A totally dominant performance at the penultimate round of this year’s Australian Motocross Championships in early August was a definite highlight of the season for Kiwi rider Maximus Purvis.

The 18-year-old from Mangakino rides in New Zealand for the high-profile Altherm JCR Yamaha Racing Team and again this season he had backing from Yamaha in Australia too, racing there for the WBR Bulk Nutrients Yamaha Racing Team.

This ensured he stayed with his preferred Yamaha YZ250F machine and he certainly looked comfortable on the bike when he dominated the day, scoring back-to-back wins, at the ninth round of 10 in the Australian series at Coolum, in Queensland, on August 3.

He could not quite match that at the 10th and final round at the same venue the following day, settling instead for two runner-up finishes, but that was still easily enough to ensure that he finished the championship ranked second overall in the MX Development (Under-19) class.

Australian rider Regan Duffy wrapped up the MXD title win at Coolum.

Purvis had finished runner-up in this class last season too, on that occasion finishing behind fellow Yamaha rider Bailey Malkiewicz, and he had high hopes of taking the trophy this time around.

However, Purvis suffered a massive set-back at a muddy round two of the 2019 series at Wonthaggi, in Victoria, in March, when he finished an unaccustomed 18th in one of his two races that day.

“That was something he was always going to struggle to recover from,” said his Altherm JCR Yamaha Racing Team boss Josh Coppins. “Even though Maximus won three rounds this season, he was never really going to be able to get back those points he lost at Wonthaggi. He had the speed again this year, but there was no coming back from what happened at Wonthaggi. We’ll try to come up with a plan to improve things for Maximus as he will look to head into the MX2 class in Australia next season.”

Purvis was gracious in congratulating his main rival.

“We had a good battle and it was fun racing with him (Regan Duffy) all season. Coming into this season my goal was to win this championship so I’m a little disappointed that I wasn’t able to make that happen. Regan raced well all year and I just made some costly mistakes at the wrong time as well as not always getting great starts which set me back,” said Purvis. “This was my last year in MXD and I can’t thank the WBR Yamaha team enough for offering me this opportunity this year. It’s been awesome having them working with me at the events and providing such good bikes to race. It’s a real family team and everyone works so hard. My plan is now to head back to New Zealand for a couple of weeks before getting started in supercross. I have only done a couple of supercrosses before and I really liked it so I’m keen to keep learning how to ride the smaller tracks and improve my technique on them.”

Another Kiwi racing in Australia at the weekend was Rotorua’s Josh Bourke-Palmer and, although he competed in only a selected few of the 125 Gold Cup class races in Australia this season, he managed to finish an impressive seventh overall.

“The relationship between Yamaha in Australia and New Zealand is great,” said Coppins. “Racing in the 125cc Gold Cup races was a good experience for Josh (Bourke-Palmer) and the co-operation between Yamaha in Australia and New Zealand shows these young riders that there is a pathway for them. By racing in Australia, it gives riders like Josh and Max the chance to develop and improve during the Kiwi off-season.”

Purvis won the New Zealand 125cc crown in 2018, before racing his way to runner-up spot in the MXD class on his 250cc Yamaha that same year.

He progressed to the 250cc competition fulltime at the start of 2019 and raced in the MX2 class in the New Zealand Motocross Championships earlier this season, finishing that series third overall, making in two years in a row now that Purvis has finished on the podium on both sides of the Tasman Sea.

Purvis will remain in Australia now to contest the Australian Supercross Championships and he is not expected to be seen in race action in New Zealand until the Whakatane Summercross in late December.

Meanwhile, in terms of title-winning performances in the MX1 and MX2 classes in Australia this season, the final two rounds at Coolum provided double celebrations for the DPH Husqvarna Team, with Todd Waters winning the MX1 class and Wilson Todd winning the MX2 title.

Waters dominated round 10, enjoying a perfect weekend, winning Superpole and both MX1 motos en route to claiming the 2019 championship title.

CDR Yamaha Monster Energy’s Luke Clout captured second overall for the series and Raceline KTM Thor’s Hayden Mellross finished the season third overall in MX1.

In the MX2 class, Wilson Todd took the title ahead of Penrith Pirelli CRF Honda Racing’s Kyle Webster and Yamalube Yamaha’s Jay Wilson.

The Yamaha Rising Star Rookies class saw Yamaha’s Alex Larwood dominate the weekend’s races at Coolum and take out the Championship. Ricky Chalmers and New Zealand’s Cobie Bourke finished round 10 second and third overall respectively, while the Championship podium had Larwood first, Brad West second and Cameron Torpy third.

The Yamaha 125cc Gold Cup saw Yamaha’s Cameron Taylor again win the series, ahead of Nicholas Murray and Lachlan Wilson.

