Round four of the 2019 Motocross World Championship was held today at the spectacular Pietramurata track in Trentino, Northern Italy and it was Team HRC’s Tim Gajser who took the overall victory in the MXGP class – battling all the way with an on-form Tony Cairoli. Tim’s ecstatic army of devoted fans filled the valley with yellow smoke and screams as their Slovenia hero topped the podium once more.  The MX2 class saw brave Honda performances and solid speed.

Team Honda114 Motorsports rider Mitch Evans delivering a brave performance – battling through the pain of a qualifying race knee injury to finish 7th overall – only six points off a podium finish. Team Assomotor RedMoto Honda’s Brent van Doninck improved on his first race 14th with 9th in race two – giving him 11th overall. Mathys Boisramé finished the day in 13th overall with his never-give-up approach to the tough, unforgiving circuit.

Mitchell Evans

Mitchell Evans 43

I’ve not raced at Trentino before but it’s a cool track. It just took me a while to learn it. I tweeked my knee in the qualifying race and that made it a struggle to come through the pack as it was a little one-line out there. But no excuses, I know what I need to do to improve.

For the races, I strapped up my knee and pushed through the pain and got good starts. From 24th in the qualifying race to seventh overall today, I couldn’t be any happier and really pleased with how Sunday went.

Team Honda 114 Motorsports
Brent Van Doninck

Brent Van Doninck 32

I was struggling a lot in the first 15 minute of Moto 1. I wanted to make passes and push forward, but I finished the race in 14th which I wasn’t so happy about. I had a better start in Moto 2 and was a little lucky in the first turn because a few guys crashed. I was feeling good right from the start and I hope to ride more like that in the future because I feel that’s where I belong.

Honda RedMoto Assomotor
Gordon Crockard

Gordon Crockard

Honda Europe Off-Road Manager

It’s been a really positive weekend for our EMX250 and MX2 riders - and of course Tim Gajser’s double win in MXGP.

In MX2 I saw some positive riding, but again the results don’t match the on-track performances or the riders’ ability and speed. Small problems can produce big effects - bad starts and small crashes are all part of racing, but again here in Trentino the riding was much better than the results show for some of the boys. Mitch was riding with injuries. Mathys Boisramé is recovering from injury, yet they were still able to produce great lap times.

We now have a short break until the next rounds - so everyone can regroup, recover from injury and continue to work to realise their full potential.

Overall, a positive weekend but we’re very sorry for Chihiro Notsuka’s injury and also Calvin Vlaanderen and we wish them both a speedy recovery.

