Team HRC’s Tim Gajser showed his speed throughout qualification day at the brand new Chinese GP, posting the fastest laptimes in free practice and timed practice and even grabbing the qualification race holeshot. Unfortunately a mistake whilst leading dropped him down the field and he eventually was able to come back to 11th place, just in front of teammate Brian Bogers who started off strongly at this track in Shanghai, China.
It was a real shame for Gajser who was looking extremely fast in every session, looking immediately at home on what is a brand new track for everyone. Now, he has 11th gate pick for the main motos tomorrow but with the speed he has shown, with two more good starts he still has a very good chance of ending this championship-winning 2019 campaign on a high note.
For Bogers, he’ll be hoping for a couple more good starts and then his aim is to keep the pace up for the whole of both motos in what will be testing conditions with the extremely hot and humid weather forecast. Still, the loose, loamy, sandy circuit in Shanghai is one that he favours and he’ll also be looking to finish off this season in a positive fashion.
Gajser and Bogers start off Sunday 15th September with a warm up at 10:45am before their motos get underway at 13:15 and 16:10 in what should be another hot day of action at the first ever MXGP of China.
|1||Coldenhoff Glenn||259||NDL||Standing Construct KTM||KTM||24:42.040|
|2||Jasikonis Arminas||27||LTU||Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing||Husqvarna||1.428|
|3||Seewer Jeremy||91||SWI||Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team||Yamaha||2.342|
|4||Jonass Pauls||41||LAT||Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing||Husqvarna||3.284|
|5||Herlings Jeffrey||84||NDL||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||3.428|
|6||Monticelli Ivo||128||ITA||iFly JK Racing||Yamaha||24.928|
|7||Van Horebeek Jeremy||89||BEL||Honda SR Motoblouz||Honda||26.907|
|8||Paulin Gautier||21||FRA||Wilvo Yamaha MXGP||Yamaha||32.226|
|9||Strijbos Kevin||22||BEL||JWR Yamaha Racing||Yamaha||35.620|
|10||Tixier Jordi||911||FRA||Team VHR KTM Racing||KTM||45.017|
|11||Gajser Tim||243||SLO||Team HRC - MXGP||Honda||49.964|
|12||Bogers Brian||189||NDL||Team HRC - MXGP||Honda||55.271|
|13||Petrov Petar||152||BUL||Team Honda Red Moto||Honda||1:05.418|
|14||Renkens Nathan||83||BEL||KMP-Honda Repsol Racing||Honda||1:46.804|
|15||Romphan Chaiyan||31||THA||Wildcard Rider||Yamaha||2 Laps|
|16||Xu Jianhao||618||CHI||Wildcard Rider||Yamaha||2 Laps|
|17||Nakpane Madjade||244||TGO||Wildcard Rider||Husqvarna||2 Laps|
|18||Galligari Francesco||531||CHI||Wildcard Rider||Husqvarna||3 Laps|
|19||Deng Liansong||727||CHI||Wildcard Rider||KTM||3 Laps|
|20||Peng Tianwei||59||CHI||Wildcard Rider||KTM||5 Laps|