The eighth round of the 2018 Motocross World Championship will take place this weekend at the MSC Teutschenthal motocross track in the north-eastern part of Germany, approximately 190km south-west of Berlin. With Boger’s substitute Todd Waters out of action with a collarbone injury, Team HRC will be in action with a two-rider line up, with Tim Gajser back on his Honda CRF450RW in the MXGP class and Calvin Vlaanderen on the all-new CRF250RW machine in MX2.
After a top-five finish last time out in Kegums, Tim Gajser is eager to return to Teutschenthal, where he won in MX2 in 2015 and was second in MXGP the following year. With a string of promising performances in the last three rounds under his belt, the 21-year-old Slovenian now hopes to bear the fruits of the speed he has shown lately.
Calvin Vlaanderen is looking forward to the MXGP of Germany after a bittersweet Latvian round, where after showing great speed in practice, qualifying and warm up – when he set the fastest time – he was unable to capitalise in the two races.
The MXGP of Germany will get underway this Saturday at 11:30 local time (GMT +2) with the free practice session for the MX2 class, which will be followed by the MXGP one at noon.