Matterley Basin hosted another weekend with soaring temperatures and epic on-track action, as the ninth round of the 2018 MXGP motocross world championships took place at this picturesque British circuit. Steven Clarke certainly enjoyed himself in front of his home crowd as he put his Carglass Honda CRF250R on the top step of the podium in the EMX250 class. Team HRC’s Calvin Vlaanderen also made it up onto the box, going four-three for third overall in the MX2 championship.

Steven Clarke will go to France, hoping that he can win two EMX250 overalls in a row, after an excellent victory at his home GP in Matterley Basin. Having previously won here last year, Clarke looked confident throughout the weekend and it showed in his racing as he put a last-lap pass on Tom Vialle to win the first race in front of the cheering British fans. They were also pleased to see the number 511 Honda CRF250R leading the second race and although he ended up in second place, it was still good enough to take the overall and move himself up into fourth place in the championship standings. Mathys Boisrame also kept his title hopes alive, as he scored 31 points in the two races, just two fewer than the second place overall rider. He now sits nine points off the lead but with a home GP for him coming up at the next round, he will be trying his best to leave St Jean D’Angely with the red plate.

Steven Clarke

Steven Clarke 511

Yesterday’s race was picture perfect, coming from around 10th or so after the first lap and working my way up into third where I spent most of the race. With a couple of laps to go I passed into second and then it was just a last-ditch, last-lap effort to get the win, but I was really happy to make it happen. I had a better start in today’s race on my Honda CRF250R and got into the lead pretty early on and rode a solid race but then near the end I got passed and settled in for second place which I knew would be good enough to win the overall. I wanted to get this win in front of my home crowd and that’s what I did so I’m very happy to head to France for the next round.

Carglass Honda Racing
Gordon Crockard

Gordon Crockard

Honda Europe Off-Road Manager

Fantastic weekend for the CRF250R with a win the EMX250 class by Steven Clarke, a third on the podium by Calvin Vlaanderen in MX2 and a career-best for Marshal Weltin with a fifth in the first MX2 race. Also, the MXGP class delivered a great result for Tim Gajser with a third place in the first race which showed the capabilities and class of both bikes in these highly competitive classes. The EMX championship chase continued to be exciting with Mathys Boisrame nine points off the lead in third, and now Clarke moving into fourth place in the championship after his successful weekend. The return of Hunter Lawrence to racing was also great to see and we look forward to seeing him more like himself in France next weekend.

