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 team mate Bogers, a strong second moto finish of eighth allowed him 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 12thposition, 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

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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

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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

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.

MXGP 2019 Sunday, July 7th 2019RaceRound 12 MXGP of Asia (Indonesia)

Race 1

SUNNY WITH SHOWERSAir Temp34°CTrack CondRutted

1GAJSER Tim243SLO25Team HRC – MXGPHonda34:36.177
2ANSTIE Max99GBR22Standing Construct KTMKTM6.132
3SEEWER Jeremy91SWI20Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP TeamYamaha9.421
4FEBVRE Romain461FRA18Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP TeamYamaha12.671
5COLDENHOFF Glenn259NDL16Standing Construct KTMKTM14.553
6TONUS Arnaud4SWI15Wilvo Yamaha MXGPYamaha17.147
7PAULIN Gautier21FRA14Wilvo Yamaha MXGPYamaha41.127
8JONASS Pauls41LAT13Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory RacingHusqvarna58.936
9MONTICELLI Ivo128ITA12iFly JK RacingYamaha1:14.559
10JASIKONIS Arminas27LTU11Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory RacingHusqvarna1:21.810
11VAN HOREBEEK Jeremy89BEL10Honda SR MotoblouzHonda1:26.721
12BOGERS Brian189NDL9Team HRC – MXGPHonda1 Lap
13LEOK Tanel7EST8A1M HusqvarnaHusqvarna1 Lap
14LUSBO Andero621EST7Wildcard RiderYamaha1 Lap
15STEWART Lewis336AUS6Wildcard RiderKTM1 Lap
16COLES Adam227AUS5Wildcard RiderHusqvarna3 Laps
17VAN NOBELEN Jordi131NDL4Wildcard RiderHusqvarna4 Laps
18HENDRO Farhan162IDN3Wildcard RiderHusqvarna4 Laps
19LAZARONI Aldi288IDN2Wildcard RiderHusqvarna4 Laps
20DARIAS VAPANEN Bruno251SPA1Wildcard RiderKTM15 Laps

MXGP 2019 Sunday, July 7th 2019RaceRound 12 MXGP of Asia (Indonesia)

Race 2

SUNNYAir Temp31°CTrack CondRutted

1FEBVRE Romain461FRA25Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP TeamYamaha33:26.578
2GAJSER Tim243SLO22Team HRC – MXGPHonda3.256
3COLDENHOFF Glenn259NDL20Standing Construct KTMKTM18.172
4SEEWER Jeremy91SWI18Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP TeamYamaha19.389
5PAULIN Gautier21FRA16Wilvo Yamaha MXGPYamaha20.854
6ANSTIE Max99GBR15Standing Construct KTMKTM23.871
7JONASS Pauls41LAT14Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory RacingHusqvarna42.166
8BOGERS Brian189NDL13Team HRC – MXGPHonda1:10.690
9LEOK Tanel7EST12A1M HusqvarnaHusqvarna1:15.096
10JASIKONIS Arminas27LTU11Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory RacingHusqvarna1:33.943
11VAN HOREBEEK Jeremy89BEL10Honda SR MotoblouzHonda1 Lap
12MONTICELLI Ivo128ITA9iFly JK RacingYamaha1 Lap
13LUSBO Andero621EST8Wildcard RiderYamaha1 Lap
14STEWART Lewis336AUS7Wildcard RiderKTM1 Lap
15COLES Adam227AUS6Wildcard RiderHusqvarna2 Laps
16DARIAS VAPANEN Bruno251SPA5Wildcard RiderKTM3 Laps
17LAZARONI Aldi288IDN4Wildcard RiderHusqvarna3 Laps
18VAN NOBELEN Jordi131NDL3Wildcard RiderHusqvarna3 Laps
19HENDRO Farhan162IDN2Wildcard RiderHusqvarna3 Laps
20TONUS Arnaud4SWI1Wilvo Yamaha MXGPYamaha21 Laps

MXGP 2019 Sunday, July 7th 2019

Rider Standings

Limited to top 30 results

1GAJSER Tim243SLO488Team HRC – MXGPHonda
2CAIROLI Antonio222ITA358Red Bull KTM Factory RacingKTM
3SEEWER Jeremy91SWI327Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP TeamYamaha
4PAULIN Gautier21FRA318Wilvo Yamaha MXGPYamaha
5TONUS Arnaud4SWI304Wilvo Yamaha MXGPYamaha
6JASIKONIS Arminas27LTU271Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory RacingHusqvarna
7COLDENHOFF Glenn259NDL256Standing Construct KTMKTM
8JONASS Pauls41LAT246Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory RacingHusqvarna
9VAN HOREBEEK Jeremy89BEL245Honda SR MotoblouzHonda
10FEBVRE Romain461FRA227Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP TeamYamaha
11DESALLE Clement25BEL208Monster Energy Kawasaki RacingKawasaki
12ANSTIE Max99GBR184Standing Construct KTMKTM
13LIEBER Julien33BEL184Monster Energy Kawasaki RacingKawasaki
14MONTICELLI Ivo128ITA161iFly JK RacingYamaha
16BOGERS Brian189NDL126Team HRC – MXGPHonda
17LEOK Tanel7EST112A1M HusqvarnaHusqvarna
18SEARLE Tommy100GBR103Bike It DRT KawasakiKawasaki
19LUPINO Alessandro77ITA103Gebben V Venrooy KawasakiKawasaki
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
28LUSBO Andero621EST15Wildcard RiderYamaha
29BERNARDINI Samuele321ITA15Ghidinelli Racing TeamYamaha
30GUILLOD Valentin92SWI14Standing Construct KTMKTM