Photo courtesy of MX Nats

FINAL 2019 AUSTRALIAN MX STANDINGS:

MX1 Championship Standings:
1   Todd Waters, 568 Points
2   Luke Clout, 530 Points
3   Hayden Mellross, 462 Points
4   Kirk Gibbs, 435 Points
5   Brett Metcalfe, 432 Points
6   Justin Rodbell, 373 Points
7   Richie Evans, 372 Points
8   Jesse Dobson, 360 Points
9   Dylan Long, 325 Points
10   Jayden Rykers, 300 Points

MX2 Championship Standings:
1   Wilson Todd, 562 Points
2   Kyle Webster, 536 Points
3   Jay Wilson, 523 Points
4   Nathan Crawford, 492 Points
5   Aaron Tanti, 460 Points
6   Dylan Wills, 394 Points
7   Bailey Malkiewicz, 387 Points
8   Ricky Latimer, 360 Points
9   Cooper Pozniak, 345 Points
10   Morgan Fogarty, 327 Points

MXD (U19) Championship Standings:
1   Regan Duffy, 593 Points
2   Maximus Purvis, 561 Points
3   Rhys Budd, 472 Points
4   Noah Ferguson, 435 Points
5   Brodie Ellis, 419 Points
6   Jai Walker, 411 Points
7   Liam Walsh, 389 Points
8   Jayce Cosford, 384 Points
9   Mackenzie O’Bree, 346 Points
10   Tye Jones, 337 Points

Words and Photos: Andy McGechan

Bike It DRT Kawasaki’s Courtney Duncan gave the 2020 KX250 a winning debut as she scored her second consecutive maximum weekend in the Czech round of the FIM World WMX Women’s Motocross Champinoship.

The twenty-three year old, who had flown back to her hometown of Dunedin just over a week before the race, was once again dominant around the tricky Loket track in much cooler temperatures than for the previous day’s first moto. Third after the initial sort-out at turn one, she repeated her Saturday surge to pass into second place on the big drop-off into the valley and took the lead with an immaculate inside pass halfway round the opening lap. Already two seconds clear at the completion of the first full lap, she continued to move relentlessly further and further clear to once again win the twenty-minute-plus-two-lap race by thirty-six seconds. Her fifth victory in six moto starts on Kawasaki, sees the Kiwi girl extend her lead in the individual World Championship to fourteen points, while Kawasaki now leads the manufacturers world championship by four points. It was the perfect debut for the 2020 production Kawasaki KX250 which was being raced for the first time in the world championship.

Courtney Duncan

“I’m just so happy for myself adn the whole team both here in Europe with Steve Dixon, and back home in New Zealand; everyone has been working so hard to achieve this success. It was pretty much a perfect weekend as I even set (the) fastest lap in practice, which is something I rarely do. I got two good starts and could immediately make good passes to lead every lap. This track is pretty tricky but I could stay concentrated and managed a good lead to the finish of each race. I’ve also got a good lead in the Championship now so I just need to keep focused and bring it home. It was really nice to race with the 2020 bike this weekend; I tested it a couple of weeks ago and after just ten minutes I knew it would be the bike I’d love racing with here. I’m very happy with the refinements Kawasaki have made. It’s a new engine so the power is a lot different, but it’s just so good and I could really feel the difference from my old bike.”

Photos: Kawasaki Europe Press

Team HRC’s Tim Gajser increased his lead at the top of the 2019 world motocross championship table to 177 points after finishing second overall at the MXGP of the Czech Republic. Watched on by a record number of Slovenian fans who made the journey north to watch their Honda CRF450RW-riding hero, the #243 rode solidly throughout both races to secure his podium position, his eighth in a row. Teammate Brian Bogers also had a good day, placing ninth in race one, before finishing just outside the top 10 in race two.

On the hard pack Loket track, Gajser made two good starts, placing inside the top three in both races and with passing opportunities limited due to the lack of line options, he settled for two second places to score 44 points on the day. This was good enough for second overall and more importantly, four points more than his nearest championship rival which left the gap at 177 with just 250 points left to race for. Unfortunately, it does mean his winning streak ended at a record-breaking seven, but the vast number of Slovenian fans didn’t care one bit as the double World Champion took another massive step towards title number three.

Taking a risky outside gate pick in both motos, Bogers stormed around the first corner in race one in fifth position. Holding a good speed early on, he eventually succumbed to arm pump on a track that was really tricky to go fast on. By the end of the race, he crossed the line in ninth place which was still inside the top 10, his goal at the beginning of the moto. Unfortunately, the outside gate pick didn’t pay off in race two and he rounded the first bend outside the top 20. Making a lot of quick passes early on, he managed to work his way up to 13th by the midpoint of the race and although his pace was good, he could only finish in 12th, which was enough for 11th overall.

