Team HRC’s Tim Gajser recorded his seventh MXGP overall of the season, and the sixth in succession after posting one-two results at the Palembang track in Indonesia. With high temperatures and brutal humidity affecting other riders, Gajser continued his hot streak of form, reeling off two holeshots on his way to his 10th moto victory in 12 gate drops. This meant he extended his lead at the top of the MXGP championship to 130 points with just seven rounds still to race. Fellow Honda CRF450RW rider Brian Bogers also put in two good rides to get his best result of the season, going twelve-eight for eighth overall at this 11th round of the world motocross championship.

After winning the qualification race yesterday, Gajser used first gate pick to great effect, ripping off holeshots in both races and leading the field for the first few laps. In the first moto, the Slovenian rider was able to then pull out a good gap quickly which allowed him to control the race and cross the line six seconds ahead of his nearest challenger. As he attempted to do the same in race two, a small mistake forced him off the track and he ended up on the ground. Remounting in third, he quickly moved into second place but with the rutted terrain proving quite treacherous, he decided to settle for second, knowing that he still had the overall wrapped up. And with the 47 points from today’s motos, his MXGP championship lead increased to 130 points, and more importantly to 161 points over the next active rider in the series.

For team mate Bogers, a strong second moto finish of eighth allowed him secure eighth overall and his best overall placing of the season. After having difficulties with the heat and humidity in the first race, dropping from 8th to 12th position, the Dutch rider regrouped in the break and set about trying to break into the top 10 for race two. After getting a good start and rounding the first lap in sixth place, he was able to achieve his aim with a strong, resilient performance, something he’ll be looking to show again in Semarang next weekend.

As the series moves east to the neighbouring island of Java, the high temperatures are likely to follow them but with a week to acclimatise to the weather, both Gajser and Bogers will be hoping to continue their form at a Semarang track that both riders enjoyed racing on in 2018.

Elsewhere, Jeremy van Horebeek had two 11th place finishes for 12th overall as the Belgian rider couldn’t manage to put together consistent laps on this tight Palembang circuit.

After missing the previous five MX2 races, Team HRC’s Calvin Vlaanderen returned to action and scored a solid eighth overall in hot, tough conditions of Palembang, Indonesia which hosted the 11th round of the 2019 world motocross championship.

The day started really well for Vlaanderen with a good start in race one that left him in fourth place after the first lap. Riding a consistent speed and keeping up with those in front, Vlaanderen remained in fourth until the chequered flag, which was a really good comeback considering his lengthy layoff. Unfortunately he wasn’t able to replicate this in race two as he got pushed down the field in the first few bends. Then, as he set about charging through the pack, a crash on lap five left him right at the back of the field and with a lot of work ahead of him. Knowing that any chance of a podium has gone, Vlaanderen put his head down and worked his way up the leader board, picking off riders who were struggling around him, eventually finishing in 13th place. Despite the second race, he knows that his fitness is still improving and that he gets better every time the gate drops.

Vlaanderen now has a few days to get ready for the 12th round of the MX2 series which takes place in Semarang, Indonesia where he was third overall last year, narrowly missing out on a second moto victory.

For Team Redmoto Assomotor’s Brent van Doninck, it was a season-best points tally with 28 points, which was good enough for sixth overall, and included a strong sixth place finish in the second race. Team mate Mathys Boisrame also put his Honda CR250F inside the top 10 in race with a good ninth.

Tim Gajser

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All day I really enjoyed riding the track. In the first moto I grabbed the holeshot and made a little gap and controlled the race. I had a lot of fun out there and managed to win the first moto. In the second race I didn’t have the best jump out of the gate so I got closed off on the straight, but as they ran wide, I was able to cut inside and take another holeshot. On the fourth lap and went off the track, and my rear tyre spun on the dusty ground and I had a little crash. I re-joined the race in third place, but managed to pass Jeremy immediately. I saw that Romain was riding a really good pace out front so I decided to settle for second place and to win another overall. Obviously I’m still happy with how the day went and my standing in the championship.

Team HRC – MXGP
Brian Bogers

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The day didn’t really go as I wanted, especially the first moto. The first five or six laps felt okay and I was riding with the fast guys but then the heat hit me really bad and I couldn’t push anymore. I felt pretty bad about that so I really wanted to try harder for race two. I got out of the gate really well and from the beginning I was pushing even harder than the first moto. I didn’t want to save myself because that isn’t a good mindset and it seemed to work because even when I got a little tired with the heat, I could still keep pushing. I ended up with a twelfth and an eighth for eighth overall so that’s not too bad but I still want to do better.

