Team HRC has crossed the Channel to take part in the ninth event of the 2018 Motocross World Championship, which will be contested this weekend at Matterley Basin in southern England. Both Tim Gajser and Calvin Vlaanderen are eager to get back in action aboard their Honda CRF machines following an encouraging trip to Germany.
After hosting the MX of Nations last year, the stunning 1950m hard-pack motocross track located in the South Downs National Park is back on the Motocross World Championship calendar – much to the delight of the riders. Only a one and a half hour drive away from Great Britain’s capital city London, Matterley Basin is a must-see venue for every motocross fan.
Tim Gajser has fond memories of the English track: he was second overall at the MXoN last year, while in 2016 he literally dominated the MXGP of Great Britain by finishing twice atop the podium on his Honda machine. He now heads back to Hampshire with fresh confidence after the second place overall scored at Teutschenthal two weekends ago – his best result so far in the season.
Calvin Vlaanderen put together an impressive performance last time out in Germany as he claimed his first MX2 rostrum finish of the season, as well as his maiden top-three aboard the all-new Honda CRF250RW. With a little bit more time to prepare and a test performed with his team mate last week in the Netherlands, the young South African rider now hopes to keep the momentum going and achieve some more great results.