After a week of acclimatising to the Indonesian weather, Team HRC’s Tim Gajser and Ferruccio Zanchi will be lining up for the second of the Lombok double-header, highly motivated to improve their results from last weekend which marked the start of the second half of this 2024 MXGP World Championship.

Gajser will be lining up for this 12th round, on what should be a changed circuit at the old Mataram airport, looking to get back onto the podium and hopefully extend his lead in the title race, with the gap currently at 22 points. Last time, the Honda CRF450R rider did manage to get another holeshot, so that is a positive step, but he wasn’t quite able to get into a solid rhythm throughout and in what were tricky conditions, he let a couple of mistakes creep in. Now though, he’s had a week to reflect upon that and will be looking to right those wrongs and put himself back into the mix for race wins and GP overalls.

Zanchi also had issues in the first moto, as a crash on the first lap left him a long way adrift of the field. But showing real grit and determination, he fought back to finish 14th, before rocketing out of the gate in race two and fighting it out with the best MX2 riders in the world for the first half of the race. It was a great bounce-back ride and it has given him more confidence that he truly belongs with those other riders and having now adjusted to the climate – this was the Italian’s first visit to Indonesia – he is looking forward to putting in a pair of strong performances and seeing what he can achieve.

Although details are scarce, it is believed the track layout will be in a different configuration for this second GP, which should give the riders something new to think about as they return to the circuit this weekend, for what will be an unchanged schedule.

Tim Gajser 243

Having a double-header here in Indonesia is a different experience than at any other stage of the season because we will have five days completely off the bike between the races. It’s a strange feeling to not be training with the bike, so I’ve had to make sure that I keep up with all the other work I need to do, to make sure I’m ready for this second round. I’ve heard they will change the track a bit, so we will see what they come up with, but I know I need to have a good event and I will do my best to make that happen.

Ferruccio Zanchi 73

After the first race, I wasn’t very pleased with my performance, but I think race two was a much better example of where I am as a rider in this MX2 class. I still have some things to work on, but I really feel like I am getting closer and closer to the top five and I will keep pushing to accomplish that. That starts this weekend, and I already feel better prepared and acclimatised for the challenge ahead.

Marcus Pereira de Freitas

HRC General Manager - MXGP

We’ve had a good week here in Lombok, and it is nice to be here as a team and enjoy each other’s company away from the race track. Of course work has still be going on, but it is also important to have a chance to relax and get ourselves ready for this second round in Indonesia, and also the second half of the MXGP season. Both Tim and Ferruccio are motivated to improve upon their efforts from last weekend and we’ll be doing everything we can to help them achieve that.

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Rider standings

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor
1 Gajser Tim 243 SLO 555 Team HRC - MXGP Honda
2 Prado Garcia Jorge 1 SPA 533 Red Bull GasGas Factory Racing GasGas
3 Herlings Jeffrey 84 NDL 497 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
4 Vlaanderen Calvin 10 NDL 381 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha
5 Seewer Jeremy 91 SWI 374 Kawasaki Racing Team MXGP Kawasaki
6 Febvre Romain 3 FRA 327 Kawasaki Racing Team MXGP Kawasaki
7 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL 327 Fantic Factory Racing MXGP Fantic
8 Jonass Pauls 41 LAT 274 Standing Construct Honda MXGP Honda
9 Horgmo Kevin 24 NOR 238 Team Ship To Cycle Honda SR Motoblouz Honda
10 Guillod Valentin 92 SWI 224 Team Ship To Cycle Honda SR Motoblouz Honda
11 Bogers Brian 189 NDL 213 Fantic Factory Racing MXGP Fantic
12 Tondel Cornelius 17 NOR 157 Schmicker Racing KTM
13 Guadagnini Mattia 101 ITA 146 Nestaan Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna
14 Bonacorsi Andrea 132 ITA 143 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha
15 Pancar Jan 253 SLO 140 TEM JP253 KTM Racing Team KTM
16 Paturel Benoit FRA 129
17 Watson Ben 919 GBR 110 MRT Racing Team Beta Beta
18 Gifting Isak 517 SWE 109 JK Racing Yamaha Active Yamaha
19 Östlund Alvin SWE 95
20 Monticelli Ivo 128 ITA 71 MRT Racing Team Beta Beta
21 Renaux Maxime 959 FRA 63 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha
22 Koch Tom GER 54
23 Spies Maximillian GER 39
24 Gilbert Josh 326 GBR 29 Gabriel SS24 KTM KTM
25 Sterry Adam GBR 25
26 Brumann Kevin 87 SWI 24 SixtySeven Racing Team Husqvarna
27 Haavisto Jere FIN 18
28 Tropepe Giuseppe ITA 14
29 Jacobi Henry GER 13
30 Okura Yuki 163 JPN 13 Wildcard Rider Honda
31 Edberg Tim 37 SWE 13 JM Honda Racing Honda
32 Kerhoas Lionel FRA 10
33 Valentin Ander SPA 7
34 Scuteri Emilio 228 ITA 6 Wildcard Rider Honda
35 Quarti Yuri ITA 6
36 Kohut Tomas CZE 6
37 Gerhardsson Albin SWE 6
38 Freibergs Uldis 684 LAT 6 Wildcard Rider GasGas
39 Kellet Todd GBR 5
40 Van Berkel Lars NDL 5
41 Scheu Mark GER 5
42 Zonta Filippo ITA 4
43 Ludwig Noah 300 GER 4 Wildcard Rider KTM
44 Cordovez Miguel ECU 4
45 Pezzuto Stefano ITA 3
46 Sileika Tomass LAT 3
47 Croci Simone ITA 3
48 Aparecido dos Santos Fabio 238 BRA 3 Wildcard Rider Yamaha
49 Nickel Cato 131 GER 3 Wildcard Rider Husqvarna
50 Teresak Jakub 224 CZE 3 Wildcard Rider Husqvarna
51 Nagy Anton 60 SWE 3 Wildcard Rider Yamaha
52 Rolando Nicolas URU 2
53 Villaronga Sergio CHI 1
54 Benenaula Andres ECU 1
55 Stewart Lewis AUS 0
56 van de Moosdijk Roan 39 NDL 0 Team HRC - MXGP Honda
57 Grimshaw Tom GBR 0
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