After an outstanding MXGP of Indonesia, where the Team HRC duo of Tim Gajser and Mitch Evans put in two great motos each, the world championship series returns to Europe for the next stretch of rounds that sees them race five times in six weeks. First up is the hilly Loket track near Karlovy Vary in the Czech Republic which has been a fixture on the MXGP calendar for many years.

For Gajser, the aim will be to extend his championship lead even further and win, what would be his first ever Czech GP crown. It is a strange statistic given that the #243 is known for being such a good hard-pack rider, but victory has always just eluded him, but having just won in Indonesia and won eight of the first 12 rounds so far in 2022, he will head to Loket a strong favourite to add to that figure and increase his points gap at the top of the table even further than its current impressive number of 125.

Teammate Evans also put in a great showing at the amazing Sumbawa race-track last time out, going six-five for sixth overall, which was a further improvement over his season-best performance that he had only just set at the proceeding round in Germany. Although Evans hasn’t actually had a moto gate-drop in Loket, he knows what he’ll be facing and should be fully recovered from the stomach issues that affected him in Indonesia.

With the weather forecast looking promising for the weekend, all preparations are full steam ahead for this 13th round of the series with Team HRC looking to assert themselves at the front of this competitive MXGP class once again.

Tim Gajser 243

It’s been good to have these two weekends off, to just recharge the batteries before this next set of rounds which should really provide a bunch of different challenges. First up is Loket, which is a very hard-pack hilly track in the Czech Republic and is always a tough track to find traction on. Usually there are lot of fans from Slovenia who make the trip and I’m looking forward to having them cheer me on around the race track. Obviously, Indonesia went really well and I want to thank all those fans who came out and see us there, it was a super-cool experience but I’m excited for these next European rounds and continuing the push for this 2022 world championship.

Mitch Evans 43

Despite feeling sick on race-day, Indonesia was my best result of the season and I’m excited to know that there is even more to come. I’ve been getting better and better and these past couple of weeks of training have gone really well and its going to be cool to get back to the MXGPs and show everyone that my hard-working is paying off. I haven’t had a raceday in Loket, and I haven’t even ridden in Lommel which is the week after, so it’ll be fun to go to these places and try to keep on improving my results.

Marcus Pereira de Freitas

HRC General Manager - MXGP

Indonesia was really good for Team HRC with Tim winning and Mitch putting in his best results of the season, so it was a bit of a shame to have a big break and lose that bit of momentum. However, the break does allow everyone to just solidify their position and get back to 100% and just reset before the final push of these last seven rounds in nine weeks. Overall, we’re in a good position and looking forward to getting to the Czech Republic.

MXGP 2022

Rider standings

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor
1 Gajser Tim 243 SLO 535 Team HRC - MXGP Honda
2 Prado Garcia Jorge 61 SPA 410 Red Bull GasGas Factory Racing GasGas
3 Seewer Jeremy 91 SWI 405 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha
4 Renaux Maxime 959 FRA 365 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha
5 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL 363 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha
6 Fernandez Ruben 70 SPA 342 Honda 114 Motorsports Honda
7 Jonass Pauls LAT 278
8 Bogers Brian 189 NDL 263 Standing Construct Husqvarna Factory Racing Team Husqvarna
9 Vlaanderen Calvin 10 NDL 238 Gebben Van Venrooy Yamaha Racing Yamaha
10 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 229 Beta SDM Corse MX Team Beta
11 Evans Mitch 43 AUS 206 Team HRC - MXGP Honda
12 Watson Ben 919 GBR 189 Kawasaki Racing Team MXGP Kawasaki
13 Tixier Jordi 911 FRA 186 JT911 KTM Racing Team KTM
14 Forato Alberto 303 ITA 172 SM Action Racing Team Yuasa Battery GasGas
15 Jacobi Henry 29 GER 154 JM Honda Racing Honda
16 van Doninck Brent 32 BEL 143 Riley Racing Yamaha
17 Beaton Jed 14 AUS 141 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki
18 Guadagnini Mattia ITA 95
19 Östlund Alvin 161 SWE 86 JK Racing Yamaha Active Yamaha
20 Kjer Olsen Thomas 19 DEN 73 Team Diga-Procross KTM
21 Febvre Romain FRA 68
22 Koch Tom 226 GER 53 KTM Kozak Team KTM
23 Guillod Valentin 92 SWI 32 iXS MXGP Team Yamaha
24 Roosiorg Hardi 75 EST 32 Sahkar KTM Racing KTM
25 Lapucci Nicholas ITA 31
26 Monticelli Ivo ITA 31
27 Paturel Benoit FRA 23
28 Lupino Alessandro 77 ITA 18 Beta SDM Corse MX Team Beta
29 Sihvonen Miro FIN 18
30 Charlier Christophe 23 FRA 17 Wildcard Rider Yamaha
31 Zaragoza Jorge 99 SPA 12 Wildcard Rider Honda
32 Rolando Nicolas 144 URU 10 Wildcard Rider Suzuki
33 Philippaerts David 15 ITA 6 Wildcard Rider Kawasaki
34 Villaronga Sergio CHI 6
35 Arco Dario ARG 6
36 Leok Tanel EST 6
37 Jasikonis Arminas 27 LTU 6 Gebben Van Venrooy Yamaha Racing Yamaha
38 Martin Humberto VEN 5
39 Trossero Marcos Gabriel ARG 4
40 Toro Lautaro ARG 4
41 Carrasco Agustin ARG 4
42 Zonta Filippo 200 ITA 4 Wildcard Rider GasGas
43 Galletta Pablo 117 ARG 3 Wildcard Rider Yamaha
44 Locurcio Lorenzo VEN 2
45 Cabarcos Francisco 112 ARG 1 Wildcard Rider Suzuki
46 Tropepe Giuseppe ITA 1
Location Information

Československé armády 350/40, 357 33 Loket, Czech Republic - View in Google Maps