In the MX2 class the CRF250Rs were out in force. Race one saw four Hondas cross the line within less than four seconds of each-other, but it was race two that would decide who would be the leading Honda in the overall results. 

It was Team Honda Assomotor’s Stephen Rubini who battled hard to improve from 10th on lap one to cross the line in seventh overall, giving the Frenchman 9th overall and 24 valuable World Championship points. 

Stephen’s teammate Alvin Östlund finished the day just four points away from Rubini with 10th overall. It was then Honda 114 Motorsport’s Bailey Malkovich in 11th and stand-in rider Morgan Lesiardo in 12th. Once again, four Honda’s bunched together in the final points today. 

The gate drops on next and final round of the 2020 FIM World Motocross Championship in four days time here in Trentino and Honda’s MX2 racers are hoping to finish the season on a high. 

Stephen Rubini

Stephen Rubini 118

A difficult day for me, but still going in the right direction compared to last Sunday. I felt very good on the bike and could ride with confidence and aggression on my CRF250R.

In the first race I had a little crash at the start but had some good lap times. In the second race I rode a little better. I started mid-pack but managed to come back to 7th which gave me 9th overall.

Still not where I want to be, but I’m confident that the results can come in the future.

Honda Racing Assomotor
Bailey Malkiewicz

Bailey Malkiewicz 47

My qualifying was better than last Sunday’s, but I expected that with more track experience. I had an awesome start in the first race, but made a couple of mistakes on the first lap which put me down in third position. I was there for half of the race, but crashed half way through and couldn’t find my rhythm and ended up in 12th.

I had another good start in race two and put in some good first first laps, but started to struggle as the race went on, but still 12th isn’t too bad which gave me 11th overall.

Team Honda 114 Motorsports
Morgan Lesiardo

Morgan Lesiardo 44

Qualifying was better than last Sunday and in the first moto I got a good start and managed to keep my flow around the track and I was feeling really good with the CRF250R.

Unfortunately, I crashed in the second moto. I was hoping for a top ten overall but I made things very difficult - picking myself up from dead-last. I came back to 14th which surprised me and I was quite pleased with that as I passed a lot of riders.

I know that without that crash a top-ten finish would be more than possible. 12th overall is OK though and I’m looking forward to next Sunday to see if I can improve.

Team Honda 114 Motorsports
Gordon Crockard

Gordon Crockard

Honda Off Road Racing Manager

Tim and Honda winning the MXGP Championship are worthy World Champions and quite rightly so.

That’s four titles within the last six years. All of the dedication, skill and continuous desire to be the best is rewarded today. Huge congratulations to Tim and Team HRC.

Race win, overall win and World Championship win all in one day gives reason for the biggest of celebrations, but I think we will wait until after the final race concludes in just a few days time on Sunday.

Honda Motor
GP of Pietramurata (ITA)

