Tim Gajser finished today’s qualifying race at Pietramurata in 17th place after a promising start to the MXGP of Trentino, which saw the 21-year-old Slovenian of Team HRC claiming second place in the morning’s free practice session.

Gajser had a solid start to the race and took the inside line as the MXGP field attacked the very first corner of the moto. Unfortunately, the two-time world champion found himself on the ground after an opponent clipped the rear of his bike. Despite the crash, Tim managed to jump back aboard his Honda CRF450RW machine and with a consistently-quick pace he re-entered the top-20 as the countdown reached five minutes. With one last successful overtake, Gajser moved up to 17th before crossing the finish line.

The two races of the MXGP class at Pietramurata will get underway tomorrow at 14:15 and 17:10 local time (GMT +2), after the usual 15-minute warm up which will begin at 10:45.

Tim Gajser 243

I’m a little bit disappointed with today: it was hard work after the crash, because I found myself dead last and had to push hard to get the best gate pick for tomorrow. I was able to finish 17th - which is obviously not the best but it surely better than last – so I hope to get a good start tomorrow, try to stay on two wheels and ride consistently in order to score a good result.

Marcus Pereira de Freitas

HRC General Manager - MXGP

Tim’s race was obviously decided by the crash at the start; he did well in recovering so many positions, but it’s hard to lap as quick as the leaders when you have to make your way past other opponents who may not be as quick. His feeling with the bike is good, however, so we’re confident our chances to do well tomorrow.

MXGP 2018
Practice Round 4   Pietramurata

Qualifying Race

Sunny & Dry
Humidity
53%
Air Temp
16°C
Track Cond
hard packed
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Herlings Jeffrey 84 NDL Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 23:43.859
2 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 22.777
3 Desalle Clement 25 BEL Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki 29.756
4 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna 32.465
5 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 38.808
6 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha 40.873
7 Febvre Romain 461 FRA Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha 47.887
8 Desprey Maxime 141 FRA Gebben V Venrooy Kawasaki Kawasaki 49.326
9 Seewer Jeremy 91 SWI Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Yamaha 49.961
10 Lieber Julien 33 BEL Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki 57.263
11 Jasikonis Arminas 27 LTU Team Honda Red Moto Honda 58.156
12 Simpson Shaun 24 GBR Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Yamaha 1:01.185
13 Paturel Benoit 6 FRA Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha 1:05.950
14 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS BOS GP Suzuki 1:12.570
15 Lupino Alessandro 77 ITA Gebben V Venrooy Kawasaki Kawasaki 1:13.206
16 De Dycker Ken 9 BEL BOS GP KTM 1:23.323
17 Gajser Tim 243 SLO Team HRC - MXGP Honda 1:24.510
18 Butron Jose 17 SPA Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM 1:31.928
19 Petrov Petar 152 BUL Team Honda Red Moto Honda 1:33.214
20 Pezzuto Stefano 878 ITA Wildcard Rider Yamaha 1:37.760
Location Information

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