The third Grand Prix of the 2018 Motocross World Championship has drawn to a close at the RedSand MX Park in Spain, with Tim Gajser eighth and sixth in today’s two MXGP races aboard his Honda CRF450RW machine. With an overall result of 6th, the Team HRC rider is now 11th in the championship standings.

Gajser mastered the first corner perfectly as the gates dropped for race one, making up several places and running second in the very early stages of the moto. He then soon lost one place to Cairoli before dropping down three more positions on lap three. As the encounter reached its second half, he closed in on Seewer and elevated himself to fifth, before being passed by Lieber. During the final lap, however, a coming together with Seewer cost him two places as after picking his bike up, Gajser crossed the line eighth.

Tim had another great start in race two as he once again ran as high as second before crossing the finish line for the first time. After moving down to sixth place on lap three, the two-time World Champion settled into a consistent rhythm, which allowed him to maintain his position up to the chequered flag.

Team HRC will return to their headquarters in Italy to get ready for the first of the year’s three home rounds, which takes place in two weekends at Pietramurata in northern Italy.

Tim Gajser 243

I would say today was not so bad. It has definitely been an improvement from Valkenswaard; the riding was better and so was the feeling, although obviously we’re still not where we’d like to be – but we take this sixth place. I want to thank the team because the bike was amazing, now it’s up to me to work hard to get back to the level I know I can ride at. I think together we can soon get some great results. Now I look forward to Arco, where I’m sure there’ll be a lot of support from my home fans - who always get there in great numbers.

Marcus Pereira de Freitas

HRC General Manager - MXGP

Tim did a good job today by finishing sixth in race two, after the coming together with another rider in race one that cost him a couple of places. Let’s not forget this was his second race day of the year – and the second of two back-to-back rounds – so this was surely an encouraging performance in every aspect. Now he has some more time for training ahead of the next Grand Prix, where I’m sure we’ll see another step forward from him.

MXGP 2018
Race Round 3   Spain

Race 1

Cloudy & Dry
Humidity
47%
Air Temp
13°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 25 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 34:52.260
2 Herlings Jeffrey 84 NDL 22 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +4.693
3 Febvre Romain 461 FRA 20 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +12.061
4 Desalle Clement 25 BEL 18 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +14.076
5 Lieber Julien 33 BEL 16 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +25.080
6 Seewer Jeremy 91 SWI 15 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Yamaha +26.294
7 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA 14 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +35.890
8 Gajser Tim 243 SLO 13 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +41.653
9 Nagl Max 12 GER 12 TM Racing Factory Team TM +47.206
10 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 11 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +53.029
11 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL 10 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +57.226
12 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS 9 BOS GP Suzuki +59.280
13 Butron Jose 17 SPA 8 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +1:02.880
14 Strijbos Kevin 22 BEL 7 Standing Construct KTM KTM +1:04.063
15 Jasikonis Arminas 27 LTU 6 Team Honda Red Moto Honda +1:04.873
16 Irwin Graeme 55 IRE 5 Hitachi Construction Machinery KTM UK KTM +1:06.856
17 Lupino Alessandro 77 ITA 4 Gebben V Venrooy Kawasaki Kawasaki +1:17.793
18 Leok Tanel 7 EST 3 A1M Husqvarna Husqvarna +1:18.822
19 Petrov Ivan 142 BUL 2 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna +1:19.694
20 Kullas Harri 151 FIN 1 Wildcard Rider Husqvarna +1:23.616
MXGP 2018
Race Round 3   Spain

Race 2

Sunny & Dry
Humidity
50%
Air Temp
15°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 25 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 34:23.638
2 Herlings Jeffrey 84 NDL 22 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +1.830
3 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA 20 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +23.498
4 Desalle Clement 25 BEL 18 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +28.612
5 Febvre Romain 461 FRA 16 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +29.971
6 Gajser Tim 243 SLO 15 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +43.888
7 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL 14 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +48.158
8 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 13 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +50.046
9 Lieber Julien 33 BEL 12 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +57.229
10 Jasikonis Arminas 27 LTU 11 Team Honda Red Moto Honda +1:15.708
11 Nagl Max 12 GER 10 TM Racing Factory Team TM +1:18.395
12 Desprey Maxime 141 FRA 9 Gebben V Venrooy Kawasaki Kawasaki +1:19.376
13 Strijbos Kevin 22 BEL 8 Standing Construct KTM KTM +1:20.406
14 Simpson Shaun 24 GBR 7 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Yamaha +1:28.807
15 Seewer Jeremy 91 SWI 6 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Yamaha +1:29.856
16 Lupino Alessandro 77 ITA 5 Gebben V Venrooy Kawasaki Kawasaki +1:32.626
17 Leok Tanel 7 EST 4 A1M Husqvarna Husqvarna +1:33.467
18 Kullas Harri 151 FIN 3 Wildcard Rider Husqvarna +1:40.896
19 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS 2 BOS GP Suzuki +1:53.304
20 Petrov Petar 152 BUL 1 Team Honda Red Moto Honda +1:54.275
Location Information

Red Sand, Plaça Pol Industrial II, 247, 12192 Vilafamés, Castellón, Spain - View in Google Maps