On a special day for Team HRC’s Tim Gajser, the #243 powered his Honda CRF450RW around the Matterley Basin track to a second moto victory, just narrowly missing out on his first overall of 2019. Showing great speed all weekend, the Slovenian rider was fastest in almost every session and if it wasn’t for a mistake in the first moto when he was leading, he could easily have walked away from the MXGP of Great Britain with a 1-1 performance and a share of the championship lead. Instead, he ended up in third place in race one, second overall on the day, and still happy to have won the second race at a track that he likes so much.

After winning the qualification race yesterday, first gate pick enabled Gajser to round the first turn in good position in both races, soon moving to the front of the field with a nice display of passing. Unfortunately in race one, a crash left him remounting in third place and although he was still the fastest rider on the track, he wasn’t quite able to close the gap to the top two and make the pass that would have left the overall victory within his control. The second race followed much the same pattern, except this time Gajser was able to pull out a five second lead in the middle of the moto, before holding off a late charge by Antonio Cairoli to notch up his first race win in 2019. This now leaves him eight points off the top of the championship as the schedule now heads to Valkenswaard in the Netherlands for round three.

Unfortunately Brian Bogers was unable to make much of an impact at the British GP, suffering from arm-pump in race one, and then crashing while well-place in race two. It was a disappointing meeting for the Dutch rider, but he’ll be hoping to rebound next weekend at his home GP, in what should be much softer conditions at the sandy Valkenswaard circuit.

Tim Gajser

Tim Gajser 243

We had a great weekend! I was feeling great on the bike and the track both yesterday and today. I’m really happy to finish on the podium on this special day for me. The first race we started well and the beginning was good, but then I made a mistake and I fell down and finished third. The second race was better as I took the same start and worked my way to the front and I’m just so happy to win my first race in more than a year, after all my injury problems so I’m thankful and happy. A huge thanks to all the team because they all put in huge amounts of work and it’s paying off. We will continue working hard and to keep pushing!

Brian Bogers

Brian Bogers 189

My first race was not good, it was one to forget. I didn’t have a good start but in the beginning I could push for quite a few places and I was around 16th. Then I got arm-pump and I couldn’t push anymore and I finished 21st. The second race, it was a little bit a better. In the beginning I was around 12-13 and I felt quite good, but then I had a small crash and I dropped back to 22nd and I just couldn’t find my rhythm again and that’s where I finished. Overall it’s definitely one to forget, but I need to learn from my mistakes and make sure the next one is better.

Marcus Pereira de Freitas

Marcus Pereira de Freitas

HRC General Manager – MXGP

It was so good to see Tim riding with such speed and style all weekend long. He came into this race feeling confident and you can see just how much he was enjoying himself out on the track. It was a shame to see him crash in the first race, when he was pulling away from the field, but he showed in the second race that he a great competitor and that he can withstand the pressure and raise his speed when needed. The whole team has been working hard and Tim winning that second moto is a great reward for everyone. Unfortunately Brian didn’t have his best weekend but we hope that he can work hard this week and get himself in a good place for his home GP at Valkenswaard next weekend.

MXGP 2019 Sunday, March 24th 2019RaceRound 2 MXGP of Great Britain

Race 1

SUNNYAir Temp14°CTrack CondHard Pack

1CAIROLI Antonio222ITA25Red Bull KTM Factory RacingKTM36:37.831
2PAULIN Gautier21FRA22Wilvo Yamaha MXGPYamaha1.956
3GAJSER Tim243SLO20Team HRC – MXGPHonda4.473
4DESALLE Clement25BEL18Monster Energy Kawasaki RacingKawasaki24.293
5VAN HOREBEEK Jeremy89BEL16Honda SR MotoblouzHonda26.271
6TONUS Arnaud4SWI15Wilvo Yamaha MXGPYamaha27.618
7ANSTIE Max99GBR14Standing Construct KTMKTM45.107
8SEEWER Jeremy91SWI13Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP TeamYamaha46.683
9JASIKONIS Arminas27LTU12Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory RacingHusqvarna49.675
10LIEBER Julien33BEL11Monster Energy Kawasaki RacingKawasaki56.271
11SEARLE Tommy100GBR10Bike It DRT KawasakiKawasaki1:06.762
12COLDENHOFF Glenn259NDL9Standing Construct KTMKTM1:08.543
13LEOK Tanel7EST8A1M HusqvarnaHusqvarna1:09.921
14JONASS Pauls41LAT7Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory RacingHusqvarna1:11.013
15FERRIS Dean111AUS6Wilvo Nestaan Husqvarna Factory RacingHusqvarna1:11.353
16SIMPSON Shaun24GBR5RFX KTM RacingKTM1:24.434
17GOLE Anton297SWE4iFly JK RacingYamaha1:26.104
18TIXIER Jordi911FRA3Team VHR KTM RacingKTM1:31.026
19JONASS Pauls41LAT2Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory RacingHusqvarna1:36.221
20PETROV Petar152BUL1Team Honda Red MotoHonda1:41.904
21BOGERS Brian189NDL0Team HRC – MXGPHonda1:47.114