Pietramurata, Italy

MX2 2020, Round 17

Cloudy / 13
Wednesday 4 Nov 2020, 13:54 UTC
  • Track Condition: Hard Pack
  • Air Temp: 13°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Jago Geerts 193 BEL 25 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2 Team Yamaha 35:10.371
2 Ben Watson 919 GBR 22 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2 Team Yamaha +0:01.938
3 Thibault Benistant 198 FRA 20 Wildcard rider Yamaha +0:05.532
4 Jed Beaton 14 AUS 18 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +0:06.614
5 Maxime Renaux 959 FRA 16 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha +0:25.616
6 Ruben Fernandez 70 SPA 15 SDM Racing Yamaha +0:27.440
7 Stephen Rubini 118 FRA 14 Honda Racing Assomotor Honda +0:30.353
8 Thomas Kjer Olsen 19 DEN 13 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +0:31.496
9 Alvin Ostlund 161 SWE 12 Honda Racing Assomotor Honda +0:43.914
10 Conrad Mewse 426 GBR 11 Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM +0:47.092
11 Bas Vaessen 98 NDL 10 Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM +0:49.977
12 Bailey Malkiewicz 47 AUS 9 Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +1:17.561
13 Michael Sandner 766 AUT 8 Diga Procross GasGas Factory Juniors Gas Gas +1:27.500
14 Morgan Lesiardo 44 ITA 7 Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +1:30.955
15 Richard Sikyna 102 SLK 6 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM +1:36.112
16 Petr Polak 313 CZE 5 iXS MXGP Team Yamaha +1:36.366
17 Wilson Todd 20 AUS 4 DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +1:37.293
18 Isak Gifting 517 SWE 3 Diga Procross GasGas Factory Juniors Gas Gas +1:42.547
19 Kevin Horgmo 240 NOR 2 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +1:44.304
20 Glen Meier 192 DEN 1 Wildcard rider Yamaha +1:48.394
Cloudy / 12
Wednesday 4 Nov 2020, 10:57 UTC
  • Track Condition: Hard Pack
  • Air Temp: 12°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Tom Vialle 28 FRA 25 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 34:52.254
2 Jed Beaton 14 AUS 22 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +0:05.885
3 Maxime Renaux 959 FRA 20 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha +0:09.567
4 Ben Watson 919 GBR 18 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2 Team Yamaha +0:10.554
5 Jago Geerts 193 BEL 16 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2 Team Yamaha +0:15.950
6 Thomas Kjer Olsen 19 DEN 15 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +0:23.606
7 Thibault Benistant 198 FRA 14 Wildcard rider Yamaha +0:29.658
8 Ruben Fernandez 70 SPA 13 SDM Racing Yamaha +0:30.677
9 Roan Van De Moosdijk 39 NDL 12 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +0:37.072
10 Morgan Lesiardo 44 ITA 11 Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +0:38.674
11 Stephen Rubini 118 FRA 10 Honda Racing Assomotor Honda +0:40.162
12 Bailey Malkiewicz 47 AUS 9 Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +0:41.430
13 Alvin Ostlund 161 SWE 8 Honda Racing Assomotor Honda +0:43.105
14 Kevin Horgmo 240 NOR 7 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +0:46.952
15 Michael Sandner 766 AUT 6 Diga Procross GasGas Factory Juniors Gas Gas +0:55.317
16 Bas Vaessen 98 NDL 5 Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM +1:03.415
17 Josh Gilbert 326 GBR 4 PAR Homes RFX Husqvarna Husqvarna +1:05.768
18 Isak Gifting 517 SWE 3 Diga Procross GasGas Factory Juniors Gas Gas +1:14.775
19 Jan Pancar 253 SLO 2 KTM Racestore MX2 Max Bart KTM +1:15.521
20 Nathan Renkens 83 BEL 1 NR83 KTM +1:16.357
Sunny / 13
Wednesday 4 Nov 2020, 09:08 UTC
  • Track Condition: Hard Pack
  • Air Temp: 13°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Thomas Kjer Olsen 19 DEN Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna 1:39.555
2 Roan Van De Moosdijk 39 NDL F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +0:00.053
3 Jed Beaton 14 AUS Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +0:00.305
4 Jago Geerts 193 BEL Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2 Team Yamaha +0:00.708
5 Isak Gifting 517 SWE Diga Procross GasGas Factory Juniors Gas Gas +0:00.752
6 Thibault Benistant 198 FRA Wildcard rider Yamaha +0:00.839
