Honda Racing Assomotor’s Stephen Rubini led home the CRF250Rs in Mantova with seventh overall and a continued improvement in the smaller capacity class. 

Race one saw Rubini lead the Honda charge, posting 12th on lap one, followed very closely by Honda 114 Motorsport’s Bailey Malkiewicz finding form on this rough and sandy track. The two CRF250R racers battled together for the whole moto, with Rubini coming home in eighth and Malkiewicz in 10th.

Race two saw Honda Racing Assomotor’s Alvin Östlund battling in fourth position until mid race. He finished the moto in a very credible seventh place, with 13th overall – his best single race result in 2020. Meanwhile Alvin’s teammate Stephen Rubini had a tough race, pushing through from fourteenth on lap one to ninth at the finish, giving him 7th overall and continued improvement in the MX2 class. 

Honda 114 Motorsport’s Bailey Malkiewicz struggled to find his race one performance with a poor start and eventually finish the moto in 23rd place. Bailey’s teammate Nathan Crawford had a tough day with poor starts and will be hoping for improvement at the next Mantova race this Wednesday. 

Stephen Rubini

Stephen Rubini 118

I have mixed feelings about the day. My qualifying wasn’t so bad and the final timings between the riders was very tight. I had two good starts in both races but made mistakes on the early laps in both motos, so I had to work from the mid-pack to eight and ninth for seventh overall. I had two good motos and was riding as fast as the leaders but just need to improve on my early laps and try to get to the front of the GP results very soon.

Honda Racing Assomotor
Alvin Ostlund

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Timed practice wasn’t the best. I struggled a little with arm-pump and ended up in 18th place. In the first race I was in 15th place, but crashed with another rider and after that I was riding without tear-offs so it was difficult to make passes. I had a good start in race two, I was in fifth place and then moved into fourth. I finished the race in seventh overall and I’m very happy about that race. I’m looking forward to the next race on Wednesday.

Honda Racing Assomotor
Gordon Crockard

Gordon Crockard

Honda Off Road Racing Manager

A season best MX2 result for Alvin Ostlund on the CRF250R also and a career best race finish for Bailey Malkiewicz. Stephen Rubini also continues to produce a hot-pace and top ten placings. Promising to also see Nathan Crawford score points today.

Overall, I think the track had many one-line sections with lots of tight turns early in the lap after the start. This made it hard to climb up the ranks from a low place and the pack could become very stretched out quickly.

I'm happy that our guys are healthy as some other unfortunate riders suffered some damage.
The next race is only two days away, so a quick recovery and regroup for Wednesday's race is the plan.

Let's hope for dry conditions overhead, the mud of the 2019 race is not welcome to be experienced again.

Honda Motor
GP of Lombardia (ITA)

