Team HRC’s Tim Gajser won his sixth moto and third overall in a row at the MXGP of Russia, which was also good enough to see him handed the red plate and the championship lead after eight rounds of this 2019 world motocross season. Stephen Rubini also leaves Russia with a red plate as the Team Assomotor rider went three-one in the EMX250 class, taking over leadership of the series by two points at the halfway point in the championship. In the MX2 class, Team Honda 114 Motorsports’ Mitchell Evans placed sixth overall after a hard-fought fifth in race one but he couldn’t quite match that in race two and had to settle for 10th.

The Orlyonok track was a difficult test for all riders with the hard pack surface turning to ice when watered to stop the dust. The soaring temperatures also made it difficult for the riders but Australian Evans was troubled too much as he charged through the pack in race two. Unfortunately he could only work his way up to 10th but it was still a strong overall showing and his two results leave him right in the midst of a battle for top five in the MX2 championship. Team Assomotor’s Mathys Boisrame was also on the verge of breaking into the top 10 in both races, ending up with 11-12 results as he is slowly finding consistency in this highly changeable class.

Gordon Crockard

Gordon Crockard

Honda Europe Off-Road Manager

It was great to see two Honda riders, Tim Gajser and Stephen Rubini leave Russia with red plates in their respective championships. Both riders have had a remarkable turnaround in the past couple of rounds and it shows both their speed and their mental strength for them now to be leading their series’.

Unfortunately Mitch Evans and Mathys Boisrame had bad starts to their second MX2 races otherwise I feel they both could have been well inside the top 10, which could have potentially given Mitch another podium spot. Still, it was good to see them fight through the pack and battle for every point on a track that is notoriously difficult to pass on.