Honda Motor Europe
GP of Trentino

Pietramurata, Italy

MX2 2019, Round 4

Cloudy / Dry / 12
Sunday 7 Apr 2019, 15:31 UTC
  • Track Condition: Hard Packed
  • Air Temp: 12°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Jorge Prado Garcia 61 SPA 25 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 34:49.733
2 Jago Geerts 193 BEL 22 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha +2.862
3 Ben Watson 919 GBR 20 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha +6.293
4 Thomas Kjer Olsen 19 DEN 18 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +9.387
5 Henry Jacobi 29 GER 16 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +19.496
6 Tom Vialle 28 FRA 15 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +21.773
7 Mitchell Evans 43 AUS 14 Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +33.318
8 Adam Sterry 811 GBR 13 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +37.485
9 Brent Van Doninck 32 BEL 12 Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda +38.333
10 Davy Pootjes 46 NDL 11 Team DIGA-Procross Husqvarna +47.400
11 Bas Vaessen 98 NDL 10 Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM +57.594
12 Michele Cervellin 747 ITA 9 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha +1:01.721
13 Jed Beaton 14 AUS 8 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:02.728
14 Mathys Boisrame 172 FRA 7 Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda +1:07.905
15 Alvin Ostlund 161 SWE 6 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna +1:11.545
16 Maxime Renaux 959 FRA 5 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha +1:30.401
17 Mitchell Harrison 35 USA 4 BUD Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki +1:36.608
18 Iker Larranaga Olano 66 SPA 3 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +1:38.617
19 Michael Sandner 766 AUT 2 Wildcard rider KTM +1:39.690
20 Richard Sikyna 102 SLK 1 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM +1:40.244
21 Zachary Pichon 101 FRA 0 Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +1:40.954
Cloudy / 12
Sunday 7 Apr 2019, 11:54 UTC
  • Track Condition: Hard Pack
  • Air Temp: 12°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Jorge Prado Garcia 61 SPA 25 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 35:17.013
2 Jago Geerts 193 BEL 22 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha +12.125
3 Tom Vialle 28 FRA 20 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +14.130
4 Henry Jacobi 29 GER 18 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +31.658
5 Thomas Kjer Olsen 19 DEN 16 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +33.302
6 Mitchell Evans 43 AUS 15 Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +38.284
7 Ben Watson 919 GBR 14 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha +39.054
8 Adam Sterry 811 GBR 13 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +44.903
9 Michele Cervellin 747 ITA 12 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha +47.005
10 Bas Vaessen 98 NDL 11 Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM +50.563
11 Iker Larranaga Olano 66 SPA 10 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +51.910
12 Jed Beaton 14 AUS 9 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +52.922
13 Maxime Renaux 959 FRA 8 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha +1:06.134
14 Brent Van Doninck 32 BEL 7 Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda +1:08.113
15 Mathys Boisrame 172 FRA 6 Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda +1:09.133
16 Filippo Zonta 200 ITA 5 Team Martin Racing Honda Honda +1:11.305
17 Conrad Mewse 426 GBR 4 Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM +1:12.052
18 Alvin Ostlund 161 SWE 3 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna +1:12.342
19 Brian Strubhart Moreau 225 FRA 2 BUD Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki +1:26.377
20 Zachary Pichon 101 FRA 1 Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +1:28.323
Cloudy / 11
Saturday 6 Apr 2019, 15:47 UTC
  • Track Condition: Hard Pack
  • Air Temp: 11°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Jorge Prado Garcia 61 SPA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 24:19.805
2 Jago Geerts 193 BEL Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha +9.852
3 Tom Vialle 28 FRA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +15.416
4 Thomas Kjer Olsen 19 DEN Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +26.906
5 Mitchell Harrison 35 USA BUD Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki +38.553
6 Michele Cervellin 747 ITA Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha +40.656
7 Darian Sanayei 57 USA Bike It DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +42.192
8 Ben Watson 919 GBR Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha +43.572
9 Maxime Renaux 959 FRA Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha +46.522
10 Brian Strubhart Moreau 225 FRA BUD Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki +47.343
11 Henry Jacobi 29 GER F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +48.008
12 Brent Van Doninck 32 BEL Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda +1:00.126
13 Iker Larranaga Olano 66 SPA Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +1:01.752
14 Adam Sterry 811 GBR F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +1:03.456
15 Bas Vaessen 98 NDL Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM +1:04.922
16 Andrea Zanotti 931 RSM Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +1:06.265
17 Mathys Boisrame 172 FRA Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda +1:11.914
18 Zachary Pichon 101 FRA Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +1:17.685
19 Natanael Bres 184 FRA iFly JK Racing Yamaha +1:21.228
20 Filippo Zonta 200 ITA Team Martin Racing Honda Honda +1:22.348
Rider Standings
Sunday, 7 Apr 2019 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Thomas KJER OLSEN 19 DEN 170 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna
2 Jorge PRADO GARCIA 61 SPA 150 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
3 Henry JACOBI 29 GER 147 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki
4 Ben WATSON 919 GBR 129 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha
5 Jago GEERTS 193 BEL 125 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha
6 Tom VIALLE 28 FRA 121 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
7 Calvin VLAANDEREN NDL 107 Team HRC – MX2 Honda
8 Adam STERRY 811 GBR 89 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki
9 Mitchell EVANS 43 AUS 89 Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda
10 Davy POOTJES 46 NDL 76 Team DIGA-Procross Husqvarna
11 Michele CERVELLIN 747 ITA 73 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha
12 Bas VAESSEN 98 NDL 72 Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM
13 Jed BEATON 14 AUS 54 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna
14 Alvin OSTLUND 161 SWE 44 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna
15 Mathys BOISRAME 172 FRA 42 Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda
16 Brent VAN DONINCK 32 BEL 40 Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda
17 Conrad MEWSE 426 GBR 40 Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM
18 Maxime RENAUX 959 FRA 39 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha
19 Dylan WALSH 53 GBR 33 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna
20 Alberto FORATO 303 ITA 23 Wildcard rider Husqvarna
21 Darian SANAYEI 57 USA 20 Bike It DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki
22 Gustavo PESSOA 56 BRA 17 Bike It DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki
23 Michael SANDNER 766 AUT 16 Wildcard rider KTM
24 Richard SIKYNA 102 SLK 14 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM
25 Iker LARRANAGA OLANO 66 SPA 13 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM
26 Zachary PICHON 101 FRA 5 Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda
27 Filippo ZONTA 200 ITA 5 Team Martin Racing Honda Honda
28 Andrea ZANOTTI 931 RSM 4 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM
29 Mitchell HARRISON 35 USA 4 BUD Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki
30 Brian STRUBHART MOREAU 225 FRA 2 BUD Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki
31 Hardi ROOSIORG 75 EST 2 WZ-Racing KTM
32 Petr POLAK 313 CZE 1 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM
33 Joakin FURBETTA 275 ITA 1 Wildcard rider Husqvarna
34 Mikkel HAARUP 11 DEN 1 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna