The rain-affected Agueda track in Portugal, ended up producing an excellent weekend of racing, with Tim Gajser making a welcome return to the podium after Mathys Boisrame had won both of his EMX250 motos.

In the EMX250 championship, Assomotor Racing rider Mathys Boisrame put in two great rides after two holeshots, to win both races in completely different conditions. In the rutted hard pack on Saturday and the muddy conditions of Sunday morning, Boisrame showed he was the best rider of this extremely competitive field and with his 50 points, moved himself right up into title contention. He now sits just 15 points behind the championship leader and with Russia being one of his favourite tracks, he has a good chance to close the gap even further at the next round.

Elsewhere in the class, Alberto Forato and the Carglass Honda duo of Freek van der Vlist and Steven Clarke all scored points.

The riders now have a weekend off before making the journey to Russia where the action will take place on the Monday and Tuesday, in order to coincide with the May 1st Russian National Holiday.

Mathys Boisrame

Mathys Boisrame 172

It was a good weekend with two very good races. I got a great starts and I felt really comfortable on the Honda all weekend. I got two holeshots I believe, which was important because all the mud made the track very difficult in race two, so I am very pleased with how it all went. I am really excited to go to Russia now, because my confidence is high, I like the track and with this result I have moved into fifth place in the championship.

Team Honda RedMoto Assomotor
Gordon Crockard

Gordon Crockard

Honda Europe Off-Road Manager

The highlight of the weekend for me was Mathys Boisrame winning both races convincingly in the EMX250 championship. Mathys pulled two holeshots, confirming the strength of the new Honda CRF250R, before mastering the technical conditions better than anyone else. With those results he rocketed himself into the top five of the points standings, just 15 behind the leader. This was really wonderful to see and I think the next race in Russia will be very exciting for him. It will certainly be refreshing to get to the hard-pack track in Russia, after the tricky surface that we had here in Portugal. With a weekend off before, it should give our riders a good chance to prepare, for what should be an exciting round of action in all three classes.