MXGP 2019 Sunday, March 24th 2019RaceRound 2 MXGP of Great Britain

Race 2

SUNNYAir Temp14°CTrack CondHard Pack

1GAJSER Tim243SLO25Team HRC – MXGPHonda36:01.717
2CAIROLI Antonio222ITA22Red Bull KTM Factory RacingKTM1.709
3PAULIN Gautier21FRA20Wilvo Yamaha MXGPYamaha54.204
4JASIKONIS Arminas27LTU18Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory RacingHusqvarna57.637
5SEEWER Jeremy91SWI16Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP TeamYamaha1:00.564
6VAN HOREBEEK Jeremy89BEL15Honda SR MotoblouzHonda1:05.984
7DESALLE Clement25BEL14Monster Energy Kawasaki RacingKawasaki1:20.385
8COLDENHOFF Glenn259NDL13Standing Construct KTMKTM1:22.071
9SIMPSON Shaun24GBR12RFX KTM RacingKTM1:26.697
10MONTICELLI Ivo128ITA11iFly JK RacingYamaha1:28.257
11JONASS Pauls41LAT10Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory RacingHusqvarna1:29.087
12TIXIER Jordi911FRA9Team VHR KTM RacingKTM1:30.297
13LUPINO Alessandro77ITA8Gebben V Venrooy KawasakiKawasaki1:41.114
14ANSTIE Max99GBR7Standing Construct KTMKTM1:42.804
15SEARLE Tommy100GBR6Bike It DRT KawasakiKawasaki1:51.621
16LEOK Tanel7EST5A1M HusqvarnaHusqvarna1:54.062
17KULLAS Harri151FIN4Wildcard RiderHusqvarna1:56.215
18GOLE Anton297SWE3iFly JK RacingYamaha1:59.266
19BUTRON Jose17SPA2JD Gunnex KTM Racing TeamKTM2:01.623
20LIEBER Julien33BEL1Monster Energy Kawasaki RacingKawasaki2:19.562
21PETROV Petar152BUL0Team Honda Red MotoHonda2:21.425
22BOGERS Brian189NDL0Team HRC – MXGPHonda2:21.953

MXGP 2019 Sunday, March 24th 2019

Rider Standings

Limited to top 30 results

1CAIROLI Antonio222ITA97Red Bull KTM Factory RacingKTM
2GAJSER Tim243SLO89Team HRC – MXGPHonda
3PAULIN Gautier21FRA74Wilvo Yamaha MXGPYamaha
4VAN HOREBEEK Jeremy89BEL66Honda SR MotoblouzHonda
5DESALLE Clement25BEL65Monster Energy Kawasaki RacingKawasaki
6JASIKONIS Arminas27LTU56Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory RacingHusqvarna
7SEEWER Jeremy91SWI50Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP TeamYamaha
8JONASS Pauls41LAT40Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory RacingHusqvarna
10ANSTIE Max99GBR39Standing Construct KTMKTM
11SEARLE Tommy100GBR38Bike It DRT KawasakiKawasaki
12LIEBER Julien33BEL33Monster Energy Kawasaki RacingKawasaki
13COLDENHOFF Glenn259NDL29Standing Construct KTMKTM
14TONUS Arnaud4SWI26Wilvo Yamaha MXGPYamaha
15TIXIER Jordi911FRA25Team VHR KTM RacingKTM
16LUPINO Alessandro77ITA25Gebben V Venrooy KawasakiKawasaki
17MONTICELLI Ivo128ITA22iFly JK RacingYamaha
18FEBVRE Romain461FRA20Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP TeamYamaha
19LEOK Tanel7EST13A1M HusqvarnaHusqvarna
20BOGERS Brian189NDL9Team HRC – MXGPHonda
21GOLE Anton297SWE7iFly JK RacingYamaha
22BUTRON Jose17SPA6JD Gunnex KTM Racing TeamKTM
23FERRIS Dean111AUS6Wilvo Nestaan Husqvarna Factory RacingHusqvarna
24KULLAS Harri151FIN4Wildcard RiderHusqvarna
25POLI Joaquin179ARG3Wildcard RiderHonda
26LUZZARDI Juan Pablo171ARG1Wildcard RiderKTM
27PETROV Petar152BUL1Team Honda Red MotoHonda
28SALAZAR Jetro220ECU1Wildcard RiderHonda

Courtesy HRC Honda