Honda Motor Europe
GP of Great Britain

Matterley Basin, United Kingdom

EMX250 2018, Round 5

Sunny / 26
Sunday 3 Jun 2018, 11:40 UTC
  • Track Condition: Hard Pack
  • Air Temp: 26°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Mikkel Haarup 11 DEN 25 Privateer Husqvarna 32:24.782
2 Steven Clarke 511 GBR 22 Carglass Honda Racing Honda +4.680
3 Pierre Goupillon 720 FRA 20 BUD Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki +7.590
4 Martin Barr 50 GBR 18 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna +8.652
5 Mel Pocock 119 GBR 16 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna +10.674
6 Mathys Boisrame 172 FRA 15 Team Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda +15.881
7 Michael Sandner 766 AUT 14 Privateer KTM +18.209
8 Josh Spinks 180 GBR 13 Privateer KTM +23.813
9 James Dunn 2 GBR 12 GL12 Racing KTM +26.043
10 Karlis Sabulis 16 LAT 11 Astes4-Tesar Yamaha Yamaha +35.080
11 Tom Vialle 128 FRA 10 Privateer KTM +35.416
12 Michael Kratzer 8 AUT 9 STC Racing Kawasaki +45.287
13 Alberto Forato 303 ITA 8 Team Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda +46.802
14 Lewis Tombs 66 GBR 7 Privateer Honda +49.074
15 Brian Strubhart Moreau 225 FRA 6 BUD Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki +49.950
16 Jett Lawrence 49 AUS 5 Team Suzuki World MX2 Suzuki +51.494
17 Dylan Walsh 53 GBR 4 Team DIGA-Procross Husqvarna +53.663
18 Glen Meier 472 DEN 3 KTM Kosak Racing KTM +55.544
19 Gianluca Facchetti 22 ITA 2 Motocross Marketing KTM Silver Action KTM +58.859
20 Simeo Ubach 124 SPA 1 Privateer KTM +59.542
Sunny / 25
Saturday 2 Jun 2018, 18:30 UTC
  • Track Condition: Hard Pack
  • Air Temp: 25°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Steven Clarke 511 GBR 25 Carglass Honda Racing Honda 30:08.019
2 Tom Vialle 128 FRA 22 Privateer KTM +1.900
3 Josh Spinks 180 GBR 20 Privateer KTM +3.028
4 Michael Sandner 766 AUT 18 Privateer KTM +3.933
5 Mathys Boisrame 172 FRA 16 Team Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda +4.048
6 Mel Pocock 119 GBR 15 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna +6.089
7 Martin Barr 50 GBR 14 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna +6.139
8 James Dunn 2 GBR 13 GL12 Racing KTM +13.606
9 Pierre Goupillon 720 FRA 12 BUD Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki +17.020
10 Alberto Forato 303 ITA 11 Team Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda +18.252
11 Dylan Walsh 53 GBR 10 Team DIGA-Procross Husqvarna +28.158
12 Karlis Sabulis 16 LAT 9 Astes4-Tesar Yamaha Yamaha +29.424
13 Michael Kratzer 8 AUT 8 STC Racing Kawasaki +31.694
14 Lewis Tombs 66 GBR 7 Privateer Honda +34.031
15 Todd Kellett 98 GBR 6 Privateer Husqvarna +43.043
16 Cyril Genot 105 BEL 5 Privateer KTM +46.239
17 Mikkel Haarup 11 DEN 4 Privateer Husqvarna +49.644
18 Gianluca Facchetti 22 ITA 3 Motocross Marketing KTM Silver Action KTM +52.504
19 Liam Knight 134 GBR 2 Privateer KTM +53.918
20 Brad Todd 714 GBR 1 Privateer Yamaha +55.861
Rider Standings
Sunday, 3 Jun 2018 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Martin BARR 50 GBR 160 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna
2 Mel POCOCK 119 GBR 157 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna
3 Mathys BOISRAME 172 FRA 151 Team Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda
4 Steven CLARKE 511 GBR 128 Carglass Honda Racing Honda
5 Dylan WALSH 53 GBR 117 Team DIGA-Procross Husqvarna
6 Mikkel HAARUP 11 DEN 110 Privateer Husqvarna
7 Tom VIALLE 128 FRA 105 Privateer KTM
8 Pierre GOUPILLON 720 FRA 97 BUD Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki
9 Brian STRUBHART MOREAU 225 FRA 91 BUD Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki
10 Giuseppe TROPEPE 223 ITA 85 Privateer Yamaha
11 Roan VAN DE MOOSDIJK 39 NDL 83 Astes4-Tesar Yamaha Yamaha
12 Karel KUTSAR 132 EST 77 Privateer KTM
13 James DUNN 2 GBR 69 GL12 Racing KTM
14 Kevin HORGMO 24 NOR 65 Creymert Racing KTM
15 Gianluca FACCHETTI 22 ITA 65 Motocross Marketing KTM Silver Action KTM
16 Karlis SABULIS 16 LAT 64 Astes4-Tesar Yamaha Yamaha
17 Maxime RENAUX 959 FRA 61 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha
18 Alberto FORATO 303 ITA 57 Team Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda
19 Josh SPINKS 180 GBR 52 Privateer KTM
20 Michael SANDNER 766 AUT 47 Privateer KTM
21 Nicholas LAPUCCI 211 ITA 45 Astes4-Tesar Yamaha Yamaha
22 Isak GIFTING 517 SWE 43 Privateer KTM
23 Tomass SILEIKA 637 LAT 35 Privateer KTM
24 Jett LAWRENCE 49 AUS 35 Team Suzuki World MX2 Suzuki
25 Caleb GROTHUES 41 AUS 34 Team DIGA-Procross Husqvarna
26 Jeremy SYDOW 104 GER 20 Privateer KTM
27 Freek VAN DER VLIST 88 NDL 18 Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda
28 Bastian BOEGH DAMM 403 DEN 17 Gebben V Venrooy Kawasaki Kawasaki
29 Michael KRATZER 8 AUT 17 STC Racing Kawasaki
30 Lewis TOMBS 66 GBR 14 Privateer Honda
31 Glen MEIER 472 DEN 13 KTM Kosak Racing KTM
32 Cyril GENOT 105 BEL 13 Privateer KTM
33 Anthony BOURDON 945 FRA 12 Privateer Husqvarna
34 Simeo UBACH 124 SPA 11 Privateer KTM
35 Todd KELLETT 98 GBR 8 Privateer Husqvarna
36 Liam KNIGHT 134 GBR 7 Privateer KTM
37 Natanael BRES 43 FRA 6 LRT KTM KTM
38 Yuri QUARTI 37 ITA 5 Motocross Marketing KTM Silver Action KTM
39 Marcel CONIJN 32 NDL 4 Privateer Kawasaki
40 Paolo LUGANA 350 ITA 4 Ceres 71 Yamaha
41 Adrien MALAVAL 51 FRA 3 Team DIGA-Procross Husqvarna
42 Davide CISLAGHI 3 ITA 2 Motocross Marketing KTM Silver Action KTM
43 Scotty VERHAEGHE 100 FRA 1 Privateer KTM
44 Brad TODD 714 GBR 1 Privateer Yamaha
45 Dovydas KARKA 15 LTU 1 Privateer KTM