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.

Tim Gajser 243

Today went quite well: I felt good with the bike although the track was quite rough. I didn’t have the best jump off the gate in qualifying, but I was on the inside so I was able to take a short line and make it back to fifth place. I then made a quick pass on Jeremy [van Horebeek] and rode behind Toni [Cairoli] until he slowed down and stopped. Third place is good for tomorrow, so I’m quite happy and looking forward to the two motos.

Marcus Pereira de Freitas

HRC General Manager - MXGP

It was a good day for Tim. He was consistently fast all along and had a convincing performance in qualifying. The start was not ideal, but it will be surely more important tomorrow: the track is fast and has only one good line – so it’s not easy to pass. The team did a solid job and the bike is running well, so let’s see what tomorrow brings.

MXGP 2018
Qualifying Round 8   Germany

Qualifying race

Cloudy / Dry
Air Temp
18°C
Track Cond
hard-pack
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
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
Location Information

Motorsportclub Teutschenthal e.V., Straße des Friedens, Teutschenthal, Germany - View in Google Maps