Tim Gajser showed his much-improved sand riding skills at Valkenswaard, going seven-two for third overall in what was his third podium overall in a row. The CRF450RW rider had second gate pick and with two good starts, he was in a great position to challenge for wins. However a mistake in the first race whilst in third place cost him any chance of that, as he had to regroup and pass a number of riders to get back to seventh place. In race two, he was once again in the hunt for the lead, tracking Antonio Cairoli for the entire moto, but he was just unable to find his way past the Italian.

In what was his home GP, Brian Bogers had his best result of the season, with a 12th place in the first moto. The Dutch rider felt comfortable all weekend in the sandy conditions and it showed as he came so close to breaking into the top 10. Unfortunately a bike issue in the second moto, caused by a collision with another rider, meant that Bogers wasn’t able to improve upon that result as he had to pull out of the race. It was a disappointing end, but still a move in the right direction for #189 and he now heads to Italy with a boost in confidence that the top guys are within reach.

The picturesque Pietramurata track is the venue next weekend for the MXGP of Trentino, where a hard-pack, stony surface awaits Team HRC for the fourth round of the 2019 motocross world championships.o

Tim Gajser

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I’m quite happy to finish on the podium again. I’m just a little bit disappointed with the first race. I made a mistake and finished seventh, but I’m trying to learn as much as possible from these mistakes so I don’t make them in the future. The second race was good though. My speed was good, my start was good. We were really close to the front and the pace was high so overall I’m quite happy and I’m really looking forward to next weekend in Arco di Trento. A huge thanks to everyone in the team, they did an amazing job with the bike and I felt comfortable on it in both the motos.

Brian Bogers

Brian Bogers 189

The first race went pretty well. I had an okay start, around 11th and I saw that on the pit board so I really tried to push to get inside the top 10. Maybe I pushed too hard to make that happen, and I ended up riding too tight and I couldn’t push anymore. I finished 12th and I was very happy with that, and it was a nice to see my work paying off. In the second race, my start wasn’t so good and I got hit by another rider but I still managed to get up to 14th place. Unfortunately though, the impact with the other rider caused some damage to the bike and I wasn’t able to finish the race. It’s a shame but this is motocross and I must put it behind me and move onto Trentino next weekend.

Marcus Pereira de Freitas

Marcus Pereira de Freitas

HRC General Manager – MXGP

Overall it was another positive weekend for both Tim and Brian. Of course it would have been great if he could have just made the pass in the second moto, but it was still Tim’s best results here and a good sign that his winter training has worked and that he has improved on the sand. Unfortunately a collision with another rider issue meant Brian’s bike couldn’t finish the second moto, but it was good to see him fighting around the top 10 in the first race and it is a definite step in the right direction. We now have a week to prepare for Italy, in what should be a great event for Team HRC.

MXGP 2019 Sunday, March 31st 2019RaceRound 3 MXGP of The Netherlands

Race 1

CLOUDYAir Temp12°CTrack CondSandy

1CAIROLI Antonio222ITA25Red Bull KTM Factory RacingKTM34:34.806
2DESALLE Clement25BEL22Monster Energy Kawasaki RacingKawasaki4.242
3PAULIN Gautier21FRA20Wilvo Yamaha MXGPYamaha5.137
4JASIKONIS Arminas27LTU18Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory RacingHusqvarna6.759
5VAN HOREBEEK Jeremy89BEL16Honda SR MotoblouzHonda12.427
6LIEBER Julien33BEL15Monster Energy Kawasaki RacingKawasaki13.786
7GAJSER Tim243SLO14Team HRC – MXGPHonda14.058
8SEEWER Jeremy91SWI13Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP TeamYamaha20.989
9SIMPSON Shaun24GBR12RFX KTM RacingKTM35.999
10TIXIER Jordi911FRA11Team VHR KTM RacingKTM39.272
11JONASS Pauls41LAT10Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory RacingHusqvarna42.396
12BOGERS Brian189NDL9Team HRC – MXGPHonda44.017
13TONUS Arnaud4SWI8Wilvo Yamaha MXGPYamaha44.972
14LEOK Tanel7EST7A1M HusqvarnaHusqvarna47.900
15ANSTIE Max99GBR6Standing Construct KTMKTM51.159
16ANSTIE Max99GBR5Standing Construct KTMKTM55.542
17COLDENHOFF Glenn259NDL4Standing Construct KTMKTM59.031
18MONTICELLI Ivo128ITA3iFly JK RacingYamaha1:11.942
19GOLE Anton297SWE2iFly JK RacingYamaha1:18.359
20PETROV Petar152BUL1Team Honda Red MotoHonda1:21.680

