On another scorching weekend of action at the Sevlievo track in Bulgaria, Mathys Boisrame took the EMX250 championship with an impressive display under immense pressure. Team HRC’s Tim Gajser also returned to the podium after a couple of rounds absent while Hunter Lawrence made it a sweep across all three classes by putting his Honda 114 Motorsports on the podium in the MX2 class.

In the MX2 class, Hunter Lawrence once again finished in third place overall after scoring his highest points tally of the season with five-two finishes. The Australian rider could have even finished a bit higher in the first race had he not made a couple of errors early on but in the second race it was good to see him close up on the first place rider and challenge for the lead. His Honda 114 Motorsports teammate Bas Vaessen also scored his best point’s total of the season as he finished 10th overall.

While the EMX250 series takes a round off, the MXGP and MX2 riders head to a new facility in Turkey next weekend for the 18th round of the 2018 world motocross championships for what is very likely to be another hot race on a hard pack track.

Hunter Lawrence

Hunter Lawrence 96

Yes it was a good weekend although I am perhaps a little disappointed for how good I felt on the track. The first moto I messed it up all on my own, I came into Covington on the fourth corner and lost some positions there and then on the third lap I crashed a lost some more. I managed to get fifth, which was good enough to keep the podium alive. Then in the second moto, I wanted to get another good start but keep it on two wheels and I managed to do that and although I got a little bit lucky with Pauls Jonass crashing out, I still rode well to get into second place. I kept my head down and it took me a few laps to find my flow but I kept pushing and with my CRF250R working well, I closed right up to Jorge Prado, but I just couldn’t make a pass to cap off what would have been a great weekend. Back to back podiums is pretty cool as I haven’t done that before and I look forward to making it three in a row in Turkey.

Team Honda 114 Motorsports
Bas Vaessen

Bas Vaessen 98

My first moto went quite decent despite the fact I did have to start from the complete outside off the gate. I had to pass a lot of guys on the first lap but that went well and for the first 15 or 20 minutes I was riding well but then I made some mistakes and dropped the tempo a bit. In the second moto, I again was outside and this time I didn’t get quite so good a start. There was a lot of carnage out there and I wasn’t feeling too comfortable out there as the track was really tough.

Team Honda 114 Motorsports
Gordon Crockard

Gordon Crockard

Honda Europe Off-Road Manager

In MX2 we had another great ride from Hunter Lawrence and he challenged very heavily in the second moto to pass Prado and win the race. He finished second in the race and third place overall as his first race hampered by some mistakes and crashes but he totally redeemed himself in race two. Calvin Vlaanderen was unfortunately involved in a race one incident and injured himself and I really hope that Calvin recovers well from his injuries and gets back racing as quickly as possible.

