Tim Gajser has enjoyed a positive start to the MXGP of Germany by showing promising speed aboard his works Honda CRF450RW at the spectacular Teutschenthal motocross track. After topping the timesheets in free practice, the Team HRC rider was third in both timed practice and qualifying race in what was a smooth and trouble-free opening day of action.
Following a not-perfect jump out of the gate, Gajser was able to take the inside line and from fifth place, he made an early successful pass on van Horebeek for fourth. The two-time world champion kept his head down and kept his eyes on Cairoli, until the latter suffered a technical problem and was forced to give away a few positions. With a couple of minutes left on the clock, Tim found himself in third place, which he kept all the way to the finish line.
MXGP action will resume tomorrow morning at 10:45 local time (GMT +2) with the warm up, which will be followed by the two, eighth-round motos at 14:15 and 17:10.
|1||Herlings Jeffrey||84||NDL||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||24:12.661|
|2||Paulin Gautier||21||FRA||Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing||Husqvarna||+4.591|
|3||Gajser Tim||243||SLO||Team HRC - MXGP||Honda||+7.775|
|4||Van Horebeek Jeremy||89||BEL||Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team||Yamaha||+12.921|
|5||Febvre Romain||461||FRA||Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team||Yamaha||+18.446|
|6||Seewer Jeremy||91||SWI||Wilvo Yamaha MXGP||Yamaha||+20.506|
|7||Cairoli Antonio||222||ITA||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||+22.946|
|8||Lieber Julien||33||BEL||Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing||Kawasaki||+25.582|
|9||Lupino Alessandro||77||ITA||Gebben V Venrooy Kawasaki||Kawasaki||+26.912|
|10||Coldenhoff Glenn||259||NDL||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||+28.253|
|11||Bobryshev Evgeny||777||RUS||BOS GP||Suzuki||+31.096|
|12||Strijbos Kevin||22||BEL||Standing Construct KTM||KTM||+34.998|
|13||Desprey Maxime||141||FRA||Gebben V Venrooy Kawasaki||Kawasaki||+38.269|
|14||Butron Jose||17||SPA||Marchetti Racing Team KTM||KTM||+39.805|
|15||Jasikonis Arminas||27||LTU||Team Honda Red Moto||Honda||+42.115|
|16||Petrov Petar||152||BUL||Team Honda Red Moto||Honda||+44.143|
|17||Anstie Max||99||GBR||Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing||Husqvarna||+45.332|
|18||Nagl Max||12||GER||TM Racing Factory Team||TM||+46.300|
|19||Monticelli Ivo||128||ITA||iFly JK Racing||Yamaha||+1:01.379|
|20||Searle Tommy||100||GBR||Bike It DRT Kawasaki||Kawasaki||+1:14.193|