Tim Gajser has wrapped up his MXGP of Indonesia with a brace of fourth places in the two Round 12 motos at Pangkal Pinang. These gave him a fourth position overall and helped him move up to fifth in the championship standings. His team mate Todd Waters improved on his first moto performance to claim 14th place in race two despite a crash in the early stages of the race.

Gajser had great pace in the opening stages of the first moto as, with some strong moves, he quickly moved up to third aboard his Honda CRF450RW machine. He then fought to keep the position but was eventually overtaken by Desalle on lap 12 and finished fourth. In the second moto, Gajser had a good jump out of the gate and swapped positions with Herlings and Cairoli at the front in the early stages of the encounter. As the laps went by, however, he began losing touch with the leaders and was eventually passed by Febvre on lap 12 for third.

Todd Waters had a fine comeback from 20th place in race two after crashing out on the second lap. The Australian rider managed to recover some places, showing encouraging pace despite the still not-so-perfect fitness condition to claim fourteenth place at the end of the final encounter.

MXGP will now stay in Indonesia but move from Bangka Island to Samarang, the venue of the MXGP of Asia, for the thirteenth event of the year.

Tim Gajser 243

Things went better than yesterday. I had a solid start to the first race and made some strong passes at the beginning, and I was riding in third. I made a couple of mistakes and Desalle caught me and got past, and then together we managed to bridge the gap to Jeffrey Herlings but couldn’t get by. In the second race I had a great start; I was second and then I made a pass early on, so I was leading for a lap or so. Jeffrey then bridged the gap and overtook me, and soon after Toni Cairoli did the same. I tried to stay with them but I ended up making few mistakes and fell. Romain then passed me after I remounted but I tried to get back because I knew I had to finish ahead of him to get on the podium. I passed him, but then lost my rhythm and made some mistakes and couldn’t catch him again. It’s disappointing not to finish on the podium but I have the same amount of points as if I had, and the next opportunity is right around the corner. I want to thank the team for the amazing job they have done, and congratulate Calvin for the win - he deserved it!

Todd Waters 42

Race one was not the best, as we came through but then faded back. I made a little bit of a game plan for the second moto, despite knowing that my fitness is still not quite there. Unfortunately I crashed on the first lap: a rider in front went into a rut and the bike folded on me. I came from 20th to 14th, which is not bad all things considered. Definitely not the result we wanted, but at this stage I will take all I can get and keep training hard in order to return to a good level of form.

Marcus Pereira de Freitas

HRC General Manager - MXGP

Tim showed he had the speed today but simply could not turn it into a podium, despite finishing on the same amount of points as Febvre. He battled at the front but ended up making a few mistakes, which compromised his performance and affected his rhythm. It’s a shame, because he looked like he could have aimed at more than fourth. In any case, he’ll soon have another chance for that. Todd showed some improvements in the second race; we know he still needs time to properly get up to speed, but as long as there are steps forwards we’re satisfied.

MXGP 2018
Race Round 12   Indonesia

Race 1

Misty / Dry
Air Temp
28°C
Track Cond
Muddy
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 25 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 35:04.336
2 Herlings Jeffrey 84 NDL 22 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +9.864
3 Desalle Clement 25 BEL 20 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +11.509
4 Gajser Tim 243 SLO 18 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +13.998
5 Febvre Romain 461 FRA 16 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +24.568
6 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA 15 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +39.048
7 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL 14 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +59.381
8 Seewer Jeremy 91 SWI 13 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Yamaha +1:01.956
9 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS 12 BOS GP Suzuki +1:08.131
10 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 11 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +1:12.088
11 Anstie Max 99 GBR 10 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:18.460
12 Lieber Julien 33 BEL 9 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +1:21.829
13 Lupino Alessandro 77 ITA 8 Gebben V Venrooy Kawasaki Kawasaki +1:23.708
14 Guillod Valentin 92 SWI 7 Standing Construct KTM KTM +1:49.517
15 Waters Todd 42 AUS 6 Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor Honda +2:00.562
16 Searle Tommy 100 GBR 5 Bike It DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +1 lap
17 Strijbos Kevin 22 BEL 4 Standing Construct KTM KTM +1 lap
18 Simpson Shaun 24 GBR 3 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Yamaha 1 lap
19 Stewart Lewis 336 AUS 2 Wildcard Rider Husqvarna +2 Laps
20 Sondakh Andre 114 IDN 1 Wildcard Rider Husqvarna +3 laps
MXGP 2018
Race Round 12   Indonesia

Race 2

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Herlings Jeffrey 84 NDL 25 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 34:59.818
2 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 22 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 9.419
3 Febvre Romain 461 FRA 20 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha 38.775
4 Gajser Tim 243 SLO 18 Team HRC - MXGP Honda 43.053
5 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL 16 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 44.545
6 Anstie Max 99 GBR 15 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna 47.722
7 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA 14 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna 1:02.639
8 Desalle Clement 25 BEL 13 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki 1:10.912
9 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS 12 BOS GP Suzuki 1:16.932
10 Seewer Jeremy 91 SWI 11 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Yamaha 1:18.060
11 Lupino Alessandro 77 ITA 10 Gebben V Venrooy Kawasaki Kawasaki 1:18.494
12 Searle Tommy 100 GBR 9 Bike It DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki 1:37.262
13 Nagl Max 12 GER 8 TM Racing Factory Team TM 1:38.262
14 Waters Todd 42 AUS 7 Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor Honda 1:51.490
15 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 6 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +1 Lap
16 Lieber Julien 33 BEL 5 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +1 Lap
17 Guillod Valentin 92 SWI 4 Standing Construct KTM KTM +1 Lap
18 Strijbos Kevin 22 BEL 3 Standing Construct KTM KTM +1 Lap
19 Simpson Shaun 24 GBR 2 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Yamaha +1 Lap
20 Stewart Lewis 336 AUS 1 Wildcard Rider Husqvarna +2 Laps
Location Information

Pangkal Pinang, Pangkal Pinang City, Bangka Belitung Islands, Indonesia - View in Google Maps