The MX2 class once again saw a block of Honda CRF250Rs finish the day neck-and-neck in the overall points.

In race one Team Honda Assomotor’s Stephen Rubini finished the race in a very credible fifth place, ahead of Honda 114 Motorsport’s stand-in rider Morgan Lesiardo and Stephen’s teammate Alvin Östlund in 12th.

Rubini struggled to match his race one start hitting turn one in the mid-pack and dropping from 16th to 22nd on lap four. The likeable Frenchman managed to climb his way up to 17th at the chequered flag, but this was a disappointing end to the day as he was hoping for top five or a podium finish to his season end. 

Team Honda Assomotor’s Alvin Östlund had a better end to the day with an eighth place finish – climbing his way up from 12th on lap one. Ninth and tenth place in race two went to Honda 114 Motorsport’s riders Bailey Malkiewicz and stand-in rider Morgan Lesiardo – the Italian finding quick form on the competitive CRF250R.

Bailey Malkiewicz

Bailey Malkiewicz 47

My day started off pretty slow. I didn’t feel so good in qualifying and only managed 19th.

I had a decent start in the first race and was held up quite a bit in the first half of the race and made a mistake and went off the track. I fought my way back to 15th and tried to regroup for the second moto.

In the second race I got stuck with another rider after they crashed but I fought hard and finished in 9th, so 15-9 put me in 11th overall, so I was 14th overall in the championship, which I’m pretty happy about for my first year.

Team Honda 114 Motorsports
Morgan Lesiardo

Morgan Lesiardo 44

In the first moto I got a good start in ninth on lap one. I felt a little bit stiff after crashing in qualifying but found a good flow and came back to 11th and I was happy with my riding and the CRF250R.

I made some small setup changes for the second moto. My start was OK but had another crash and finished the race in 10th, which gave me 9th overall and this is my first top-ten of the year, so I’m really happy and I think this a good result for me and the team.

Team Honda 114 Motorsports
Gordon Crockard

Gordon Crockard

Honda Off Road Racing Manager

Today marks the close of the season and I think the performance of our guys pretty much sums this up correctly.

Rubini clinching fifth in race one of MX2 is super encouraging as we already look to next year. These are well backed with Östlund, Lesiardo, Malkiewicz.

Some inconsistencies need attention but the ingredients necessary are in place, good speed, good bikes, good starts and the all important team work to make the dreams a reality is all present.

I think today was a fitting end to conclude the most unusual season we’ve just encountered. Thank you to all our great athletes, team members and valued partners, it’s been a great pleasure going racing with you. See you next year!

Honda Motor
GP of Garda Trentino (ITA)

