jeremy 89 BEL 245 Honda SR Motoblouz
10 FEBVRE Romain 461 FRA 227 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team
11 DESALLE Clement 25 BEL 208 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing
12 ANSTIE Max 99 GBR 184 Standing Construct KTM
13 LIEBER Julien 33 BEL 184 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing
14 MONTICELLI Ivo 128 ITA 161 iFly JK Racing
15 SIMPSON Shaun 24 GBR 129 RFX KTM Racing
16 BOGERS Brian 189 NDL 126 Team HRC – MXGP
17 LEOK Tanel 7 EST 112 A1M Husqvarna
18 SEARLE Tommy 100 GBR 103 Bike It DRT Kawasaki
19 LUPINO Alessandro 77 ITA 103 Gebben V Venrooy Kawasaki
20 TIXIER Jordi 911 FRA 81 Team VHR KTM Racing
21 PATUREL Benoit 6 FRA 65 Gebben V Venrooy Kawasaki
22 HERLINGS Jeffrey 84 NDL 57 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
23 BRYLYAKOV Vsevolod 18 RUS 44 JWR Yamaha Racing
24 STRIJBOS Kevin 22 BEL 43 JWR Yamaha Racing
25 GOLE Anton 297 SWE 30 iFly JK Racing
26 PETROV Petar 152 BUL 24 Team Honda Red Moto
27 BUTRON Jose 17 SPA 18 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team
28 LUSBO Andero 621 EST 15 Wildcard Rider
29 BERNARDINI Samuele 321 ITA 15 Ghidinelli Racing Team
30 GUILLOD Valentin 92 SWI 14 Standing Construct KTM

Photos: Honda Racing Corporation

Rugby league has its State of Origin, and the New Zealand motocross community has its own version of the “mate versus mate” showdown, the Battle of the Clubs.

This Saturday the Taupo Motorcycle Club will host the tenth annual Battle of the Clubs (BOTC) motocross, a fund-raiser to assist New Zealand’s three-rider national team to again enter the sport’s “Olympic Games of Motocross”, the annual Motocross of Nations (MXoN), this year being held at Assen, in The Netherlands, in late September.

Team New Zealand finished 17th overall out of 30 countries when the MXoN was staged in the United States last year, Bay of Plenty riders Cody Cooper and Rhys Carter and West Auckland’s Hamish Harwood waving the Kiwi flag at that 2018 event in Michigan.

But it’s very expensive to send a team of three riders, their bikes, mechanics and everything they need to compete to the other side of the world each year and, with this in mind, the Taupo club came up with a domestic equivalent of this great international event, the BOTC.

The annual fundraiser initiative has provided a significant financial boost to the Team New Zealand campaign each year since the inaugural BOTC was held in 2010.

The BOTC encourages some of the country’s most talented motocross riders to put aside their traditional rivalries and brand allegiances and instead join together and compete under provincial colours.

The club-based teams at the BOTC in Taupo will each comprise 10 competitors – four mini bike riders, three juniors and three senior riders – who will race bikes ranging in engine capacity from 50cc to 450cc.

Each contestant rides twice, with the three worst results to be discarded so that only 17 of the 20 results at the BOTC are counted in the final tally.

Racing this Saturday will again be at the popular Digger McEwen Motorcycle Park, on the outskirts of Taupo.

“We want to thank in advance the motorcycling community for their support,” said Taupo’s Bevan Weal, who will again co-manage the Kiwi team at the MXoN, working alongside New Plymouth’s Shayne King. “The BOTC is a huge part of our fundraising for the MXoN. It is an awesome way for all the riders around the country to be a part of getting Team New Zealand to the other side of the world.”

The Cambridge Motorcycle Club won the BOTC event for a record third consecutive time last year and they could again be one of the favourites to win this time too, with top national riders such as Jacob Steel, Reef Wheki and Carter Hanes set to wave the flag for them.

Mosgiel should be strong too, with Courtney Duncan, Sam Cuthbertson and Jack Symon included in their squad, while the Bay of Plenty Motorcycle Club entry includes respected riders Tyler Steiner, Darren Capill and national junior 125cc champion Madoc Dixon.

The Nelson Motorcycle Club will have national junior women’s champion Roma Edwards to fly their flag, while Christchurch has former national MX1 champion Justin McDonald, Tauranga has former world champion Ben Townley in its squad and Taranaki is boosted with multi-time former national champion Daryl Hurley on its roster.

