The MXGP of Sweden returns to the world motocross championship calendar after a two-year absence, to give Team HRC’s Tim Gajser and Mitch Evans a chance to get back to their high levels of performance after a tough event last time out in Lommel, Belgium.

With just four rounds left of this 2022 campaign, Gajser sits in a commanding position, 122-points ahead of his nearest rival and excited to finish the season strongly. The deep sand of Lommel wasn’t kind to the #243, but he is looking to bounce back with a good result in Uddevalla, Sweden, a place he has won at before in 2017 (MXGP) and 2015 (MX2). After missing the Covid-affected seasons, the scenic track, just north of Gothenburg should see a lot of fans come out to cheer on the Honda riders and they will both be looking to respond by challenging for the podium positions once again.

Evans was riding in third position for the majority of the Lommel qualification race, but a crash a couple of laps from the end saw him drop down the field, and although he was able to tough out the first half of moto one in 13th, he then had to pull off the race track. It was decided for him to not line-up in race two and instead to give himself the best chance of recovery for this round in Sweden, where he should be feeling a lot better and where he should be able to get back to the form that saw him put in six strong finishes in a row in the three previous events.

With the good weather in Europe looking to remain, the Uddevalla track should be in prime condition, and with two years to work on everything for their next event, the facilities should also be up to their usual high standards as they welcome the best riders in the world. As with every event this year, the championship is back to a two-day format with free and timed practice followed by a qualification race on the Saturday, and then a morning warm-up and the two motos on the Sunday afternoon.

Tim Gajser 243

These past couple of weeks, I just wanted to get back to normal again and just try to enjoy my riding. Last time out in Lommel wasn’t the best and it was disappointing at the time, but I can’t change that now, I just have to go out and perform in Sweden and I feel confident I can make that happen. I enjoy Uddevalla and it is nice to go back there after a few years off, and I’m excited to ride in front of my Scandinavian fans once more.

Mitch Evans 43

It seems just as I’m making a bit of progress, something happens and I have to regroup and put my head down and work even harder to get back what I had. Everything was going so well in the qualification race in Lommel, but now I’ve had to recuperate a bit and just let my body recover and try to get back to that level again for Sweden. I’m looking forward to going there and riding well and just putting in the results I know I’m capable of. I feel I’ve been really close to doing that and I’m confident I can finish off this season strongly.

Marcus Pereira de Freitas

HRC General Manager - MXGP

It’s certainly been a challenging season, filled with a lot of good rounds, but also some tough rounds and last time out in Lommel it was a struggle. However, the good thing is that both Tim and Mitch are positive people so they won’t let it affect them, and they’ll both be highly motivated to do well this weekend in Sweden. The team are also making sure that everything will be perfect for them, just as it has all year and I’m extremely proud of the level they have maintained so far. We have four rounds left and we all want to do well at every event.

MXGP 2022

Rider standings

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor
1 Gajser Tim 243 SLO 605 Team HRC - MXGP Honda
2 Seewer Jeremy 91 SWI 483 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha
3 Prado Garcia Jorge 61 SPA 465 Red Bull GasGas Factory Racing GasGas
4 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL 442 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha
5 Renaux Maxime 959 FRA 441 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha
6 Fernandez Ruben 70 SPA 342 Honda 114 Motorsports Honda
7 Bogers Brian 189 NDL 332 Standing Construct Husqvarna Factory Racing Team Husqvarna
8 Vlaanderen Calvin 10 NDL 311 Gebben Van Venrooy Yamaha Racing Yamaha
9 Jonass Pauls LAT 287
10 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 239 Beta SDM Corse MX Team Beta
11 Evans Mitch 43 AUS 235 Team HRC - MXGP Honda
12 Watson Ben 919 GBR 228 Kawasaki Racing Team MXGP Kawasaki
13 Jacobi Henry 29 GER 187 JM Honda Racing Honda
14 Tixier Jordi 911 FRA 186 JT911 KTM Racing Team KTM
15 Forato Alberto 303 ITA 183 SM Action Racing Team Yuasa Battery GasGas
16 van Doninck Brent 32 BEL 181 Riley Racing Yamaha
17 Beaton Jed 14 AUS 162 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki
18 Guadagnini Mattia ITA 136
19 Febvre Romain FRA 112
20 Östlund Alvin 161 SWE 101 JK Racing Yamaha Active Yamaha
21 Kjer Olsen Thomas 19 DEN 73 Team Diga-Procross KTM
22 Koch Tom 226 GER 69 KTM Kozak Team KTM
23 Guillod Valentin 92 SWI 52 iXS MXGP Team Yamaha
24 Monticelli Ivo ITA 48
25 Paturel Benoit FRA 38
26 Roosiorg Hardi 75 EST 32 Sahkar KTM Racing KTM
27 Lapucci Nicholas ITA 31
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 Genot Cyril 105 BEL 9 Honda SR Motoblouz Honda
34 Villaronga Sergio CHI 6
35 Philippaerts David 15 ITA 6 Wildcard Rider Kawasaki
36 Arco Dario ARG 6
37 Leok Tanel EST 6
38 Jasikonis Arminas 27 LTU 6 Gebben Van Venrooy Yamaha Racing Yamaha
39 Martin Humberto VEN 5
40 Kullas Harri FIN 5
41 Brumann Kevin 87 SWI 5 hostettler Yamaha Racing Yamaha
42 Toro Lautaro ARG 4
43 Trossero Marcos Gabriel ARG 4
44 Carrasco Agustin ARG 4
45 Zonta Filippo 200 ITA 4 Wildcard Rider GasGas
46 Galletta Pablo 117 ARG 3 Wildcard Rider Yamaha
47 Sterry Adam GBR 3
48 Locurcio Lorenzo VEN 2
49 Haavisto Jere FIN 2
50 Cabarcos Francisco 112 ARG 1 Wildcard Rider Suzuki
51 Tropepe Giuseppe ITA 1
52 Drdaj Dusan 188 CZE 1 Wildcard Rider GasGas
53 Van der Mierden Sven NDL 1
Location Information

Äsperödsvägen 81, 451 34 Uddevalla, Sweden - View in Google Maps