Tim Gajser has claimed fourth place in today’s qualifying race at Matterley Basin aboard his Honda CRF450RW, a result that allows the Team HRC rider to have a positive outlook ahead of tomorrow’s two races for the MXGP of Great Britain.

Gajser was very consistent throughout this opening day of action, and after being third and fifth at the end of free and timed practice, he got a great jump out of the gate and found himself battling for second place with Glenn Coldenhoff. Despite being faster than his Dutch rival in many occasions throughout the moto, Tim did not manage to complete a pass for second position and, during the third lap from the end, he was overtaken by Coldenhoff’s team mate, and fellow Dutchman, Jeffrey Herlings.

Gajser smartly kept himself out of trouble in the last two laps and crossed the line fourth. The sixth-round races of the MXGP class are scheduled to begin at 14:15 and 17:10 local time (GMT +1).

Tim Gajser 243

Today went OK. I was a little bit tight in free and timed practice as I experienced a little bit of arm pump, but I had a good start to the race and spent most of the moto in third place. I was trying to find different lines because Coldenhoff was in front of me and I could see that I was quicker, but I couldn’t make a pass because there was one main line in every corner on the inside. Anyway, I’m quite happy with the speed for tomorrow; hopefully we can get two good starts and battle up front.

Marcus Pereira de Freitas

HRC General Manager - MXGP

Today Tim rode decently in every session on a track that is very fast and with very little chance to pass. He lost a little bit of balance after jumping out the gate in the qualifying race, which compromised his start – although it wasn’t a bad one anyway! It’ll be key to get quickly at the front tomorrow.

MXGP 2018
Qualifying Round 9   Great Britain

Qualifying race

Sunny & Dry
Air Temp
Track Cond
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 25:51.194
2 Herlings Jeffrey 84 NDL Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +20.021
3 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +24.133
4 Gajser Tim 243 SLO Team HRC - MXGP Honda +28.038
5 Desalle Clement 25 BEL Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +32.821
6 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +35.508
7 Searle Tommy 100 GBR Bike It DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +37.473
8 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +44.604
9 Anstie Max 99 GBR Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +46.521
10 Febvre Romain 461 FRA Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +48.041
11 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS BOS GP Suzuki +48.924
12 Lupino Alessandro 77 ITA Gebben V Venrooy Kawasaki Kawasaki +49.619
13 Seewer Jeremy 91 SWI Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Yamaha +49.680
14 Lieber Julien 33 BEL Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +59.600
15 Strijbos Kevin 22 BEL Standing Construct KTM KTM +1:03.386
16 Guillod Valentin 92 SWI Standing Construct KTM KTM +1:05.947
17 Simpson Shaun 24 GBR Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Yamaha +1:07.301
18 Irwin Graeme 55 IRE Hitachi Construction Machinery KTM UK KTM +1:10.242
19 Jasikonis Arminas 27 LTU Team Honda Red Moto Honda +1:10.511
20 Nagl Max 12 GER TM Racing Factory Team TM +1:16.473
Location Information

matterley basin, Lower Baybridge Lane, Winchester, United Kingdom - View in Google Maps