Hurley and Townley have, on several occasions, represented New Zealand at the Motocross of Nations, including on two of the three occasions that New Zealand finished third overall at the event, Hurley in Belgium in 2001 and Townley in the UK in 2006.

More than $10,000 was raised at the event last season, that cash going towards New Zealand’s three-rider entry to the MXoN in the US last year, and it is hoped a similar amount will be raised this weekend.

Words and Photo by Andy McGechan

A historic day at the tenth round of the MXGP World Championship in Teutschenthal, Germany, saw the Monster Energy Wilvo Yamaha MXGP team celebrate nine podium finishes with both riders, Arnaud Tonus and Gautier Paulin, uncorking bottles of champagne atop the MXGP podium. It is the fourth time this season that YZ450F riders have made up two thirds of the premier class podium, and the duo are now tied on points for fourth in the Championship Standings, 1-point shy of Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP’s Jeremy Seewer, who remains third after missing the podium by 1-point.

An explosive start to the opening MXGP race saw all four Yamaha YZ450F riders force their way into the top-7. Paulin had the initial advantage but was quickly passed by Seewer and Tonus as Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP’s Romain Febvre railed around the outside of five riders on his way to sixth, from tenth position.

Up front, Seewer chased the Championship Leader Tim Gajser as Tonus, Paulin & Febvre engaged in an epic three-way battle for fourth. On lap four, Febvre switched up most of his lines in search a way past his French compatriot Paulin.

Seewer managed to retain second position despite a small fall when he ran into the back of Gajser. Unfortunately, he lost some time in the incident which allowed Julien Lieber to make a pass with 11-minutes left on the clock.

On Lap-9, Febvre out-dragged Paulin down a rutted straight for a place inside the top-five, while Tonus dramatically picked up the pace after Lieber crashed and made second position available.

The number ‘4’ reeled in his smooth riding Swiss compatriot and was able to capitalize on an error on the final lap to finish as the runner-up. Seewer, Febvre and Paulin rounded out the top-five in that order.

A frantic start to the second and final race saw Febvre crash at speed on the start straight while his teammate Seewer looped out at turn-two.

Tonus was quick to move into third position after a top-five start where he remained unchallenged for the entire 30-minute plus 2-lap duration of the race, while his teammate chased him around turn-one and had to dig deep to steal fourth position from Max Anstie on the final lap.

Seewer and Febvre were impressively resurgent. The ’91’ wasted little time clawing back a place inside the top-ten, and was able to finish a hard fought eighth, while Febvre put in an awe-inspiring charge from last position to finish 12th.

Seewer’s incredible race revival saw him miss the podium by 1 single point. He tied on points for fourth overall and has retained third in the Championship Standings. Tonus and Paulin are tied for fourth in the Championship Standings. The duo trails Seewer by 1-point, while Febvre has moved up to 11th after missing four rounds due to injury.

The next round of the MXGP World Championship will take place in Palembang, Indonesia, on the weekend of July 7th.

Arnaud Tonus

2nd MXGP Overall, 4th MXGP Championship Standings

“This weekend was a bit more challenging because I had a tough qualifying race yesterday, so I was pretty far out on the start and I had to dig deep going into the first corner, but I managed to be inside the top-five in both races. I had a good battle with the Yamaha riders in the first race, but I managed to pass Jeremy on the last lap when he made a mistake, and then I had another good race in Race 2 and was able to finish on the box for a fifth time. It was also amazing to have Gautier up on the podium with me. We have a great atmosphere inside the team, and this is a very special moment for us and the team. I am super happy for him.”

Gautier Paulin

3rd MXGP Overall, 5th MXGP Championship Standings

“I can’t thank the Monster Energy Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Team enough. For the past few weeks it has been tough for me, I have been off the podium. I had a big crash in Portugal and then was unlucky in France and then met the ground again in Russia. Last weekend in Latvia, I felt more like myself, but I didn’t reach the points I wanted to, but the feeling was there and it was a good training. It was tough, I had to fight hard for this one, but I know and have known my entire career that nothing comes for free, so I fought and now I am here and it feels great.”

Jeremy Seewer

5th MXGP Overall, 3rd MXGP Championship Standings

“I had a really really good weekend. Now I am starting to pick up the flow right from the Time Practice. I missed the podium by 1-point even with a crash in Race 2, but I felt good all weekend. I was up there in the top-five and top-three all weekend. I fell in Race 2 and I fought really hard to come back through the pack really quick which takes a lot of energy especially on a tough track like this. I am happy with everything; I took good points which is the goal at the end of the day. I just want to keep collecting points and moving forward.”

