Another weekend of blistering sunshine saw the reversed Kegums track in Latvia provide a different challenge from years’ past, but one that Mathys Boisrame and his Honda CRF250R was able to overcome as he won his second overall of the year in the EMX250 class. Tim Gajser also put in another top five performance as he continues to rebuild his 2018 campaign, while Calvin Vlaanderen and Michele Cervellin finished sixth and eighth respectively in the MX2 class.

There was celebration once again under the Assomotor Honda awning when Mathys Boisrame became the first rider in the EMX250 class to have won his second overall. Despite preferring hard-pack conditions, the French rider showed great speed to win the first moto, before fighting hard to a fifth place in the second race which was enough to take the victory and move himself to within just eight points of the championship lead. Despite being heavily handicapped after a difficult qualification, Carglass Honda’s Steven Clarke moved himself closer to the top five in the championship standings, as he now sits just four points away from that position.

The EMX250 class now takes a break but Mathys Boisrame will be joining the MX2 class, while Steven Clarke will his MXGP debut in Teutschental, Germany in one week’s time when the world championship resumes for its eighth round.

Mathys Boisrame

Mathys Boisrame 172

It was a good weekend for me and the team. In the first race I finished first and in the second race, despite the difficult conditions I was able to come fifth. I was a little surprised that I was able to win on a sand track as I’m not able to train so much in these conditions and I prefer hard-pack. This made the track very technical for me, and with the hot temperatures I was really glad to get the overall and move up to third in the championship, just eight points off the lead.

Team Honda RedMoto Assomotor
Gordon Crockard

Gordon Crockard

Honda Europe Off-Road Manager

The highlight of the weekend was Mathys Boisrame winning the EMX250 overall. He won the first race, set the fastest lap of the race and moved to just eight points off the lead of the championship. For me that was fantastic and I think he’s handling the pressure of the title challenge very well. I look forward to the next round of the series, to see this improvement continue. Steven Clarke has also moved to within four points off fifth place in the series, which is a positive reward from his efforts.

