On a special day for Team HRC’s Tim Gajser, the #243 powered his Honda CRF450RW around the Matterley Basin track to a second moto victory, just narrowly missing out on his first overall of 2019. Showing great speed all weekend, the Slovenian rider was fastest in almost every session and if it wasn’t for a mistake in the first moto when he was leading, he could easily have walked away from the MXGP of Great Britain with a 1-1 performance and a share of the championship lead. Instead, he ended up in third place in race one, second overall on the day, and still happy to have won the second race at a track that he likes so much.

After winning the qualification race yesterday, first gate pick enabled Gajser to round the first turn in good position in both races, soon moving to the front of the field with a nice display of passing. Unfortunately in race one, a crash left him remounting in third place and although he was still the fastest rider on the track, he wasn’t quite able to close the gap to the top two and make the pass that would have left the overall victory within his control. The second race followed much the same pattern, except this time Gajser was able to pull out a five second lead in the middle of the moto, before holding off a late charge by Antonio Cairoli to notch up his first race win in 2019. This now leaves him eight points off the top of the championship as the schedule now heads to Valkenswaard in the Netherlands for round three.

Unfortunately Brian Bogers was unable to make much of an impact at the British GP, suffering from arm-pump in race one, and then crashing while well-place in race two. It was a disappointing meeting for the Dutch rider, but he’ll be hoping to rebound next weekend at his home GP, in what should be much softer conditions at the sandy Valkenswaard circuit.

Tim Gajser 243

We had a great weekend! I was feeling great on the bike and the track both yesterday and today. I’m really happy to finish on the podium on this special day for me. The first race we started well and the beginning was good, but then I made a mistake and I fell down and finished third. The second race was better as I took the same start and worked my way to the front and I’m just so happy to win my first race in more than a year, after all my injury problems so I’m thankful and happy. A huge thanks to all the team because they all put in huge amounts of work and it’s paying off. We will continue working hard and to keep pushing!

Brian Bogers 189

My first race was not good, it was one to forget. I didn’t have a good start but in the beginning I could push for quite a few places and I was around 16th. Then I got arm-pump and I couldn’t push anymore and I finished 21st. The second race, it was a little bit a better. In the beginning I was around 12-13 and I felt quite good, but then I had a small crash and I dropped back to 22nd and I just couldn’t find my rhythm again and that’s where I finished. Overall it’s definitely one to forget, but I need to learn from my mistakes and make sure the next one is better.

Marcus Pereira de Freitas

HRC General Manager - MXGP

It was so good to see Tim riding with such speed and style all weekend long. He came into this race feeling confident and you can see just how much he was enjoying himself out on the track. It was a shame to see him crash in the first race, when he was pulling away from the field, but he showed in the second race that he a great competitor and that he can withstand the pressure and raise his speed when needed. The whole team has been working hard and Tim winning that second moto is a great reward for everyone. Unfortunately Brian didn’t have his best weekend but we hope that he can work hard this week and get himself in a good place for his home GP at Valkenswaard next weekend.

MXGP 2019
Race Round 2   Great Britain

Race 1

Sunny
Air Temp
14°C
Track Cond
Hard Pack
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 25 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 36:37.831
2 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA 22 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Yamaha 1.956
3 Gajser Tim 243 SLO 20 Team HRC - MXGP Honda 4.473
4 Desalle Clement 25 BEL 18 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki 24.293
5 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 16 Honda SR Motoblouz Honda 26.271
6 Tonus Arnaud 4 SWI 15 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Yamaha 27.618
7 Anstie Max 99 GBR 14 Standing Construct KTM KTM 45.107
8 Seewer Jeremy 91 SWI 13 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha 46.683
9 Jasikonis Arminas 27 LTU 12 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna 49.675
10 Lieber Julien 33 BEL 11 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki 56.271
11 Searle Tommy 100 GBR 10 Bike It DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki 1:06.762
12 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL 9 Standing Construct KTM KTM 1:08.543
13 Leok Tanel 7 EST 8 A1M Husqvarna Husqvarna 1:09.921
14 Jonass Pauls 41 LAT 7 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna 1:11.013
15 Ferris Dean 111 AUS 6 Wilvo Nestaan Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna 1:11.353
16 Simpson Shaun 24 GBR 5 RFX KTM Racing KTM 1:24.434
17 Gole Anton 297 SWE 4 iFly JK Racing Yamaha 1:26.104
18 Tixier Jordi 911 FRA 3 Team VHR KTM Racing KTM 1:31.026
19 Butron Jose 17 SPA 2 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM 1:36.221
20 Petrov Petar 152 BUL 1 Team Honda Red Moto Honda 1:41.904
21 Bogers Brian 189 NDL 0 Team HRC - MXGP Honda 1:47.114
MXGP 2019
Race Round 2   Great Britain

Race 2

Sunny
Air Temp
14°C
Track Cond
Hard Pack
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Gajser Tim 243 SLO 25 Team HRC - MXGP Honda 36:01.717
2 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 22 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 1.709
3 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA 20 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Yamaha 54.204
4 Jasikonis Arminas 27 LTU 18 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna 57.637
5 Seewer Jeremy 91 SWI 16 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha 1:00.564
6 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 15 Honda SR Motoblouz Honda 1:05.984
7 Desalle Clement 25 BEL 14 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki 1:20.385
8 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL 13 Standing Construct KTM KTM 1:22.071
9 Simpson Shaun 24 GBR 12 RFX KTM Racing KTM 1:26.697
10 Monticelli Ivo 128 ITA 11 iFly JK Racing Yamaha 1:28.257
11 Jonass Pauls 41 LAT 10 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna 1:29.087
12 Tixier Jordi 911 FRA 9 Team VHR KTM Racing KTM 1:30.297
13 Lupino Alessandro 77 ITA 8 Gebben V Venrooy Kawasaki Kawasaki 1:41.114
14 Anstie Max 99 GBR 7 Standing Construct KTM KTM 1:42.804
15 Searle Tommy 100 GBR 6 Bike It DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki 1:51.621
16 Leok Tanel 7 EST 5 A1M Husqvarna Husqvarna 1:54.062
17 Kullas Harri 151 FIN 4 Wildcard Rider Husqvarna 1:56.215
18 Gole Anton 297 SWE 3 iFly JK Racing Yamaha 1:59.266
19 Butron Jose 17 SPA 2 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM 2:01.623
20 Lieber Julien 33 BEL 1 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki 2:19.562
21 Petrov Petar 152 BUL 0 Team Honda Red Moto Honda 2:21.425
22 Bogers Brian 189 NDL 0 Team HRC - MXGP Honda 2:21.953
Location Information

matterley basin, Lower Baybridge Lane, Winchester, United Kingdom - View in Google Maps