Photos: Yamaha Racing Press

Team HRC’s Tim Gajser made it five GP overalls in a row after sweeping the MXGP of Germany with a superb one-one performance.

His two moto victories at the rutted Teutschenthal track made it nine wins in the last ten races and 12 now for the season. It also means he extends his lead at the top of the MXGP championship to 83 points over his nearest rival with eight rounds still left to ride. Fellow HRC rider Brian Bogers had his joint second-best moto score of the season with a ninth in a race one, backing that up with an 11th in race two to just miss out on his pre-race aim of a top 10 overall.

For Gajser though, everything is going really well right now and his confidence is sky high after yet another impressive double moto victory. Getting the holeshot in both races on his Honda CRF450RW, he then kept control from start to finish, pulling out to a comfortable lead before settling into a pace that meant he won by over five seconds in each moto. As others around him struggled to adapt to the deeply-rutted Teutschenthal surface, Gajser showed good speed every time he hit the track, posting the fastest lap-times in every session, and usually by more than a second to the next fastest. As he received the chequered flag the second time around, his lead stretched out to 83 points in the MXGP championship, which has come about after a run of results that has seen him take 240 out of a possible 250 points available. While the next round in Palembang, Indonesia is an unknown quantity, the following events in Semarang and then Loket, Czech Republic should suit his style and give him the opportunity to really stamp his authority even more on this title chase.

Despite just missing out on a top 10 overall, Bogers was still pleased to be in the mix for that target, especially after posting a ninth place finish in race one. A solid qualification result of 12th gave him the opportunity to join that battle and that’s exactly what he was able to do in the first race, eventually crossing the line in ninth place for his joint second-best finish of the season. Hoping for a repeat in race two, Bogers just slipped outside the top 10, finishing 11th overall and missing out on his first top 10 GP finish by just one single point. However with eight rounds still left, his confidence is growing and he is excited to line up in Palembang for the next gate drop.

Both riders now have a weekend to recover, relax and prepare for round 11th of the 2019 world motocross championship which takes place in Indonesia on July 6-7. The series then stays in that country for round 12 the following weekend at the impressive Semarang circuit where Gajser will be hoping to improve upon the second place his achieved at the 2018 edition.

Tim Gajser  243

I was enjoying riding on the track this weekend. It was a really technical circuit with deep ruts which made line selection really important. I’m also really happy to take the holeshot in both races, as well as the qualifier yesterday, because we weren’t able to do that in the early part of the season but now we are getting the perfect jump out of the gate. In the first moto I did make a little mistake but I was still able to pick up the bike and remount as the leader, so that went okay. Then in the second race, I didn’t want to push too hard. I pulled out a lead of about five seconds and then kept it smooth because the track was a little sketchy in that second moto. The shadows and the sun was quite low which caused problems on certain parts of the track. However overall I’m very happy to win another overall and to extend my lead in the MXGP championship. I’m feeling really happy with how I rode and how the whole of Team HRC is working together.

Brian Bogers  189

It actually went pretty good today, I felt comfortable most of the day and even the starts went not too bad. In the first race I started around 15th and was able to move directly into around 10th place. I made a couple of passes and I was in eighth for most of the race before a small mistake near the end of the race dropped me to ninth. It’s in the top 10 and that’s where I want to be so I’m happy with that. The second moto I never felt happy and I couldn’t find a good rhythm. I was around 10th in the start and then dropped a couple of spots but I ended up 11th, which wasn’t too bad but still, I felt I could have done better. Unfortunately that meant I was 11th overall which is still just outside where I want to be, but overall it was a decent weekend.

Marcus Pereira de Freitas

HRC General Manager – MXGP

After the events of Latvia, it was a completely different feeling coming into this weekend in Germany, but once again Tim handled everything like the professional he is. He was fastest in every session on both days and then he grabbed the holeshot in both races and that meant he could stay out of any trouble. It was exactly what he needed to do, and I think he could’ve gone faster if he needed too. The lead is now 83 points in the championship but it is still too early to think about that too much so we want him to keep approaching the races the same and to enjoy his riding.
It was also good to see Brian fighting inside the top 10 in race one, and just outside the top 10 in race two. To have both riders finishing that well is further proof of just how well the whole of Team HRC is performing and we now head to Indonesia filled with confidence and hopeful that this run can continue. A big thanks to all the members of staff who continue to work hard both during the week and on the race weekends!

