Round seven of the 2019 World Motocross Championship visited the challenging hillside circuit of Saint-Jean-d’Angély in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of South-West France. Team HRC’s Tim Gajser continued his recent domination of the MXGP class with a double race win. Frenchman Stephen Rubini also took his Team Honda RedMoto Assomotor CRF250R to an overall win in the EMX250 class and solid MX2 performances from Honda 114 Motorsports Mitch Evans and Zach Pichon kept the French fans happy.

Still recovering from a recent ankle injury, Team Assomotor RedMoto Honda’s Stephen Rubini  battled through the pain barrier backing up Saturday’s start-to-finish Moto 1 win with a sixth place in Moto 2 handing the home-race-hero the overall victory on his CRF250R and the French crowd were delighted. Buildbase Honda Racing’s Josh Gilbert finished the day in 7th overall, managing to deliver his best EMX250 result of the season so far. A worthy reward for his talent and efforts.  

Stephen Rubini

Stephen Rubini 118

With my ankle injury it was a really hard weekend and I tried to protect myself in the practice sessions. Although I had a big crash in timed practice, I wasn’t injured.

I had a really great start in Moto 1 and took the lead on the first lap and lead the race until the end. This gave me great motivation for Moto 2, but I hit the gate and had a really bad start so I had to push hard to work through from 17th position on lap one to finish the race in sixth place. What a feeling to win the overall in-front of the French fans. I’m really happy.