Honda Motor Europe
GP of Bulgaria

Sevlievo, Bulgaria

MX2 2018, Round 17

Sunny / 26
Sunday 26 Aug 2018, 14:23 UTC
  • Track Condition: Hard Pack
  • Air Temp: 26°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 34:56.251
2 Hunter Lawrence 96 AUS 22 Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +0.605
3 Pauls Jonass 1 LAT 20 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +18.043
4 Ben Watson 919 GBR 18 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha +19.346
5 Thomas Kjer Olsen 19 DEN 16 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +47.383
6 Anthony Rodriguez 127 VEN 15 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha +57.950
7 Marshal Weltin 56 USA 14 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +1:17.981
8 Tom Koch 226 GER 13 KTM Sarholz Racing Team KTM +1:20.188
9 Michael Sandner 766 AUT 12 Wildcard rider KTM +1:25.606
10 Gustavo Pessoa 891 BRA 11 Bike It DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +1:27.378
11 Thomas Covington 64 USA 10 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:33.748
12 Bas Vaessen 98 NDL 9 Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +1:40.170
13 Hardi Roosiorg 75 EST 8 Sahkar KTM Racing KTM +1:48.071
14 Micha-Boy De Waal 95 NDL 7 Vamo Racing Team Honda +1:55.476
15 Samuele Bernardini 321 ITA 6 TM Racing Factory Team TM +2:03.468
16 Simone Furlotti 95 ITA 5 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha +1 Lap
17 Morgan Lesiardo 44 ITA 4 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +1 Lap
18 Oriol Casas Cervera 312 SPA 3 Vamo Racing Team Honda +1 Lap
19 Alex Dimitrov 136 BUL 2 iFly JK Racing Yamaha +2 Laps
20 Richard Sikyna 102 SLK 1 JD 191 KTM Racing Team KTM +4 Laps
Sunny / 29
Sunday 26 Aug 2018, 11:27 UTC
  • Track Condition: Hard Pack
  • Air Temp: 29°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Pauls Jonass 1 LAT 25 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 34:34.818
2 Jorge Prado Garcia 61 SPA 22 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +5.471
3 Thomas Kjer Olsen 19 DEN 20 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +11.590
4 Thomas Covington 64 USA 18 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +19.707
5 Hunter Lawrence 96 AUS 16 Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +23.308
6 Ben Watson 919 GBR 15 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha +27.786
7 Marshal Weltin 56 USA 14 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +57.001
8 Brent Van Doninck 172 BEL 13 Team DIGA-Procross Husqvarna +1:03.808
9 Bas Vaessen 98 NDL 12 Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +1:12.535
10 Samuele Bernardini 321 ITA 11 TM Racing Factory Team TM +1:20.790
11 Richard Sikyna 102 SLK 10 JD 191 KTM Racing Team KTM +1:29.656
12 Micha-Boy De Waal 95 NDL 9 Vamo Racing Team Honda +1:42.407
13 Tom Koch 226 GER 8 KTM Sarholz Racing Team KTM +1:48.024
14 Anthony Rodriguez 127 VEN 7 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha +1:54.511
15 Hardi Roosiorg 75 EST 6 Sahkar KTM Racing KTM +2:00.592
16 Simone Furlotti 95 ITA 5 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha +1 Lap
17 Oriol Casas Cervera 312 SPA 4 Vamo Racing Team Honda +1 Lap
18 Michael Sandner 766 AUT 3 Wildcard rider KTM +1 Lap
19 Morgan Lesiardo 44 ITA 2 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +1 Lap
20 Alex Dimitrov 136 BUL 1 iFly JK Racing Yamaha +2 Laps
Sunny / 29
Saturday 25 Aug 2018, 14:45 UTC
  • Track Condition: Hard Pack
  • Air Temp: 29°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Thomas Covington 64 USA Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna 25:08.671
2 Jorge Prado Garcia 61 SPA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +2.615
3 Pauls Jonass 1 LAT Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +4.281
4 Thomas Kjer Olsen 19 DEN Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +10.340
5 Calvin Vlaanderen 10 NDL Team HRC – MX2 Honda +18.398
6 Hunter Lawrence 96 AUS Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +25.301
7 Anthony Rodriguez 127 VEN Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha +39.556
8 Marshal Weltin 56 USA F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +43.879
9 Stephen Rubini 118 FRA KTM Silver Action KTM +45.777
10 Maxime Renaux 959 FRA Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha +50.288
11 Brent Van Doninck 172 BEL Team DIGA-Procross Husqvarna +52.407
12 Ben Watson 919 GBR Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha +54.945
