Another glorious weekend of sunshine and great racing took place at Frauenfeld in Switzerland, with Mathys Boisrame, Steven Clarke and Hunter Lawrence proving once again that they are highly competitive in their respective classes. After a thunderstorm on Friday night, the track rutted up quite nicely, making things very difficult for all the riders but with another excellent Swiss crowd watching, Boisrame took the win in the EMX250 series while Lawrence returned to the podium to once again. Steven Clarke also joined Boisrame on the podium as the Honda CRF250R showed its strength by going first and second in this extremely competitive class.

After a tricky weekend in the Belgian sand at the last round, Team Assomotor’s Mathys Boisrame returned to race-winning form in Switzerland. A couple of mistakes cost him the chance to win the first race, but he wasn’t to be denied in a race two and his speed was rewarded with a fifth race win and fourth overall victory of what is an extremely successful EMX250 season. The young French rider has bonded extremely well with his new 2018 Honda CRF250R and the pair have proved unstoppable at times, with the second race another example of just how fast they can go together. With just two rounds remaining in the championship, Boisrame leads by 18 points now and if he rides like he does here, could quite easily wrap up the title early. For Apico Factory Racing Honda’s Steven Clarke, it was good to see him put in two consistent motos and get back on the podium after an absence of three rounds. The English rider is now just 27 points away from third place in the championship, which will be a great result and fully deserved.

After a weekend off last weekend, the series now heads straight to Bulgaria, where the impressive Sevlievo circuit makes it return to world championship action. An old school facility set in the hills of central Bulgaria, this hard-pack track should once again provide another different test for the all the riders, but after this weekend’s results, they should head there with renewed confidence and the excitement of another opportunity to put in a good result.

Mathys Boisrame

Mathys Boisrame 172

I am very happy with how the weekend went. Yesterday I was fast, but I made some mistakes which I think cost me the chance of a win, however today I rode really well and got the race win and overall and extended my lead in the championship to 18 points. I would really like to thank my team who have helped me setup mu Honda CRF250R really well and allowed me to ride so fast in these difficult conditions.

Team Honda RedMoto Assomotor
Gordon Crockard

Gordon Crockard

Honda Europe Off-Road Manager

It was fantastic for the EMX class to have a one-two in the race and the overall, with Mathys Boisrame and Steven Clarke both riding exceptionally well. Two crashes yesterday when running second and then third denied Mathys a chance at a one-one performance, as he eventually ended up fourth. He did set the fastest lap of the race though and the speed was definitely good enough to win that race but unfortunately those crashes ruined that opportunity. However his Sunday performance made amends and was a much better example of his skills and race management as it allowed him to win the second race and take the overall victory. He has now extended his lead in the championship to 18 points which is great and really positive to see with just two rounds remaining. It was also fantastic to see Clarke up on the podium in second place, making it that one-two and something that he fully deserved.
I think we showed great speed and great performances from the bike in all of the categories and I really enjoyed seeing podium finishes from Mathys Boisrame, Steven Clarke and Hunter Lawrence. I’m really happy and looking forward to this confidence carrying through to next weekend in Bulgaria.

