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.

Tim Gajser

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As I’ve said many times, I was super happy to win my fourth world title on Wednesday.

Today, my goal was just to go out there and have fun and we did that, winning the last overall of the year and it couldn’t have gone better. I want to say a huge thank you to all my team who have worked so hard and put in so much effort.

In March, we did two GPs in Matterley and Valkenswaard and they went well, but then we had a long break and when we returned, I wasn’t feeling good, I was struggling. Now, the second half of the season I found good speed, I was consistent, and I was able to win the title.

In the first moto today, we were running the same pace but I was losing a lot of time in the third sector and I didn’t know where so he passed me and I followed him for a couple of laps before mounting an attack.

Unfortunately, the pass didn’t happen so I finished second. In race two, I got a good start and I was in front early on, and again we were riding the same pace but the gap was three or four seconds so he couldn’t follow me so easily. Then I think he made a mistake and I had a big gap so I was able to win the race, get the overall and finish off the season in perfect fashion!

Team HRC – MXGP
Bailey Malkiewicz

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My day started off pretty slow. I didn’t feel so good in qualifying and only managed 19th.

I had a decent start in the first race and was held up quite a bit in the first half of the race and made a mistake and went off the track. I fought my way back to 15th and tried to regroup for the second moto.

In the second race I got stuck with another rider after they crashed but I fought hard and finished in 9th, so 15-9 put me in 11th overall, so I was 14th overall in the championship, which I’m pretty happy about for my first year.

Team Honda 114 Motorsports
Morgan Lesiardo

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In the first moto I got a good start in ninth on lap one. I felt a little bit stiff after crashing in qualifying but found a good flow and came back to 11th and I was happy with my riding and the CRF250R.

I made some small setup changes for the second moto. My start was OK but had another crash and finished the race in 10th, which gave me 9th overall and this is my first top-ten of the year, so I’m really happy and I think this a good result for me and the team.

Team Honda 114 Motorsports
Gordon Crockard

Gordon Crockard

Honda Off Road Racing Manager

Today marks the close of the season and I think the performance of our guys pretty much sums this up correctly. Tim winning and our young riders demonstrating strong potential and development.

Rubini clinching fifth in race one of MX2 is super encouraging as we already look to next year. Paturel equally impressive with his eighth in MXGP having just returned from injury. These are well backed with Östlund, Lesiardo, Malkiewicz and Walsh - all nailing down successful moto results. Valentin Guillod also took his CRF450R to a very promising 10th in race one, matching his last-Wednesday’s race result.

Some inconsistencies need attention but the ingredients necessary are in place, good speed, good bikes, good starts and the all important team work to make the dreams a reality is all present.

I think today was a fitting end to conclude the most unusual season we’ve just encountered. Thank you to all our great athletes, team members and valued partners, it’s been a great pleasure going racing with you. See you next year!

Honda Motor
GP of Garda Trentino (ITA)