Honda Motor Europe
GP of Latvia

Kegums, Latvia

EMX250 2018, Round 4

Sunny / 29
Sunday 13 May 2018, 09:57 UTC
  • Track Condition: Sandy
  • Air Temp: 29°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Mikkel Haarup 11 DEN 25 Privateer Husqvarna 31:09.071
2 Mel Pocock 119 GBR 22 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna +10.195
3 Roan Van De Moosdijk 39 NDL 20 Astes4-Tesar Yamaha Yamaha +15.207
4 Martin Barr 50 GBR 18 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna +16.476
5 Mathys Boisrame 172 FRA 16 Team Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda +18.357
6 Gianluca Facchetti 22 ITA 15 Motocross Marketing KTM Silver Action KTM +24.656
7 Jett Lawrence 49 AUS 14 Team Suzuki World MX2 Suzuki +30.023
8 Kevin Horgmo 24 NOR 13 Creymert Racing KTM +32.075
9 Isak Gifting 517 SWE 12 Privateer KTM +35.430
10 Jeremy Sydow 104 GER 11 Privateer KTM +47.869
11 Steven Clarke 511 GBR 10 Carglass Honda Racing Honda +48.689
12 Brian Strubhart Moreau 225 FRA 9 BUD Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki +50.700
13 James Dunn 2 GBR 8 GL12 Racing KTM +51.297
14 Karel Kutsar 132 EST 7 Privateer KTM +53.527
15 Michael Sandner 766 AUT 6 Privateer KTM +55.648
16 Karlis Sabulis 16 LAT 5 Astes4-Tesar Yamaha Yamaha +1:07.228
17 Marcel Conijn 32 NDL 4 Privateer Kawasaki +1:09.021
18 Bastian Boegh Damm 403 DEN 3 Gebben V Venrooy Kawasaki Kawasaki +1:12.093
19 Dylan Walsh 53 GBR 2 Team DIGA-Procross Husqvarna +1:13.294
20 Cyril Genot 105 BEL 1 Privateer KTM +1:14.073
21 Pierre Goupillon 720 FRA 0 BUD Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki +1:14.364
22 Alberto Forato 303 ITA 0 Team Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda +1:16.099
23 Caleb Grothues 41 AUS 0 Team DIGA-Procross Husqvarna +1:18.022
24 Paolo Lugana 350 ITA 0 Ceres 71 Yamaha +1:19.574
25 Natanael Bres 43 FRA 0 LRT KTM KTM +1:21.931
Sunny / 29
Saturday 12 May 2018, 15:44 UTC
  • Track Condition: Sandy
  • Air Temp: 29°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Mathys Boisrame 172 FRA 25 Team Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda 29:27.086
2 Karel Kutsar 132 EST 22 Privateer KTM +1.467
3 Gianluca Facchetti 22 ITA 20 Motocross Marketing KTM Silver Action KTM +12.718
4 Martin Barr 50 GBR 18 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna +17.281
5 Mel Pocock 119 GBR 16 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna +23.385
6 James Dunn 2 GBR 15 GL12 Racing KTM +25.242
7 Mikkel Haarup 11 DEN 14 Privateer Husqvarna +26.028
8 Kevin Horgmo 24 NOR 13 Creymert Racing KTM +33.452
9 Dylan Walsh 53 GBR 12 Team DIGA-Procross Husqvarna +43.960
10 Karlis Sabulis 16 LAT 11 Astes4-Tesar Yamaha Yamaha +44.380
11 Isak Gifting 517 SWE 10 Privateer KTM +46.235
12 Michael Sandner 766 AUT 9 Privateer KTM +50.380
13 Brian Strubhart Moreau 225 FRA 8 BUD Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki +56.322
14 Cyril Genot 105 BEL 7 Privateer KTM +57.365
15 Jett Lawrence 49 AUS 6 Team Suzuki World MX2 Suzuki +57.879
16 Freek van der Vlist 88 NDL 5 Carglass Honda Racing Honda +1:06.783
17 Paolo Lugana 350 ITA 4 Ceres 71 Yamaha +1:07.929
18 Glen Meier 472 DEN 3 KTM Kosak Racing KTM +1:10.175
19 Steven Clarke 511 GBR 2 Carglass Honda Racing Honda +1:12.324
20 Dovydas Karka 15 LTU 1 Privateer KTM +1:14.853
21 Viking Lindstrom 354 SWE 0 Privateer Husqvarna +1:16.811
22 Arnolds Snikers 62 LAT 0 Privateer Yamaha +1:24.965
23 Marcel Conijn 32 NDL 0 Privateer Kawasaki +1:26.490
24 Hakon Fredriksen 427 NOR 0 Privateer Honda +1:31.243
25 Alberto Forato 303 ITA 0 Team Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda +1:33.397
Rider Standings
Sunday, 13 May 2018 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Martin BARR 50 GBR 128 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna
2 Mel POCOCK 119 GBR 126 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna
3 Mathys BOISRAME 172 FRA 120 Team Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda
4 Dylan WALSH 53 GBR 103 Team DIGA-Procross Husqvarna
5 Brian STRUBHART MOREAU 225 FRA 85 BUD Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki
6 Giuseppe TROPEPE 223 ITA 85 Privateer Yamaha
7 Roan VAN DE MOOSDIJK 39 NDL 83 Astes4-Tesar Yamaha Yamaha
8 Steven CLARKE 511 GBR 81 Carglass Honda Racing Honda
9 Mikkel HAARUP 11 DEN 81 Privateer Husqvarna
10 Karel KUTSAR 132 EST 77 Privateer KTM
11 Tom VIALLE 128 FRA 73 Privateer KTM
12 Kevin HORGMO 24 NOR 65 Creymert Racing KTM
13 Pierre GOUPILLON 720 FRA 65 BUD Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki
14 Maxime RENAUX 959 FRA 61 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha
15 Gianluca FACCHETTI 22 ITA 60 Motocross Marketing KTM Silver Action KTM
16 Nicholas LAPUCCI 211 ITA 45 Astes4-Tesar Yamaha Yamaha
17 James DUNN 2 GBR 44 GL12 Racing KTM
18 Karlis SABULIS 16 LAT 44 Astes4-Tesar Yamaha Yamaha
19 Isak GIFTING 517 SWE 43 Privateer KTM
20 Alberto FORATO 303 ITA 38 Team Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda
21 Tomass SILEIKA 637 LAT 35 Privateer KTM
22 Caleb GROTHUES 41 AUS 34 Team DIGA-Procross Husqvarna
23 Jett LAWRENCE 49 AUS 30 Team Suzuki World MX2 Suzuki
24 Jeremy SYDOW 104 GER 20 Privateer KTM
25 Josh SPINKS 180 GBR 19 Privateer KTM
26 Freek VAN DER VLIST 88 NDL 18 Carglass Honda Racing Honda
27 Bastian BOEGH DAMM 403 DEN 17 Gebben V Venrooy Kawasaki Kawasaki
28 Michael SANDNER 766 AUT 15 Privateer KTM
29 Anthony BOURDON 945 FRA 12 Privateer Husqvarna
30 Glen MEIER 472 DEN 10 KTM Kosak Racing KTM
31 Simeo UBACH 124 SPA 10 Privateer KTM
32 Cyril GENOT 105 BEL 8 Privateer KTM
33 Natanael BRES 43 FRA 6 LRT KTM KTM
34 Yuri QUARTI 37 ITA 5 Motocross Marketing KTM Silver Action KTM
35 Liam KNIGHT 134 GBR 5 Privateer KTM
36 Marcel CONIJN 32 NDL 4 Privateer Kawasaki
37 Paolo LUGANA 350 ITA 4 Ceres 71 Yamaha
38 Adrien MALAVAL 51 FRA 3 Team DIGA-Procross Husqvarna
39 Todd KELLETT 98 GBR 2 Privateer Husqvarna
40 Davide CISLAGHI 3 ITA 2 Motocross Marketing KTM Silver Action KTM
41 Dovydas KARKA 15 LTU 1 Privateer KTM
42 Scotty VERHAEGHE 100 FRA 1 Privateer KTM