Mirroring last year’s triple header in Trentino (Italy), today was the first of three races at the  Crossodrome Ciclamino Circuit and like last year, the sun shone upon the beautiful landscape, high in the Dolomite Mountains.

In the MXGP class it was Team HRC’s Tim Gajser who lead the Honda charge to finish the day in third overall keeping his championship hopes very much alive. 

Race one saw the Slovenian battle hard throughout the moto with fast and consistent lap times, but frustratingly couldn’t quite make passes on the challenging hillside circuit. Then in race two Tim had a poor start after tangling with other riders on the start-straight. He was down in 12th place on the first lap, but managed to push upto sixth place in the first few minutes – eventually finish the race in third after another frustrating moto.  

Gajser was followed home by Honda SR Motoblouz’s Benoit Paturel taking his CRF450R to ninth overall. Also great to see JM Honda Racing’s Henry Jacobi holeshot race two and finish the moto in 11th after a small crash in the latter stages. 

Following a good result last weekend at his home GP in Spain, Honda 114 Motorsports’ Ruben Fernandez improved again today in Italy, taking his CRF250R to third overall, followed by Honda Racing Assomotor’s Stephen Rubini in ninth overall.

In race one Fernandez battled hard from a good start to move up to sixth place on lap one and then set-about a race of attrition to be rewarded with fourth place at the finish. Meanwhile Stephen Rubini had an even better start, one place ahead of Fernandez, but struggled to defend his position to eventually finish the race in ninth.

In race two Ruben got off to a better start and rounded lap one in fifth place, to eventually move into fourth place on lap four where he finished the race. Meanwhile, Stephen Rubini struggled to make progress from 12th place at the start to finish the race in 11th. 

After competing for the Canadian national team at the recent Motocross of Nations in Mantova, Italy, Dylan Wright rode his first MXGP today on a Honda 114 Motorsports CRF450R, finishing the day in 19th place with 8 MXGP points.

The next race in Trentino trilogy will be held this Wednesday, 27th October. 

Tim Gajser

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It was a really intense day of racing with two very hard-fought races.

I made life difficult for myself with my starts and having to come through the field in both motos. I completed a lot of passes but it wasn’t quite enough to take the win. However, we come back here on Wednesday and I know that I’m very close and I definitely won’t give up fighting until the very end.

I’d like to thank my team for all their work and to all the fans who came here and supported me. I truly appreciate it and they always bring a smile to my face.

Team HRC – MXGP
Benoit Paturel

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It was a good day for me, especially the second moto.

Unfortunately, I had a crash in the first moto and had to make my way back from 24th to 14th at the finish. In the second moto I had a really good start and and I could fight at the front. It was a really good race and I’ve waited a long time for this. I hope I can make two solid races on Wednesday.

I really like the track here in Italy. It’s quite like the French tracks that I know so well and I’m also very happy with my CRF450R. The team did a great job, so I’m really happy. For a private team I think we’re getting some great results now.

Honda SR Motoblouz
Ruben Fernandez

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It was a solid day of racing for me today. I went four-four for third overall.

It was back at round two this year that I was on the podium and since then I’ve had a few bad races and some injuries which meant that I had to take time off the bike.

I came back to GP racing in France and from then on I started to improve and this weekend I’m very happy to be on the podium again. My shoulder is still sore, but improving each week.

Let’s see if I can keep improving and be on the podium again before the season is over.

Honda 114 Motorsports
Gordon Crockard

Gordon Crockard

Honda Off Road Racing Manager

Brilliant to see a double Honda podium here on day one of the triple round occasion at this spectacular Trentino venue.

Ruben Fernandez returned to the MX2 podium with a third overall after two solid fourth place rides. This is a great boost for his confidence to take momentum into the next round in a couple of days time. Rubini also was shining bright today running as high as sixth and putting in faster laps as the race went on.

