Stephen Rubini was the standout rider in the Honda MX2 contingent as he posted seven-five results for sixth overall.

The French rider is improving every round and had his best points tally of the season with 30 points, which moved upto 13th in the championship. Team Honda Assomotor teammate Alvin Ostlund had a pair of consistent 14th places while Honda 114 Motorsports’ Bailey Malkiewicz had his best start of the season which allowed him to run up front with the top guys for a good portion of the first moto.

The third of the triple-headers in Faenza, is on Sunday 13th September for what should be another hot day of racing in the Emilia Romagna region of Italy.

Gordon Crockard

Gordon Crockard

Honda Off Road Racing Manager

Wednesday racing is still unusual and a betting man would place his money on the results being similar to that of Sunday just three days ago. Same venue, same track, same riders on the same bikes, one might ask why the results would be any different?? But yet we are experiencing very different race results. A mix of good starts versus bad starts seem to be the main reason for the variation of results. Of course some incidents and crashes are a big factor too, but that is all part of success and failure that the teams and riders face as a challenge to overcome. All our MX2 boys had worthy highlights too, but merely looking at the results sheets doesn’t show that. I think Rubini deserves a tip of the hat for his well placed fifth in race two. His upward progress is gaining momentum well.
An awesome start by Bailey Malkiewicz in race one allowed him to battle at the front and that is how you get to learn fast. Nathan Crawford needs some luck to fall his way, as his effort is not reflecting his results. And Alvin is something of the same.
On to the next one in a few days again.

Honda Motor
GP of Città di Faenza (ITA)