Honda Motor Europe
GP of Portugal

Agueda, Portugal

EMX250 2018, Round 2

Cloudy / 15
Sunday 15 Apr 2018, 11:33 UTC
  • Track Condition: Muddy
  • Air Temp: 15°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Mathys Boisrame 172 FRA 25 Team Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda 30:04.384
2 Kevin Horgmo 24 NOR 22 Creymert Racing KTM +0.272
3 Brian Strubhart Moreau 225 FRA 20 BUD Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki +20.651
4 Mel Pocock 119 GBR 18 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna +27.054
5 Giuseppe Tropepe 223 ITA 16 Privateer Yamaha +1:11.334
6 Pierre Goupillon 720 FRA 15 BUD Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki +1:14.613
7 Martin Barr 50 GBR 14 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna +1:22.735
8 Maxime Renaux 959 FRA 13 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha +1:26.775
9 Roan Van De Moosdijk 39 NDL 12 Astes4-Tesar Yamaha Yamaha +1:30.512
10 Tomass Sileika 637 LAT 11 Privateer KTM +1:31.756
11 Jett Lawrence 49 AUS 10 Team Suzuki World MX2 Suzuki +1:46.043
12 Dylan Walsh 53 GBR 9 Team DIGA-Procross Husqvarna +1:51.029
13 Isak Gifting 517 SWE 8 Privateer KTM +1:55.965
14 Gianluca Facchetti 22 ITA 7 Motocross Marketing KTM Silver Action KTM +1:58.806
15 Caleb Grothues 41 AUS 6 Team DIGA-Procross Husqvarna +2:04.414
16 Freek van der Vlist 88 NDL 5 Carglass Honda Racing Honda +2:05.477
17 Jeremy Sydow 104 GER 4 Privateer KTM +2:06.556
18 Alberto Forato 303 ITA 3 Team Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda +2:07.935
19 Karel Kutsar 132 EST 2 Privateer KTM +2:18.457
20 Karlis Sabulis 16 LAT 1 Astes4-Tesar Yamaha Yamaha +2:20.797
Sunny / 19
Saturday 14 Apr 2018, 18:05 UTC
  • Track Condition: Red Clay
  • Air Temp: 19°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Mathys Boisrame 172 FRA 25 Team Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda 31:10.849
2 Mikkel Haarup 11 DEN 22 Privateer Husqvarna +2.581
3 Karel Kutsar 132 EST 20 Privateer KTM +12.154
4 Mel Pocock 119 GBR 18 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna +17.543
5 Roan Van De Moosdijk 39 NDL 16 Astes4-Tesar Yamaha Yamaha +19.714
6 Maxime Renaux 959 FRA 15 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha +23.423
7 Dylan Walsh 53 GBR 14 Team DIGA-Procross Husqvarna +25.901
8 Giuseppe Tropepe 223 ITA 13 Privateer Yamaha +29.833
9 Martin Barr 50 GBR 12 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna +39.094
10 Karlis Sabulis 16 LAT 11 Astes4-Tesar Yamaha Yamaha +46.625
11 Bastian Boegh Damm 403 DEN 10 Gebben V Venrooy Kawasaki Kawasaki +53.616
12 Gianluca Facchetti 22 ITA 9 Motocross Marketing KTM Silver Action KTM +55.743
13 Pierre Goupillon 720 FRA 8 BUD Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki +56.065
14 Caleb Grothues 41 AUS 7 Team DIGA-Procross Husqvarna +1:02.540
15 Josh Spinks 180 GBR 6 Privateer KTM +1:04.534
16 Alberto Forato 303 ITA 5 Team Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda +1:04.984
17 Brian Strubhart Moreau 225 FRA 4 BUD Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki +1:05.383
18 Tom Vialle 128 FRA 3 Privateer KTM +1:18.403
19 Steven Clarke 511 GBR 2 Carglass Honda Racing Honda +1:29.796
20 Jeremy Sydow 104 GER 1 Privateer KTM +1:31.364
Rider Standings
Sunday, 15 Apr 2018 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Mel POCOCK 119 GBR 73 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna
2 Pierre GOUPILLON 720 FRA 65 BUD Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki
3 Giuseppe TROPEPE 223 ITA 63 Privateer Yamaha
4 Martin BARR 50 GBR 62 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna
5 Mathys BOISRAME 172 FRA 58 Team Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda
6 Dylan WALSH 53 GBR 53 Team DIGA-Procross Husqvarna
7 Roan VAN DE MOOSDIJK 39 NDL 51 Astes4-Tesar Yamaha Yamaha
8 Tom VIALLE 128 FRA 43 Privateer KTM
9 Maxime RENAUX 959 FRA 41 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha
10 Brian STRUBHART MOREAU 225 FRA 40 BUD Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki
11 Kevin HORGMO 24 NOR 37 Creymert Racing KTM
12 Steven CLARKE 511 GBR 33 Carglass Honda Racing Honda
13 Karel KUTSAR 132 EST 30 Privateer KTM
14 Caleb GROTHUES 41 AUS 30 Team DIGA-Procross Husqvarna
15 Mikkel HAARUP 11 DEN 22 Privateer Husqvarna
16 Tomass SILEIKA 637 LAT 22 Privateer KTM
17 Isak GIFTING 517 SWE 21 Privateer KTM
18 Josh SPINKS 180 GBR 19 Privateer KTM
19 Gianluca FACCHETTI 22 ITA 16 Motocross Marketing KTM Silver Action KTM
20 Bastian BOEGH DAMM 403 DEN 14 Gebben V Venrooy Kawasaki Kawasaki
21 Anthony BOURDON 945 FRA 12 Privateer Husqvarna
22 Karlis SABULIS 16 LAT 12 Astes4-Tesar Yamaha Yamaha
23 Jett LAWRENCE 49 AUS 10 Team Suzuki World MX2 Suzuki
24 Simeo UBACH 124 SPA 10 Privateer KTM
25 Alberto FORATO 303 ITA 8 Team Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda
26 Glen MEIER 472 DEN 7 KTM Kosak Racing KTM
27 James DUNN 2 GBR 6 GL12 Racing KTM
28 Yuri QUARTI 37 ITA 5 Motocross Marketing KTM Silver Action KTM
29 Freek VAN DER VLIST 88 NDL 5 Carglass Honda Racing Honda
30 Liam KNIGHT 134 GBR 5 Privateer KTM
31 Jeremy SYDOW 104 GER 5 Privateer KTM
32 Nicholas LAPUCCI 211 ITA 3 Astes4-Tesar Yamaha Yamaha
33 Davide CISLAGHI 3 ITA 2 Motocross Marketing KTM Silver Action KTM
34 Natanael BRES 43 FRA 1 LRT KTM KTM