The 2020 FIM World Motocross Championship took its final bow today in the sunny Dolomite Mountains, surrounding the spectacular Pietramurata Ciclamino circuit high above Lake Garda.
Team HRC’s Tim Gajser once again delivered yet another Grand Prix overall win – repaying his team of dedicated professional crew as the 2020 season closed its doors for the final time.
Although ‘Tiga’ led race one in the early stages, he dropped one position on lap four and brought his CRF450RW home in second place – good enough to regroup and try for the win in race two.
Tim pushed hard on lap two of the second moto and took and early lead, setting lap times that his rivals could not match, eventually winning the race by almost 16 seconds to take the overall GP victory and another trophy for Team HRC, ending a challenging season of race calendar uncertainly and restrictive working conditions, which everyone worked hard to overcome.
The MX2 class once again saw a block of Honda CRF250Rs finish the day neck-and-neck in the overall points.
In race one Team Honda Assomotor’s Stephen Rubini finished the race in a very credible fifth place, ahead of Honda 114 Motorsport’s stand-in rider Morgan Lesiardo and Stephen’s teammate Alvin Östlund in 12th.
Rubini struggled to match his race one start hitting turn one in the mid-pack and dropping from 16th to 22nd on lap four. The likeable Frenchman managed to climb his way up to 17th at the chequered flag, but this was a disappointing end to the day as he was hoping for top five or a podium finish to his season end.
Team Honda Assomotor’s Alvin Östlund had a better end to the day with an eighth place finish – climbing his way up from 12th on lap one. Ninth and tenth place in race two went to Honda 114 Motorsport’s riders Bailey Malkiewicz and stand-in rider Morgan Lesiardo – the Italian finding quick form on the competitive CRF250R.