Agueda, Portugal is the host for this fourth round of the 2022 Motocross World Championship, where Team HRC’s Tim Gajser will look to make it four wins in a row as he tries to extend his lead at the top of MXGP class.

The scenic hard-pack track, an hour south of Porto hasn’t hosted a round since 2019 where Gajser went one-one, starting off his seven-race win streak on his way to what was his third world title. Now, a few years later, the #243 is hoping that Agueda is kind to him again as he hopes to keep his new win-streak alive and increase his points gap from the 17 points it currently stands at.

Team mate Mitch Evans will also head to Portugal with confidence, knowing that in 2019, he stood on the podium in the MX2 class, after he produced his best results of that year with four-three moto finishes for third place overall. Combine this with his best results of the year last time out in Patagonia-Argentina and things are definitely on the rise for the young Australian.

With the weather looking good this weekend, the riders should be able to enjoy riding the distinctive orange dirt once again across the two days. First up will be free practice (11:20), followed by timed practice (14:00) which will give the gate-picks for the qualifying race that afternoon (17:00). The result of that race will then determine the gate-picks for the two points-scoring motos on Sunday afternoon (14:15 & 17:10).

Tim Gajser 243

I’ve been feeling really good this season, having a lot of fun in the races and I think that is showing in the results. I’ve won every round and either finished first or second in every race, so I am showing my speed and my consistency. Agueda is another track that I like and I’ve won here before, so hopefully I can continue this run and try to get my first one-one of the season as well. Everyone in the team is working really hard and it is great to repay that work with these wins!

Mitch Evans 43

Argentina was another step-up for me, showing that I have the speed to battle with the guys at the front, so this past week I’ve tried to continue that progression and just work on extending that speed further and further into the moto. I saw a really cool photo of us Honda riders sweeping round the first turn together, with Tim getting the holeshot and me not far behind and that’s the sort of thing I want to do more and more, get up there and show I deserve to be at the front and start getting my own holeshots. These first few rounds have all been at tracks I like and Agueda is another one I’ve had good results at in the past, so it’s good to be heading there in a confident mood.

Marcus Pereira de Freitas

HRC General Manager - MXGP

It was a long, but a successful trip down to Argentina, so now everyone needed a couple of days to recover from that travel. Now though, we are fully focused on Portugal and keeping this feeling going. Tim getting a holeshot was a big boost for the team and for Honda, as it shows how powerful the Honda CRF450R is, and now we have one award, we want to get as many as possible. Both riders are happy with the season and want to put in two more solid races this weekend.

MXGP 2022

Rider standings

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor
1 Gajser Tim 243 SLO 141 Team HRC - MXGP Honda
2 Renaux Maxime 959 FRA 124 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha
3 Prado Garcia Jorge 61 SPA 118 Red Bull GasGas Factory Racing GasGas
4 Seewer Jeremy 91 SWI 94 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha
5 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 76 Beta SDM Corse MX Team Beta
6 Fernandez Ruben 70 SPA 74 Honda 114 Motorsports Honda
7 Kjer Olsen Thomas 19 DEN 73 Team Diga-Procross KTM
8 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL 71 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha
9 Beaton Jed 14 AUS 58 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki
10 Forato Alberto 303 ITA 58 SM Action Racing Team Yuasa Battery GasGas
11 Bogers Brian 189 NDL 57 Standing Construct Husqvarna Factory Racing Team Husqvarna
12 Watson Ben 919 GBR 51 Kawasaki Racing Team MXGP Kawasaki
13 Tixier Jordi 911 FRA 47 JT911 KTM Racing Team KTM
14 Jacobi Henry 29 GER 45 JM Honda Racing Honda
15 Jonass Pauls LAT 42
16 Evans Mitch 43 AUS 42 Team HRC - MXGP Honda
17 Vlaanderen Calvin 10 NDL 32 Gebben Van Venrooy Yamaha Racing Yamaha
18 van Doninck Brent 32 BEL 28 Riley Racing Yamaha
19 Östlund Alvin 161 SWE 13 JK Racing Yamaha Active Yamaha
20 Koch Tom 226 GER 12 KTM Kozak Team KTM
21 Lupino Alessandro 77 ITA 11 Beta SDM Corse MX Team Beta
22 Rolando Nicolas 144 URU 10 Wildcard Rider Suzuki
23 Guillod Valentin 92 SWI 10 iXS MXGP Team Yamaha
24 Villaronga Sergio CHI 6
25 Arco Dario ARG 6
26 Martin Humberto VEN 5
27 Toro Lautaro ARG 4
28 Trossero Marcos Gabriel ARG 4
29 Carrasco Agustin ARG 4
30 Galletta Pablo 117 ARG 3 Wildcard Rider Yamaha
31 Jasikonis Arminas 27 LTU 3 Gebben Van Venrooy Yamaha Racing Yamaha
32 Roosiorg Hardi 75 EST 2 Sahkar KTM Racing KTM
33 Zonta Filippo 200 ITA 1 Wildcard Rider GasGas
34 Cabarcos Francisco 112 ARG 1 Wildcard Rider Suzuki
Location Information

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