Pietramurata, Italy

MX2 2020, Round 18

Sunny / 14
Sunday 8 Nov 2020, 13:50 UTC
  • Track Condition: Hard Pack
  • Air Temp: 14°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Ben Watson 919 GBR 25 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2 Team Yamaha 34:17.030
2 Jed Beaton 14 AUS 22 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +0:00.888
3 Isak Gifting 517 SWE 20 Diga Procross GasGas Factory Juniors Gas Gas +0:14.966
4 Maxime Renaux 959 FRA 18 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha +0:16.839
5 Tom Vialle 28 FRA 16 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +0:22.542
6 Thomas Kjer Olsen 19 DEN 15 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +0:25.178
7 Conrad Mewse 426 GBR 14 Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM +0:32.737
8 Alvin Ostlund 161 SWE 13 Honda Racing Assomotor Honda +0:38.692
9 Bailey Malkiewicz 47 AUS 12 Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +0:52.482
10 Morgan Lesiardo 44 ITA 11 Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +0:52.753
11 Kevin Horgmo 240 NOR 10 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +0:58.592
12 Josh Gilbert 326 GBR 9 PAR Homes RFX Husqvarna Husqvarna +1:12.263
13 Wilson Todd 20 AUS 8 DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +1:14.862
14 Jan Pancar 253 SLO 7 KTM Racestore MX2 Max Bart KTM +1:18.452
15 Petr Polak 313 CZE 6 iXS MXGP Team Yamaha +1:21.783
16 Michael Sandner 766 AUT 5 Diga Procross GasGas Factory Juniors Gas Gas +1:31.922
17 Stephen Rubini 118 FRA 4 Honda Racing Assomotor Honda +1:36.875
18 Glen Meier 192 DEN 3 Wildcard rider Yamaha +1:39.221
19 Jakub Teresak 224 CZE 2 Privateer KTM +1 Lap
20 Johannes Nerman 258 EST 1 Wildcard rider Husqvarna +1 Lap
Sunny / 13
Sunday 8 Nov 2020, 10:54 UTC
  • Track Condition: Hard Pack
  • Air Temp: 13°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Tom Vialle 28 FRA 25 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 34:05.231
2 Maxime Renaux 959 FRA 22 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha +0:06.133
3 Ben Watson 919 GBR 20 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2 Team Yamaha +0:07.118
4 Jago Geerts 193 BEL 18 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2 Team Yamaha +0:11.295
5 Stephen Rubini 118 FRA 16 Honda Racing Assomotor Honda +0:13.465
6 Isak Gifting 517 SWE 15 Diga Procross GasGas Factory Juniors Gas Gas +0:14.807
7 Jed Beaton 14 AUS 14 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +0:15.700
8 Conrad Mewse 426 GBR 13 Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM +0:27.320
9 Roan Van De Moosdijk 39 NDL 12 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +0:36.297
10 Ruben Fernandez 70 SPA 11 SDM Racing Yamaha +0:40.397
11 Morgan Lesiardo 44 ITA 10 Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +0:43.137
12 Alvin Ostlund 161 SWE 9 Honda Racing Assomotor Honda +0:44.937
13 Thomas Kjer Olsen 19 DEN 8 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +0:56.583
14 Jan Pancar 253 SLO 7 KTM Racestore MX2 Max Bart KTM +1:13.491
15 Bailey Malkiewicz 47 AUS 6 Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +1:18.497
16 Nathan Renkens 83 BEL 5 NR83 KTM +1:20.316
17 Petr Polak 313 CZE 4 iXS MXGP Team Yamaha +1:20.538
18 Jakub Teresak 224 CZE 3 Privateer KTM +1:27.448
19 Michael Sandner 766 AUT 2 Diga Procross GasGas Factory Juniors Gas Gas +1:27.448
20 Josh Gilbert 326 GBR 1 PAR Homes RFX Husqvarna Husqvarna +1 Lap
Sunny / 13
Sunday 8 Nov 2020, 09:12 UTC
  • Track Condition: Hard Pack
  • Air Temp: 13°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Roan Van De Moosdijk 39 NDL F&H Racing Team Kawasaki 1:43.937
2 Conrad Mewse 426 GBR Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM +0:00.877
3 Jed Beaton 14 AUS Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +0:00.939
4 Thomas Kjer Olsen 19 DEN Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +0:01.163
5 Maxime Renaux 959 FRA Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha +0:01.191
6 Alvin Ostlund 161 SWE Honda Racing Assomotor Honda +0:01.191
7 Jago Geerts 193 BEL Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2 Team Yamaha +0:01.550
