The beautiful hillside venue of St Jean D’Angely in southwest France welcomes Team HRC this weekend for what is the third race in a row, and the seventh round of this highly competitive 2024 World Motocross Championship.

Off the back of the MXGP of Galicia, where Tim Gajser’s podium-streak came to an end, the Slovenian will be hoping for much better fortune in France, at a track that he won at in 2022 and in 2019. Speed certainly hasn’t been a problem for the #243, so now it is just putting it all together across the three motos of the weekend, and if he is able to do that, he stands a really good chance of getting back the much-coveted red-plate.

In MX2, Galicia saw the return of Ferruccio Zanchi, who had missed the previous three GPs through injury. The youngster rode extremely well on the loamy Lugo track and he’s raring to head to St Jean, which is a track he’s yet to race on. Starts were particularly impressive and he’ll be hoping for more of the same at the rocky St Jean track, where passing is always at a premium.

Unfortunately, at the moment, the weather forecast isn’t looking too great for the weekend, but being a regularly host of Grand Prix action, the track crew will be fully prepared and know exactly what will need to be done, should the rain start to fall. But rain or shine, both Gajser and Zanchi will be looking forward to the gate-drops and the continuation of their 2024 campaigns.

Tim Gajser 243

I’m excited to go to St Jean again. With the way that France does its GPs in rotation, it is good that we don’t go to the same track all the time and after a year off, I’m sure this weekend will be another good one. I’ve won there in the past and I know the track well, and hopefully the weather won’t affect it too badly as I’ve heard the forecast hasn’t been great leading up to the race and it isn’t so good over the weekend either. Still, we showed in Portugal we can cope with whatever happens so now the aim is to get back on the podium and enjoy the action.

Ferruccio Zanchi 73

I was happy with how Galicia went on my first-time back racing after missing a few rounds. It was nice and solid, and it was good to have a couple of really good starts over the weekend. My aim now is to finish a little bit closer to the front of the field each race, which I think is possible the more bike time I get and the more comfortable I feel. I haven’t actually raced at St Jean D’Angely before, but I’ve done well on other French tracks so I’m excited to see how this weekend goes.

Marcus Pereira de Freitas

HRC General Manager - MXGP

The third of the triple-headers is now upon us and I must say a big thanks to all of the team members who have worked so hard these past couple of weeks in some very difficult conditions. France will be another testing weekend, but we are all focused on getting the right results and I think we are all looking forward to making it happen. Tim rode fantastically well in Lugo and it was great to have Ferro back with the team and putting in some great moments and now we’re going to be aiming for more in St Jean D’Angely.

MXGP 2024

Rider standings

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor
1 Prado Garcia Jorge 1 SPA 298 Red Bull GasGas Factory Racing GasGas
2 Gajser Tim 243 SLO 296 Team HRC - MXGP Honda
3 Febvre Romain 3 FRA 267 Kawasaki Racing Team MXGP Kawasaki
4 Herlings Jeffrey 84 NDL 246 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
5 Jonass Pauls 41 LAT 217 Standing Construct Honda MXGP Honda
6 Seewer Jeremy 91 SWI 193 Kawasaki Racing Team MXGP Kawasaki
7 Vlaanderen Calvin 10 NDL 191 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha
8 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL 179 Fantic Factory Racing MXGP Fantic
9 Guillod Valentin 92 SWI 120 Team Ship To Cycle Honda SR Motoblouz Honda
10 Horgmo Kevin 24 NOR 115 Team Ship To Cycle Honda SR Motoblouz Honda
11 Watson Ben 919 GBR 97 MRT Racing Team Beta Beta
12 Tondel Cornelius 17 NOR 91 Schmicker Racing KTM
13 Bogers Brian 189 NDL 88 Fantic Factory Racing MXGP Fantic
14 Gifting Isak 517 SWE 77 JK Racing Yamaha Active Yamaha
15 Pancar Jan 253 SLO 65 TEM JP253 KTM Racing Team KTM
16 Renaux Maxime 959 FRA 63 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha
17 Östlund Alvin SWE 56
18 Monticelli Ivo 128 ITA 46 MRT Racing Team Beta Beta
19 Koch Tom GER 40
20 Bonacorsi Andrea 132 ITA 38 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha
21 Paturel Benoit FRA 37
22 Guadagnini Mattia 101 ITA 35 Nestaan Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna
23 Spies Maximillian GER 27
24 Sterry Adam GBR 25
25 Edberg Tim 37 SWE 13 JM Honda Racing Honda
26 Gilbert Josh 326 GBR 10 Gabriel SS24 KTM KTM
27 Haavisto Jere FIN 8
28 Brumann Kevin 87 SWI 7 SixtySeven Racing Team Husqvarna
29 Valentin Ander SPA 7
30 Scuteri Emilio 228 ITA 6 Wildcard Rider Honda
31 Kellet Todd GBR 5
32 Van Berkel Lars NDL 5
33 Cordovez Miguel ECU 4
34 Aparecido dos Santos Fabio 238 BRA 3 Wildcard Rider Yamaha
35 Nagy Anton 60 SWE 3 Wildcard Rider Yamaha
36 Rolando Nicolas URU 2
37 Benenaula Andres ECU 1
38 Villaronga Sergio CHI 1
39 van de Moosdijk Roan 39 NDL 0 Team HRC - MXGP Honda
Location Information

84 Rue de Poursay, 17400 Mazeray, France - View in Google Maps