Another glorious weekend of sunshine and great racing took place at Frauenfeld in Switzerland, with Mathys Boisrame, Steven Clarke and Hunter Lawrence proving once again that they are highly competitive in their respective classes. After a thunderstorm on Friday night, the track rutted up quite nicely, making things very difficult for all the riders but with another excellent Swiss crowd watching, Boisrame took the win in the EMX250 series while Lawrence returned to the podium to once again. Steven Clarke also joined Boisrame on the podium as the Honda CRF250R showed its strength by going first and second in this extremely competitive class.

In the MX2 class, it was good to see Team Honda 114 Motorsports’ Hunter Lawrence returning to the podium, with was his best performance since his mid-season injury problems. After a hard-fought fifth in the first moto, Lawrence got a much better start in race two and was able to work his way to the front much quicker which resulted a third place in the moto and third place overall. After an injury-hit campaign, it was a good showing from the Australian rider and one that he will hopefully build upon in the remaining four rounds. An electrical problem in the first moto caused Team HRC’s Calvin Vlaanderen to abandon any hope of continuing his good points-scoring form, but he regrouped for race two and put in a strong ride for a fourth place finish. Bas Vaessen also put some first moto problems behind him to finish 12th in race two and will head to Bulgaria for next weekend’s MXGP looking to get back the consistency that he seemed to have found in Lommel.

After a weekend off last weekend, the series now heads straight to Bulgaria, where the impressive Sevlievo circuit makes it return to world championship action. An old school facility set in the hills of central Bulgaria, this hard-pack track should once again provide another different test for the all the riders, but after this weekend’s results, they should head there with renewed confidence and the excitement of another opportunity to put in a good result.

Hunter Lawrence

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Yea it was a good weekend right from the start when I set the fastest lap in free practice. I also led the qualification race for a few laps which was cool and nice to be out front again. Then in the first moto, I didn’t get a great start, coming around the second turn in about 12th position, but I worked my way through to fifth, however by that time the front guys were gone and I couldn’t catch them. The second moto had a bit of a better start and like the first race I went to work right away and made as many passes as I could. I found myself behind Vlaanderen for a good amount of the moto, but eventually made a pass on him to get third. This was good enough to land myself on the podium which I’m really happy about. A five-three isn’t too bad, especially as this is probably the first race that I’m feeling close to 100%. It’s good to be back!

Team Honda 114 Motorsports
Calvin Vlaanderen

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We’re obviously a bit disappointed with how this weekend turned out to be; we were hoping for two good results but we are leaving with just one. I was riding well and had a good feeling, but the small issue on the bike compromised our race. No one to blame for this, it just happens in racing. We stayed focused and our race two start was good. I lacked a little bit fitness-wise in the last few minutes, but I’m still happy with fourth place.

Team HRC – MX2
Gordon Crockard

Gordon Crockard

Honda Europe Off-Road Manager

In addition to that great display in EMX, we also had a podium in MX2 with Hunter Lawrence. He really showed his class over the entire weekend, with fastest times in some sessions and also second place in the qualification race, after leading a good portion of the moto until a small mistake cost him the win. It was good to see him back on the box. Calvin Vlaanderen had a problem in race one, but then demonstrated in race two that he was strong and had a fourth place finish. All this meant it was a really good weekend for the CRF250R in EMX and MX2.
I think we showed great speed and great performances from the bike in all of the categories and I really enjoyed seeing podium finishes from Mathys Boisrame, Steven Clarke and Hunter Lawrence. I’m really happy and looking forward to this confidence carrying through to next weekend in Bulgaria.