Mantova, Italy

MX2 2020, Round 9

Cloudy / 14
Sunday 27 Sep 2020, 13:50 UTC
  • Track Condition: Sandy
  • Air Temp: 14°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Jed Beaton 14 AUS 25 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna 35:28.853
2 Ben Watson 919 GBR 22 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2 Team Yamaha +0:01.071
3 Conrad Mewse 426 GBR 20 Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM +0:09.445
4 Thomas Kjer Olsen 19 DEN 18 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +0:18.919
5 Maxime Renaux 959 FRA 16 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha +0:24.786
6 Roan Van De Moosdijk 39 NDL 15 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +0:25.755
7 Alvin Ostlund 161 SWE 14 Honda Racing Assomotor Honda +0:26.934
8 Jago Geerts 193 BEL 13 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2 Team Yamaha +0:27.753
9 Stephen Rubini 118 FRA 12 Honda Racing Assomotor Honda +0:30.432
10 Isak Gifting 517 SWE 11 Diga Procross GasGas Factory Juniors Gas Gas +0:34.383
11 Alberto Forato 303 ITA 10 Team Maddii Racing Husqvarna Husqvarna +0:46.047
12 Mikkel Haarup 11 DEN 9 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +0:53.437
13 Kevin Horgmo 240 NOR 8 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +0:58.211
14 Tom Vialle 28 FRA 7 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +1:04.877
15 Bas Vaessen 98 NDL 6 Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM +1:09.352
16 Nathan Crawford 199 AUS 5 Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +1:16.863
17 Josh Gilbert 326 GBR 4 PAR Homes RFX Husqvarna Husqvarna +1:19.880
18 Cyril Genot 105 BEL 3 iXS MXGP Team Yamaha +1:22.791
19 Nathan Renkens 83 BEL 2 NR83 KTM +1:29.941
20 Filippo Zonta 200 ITA 1 Maggiora Park Racing Team KTM +1:44.022
Sunny / 15
Sunday 27 Sep 2020, 11:06 UTC
  • Track Condition: Sandy
  • Air Temp: 15°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Tom Vialle 28 FRA 25 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 35:59.768
2 Thomas Kjer Olsen 19 DEN 22 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +0:06.233
3 Maxime Renaux 959 FRA 20 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha +0:09.380
4 Roan Van De Moosdijk 39 NDL 18 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +0:12.507
5 Mathys Boisrame 172 FRA 16 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +0:25.703
6 Ben Watson 919 GBR 15 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2 Team Yamaha +0:26.477
7 Jed Beaton 14 AUS 14 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +0:27.061
8 Stephen Rubini 118 FRA 13 Honda Racing Assomotor Honda +0:29.091
9 Isak Gifting 517 SWE 12 Diga Procross GasGas Factory Juniors Gas Gas +0:37.015
10 Bailey Malkiewicz 47 AUS 11 Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +0:43.304
11 Jago Geerts 193 BEL 10 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2 Team Yamaha +0:51.342
12 Alberto Forato 303 ITA 9 Team Maddii Racing Husqvarna Husqvarna +0:53.050
13 Ruben Fernandez 70 SPA 8 SDM Racing Yamaha +0:54.409
14 Nathan Renkens 83 BEL 7 NR83 KTM +1:05.395
15 Mikkel Haarup 11 DEN 6 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +1:07.739
16 Michael Sandner 766 AUT 5 Diga Procross GasGas Factory Juniors Gas Gas +1:10.203
17 Mikkel Haarup 11 DEN 4 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +1:10.566
18 Conrad Mewse 426 GBR 3 Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM +1:17.857
19 Filippo Zonta 200 ITA 2 Maggiora Park Racing Team KTM +1:19.600
20 Alvin Ostlund 161 SWE 1 Honda Racing Assomotor Honda +1:35.621
Sunny / 15
Sunday 27 Sep 2020, 11:00 UTC
  • Track Condition: Sandy
  • Air Temp: 15°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Maxime Renaux 959 FRA Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha 1:54.223
2 Roan Van De Moosdijk 39 NDL F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +0:00.059
3 Thomas Kjer Olsen 19 DEN Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +0:00.194
4 Jed Beaton 14 AUS Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +0:00.302
5 Kevin Horgmo 240 NOR Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +0:00.694