7 Alvin Ostlund 161 SWE Honda Racing Assomotor Honda +0:00.853
8 Maxime Renaux 959 FRA Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha +0:00.870
9 Michael Sandner 766 AUT Diga Procross GasGas Factory Juniors Gas Gas +0:00.837
10 Stephen Rubini 118 FRA Honda Racing Assomotor Honda +0:01.035
11 Bas Vaessen 98 NDL Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM +0:01.037
12 Kevin Horgmo 240 NOR Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +0:01.139
13 Conrad Mewse 426 GBR Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM +0:01.190
14 Ruben Fernandez 70 SPA SDM Racing Yamaha +0:01.413
15 Josh Gilbert 326 GBR PAR Homes RFX Husqvarna Husqvarna +0:01.676
16 Ben Watson 919 GBR Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2 Team Yamaha +0:01.722
17 Bailey Malkiewicz 47 AUS Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +0:02.011
18 Nathan Renkens 83 BEL NR83 KTM +0:02.064
19 Morgan Lesiardo 44 ITA Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +0:02.480
20 Wilson Todd 20 AUS DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +0:02.532
Rider Standings
Wednesday, 4 Nov 2020 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Tom VIALLE 28 FRA 718 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
2 Jago GEERTS 193 BEL 661 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2 Team Yamaha
3 Maxime RENAUX 959 FRA 543 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha
4 Jed BEATON 14 AUS 528 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna
5 Thomas KJER OLSEN 19 DEN 517 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna
6 Ben WATSON 919 GBR 508 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2 Team Yamaha
7 Roan VAN DE MOOSDIJK 39 NDL 454 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki
8 Conrad MEWSE 426 GBR 338 Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM
9 Ruben FERNANDEZ 70 SPA 332 SDM Racing Yamaha
10 Stephen RUBINI 118 FRA 259 Honda Racing Assomotor Honda
11 Alvin OSTLUND 161 SWE 240 Honda Racing Assomotor Honda
12 Mathys BOISRAME 172 FRA 234 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki
13 Isak GIFTING 517 SWE 212 Diga Procross GasGas Factory Juniors Gas Gas
14 Bas VAESSEN 98 NDL 162 Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee KTM
15 Alberto FORATO 303 ITA 156 Team Maddii Racing Husqvarna Husqvarna
16 Bailey MALKIEWICZ 47 AUS 145 Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda
17 Kevin HORGMO 240 NOR 127 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM
18 Mikkel HAARUP 11 DEN 124 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki
19 Morgan LESIARDO 44 ITA 117 Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda
20 Josh GILBERT 326 GBR 102 PAR Homes RFX Husqvarna Husqvarna
21 Jan PANCAR 253 SLO 101 KTM Racestore MX2 Max Bart KTM
22 Nathan CRAWFORD 199 AUS 94 Team Honda 114 Motorsports Honda
23 Nathan RENKENS 83 BEL 94 NR83 KTM
24 Thibault BENISTANT 198 FRA 90 Wildcard rider Yamaha
25 Cyril GENOT 105 BEL 85 iXS MXGP Team Yamaha
26 Richard SIKYNA 102 SLK 74 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM
27 Rene HOFER 711 AUT 73 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
28 Mattia GUADAGNINI 101 ITA 62 Wildcard rider Husqvarna
29 Michael SANDNER 766 AUT 59 Diga Procross GasGas Factory Juniors Gas Gas
30 Simon LAENGENFELDER 516 GER 59 Diga Procross GasGas Factory Juniors Gas Gas
31 Petr POLAK 313 CZE 35 iXS MXGP Team Yamaha
32 Jeremy SYDOW 104 GER 35 Diga Procross GasGas Factory Juniors Gas Gas
33 Hardi ROOSIORG 75 EST 33 Sahkar KTM Racing KTM
34 Mitchell HARRISON 12 USA 22 BUD Racing Kawasaki Kawasaki
35 Enzo TORIANI 783 FRA 21 E2T Racing Team Husqvarna
36 GIanmarco CENERELLI 209 ITA 21 Wildcard rider Husqvarna
37 Johannes NERMAN 258 EST 16 Wildcard rider Husqvarna
38 Ashton DICKINSON 115 GBR 14 Wildcard rider KTM
39 Wilson TODD 20 AUS 12 DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki
40 Glen MEIER 192 DEN 10 Wildcard rider Yamaha
41 Jakub TERESAK 224 CZE 8 Privateer KTM
42 Filippo ZONTA 200 ITA 6 Maggiora Park Racing Team KTM
43 Roland EDELBACHER 109 AUT 5 A1M Husqvarna Husqvarna
44 Joakin FURBETTA 275 ITA 3 KTM Beddini MX2 KTM
45 Maximilian SPIES 707 GER 2 Wildcard rider Husqvarna
46 Jere HAAVISTO 142 FIN 2 JK Racing Yamaha Yamaha