Team HRC’s Tim Gajser extended his championship points lead to 55 points after his one-three race results at the MXGP of Limburg, held once again at the deep sand track of Lommel.

An excellent performance in race one, saw Gajser take another race win at what is the toughest circuit on the calendar. After his victory on Sunday, he was full of confidence, stalking the leader for two-thirds of the race before making his move in sweeping fashion. Once in the lead, he controlled the rest of the moto and took his 10th moto victory of this 2020 world championship campaign.

Race two was shaping up to be a repeat performance as he once again bided his time before moving into first position. Unfortunately, soon after he’d made the pass, he went slightly off the track and into one of the trackside banners. As he lost 20 seconds removing his bike, he also dropped into seventh position and with 15 minutes remaining, there was also the possibility of him losing his overall podium spot. Instead, Gajser regrouped and put his head down, passing four riders in a display of speed and purpose that showed just how well he is riding his Honda CRF450RW. His laptimes were almost four seconds a lap quicker than the leaders and with just a few more minutes in the race, he would have been challenging for the one-one. Instead, his one-three was good enough for second overall, and another increase in his points gap from 47 to 55. This means he is over one-full event ahead of his closest rivals and with just four rounds remaining, including another here at Lommel on Sunday 25th October, he is looking in a very strong position to take his fourth world championship title.

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Overall, I’m quite happy with the day. My riding was good and my speed was good in both motos, I just made that small mistake after I passed Prado to go into the lead in race two. I didn’t even crash, I just went off the track into the banners and lost 20 seconds. After that, I regrouped for a lap before picking up the speed and passing guys in front of me. My laptimes were a lot faster than the leaders and I closed right up, it’s just a shame I ran out of laps. So yes, it was a good day, winning a race and showing speed again in race two. I am very much looking forward for Sunday as I’m really enjoying riding in the sand and hopefully I can continue to get up onto the podium again.

Marcus Pereira de Freitas

HRC General Manager - MXGP

It was really good to see Tim show his full speed, lapping almost four seconds quicker than the leaders at one point in that second race. It was such a small mistake but he fought back well and that is important, to have the right reaction. He just rode amazingly well in that second half of the moto, gaining valuable points and stretching out the championship gap to 55 points now, which is now over a full event ahead of the guys behind him. We are extremely happy with how this week has gone and we hope for some more good results on Sunday in the third event here.

MXGP 2020
Race Round 14   Belgium

Race 1

Sunny
Air Temp
16°C
Track Cond
Deep Sand
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Gajser Tim 243 SLO 25 Team HRC - MXGP Honda 35:51.802
2 Prado Garcia Jorge 61 SPA 22 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 0:09.460
3 Febvre Romain 3 FRA 20 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki 0:19.277
4 Seewer Jeremy 91 SWI 18 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha 0:25.844
5 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 16 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 0:39.570
6 Vlaanderen Calvin 10 NDL 15 Gebben Van Venrooy Yamaha Racing Yamaha 0:46.241
7 Bogers Brian 189 NDL 14 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM 0:58.549
8 Desalle Clement 25 BEL 13 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki 1:02.925
9 Tixier Jordi 911 FRA 12 Team VHR KTM Racing KTM 1:09.942
10 van Doninck Brent 32 BEL 11 Wildcard Rider Yamaha 1:21.751
11 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 10 Honda SR Motoblouz Honda 1:35.122
12 Monticelli Ivo 128 ITA 9 Standing Construct GasGas Factory Racing Team GasGas 1:39.683
13 Petrov Petar 152 BUL 8 Team VRT Nordpesca Holland KTM 1:42.763
14 Guillod Valentin 92 SWI 7 Standing Construct KTM KTM 1:45.024
15 Leok Tanel 7 EST 6 A1M Husqvarna Husqvarna 1:50.512
16 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS 5 PAR Homes RFX Husqvarna Husqvarna 2:09.408
17 Walsh Dylan 53 NZL 4 JM Honda Racing Honda 2:19.642
18 Cervellin Michele 747 ITA 3 SDMCORSE Yamaha Yamaha 2:59.114
19 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA 2 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha 1 Lap
20 Tonus Arnaud 4 SWI 1 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha 1 Lap
MXGP 2020
Race Round 14   Belgium

Race 2

Windy
Air Temp
15°C
Track Cond
Deep Sand
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Prado Garcia Jorge 61 SPA 25 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 35:54.221
2 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 22 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 0:01.349
3 Gajser Tim 243 SLO 20 Team HRC - MXGP Honda 0:07.509
4 Febvre Romain 3 FRA 18 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki 0:19.506
5 Bogers Brian 189 NDL 16 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM 0:21.288
6 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA 15 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha 0:32.046
7 Seewer Jeremy 91 SWI 14 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha 0:42.261
8 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 13 Honda SR Motoblouz Honda 0:45.771
9 Vlaanderen Calvin 10 NDL 12 Gebben Van Venrooy Yamaha Racing Yamaha 0:51.185
10 Desalle Clement 25 BEL 11 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki 1:02.918
11 Tixier Jordi 911 FRA 10 Team VHR KTM Racing KTM 1:09.805
12 Monticelli Ivo 128 ITA 9 Standing Construct GasGas Factory Racing Team GasGas 1:18.231
13 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS 8 PAR Homes RFX Husqvarna Husqvarna 1:25.289
14 Walsh Dylan 53 NZL 7 JM Honda Racing Honda 1:29.191
15 Sterry Adam 811 GBR 6 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM 1:35.921
16 Leok Tanel 7 EST 5 A1M Husqvarna Husqvarna 1:51.312
17 Guillod Valentin 92 SWI 4 Standing Construct KTM KTM 1:55.152
18 Koch Tom 226 GER 3 KTM Sarholz KTM 2:00.902
19 Van der Vlist Freek 88 NDL 2 Honda 114 Motorsports Honda 2:12.343
20 Tonus Arnaud 4 SWI 1 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha 1 Lap
Location Information

Dodenveldstraat, 3900 Overpelt, Belgium - View in Google Maps