The all-new 2018 Honda CRF250R proved its dominance in this year’s EXM250 championship as Honda won the manufacturer’s title at the MXGP of the Netherlands. After Redmoto Assomotor rider Mathys Boisrame won the individual title at the previous round in Bulgaria, the Honda CRF250R cemented its position as the number one bike in the class by taking the manufacturers title by over 10 points in this 11 round championship.

With the best placing rider for each brand counting towards the points total, it was a real group effort from all the Honda riders to secure this achievement, which included six overall victories, eight moto wins and 14 podium race finishes. Championship winner Boisrame was the main contributor during his highly successful campaign but Apico Factory Racing rider Steven Clarke helped out by winning two races and putting his CRF250R on the podium numerous times as he ended up fifth in the championship. Alberto Forato and Freek van der Vlist also showed good speed during the season and put in valuable results in what was a highly competitive European championship.

For both Boisrame and the 2018 Honda CRF250R it was the perfect way to round off the season, and with the updated model just unveiled, there is a good chance for another strong season from the pair in 2019.

Gordon Crockard

Gordon Crockard

Honda Europe Off-Road Manager

I’m very pleased and very proud of taking the manufacturers championship in the EMX250 class. We had some great statistics over the course of the year from our riders, with fastest laps, moto victories and especially by ending up winning more than 50% of the overall classifications. It was a great season and really demonstrates the prowess of the Honda CRF250R as all of our riders rode well across a really variety of terrain. It also sets us up very nicely for next year when we will challenge again for the rider championship and try to defend the manufacturer championship. It really couldn’t have been a better year with both Mathys and Honda winning; truly satisfying.

