A perfect day for Team HRC’s Tim Gajser saw the Slovenian rider post fastest laps in free and timed practice, and then he followed that up with victory in the qualification race at the 2019 MXGP of Great Britain. Despite getting wheel-spin off the starting gate, the Slovenian rider swiftly moved his way through the field, and was in the top three by the time the first full lap had ended. He then stalked Jeremy Seewer in second place for a few laps, before making the pass and setting his sights set on Antonio Cairoli. Posting fastest lap after fastest lap, the gap between the top two was closing as the white flag came out, then with pressure mounting, Cairoli made a mistake which allowed Gajser to sweep through and take the chequered flag and first gate pick for tomorrow’s races.
Brian Bogers had a tough battle throughout his qualification race, fighting for position almost every turn of the moto. Eventually the Dutch rider finished in 19th and although it could have been a few positions higher with a bit more luck, it is still steady progress as he gets back to race shape.
The first gate drop is at 13:15 (GMT -0) on Sunday 24th March, in what should be another great day of action at the beautiful Matterley Basin facility.
|1||Gajser Tim||243||SLO||Team HRC - MXGP||Honda||26:05.801|
|2||Cairoli Antonio||222||ITA||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||8.020|
|3||Van Horebeek Jeremy||89||BEL||Honda SR Motoblouz||Honda||19.843|
|4||Paulin Gautier||21||FRA||Wilvo Yamaha MXGP||Yamaha||22.694|
|5||Seewer Jeremy||91||SWI||Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team||Yamaha||29.642|
|6||Tonus Arnaud||4||SWI||Wilvo Yamaha MXGP||Yamaha||31.455|
|7||Anstie Max||99||GBR||Standing Construct KTM||KTM||32.561|
|8||Lieber Julien||33||BEL||Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing||Kawasaki||36.612|
|9||Tixier Jordi||911||FRA||Team VHR KTM Racing||KTM||47.480|
|10||Lupino Alessandro||77||ITA||Gebben V Venrooy Kawasaki||Kawasaki||53.543|
|11||Jasikonis Arminas||27||LTU||Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing||Husqvarna||54.445|
|12||Simpson Shaun||24||GBR||RFX KTM Racing||KTM||59.409|
|13||Jonass Pauls||41||LAT||Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing||Husqvarna||1:01.805|
|14||Desalle Clement||25||BEL||Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing||Kawasaki||1:04.793|
|15||Kullas Harri||151||FIN||Wildcard Rider||Husqvarna||1:05.936|
|16||Coldenhoff Glenn||259||NDL||Standing Construct KTM||KTM||1:14.201|
|17||Monticelli Ivo||128||ITA||Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing||Kawasaki||1:14.285|
|18||Ferris Dean||111||AUS||Wilvo Nestaan Husqvarna Factory Racing||Husqvarna||1:14.495|
|19||Bogers Brian||189||NDL||Team HRC - MXGP||Honda||1:15.666|
|20||Butron Jose||17||SPA||JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team||KTM||1:18.845|