Team HRC’s Tim Gajser made a welcome to the podium after his four-two moto scores gave him second overall, in another good weekend for his championship standings. Qualification race winner Mitch Evans also had his best race result of the year with a fourth in race two, keeping pace with the three riders in front of him and putting in the fastest lap of the race onboard his Honda CR450R.

Yesterday, the pair went one-two in a dominating display of riding for Team HRC, but unfortunately they weren’t able to make the best use of their gate-picks in race one as they both struggled out of the gate. Within a few turns, the pair were just outside the top five, but as Evans tried to make another pass, he made a slight error and had to remount his bike. With the pack still close together, this meant that he was near the back of the field when he headed off again and with a lot of work ahead of him.

For Gajser, he managed to get into fourth by the end of the first lap and despite trying many different lines, he was unable to make any passes to improve his position, crossing the line still in fourth place. Behind him, Evans was the only rider who was making moves, crossing the line in 27th on lap one, but making his way up to 10th place by the end of the moto. It was a monumental effort from the Australian and although he was disappointed with the mistake, it was a great ride and gave him confidence he could still get a good result in race two.

Knowing the start was crucial, both Honda CR450R riders got much better jumps and were right in the thick of the action in the first few corners. Both Gajser and Evans made some nice moves to get into second and fourth respectively by the end of lap one, and with everyone separated by just a few seconds, there was potential for the results to get even better. However, like race one, the top five were all running laptimes so close to each other than passing was almost impossible, and although Evans did post the fastest laptime, neither rider could make a pass and they finished where they started, in second and fourth.

With four-two results, this meant Gajser was second overall, and still leading the MXGP championship by 115-points, with just three rounds remaining. This means the #243 needs just 35-points in the next six motos to be crowned world champion for the fifth time in his career, all under the Team HRC awning.

Evans, who moved into 10th place in the championship, can also get excited for Finland next weekend as the fourth in race two was his best so far this year. This should give him a lot of confidence as the rider’s head to Hyvinkaa, a track that hasn’t seen MXGP action since 2014. This will mean that he’ll have as much experience as most of his competitors, and with a big boost of confidence from the three races this weekend, he’ll definitely be aiming for a podium position.

In what is the second of three back-to-back rounds, the track in Hyvinkaa should provide a much different challenge for the Team HRC duo than this rutted but narrow Uddevalla circuit, with the deep-sand circuit hopefully making passing a bit more possible. The weather forecast right now is looking promising and everyone will be hoping that the MXGP results also go to plan when the gate drops on August 14th.

Tim Gajser 243

To come away with second overall is a solid result, but it was a little frustrating because the track was just so difficult to pass on. In both races, there wasn’t a pass in the top five after the first lap, so when I didn’t get the best start in race one, it really hurt my chances to win my ninth overall of the season. However, it is another race down and I’m still in a really strong position in the championship so I just need to keep the level high and aim for the win in Finland next weekend.

Mitch Evans 43

After winning yesterday’s qualification race, I really felt like I could have been on the podium today, but unfortunately I made a small mistake on the first lap of race one and that cost me. I fought back from near the back of the field, and worked my way up to 10th, which on this track wasn’t easy, so that was a good recovery, but I really hoped for more. Still, in race two, I made up for that with a strong fourth place finish, my best moto result of the season so that felt really good and gives me confidence that I can battle for the podium spots in these last three GPs of the season.

Marcus Pereira de Freitas

HRC General Manager - MXGP

Going one-two in the qualification race yesterday really gave everyone hope that both Tim and Mitch could get on the podium today, however motocross can be a tough sport and one mistake can take away that opportunity. I do have to give big credit to Mitch because he fought hard to comeback to 10th, overtaking a lot of guys on a track that barely anyone else made a move on. He then carried that into race two for his best race of the season and I’m really excited for these next few rounds for him. Tim continues to ride at a high level and was back on the podium again with his four-two results. The championship position is very good and we are very much looking forward to Finland.

MXGP 2022
Race Round 15   Sweden

Race 1

Cloudy
Air Temp
17°C
Track Cond
Rutted
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Renaux Maxime 959 FRA 25 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha 34:01.852
2 Seewer Jeremy 91 SWI 22 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha 0:01.181
3 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL 20 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha 0:05.368
4 Gajser Tim 243 SLO 18 Team HRC - MXGP Honda 0:08.595
5 Prado Garcia Jorge 61 SPA 16 Red Bull GasGas Factory Racing GasGas 0:16.260
6 Febvre Romain 3 FRA 15 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki 0:20.153
7 Jonass Pauls 41 LAT 14 Standing Construct GasGas Factory Racing Team GasGas 0:26.262
8 van Doninck Brent 32 BEL 13 Riley Racing Yamaha 0:29.711
9 Guillod Valentin 92 SWI 12 iXS MXGP Team Yamaha 0:34.638
10 Evans Mitch 43 AUS 11 Team HRC - MXGP Honda 0:40.728
11 Forato Alberto 303 ITA 10 SM Action Racing Team Yuasa Battery GasGas 0:42.263
12 Guadagnini Mattia 101 ITA 9 Husqvarna Junior Racing Maddii Husqvarna 0:44.714
13 Watson Ben 919 GBR 8 Kawasaki Racing Team MXGP Kawasaki 0:46.077
14 Tixier Jordi 911 FRA 7 JT911 KTM Racing Team KTM 0:48.480
15 Bogers Brian 189 NDL 6 Standing Construct Husqvarna Factory Racing Team Husqvarna 0:51.157
16 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 5 Beta SDM Corse MX Team Beta 0:55.955
17 Fernandez Ruben 70 SPA 4 Honda 114 Motorsports Honda 1:03.498
18 Haavisto Jere 142 FIN 3 JK Racing Yamaha Active Yamaha 1:07.745
19 Beaton Jed 14 AUS 2 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki 1:13.803
20 Brumann Kevin 87 SWI 1 hostettler Yamaha Racing Yamaha 1:17.883
MXGP 2022
Race Round 15   Sweden

Race 2

Cloudy
Air Temp
16°C
Track Cond
Rutted
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Seewer Jeremy 91 SWI 25 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha 35:23.814
2 Gajser Tim 243 SLO 22 Team HRC - MXGP Honda 0:01.990
3 Febvre Romain 3 FRA 20 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki 0:06.503
4 Evans Mitch 43 AUS 18 Team HRC - MXGP Honda 0:07.646
5 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL 16 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha 0:07.908
6 Prado Garcia Jorge 61 SPA 15 Red Bull GasGas Factory Racing GasGas 0:09.726
7 Vlaanderen Calvin 10 NDL 14 Gebben Van Venrooy Yamaha Racing Yamaha 0:16.238
8 Bogers Brian 189 NDL 13 Standing Construct Husqvarna Factory Racing Team Husqvarna 0:20.671
9 van Doninck Brent 32 BEL 12 Riley Racing Yamaha 0:23.820
10 Forato Alberto 303 ITA 11 SM Action Racing Team Yuasa Battery GasGas 0:25.624
11 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 10 Beta SDM Corse MX Team Beta 0:36.082
12 Guillod Valentin 92 SWI 9 iXS MXGP Team Yamaha 0:42.139
13 Fernandez Ruben 70 SPA 8 Honda 114 Motorsports Honda 0:47.720
14 Watson Ben 919 GBR 7 Kawasaki Racing Team MXGP Kawasaki 0:50.227
15 Koch Tom 226 GER 6 KTM Kozak Team KTM 0:54.268
16 Jonass Pauls 41 LAT 5 Standing Construct GasGas Factory Racing Team GasGas 1:00.757
17 Tixier Jordi 911 FRA 4 JT911 KTM Racing Team KTM 1:05.832
18 Beaton Jed 14 AUS 3 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki 1:07.726
19 Monticelli Ivo 128 ITA 2 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki 1:08.962
20 Östlund Alvin 161 SWE 1 JK Racing Yamaha Active Yamaha 1:18.904
Location Information

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