Honda Motor Europe
GP of Switzerland

Frauenfeld-Gachnang, Switzerland

MX2 2018, Round 16

Sunny / 30
Sunday 19 Aug 2018, 14:52 UTC
  • Track Condition: Rutted
  • Air Temp: 30°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 35:10.156
2 Pauls Jonass 1 LAT 22 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +4.721
3 Hunter Lawrence 96 AUS 20 Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +10.128
4 Calvin Vlaanderen 10 NDL 18 Team HRC – MX2 Honda +15.833
5 Thomas Kjer Olsen 19 DEN 16 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +18.773
6 Thomas Covington 64 USA 15 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +20.291
7 Ben Watson 919 GBR 14 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha +26.271
8 Anthony Rodriguez 127 VEN 13 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha +49.115
9 Marshal Weltin 56 USA 12 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +51.889
10 Michele Cervellin 747 ITA 11 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha +52.247
11 Brent Van Doninck 172 BEL 10 Team DIGA-Procross Husqvarna +1:09.884
12 Bas Vaessen 98 NDL 9 Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +1:14.380
13 Henry Jacobi 29 GER 8 STC Racing Husqvarna +1:17.431
14 Gustavo Pessoa 891 BRA 7 Bike It DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +1:22.874
15 Samuele Bernardini 321 ITA 6 TM Racing Factory Team TM +1:49.083
16 Richard Sikyna 102 SLK 5 JD 191 KTM Racing Team KTM +1:52.002
17 Anton Gole 297 SWE 4 iFly JK Racing Yamaha +2:08.954
18 Hardi Roosiorg 75 EST 3 Sahkar KTM Racing KTM +1 Lap
19 Morgan Lesiardo 44 ITA 2 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +1 Lap
20 Micha-Boy De Waal 95 NDL 1 Vamo Racing Team Honda +1 Lap
Sunny / 30
Sunday 19 Aug 2018, 12:57 UTC
  • Track Condition: Rutted
  • Air Temp: 30°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Pauls Jonass 1 LAT 25 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 35:26.036
2 Jorge Prado Garcia 61 SPA 22 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +5.197
3 Thomas Covington 64 USA 20 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +12.769
4 Anthony Rodriguez 127 VEN 18 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha +16.499
5 Hunter Lawrence 96 AUS 16 Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +19.838
6 Ben Watson 919 GBR 15 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha +40.346
7 Stephen Rubini 118 FRA 14 KTM Silver Action KTM +56.347
8 Marshal Weltin 56 USA 13 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +59.004
9 Michele Cervellin 747 ITA 12 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha +1:03.162
10 Thomas Kjer Olsen 19 DEN 11 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:21.726
11 Samuele Bernardini 321 ITA 10 TM Racing Factory Team TM +1:24.030
12 Henry Jacobi 29 GER 9 STC Racing Husqvarna +1:24.663
13 Anton Gole 297 SWE 8 iFly JK Racing Yamaha +1:32.084
14 Simone Furlotti 95 ITA 7 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha +1:37.629
15 Adrien Malaval 52 FRA 6 Team VHR KTM +1:41.680
16 Brent Van Doninck 172 BEL 5 Team DIGA-Procross Husqvarna +1:42.870
17 Richard Sikyna 102 SLK 4 JD 191 KTM Racing Team KTM +2:04.663
18 Hardi Roosiorg 75 EST 3 Sahkar KTM Racing KTM +1 Lap
19 Tom Koch 226 GER 2 KTM Sarholz Racing Team KTM +1 Lap
20 Kim Savaste 485 FIN 1 Wildcard rider Kawasaki +1 Lap
Sunny / 28
Saturday 18 Aug 2018, 15:49 UTC
  • Track Condition: Rutted
  • Air Temp: 28°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Jorge Prado Garcia 61 SPA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 25:00.079
2 Hunter Lawrence 96 AUS Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +1.786
3 Thomas Covington 64 USA Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +8.532
4 Pauls Jonass 1 LAT Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +14.127
5 Thomas Kjer Olsen 19 DEN Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +19.061
