Team HRC’s Tim Gajser has claimed third place at the end of the 14-lap qualifying race for the MXGP of Czech Republic, which is currently underway at the picturesque and tricky Locket motocross track. Gajser’s team mate Todd Waters was 17th at the finishing line after starting the moto with the 21st gate pick.
Gajser reacted quickly to the gate drop and was running in third in the early stages of the encounter behind Cairoli and Anstie. As the countdown reached the three-minute mark, the young Slovenian rider moved past Max Anstie for second place, but was eventually overtaken by championship leader Jeffrey Herlings on the third-last lap. Waters maintained his position at the start and ran as high as 16th in the early part of the moto, before losing one place to Glenn Coldenhoff on lap eight. He then maintained his position up to the chequered flag.
Gajser and Waters will return to action tomorrow morning at 10:45 local time (GMT +2) for the traditional warm up session, with the two Czech races to get underway at 14:15 and 17:10.
|1||Cairoli Antonio||222||ITA||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||25:21.539|
|2||Herlings Jeffrey||84||NDL||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||+3.910|
|3||Gajser Tim||243||SLO||Team HRC - MXGP||Honda||+6.971|
|4||Anstie Max||99||GBR||Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing||Husqvarna||+12.011|
|5||Desalle Clement||25||BEL||Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing||Kawasaki||+15.511|
|6||Van Horebeek Jeremy||89||BEL||Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team||Yamaha||+21.477|
|7||Searle Tommy||100||GBR||Bike It DRT Kawasaki||Kawasaki||+28.697|
|8||Lupino Alessandro||77||ITA||Gebben V Venrooy Kawasaki||Kawasaki||+29.596|
|9||Febvre Romain||461||FRA||Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team||Yamaha||+48.369|
|10||Strijbos Kevin||22||BEL||Standing Construct KTM||KTM||+49.642|
|11||Paulin Gautier||21||FRA||Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing||Husqvarna||+52.552|
|12||Coldenhoff Glenn||259||NDL||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||+55.691|
|13||Simpson Shaun||24||GBR||Wilvo Yamaha MXGP||Yamaha||+57.313|
|14||Guillod Valentin||92||SWI||Standing Construct KTM||KTM||+58.773|
|15||Bobryshev Evgeny||777||RUS||BOS GP||Suzuki||+1:00.814|
|16||Irwin Graeme||55||IRE||Hitachi Construction Machinery KTM UK||KTM||+1:07.595|
|17||Waters Todd||42||AUS||Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor||Honda||+1:15.417|
|18||Leok Tanel||7||EST||A1M Husqvarna||Husqvarna||+1:18.612|
|19||Tixier Jordi||911||FRA||Wildcard Rider||KTM||+1:19.880|
|20||Wysocki Tomasz||831||POL||JD 191 KTM Racing Team||KTM||+1:20.530|