Next weekend the MXGPs head to Lommel for one of the toughest tests of the year as the riders have to deal with the deep sand in the north of Belgium. It is certainly a much different surface than the hard pack surface they found this weekend in Loket, but as Gajser has proved over the last 13 rounds, he is capable on every type of terrain. He also knows that with a couple more good results, his dream of a third world championship title becomes ever nearer. Bogers is also looking forward to racing at a track that he grew up riding on and will once again set his sights on the MXGP top 10 when the gate drops in Lommel on Sunday 4thAugust.

Tim Gajser  243

The track was really tough, it was hard and slick so I didn’t feel so comfortable on the track, but I’m quite happy with how the motos turned out. I took two good starts and I was riding smart and I didn’t want to push too much because it was easy to make a mistake. Overall it was a good weekend and I’m happy I could give all the Slovenian fans something to cheer about. They support me so much on the track and I could really hear them around the start straight bend each lap. So many of them made the trip and I am just really thankful for every one of them and it is just an awesome feeling to be out there and celebrating with them.

Brian Bogers  189

I’m quite happy with the results today. In the first moto I got a good start and was in fifth and I felt good there. I showed some good speed at the beginning of the race but then I got arm pump and had to slow down. Still, I finished ninth and that’s good. Unfortunately the start didn’t work in the second race and I had to start from around 20th. I fought back to 12th though and I’m happy with how I rode. It was much better than Indonesia and it was important to bounce back. I’m certainly looking forward to next weekend on a sand track that I enjoy riding on.

Marcus Pereira de Freitas

HRC General Manager – MXGP

It was a really professional performance from Tim this weekend, despite being under a lot of pressure with all his fans that came to visit. The track was difficult to ride, and he made sure that he finished in second place, rather than take risks in order to go for the win. Of course we would have loved to have seen him on top of the podium for the eighth race in a row, but the championship is the main focus and he did what he needed to do, and that was extend his lead at the top of the championship even further.
Brian also rode well in both races and can consider himself unlucky not to have finished inside the top 10 overall. It was great to see him and Tim up near the front in the early stages of race one and we hope that he can manage to do the same again in Lommel, on a track that should really suit him.

Rider Standings

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team
1 GAJSER Tim 243 SLO 582 Team HRC – MXGP
2 SEEWER Jeremy 91 SWI 405 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team
3 PAULIN Gautier 21 FRA 379 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP
4 TONUS Arnaud 4 SWI 373 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP
5 CAIROLI Antonio 222 ITA 358 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
6 JASIKONIS Arminas 27 LTU 327 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing
7 COLDENHOFF Glenn 259 NDL 309 Standing Construct KTM
8 VAN HOREBEEK Jeremy 89 BEL 300 Honda SR Motoblouz
9 JONASS Pauls 41 LAT 297 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing
10 FEBVRE Romain 461 FRA 293 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team
11 ANSTIE Max 99 GBR 237 Standing Construct KTM
12 DESALLE Clement 25 BEL 208 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing
13 MONTICELLI Ivo 128 ITA 189 iFly JK Racing
14 LIEBER Julien 33 BEL 184 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing
15 BOGERS Brian 189 NDL 165 Team HRC – MXGP
16 SIMPSON Shaun 24 GBR 146 RFX KTM Racing
17 LEOK Tanel 7 EST 142 A1M Husqvarna
18 SEARLE Tommy 100 GBR 112 Bike It DRT Kawasaki
19 LUPINO Alessandro 77 ITA 107 Gebben V Venrooy Kawasaki
20 TIXIER Jordi 911 FRA 86 Team VHR KTM Racing
21 PATUREL Benoit 6 FRA 65 Gebben V Venrooy Kawasaki
22 STRIJBOS Kevin 22 BEL 60 JWR Yamaha Racing
23 BRYLYAKOV Vsevolod 18 RUS 58 JWR Yamaha Racing
24 HERLINGS Jeffrey 84 NDL 57 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
25 GOLE Anton 297 SWE 30 iFly JK Racing
26 LUSBO Andero 621 EST 29 Wildcard Rider
27 STEWART Lewis 336 AUS 29 Wildcard Rider
28 PETROV Petar 152 BUL 24 Team Honda Red Moto
29 COLES Adam 227 AUS 22 Wildcard Rider
30 BUTRON Jose 17 SPA 18 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team

Photos: Honda Racing Corporation

At the 12th round of the 2019 MXGP championship, Team HRC’s Tim Gajser won his seventh overall in a row, setting an all-time record for Honda riders in world championship motocross. While other riders struggled with the heat and tricky track surface at the Semarang facility in central Java, Indonesia, Gajser took one holeshot and led every lap of both races to cruise to his eighth overall of the season, extending his lead at the top of the MXGP championship to 173 points.