6 Ben Watson 919 GBR Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha +25.074
7 Calvin Vlaanderen 10 NDL Team HRC – MX2 Honda +36.141
8 Michele Cervellin 747 ITA Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha +44.114
9 Stephen Rubini 118 FRA KTM Silver Action KTM +48.452
10 Marshal Weltin 56 USA F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +52.015
11 Anthony Rodriguez 127 VEN Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha +59.683
12 Bas Vaessen 98 NDL Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +1:02.190
13 Henry Jacobi 29 GER STC Racing Husqvarna +1:06.112
14 Micha-Boy De Waal 95 NDL Vamo Racing Team Honda +1:07.595
15 Gustavo Pessoa 891 BRA Bike It DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +1:14.779
16 Brent Van Doninck 172 BEL Team DIGA-Procross Husqvarna +1:18.978
17 Anton Gole 297 SWE iFly JK Racing Yamaha +1:24.610
18 Adrien Malaval 52 FRA Team VHR KTM +1:28.342
19 Simone Furlotti 95 ITA Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha +1:29.765
20 Morgan Lesiardo 44 ITA Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +1:34.319
Rider Standings
Sunday, 19 Aug 2018 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Jorge PRADO GARCIA 61 SPA 692 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
2 Pauls JONASS 1 LAT 664 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
3 Thomas KJER OLSEN 19 DEN 519 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna
4 Ben WATSON 919 GBR 482 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha
5 Calvin VLAANDEREN 10 NDL 462 Team HRC – MX2 Honda
6 Thomas COVINGTON 64 USA 452 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna
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 229 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 166 Team DIGA-Procross Husqvarna
17 Anthony RODRIGUEZ 127 VEN 138 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha
18 Samuele BERNARDINI 321 ITA 135 TM Racing Factory Team TM
19 Vsevolod BRYLYAKOV 18 RUS 127 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Yamaha
20 Bas VAESSEN 98 NDL 127 Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda
21 Simone FURLOTTI 95 ITA 101 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha
22 Stephen RUBINI 118 FRA 97 KTM Silver Action KTM
23 Marshal WELTIN 56 USA 79 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki
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 46 Vamo Racing Team Honda
27 Alvin OSTLUND 161 SWE 40 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha
28 Maxime RENAUX 959 FRA 34 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha
29 Hardi ROOSIORG 75 EST 34 Sahkar KTM Racing KTM
30 Richard SIKYNA 102 SLK 31 JD 191 KTM Racing Team KTM
31 Muhammad DELVINTOR ALFARIZI 325 IDN 28 Wildcard rider Husqvarna
32 Morgan LESIARDO 44 ITA 28 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM
33 Zachary PICHON 101 FRA 25 KTM Rocket Junior’s KTM
34 Diva Ismayana TJAHJADI 206 IDN 24 Wildcard rider Husqvarna
35 Tom KOCH 226 GER 24 KTM Sarholz Racing Team KTM
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 Jy ROBERTS 114 AUS 15 Wildcard rider Husqvarna
41 Roland EDELBACHER 109 AUT 14 Wildcard rider KTM
42 Josh GILBERT 326 GBR 11 Wildcard rider Honda
43 Jorge ZARAGOZA 199 SPA 8 Team Ausio Yamaha Yamalube Maxxis Yamaha
44 Yosua PATTIPI 281 IDN 8 Wildcard rider Husqvarna
45 Gustavo PESSOA 891 BRA 7 Bike It DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki
46 Adrien MALAVAL 52 FRA 6 Team VHR KTM
47 Dylan WALSH 53 GBR 6 Team DIGA-Procross Husqvarna
48 Nicola BERTUZZI 26 ITA 6 KTM Silver Action KTM
49 Enzo TORIANI 783 FRA 3 E2T Racing Team Husqvarna
50 Anthony BOURDON 945 FRA 3 Wildcard rider Husqvarna
51 Martin KRC 377 CZE 3 STC Racing Husqvarna
52 Andrea ZANOTTI 931 RSM 2 Wildcard rider Husqvarna
53 Sander AGARD-MICHELSEN 129 NOR 1 Wildcard rider Yamaha
54 Kim SAVASTE 485 FIN 1 Wildcard rider Kawasaki
55 Natanael BRES 43 FRA 1 LRT KTM KTM
56 Edoardo BERSANELLI 267 ITA 1 Wildcard rider Yamaha