This weekend the 2019 World Motocross Championship stopped off for round nine at the central Latvian locality of Kegums.
Situated 50km south-east of the capital city Riga, the sandy Kegums circuit sits close to the banks of the Daugava River which flows from Russia’s Valdai Hills into the Gulf of Riga and onto the notorious Baltic Sea.
In the MXGP class it was HRC’s Tim Gajser who once again topped the podium, overcoming a tough qualifying race on Saturday to take the overall win and a 30-point advantage in the championship. Tim keeps hold of the leader’s red plate for another weekend.
In the MX2 class Honda 114 Motorsports Mitch Evans and Zach Pichon had a tough day out with battles through the pack and crashes spoiling their obvious potential. Meanwhile, Team Honda RedMoto Assomotor’s Stephen Rubini finished the day in fourth overall in the EMX250 class – only two point adrift of a second place.
The next stop on the GP tour takes us to the Saxonian town of Teutschenthal, Eastern Germany in one week’s time when all Honda riders are hoping to improve on the their performances and results.