Honda Motor Europe
GP of Switzerland

Frauenfeld – Gachnang, Switzerland

EMX250 2018, Round 9

Sunny / 28
Sunday 19 Aug 2018, 10:39 UTC
  • Track Condition: Rutted
  • Air Temp: 28°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Mathys Boisrame 172 FRA 25 Team Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda 29:45.388
2 Steven Clarke 511 GBR 22 Carglass Honda Racing Honda +5.312
3 Josh Spinks 180 GBR 20 Privateer KTM +8.950
4 Roan Van De Moosdijk 39 NDL 18 Astes4-Tesar Yamaha Yamaha +19.030
5 Jeremy Sydow 104 GER 16 Privateer KTM +25.211
6 Mel Pocock 119 GBR 15 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna +26.846
7 Brian Strubhart Moreau 225 FRA 14 BUD Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki +30.580
8 Martin Barr 50 GBR 13 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna +33.292
9 Filippo Zonta 200 ITA 12 Martin Racing Junior Team Honda +34.284
10 Pierre Goupillon 720 FRA 11 BUD Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki +34.455
11 Kevin Horgmo 24 NOR 10 Creymert Racing KTM +40.736
12 Dylan Walsh 53 GBR 9 Team DIGA-Procross Husqvarna +42.094
13 Karlis Sabulis 16 LAT 8 Astes4-Tesar Yamaha Yamaha +42.915
14 Dennis Ullrich 149 GER 7 Privateer KTM +43.755
15 Luca Bruggmann 17 LIE 6 Privateer Yamaha +56.523
16 Jan Pancar 253 SLO 5 Privateer Yamaha +58.294
17 Maxime Renaux 959 FRA 4 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha +1:09.136
18 Gianluca Facchetti 22 ITA 3 Motocross Marketing KTM Silver Action KTM +1:16.641
19 Freek van der Vlist 88 NDL 2 Privateer Honda +1:18.994
20 Isak Gifting 517 SWE 1 Privateer KTM +1:21.622
21 Jett Lawrence 49 AUS 0 Team Suzuki World MX2 Suzuki +1:23.327
22 Caleb Grothues 41 AUS 0 Team DIGA-Procross Husqvarna +1:25.718
23 Alberto Forato 303 ITA 0 Team Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda +1:32.864
Sunny / 28
Saturday 18 Aug 2018, 17:38 UTC
  • Track Condition: Rutted
  • Air Temp: 28°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Dylan Walsh 53 GBR 25 Team DIGA-Procross Husqvarna 30:23.888
2 Brian Strubhart Moreau 225 FRA 22 BUD Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki +0.184
3 Pierre Goupillon 720 FRA 20 BUD Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki +2.321
4 Mathys Boisrame 172 FRA 18 Team Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda +5.064
5 Maxime Renaux 959 FRA 16 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha +5.971
6 Michael Sandner 766 AUT 15 Privateer KTM +6.404
7 Steven Clarke 511 GBR 14 Carglass Honda Racing Honda +6.585
8 Martin Barr 50 GBR 13 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna +7.353
9 Mel Pocock 119 GBR 12 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna +8.785
10 Roan Van De Moosdijk 39 NDL 11 Astes4-Tesar Yamaha Yamaha +11.523
11 Jett Lawrence 49 AUS 10 Team Suzuki World MX2 Suzuki +18.380
12 Dennis Ullrich 149 GER 9 Privateer KTM +19.104
13 Caleb Grothues 41 AUS 8 Team DIGA-Procross Husqvarna +20.219
14 Tom Vialle 128 FRA 7 Privateer KTM +30.466
15 Karlis Sabulis 16 LAT 6 Astes4-Tesar Yamaha Yamaha +33.788
16 Gianluca Facchetti 22 ITA 5 Motocross Marketing KTM Silver Action KTM +39.138
17 Josh Spinks 180 GBR 4 Privateer KTM +40.176
18 Freek van der Vlist 88 NDL 3 Privateer Honda +41.784
19 Killian Auberson 902 SWI 2 Privateer KTM +47.344
20 Giuseppe Tropepe 223 ITA 1 Privateer Yamaha +51.821