Team Honda RedMoto Assomotor
GP of France

St. Jean d’Angely, France

EMX250 2019, Round 3

Sunny / 21
Sunday 26 May 2019, 12:20 UTC
  • Track Condition: Hard Pack
  • Air Temp: 21°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Roan Van De Moosdijk 39 NDL 25 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki 29:40.912
2 Nicholas Lapucci 211 ITA 22 Steelsdrjack KTM +1.721
3 Alberto Forato 303 ITA 20 Team Maddii Racing Husqvarna Husqvarna +2.386
4 Thibault Benistant 98 FRA 18 Yamaha Europe Yamaha +3.943
5 Giuseppe Tropepe 223 ITA 16 Ghidinelli Racing Team Yamaha +15.426
6 Stephen Rubini 118 FRA 15 Team Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda +17.471
7 Ruben Fernandez 70 SPA 14 SDM Racing Yamaha +28.763
8 Jimmy Clochet 520 FRA 13 BUD Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki +34.754
9 Glen Meier 192 DEN 12 Privateer KTM +36.582
10 Isak Gifting 517 SWE 11 Privateer KTM +40.142
11 Karlis Sabulis 16 LAT 10 WZ. Racing KTM +40.911
12 Josh Gilbert 3 GBR 9 Buildbase Honda Racing Honda +45.614
13 Rick Elzinga 172 NDL 8 Privateer Yamaha +47.594
14 Yuri Quarti 37 ITA 7 Motocross Marketing KTM Silver Action KTM +55.161
15 Kevin Horgmo 24 NOR 6 Creymert Racing KTM +56.552
16 Paolo Lugana 50 ITA 5 Privateer Yamaha +1:01.545
17 Rene Hofer 711 AUT 4 KTM Junior Racing KTM +1:06.403
18 Simeo Ubach 124 SPA 3 Privateer KTM +1:15.613
19 Kevin Cristino 34 ITA 2 Privateer KTM +1:19.564
20 Lion Florian 239 GER 1 Privateer KTM +1:27.733
Sunny / 20
Saturday 25 May 2019, 14:50 UTC
  • Track Condition: Hard Pack
  • Air Temp: 20°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Stephen Rubini 118 FRA 25 Team Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda 29:24.033
2 Jimmy Clochet 520 FRA 22 BUD Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki +2.268
3 Thibault Benistant 98 FRA 20 Yamaha Europe Yamaha +3.220
4 Alberto Forato 303 ITA 18 Team Maddii Racing Husqvarna Husqvarna +24.157
5 Josh Gilbert 3 GBR 16 Buildbase Honda Racing Honda +27.820
6 Rick Elzinga 172 NDL 15 Privateer Yamaha +33.104
7 Karlis Sabulis 16 LAT 14 WZ. Racing KTM +34.848
8 Andrea Adamo 80 ITA 13 Privateer Yamaha +42.865
9 Kevin Cristino 34 ITA 12 Privateer KTM +43.969
10 Yann Crnjanski 810 FRA 11 Privateer KTM +45.441
11 Simeo Ubach 124 SPA 10 Privateer KTM +46.677
12 Roan Van De Moosdijk 39 NDL 9 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +49.321
13 Caleb Grothues 60 AUS 8 SDM Racing Yamaha +50.642
14 Raivo Dankers 10 NDL 7 Privateer Yamaha +55.285
15 Isak Gifting 517 SWE 6 Privateer KTM +56.736
16 Rene Hofer 711 AUT 5 KTM Junior Racing KTM +57.762
17 Cyril Genot 105 BEL 4 Privateer KTM +58.847
18 Nicholas Lapucci 211 ITA 3 Steelsdrjack KTM +1:00.362
19 Ruben Fernandez 70 SPA 2 SDM Racing Yamaha +1:04.455
Rider Standings
Sunday, 26 May 2019 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Alberto FORATO 303 ITA 138 Team Maddii Racing Husqvarna Husqvarna
2 Stephen RUBINI 118 FRA 120 Team Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda
3 Roan VAN DE MOOSDIJK 39 NDL 97 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki
4 Karlis SABULIS 16 LAT 74 WZ. Racing KTM
5 Ruben FERNANDEZ 70 SPA 73 SDM Racing Yamaha
6 Rene HOFER 711 AUT 68 KTM Junior Racing KTM
7 Giuseppe TROPEPE 223 ITA 67 Ghidinelli Racing Team Yamaha
8 Pierre GOUPILLON 720 FRA 67 Team Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda
9 Jimmy CLOCHET 520 FRA 66 BUD Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki
10 Thibault BENISTANT 98 FRA 60 Yamaha Europe Yamaha
11 Kevin HORGMO 24 NOR 59 Creymert Racing KTM
12 Josh GILBERT 3 GBR 58 Buildbase Honda Racing Honda
13 Nicholas LAPUCCI 211 ITA 43 Steelsdrjack KTM
14 Glen MEIER 192 DEN 38 Privateer KTM
15 Michael IVANOV 97 BUL 29 Privateer KTM
16 Rick ELZINGA 172 NDL 28 Privateer Yamaha
17 Caleb GROTHUES 60 AUS 25 SDM Racing Yamaha
18 Andrea ADAMO 80 ITA 23 Privateer Yamaha
19 Simeo UBACH 124 SPA 20 Privateer KTM
20 Yuri QUARTI 37 ITA 19 Motocross Marketing KTM Silver Action KTM
21 Isak GIFTING 517 SWE 17 Privateer KTM
22 Tim EDBERG 26 SWE 16 JWR Yamaha Racing Yamaha
23 Raf MEUWISSEN 81 NDL 16 Team Maddii Racing Husqvarna Husqvarna
24 Kevin CRISTINO 34 ITA 14 Privateer KTM
25 Jere HAAVISTO 142 FIN 11 iFly JK Racing Yamaha
26 Chihiro NOTSUKA 341 JPN 11 Honda 114 Motorsports Honda
27 Yann CRNJANSKI 810 FRA 11 Privateer KTM
28 Paolo LUGANA 50 ITA 8 Privateer Yamaha
29 Romain PAPE 494 FRA 8 Privateer Yamaha
30 Lion FLORIAN 239 GER 7 Privateer KTM
31 Raivo DANKERS 10 NDL 7 Privateer Yamaha
32 Taylor HAMMAL 575 GBR 5 Privateer Yamaha
33 Dankers RAIVO 10 NDL 5 Privateer Yamaha
34 Cyril GENOT 105 BEL 4 Privateer KTM
35 Lorenzo RAVERA 29 ITA 4 Privateer KTM
36 Gianluca FACCHETTI 22 AND 3 Privateer Yamaha
37 Ismaele GUARISE 641 ITA 2 Privateer Honda
38 Maurice CHANTON 14 SWI 2 Privateer KTM
39 Matteo PUCCINELLI 110 ITA 1 Privateer Yamaha
40 Lorenzo RAVERA 29 ITA 1 Maggiora Park Racing KTM