With news breaking on Monday that his nearest championship rival would be missing the rest of the season, Gajser knew that he had to remain focused and ride smart in order to keep his momentum going, and that’s exactly what he was able to do when the gate dropped in both motos. A holeshot in race one made things relatively straight-forward for the #243 Honda CRF450RW rider, as he gradually opened up a gap at the front of the field before cruising to the chequered flag. He came very close to another holeshot in race two but rounded the first bend in third position. He then made a couple of passes on the first lap and once again set about breaking clear for would be his sixth maximum points haul of this amazing season. With just six rounds remaining, he knows he can’t take his hand off the throttle just yet, so his aim is to keep heading into each GP to have fun, starting with the next round in the Czech Republic.

Unfortunately, it wasn’t such a positive day for teammate Brian Bogers as the Dutch rider went 11-13 for 12th overall. He never managed to find a good rhythm in either moto and wasn’t able to make the impact he wanted, as he looked to challenge again for a top 10 position. Bogers will hope to find his form again in the Dutch championship next weekend, before getting back to world championship motocross at Loket the following week on July 27-28.

Tim Gajser  243

I was having fun on both days this weekend. Unfortunately yesterday I had a crash in timed practice and I hurt my right ankle a little bit, but other than a bit of pain yesterday, it was certainly a great weekend again. In the first moto I had a great start, taking the holeshot and leading the whole race. In the second one, I started third and made quick pass, and then made another one a bit later in lap one before making a gap to control the race. I was really having fun out there although the track was a little slippery in some places, but I still got two moto wins so I can’t complain! I’m trying not to put pressure on myself on each weekend and I know if I can have fun, I can ride really fast and that seems to be working right now. It is also an honour to have the biggest win-streak for a Honda rider in world motocross, a lot of really talented riders have ridden on this great brand and it is amazing to have achieved this. I hope I can keep it going for as long as possible, and I must also thank Team HRC for helping me out so much and giving me all the support I need in order to do this.

Brian Bogers  189

Today wasn’t a good day for me and I feel really bad to have to say that. I didn’t travel all the way to Indonesia to ride like this and I am really, really disappointed with how I performed. I need to push the reset button for the next races and I hope to do better in the Dutch championship next weekend, which can then give me a boost for the next MXGP round. I want to say sorry to the team because they work so hard for me and they don’t deserve a performance like this. It definitely isn’t what we want.
I do feel like I can ride better though and that’s what I’m going to be aiming to do for the rest of the season, and just try to forget about this round.

Marcus Pereira de Freitas

HRC General Manager – MXGP

The way Tim is riding right now is just amazing to watch. He made a tricky track look easy and he didn’t really seem to be pushing too much in either moto. His confidence is sky high right now and he fully deserved his seventh victory in a row. This win also means it is his most successful with the team, having now achieved eight this season, one more than when he won the title in 2016, so we are all just really proud of how he has performed this year, especially turning it around so well from the beginning of the season. He thoroughly deserves all the plaudits he receives.
Having spoken to Brian, we are just going to put this weekend behind us and focus ahead to the next round in the Czech Republic. We know he can ride better than he showed in Semarang and we’ll be helping him out as much as possible in order to raise his level when the gate drops in Loket in a couple of weeks’ time.

Rider Standings

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team
1 GAJSER Tim 243 SLO 538 Team HRC – MXGP
2 SEEWER Jeremy 91 SWI 365 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team
3 CAIROLI Antonio 222 ITA 358 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
4 TONUS Arnaud 4 SWI 346 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP
5 PAULIN Gautier 21 FRA 343 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP
6 JASIKONIS Arminas 27 LTU 299 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing
7 COLDENHOFF Glenn 259 NDL 288 Standing Construct KTM
8 VAN HOREBEEK Jeremy 89 BEL 271 Honda SR Motoblouz
9 JONASS Pauls 41 LAT 268 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing
10 FEBVRE Romain 461 FRA 243 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team
11 ANSTIE Max 99 GBR 213 Standing Construct KTM
12 DESALLE Clement 25 BEL 208 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing
13 LIEBER Julien 33 BEL 184 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing
14 MONTICELLI Ivo 128 ITA 184 iFly JK Racing
15 BOGERS Brian 189 NDL 144 Team HRC – MXGP
16 LEOK Tanel 7 EST 132 A1M Husqvarna
17 SIMPSON Shaun 24 GBR 129 RFX KTM Racing
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 LUSBO Andero 621 EST 29 Wildcard Rider
27 STEWART Lewis 336 AUS 29 Wildcard Rider
28 PETROV Petar 152 BUL 24 Team Honda Red Moto
29 COLES Adam 227 AUS 22 Wildcard Rider
30 BUTRON Jose 17 SPA 18 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team

Photos: Honda Racing Corporation

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