21 Filippo Zonta 200 ITA 0 Martin Racing Junior Team Honda +53.921
Rider Standings
Sunday, 19 Aug 2018 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Mathys BOISRAME 172 FRA 299 Team Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda
2 Mel POCOCK 119 GBR 281 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna
3 Martin BARR 50 GBR 246 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna
4 Roan VAN DE MOOSDIJK 39 NDL 222 Astes4-Tesar Yamaha Yamaha
5 Steven CLARKE 511 GBR 219 Carglass Honda Racing Honda
6 Dylan WALSH 53 GBR 216 Team DIGA-Procross Husqvarna
7 Brian STRUBHART MOREAU 225 FRA 209 BUD Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki
8 Maxime RENAUX 959 FRA 168 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha
9 Pierre GOUPILLON 720 FRA 163 BUD Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki
10 Tom VIALLE 128 FRA 153 Privateer KTM
11 Kevin HORGMO 24 NOR 144 Creymert Racing KTM
12 Mikkel HAARUP 11 DEN 142 Privateer Husqvarna
13 Karlis SABULIS 16 LAT 113 Astes4-Tesar Yamaha Yamaha
14 Jett LAWRENCE 49 AUS 105 Team Suzuki World MX2 Suzuki
15 Josh SPINKS 180 GBR 103 Privateer KTM
16 Karel KUTSAR 132 EST 100 Privateer KTM
17 Alberto FORATO 303 ITA 94 Team Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda
18 Giuseppe TROPEPE 223 ITA 91 Privateer Yamaha
19 James DUNN 2 GBR 85 GL12 Racing KTM
20 Jeremy SYDOW 104 GER 77 Privateer KTM
21 Michael SANDNER 766 AUT 76 Privateer KTM
22 Gianluca FACCHETTI 22 ITA 73 Motocross Marketing KTM Silver Action KTM
23 Caleb GROTHUES 41 AUS 52 Team DIGA-Procross Husqvarna
24 Nicholas LAPUCCI 211 ITA 50 Astes4-Tesar Yamaha Yamaha
25 Isak GIFTING 517 SWE 44 Privateer KTM
26 Freek VAN DER VLIST 88 NDL 44 Privateer Honda
27 Cyril GENOT 105 BEL 39 Privateer KTM
28 Tomass SILEIKA 637 LAT 35 Privateer KTM
29 Todd KELLETT 98 GBR 30 Privateer Husqvarna
30 Glen MEIER 472 DEN 29 KTM Kosak Racing KTM
31 Ken BENGTSON 80 SWE 28 Privateer Husqvarna
32 Filippo ZONTA 200 ITA 20 Martin Racing Junior Team Honda
33 Bastian BOEGH DAMM 403 DEN 20 Gebben V Venrooy Kawasaki Kawasaki
34 Valentin TEILLET 737 FRA 18 Privateer KTM
35 Sander AGARD-MICHELSEN 29 NOR 18 Privateer Yamaha
36 Dan HOUZET 18 FRA 17 Privateer KTM
37 Michael KRATZER 8 AUT 17 STC Racing Kawasaki
38 Dennis ULLRICH 149 GER 16 Privateer KTM
39 Lewis TOMBS 66 GBR 14 Privateer Honda
40 Anthony BOURDON 945 FRA 12 Privateer Husqvarna
41 Miro SIHVONEN 47 FIN 11 Privateer KTM
42 Simeo UBACH 124 SPA 11 Privateer KTM
43 Yuri QUARTI 37 ITA 9 Motocross Marketing KTM Silver Action KTM
44 Liam KNIGHT 134 GBR 7 Privateer KTM
45 Marcel CONIJN 32 NDL 7 Privateer Kawasaki
46 Erik WILLEMS 989 BEL 6 Privateer Husqvarna
47 Luca BRUGGMANN 17 LIE 6 Privateer Yamaha
48 Natanael BRES 43 FRA 6 LRT KTM KTM
49 Jan PANCAR 253 SLO 5 Privateer Yamaha
50 Adrien MALAVAL 51 FRA 5 Team DIGA-Procross Husqvarna
51 Paolo LUGANA 350 ITA 4 Ceres 71 Yamaha
52 Alexander BROWN 441 GBR 4 Privateer KTM
53 Mattia GUADAGNINI 107 ITA 4 Privateer Husqvarna
54 Jimmy CLOCHET 520 FRA 3 Wildcard rider KTM
55 Killian AUBERSON 902 SWI 2 Privateer KTM
56 Davide CISLAGHI 3 ITA 2 Motocross Marketing KTM Silver Action KTM
57 Viking LINDSTROM 354 SWE 1 Privateer Husqvarna
58 Scotty VERHAEGHE 100 FRA 1 Privateer KTM
59 Brad TODD 714 GBR 1 Privateer Yamaha
60 Dovydas KARKA 15 LTU 1 Privateer KTM