The FIM World Motocross Championship visited the German circuit of Talkessel, Teutschenthal today in the region of Saxony-Anhalt, close to the cities of Halle (Salle) and Leipzig.

After a run of loose-surface and sandy terrain tracks it made a refreshing change to visit a fast, flowing and hard-packed Grand Prix circuit such as Teutschenthal and the racing proved to be close and exciting in all classes. 

In the MXGP class Team HRC’s Tim Gajser raced hard in moto one, pushing forwards from a fifth place start to eventually progress to third position at the chequered flag, only four seconds off a race win after 18 laps of frantic racing. 

A better first lap in race two saw Gajser push quickly into second place using the power of his CRF450RW to great effect. Tim then applied relentless pressure on the race leader and on lap 11 he moved into first place and went on to win the race by over 12 seconds.

Team HRC’s four-time World Champion retook the lead of the MXGP Championship today and we’ll again see the famous #243 red-plate adorn Tim’s Honda at the French Grand Prix, next weekend.  

In the MX2 class, Team Honda 114 Motorsport’s Ruben Fernandez missed this weekend’s race due to a shoulder injury, so it was left to Honda Racing Assomotor’s Stephen Rubini to fly the CRF250R flag and in race one he battled hard inside the top ten to finish the race in ninth.

In race two Rubini started in ninth place and defend his position well until lap six when a small mistake dropped the Frenchman to 12th. Rubini battled back to 11th, but another mistake dropped him 13th where he finished the race, giving him 10th overall – his best result this year so far.

Saturday’s EMX250 races saw Honda Racing Assomotor’s Emil Weckman take his CRF250R to 15th overall with 17th and 13th in race one and two respectively. 

Tim Gajser

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I am so happy with how things went today. To come here just three weeks after surgery and get the moto win, the overall and the red plate is more than I could have hoped for coming into this weekend.

A big thank you to the whole team who worked hard to get me feeling as close to 100% as possible and have supported me throughout. I couldn’t do it without them.

In both races I got good starts and that put me in a position to challenge for victory. I had good lines and although I felt I was fast enough to finish further forward in race one, third was still a good result.

In race two I had another good battle, but this time I could make the pass for the lead and win the race and it was just amazing to cross the line in first. I knew I was feeling better after two weeks of recovery since Sardinia so now I will try to keep this momentum as we go to a new track in France next weekend.

Also, a big thank you to all the fans at the track today and who have messaged me online. It really helps a lot to get that kind of support and it was great to hear so many fans whilst racing today.

Team HRC – MXGP
Stephen Rubini

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Today was my best result this year which is good, but I’m a little unhappy with my riding because I know that I can do so much better.

In race two I had two small crashes in the same corner and I was very frustrated with myself for this.

We made some changes to my bike setup before this race - changes to the suspension settings and power delivery and I felt so much more comfortable and I could play more with the bike and be creative with my riding. So this is good progress and I look forward to racing in France with my new bike setup next weekend.

Honda Racing Assomotor
Gordon Crockard

Gordon Crockard

Honda Off Road Racing Manager

Today we regained the red-plate in MXGP. That stands out and rightfully deserved as we must be mindful of Tim's recovery from injury and still showing why he is the reigning World Champion and current championship leader as defending champion.

I also enjoyed seeing the return to top form in our lead MX2 rider this weekend Stephen Rubini, also fighting against physical injury recovery for some weeks now.

His home race next weekend should be positive as he can carry the confidence and positivity from this weekend across to his beloved French territory in seven days time.

At the same time we hope to see our injured man Ruben Fernandez back on track in France next week too, sadly having to miss today's action in Germany.

There is a hectic run on races ahead for the next six weeks and all our staff and riders working to our goals within our teams face a tough challenge demanding stamina and fighting spirit. The time will pass fast and be full of excitement. I'm looking forward to the next race already.