Honda Motor Europe
GP of Russia

Orlyonok, Russia

MX2 2019, Round 8

Sunny / 31
Sunday 9 Jun 2019, 13:48 UTC
  • Track Condition: Hard Pack
  • Air Temp: 31°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 34:12.435
2 Thomas Kjer Olsen 19 DEN 22 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +4.649
3 Jago Geerts 193 BEL 20 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha +05.320
4 Michele Cervellin 747 ITA 18 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha +26.085
5 Tom Vialle 28 FRA 16 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +27.956
6 Ben Watson 919 GBR 15 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha +33.047
7 Jed Beaton 14 AUS 14 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +37.728
8 Henry Jacobi 29 GER 13 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +46.019
9 Maxime Renaux 959 FRA 12 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha +47.226
10 Mitchell Evans 43 AUS 11 Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +48.668
11 Iker Larranaga Olano 66 SPA 10 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +57.685
12 Mathys Boisrame 172 FRA 9 Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda +58.295
13 Dylan Walsh 53 GBR 8 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna +1:01.520
14 Brent Van Doninck 32 BEL 7 Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda +1:03.676
15 Richard Sikyna 102 SLK 6 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM +1:09.257
16 Adam Sterry 811 GBR 5 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +1:20.869
17 Alvin Ostlund 161 SWE 4 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna +1:22.841
18 Darian Sanayei 57 USA 3 Bike It DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +1:24.088
19 Mitchell Harrison 35 USA 2 BUD Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki +1:24.969
20 Brian Strubhart Moreau 225 FRA 1 BUD Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki +1:27.337
Sunny / 31
Sunday 9 Jun 2019, 10:53 UTC
  • Track Condition: Hard Pack
  • Air Temp: 31°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 34:13.145
2 Thomas Kjer Olsen 19 DEN 22 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1.249
3 Jago Geerts 193 BEL 20 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha +2.784
4 Tom Vialle 28 FRA 18 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +16.702
5 Mitchell Evans 43 AUS 16 Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +27.598
6 Darian Sanayei 57 USA 15 Bike It DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +31.130
7 Maxime Renaux 959 FRA 14 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha +33.148
8 Henry Jacobi 29 GER 13 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +33.845
9 Michele Cervellin 747 ITA 12 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha +33.945
10 Ben Watson 919 GBR 11 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha +38.485
11 Mathys Boisrame 172 FRA 10 Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda +48.423
12 Jed Beaton 14 AUS 9 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +50.438
13 Brent Van Doninck 32 BEL 8 Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda +52.246
14 Adam Sterry 811 GBR 7 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +54.326
15 Alvin Ostlund 161 SWE 6 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna +54.829
16 Richard Sikyna 102 SLK 5 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM +55.579
17 Dylan Walsh 53 GBR 4 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna +1:07.140
18 Mitchell Harrison 35 USA 3 BUD Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki +1:09.060
19 Brian Strubhart Moreau 225 FRA 2 BUD Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki +1:11.511
20 Hardi Roosiorg 75 EST 1 WZ-Racing KTM +1:20.390
Sunny / 30
Saturday 8 Jun 2019, 14:25 UTC
  • Track Condition: Hard Pack
  • Air Temp: 30°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Jorge Prado Garcia 61 SPA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 23:33.278
2 Thomas Kjer Olsen 19 DEN Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +9.086
3 Jago Geerts 193 BEL Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha +20.662
4 Mitchell Evans 43 AUS Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +25.820
5 Michele Cervellin 747 ITA Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha +31.700
6 Tom Vialle 28 FRA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +34.378
7 Mathys Boisrame 172 FRA Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda +41.274
8 Darian Sanayei 57 USA Bike It DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +42.056
9 Jed Beaton 14 AUS Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +42.340
10 Henry Jacobi 29 GER F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +43.477
11 Bas Vaessen 98 NDL Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM +43.897
12 Iker Larranaga Olano 66 SPA Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +50.665
13 Brian Strubhart Moreau 225 FRA BUD Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki +52.231
14 Zachary Pichon 101 FRA Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +53.563
15 Alvin Ostlund 161 SWE REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna +57.155
16 Adam Sterry 811 GBR F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +59.913
17 Richard Sikyna 102 SLK JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM +1:01.346
18 Dylan Walsh 53 GBR REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna +1:06.444
19 Mitchell Harrison 35 USA BUD Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki +1:07.392
20 Gustavo Pessoa 56 BRA Bike It DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +1:11.890
Rider Standings
Sunday, 9 Jun 2019 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Jorge PRADO GARCIA 61 SPA 347 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
2 Thomas KJER OLSEN 19 DEN 327 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna
3 Jago GEERTS 193 BEL 257 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha
4 Henry JACOBI 29 GER 236 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki
5 Tom VIALLE 28 FRA 216 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
6 Mitchell EVANS 43 AUS 214 Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda
7 Ben WATSON 919 GBR 210 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha
8 Adam STERRY 811 GBR 169 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki
9 Davy POOTJES 46 NDL 157 Team DIGA-Procross Husqvarna
10 Michele CERVELLIN 747 ITA 132 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha
11 Bas VAESSEN 98 NDL 125 Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM
12 Calvin VLAANDEREN 10 NDL 122 Team HRC – MX2 Honda
13 Maxime RENAUX 959 FRA 114 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha
14 Jed BEATON 14 AUS 110 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna
15 Mathys BOISRAME 172 FRA 109 Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda
16 Alvin OSTLUND 161 SWE 81 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna
17 Dylan WALSH 53 GBR 71 REVO Husqvarna UK Husqvarna
18 Brent VAN DONINCK 32 BEL 70 Honda RedMoto Assomotor Honda
19 Darian SANAYEI 57 USA 70 Bike It DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki
20 Iker LARRANAGA OLANO 66 SPA 49 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM
21 Richard SIKYNA 102 SLK 47 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM
22 Conrad MEWSE 426 GBR 40 Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM
23 Brian STRUBHART MOREAU 225 FRA 39 BUD Racing Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki
24 Mitchell HARRISON 35 USA 34 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 8 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