Faenza, Italy

MX2 2020, Round 7

Sunny / 29
Wednesday 9 Sep 2020, 18:05 UTC
  • Track Condition: Hard Pack
  • Air Temp: 29°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Tom Vialle 28 FRA 25 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 35:25.198
2 Maxime Renaux 959 FRA 22 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha +0:02.327
3 Jago Geerts 193 BEL 20 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2 Team Yamaha +0:04.570
4 Thomas Kjer Olsen 19 DEN 18 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +0:21.659
5 Mathys Boisrame 172 FRA 16 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +0:28.291
6 Mattia Guadagnini 101 ITA 15 Wildcard rider Husqvarna +0:28.668
7 Stephen Rubini 118 FRA 14 Honda Racing Assomotor Honda +0:36.988
8 Ruben Fernandez 70 SPA 13 SDM Racing Yamaha +0:38.234
9 Ben Watson 919 GBR 12 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2 Team Yamaha +0:39.327
10 Conrad Mewse 426 GBR 11 Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM +0:51.162
11 Morgan Lesiardo 44 ITA 10 Ghidinelli Racing Team KTM +1:00.341
12 Jed Beaton 14 AUS 9 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:01.011
13 GIanmarco Cenerelli 209 ITA 8 Wildcard rider Husqvarna +1:02.279
14 Alvin Ostlund 161 SWE 7 Honda Racing Assomotor Honda +1:06.141
15 Bailey Malkiewicz 47 AUS 6 Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +1:17.545
16 Jan Pancar 253 SLO 5 KTM Racestore MX2 Max Bart KTM +1:24.709
17 Nathan Crawford 199 AUS 4 Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +1:29.262
18 Richard Sikyna 102 SLK 3 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM +1:34.912
19 Josh Gilbert 326 GBR 2 PAR Homes RFX Husqvarna Husqvarna +1:39.840
20 Kevin Horgmo 240 NOR 1 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +1:46.354
Sunny / 29
Wednesday 9 Sep 2020, 13:55 UTC
  • Track Condition: Hard Pack
  • Air Temp: 29°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Tom Vialle 28 FRA 25 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 34:23.246
2 Jed Beaton 14 AUS 22 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +0:06.470
3 Thomas Kjer Olsen 19 DEN 20 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +0:09.420
4 Maxime Renaux 959 FRA 18 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha +0:29.500
5 Stephen Rubini 118 FRA 16 Honda Racing Assomotor Honda +0:31.200
6 Conrad Mewse 426 GBR 15 Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM +0:32.208
7 Ruben Fernandez 70 SPA 14 SDM Racing Yamaha +0:37.841
8 Mattia Guadagnini 101 ITA 13 Wildcard rider Husqvarna +0:42.166
9 Jago Geerts 193 BEL 12 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2 Team Yamaha +0:47.968
10 Jan Pancar 253 SLO 11 KTM Racestore MX2 Max Bart KTM +0:49.582
11 Ben Watson 919 GBR 10 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2 Team Yamaha +0:55.070
12 Josh Gilbert 326 GBR 9 PAR Homes RFX Husqvarna Husqvarna +0:57.572
13 Roan Van De Moosdijk 39 NDL 8 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +1:01.061
14 Alvin Ostlund 161 SWE 7 Honda Racing Assomotor Honda +1:04.231
15 Richard Sikyna 102 SLK 6 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM +1:20.903
16 GIanmarco Cenerelli 209 ITA 5 Wildcard rider Husqvarna +1:25.044
17 Kevin Horgmo 240 NOR 4 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +1:26.060
18 Nathan Renkens 83 BEL 3 NR83 KTM +1:26.403
19 Enzo Toriani 783 FRA 2 E2T Racing Team Husqvarna +1:30.848
20 Bailey Malkiewicz 47 AUS 1 Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +1:32.623
Sunny / 29
Wednesday 9 Sep 2020, 09:41 UTC
  • Track Condition: Hard Pack
  • Air Temp: 29°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Roan Van De Moosdijk 39 NDL F&H Racing Team Kawasaki 1:54.635
2 Maxime Renaux 959 FRA Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha +0:00.089
3 Mikkel Haarup 11 DEN F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +0:00.421
4 Jed Beaton 14 AUS Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +0:00.568
5 Jago Geerts 193 BEL Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2 Team Yamaha +0:00.654
6 Conrad Mewse 426 GBR Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM +0:00.759
7 Mathys Boisrame 172 FRA F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +0:01.098
8 Mattia Guadagnini 101 ITA Wildcard rider Husqvarna +0:01.117
9 Simon Laengenfelder 516 GER Diga Procross GasGas Factory Juniors Gas Gas +0:01.668
10 Stephen Rubini 118 FRA Honda Racing Assomotor Honda +0:01.787
11 Tom Vialle 28 FRA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +0:01.792
12 Ben Watson 919 GBR Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2 Team Yamaha +0:02.069
13 Thomas Kjer Olsen 19 DEN Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +0:02.917
14 Morgan Lesiardo 44 ITA Ghidinelli Racing Team KTM +0:02.920
15 Kevin Horgmo 240 NOR Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +0:03.351
16 Bailey Malkiewicz 47 AUS Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +0:03.578
17 Jan Pancar 253 SLO KTM Racestore MX2 Max Bart KTM +0:03.693
18 Alvin Ostlund 161 SWE Honda Racing Assomotor Honda +0:03.740
19 Nathan Crawford 199 AUS Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +0:03.868
20 Matias Vesterinen FIN Wildcard rider KTM +0:04.080
Rider Standings
Wednesday, 9 Sep 2020 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Tom VIALLE 28 FRA 307 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
2 Jago GEERTS 193 BEL 286 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2 Team Yamaha
3 Maxime RENAUX 959 FRA 236 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha
4 Jed BEATON 14 AUS 209 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna
5 Mathys BOISRAME 172 FRA 182 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki
6 Roan VAN DE MOOSDIJK 39 NDL 177 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki
7 Ben WATSON 919 GBR 161 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2 Team Yamaha
8 Thomas KJER OLSEN 19 DEN 153 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna
9 Conrad MEWSE 426 GBR 141 Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM
10 Ruben FERNANDEZ 70 SPA 130 SDM Racing Yamaha
11 Mikkel HAARUP 11 DEN 105 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki
12 Alvin OSTLUND 161 SWE 98 Honda Racing Assomotor Honda
13 Stephen RUBINI 118 FRA 92 Honda Racing Assomotor Honda
14 Rene HOFER 711 AUT 73 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
15 Nathan CRAWFORD 199 AUS 72 Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda
16 Alberto FORATO 303 ITA 66 Team Maddii Racing Husqvarna Husqvarna
17 Mattia GUADAGNINI 101 ITA 62 Wildcard rider Husqvarna
18 Simon LAENGENFELDER 516 GER 59 Diga Procross GasGas Factory Juniors Gas Gas
19 Josh GILBERT 326 GBR 54 PAR Homes RFX Husqvarna Husqvarna
20 Jan PANCAR 253 SLO 49 KTM Racestore MX2 Max Bart KTM
21 Richard SIKYNA 102 SLK 45 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM
22 Cyril GENOT 105 BEL 41 iXS MXGP Team Yamaha
23 Bas VAESSEN 98 NDL 35 Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM
24 Jeremy SYDOW 104 GER 35 Diga Procross GasGas Factory Juniors Gas Gas
25 Bailey MALKIEWICZ 47 AUS 34 Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda
26 Hardi ROOSIORG 75 EST 33 Sahkar KTM Racing KTM
27 Morgan LESIARDO 44 ITA 31 Ghidinelli Racing Team KTM
28 Mitchell HARRISON 12 USA 22 BUD Racing Kawasaki Kawasaki
29 Kevin HORGMO 240 NOR 21 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM
30 GIanmarco CENERELLI 209 ITA 21 Wildcard rider Husqvarna
31 Petr POLAK 313 CZE 16 iXS MXGP Team Yamaha
32 Nathan RENKENS 83 BEL 12 NR83 KTM
33 Jakub TERESAK 224 CZE 8 Privateer KTM
34 Wilson TODD 20 AUS 8 DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki
35 Enzo TORIANI 783 FRA 6 E2T Racing Team Husqvarna
36 Roland EDELBACHER 109 AUT 5 A1M Husqvarna Husqvarna
37 Johannes NERMAN 258 EST 3 Wildcard rider Husqvarna
38 Joakin FURBETTA 275 ITA 3 KTM Beddini MX2 KTM
39 Jere HAAVISTO 142 FIN 2 JK Racing Yamaha Yamaha