Team HRC – MXGP
GP of Indonesia

Palembang, Indonesia

MXGP 2019, Round 11

Sunny / 31
Sunday 7 Jul 2019, 10:52 UTC
  • Track Condition: Rutted
  • Air Temp: 31°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Romain Febvre 461 FRA 25 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha 33:26.578
2 Tim Gajser 243 SLO 22 Team HRC – MXGP Honda +3.256
3 Glenn Coldenhoff 259 NDL 20 Standing Construct KTM KTM +18.172
4 Jeremy Seewer 91 SWI 18 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +19.389
5 Gautier Paulin 21 FRA 16 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Yamaha +20.854
6 Max Anstie 99 GBR 15 Standing Construct KTM KTM +23.871
7 Pauls Jonass 41 LAT 14 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +42.166
8 Brian Bogers 189 NDL 13 Team HRC – MXGP Honda +1:10.690
9 Tanel Leok 7 EST 12 A1M Husqvarna Husqvarna +1:15.096
10 Arminas Jasikonis 27 LTU 11 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:33.943
11 Jeremy Van Horebeek 89 BEL 10 Honda SR Motoblouz Honda +1 Lap
12 Ivo Monticelli 128 ITA 9 Standing Construct KTM KTM +1 Lap
13 Andero Lusbo 621 EST 8 A1M Husqvarna Husqvarna +1 Lap
14 Lewis Stewart 336 AUS 7 Wildcard Rider KTM +1 Lap
15 Adam Coles 227 AUS 6 Wildcard Rider Husqvarna +2 Laps
16 Bruno Darias Vapanen 251 SPA 5 Wildcard Rider KTM +3 Laps
17 Aldi Lazaroni 110 IDN 4 Wildcard Rider Husqvarna +3 Laps
18 Jordi van Nobelen 131 NDL 3 Wildcard Rider Husqvarna +3 Laps
19 Farhan Hendra 162 IDN 2 Wildcard Rider Husqvarna +3 Laps
20 Arnaud Tonus 4 SWI 1 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Yamaha +21 Laps
Sunny with showers / 34
Sunday 7 Jul 2019, 07:02 UTC
  • Track Condition: Rutted
  • Air Temp: 34°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Tim Gajser 243 SLO 25 Team HRC – MXGP Honda 34:36.177
2 Max Anstie 99 GBR 22 Standing Construct KTM KTM +6.132
3 Jeremy Seewer 91 SWI 20 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +9.421
4 Romain Febvre 461 FRA 18 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +12.671
5 Glenn Coldenhoff 259 NDL 16 Standing Construct KTM KTM +14.553
6 Arnaud Tonus 4 SWI 15 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Yamaha +17.147
7 Gautier Paulin 21 FRA 14 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Yamaha +41.127
8 Pauls Jonass 41 LAT 13 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +58.936
9 Ivo Monticelli 128 ITA 12 Standing Construct KTM KTM +1:14.559
10 Arminas Jasikonis 27 LTU 11 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:21.810
11 Jeremy Van Horebeek 89 BEL 10 Honda SR Motoblouz Honda +1:26.721
12 Brian Bogers 189 NDL 9 Team HRC – MXGP Honda +1 Lap
13 Tanel Leok 7 EST 8 A1M Husqvarna Husqvarna +1 Lap
14 Andero Lusbo 621 EST 7 A1M Husqvarna Husqvarna +1 Lap
15 Lewis Stewart 336 AUS 6 Wildcard Rider KTM +1 Lap
16 Adam Coles 227 AUS 5 Wildcard Rider Husqvarna +3 Laps
17 Jordi van Nobelen 131 NDL 4 Wildcard Rider Husqvarna +4 Laps
18 Farhan Hendra 162 IDN 3 Wildcard Rider Husqvarna +4 Laps
19 Aldi Lazaroni 110 IDN 2 Wildcard Rider Husqvarna +4 Laps
20 Bruno Darias Vapanen 251 SPA 1 Wildcard Rider KTM +15 Laps
Humid / 33
Saturday 6 Jul 2019, 10:14 UTC
  • Track Condition: Rutted
  • Air Temp: 33°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Tim Gajser 243 SLO Team HRC – MXGP Honda 23:55.980
2 Max Anstie 99 GBR Standing Construct KTM KTM +11.279
3 Glenn Coldenhoff 259 NDL Standing Construct KTM KTM +17.367
4 Romain Febvre 461 FRA Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +21.316
5 Arnaud Tonus 4 SWI Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Yamaha +24.626
6 Jeremy Seewer 91 SWI Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +42.924
7 Gautier Paulin 21 FRA Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Yamaha +45.905
