Team HRC’s Tim Gajser has claimed his second podium of the season and so-far best result of the year with a second place overall in the MXGP of Germany, after a brace of convincing second places in today’s two motos at Teutschenthal. As the eighth round of the season draws to a close, Gajser moves up to sixth place in the championship standings.

Gajser was quick out of the gate in the first moto and, after some back and forth in the opening lap with a couple of opponents, he managed to move up to third. He then began a long and hard chase on Paulin, eventually closing the gap on the Frenchman as the race entered its final part. After overtaking his rival on lap 14, Gajser never looked back and, with great speed, he built a 7.7 seconds gap up to the finish line.

The 21-year-old Slovenian was again sprinting within the top-five as the MXGP approached the first corners of the race, but he quickly rose up to second position after moving once again past Paulin. Gajser managed to keep his opponent at bay for the whole duration of the encounter, despite not being able to pull away. He eventually crossed the line again in second place to seal a well-deserved second place overall in front of the German crowd.

The team will now return to their headquarters in Italy to get ready for the MXGP of Great Britain, which will take place at the glorious Matterley Basin motocross track in a fortnight’s time.

Tim Gajser 243

We are happy with what we achieved this weekend. Being on the podium is always a great feeling; we have twelve more rounds so now the goal is to continue building momentum and try to keep it as high as possible. I enjoyed riding my Honda throughout the whole weekend and I managed to maintain a consistently-fast pace up to the chequered flag, which is a very good sign. I was much more relaxed, confident and comfortable on track than in Latvia: this is why we were fifth there, and second here! Now we go home, train hard and get ready for Matterley Basin, which is a track I really love.

Marcus Pereira de Freitas

HRC General Manager - MXGP

This is the type of weekend we look forward to have on a more-consistent basis! Tim has shown what he’s capable of today and had two strong motos. He rode smart, because the track was rough and had deep ruts. It’s a nice feeling to head home with a second place overall: now we have a weekend off from racing but we must stay focused and keep working, as we’re not even half way through the season. Well done to everyone in the team for the superlative job.

MXGP 2018
Race Round 8   Germany

Race 1

Sunny & Dry
Air Temp
23°C
Track Cond
hard-pack
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Herlings Jeffrey 84 NDL 25 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 34:00.399
2 Gajser Tim 243 SLO 22 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +16.255
3 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA 20 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +24.028
4 Febvre Romain 461 FRA 18 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +30.534
5 Desalle Clement 25 BEL 16 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +34.056
6 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 15 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +38.000
7 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 14 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +40.490
8 Lieber Julien 33 BEL 13 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +42.772
9 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL 12 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +45.918
10 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS 11 BOS GP Suzuki +53.710
11 Seewer Jeremy 91 SWI 10 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Yamaha +58.620
12 Nagl Max 12 GER 9 TM Racing Factory Team TM +1:07.894
13 Lupino Alessandro 77 ITA 8 Gebben V Venrooy Kawasaki Kawasaki +1:14.579
14 Jasikonis Arminas 27 LTU 7 Team Honda Red Moto Honda +1:18.192
15 Anstie Max 99 GBR 6 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:24.883
16 Desprey Maxime 141 FRA 5 Gebben V Venrooy Kawasaki Kawasaki +1:35.991
17 Searle Tommy 100 GBR 4 Bike It DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +1:49.506
18 Ekerold Stefan 85 GER 3 KTM Sarholz KTM +1:50.717
19 Leok Tanel 7 EST 2 A1M Husqvarna Husqvarna +1:51.358
20 Butron Jose 17 SPA 1 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +1:54.455
MXGP 2018
Race Round 8   Germany

Race 2

Sunny & Dry
Air Temp
21°C
Track Cond
hard-pack
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Herlings Jeffrey 84 NDL 25 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 35:12.176
2 Gajser Tim 243 SLO 22 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +28.620
3 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA 20 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +32.863
4 Desalle Clement 25 BEL 18 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +48.723
5 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 16 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +58.165
6 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL 15 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +1:03.226
7 Febvre Romain 461 FRA 14 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +1:10.615
8 Nagl Max 12 GER 13 TM Racing Factory Team TM +1:12.138
9 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS 12 BOS GP Suzuki +1:18.087
10 Seewer Jeremy 91 SWI 11 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Yamaha +1:18.923
11 Lupino Alessandro 77 ITA 10 Gebben V Venrooy Kawasaki Kawasaki +1:27.386
12 Anstie Max 99 GBR 9 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:37.310
13 Butron Jose 17 SPA 8 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +1:40.795
14 Desprey Maxime 141 FRA 7 Gebben V Venrooy Kawasaki Kawasaki +1:42.557
15 Strijbos Kevin 22 BEL 6 Standing Construct KTM KTM +1:47.697
16 Jasikonis Arminas 27 LTU 5 Team Honda Red Moto Honda +2:06.409
17 Petrov Petar 152 BUL 4 Team Honda Red Moto Honda +1 Lap
18 Searle Tommy 100 GBR 3 Bike It DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +1 Lap
19 Lieber Julien 33 BEL 2 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +1 Lap
20 Leok Tanel 7 EST 1 A1M Husqvarna Husqvarna +1 Lap
Location Information

Motorsportclub Teutschenthal e.V., Straße des Friedens, Teutschenthal, Germany - View in Google Maps