Pietramurata, Italy

MXGP 2020, Round 18

Sunny / 17
Sunday 8 Nov 2020, 15:46 UTC
  • Track Condition: Hard Pack
  • Air Temp: 17°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Tim Gajser 243 SLO 25 Team HRC – MXGP Honda 33:53.636
2 Romain Febvre 3 FRA 22 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +0:15.977
3 Gautier Paulin 21 FRA 20 Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha +0:19.364
4 Jeremy Seewer 91 SWI 18 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +0:23.276
5 Brian Bogers 189 NDL 16 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +0:27.880
6 Brent Van Doninck 32 BEL 15 Wildcard Rider Husqvarna +0:31.674
7 Clement Desalle 25 BEL 14 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +0:39.182
8 Jordi Tixier 911 FRA 13 Wildcard Rider KTM +0:47.984
9 Arnaud Tonus 4 SWI 12 Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha +0:58.086
10 Evgeny Bobryshev 777 RUS 11 PAR Homes RFX Husqvarna Husqvarna +1:00.226
11 Alessandro Lupino 77 ITA 10 Gebben van Venrooy Yamaha Racing Yamaha +1:00.842
12 Ivo Monticelli 128 ITA 9 Standing Construct GasGas Factory Racing Team Gas Gas +1:02.559
13 Dylan Walsh 53 GBR 8 JM Honda Racing Honda +1:13.254
14 Michele Cervellin 747 ITA 7 SDMCorse Yamaha Yamaha +1:17.346
15 Samuele Bernardini 321 ITA 6 Ghidinelli Racing Team Yamaha +1:21.504
16 Jose Butron 17 SPA 5 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM +1:22.473
17 Tom Koch 226 GER 4 KTM Sarholz Racing Team KTM +1:23.702
18 Tanel Leok 7 EST 3 A1M Husqvarna Husqvarna +1:24.710
19 Adam Sterry 811 GBR 2 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM +1:30.022
20 Petar Petrov 152 BUL 1 Team VRT Nordpesca Holland KTM +1:51.736
Sunny / 14
Sunday 8 Nov 2020, 11:55 UTC
  • Track Condition: Hard Pack
  • Air Temp: 14°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Romain Febvre 3 FRA 25 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki 33:44.705
2 Tim Gajser 243 SLO 22 Team HRC – MXGP Honda +0:01.946
3 Jeremy Seewer 91 SWI 20 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +0:27.592
4 Gautier Paulin 21 FRA 18 Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha +0:29.763
5 Arnaud Tonus 4 SWI 16 Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha +0:36.843
6 Antonio Cairoli 222 ITA 15 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +0:47.636
7 Clement Desalle 25 BEL 14 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +1:00.457
8 Benoit Paturel 6 FRA 13 JM Honda Racing Honda +1:08.856
9 Evgeny Bobryshev 777 RUS 12 PAR Homes RFX Husqvarna Husqvarna +1:11.092
10 Valentin Guillod 92 SWI 11 Honda SR Motoblouz Honda +1:12.032
11 Jordi Tixier 911 FRA 10 Wildcard Rider KTM +1:23.124
12 Adam Sterry 811 GBR 9 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM +1:26.732
13 Michele Cervellin 747 ITA 8 SDMCorse Yamaha Yamaha +1:33.063
14 Samuele Bernardini 321 ITA 7 Ghidinelli Racing Team Yamaha +1:34.308
15 Jose Butron 17 SPA 6 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM +1:41.878
16 Ander Valentin 920 SPA 5 Wildcard Rider Husqvarna +1:46.566
17 Ivo Monticelli 128 ITA 4 Standing Construct GasGas Factory Racing Team Gas Gas +1:49.334
18 Tanel Leok 7 EST 3 A1M Husqvarna Husqvarna +1:50.669
19 Dylan Walsh 53 GBR 2 JM Honda Racing Honda +1 Lap
20 Tom Koch 226 GER 1 KTM Sarholz Racing Team KTM +1 Lap
Sunny / 13
Sunday 8 Nov 2020, 09:24 UTC
  • Track Condition: Hard Pack
  • Air Temp: 13°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Romain Febvre 3 FRA Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki 1:41.997
2 Jeremy Seewer 91 SWI Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +0:00.109
3 Arnaud Tonus 4 SWI Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha +0:00.573
4 Gautier Paulin 21 FRA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha +0:01.162
5 Tim Gajser 243 SLO Team HRC – MXGP Honda +0:01.446
6 Alessandro Lupino 77 ITA Gebben van Venrooy Yamaha Racing Yamaha +0:01.760
7 Clement Desalle 25 BEL Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +0:01.837
