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.

The MX2 class saw Honda 114 Motorsports Mitch Evans continued his on-form results, battling his way through the pack in both races to secure fourth overall and 32 valuable championship points. Teammate Zach Pichon had his best MX2 result of the season, finishing in 12th overall. The Frenchman worked hard during the qualifying sessions to find the best bike setup and was very happy with his performance at his home GP.

Mitchell Evans

Mitchell Evans 43

I had a great weekend here in France. I felt really good in timed practice and qualified in third, which is the best this year - and then finished fourth in the qualifying race.

I struggled with tyre spin on the start-gate in race one, so I had to come from a long way back. I made my way up to seventh in the first moto, but made a lot of passes on the first lap in race two. I tried to get up to third, but couldn’t get it done, so had to settle for fourth.

It felt great to be on a French team in France. Even some of the crowd were cheering for me. It felt like a home GP and that was so cool.

I’m happy with fourth overall. It was a good weekend. My speed is good and I’m happy with my riding and looking forward to Russia.

Team Honda 114 Motorsports
Zachary Pichon

Zachary Pichon 101

This was a great weekend for me when compared to the previous rounds. I had two goods starts and in the first motto I was third into the first corner and managed to stay in the top ten. Then I stalled the bike and lost a lot of time and finished there race in eleventh, but that’s my best result ever, so that was great.

Then in the second moto I was in 12th place for a long time, but I felt really tired on the last few laps and had some pain in my shoulder and the track was really rough. It took some time for me to find the best setup, but eventually we found it and I felt really good on my bike.

I’m happy with my 12th overall result. That’s pretty good for me and again I’m really happy.

