Team HRC’s Tim Gajser wasn’t quite able to maintain his podium streak at the Turkish GP after a couple of mistakes cost him the chance of battling at the front of the field. Teammate Brian Bogers also wasn’t able to capitalise on two good starts, narrowly missing out on 10th overall by just two points.

In both races, the two Honda CRF450RWs were at the sharp end of the field, with Gajser and Bogers both getting good jumps out of the gate and rounding the first few turns inside the top five. However just as Gajser was looking to put pressure on the leaders, he made a mistake in both races which meant that he lost touch and was instead battling for the podium spots. In race one, he dropped all the way to 14th spot on an Afyonkarahisar track that was difficult to pass on, but he fought his way through to sixth place by the time the chequered flag was waved. Knowing that he’d have to perform really well to get on the podium, he rounded the first lap in third place, just a couple of seconds off the lead. Learning the lines of those in front, he was poised to make a move, when a small tip-over cost him time and a couple of spots. He did eventually make his way back to third but his six-three scores were a couple of points short of third place on the podium. Despite the disappointment, he did still climb the steps to receive the golden plate once again that marks his achievement of winning the 2019 world motocross championship.

For Bogers, he spent almost half of both MXGP motos inside the top five, running good laptimes and holding his own in this competitive class. Unfortunately as the races wore on, he slipped down the field with the hot temperatures playing a part as he ended up with 13-11 results. While the end results weren’t what he was hoping, it was definitely a positive sight to see the #189 showing top five speed for a good portion of the racing.

The riders now get to head home for a couple of days before getting on a flight to Shanghai, China which is where the final round of the MXGP championship will take place on September 14-15.

Jeremy van Horebeek continued his recent good form by going nine-seven for eighth, and the Honda rider will hope he can do it again in China, before heading to the Motocross of Nations where he’ll be an important figure for Team Belgium.

Tim Gajser

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It was a tough weekend, but yesterday I felt okay. My speed was good, I just had that crash in the qualification race which meant I wasn’t completely 100% today. I got a good start in the first race, but crashed in the wave section and managed to climb back to sixth place after remounting in around 15th. I still knew I could better and I wanted to prove that in race two and again I got a good start, in the top three where again I felt I could I run with the leaders. However I made a small mistake in a corner, tipped over and dropped to fifth. By the time I got back to third they were gone so that’s where I finished. I am disappointed but I will try to take some positive things from this GP and do better next weekend in China. A big thanks to the whole team for their work again and helping me feel comfortable out on the track, and thanks for all the birthday wishes from everyone.

Team HRC – MXGP
Brian Bogers

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There were both positives and negatives from today’s racing. I’m quite happy with my speed and I got two good starts which allowed me to race for 15-20 minutes with the top five guys. That is definitely something I’m happy with and it felt good when I was out there. Unfortunately the negative thing is the conditioning because it is still not on the level that it needs to be on and I wasn’t able to stay in the top five. I think when it gets like this, I am still feeling the effects of missing the whole 2018 campaign because to lose all that time off the bike in my rookie 450 season is quite a big loss. I now that is something I can work on though and I do think it is improving all the time so that is something I will continue to work on. However I will definitely take the positive things into China and hope to get two more good starts because that really was a good feeling.

