Tim Gajser put his Honda CRF450RW is a great position to challenge for a win in tomorrow’s main races at the 2019 MXGP of the Netherlands. The Team HRC rider finished a comfortable second place and will have a good gate pick on what was a surprisingly hard pack Valkenswaard track. The usual sandy terrain has been dry for a while now and that has forced the riders to adapt their setup in order to navigate the ruts and square-edged bumps. Rounding the first corner of the qualification race in third place, the Slovenian quickly moved into second and began tracking Antonio Cairoli. As the pair edged clear from the field, Gajser settled into a rhythm and cruised across the line almost 10 seconds clear of third, setting him nicely for the motos on what should be another sunny day in the Netherlands.
Team mate Brian Bogers had a difficult first turn, but he quickly moved through the field and ended up with a season-best 15th gate pick. The Dutch rider knows this Valkenswaard track well and will be hoping that with a solid start, he can challenge towards his first top 10 finish of the season.
The racing tomorrow for the MXGP riders begins an hour later due to the clocks going forward, with their first gate drop taking place at 14:15 (GMT +1) on Sunday 30th March.
|1||Cairoli Antonio||222||ITA||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||24:19.045|
|2||Gajser Tim||243||SLO||Team HRC - MXGP||Honda||4.551|
|3||Van Horebeek Jeremy||89||BEL||Honda SR Motoblouz||Honda||15.172|
|4||Anstie Max||99||GBR||Standing Construct KTM||KTM||19.774|
|5||Jasikonis Arminas||27||LTU||Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing||Husqvarna||30.289|
|6||Paulin Gautier||21||FRA||Wilvo Yamaha MXGP||Yamaha||35.696|
|7||Seewer Jeremy||91||SWI||Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team||Yamaha||38.974|
|8||Desalle Clement||25||BEL||Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing||Kawasaki||44.593|
|9||Coldenhoff Glenn||259||NDL||Standing Construct KTM||KTM||48.604|
|10||Monticelli Ivo||128||ITA||iFly JK Racing||Yamaha||50.204|
|11||Tonus Arnaud||4||SWI||Wilvo Yamaha MXGP||Yamaha||50.936|
|12||Tixier Jordi||911||FRA||Team VHR KTM Racing||KTM||56.916|
|13||Simpson Shaun||24||GBR||RFX KTM Racing||KTM||59.806|
|14||Lieber Julien||33||BEL||Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing||Kawasaki||1:02.003|
|15||Bogers Brian||189||NDL||Team HRC - MXGP||Honda||1:02.977|
|16||Jonass Pauls||41||LAT||Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing||Husqvarna||1:04.434|
|17||Leok Tanel||7||EST||A1M Husqvarna||Husqvarna||1:04.536|
|18||Lupino Alessandro||77||ITA||Gebben V Venrooy Kawasaki||Kawasaki||1:05.114|
|19||Searle Tommy||100||GBR||Bike It DRT Kawasaki||Kawasaki||1:06.475|
|20||De Waal Micha-Boy||34||NDL||Jumbo No Fear Vamo Honda Team||Honda||1:20.779|