The sixth Grand Prix of the season was a bittersweet one for Tim Gajser, who missed out on a potential podium finish in the latter stages of the second moto – despite a promising third place in the opening encounter of the day at Matterley Basin. With a fifth-place overall in the MXGP of Great Britain, the ace of Team HRC retains sixth place in the championship standings.

Gajser had a formidable jump off the gate in race one and, with two early manoeuvres on Coldenhoff and Herlings, he managed to move up to second place during the first lap. After dropping down to third, the two-time world champion maintained a very solid pace aboard his Honda CRF450RW machine, which helped him consolidate his position at the chequered flag.

The young Slovenian rider had a bit more of a difficult time at the start of the second moto, as he had a big moment at the exit of turn two – but he managed somehow to keep it on two wheels. Gajser rode hard to make up some ground from the top and, after elevating himself to fourth, he set sights on Romain Febvre trying to make a move for third. Despite many attempts he could not complete the pass and on lap 11 he was overtaken by another Frenchman, Clement Desalle, dropping down to fifth and losing his chances for a podium finish.

The MXGP World Championship will take no weekend off as the series will resume action in six days’ time (June 9-10) in France.

Tim Gajser 243

The first moto was good and I was happy with the result. For a good twenty minutes I was able to stay with Jeffrey Herlings and Toni Cairoli and my pace was good. I had another great start in race two but the track was watered a lot in the first corner, so I had a near-crash and lost a bunch of places. I then made a couple of passes but after that I got stuck behind Romain Febvre and, despite trying hard everywhere, I couldn’t overtake him. I lost a lot of energy there because I was fighting with the bike and pushing too hard, so in the last three laps I concentrated on keeping the pace that I had. A really disappointing end to the weekend, but we’ll come back fighting in France.

Marcus Pereira de Freitas

HRC General Manager - MXGP

Not the type of result we expected after all the good things Tim showed throughout the weekend. He tried really hard to get on the podium again, and it was quite disappointing to miss it by one point. Tim could not keep the pace until the end in both races and that affected the overall result, but we must stay positive and take those points home, because France is around the corner.

MXGP 2018
Race Round 9   Great Britain

Race 1

Sunny & Dry
Air Temp
24°C
Track Cond
hard-pack
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Herlings Jeffrey 84 NDL 25 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 35:58.965
2 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 22 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +10.188
3 Gajser Tim 243 SLO 20 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +14.527
4 Desalle Clement 25 BEL 18 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +32.384
5 Febvre Romain 461 FRA 16 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +47.533
6 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL 15 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +50.591
7 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 14 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +58.183
8 Lieber Julien 33 BEL 13 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +1:01.933
9 Searle Tommy 100 GBR 12 Bike It DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +1:06.611
10 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS 11 BOS GP Suzuki +1:09.122
11 Nagl Max 12 GER 10 TM Racing Factory Team TM +1:12.214
12 Seewer Jeremy 91 SWI 9 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Yamaha +1:16.858
13 Anstie Max 99 GBR 8 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:19.845
14 Guillod Valentin 92 SWI 7 Standing Construct KTM KTM +1:20.998
15 Jasikonis Arminas 27 LTU 6 Team Honda Red Moto Honda +1:22.278
16 Strijbos Kevin 22 BEL 5 Standing Construct KTM KTM +1:27.871
17 Desprey Maxime 141 FRA 4 Gebben V Venrooy Kawasaki Kawasaki +1:29.305
18 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA 3 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:30.270
19 Irwin Graeme 55 IRE 2 Hitachi Construction Machinery KTM UK KTM +1:30.841
20 Leok Tanel 7 EST 1 A1M Husqvarna Husqvarna +1:32.119
MXGP 2018
Race Round 9   Great Britain

Race 2

Sunny & Dry
Air Temp
22°C
Track Cond
hard-pack
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Herlings Jeffrey 84 NDL 25 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 35:26.698
2 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 22 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +1.150
3 Febvre Romain 461 FRA 20 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +40.145
4 Desalle Clement 25 BEL 18 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +42.049
5 Gajser Tim 243 SLO 16 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +54.266
6 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL 15 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +58.266
7 Lupino Alessandro 77 ITA 14 Gebben V Venrooy Kawasaki Kawasaki +59.513
8 Seewer Jeremy 91 SWI 13 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Yamaha +1:01.221
9 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS 12 BOS GP Suzuki +1:32.712
10 Searle Tommy 100 GBR 11 Bike It DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +1:39.421
11 Simpson Shaun 24 GBR 10 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Yamaha +1:42.659
12 Anstie Max 99 GBR 9 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:43.495
13 Strijbos Kevin 22 BEL 8 Standing Construct KTM KTM +1:45.231
14 Nagl Max 12 GER 7 TM Racing Factory Team TM +1:47.524
15 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA 6 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:57.661
16 Guillod Valentin 92 SWI 5 Standing Construct KTM KTM +2:00.220
17 Desprey Maxime 141 FRA 4 Gebben V Venrooy Kawasaki Kawasaki +2:01.551
18 Petrov Petar 152 BUL 3 Team Honda Red Moto Honda +2:02.111
19 Leok Tanel 7 EST 2 A1M Husqvarna Husqvarna +2:08.063
20 Butron Jose 17 SPA 1 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +2:17.395
Location Information

matterley basin, Lower Baybridge Lane, Winchester, United Kingdom - View in Google Maps