Rider Standings

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team
1 GAJSER Tim 243 SLO 441 Team HRC – MXGP
2 CAIROLI Antonio 222 ITA 358 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
3 SEEWER Jeremy 91 SWI 289 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team
4 TONUS Arnaud 4 SWI 288 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP
5 PAULIN Gautier 21 FRA 288 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP
6 JASIKONIS Arminas 27 LTU 249 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing
7 VAN HOREBEEK Jeremy 89 BEL 225 Honda SR Motoblouz
8 COLDENHOFF Glenn 259 NDL 220 Standing Construct KTM
9 JONASS Pauls 41 LAT 219 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing
10 DESALLE Clement 25 BEL 208 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing
11 LIEBER Julien 33 BEL 184 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing
12 FEBVRE Romain 461 FRA 184 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team
13 ANSTIE Max 99 GBR 147 Standing Construct KTM
14 MONTICELLI Ivo 128 ITA 140 iFly JK Racing
15 SIMPSON Shaun 24 GBR 129 RFX KTM Racing
16 BOGERS Brian 189 NDL 104 Team HRC – MXGP
17 SEARLE Tommy 100 GBR 103 Bike It DRT Kawasaki
18 LUPINO Alessandro 77 ITA 103 Gebben V Venrooy Kawasaki
19 LEOK Tanel 7 EST 92 A1M Husqvarna
20 TIXIER Jordi 911 FRA 81 Team VHR KTM Racing
21 PATUREL Benoit 6 FRA 65 Gebben V Venrooy Kawasaki
22 HERLINGS Jeffrey 84 NDL 57 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
23 BRYLYAKOV Vsevolod 18 RUS 44 JWR Yamaha Racing
24 STRIJBOS Kevin 22 BEL 43 JWR Yamaha Racing
25 GOLE Anton 297 SWE 30 iFly JK Racing
26 PETROV Petar 152 BUL 24 Team Honda Red Moto
27 BUTRON Jose 17 SPA 18 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team
28 BERNARDINI Samuele 321 ITA 15 Ghidinelli Racing Team
29 GUILLOD Valentin 92 SWI 14 Standing Construct KTM
30 VAN DER MIERDEN Sven 94 NDL 13 Wildcard Rider

Photos: Honda Racing Corporation

Team HRC’s Tim Gajser won the MXGP of Latvia in dramatic fashion to secure his fourth overall win in a row, extending his lead at the top of the championship to 33 points. Held at the sandy Kegums track, an hour south of Riga, Gajser didn’t have an easy weekend after a qualification crash left him with a bad gate pick. However, after two good starts, he rode solidly in the first moto for a sixth place before storming to the front in race two to seal another top step performance. Team mate Brian Bogers also put in a good second moto to place just outside the top 10, something he can build upon as they now head into the second half of the series.

For Gajser though, he couldn’t have expected such an outcome after starting each moto with 18th gate pick on a Kegums track that definitely favoured the inside positions. However once again this season he proved that when it really matters, a good reaction time, plus the power of the Honda CRF450RW can get him right near the front of this highly competitive MXGP field. In the first moto he wasn’t able to really find his rhythm on this sandy surface and despite a top-five start, he dropped a position to take the chequered flag in sixth place. This meant he really needed a good placing around the first bend of race two, which is exactly what he was able to deliver as the #243 swept through into second place early on. Still, with work to do, Gajser found a much better flow around the track and after dropping into third for a few laps, he put his head down and charged through to take the lead with 10 minutes remaining. As time expired, results elsewhere meant that three riders ended up tying on 40 points, but with the second moto victory, Gajser took the overall on the tie-breaker. His points tally also meant that he was able to increase his point’s gaps from 13 points at the beginning of the weekend to 33 with nine rounds of the 2019 motocross world championships still to race.

 

Dutch rider Brian Bogers wasn’t quite as fortunate at the beginning of the races as he was involved in a first turn pile-up in the first moto that left him right at the back of the field. In the first half of the race he put on a great charge to get himself back into the top 20, but he wasn’t quite able to maintain that momentum and ended up 18th. Race two started off better as he was able to move into 12th by the end of the first lap. With consistent lap-times and showing good line selection, Bogers was able to remain there for the rest of the moto and cross the line for his joint-third best result of the season.

Next weekend sees the championship head to Teutschenthal, Germany on 22-23 June for the third event in a row and the 10th round of the season. This track is another one that suits Gajser’s smooth style and there is strong possibility he’ll be able to add to his 10 moto wins and five overalls of what has been an extremely successful MXGP championship campaign so far.