Honda Motor Europe
GP of The Netherlands

Assen, Netherlands

EMX250 2018, Round 11

Cloudy / 19
Sunday 16 Sep 2018, 11:47 UTC
  • Track Condition: Sand
  • Air Temp: 19°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Jett Lawrence 49 AUS 25 Team Suzuki World MX2 Suzuki 29:48.870
2 Kevin Horgmo 24 NOR 22 Creymert Racing KTM +2.580
3 Steven Clarke 511 GBR 20 Carglass Honda Racing Honda +54.657
4 Mathys Boisrame 172 FRA 18 Team Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda +57.423
5 Mikkel Haarup 11 DEN 16 Privateer Husqvarna +59.377
6 Freek van der Vlist 88 NDL 15 Privateer Honda +1:07.073
7 Tom Vialle 128 FRA 14 Privateer KTM +1:08.327
8 Martin Barr 50 GBR 13 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna +1:09.381
9 Caleb Grothues 41 AUS 12 Team DIGA-Procross Husqvarna +1:10.155
10 Mel Pocock 119 GBR 11 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna +1:11.486
11 Sander Agard-Michelsen 29 NOR 10 Privateer Yamaha +1:12.623
12 Roan Van De Moosdijk 39 NDL 9 Astes4-Tesar Yamaha Yamaha +1:13.807
13 Todd Kellett 98 GBR 8 Privateer Husqvarna +1:15.528
14 James Dunn 2 GBR 7 GL12 Racing KTM +1:16.942
15 Alberto Forato 303 ITA 6 Team Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda +1:17.022
16 Mike Bolink 822 NDL 5 Privateer KTM +1:21.284
17 Alexander Brown 441 GBR 4 Privateer KTM +1:34.587
18 Gianluca Facchetti 22 ITA 3 Motocross Marketing KTM Silver Action KTM +1:35.860
19 Josiah Natzke 33 NZL 2 Privateer Honda +1:38.445
20 Matteo Puccinelli 110 ITA 1 Privateer KTM +1:40.144
Cloudy / 18
Saturday 15 Sep 2018, 16:32 UTC
  • Track Condition: Sand
  • Air Temp: 18°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Jett Lawrence 49 AUS 25 Team Suzuki World MX2 Suzuki 29:59.962
2 Tom Vialle 128 FRA 22 Privateer KTM +13.121
3 Kevin Horgmo 24 NOR 20 Creymert Racing KTM +19.664
4 Jeremy Sydow 104 GER 18 Privateer KTM +20.825
5 Alberto Forato 303 ITA 16 Team Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda +22.458
6 Erik Willems 989 BEL 15 Privateer Husqvarna +30.519
7 Todd Kellett 98 GBR 14 Privateer Husqvarna +33.302
8 Mikkel Haarup 11 DEN 13 Privateer Husqvarna +35.824
9 Caleb Grothues 41 AUS 12 Team DIGA-Procross Husqvarna +43.782
10 Josiah Natzke 33 NZL 11 Privateer Honda +46.647
11 Bastian Boegh Damm 403 DEN 10 Gebben V Venrooy Kawasaki Kawasaki +47.884
12 Sander Agard-Michelsen 29 NOR 9 Privateer Yamaha +49.057
13 Pierre Goupillon 720 FRA 8 BUD Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki +51.824
14 Martin Barr 50 GBR 7 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna +54.305
15 Roan Van De Moosdijk 39 NDL 6 Astes4-Tesar Yamaha Yamaha +54.526
16 Mel Pocock 119 GBR 5 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna +58.981
17 James Dunn 2 GBR 4 GL12 Racing KTM +1:21.657
18 Brian Strubhart Moreau 225 FRA 3 BUD Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki +1:34.580
19 Mathys Boisrame 172 FRA 2 Team Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda +1:35.103
20 Steven Clarke 511 GBR 1 Carglass Honda Racing Honda +1:36.658
21 Paolo Lugana 350 ITA 0 Ceres 71 Yamaha +1:38.052
22 Freek van der Vlist 88 NDL 0 Privateer Honda +1:38.602
Rider Standings
Sunday, 16 Sep 2018 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Mathys BOISRAME 172 FRA 366 Team Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda
2 Mel POCOCK 119 GBR 312 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna
3 Roan VAN DE MOOSDIJK 39 NDL 274 Astes4-Tesar Yamaha Yamaha
4 Martin BARR 50 GBR 273 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna
5 Steven CLARKE 511 GBR 264 Carglass Honda Racing Honda
6 Dylan WALSH 53 GBR 239 Team DIGA-Procross Husqvarna
7 Brian STRUBHART MOREAU 225 FRA 237 BUD Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki
8 Tom VIALLE 128 FRA 227 Privateer KTM
9 Pierre GOUPILLON 720 FRA 205 BUD Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki
10 Kevin HORGMO 24 NOR 191 Creymert Racing KTM
11 Mikkel HAARUP 11 DEN 171 Privateer Husqvarna
12 Maxime RENAUX 959 FRA 168 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha
13 Jett LAWRENCE 49 AUS 155 Team Suzuki World MX2 Suzuki
14 Alberto FORATO 303 ITA 139 Team Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda
15 Karlis SABULIS 16 LAT 132 Astes4-Tesar Yamaha Yamaha
16 Jeremy SYDOW 104 GER 110 Privateer KTM
17 Josh SPINKS 180 GBR 103 Privateer KTM
18 James DUNN 2 GBR 101 GL12 Racing KTM
19 Karel KUTSAR 132 EST 100 Privateer KTM
20 Gianluca FACCHETTI 22 ITA 98 Motocross Marketing KTM Silver Action KTM
21 Giuseppe TROPEPE 223 ITA 91 Privateer Yamaha
22 Caleb GROTHUES 41 AUS 89 Team DIGA-Procross Husqvarna
23 Michael SANDNER 766 AUT 76 Privateer KTM
24 Nicholas LAPUCCI 211 ITA 75 Astes4-Tesar Yamaha Yamaha
25 Freek VAN DER VLIST 88 NDL 59 Privateer Honda
26 Todd KELLETT 98 GBR 52 Privateer Husqvarna
27 Isak GIFTING 517 SWE 44 Privateer KTM
28 Cyril GENOT 105 BEL 39 Privateer KTM
29 Sander AGARD-MICHELSEN 29 NOR 37 Privateer Yamaha
30 Tomass SILEIKA 637 LAT 35 Privateer KTM
31 Bastian BOEGH DAMM 403 DEN 30 Gebben V Venrooy Kawasaki Kawasaki
32 Glen MEIER 472 DEN 29 KTM Kosak Racing KTM
33 Ken BENGTSON 80 SWE 28 Privateer Husqvarna
34 Matteo PUCCINELLI 110 ITA 26 Privateer KTM
35 Erik WILLEMS 989 BEL 21 Privateer Husqvarna
36 Filippo ZONTA 200 ITA 20 Martin Racing Junior Team Honda
37 Michael IVANOV BUL 19
38 Valentin TEILLET 737 FRA 18 Privateer KTM
39 Dan HOUZET 18 FRA 17 Privateer KTM
40 Michael KRATZER 8 AUT 17 STC Racing Kawasaki
41 Dennis ULLRICH 149 GER 16 Privateer KTM
42 Lewis TOMBS 66 GBR 14 Privateer Honda
43 Josiah NATZKE 33 NZL 13 Privateer Honda
44 Jan PANCAR 253 SLO 13 Privateer Yamaha
45 Anthony BOURDON 945 FRA 12 Privateer Husqvarna
46 Miro SIHVONEN 47 FIN 11 Privateer KTM
47 Simeo UBACH 124 SPA 11 Privateer KTM
48 Michael MANTOVANI 722 ITA 10 Privateer Yamaha
49 Yuri QUARTI 37 ITA 9 Motocross Marketing KTM Silver Action KTM
50 Alexander BROWN 441 GBR 8 Privateer KTM
51 Liam KNIGHT 134 GBR 7 Privateer KTM
52 Marcel CONIJN 32 NDL 7 Privateer Kawasaki
53 Luca BRUGGMANN 17 LIE 6 Privateer Yamaha
54 Natanael BRES 43 FRA 6 LRT KTM KTM
55 Mike BOLINK 822 NDL 5 Privateer KTM
56 Adrien MALAVAL 51 FRA 5 Team DIGA-Procross Husqvarna
57 Paolo LUGANA 350 ITA 4 Ceres 71 Yamaha
58 Mattia GUADAGNINI 107 ITA 4 Privateer Husqvarna
59 Jimmy CLOCHET 520 FRA 3 Wildcard rider KTM
60 Jakub TERESAK 224 CZE 3 Privateer KTM
61 Killian AUBERSON 902 SWI 2 Privateer KTM
62 Davide CISLAGHI 3 ITA 2 Motocross Marketing KTM Silver Action KTM
63 Viking LINDSTROM 354 SWE 1 Privateer Husqvarna
64 Brad TODD 714 GBR 1 Privateer Yamaha
65 Dovydas KARKA 15 LTU 1 Privateer KTM
66 Scotty VERHAEGHE 100 FRA 1 Privateer KTM