13 Richard Sikyna 102 SLK JD 191 KTM Racing Team KTM +57.921
14 Samuele Bernardini 321 ITA TM Racing Factory Team TM +58.708
15 Michael Sandner 766 AUT Wildcard rider KTM +1:22.617
16 Tom Koch 226 GER KTM Sarholz Racing Team KTM +1:33.424
17 Morgan Lesiardo 44 ITA Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +1:37.289
18 Micha-Boy De Waal 95 NDL Vamo Racing Team Honda +1:38.350
19 Henry Jacobi 29 GER STC Racing Husqvarna +1:41.461
20 Hardi Roosiorg 75 EST Sahkar KTM Racing KTM +1:47.558
21 Oriol Casas Cervera 312 SPA Vamo Racing Team Honda +2:07.557
Rider Standings
Sunday, 26 Aug 2018 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Jorge PRADO GARCIA 61 SPA 739 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
2 Pauls JONASS 1 LAT 709 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
3 Thomas KJER OLSEN 19 DEN 555 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna
4 Ben WATSON 919 GBR 515 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha
5 Thomas COVINGTON 64 USA 480 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna
6 Calvin VLAANDEREN 10 NDL 462 Team HRC – MX2 Honda
7 Jago GEERTS 193 BEL 346 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha
8 Michele CERVELLIN 747 ITA 314 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha
9 Henry JACOBI 29 GER 278 STC Racing Husqvarna
10 Hunter LAWRENCE 96 AUS 267 Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda
11 Davy POOTJES 46 NDL 218 LRT KTM KTM
12 Jed BEATON 14 AUS 216 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki
13 Conrad MEWSE 426 GBR 200 Hitachi KTM UK KTM
14 Adam STERRY 811 GBR 189 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki
15 Iker LARRANAGA OLANO 66 SPA 185 Team DIGA-Procross Husqvarna
16 Brent VAN DONINCK 172 BEL 179 Team DIGA-Procross Husqvarna
17 Anthony RODRIGUEZ 127 VEN 160 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha
18 Samuele BERNARDINI 321 ITA 152 TM Racing Factory Team TM
19 Bas VAESSEN 98 NDL 148 Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda
20 Vsevolod BRYLYAKOV 18 RUS 127 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha
21 Simone FURLOTTI 95 ITA 111 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha
22 Marshal WELTIN 56 USA 107 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki
23 Stephen RUBINI 118 FRA 97 KTM Silver Action KTM
24 Ruben FERNANDEZ 70 SPA 77 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki
25 Darian SANAYEI 57 USA 68 Bike It DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki
26 Micha-Boy DE WAAL 95 NDL 62 Vamo Racing Team Honda
27 Hardi ROOSIORG 75 EST 48 Sahkar KTM Racing KTM
28 Tom KOCH 226 GER 45 KTM Sarholz Racing Team KTM
29 Richard SIKYNA 102 SLK 42 JD 191 KTM Racing Team KTM
30 Alvin OSTLUND 161 SWE 40 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha
31 Maxime RENAUX 959 FRA 34 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha
32 Morgan LESIARDO 44 ITA 34 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM
33 Muhammad DELVINTOR ALFARIZI 325 IDN 28 Wildcard rider Husqvarna
34 Zachary PICHON 101 FRA 25 KTM Rocket Junior’s KTM
35 Diva Ismayana TJAHJADI 206 IDN 24 Wildcard rider Husqvarna
36 David HERBRETEAU 338 FRA 22 Team VHR KTM
37 Hilman MAKSUM 204 IDN 20 Wildcard rider Husqvarna
38 Mathys BOISRAME 172 FRA 19 Team Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda
39 Anton GOLE 297 SWE 19 iFly JK Racing Yamaha
40 Gustavo PESSOA 891 BRA 18 Bike It DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki
41 Michael SANDNER 766 AUT 15 Wildcard rider KTM
42 Jy ROBERTS 114 AUS 15 Wildcard rider Husqvarna
43 Roland EDELBACHER 109 AUT 14 Wildcard rider KTM
44 Josh GILBERT 326 GBR 11 Wildcard rider Honda
45 Jorge ZARAGOZA 199 SPA 8 Team Ausio Yamaha Yamalube Maxxis Yamaha
46 Yosua PATTIPI 281 IDN 8 Wildcard rider Husqvarna
47 Oriol CASAS CERVERA 312 SPA 7 Vamo Racing Team Honda
48 Dylan WALSH 53 GBR 6 Team DIGA-Procross Husqvarna
49 Adrien MALAVAL 52 FRA 6 Team VHR KTM
50 Nicola BERTUZZI 26 ITA 6 KTM Silver Action KTM
51 Enzo TORIANI 783 FRA 3 E2T Racing Team Husqvarna
52 Anthony BOURDON 945 FRA 3 Wildcard rider Husqvarna
53 Alex DIMITROV 136 BUL 3 iFly JK Racing Yamaha
54 Martin KRC 377 CZE 3 STC Racing Husqvarna
55 Andrea ZANOTTI 931 RSM 2 Wildcard rider Husqvarna
56 Sander AGARD-MICHELSEN 129 NOR 1 Wildcard rider Yamaha
57 Kim SAVASTE 485 FIN 1 Wildcard rider Kawasaki
58 Edoardo BERSANELLI 267 ITA 1 Wildcard rider Yamaha
59 Natanael BRES 43 FRA 1 LRT KTM KTM