Team HRC – MXGP
GP of Turkey

Afyon, Turkey

MXGP 2019, Round 17

Sunny / 30
Sunday 8 Sep 2019, 15:45 UTC
  • Track Condition: Hard Pack
  • Air Temp: 30°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Jeffrey Herlings 84 NDL 25 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 35:07.079
2 Glenn Coldenhoff 259 NDL 22 Standing Construct KTM KTM +2.297
3 Tim Gajser 243 SLO 20 Team HRC – MXGP Honda +33.532
4 Ivo Monticelli 128 ITA 18 Standing Construct KTM KTM +37.616
5 Pauls Jonass 41 LAT 16 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +39.820
6 Gautier Paulin 21 FRA 15 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Yamaha +41.352
7 Jeremy Van Horebeek 89 BEL 14 Honda SR Motoblouz Honda +43.332
8 Jeremy Seewer 91 SWI 13 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +49.145
9 Kevin Strijbos 22 BEL 12 JWR Yamaha Racing Yamaha +53.575
10 Jordi Tixier 911 FRA 11 Team VHR KTM +1:03.479
11 Brian Bogers 189 NDL 10 Team HRC – MXGP Honda +1:09.513
12 Alessandro Lupino 77 ITA 9 Gebben V Venrooy Kawasaki Kawasaki +1:11.077
13 Arminas Jasikonis 27 LTU 8 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:15.108
14 Anthony Rodriguez 127 VEN 7 Hutten Metaal Yamaha Racing Yamaha +1:17.088
15 Shaun Simpson 24 GBR 6 RFX KTM Racing KTM +1:20.873
16 Arnaud Tonus 4 SWI 5 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Yamaha +1:25.369
17 Micha-Boy De Waal 34 NDL 4 Hutten Metaal Yamaha Racing Yamaha +1:25.626
18 Tanel Leok 7 EST 3 A1M Husqvarna Husqvarna +1 Lap
19 Petar Petrov 152 BUL 2 North Europe Racing KTM +1 Lap
20 Nathan Renkens 83 BEL 1 NR83 KTM +1 Lap
Sunny / 30
Sunday 8 Sep 2019, 11:59 UTC
  • Track Condition: Hard Pack
  • Air Temp: 30°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Jeffrey Herlings 84 NDL 25 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 35:00.462
2 Pauls Jonass 41 LAT 22 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +5.289
3 Glenn Coldenhoff 259 NDL 20 Standing Construct KTM KTM +14.900
4 Jeremy Seewer 91 SWI 18 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +16.700
5 Gautier Paulin 21 FRA 16 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Yamaha +19.149
6 Tim Gajser 243 SLO 15 Team HRC – MXGP Honda +20.070
7 Arnaud Tonus 4 SWI 14 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Yamaha +21.909
8 Ivo Monticelli 128 ITA 13 Standing Construct KTM KTM +23.649
9 Jeremy Van Horebeek 89 BEL 12 Honda SR Motoblouz Honda +25.023
10 Arminas Jasikonis 27 LTU 11 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +26.621
11 Kevin Strijbos 22 BEL 10 JWR Yamaha Racing Yamaha +27.911
12 Jordi Tixier 911 FRA 9 Team VHR KTM +57.701
13 Brian Bogers 189 NDL 8 Team HRC – MXGP Honda +1:07.082
14 Anthony Rodriguez 127 VEN 7 Hutten Metaal Yamaha Racing Yamaha +1:22.847
15 Alessandro Lupino 77 ITA 6 Gebben V Venrooy Kawasaki Kawasaki +1:26.674
16 Shaun Simpson 24 GBR 5 RFX KTM Racing KTM +1:34.385
17 Petar Petrov 152 BUL 4 North Europe Racing KTM +1:38.796
18 Tanel Leok 7 EST 3 A1M Husqvarna Husqvarna +1:41.033
19 Nathan Renkens 83 BEL 2 NR83 KTM +1 Lap
20 Artem Guryev 555 RUS 1 AG Racing Husqvarna +1 Lap
Sunny / 31
Saturday 7 Sep 2019, 16:02 UTC
  • Track Condition: Hard Pack
  • Air Temp: 31°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Glenn Coldenhoff 259 NDL Standing Construct KTM KTM 23:41.215
2 Jeffrey Herlings 84 NDL Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +0.897
3 Jeremy Seewer 91 SWI Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +10.485
4 Ivo Monticelli 128 ITA Standing Construct KTM KTM +22.893
5 Gautier Paulin 21 FRA Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Yamaha +24.461
6 Jeremy Van Horebeek 89 BEL Honda SR Motoblouz Honda +27.303
7 Alessandro Lupino 77 ITA Gebben V Venrooy Kawasaki Kawasaki +30.935
8 Kevin Strijbos 22 BEL JWR Yamaha Racing Yamaha +33.469
9 Pauls Jonass 41 LAT Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +35.955
10 Arminas Jasikonis 27 LTU Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +36.991