MXGP 2019 Sunday, March 31st 2019RaceRound 3 MXGP of The Netherlands

Race 2

SUNNYAir Temp12°CTrack CondSandy

1CAIROLI Antonio222ITA25Red Bull KTM Factory RacingKTM34:13.363
2GAJSER Tim243SLO22Team HRC – MXGPHonda1.461
3VAN HOREBEEK Jeremy89BEL20Honda SR MotoblouzHonda32.822
4JASIKONIS Arminas27LTU18Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory RacingHusqvarna42.905
5DESALLE Clement25BEL16Monster Energy Kawasaki RacingKawasaki48.123
6SEEWER Jeremy91SWI15Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP TeamYamaha51.333
7LIEBER Julien33BEL14Monster Energy Kawasaki RacingKawasaki52.345
8SIMPSON Shaun24GBR13RFX KTM RacingKTM54.021
9ANSTIE Max99GBR12Standing Construct KTMKTM1:00.795
10COLDENHOFF Glenn259NDL11Standing Construct KTMKTM1:01.515
11MONTICELLI Ivo128ITA10iFly JK RacingYamaha1:12.911
12LUPINO Alessandro77ITA9Gebben V Venrooy KawasakiKawasaki1:13.842
13PAULIN Gautier21FRA8Wilvo Yamaha MXGPYamaha1:16.004
14JONASS Pauls41LAT7Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory RacingHusqvarna1:19.111
15KULLAS Harri151FIN6Wildcard RiderHusqvarna1:20.383
16BUTRON Jose17SPA5JD Gunnex KTM Racing TeamKTM1:21.295
17LEOK Tanel7EST4A1M HusqvarnaHusqvarna1:23.351
18SEARLE Tommy100GBR3Bike It DRT KawasakiKawasaki1:24.954
19PETROV Petar152BUL2Team Honda Red MotoHonda1 Lap
20TONUS Arnaud4SWI1Wilvo Yamaha MXGPYamaha1 Lap

MXGP 2019 Sunday, March 31st 2019

Rider Standings

Limited to top 30 results

1CAIROLI Antonio222ITA147Red Bull KTM Factory RacingKTM
2GAJSER Tim243SLO125Team HRC – MXGPHonda
3DESALLE Clement25BEL103Monster Energy Kawasaki RacingKawasaki
4VAN HOREBEEK Jeremy89BEL102Honda SR MotoblouzHonda
5PAULIN Gautier21FRA102Wilvo Yamaha MXGPYamaha
6JASIKONIS Arminas27LTU92Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory RacingHusqvarna
7SEEWER Jeremy91SWI78Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP TeamYamaha
9LIEBER Julien33BEL62Monster Energy Kawasaki RacingKawasaki
10ANSTIE Max99GBR62Standing Construct KTMKTM
11JONASS Pauls41LAT57Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory RacingHusqvarna
12COLDENHOFF Glenn259NDL44Standing Construct KTMKTM
13SEARLE Tommy100GBR41Bike It DRT KawasakiKawasaki
14TIXIER Jordi911FRA36Team VHR KTM RacingKTM
15MONTICELLI Ivo128ITA35iFly JK RacingYamaha
16TONUS Arnaud4SWI35Wilvo Yamaha MXGPYamaha
17LUPINO Alessandro77ITA34Gebben V Venrooy KawasakiKawasaki
18LEOK Tanel7EST24A1M HusqvarnaHusqvarna
19FEBVRE Romain461FRA20Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP TeamYamaha
20BOGERS Brian189NDL18Team HRC – MXGPHonda
21BUTRON Jose17SPA11JD Gunnex KTM Racing TeamKTM
22KULLAS Harri151FIN10Wildcard RiderHusqvarna
23GOLE Anton297SWE9iFly JK RacingYamaha
24FERRIS Dean111AUS6Wilvo Nestaan Husqvarna Factory RacingHusqvarna
25PETROV Petar152BUL4Team Honda Red MotoHonda
26POLI Joaquin179ARG3Wildcard RiderHonda
27LUZZARDI Juan Pablo171ARG1Wildcard RiderKTM
28SALAZAR Jetro220ECU1Wildcard RiderHonda