Round four of the 2019 Motocross World Championship was held today at the spectacular Pietramurata track in Trentino, Northern Italy and it was Team HRC’s Tim Gajser who took the overall victory in the MXGP class – battling all the way with an on-form Tony Cairoli. Tim’s ecstatic army of devoted fans filled the valley with yellow smoke and screams as their Slovenia hero topped the podium once more.
The MX2 class produced some exciting racing with Team Honda114 Motorsports rider Mitch Evans delivering a brave performance – battling through the pain of a qualifying race knee injury to finish 7th overall – only six points off a podium finish. Team Assomotor RedMoto Honda’s Brent van Doninck improved on his first race 14th with 9th in race two – giving him 11th overall. Mathys Boisramé finished the day in 13th overall with his never-give-up approach to the tough, unforgiving circuit.
The EMX250 class also featured Hondas battling at the front of the field with Team Assomotor RedMoto Honda’s Stephen Rubini backing up his round one second place with another second overall in Italy and his teammate Pierre Goupillon finished the day with a solid fourth overall.
St.Jean d’Angely, France hosts the next round round of the EMX250 championship on 25/26 May where Rubini is hoping his home fans will give him the lift he needs to top the podium.