8 Ivo Monticelli 128 ITA Standing Construct GasGas Factory Racing Team Gas Gas +0:02.043
9 Evgeny Bobryshev 777 RUS PAR Homes RFX Husqvarna Husqvarna +0:02.054
10 Valentin Guillod 92 SWI Honda SR Motoblouz Honda +0:02.505
11 Brent Van Doninck 32 BEL Wildcard Rider Husqvarna +0:02.618
12 Adam Sterry 811 GBR JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM +0:02.666
13 Brian Bogers 189 NDL Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +0:02.772
14 Jordi Tixier 911 FRA Wildcard Rider KTM +0:02.782
15 Samuele Bernardini 321 ITA Ghidinelli Racing Team Yamaha +0:03.271
16 Benoit Paturel 6 FRA JM Honda Racing Honda +0:03.557
17 Tanel Leok 7 EST A1M Husqvarna Husqvarna +0:03.695
18 Dylan Walsh 53 GBR JM Honda Racing Honda +0:03.780
19 Antonio Cairoli 222 ITA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +0:03.834
20 Michele Cervellin 747 ITA SDMCorse Yamaha Yamaha +0:03.936
Rider Standings
Sunday, 8 Nov 2020 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Tim GAJSER 243 SLO 720 Team HRC – MXGP Honda
2 Jeremy SEEWER 91 SWI 618 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha
3 Antonio CAIROLI 222 ITA 599 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
4 Romain FEBVRE 3 FRA 572 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki
5 Gautier PAULIN 21 FRA 505 Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha
6 Jorge PRADO GARCIA 61 SPA 476 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
7 Clement DESALLE 25 BEL 466 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki
8 Glenn COLDENHOFF 259 NDL 375 Standing Construct GasGas Factory Racing Team Gas Gas
9 Jeremy VAN HOREBEEK 89 BEL 316 Honda SR Motoblouz Honda
10 Brian BOGERS 189 NDL 298 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM
11 Jordi TIXIER 911 FRA 271 Wildcard Rider KTM
12 Jeffrey HERLINGS 84 NDL 263 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
13 Arminas JASIKONIS 27 LTU 248 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna
14 Mitch EVANS 43 AUS 228 Team HRC – MXGP Honda
15 Ivo MONTICELLI 128 ITA 219 Standing Construct GasGas Factory Racing Team Gas Gas
16 Calvin VLAANDEREN 10 NDL 206 Gebben van Venrooy Yamaha Racing Yamaha
17 Arnaud TONUS 4 SWI 184 Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha
18 Alessandro LUPINO 77 ITA 150 Gebben van Venrooy Yamaha Racing Yamaha
19 Henry JACOBI 29 GER 134 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha
20 Michele CERVELLIN 747 ITA 130 SDMCorse Yamaha Yamaha
21 Brent VAN DONINCK 32 BEL 110 Wildcard Rider Husqvarna
22 Evgeny BOBRYSHEV 777 RUS 107 PAR Homes RFX Husqvarna Husqvarna
23 Tanel LEOK 7 EST 94 A1M Husqvarna Husqvarna
24 Valentin GUILLOD 92 SWI 88 Honda SR Motoblouz Honda
25 Dylan WALSH 53 GBR 82 JM Honda Racing Honda
26 Petar PETROV 152 BUL 81 Team VRT Nordpesca Holland KTM
27 Adam STERRY 811 GBR 76 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM
28 Benoit PATUREL 6 FRA 67 JM Honda Racing Honda
29 Jose BUTRON 17 SPA 36 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM
30 Shaun SIMPSON 24 GBR 31 SS24 KTM MXGP KTM
31 Pauls JONASS 41 LAT 26 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna
32 Samuele BERNARDINI 321 ITA 25 Ghidinelli Racing Team Yamaha
33 Pascal RAUCHENECKER 760 AUT 19 Wildcard Rider Honda
34 Karlis SABULIS 116 LAT 18 Wildcard Rider KTM
35 Thomas COVINGTON 64 USA 15 Gebben van Venrooy Yamaha Racing Yamaha
36 Nicholas LAPUCCI 211 ITA 15 Wildcard Rider KTM
37 Tom KOCH 226 GER 14 KTM Sarholz Racing Team KTM
38 Zachary PICHON 201 FRA 12 Wildcard Rider Honda
39 Harri KULLAS EST 11
40 Nathan WATSON 991 GBR 10 Honda SR Motoblouz Honda
41 Freek VAN DER VLIST 88 NDL 9 Wildcard Rider KTM
42 Lars VAN BERKEL NDL 9
43 Ander VALENTIN 920 SPA 9 Wildcard Rider Husqvarna
44 Milko POTISEK 232 FRA 6 Wildcard Rider Yamaha
45 Artem GURYEV 555 RUS 2 JM Honda Racing Honda
46 Rene RANNIKKO 191 FIN 2 Wildcard Rider Husqvarna
47 Anton GOLE 297 SWE 2 JWR Racing Honda
48 Kay EBBEN 228 NDL 2 Wildcard Rider KTM