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 here 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 laptimes 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.Share to Facebook39Share to TwitterShare to PinterestShare to LinkedInShare to More2

Tim Gajser

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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

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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

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!

MXGP 2019 Sunday, June 23rd 2019RaceRound 10 MXGP of Germany

Race 1

SUNNYAir Temp29°CTrack CondRutted

1GAJSER Tim243SLO25Team HRC – MXGPHonda34:25.465
2TONUS Arnaud4SWI22Wilvo Yamaha MXGPYamaha5.845
3SEEWER Jeremy91SWI20Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP TeamYamaha6.889
4FEBVRE Romain461FRA18Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP TeamYamaha21.269
5PAULIN Gautier21FRA16Wilvo Yamaha MXGPYamaha22.489
6COLDENHOFF Glenn259NDL15Standing Construct KTMKTM25.637
7ANSTIE Max99GBR14Standing Construct KTMKTM27.890
8VAN HOREBEEK Jeremy89BEL13Honda SR MotoblouzHonda31.613
9BOGERS Brian189NDL12Team HRC – MXGPHonda34.051
10JONASS Pauls41LAT11Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory RacingHusqvarna34.352
11TIXIER Jordi911FRA10Team VHR KTM RacingKTM38.222
12JASIKONIS Arminas27LTU9Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory RacingHusqvarna46.522
13GUILLOD Valentin92SWI8Standing Construct KTMKTM55.294
14MONTICELLI Ivo128ITA7iFly JK RacingYamaha1:00.073
15GOLE Anton297SWE6iFly JK RacingYamaha1:01.774
16LEOK Tanel7EST5A1M HusqvarnaHusqvarna1:05.608
17RAUCHENECKER Pascal281AUT4Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory RacingHusqvarna1:30.254
18DE WAAL Micha-Boy34NDL3Jumbo No Fear Vamo Honda TeamHonda1:32.506
19BRYLYAKOV Vsevolod18RUS2JWR Yamaha RacingYamaha1:38.202
20DEWULF Jeffrey212BEL1Wildcard RiderKTM1:48.901

MXGP 2019 Sunday, June 23rd 2019RaceRound 10 MXGP of Germany

Race 2

SUNNYAir Temp29°CTrack CondRutted

1GAJSER Tim243SLO25Team HRC – MXGPHonda34:20.466
2JONASS Pauls41LAT22Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory RacingHusqvarna7.093
3TONUS Arnaud4SWI20Wilvo Yamaha MXGPYamaha10.539
4PAULIN Gautier21FRA18Wilvo Yamaha MXGPYamaha12.221
5ANSTIE Max99GBR16Standing Construct KTMKTM12.981
6COLDENHOFF Glenn259NDL15Standing Construct KTMKTM13.279
7JASIKONIS Arminas27LTU14Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory RacingHusqvarna20.071
8SEEWER Jeremy91SWI13Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP TeamYamaha29.198
9VAN HOREBEEK Jeremy89BEL12Honda SR MotoblouzHonda36.100
10MONTICELLI Ivo128ITA11iFly JK RacingYamaha45.649
11BOGERS Brian189NDL10Team HRC – MXGPHonda53.956
12FEBVRE Romain461FRA9Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP TeamYamaha1:01.690
13GOLE Anton297SWE8iFly JK RacingYamaha1:02.746
14SEARLE Tommy100GBR7Bike It DRT KawasakiKawasaki1:03.607
15GUILLOD Valentin92SWI6Standing Construct KTMKTM1:04.618
16LEOK Tanel7EST5A1M HusqvarnaHusqvarna1:07.621
17BRYLYAKOV Vsevolod18RUS4JWR Yamaha RacingYamaha1:26.756
18DEWULF Jeffrey212BEL3Wildcard RiderKTM1:32.027
19DE WAAL Micha-Boy34NDL2Jumbo No Fear Vamo Honda TeamHonda1:39.438
20BERNARDINI Samuele321ITA1Ghidinelli Racing TeamYamaha1:45.761

MXGP 2019 Sunday, June 23rd 2019

Rider Standings

Limited to top 30 results

1GAJSER Tim243SLO441Team HRC – MXGPHonda
2CAIROLI Antonio222ITA358Red Bull KTM Factory RacingKTM
3SEEWER Jeremy91SWI289Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP TeamYamaha
4TONUS Arnaud4SWI288Wilvo Yamaha MXGPYamaha
5PAULIN Gautier21FRA288Wilvo Yamaha MXGPYamaha
6JASIKONIS Arminas27LTU249Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory RacingHusqvarna
7VAN HOREBEEK Jeremy89BEL225Honda SR MotoblouzHonda
8COLDENHOFF Glenn259NDL220Standing Construct KTMKTM
9JONASS Pauls41LAT219Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory RacingHusqvarna
10DESALLE Clement25BEL208Monster Energy Kawasaki RacingKawasaki
11LIEBER Julien33BEL184Monster Energy Kawasaki RacingKawasaki
12FEBVRE Romain461FRA184Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP TeamYamaha
13ANSTIE Max99GBR147Standing Construct KTMKTM
14MONTICELLI Ivo128ITA140iFly JK RacingYamaha
16BOGERS Brian189NDL104Team HRC – MXGPHonda
17SEARLE Tommy100GBR103Bike It DRT KawasakiKawasaki
18LUPINO Alessandro77ITA103Gebben V Venrooy KawasakiKawasaki
19LEOK Tanel7EST92A1M HusqvarnaHusqvarna
20TIXIER Jordi911FRA81Team VHR KTM RacingKTM
21PATUREL Benoit6FRA65Gebben V Venrooy KawasakiKawasaki
22HERLINGS Jeffrey84NDL57Red Bull KTM Factory RacingKTM
23BRYLYAKOV Vsevolod18RUS44JWR Yamaha RacingYamaha
24STRIJBOS Kevin22BEL43JWR Yamaha RacingYamaha
25GOLE Anton297SWE30iFly JK RacingYamaha
26PETROV Petar152BUL24Team Honda Red MotoHonda
27BUTRON Jose17SPA18JD Gunnex KTM Racing TeamKTM
28BERNARDINI Samuele321ITA15Ghidinelli Racing TeamYamaha
29GUILLOD Valentin92SWI14Standing Construct KTMKTM
30VAN DER MIERDEN Sven94NDL13Wildcard RiderYamaha