8 Ivo Monticelli 128 ITA Standing Construct KTM KTM +51.426
9 Arminas Jasikonis 27 LTU Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +53.230
10 Brian Bogers 189 NDL Team HRC – MXGP Honda +1:13.740
11 Jeremy Van Horebeek 89 BEL Honda SR Motoblouz Honda +1:20.879
12 Tanel Leok 7 EST A1M Husqvarna Husqvarna +1:42.164
13 Pauls Jonass 41 LAT Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1 Lap
14 Lewis Stewart 336 AUS Wildcard Rider KTM +1 Lap
15 Andero Lusbo 621 EST A1M Husqvarna Husqvarna +1 Lap
16 Adam Coles 227 AUS Wildcard Rider Husqvarna +1 Lap
17 Eduardo Andrade 228 MEX Wildcard Rider KTM +2 Laps
18 Bruno Darias Vapanen 251 SPA Wildcard Rider KTM +2 Laps
19 Aldi Lazaroni 110 IDN Wildcard Rider Husqvarna +2 Laps
20 Jordi van Nobelen 131 NDL Wildcard Rider Husqvarna +2 Laps
Rider Standings
Sunday, 7 Jul 2019 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Tim GAJSER 243 SLO 488 Team HRC – MXGP Honda
2 Antonio CAIROLI 222 ITA 358 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
3 Jeremy SEEWER 91 SWI 327 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha
4 Gautier PAULIN 21 FRA 318 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Yamaha
5 Arnaud TONUS 4 SWI 304 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Yamaha
6 Arminas JASIKONIS 27 LTU 271 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna
7 Glenn COLDENHOFF 259 NDL 256 Standing Construct KTM KTM
8 Pauls JONASS 41 LAT 246 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna
9 Jeremy VAN HOREBEEK 89 BEL 245 Honda SR Motoblouz Honda
10 Romain FEBVRE 461 FRA 227 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha
11 Clement DESALLE 25 BEL 208 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki
12 Julien LIEBER 33 BEL 184 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki
13 Max ANSTIE 99 GBR 178 Standing Construct KTM KTM
14 Ivo MONTICELLI 128 ITA 161 Standing Construct KTM KTM
15 Shaun SIMPSON 24 GBR 129 RFX KTM Racing KTM
16 Brian BOGERS 189 NDL 126 Team HRC – MXGP Honda
17 Tanel LEOK 7 EST 112 A1M Husqvarna Husqvarna
18 Tommy SEARLE 100 GBR 103 BOS GP Kawasaki
19 Alessandro LUPINO 77 ITA 103 Gebben V Venrooy Kawasaki Kawasaki
20 Jordi TIXIER 911 FRA 81 Team VHR KTM
21 Benoit PATUREL 6 FRA 65 Gebben V Venrooy Kawasaki Kawasaki
22 Jeffrey HERLINGS 84 NDL 57 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
23 Vsevolod BRYLYAKOV 18 RUS 44 JWR Yamaha Racing Yamaha
24 Kevin STRIJBOS 22 BEL 43 JWR Yamaha Racing Yamaha
25 Anton GOLE 297 SWE 30 JWR Yamaha Racing Yamaha
26 Petar PETROV 152 BUL 24 North Europe Racing KTM
27 Harri KULLAS 151 EST 19 Wildcard Rider Honda
28 Jose BUTRON 17 SPA 16 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM
29 Samuele BERNARDINI 321 ITA 15 Ghidinelli Racing Team Yamaha
30 Andero LUSBO 621 EST 15 A1M Husqvarna Husqvarna
31 Valentin GUILLOD 13 SWI 14 Wildcard Rider Honda
32 Sven VAN DER MIERDEN 94 NDL 13 Hutten Metaal Yamaha Racing Yamaha
33 Lewis STEWART 336 AUS 13 Wildcard Rider KTM
34 Adam COLES 227 AUS 11 Wildcard Rider Husqvarna
35 Micha-Boy DE WAAL 34 NDL 10 Hutten Metaal Yamaha Racing Yamaha
36 Jordi VAN NOBELEN 131 NDL 7 Wildcard Rider Husqvarna
37 Bruno DARIAS VAPANEN 251 SPA 6 Wildcard Rider KTM
38 Pascal RAUCHENECKER 760 AUT 6 Wildcard Rider KTM
39 Aldi LAZARONI 110 IDN 6 Wildcard Rider Husqvarna
40 Dean FERRIS 111 AUS 6 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha
41 Farhan HENDRA 162 IDN 5 Wildcard Rider Husqvarna
42 Jeffrey DEWULF 212 BEL 4 North Europe Racing KTM
43 Gert KRESTINOV 37 EST 3 Wildcard Rider Kawasaki
44 Joaquin POLI 179 ARG 3 Wildcard Rider Honda
45 Juan Pablo LUZZARDI 171 ARG 1 Wildcard Rider KTM
46 Jetro SALAZAR 220 ECU 1 Wildcard Rider Honda