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. Team mate 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 4th August.

Tim Gajser

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

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

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.

MXGP 2019 Sunday, July 28th 2019

RaceRound 13 MXGP of Czech Republic

Race 1

CLOUDYAir Temp28°CTrack CondHard Pack

Pos.RiderNumNationPointsTeamConstructorTime/Gap
1FEBVRE Romain461FRA25Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP TeamYamaha35:16.428
2GAJSER Tim243SLO22Team HRC – MXGPHonda1.767
3SEEWER Jeremy91SWI20Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP TeamYamaha3.019
4PAULIN Gautier21FRA18Wilvo Yamaha MXGPYamaha4.994
5JASIKONIS Arminas27LTU16Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory RacingHusqvarna6.234
6JONASS Pauls41LAT15Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory RacingHusqvarna11.778
7VAN HOREBEEK Jeremy89BEL14Honda SR MotoblouzHonda23.045
8ANSTIE Max99GBR13Standing Construct KTMKTM29.981
9BOGERS Brian189NDL12Team HRC – MXGPHonda36.277
10TONUS Arnaud4SWI11Wilvo Yamaha MXGPYamaha39.366
11SIMPSON Shaun24GBR10RFX KTM RacingKTM40.663
12SEARLE Tommy100GBR9Bike It DRT KawasakiKawasaki44.529
13COLDENHOFF Glenn259NDL8Standing Construct KTMKTM55.289
14STRIJBOS Kevin22BEL7JWR Yamaha RacingYamaha56.989
15BRYLYAKOV Vsevolod18RUS6JWR Yamaha RacingYamaha58.186
16MONTICELLI Ivo128ITA5iFly JK RacingYamaha1:02.169
17LEOK Tanel7EST4A1M HusqvarnaHusqvarna1:03.587
18KOCH Tom226GER3KTM SarholzKTM1:23.691
19BERNARDINI Samuele321ITA2Ghidinelli Racing TeamYamaha1:37.141
20RODRIGUEZ Anthony127VEN1Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing TeamYamaha1:44.168

MXGP 2019 Sunday, July 28th 2019RaceRound 13 MXGP of Czech Republic

Race 2

CLOUDYAir Temp28°CTrack CondHard Pack

Pos.RiderNumNationPointsTeamConstructorTime/Gap
1FEBVRE Romain461FRA25Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP TeamYamaha35:24.868
2GAJSER Tim243SLO22Team HRC – MXGPHonda2.779
3SEEWER Jeremy91SWI20Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP TeamYamaha7.399
4PAULIN Gautier21FRA18Wilvo Yamaha MXGPYamaha10.737
5TONUS Arnaud4SWI16Wilvo Yamaha MXGPYamaha12.992
6VAN HOREBEEK Jeremy89BEL15Honda SR MotoblouzHonda14.782
7JONASS Pauls41LAT14Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory RacingHusqvarna16.522
8COLDENHOFF Glenn259NDL13Standing Construct KTMKTM26.870
9JASIKONIS Arminas27LTU12Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory RacingHusqvarna29.205
10ANSTIE Max99GBR11Standing Construct KTMKTM50.995
11STRIJBOS Kevin22BEL10JWR Yamaha RacingYamaha58.846
12BOGERS Brian189NDL9Team HRC – MXGPHonda1:03.552
13BRYLYAKOV Vsevolod18RUS8JWR Yamaha RacingYamaha1:05.105
14SIMPSON Shaun24GBR7RFX KTM RacingKTM1:06.014
15LEOK Tanel7EST6A1M HusqvarnaHusqvarna1:06.728
16TIXIER Jordi911FRA5Team VHR KTM RacingKTM1:26.475
17LUPINO Alessandro77ITA4Gebben V Venrooy KawasakiKawasaki1:35.512
18KOCH Tom226GER3KTM SarholzKTM1:38.222
19DE WAAL Micha-Boy34NDL2Jumbo No Fear Vamo Honda TeamHonda1:44.709
20BERNARDINI Samuele321ITA1Ghidinelli Racing TeamYamaha1:54.349

MXGP 2019 Sunday, July 28th 2019

Rider Standings

Limited to top 30 results

Pos.RiderNumNationPointsTeamConstructor
1GAJSER Tim243SLO582Team HRC – MXGPHonda
2SEEWER Jeremy91SWI405Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP TeamYamaha
3PAULIN Gautier21FRA379Wilvo Yamaha MXGPYamaha
4TONUS Arnaud4SWI373Wilvo Yamaha MXGPYamaha
5CAIROLI Antonio222ITA358Red Bull KTM Factory RacingKTM
6JASIKONIS Arminas27LTU327Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory RacingHusqvarna
7COLDENHOFF Glenn259NDL309Standing Construct KTMKTM
8VAN HOREBEEK Jeremy89BEL300Honda SR MotoblouzHonda
9JONASS Pauls41LAT297Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory RacingHusqvarna
10FEBVRE Romain461FRA293Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP TeamYamaha
11ANSTIE Max99GBR237Standing Construct KTMKTM
12DESALLE Clement25BEL208Monster Energy Kawasaki RacingKawasaki
13MONTICELLI Ivo128ITA189iFly JK RacingYamaha
14LIEBER Julien33BEL184Monster Energy Kawasaki RacingKawasaki
15BOGERS Brian189NDL165Team HRC – MXGPHonda
16SIMPSON Shaun24GBR146RFX KTM RacingKTM
17LEOK Tanel7EST142A1M HusqvarnaHusqvarna
18SEARLE Tommy100GBR112Bike It DRT KawasakiKawasaki
19LUPINO Alessandro77ITA107Gebben V Venrooy KawasakiKawasaki
20TIXIER Jordi911FRA86Team VHR KTM RacingKTM
21PATUREL Benoit6FRA65Gebben V Venrooy KawasakiKawasaki
22STRIJBOS Kevin22BEL60JWR Yamaha RacingYamaha
23BRYLYAKOV Vsevolod18RUS58JWR Yamaha RacingYamaha
24HERLINGS Jeffrey84NDL57Red Bull KTM Factory RacingKTM
25GOLE Anton297SWE30iFly JK RacingYamaha
26LUSBO Andero621EST29Wildcard RiderYamaha
27STEWART Lewis336AUS29Wildcard RiderKTM
28PETROV Petar152BUL24Team Honda Red MotoHonda
29COLES Adam227AUS22Wildcard RiderHusqvarna
30BUTRON Jose17SPA18JD Gunnex KTM Racing TeamKTM