Team Honda 114 Motorsports
GP of France

St-Jean d’Angely, France

MX2 2019, Round 7

Sunny / 21
Sunday 26 May 2019, 14:54 UTC
  • Track Condition: Hard Pack
  • Air Temp: 21°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 34:50.867
2 Jago Geerts 193 BEL 22 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha +2.577
3 Ben Watson 919 GBR 20 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha +7.483
4 Mitchell Evans 43 AUS 18 Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +18.663
5 Thomas Kjer Olsen 19 DEN 16 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +26.028
6 Adam Sterry 811 GBR 15 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +31.109
7 Bas Vaessen 98 NDL 14 Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM +35.035
8 Davy Pootjes 46 NDL 13 Team DIGA-Procross Husqvarna +36.741
9 Maxime Renaux 959 FRA 12 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha +37.722
10 Brian Strubhart Moreau 225 FRA 11 BUD Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki +46.144
11 Michele Cervellin 747 ITA 10 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha +48.884
12 Jan Pancar 253 SLO 9 Wildcard rider Yamaha +58.026
13 Darian Sanayei 57 USA 8 Bike It DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +1:00.428
14 Mitchell Harrison 35 USA 7 BUD Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki +1:03.549
15 Zachary Pichon 101 FRA 6 Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +1:05.112
16 Richard Sikyna 102 SLK 5 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM +1:05.475
17 Henry Jacobi 29 GER 4 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +1:12.785
18 Alvin Ostlund 161 SWE 3 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna +1:14.025
19 Morgan Lesiardo 44 ITA 2 KTM Racestore MX2 Max Bart KTM +1:15.031
20 Kim Savaste 485 FIN 1 Wildcard rider KTM +1:16.511
Sunny / 21
Sunday 26 May 2019, 11:57 UTC
  • Track Condition: Hard Pack
  • Air Temp: 21°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Jago Geerts 193 BEL 25 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha 34:36.015
2 Jorge Prado Garcia 61 SPA 22 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +1.447
3 Thomas Kjer Olsen 19 DEN 20 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +33.708
4 Tom Vialle 28 FRA 18 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +45.240
5 Davy Pootjes 46 NDL 16 Team DIGA-Procross Husqvarna +56.679
6 Adam Sterry 811 GBR 15 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +59.098
7 Mitchell Evans 43 AUS 14 Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +1:00.865
8 Henry Jacobi 29 GER 13 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +1:08.778
9 Mathys Boisrame 172 FRA 12 Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda +1:09.938
10 Darian Sanayei 57 USA 11 Bike It DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +1:17.543
11 Zachary Pichon 101 FRA 10 Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +1:22.280
12 Ben Watson 919 GBR 9 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha +1:23.999
13 Dylan Walsh 53 GBR 8 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna +1:27.043
14 Morgan Lesiardo 44 ITA 7 KTM Racestore MX2 Max Bart KTM +1:27.674
15 Bas Vaessen 98 NDL 6 Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM +1:40.602
16 Alvin Ostlund 161 SWE 5 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna +1:42.332
17 Richard Sikyna 102 SLK 4 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM +1:44.175
18 Enzo Toriani 783 FRA 3 E2T Racing Team Husqvarna +1:51.370
19 Gustavo Pessoa 56 BRA 2 Bike It DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +1:53.356
20 Jan Pancar 253 SLO 1 Wildcard rider Yamaha +1:53.812
Sunny / 20
Saturday 25 May 2019, 17:36 UTC
  • Track Condition: Hard Pack
  • Air Temp: 20°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Jorge Prado Garcia 61 SPA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 25:07.757
2 Jago Geerts 193 BEL Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha +3.054
3 Henry Jacobi 29 GER F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +13.557
4 Mitchell Evans 43 AUS Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +15.267
5 Tom Vialle 28 FRA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +17.689
6 Thomas Kjer Olsen 19 DEN Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +20.525
7 Michele Cervellin 747 ITA Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha +27.484
8 Ben Watson 919 GBR Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha +28.354
9 Brian Strubhart Moreau 225 FRA BUD Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki +29.628
10 Maxime Renaux 959 FRA Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha +30.908
11 Adam Sterry 811 GBR F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +42.258
12 Davy Pootjes 46 NDL Team DIGA-Procross Husqvarna +46.920
13 Bas Vaessen 98 NDL Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM +52.505
14 Mitchell Harrison 35 USA BUD Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki +53.727
15 Brent Van Doninck 32 BEL Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda +54.719
16 Alvin Ostlund 161 SWE REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna +1:01.719
17 Mathys Boisrame 172 FRA Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda +1:08.541
18 Darian Sanayei 57 USA Bike It DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +1:08.987
19 Jan Pancar 253 SLO Wildcard rider Yamaha +1:10.642
20 Enzo Toriani 783 FRA E2T Racing Team Husqvarna +1:11.412
Rider Standings
Sunday, 26 May 2019 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Jorge PRADO GARCIA 61 SPA 297 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
2 Thomas KJER OLSEN 19 DEN 283 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna
3 Jago GEERTS 193 BEL 217 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha
4 Henry JACOBI 29 GER 210 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki
5 Mitchell EVANS 43 AUS 187 Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda
6 Ben WATSON 919 GBR 184 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha
7 Tom VIALLE 28 FRA 182 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
8 Davy POOTJES 46 NDL 157 Team DIGA-Procross Husqvarna
9 Adam STERRY 811 GBR 157 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki
10 Bas VAESSEN 98 NDL 125 Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM
11 Calvin VLAANDEREN 10 NDL 122 Team HRC – MX2 Honda
12 Michele CERVELLIN 747 ITA 102 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha
13 Mathys BOISRAME 172 FRA 90 Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda
14 Maxime RENAUX 959 FRA 88 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha
15 Jed BEATON 14 AUS 87 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna
16 Alvin OSTLUND 161 SWE 71 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna
17 Dylan WALSH 53 GBR 59 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna
18 Brent VAN DONINCK 32 BEL 55 Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda
19 Darian SANAYEI 57 USA 52 Bike It DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki
20 Conrad MEWSE 426 GBR 40 Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM
21 Iker LARRANAGA OLANO 66 SPA 39 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM
22 Brian STRUBHART MOREAU 225 FRA 36 BUD Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki
23 Richard SIKYNA 102 SLK 36 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM
24 Mitchell HARRISON 35 USA 29 BUD Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki
25 Morgan LESIARDO 44 ITA 26 KTM Racestore MX2 Max Bart KTM
26 Roan VAN DE MOOSDIJK 39 NDL 23 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki
27 Alberto FORATO 303 ITA 23 Wildcard rider Husqvarna
28 Zachary PICHON 101 FRA 21 Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda
29 Gustavo PESSOA 56 BRA 20 Bike It DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki
30 Michael SANDNER 766 AUT 17 Wildcard rider KTM
31 Andrea ZANOTTI 931 RSM 15 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM
32 Jan PANCAR 253 SLO 10 Wildcard rider Yamaha
33 Mikkel HAARUP 11 DEN 10 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna
34 Hardi ROOSIORG 75 EST 7 WZ-Racing KTM
35 Joakin FURBETTA 275 ITA 6 Wildcard rider Husqvarna
36 Filippo ZONTA 200 ITA 5 Team Martin Racing Honda Honda
37 Enzo TORIANI 783 FRA 3 E2T Racing Team Husqvarna
38 Alexander BROWN 141 GBR 1 Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM
39 Kim SAVASTE 485 FIN 1 Wildcard rider KTM
40 Petr POLAK 313 CZE 1 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM