Tim Gajser showed his much-improved sand riding skills at Valkenswaard, going seven-two for third overall in what was his third podium overall in a row. The CRF450RW rider had second gate pick and with two good starts, he was in a great position to challenge for wins. However a mistake in the first race whilst in third place cost him any chance of that, as he had to regroup and pass a number of riders to get back to seventh place. In race two, he was once again in the hunt for the lead, tracking Antonio Cairoli for the entire moto, but he was just unable to find his way past the Italian.

In what was his home GP, Brian Bogers had his best result of the season, with a 12th place in the first moto. The Dutch rider felt comfortable all weekend in the sandy conditions and it showed as he came so close to breaking into the top 10. Unfortunately a bike issue in the second moto, caused by a collision with another rider, meant that Bogers wasn’t able to improve upon that result as he had to pull out of the race. It was a disappointing end, but still a move in the right direction for #189 and he now heads to Italy with a boost in confidence that the top guys are within reach.

The picturesque Pietramurata track is the venue next weekend for the MXGP of Trentino, where a hard-pack, stony surface awaits Team HRC for the fourth round of the 2019 motocross world championships.

Tim Gajser 243

I’m quite happy to finish on the podium again. I’m just a little bit disappointed with the first race. I made a mistake and finished seventh, but I’m trying to learn as much as possible from these mistakes so I don’t make them in the future. The second race was good though. My speed was good, my start was good. We were really close to the front and the pace was high so overall I’m quite happy and I’m really looking forward to next weekend in Arco di Trento. A huge thanks to everyone in the team, they did an amazing job with the bike and I felt comfortable on it in both the motos.

Brian Bogers 189

The first race went pretty well. I had an okay start, around 11th and I saw that on the pit board so I really tried to push to get inside the top 10. Maybe I pushed too hard to make that happen, and I ended up riding too tight and I couldn’t push anymore. I finished 12th and I was very happy with that, and it was a nice to see my work paying off. In the second race, my start wasn’t so good and I got hit by another rider but I still managed to get up to 14th place. Unfortunately though, the impact with the other rider caused some damage to the bike and I wasn’t able to finish the race. It’s a shame but this is motocross and I must put it behind me and move onto Trentino next weekend.

Marcus Pereira de Freitas

HRC General Manager - MXGP

Overall it was another positive weekend for both Tim and Brian. Of course it would have been great if he could have just made the pass in the second moto, but it was still Tim’s best results here and a good sign that his winter training has worked and that he has improved on the sand. Unfortunately a collision with another rider issue meant Brian’s bike couldn’t finish the second moto, but it was good to see him fighting around the top 10 in the first race and it is a definite step in the right direction. We now have a week to prepare for Italy, in what should be a great event for Team HRC.

MXGP 2019
Race Round 3   Netherlands

Race 1

Cloudy
Air Temp
12°C
Track Cond
Sandy
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 25 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 34:34.806
2 Desalle Clement 25 BEL 22 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki 4.242
3 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA 20 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Yamaha 5.137
4 Jasikonis Arminas 27 LTU 18 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna 6.759
5 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 16 Honda SR Motoblouz Honda 12.427
6 Lieber Julien 33 BEL 15 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki 13.786
7 Gajser Tim 243 SLO 14 Team HRC - MXGP Honda 14.058
8 Seewer Jeremy 91 SWI 13 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha 20.989
9 Simpson Shaun 24 GBR 12 RFX KTM Racing KTM 35.999
10 Tixier Jordi 911 FRA 11 Team VHR KTM Racing KTM 39.272
11 Jonass Pauls 41 LAT 10 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna 42.396
12 Bogers Brian 189 NDL 9 Team HRC - MXGP Honda 44.017
13 Tonus Arnaud 4 SWI 8 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Yamaha 44.972
14 Leok Tanel 7 EST 7 A1M Husqvarna Husqvarna 47.900
15 Anstie Max 99 GBR 6 Standing Construct KTM KTM 51.159
16 Anstie Max 99 GBR 5 Standing Construct KTM KTM 55.542
17 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL 4 Standing Construct KTM KTM 59.031
18 Monticelli Ivo 128 ITA 3 iFly JK Racing Yamaha 1:11.942
19 Gole Anton 297 SWE 2 iFly JK Racing Yamaha 1:18.359
20 Petrov Petar 152 BUL 1 Team Honda Red Moto Honda 1:21.680
MXGP 2019
Race Round 3   Netherlands

Race 2

Sunny
Air Temp
12°C
Track Cond
Sandy
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 25 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 34:13.363
2 Gajser Tim 243 SLO 22 Team HRC - MXGP Honda 1.461
3 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 20 Honda SR Motoblouz Honda 32.822
4 Jasikonis Arminas 27 LTU 18 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna 42.905
5 Desalle Clement 25 BEL 16 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki 48.123
6 Seewer Jeremy 91 SWI 15 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha 51.333
7 Lieber Julien 33 BEL 14 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki 52.345
8 Simpson Shaun 24 GBR 13 RFX KTM Racing KTM 54.021
9 Anstie Max 99 GBR 12 Standing Construct KTM KTM 1:00.795
10 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL 11 Standing Construct KTM KTM 1:01.515
11 Monticelli Ivo 128 ITA 10 iFly JK Racing Yamaha 1:12.911
12 Lupino Alessandro 77 ITA 9 Gebben V Venrooy Kawasaki Kawasaki 1:13.842
13 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA 8 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Yamaha 1:16.004
14 Jonass Pauls 41 LAT 7 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna 1:19.111
15 Kullas Harri 151 FIN 6 Wildcard Rider Husqvarna 1:20.383
16 Butron Jose 17 SPA 5 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM 1:21.295
17 Leok Tanel 7 EST 4 A1M Husqvarna Husqvarna 1:23.351
18 Searle Tommy 100 GBR 3 Bike It DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki 1:24.954
19 Petrov Petar 152 BUL 2 Team Honda Red Moto Honda 1 Lap
20 Tonus Arnaud 4 SWI 1 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Yamaha 1 Lap
Location Information

Eurocircuit, Valkenswaard, The Netherlands - View in Google Maps