Tim Gajser  243

I’m really happy because I really didn’t expect this after yesterday’s performance. I had 18th gate pick after a horrible crash and I wasn’t feeling great in that first moto today either. I couldn’t find good lines or a good rhythm so I was only able to finish sixth. In the second race I had an even better start and although it took a few laps, I passed my way into the lead with about 10 minutes remaining. I’m really happy to win another overall and a big thanks to all of the team who work so hard, because that hard work is really paying off so a big thanks to everyone. Still there are a lot of races to go so I will continue to go into each GP trying to have fun, giving my best and hoping to come out on top and remain leading this MXGP championship.

Brian Bogers  189

It wasn’t too bad today as I was able to turn it around after I crashed in the start of the first race. That definitely isn’t how you want to begin the motos. That crash left me at the back of the field, but that made me want to try too hard and although I passed a lot of guys to begin with, I got held up behind one rider and that really halted all my momentum. I went from completely last to 18th which is a couple of points but not really what I wanted. This made me extra focused for the second heat where I had a better start and was around 20th. Then in that first lap I was able to get up into 12th and that’s where I stayed for the whole race. I was really happy with my riding in that moto because I showed some good speed in the first 20 minutes. I pushed as much as I could and I’m happy to get one solid result and I hope this can continue next week in Teutschenthal.

Marcus Pereira de Freitas

HRC General Manager – MXGP

After yesterday, it would have been hard to predict that Tim would be able to win the overall but once again he proved that he can perform under pressure and deliver results at just the right time. He certainly didn’t seem to be riding like himself in race one, but when he needed a good performance he raised his game and took another moto win for yet another overall.
All of Team HRC, both the people at the track and everyone in Japan working behind the scenes deserve a lot of credit because this really is a massive team effort from everybody involved. Tim is the person the fans see on the track but a lot of people around the world put in a lot of work to help him achieve these performances and I just want to make sure they get some recognition for their efforts.
It was also nice to see Brian bounce back from a tough first moto to get a 12th in race two. It is always good to see riders put disappointment behind them and that’s exactly Brian was able to do after that first turn crash in race one.
Now we head to Germany and it’s another good track for Tim and another race where he’ll be riding with the red plate, which is something we hope to keep all the way through the season now.

Rider Standings

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team
1 GAJSER Tim 243 SLO 391 Team HRC – MXGP
2 CAIROLI Antonio 222 ITA 358 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
3 SEEWER Jeremy 91 SWI 256 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team
4 PAULIN Gautier 21 FRA 254 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP
5 TONUS Arnaud 4 SWI 246 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP
6 JASIKONIS Arminas 27 LTU 226 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing
7 DESALLE Clement 25 BEL 208 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing
8 VAN HOREBEEK Jeremy 89 BEL 200 Honda SR Motoblouz
9 COLDENHOFF Glenn 259 NDL 190 Standing Construct KTM
10 JONASS Pauls 41 LAT 186 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing
11 LIEBER Julien 33 BEL 184 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing
12 FEBVRE Romain 461 FRA 157 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team
13 SIMPSON Shaun 24 GBR 129 RFX KTM Racing
14 MONTICELLI Ivo 128 ITA 122 iFly JK Racing
15 ANSTIE Max 99 GBR 117 Standing Construct KTM
16 LUPINO Alessandro 77 ITA 103 Gebben V Venrooy Kawasaki
17 SEARLE Tommy 100 GBR 96 Bike It DRT Kawasaki
18 BOGERS Brian 189 NDL 82 Team HRC – MXGP
19 LEOK Tanel 7 EST 82 A1M Husqvarna
20 TIXIER Jordi 911 FRA 71 Team VHR KTM Racing
21 PATUREL Benoit 6 FRA 65 Gebben V Venrooy Kawasaki
22 HERLINGS Jeffrey 84 NDL 57 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
23 STRIJBOS Kevin 22 BEL 43 JWR Yamaha Racing
24 BRYLYAKOV Vsevolod 18 RUS 38 JWR Yamaha Racing
25 PETROV Petar 152 BUL 24 Team Honda Red Moto
26 BUTRON Jose 17 SPA 18 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team
27 GOLE Anton 297 SWE 16 iFly JK Racing
28 BERNARDINI Samuele 321 ITA 14 Ghidinelli Racing Team
29 VAN DER MIERDEN Sven 94 NDL 13 Wildcard Rider
30 KULLAS Harri 151 FIN 11 Wildcard Rider

Photos: Honda Racing Corporation