Honda Motor
MXGP of Germany

Teutschenthal, Germany

MXGP 2021, Round 11

Sun / Cloud / Dry / 22
Sunday 3 Oct 2021, 14:52 UTC
  • Track Condition: Hard Pack
  • Air Temp: 22°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Tim Gajser 243 SLO 25 Team HRC – MXGP Honda 35:04.460
2 Romain Febvre 3 FRA 22 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +0:12.463
3 Jeffrey Herlings 84 NDL 20 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +0:36.745
4 Pauls Jonass 41 LAT 18 Standing Construct GasGas Factory Racing Team Gas Gas +0:39.929
5 Jeremy Seewer 91 SWI 16 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +0:41.333
6 Glenn Coldenhoff 259 NDL 15 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +0:43.254
7 Brian Bogers 189 NDL 14 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +0:58.055
8 Ben Watson 919 GBR 13 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +1:00.972
9 Jeremy Van Horebeek 89 BEL 12 SDM Racing Beta +1:15.013
10 Antonio Cairoli 222 ITA 11 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +1:19.057
11 Alessandro Lupino 77 ITA 10 MRT Racing Team KTM KTM +1:21.178
12 Kevin Strijbos 22 BEL 9 Gebben van Venrooy Yamaha Racing Yamaha +1:22.248
13 Thomas Kjer Olsen 19 DEN 8 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:24.176
14 Alberto Forato 303 ITA 7 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha +1:28.178
15 Brent Van Doninck 32 BEL 6 Gebben van Venrooy Yamaha Racing Yamaha +1:33.285
16 Benoit Paturel 16 FRA 5 Honda SR Motoblouz Honda +1:38.129
17 Josh Gilbert 326 GBR 4 PAR Homes RFX Husqvarna Husqvarna +1:47.764
18 Arminas Jasikonis 27 LTU 3 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:48.822
19 Shaun Simpson 24 GBR 2 SS24 KTM MXGP KTM +-1 lap
20 Morgan Lesiardo 44 ITA 1 Honda 114 Motorsports Honda +-1 lap
Cloudy & Rain / 22
Sunday 3 Oct 2021, 11:59 UTC
  • Track Condition: Hard Pack
  • Air Temp: 22°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 34:52.361
2 Jeffrey Herlings 84 NDL 22 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +0:00.143
3 Tim Gajser 243 SLO 20 Team HRC – MXGP Honda +0:04.228
4 Romain Febvre 3 FRA 18 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +0:08.857
5 Antonio Cairoli 222 ITA 16 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +0:26.012
6 Pauls Jonass 41 LAT 15 Standing Construct GasGas Factory Racing Team Gas Gas +0:28.615
7 Glenn Coldenhoff 259 NDL 14 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +0:31.322
8 Jeremy Seewer 91 SWI 13 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +0:31.952
9 Brian Bogers 189 NDL 12 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +0:40.044
10 Jeremy Van Horebeek 89 BEL 11 SDM Racing Beta +0:41.042
11 Calvin Vlaanderen 10 NDL 10 Gebben van Venrooy Yamaha Racing Yamaha +0:42.105
12 Thomas Kjer Olsen 19 DEN 9 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +0:46.637
13 Ben Watson 919 GBR 8 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +0:52.123
14 Alberto Forato 303 ITA 7 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha +0:58.310
15 Kevin Strijbos 22 BEL 6 Gebben van Venrooy Yamaha Racing Yamaha +1:12.233
16 Benoit Paturel 16 FRA 5 Honda SR Motoblouz Honda +1:17.141
17 Vsevolod Brylyakov 18 RUS 4 JWR Honda Racing Honda +1:22.381
18 Shaun Simpson 24 GBR 3 SS24 KTM MXGP KTM +1:26.765
19 Arnaud Tonus 4 SWI 2 Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha +1:27.986
20 Henry Jacobi 29 GER 1 JM Honda Racing Honda +1:30.625
Rider Standings
Sunday, 3 Oct 2021 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Tim GAJSER 243 SLO 415 Team HRC – MXGP Honda
2 Jeffrey HERLINGS 84 NDL 413 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
3 Romain FEBVRE 3 FRA 407 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki
4 Jorge PRADO GARCIA 61 SPA 384 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
5 Antonio CAIROLI 222 ITA 353 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
6 Jeremy SEEWER 91 SWI 308 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha
7 Pauls JONASS 41 LAT 287 Standing Construct GasGas Factory Racing Team Gas Gas
8 Glenn COLDENHOFF 259 NDL 263 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha
9 Alessandro LUPINO 77 ITA 195 MRT Racing Team KTM KTM
10 Ben WATSON 919 GBR 192 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha
11 Brian BOGERS 189 NDL 178 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM
12 Thomas KJER OLSEN 19 DEN 177 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna
13 Calvin VLAANDEREN 10 NDL 175 Gebben van Venrooy Yamaha Racing Yamaha
14 Jeremy VAN HOREBEEK 89 BEL 133 SDM Racing Beta
15 Henry JACOBI 29 GER 124 JM Honda Racing Honda
16 Brent VAN DONINCK 32 BEL 114 Gebben van Venrooy Yamaha Racing Yamaha
17 Kevin STRIJBOS 22 BEL 98 Gebben van Venrooy Yamaha Racing Yamaha
18 Alberto FORATO 303 ITA 87 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha
19 Shaun SIMPSON 24 GBR 85 SS24 KTM MXGP KTM
20 Arnaud TONUS 4 SWI 76 Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha
21 Arminas JASIKONIS 27 LTU 72 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna
22 Ivo MONTICELLI 128 ITA 54 Standing Construct GasGas Factory Racing Team Gas Gas
23 Alvin OSTLUND 161 SWE 50 JK Racing Yamaha Yamaha
24 Adam STERRY 811 GBR 39 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM
25 Jordi TIXIER 911 FRA 33 Wildcard Rider KTM
26 Lorenzo LOCURCIO 183 VEN 30 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM
27 Tom KOCH 226 GER 29 Wildcard Rider KTM
28 Benoit PATUREL 16 FRA 25 Honda SR Motoblouz Honda
29 Cyril GENOT 105 BEL 15 Wildcard Rider KTM
30 Vsevolod BRYLYAKOV 18 RUS 14 JWR Honda Racing Honda
31 Valentin GUILLOD 92 SWI 8 hostettler Yamaha Racing Yamaha
32 Evgeny BOBRYSHEV 777 RUS 6 PAR Homes RFX Husqvarna Husqvarna
33 Lars VAN BERKEL 107 NDL 5 Honda SR Motoblouz Honda
34 Nathan WATSON 991 GBR 4 Honda SR Motoblouz Honda
35 Josh GILBERT 326 GBR 4 PAR Homes RFX Husqvarna Husqvarna
36 Jimmy CLOCHET 520 FRA 4 SDM Racing Beta
37 Jose BUTRON 17 SPA 2 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM
38 Hardi ROOSIORG 75 EST 1 Wildcard Rider KTM
39 Morgan LESIARDO 44 ITA 1 Honda 114 Motorsports Honda
40 Todd KELLETT 998 GBR 1 hostettler Yamaha Racing Yamaha
41 Anton GOLE SWE 1