A perfect day for Team HRC’s Tim Gajser, as the #243 won the MXGP of Trentino with his first one-one performance of the season, extending his lead at the top of the 2022 World Motocross Championship to 33 points.

The Pietramurata circuit is one of the most beautiful on the calendar, nestled in the Dolomites Mountain range, and for the first time in its history, they reversed the layout to give the riders a new challenge for what is the seventh race here in just three years. That change didn’t seem to affect the Team HRC duo though, as on the Saturday, the pair finished one-three, with teammate Mitch Evans showing his improvement by leading a good portion of that qualification race, after a holeshot, before ending up with third gate-pick.

That form continued onto race-day with Gajser ripping around turn one in second position, with Evans just behind in fifth. The pair maintained those positions for the first half of the race, with Gajser stalking the leader and looking for any opening, before gradually turning up the pressure and making his move on lap 10. From there, the #243 put in a couple of hot laps to break free and control the race until the chequered flag. Evans, meanwhile was under intense pressure from this competitive MXGP class, and ended up 10th.

In race two, Gajser was third around the first bend but midway around the opening lap he had made the necessary moves to get into the lead and from then on, he once again put down a pace than none of the field could match to take his a well-deserved one-one, much to the delight of thousands of Slovenian fans who had made the trip over the border. Unfortunately, Evans hadn’t made such a good start and was down in 13th at the end of lap one. However, he was determined to once again break into the top 10 and achieved that goal with a finishing place of ninth, for an eventual ninth overall.

Gajser’s fourth overall victory in five rounds, including six race wins, moves the Honda CRF450R rider 33 points clear, as his early stranglehold on the MXGP championship continues. Up next for Team HRC is Kegums, Latvia where the sandy surface always provides a stern challenge, but one that Gajser has mastered in 2016, 2019 and 2021. This year’s event takes place on April 23-24, giving Gajser and Evans a weekend off to get in some good training sessions as they hope to keep up these strong performances for another round.

Tim Gajser 243

It was a great weekend. I was enjoying the whole event, especially after two years of a ‘quiet Arco’, this year was different, it was nice. I got two good starts, riding was good in both races, after half the race I was leading them and controlling them so it was a good feeling. A big thank you to all the fans who travelled here today, they are amazing. I’m feeling really good at the moment, I’m really looking forward to going to Kegums, I really like that track. I’m just going to train hard and be there in two weeks. Can't wait!

Mitch Evans 43

While perhaps the end results weren’t as good as I hoped, I am still very positive about how things went this weekend. I showed in the qualification race, and in moto one today that I have the speed to run with the guys up the front so now I have to put myself in the position to do that regularly. I also have to extend that speed for the full 35 minutes, but I don’t think I’m too far away from that and I’m excited to get to Latvia after another week of work. Thanks to the team for all their help and for helping me make these steps every race.

Marcus Pereira de Freitas

HRC General Manager - MXGP

The first one-one for Tim and it was a perfect day of racing for him, in front of a lot of very passionate Slovenian fans who made the trip to watch him. He took his time in the first race, finding the right spot to move into the lead and just controlled the race, and then moto two was very comfortable as he led all the laps and took a convincing win. He now leads the championship by 33 points and is looking confident at every gate drop.
Mitch also made some big steps this weekend and it was great to see both guys up front in the qualification race yesterday. He also showed good speed in race one and while he’s not quite ready to do it the whole moto just yet, he is doing the work necessary to do it in the near future.
A great weekend for Team HRC and everyone is looking forward to getting to Latvia already!

MXGP 2022
Race Round 5   Trentino

Race 1

Sunny
Air Temp
18°C
Track Cond
Hard Pack
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Gajser Tim 243 SLO 25 Team HRC - MXGP Honda 34:25.634
2 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL 22 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha 0:03.684
3 Prado Garcia Jorge 61 SPA 20 Red Bull GasGas Factory Racing GasGas 0:06.765
4 Renaux Maxime 959 FRA 18 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha 0:18.420
5 Seewer Jeremy 91 SWI 16 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha 0:20.781
6 Vlaanderen Calvin 10 NDL 15 Gebben Van Venrooy Yamaha Racing Yamaha 0:22.039
7 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 14 Beta SDM Corse MX Team Beta 0:22.756
8 Bogers Brian 189 NDL 13 Standing Construct Husqvarna Factory Racing Team Husqvarna 0:24.648
9 Forato Alberto 303 ITA 12 SM Action Racing Team Yuasa Battery GasGas 0:27.857
10 Evans Mitch 43 AUS 11 Team HRC - MXGP Honda 0:38.700
11 Fernandez Ruben 70 SPA 10 Honda 114 Motorsports Honda 0:39.236
12 Tixier Jordi 911 FRA 9 JT911 KTM Racing Team KTM 0:45.101
13 Koch Tom 226 GER 8 KTM Kozak Team KTM 0:48.834
14 Jacobi Henry 29 GER 7 JM Honda Racing Honda 0:55.177
15 Beaton Jed 14 AUS 6 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki 0:56.525
16 van Doninck Brent 32 BEL 5 Riley Racing Yamaha 1:11.515
17 Jonass Pauls 41 LAT 4 Standing Construct GasGas Factory Racing Team GasGas 1:15.690
18 Watson Ben 919 GBR 3 Kawasaki Racing Team MXGP Kawasaki 1:17.098
19 Östlund Alvin 161 SWE 2 JK Racing Yamaha Active Yamaha 1:23.723
20 Sihvonen Miro 147 FIN 1 JWR Honda Racing Honda 1 Lap
MXGP 2022
Race Round 5   Trentino

Race 2

Sunny
Air Temp
13°C
Track Cond
Hard Pack
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Gajser Tim 243 SLO 25 Team HRC - MXGP Honda 34:35.096
2 Renaux Maxime 959 FRA 22 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha 0:05.170
3 Seewer Jeremy 91 SWI 20 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha 0:06.048
4 Prado Garcia Jorge 61 SPA 18 Red Bull GasGas Factory Racing GasGas 0:07.175
5 Bogers Brian 189 NDL 16 Standing Construct Husqvarna Factory Racing Team Husqvarna 0:08.067
6 Watson Ben 919 GBR 15 Kawasaki Racing Team MXGP Kawasaki 0:14.250
7 Fernandez Ruben 70 SPA 14 Honda 114 Motorsports Honda 0:20.940
8 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 13 Beta SDM Corse MX Team Beta 0:27.492
9 Evans Mitch 43 AUS 12 Team HRC - MXGP Honda 0:32.925
10 Tixier Jordi 911 FRA 11 JT911 KTM Racing Team KTM 0:36.727
11 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL 10 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha 0:45.059
12 Koch Tom 226 GER 9 KTM Kozak Team KTM 0:47.781
13 van Doninck Brent 32 BEL 8 Riley Racing Yamaha 0:53.032
14 Beaton Jed 14 AUS 7 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki 1:00.008
15 Östlund Alvin 161 SWE 6 JK Racing Yamaha Active Yamaha 1:08.677
16 Roosiorg Hardi 75 EST 5 Sahkar KTM Racing KTM 1:38.193
17 Zaragoza Jorge 99 SPA 4 Wildcard Rider Honda 1:43.840
18 Sihvonen Miro 147 FIN 3 JWR Honda Racing Honda 1:48.445
Location Information

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