Tim Gajser has enjoyed a solid race day in front of the many Slovenian fans as he was fifth and eighth in today’s two races at Pietramurata – and seventh overall in the classification of the MXGP of Trentino. Courtesy of these results, the Team HRC rider moves to ninth place in the championship standings.

Race one saw a brilliant progression from Gajser despite the poor gate pick and a subpar jump, with the two-time World Champion muscling his Honda CRF450RW through the first turns and up to fourth place. Gasjer maintained the position for twelve laps, before being overtaken by a resurgent Cairoli.

Tim’s launch off the gate for race two, however, was not as good as the previous one; after finding himself in the middle of the pack, he lost a lot of ground after riding over an opponent’s wheel – who had crashed in front of him. From the back of the field, Gajser quickly recovered a good number of positions and as the countdown reached the 17-minute mark, he entered the top-10. In the final ten minutes, the 21-year-old Slovenian moved up two more places to claim eighth at the finish line.

Team HRC will pack up and travel to Portugal to take part in the fifth round of the 2018 MXGP season, which takes place next weekend at Agueda.

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My race one start was not the best and I got stuck in the pack, but I took the middle line in the second corner and moved up to fourth place. I managed to stay in touch with the front guys for half the race, but after a few mistakes Toni bridged the gap and got past me. Fifth place was not too bad, but it never feels good to be overtaken. I had kind of the same start to race two but someone crashed in front of me and I ran over his wheel. From then on I just tried to recover as many places as I could. We know we can do better than this so we’ll be working hard and make sure to improve our performance and results in Agueda. I would like to thank the team for the amazing job done and my fans, who showed up in big numbers to give me all their support.

Marcus Pereira de Freitas

HRC General Manager - MXGP

It was a mixed weekend and surely not one in which things went our way. After yesterday’s crash in the qualifying race, Tim managed to stay out of trouble in race one despite a so-so start. He rode well but then lost a bit of pace in the second half and had to give up fourth place. Race two was again affected by an unavoidable incident, but fortunately enough he managed to recover many places in the early laps and get back in the top-10. We’re not completely satisfied, of course, with how the weekend’s gone, but there’s another round coming our way soon and with that another chance to get closer to the front.

MXGP 2018
Race Round 4   Pietramurata

Race 1

Sunny & Dry
Humidity
38%
Air Temp
17°C
Track Cond
hard packed
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Herlings Jeffrey 84 NDL 25 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 34:45.091
2 Desalle Clement 25 BEL 22 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +5.628
3 Febvre Romain 461 FRA 20 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +12.837
4 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 18 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +27.281
5 Gajser Tim 243 SLO 16 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +31.477
6 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA 15 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +42.857
7 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL 14 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +46.757
8 Seewer Jeremy 91 SWI 13 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Yamaha +48.233
9 Lieber Julien 33 BEL 12 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +55.110
10 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 11 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +56.049
11 Simpson Shaun 24 GBR 10 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Yamaha +1:05.610
12 Desprey Maxime 141 FRA 9 Gebben V Venrooy Kawasaki Kawasaki +1:06.822
13 Nagl Max 12 GER 8 TM Racing Factory Team TM +1:07.073
14 Lupino Alessandro 77 ITA 7 Gebben V Venrooy Kawasaki Kawasaki +1:09.541
15 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS 6 BOS GP Suzuki +1:14.355
16 Leok Tanel 7 EST 5 A1M Husqvarna Husqvarna +1:19.608
17 Jasikonis Arminas 27 LTU 4 Team Honda Red Moto Honda +1:20.547
18 Strijbos Kevin 22 BEL 3 Standing Construct KTM KTM +1:21.408
19 Monticelli Ivo 128 ITA 2 iFly JK Racing Yamaha +1:37.875
20 Petrov Petar 152 BUL 1 Team Honda Red Moto Honda +1:48.918
MXGP 2018
Race Round 4   Pietramurata

Race 2

Sunny & Dry
Track Cond
hard packed
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Herlings Jeffrey 84 NDL 25 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 34:31.212
2 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 22 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +20.185
3 Desalle Clement 25 BEL 20 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +31.052
4 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL 18 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +35.707
5 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA 16 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +38.637
6 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 15 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +39.536
7 Febvre Romain 461 FRA 14 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +40.462
8 Gajser Tim 243 SLO 13 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +1:04.740
9 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS 12 BOS GP Suzuki +1:08.638
10 Seewer Jeremy 91 SWI 11 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Yamaha +1:09.626
11 Desprey Maxime 141 FRA 10 Gebben V Venrooy Kawasaki Kawasaki +1:10.973
12 Paturel Benoit 6 FRA 9 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha +1:12.089
13 Lupino Alessandro 77 ITA 8 Gebben V Venrooy Kawasaki Kawasaki +1:17.497
14 Strijbos Kevin 22 BEL 7 Standing Construct KTM KTM +1:22.564
15 Lieber Julien 33 BEL 6 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +1:44.394
16 De Dycker Ken 9 BEL 5 BOS GP KTM +1 lap
17 Leok Tanel 7 EST 4 A1M Husqvarna Husqvarna +1 Lap
18 Valentin Ander 920 SPA 3 920 Fly Group Husqvarna +1 Lap
19 Irwin Graeme 55 IRE 2 Hitachi Construction Machinery KTM UK KTM +1 Lap
20 Butron Jose 17 SPA 1 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +1 Lap
Location Information

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