In MXGP Tim was a pleasure to watch on track. Fastest lap of race two and challenging for the race lead. The end position feels like an under-reward for the performance delivered.

In race two Jacobi and Paturel ran fifth and sixth for a long while. Paturel getting a season best sixth at the flag and Jacobi recovered from a fall to clinch 11th.

Both great rides and brilliant to see a trio of CRF450R bikes running inside the top six.

I'm looking forward to Wednesday's race already.

Honda Motor
MXGP of Trentino

Pietramurata, Italy

MXGP 2021, Round 14

Sunny / 17
Sunday 24 Oct 2021, 14:53 UTC
  • Track Condition: Hard Pack
  • Air Temp: 17°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Jeffrey Herlings 84 NDL 25 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 34:32.192
2 Glenn Coldenhoff 259 NDL 22 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +0:01.454
3 Tim Gajser 243 SLO 20 Team HRC – MXGP Honda +0:02.211
4 Romain Febvre 3 FRA 18 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +0:12.132
5 Jeremy Seewer 91 SWI 16 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +0:31.200
6 Benoit Paturel 16 FRA 15 Honda SR Motoblouz Honda +0:56.020
7 Ben Watson 919 GBR 14 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +0:58.077
8 Tom Koch 226 GER 13 Wildcard Rider KTM +1:05.634
9 Mathys Boisrame 172 FRA 12 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +1:11.256
10 Valentin Guillod 92 SWI 11 hostettler Yamaha Racing Yamaha +1:13.668
11 Henry Jacobi 29 GER 10 JM Honda Racing Honda +1:16.685
12 Pauls Jonass 41 LAT 9 Standing Construct GasGas Factory Racing Team Gas Gas +1:17.695
13 Brian Bogers 189 NDL 8 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +1:20.278
14 Shaun Simpson 24 GBR 7 SS24 KTM MXGP KTM +1:22.614
15 Alessandro Lupino 77 ITA 6 MRT Racing Team KTM KTM +1:23.797
16 Thomas Kjer Olsen 19 DEN 5 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:32.115
17 Jorge Prado Garcia 61 SPA 4 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +1:37.215
18 Arnaud Tonus 4 SWI 3 Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha +1:39.455
19 Jose Butron 17 SPA 2 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM +1:39.855
20 Lorenzo Locurcio 183 VEN 1 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM +1:44.391
Sunny / 17
Sunday 24 Oct 2021, 11:57 UTC
  • Track Condition: Hard Pack
  • Air Temp: 17°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Jeffrey Herlings 84 NDL 25 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 34:14.099
2 Jeremy Seewer 91 SWI 22 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +0:02.146
3 Romain Febvre 3 FRA 20 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +0:03.665
4 Tim Gajser 243 SLO 18 Team HRC – MXGP Honda +0:04.234
5 Glenn Coldenhoff 259 NDL 16 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +0:41.383
6 Pauls Jonass 41 LAT 15 Standing Construct GasGas Factory Racing Team Gas Gas +0:44.401
7 Thomas Kjer Olsen 19 DEN 14 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +0:48.810
8 Jorge Prado Garcia 61 SPA 13 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +1:09.882
9 Mathys Boisrame 172 FRA 12 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +1:10.696
10 Alessandro Lupino 77 ITA 11 MRT Racing Team KTM KTM +1:11.881
11 Tom Koch 226 GER 10 Wildcard Rider KTM +1:17.703
12 Jeremy Van Horebeek 89 BEL 9 SDM Racing Beta +1:23.403
13 Dylan Wright 109 CAN 8 GDR Honda Honda +1:24.975
14 Benoit Paturel 16 FRA 7 Honda SR Motoblouz Honda +1:26.262
