The fourth round of the 2018 Motocross World Championship will be contested this weekend at the motocross track of Pietramurata in Trentino, Italy. Team HRC’s Tim Gajser and Calvin Vlaanderen are looking forward to resume action in what is probably one of the most anticipated and attended events of the MXGP season – which is also the first of three home rounds for the Milan-based squad this year.
Boosted by the support of the legion of fans who will come in numbers from nearby Slovenia, Gajser will aim to build some more momentum after his return to action in Valkenswaard. Two weekends ago, the two-time World Champion was able to score two solid results in Redsand’s two Sunday motos aboard his Honda CRF450RW machine – after winning the Qualifying race the day before. Last year, Gajser was second overall in the MXGP of Trentino with a first and a third in the two races in front of the Italian crowd.
Calvin Vlaanderen has made perfect use of his time after the event at RedSand to fully recover from the health condition that affected his training program and overall form in the last two rounds. The young South African rider also took part in the second round of the Dutch Masters of Motocross, riding his Honda CRF250RW machine to first and second places in the two motos, which took place last Monday.
MXGP and MX2 action at Pietramurata will kick start this Saturday at 11:30 and 12:00 local time (GMT +2), respectively, with the free practice sessions for the two classes.