8 Tom Vialle 28 FRA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +0:01.814
9 Michael Sandner 766 AUT Diga Procross GasGas Factory Juniors Gas Gas +0:01.873
10 Ben Watson 919 GBR Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2 Team Yamaha +0:01.891
11 Ruben Fernandez 70 SPA SDM Racing Yamaha +0:01.926
12 Kevin Horgmo 240 NOR Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +0:02.390
13 Stephen Rubini 118 FRA Honda Racing Assomotor Honda +0:02.394
14 Isak Gifting 517 SWE Diga Procross GasGas Factory Juniors Gas Gas +0:02.424
15 Wilson Todd 20 AUS DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +0:02.499
16 Bas Vaessen 98 NDL Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM +0:02.933
17 Josh Gilbert 326 GBR PAR Homes RFX Husqvarna Husqvarna +0:03.702
18 Morgan Lesiardo 44 ITA Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +0:03.990
19 Bailey Malkiewicz 47 AUS Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +0:04.000
20 Nathan Renkens 83 BEL NR83 KTM +0:04.000
Rider Standings
Sunday, 8 Nov 2020 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Tom VIALLE 28 FRA 759 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
2 Jago GEERTS 193 BEL 679 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2 Team Yamaha
3 Maxime RENAUX 959 FRA 583 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha
4 Jed BEATON 14 AUS 564 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna
5 Ben WATSON 919 GBR 553 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2 Team Yamaha
6 Thomas KJER OLSEN 19 DEN 540 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna
7 Roan VAN DE MOOSDIJK 39 NDL 466 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki
8 Conrad MEWSE 426 GBR 365 Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM
9 Ruben FERNANDEZ 70 SPA 343 SDM Racing Yamaha
10 Stephen RUBINI 118 FRA 279 Honda Racing Assomotor Honda
11 Alvin OSTLUND 161 SWE 262 Honda Racing Assomotor Honda
12 Isak GIFTING 517 SWE 247 Diga Procross GasGas Factory Juniors Gas Gas
13 Mathys BOISRAME 172 FRA 234 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki
14 Bailey MALKIEWICZ 47 AUS 163 Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda
15 Bas VAESSEN 98 NDL 162 Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM
16 Alberto FORATO 303 ITA 156 Team Maddii Racing Husqvarna Husqvarna
17 Morgan LESIARDO 44 ITA 138 Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda
18 Kevin HORGMO 240 NOR 137 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM
19 Mikkel HAARUP 11 DEN 124 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki
20 Jan PANCAR 253 SLO 115 KTM Racestore MX2 Max Bart KTM
21 Josh GILBERT 326 GBR 112 PAR Homes RFX Husqvarna Husqvarna
22 Nathan RENKENS 83 BEL 99 NR83 KTM
23 Nathan CRAWFORD 199 AUS 94 Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda
24 Thibault BENISTANT 198 FRA 90 Wildcard rider Yamaha
25 Cyril GENOT 105 BEL 85 iXS MXGP Team Yamaha
26 Richard SIKYNA 102 SLK 74 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM
27 Rene HOFER 711 AUT 73 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
28 Michael SANDNER 766 AUT 66 Diga Procross GasGas Factory Juniors Gas Gas
29 Mattia GUADAGNINI 101 ITA 62 Wildcard rider Husqvarna
30 Simon LAENGENFELDER 516 GER 59 Diga Procross GasGas Factory Juniors Gas Gas
31 Petr POLAK 313 CZE 45 iXS MXGP Team Yamaha
32 Jeremy SYDOW 104 GER 35 Diga Procross GasGas Factory Juniors Gas Gas
33 Hardi ROOSIORG 75 EST 33 Sahkar KTM Racing KTM
34 Mitchell HARRISON 12 USA 22 BUD Racing Kawasaki Kawasaki
35 Enzo TORIANI 783 FRA 21 E2T Racing Team Husqvarna
36 GIanmarco CENERELLI 209 ITA 21 Wildcard rider Husqvarna
37 Wilson TODD 20 AUS 20 DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki
38 Johannes NERMAN 258 EST 17 Wildcard rider Husqvarna
39 Ashton DICKINSON 115 GBR 14 Wildcard rider KTM
40 Jakub TERESAK 224 CZE 13 Privateer KTM
41 Glen MEIER 192 DEN 13 Wildcard rider Yamaha
42 Filippo ZONTA 200 ITA 6 Maggiora Park Racing Team KTM
43 Roland EDELBACHER 109 AUT 5 A1M Husqvarna Husqvarna
44 Joakin FURBETTA 275 ITA 3 KTM Beddini MX2 KTM
45 Maximilian SPIES 707 GER 2 Wildcard rider Husqvarna
46 Jere HAAVISTO 142 FIN 2 JK Racing Yamaha Yamaha