15 Ben Watson 919 GBR 6 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +1:30.803
16 Kevin Strijbos 22 BEL 5 Gebben van Venrooy Yamaha Racing Yamaha +1:38.000
17 Arnaud Tonus 4 SWI 4 Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha +1:43.923
18 Jose Butron 17 SPA 3 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM +1:44.769
19 Shaun Simpson 24 GBR 2 SS24 KTM MXGP KTM +2:26.868
20 Brian Bogers 189 NDL 1 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +1 Lap
Rider Standings
Sunday, 24 Oct 2021 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Jeffrey HERLINGS 84 NDL 555 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
2 Romain FEBVRE 3 FRA 531 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki
3 Tim GAJSER 243 SLO 528 Team HRC – MXGP Honda
4 Jorge PRADO GARCIA 61 SPA 457 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
5 Antonio CAIROLI 222 ITA 419 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
6 Jeremy SEEWER 91 SWI 410 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha
7 Pauls JONASS 41 LAT 376 Standing Construct GasGas Factory Racing Team Gas Gas
8 Glenn COLDENHOFF 259 NDL 340 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha
9 Alessandro LUPINO 77 ITA 250 MRT Racing Team KTM KTM
10 Thomas KJER OLSEN 19 DEN 239 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna
11 Brian BOGERS 189 NDL 218 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM
12 Ben WATSON 919 GBR 217 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha
13 Calvin VLAANDEREN 10 NDL 203 Gebben van Venrooy Yamaha Racing Yamaha
14 Jeremy VAN HOREBEEK 89 BEL 165 SDM Racing Beta
15 Henry JACOBI 29 GER 145 JM Honda Racing Honda
16 Brent VAN DONINCK 32 BEL 120 Gebben van Venrooy Yamaha Racing Yamaha
17 Arnaud TONUS 4 SWI 119 Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha
18 Alberto FORATO 303 ITA 108 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha
19 Kevin STRIJBOS 22 BEL 103 Gebben van Venrooy Yamaha Racing Yamaha
20 Shaun SIMPSON 24 GBR 100 SS24 KTM MXGP KTM
21 Benoit PATUREL 16 FRA 87 Honda SR Motoblouz Honda
22 Arminas JASIKONIS 27 LTU 87 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna
23 Ivo MONTICELLI 128 ITA 54 Standing Construct GasGas Factory Racing Team Gas Gas
24 Tom KOCH 226 GER 53 Wildcard Rider KTM
25 Alvin OSTLUND 161 SWE 50 JK Racing Yamaha Yamaha
26 Adam STERRY 811 GBR 39 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM
27 Lorenzo LOCURCIO 183 VEN 37 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM
28 Jordi TIXIER 911 FRA 33 Wildcard Rider KTM
29 Vsevolod BRYLYAKOV 18 RUS 30 JWR Honda Racing Honda
30 Mathys BOISRAME 172 FRA 24 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki
31 Valentin GUILLOD 92 SWI 23 hostettler Yamaha Racing Yamaha
32 Cyril GENOT 105 BEL 15 Wildcard Rider KTM
33 Josh GILBERT 326 GBR 10 PAR Homes RFX Husqvarna Husqvarna
34 Jose BUTRON 17 SPA 9 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM
35 Dylan WRIGHT 109 CAN 8 GDR Honda Honda
36 Evgeny BOBRYSHEV 777 RUS 6 PAR Homes RFX Husqvarna Husqvarna
37 Lars VAN BERKEL 107 NDL 5 Honda SR Motoblouz Honda
38 Nathan WATSON 991 GBR 4 Honda SR Motoblouz Honda
39 Jimmy CLOCHET 520 FRA 4 SDM Racing Beta
40 Maxime DESPREY 21 FRA 3 Team GSM DAFY MICHELIN YAMAHA Yamaha
41 Hardi ROOSIORG 75 EST 1 Wildcard Rider KTM
42 Todd KELLETT 998 GBR 1 hostettler Yamaha Racing Yamaha
43 Anton GOLE SWE 1
44 Morgan LESIARDO 44 ITA 1 Honda 114 Motorsports Honda