6 Jago Geerts 193 BEL Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2 Team Yamaha +0:00.702
7 Alberto Forato 303 ITA Team Maddii Racing Husqvarna Husqvarna +0:00.704
8 Tom Vialle 28 FRA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +0:00.771
9 Conrad Mewse 426 GBR Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM +0:00.775
10 Isak Gifting 517 SWE Diga Procross GasGas Factory Juniors Gas Gas +0:01.077
11 Mathys Boisrame 172 FRA F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +0:01.121
12 Mikkel Haarup 11 DEN F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +0:01.219
13 Ben Watson 919 GBR Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2 Team Yamaha +0:01.288
14 Ruben Fernandez 70 SPA SDM Racing Yamaha +0:01.410
15 Stephen Rubini 118 FRA Honda Racing Assomotor Honda +0:01.642
16 Michael Sandner 766 AUT Diga Procross GasGas Factory Juniors Gas Gas +0:01.746
17 Cyril Genot 105 BEL iXS MXGP Team Yamaha +0:01.814
18 Alvin Ostlund 161 SWE Honda Racing Assomotor Honda +0:02.274
19 Bas Vaessen 98 NDL Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM +0:02.564
20 Nathan Renkens 83 BEL NR83 KTM +0:02.846
Rider Standings
Sunday, 27 Sep 2020 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Tom VIALLE 28 FRA 386 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
2 Jago GEERTS 193 BEL 356 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2 Team Yamaha
3 Maxime RENAUX 959 FRA 295 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha
4 Jed BEATON 14 AUS 286 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna
5 Roan VAN DE MOOSDIJK 39 NDL 243 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki
6 Thomas KJER OLSEN 19 DEN 228 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna
7 Ben WATSON 919 GBR 228 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2 Team Yamaha
8 Mathys BOISRAME 172 FRA 198 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki
9 Conrad MEWSE 426 GBR 185 Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM
10 Ruben FERNANDEZ 70 SPA 164 SDM Racing Yamaha
11 Stephen RUBINI 118 FRA 143 Honda Racing Assomotor Honda
12 Alvin OSTLUND 161 SWE 127 Honda Racing Assomotor Honda
13 Mikkel HAARUP 11 DEN 124 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki
14 Nathan CRAWFORD 199 AUS 94 Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda
15 Alberto FORATO 303 ITA 85 Team Maddii Racing Husqvarna Husqvarna
16 Rene HOFER 711 AUT 73 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
17 Josh GILBERT 326 GBR 72 PAR Homes RFX Husqvarna Husqvarna
18 Jan PANCAR 253 SLO 62 KTM Racestore MX2 Max Bart KTM
19 Mattia GUADAGNINI 101 ITA 62 Wildcard rider Husqvarna
20 Simon LAENGENFELDER 516 GER 59 Diga Procross GasGas Factory Juniors Gas Gas
21 Bailey MALKIEWICZ 47 AUS 54 Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda
22 Richard SIKYNA 102 SLK 52 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM
23 Morgan LESIARDO 44 ITA 46 Ghidinelli Racing Team KTM
24 Cyril GENOT 105 BEL 46 iXS MXGP Team Yamaha
25 Bas VAESSEN 98 NDL 41 Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM
26 Kevin HORGMO 240 NOR 40 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM
27 Jeremy SYDOW 104 GER 35 Diga Procross GasGas Factory Juniors Gas Gas
28 Hardi ROOSIORG 75 EST 33 Sahkar KTM Racing KTM
29 Nathan RENKENS 83 BEL 28 NR83 KTM
30 Isak GIFTING 517 SWE 23 Diga Procross GasGas Factory Juniors Gas Gas
31 Mitchell HARRISON 12 USA 22 BUD Racing Kawasaki Kawasaki
32 GIanmarco CENERELLI 209 ITA 21 Wildcard rider Husqvarna
33 Petr POLAK 313 CZE 16 iXS MXGP Team Yamaha
34 Enzo TORIANI 783 FRA 11 E2T Racing Team Husqvarna
35 Jakub TERESAK 224 CZE 8 Privateer KTM
36 Wilson TODD 20 AUS 8 DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki
37 Michael SANDNER 766 AUT 5 Diga Procross GasGas Factory Juniors Gas Gas
38 Roland EDELBACHER 109 AUT 5 A1M Husqvarna Husqvarna
39 Filippo ZONTA 200 ITA 3 Maggiora Park Racing Team KTM
40 Johannes NERMAN 258 EST 3 Wildcard rider Husqvarna
41 Joakin FURBETTA 275 ITA 3 KTM Beddini MX2 KTM
42 Jere HAAVISTO 142 FIN 2 JK Racing Yamaha Yamaha
43 Maximilian SPIES 707 GER 2 Wildcard rider Husqvarna