11 Tommy Searle 100 GBR Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +48.787
12 Brian Bogers 189 NDL Team HRC – MXGP Honda +49.337
13 Tim Gajser 243 SLO Team HRC – MXGP Honda +53.616
14 Anthony Rodriguez 127 VEN Hutten Metaal Yamaha Racing Yamaha +54.751
15 Micha-Boy De Waal 34 NDL Hutten Metaal Yamaha Racing Yamaha +59.466
16 Arnaud Tonus 4 SWI Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Yamaha +1:08.646
17 Petar Petrov 152 BUL North Europe Racing KTM +1:09.800
18 Tanel Leok 7 EST A1M Husqvarna Husqvarna +1:10.198
19 Jordi Tixier 911 FRA Team VHR KTM +1:15.144
20 Nathan Renkens 83 BEL NR83 KTM +1:53.669
Rider Standings
Sunday, 8 Sep 2019 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Tim GAJSER 243 SLO 744 Team HRC – MXGP Honda
2 Jeremy SEEWER 91 SWI 542 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha
3 Gautier PAULIN 21 FRA 499 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Yamaha
4 Glenn COLDENHOFF 259 NDL 488 Standing Construct KTM KTM
5 Arnaud TONUS 4 SWI 462 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Yamaha
6 Pauls JONASS 41 LAT 428 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna
7 Arminas JASIKONIS 27 LTU 416 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna
8 Jeremy VAN HOREBEEK 89 BEL 403 Honda SR Motoblouz Honda
9 Romain FEBVRE 461 FRA 384 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha
10 Antonio CAIROLI 222 ITA 358 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
11 Max ANSTIE 99 GBR 256 Standing Construct KTM KTM
12 Ivo MONTICELLI 128 ITA 243 Standing Construct KTM KTM
13 Brian BOGERS 189 NDL 208 Team HRC – MXGP Honda
14 Clement DESALLE 25 BEL 208 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki
15 Julien LIEBER 33 BEL 184 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki
16 Tanel LEOK 7 EST 181 A1M Husqvarna Husqvarna
17 Shaun SIMPSON 24 GBR 175 RFX KTM Racing KTM
18 Tommy SEARLE 100 GBR 163 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki
19 Jordi TIXIER 911 FRA 161 Team VHR KTM
20 Alessandro LUPINO 77 ITA 156 Gebben V Venrooy Kawasaki Kawasaki
21 Kevin STRIJBOS 22 BEL 135 JWR Yamaha Racing Yamaha
22 Jeffrey HERLINGS 84 NDL 125 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
23 Vsevolod BRYLYAKOV 18 RUS 83 JWR Yamaha Racing Yamaha
24 Benoit PATUREL 6 FRA 65 Gebben V Venrooy Kawasaki Kawasaki
25 Anton GOLE 297 SWE 44 JWR Yamaha Racing Yamaha
26 Petar PETROV 152 BUL 40 North Europe Racing KTM
27 Micha-Boy DE WAAL 34 NDL 39 Hutten Metaal Yamaha Racing Yamaha
28 Lewis STEWART AUS 29
29 Andero LUSBO 621 EST 29 A1M Husqvarna Husqvarna
30 Anthony RODRIGUEZ 127 VEN 28 Hutten Metaal Yamaha Racing Yamaha
31 Samuele BERNARDINI 321 ITA 25 Ghidinelli Racing Team Yamaha
32 Tom KOCH 226 GER 24 KTM Sarholz Racing Team KTM
33 Adam COLES 227 AUS 22 Wildcard Rider Husqvarna
34 Harri KULLAS 151 EST 19 Wildcard Rider Honda
35 Jeffrey DEWULF 212 BEL 18 North Europe Racing KTM
36 Jose BUTRON 17 SPA 16 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM
37 Valentin GUILLOD 13 SWI 14 Wildcard Rider Honda
38 Bruno DARIAS VAPANEN 251 SPA 13 Wildcard Rider KTM
39 Sven VAN DER MIERDEN 94 NDL 13 Hutten Metaal Yamaha Racing Yamaha
40 Jordi VAN NOBELEN 131 NDL 13 Wildcard Rider Husqvarna
41 Aldi LAZARONI 110 IDN 10 Wildcard Rider Husqvarna
42 Farhan HENDRA 162 IDN 10 Wildcard Rider Husqvarna
43 Joel MILESEVIC 626 AUS 9 Wildcard Rider KTM
44 Pascal RAUCHENECKER 760 AUT 6 Wildcard Rider KTM
45 Lars VAN BERKEL 107 NDL 6 Wildcard Rider Husqvarna
46 Dean FERRIS 111 AUS 6 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha
47 Nathan RENKENS 83 BEL 3 NR83 KTM
48 Gert KRESTINOV 37 EST 3 Wildcard Rider Kawasaki
49 Joaquin POLI 179 ARG 3 Wildcard Rider Honda
50 Juan Pablo LUZZARDI 171 ARG 1 Wildcard Rider KTM
51 Klemen GERCAR 62 SLO 1 62 MotoSport Husqvarna
52 Madjade NAKPANE 244 TGO 1 Wildcard Rider Husqvarna
53 Artem GURYEV 555 RUS 1 AG Racing Husqvarna
54 Jetro SALAZAR 220 ECU 1 Wildcard Rider Honda