The second Grand Pix of the Trentino triple took off today at the spectacular Pietramurata Ciclamino circuit, high in the Dolomite Mountains and close to the ever-popular Lake Garda.

The fantastic news for Team HRC and Slovenian superstar Tim Gajser is a fourth World Championship title is in their hands, further cementing their long standing and dominant partnership – racing at the highest levels in the sport.

Tim started race one in an awkward seventh position, giving him quite a task to lift the title before the end of the day. Gajser push-on though and clicked-off riders until he was challenging for the lead. Tim’s HRC crew kept emotions under control though and assured Gajser via his pit-board that all was well and he should relax and bring it home safely. 

Gajser crossed the line in second position, adding 22 points to his now unassailable GP tally; and with three races to go in the 2020 Championship, the Slovenian was crowned Champion once again.

Race two witnessed a freak accident in turn two which saw Team HRC’s World Champion tangle with Team SR Honda Motoblouz rider Jeremy Van Horebeek riding the CRF450R. The accident was concerning to all and the FIM decided to ‘red-flag’ the race as Jeremy Van Horebeek’s leg was stuck in the swinging arm of Gajser’s factory Honda. After medical attention, thankfully, ‘Jerreman’ was OK and the race could restart. 

Gajser took the holeshot this time and the Team HRC’s star led from start-to-finish, giving him the overall win, adding even more smiles to all of his dedicated and professional team.

Team SR Honda Motoblouz MXGP rider Valentin Guillod had a promising second race, coming home in 10th place, handing him 14th overall on the CRF450R.

In the MX2 class the CRF250Rs were out in force. Race one saw four Hondas cross the line within less than four seconds of each-other, but it was race two that would decide who would be the leading Honda in the overall results. 

It was Team Honda Assomotor’s Stephen Rubini who battled hard to improve from 10th on lap one to cross the line in seventh overall, giving the Frenchman 9th overall and 24 valuable World Championship points. 

Stephen’s teammate Alvin Östlund finished the day just four points away from Rubini with 10th overall. It was then Honda 114 Motorsport’s Bailey Malkovich in 11th and stand-in rider Morgan Lesiardo in 12th. Once again, four Honda’s bunched together in the final points today. 

The gate drops on next and final round of the 2020 FIM World Motocross Championship in four days time here in Trentino and Honda’s MX2 racers are hoping to finish the season on a high. 

Tim Gajser

Tim Gajser 243

It feels unbelievable to be world champion for a fourth time. Winning one time is amazing, but four times, I’m just speechless. It was a weird season with the COVID-19 and then the break between the rounds two and three, but in the end, everything came together and we won another title!

Racing today was very nice, in the first race, I didn’t have the best start but I was still able to come through the field and finish second and that meant that if I could win race two, I would take the overall. In the second moto I grabbed the holeshot and then had a really good battle with Romain all the way to the chequered flag. We were pushing the whole time so I’m super happy to win this title and the overall on the same day.

A big thanks to the whole of Team HRC, there are a lot of people who are involved who couldn’t be here today so a big thank you to all of them and to everyone who has supported me all year long. It is a privilege to ride for this team and I appreciate every single person who has helped me. Thank you!

Team HRC – MXGP
Gordon Crockard

Gordon Crockard

Honda Off Road Racing Manager

Tim and Honda winning the MXGP Championship are worthy World Champions and quite rightly so.

That’s four titles within the last six years. All of the dedication, skill and continuous desire to be the best is rewarded today. Huge congratulations to Tim and Team HRC.

Race win, overall win and World Championship win all in one day gives reason for the biggest of celebrations, but I think we will wait until after the final race concludes in just a few days time on Sunday.

Honda Motor
GP of Pietramurata (ITA)

Pietramurata, Italy

MXGP 2020, Round 17

Cloudy / 12
Wednesday 4 Nov 2020, 15:17 UTC
  • Track Condition: Hard Pack
  • Air Temp: 12°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Tim Gajser 243 SLO 25 Team HRC – MXGP Honda 34:44.449
2 Romain Febvre 3 FRA 22 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +0:02.940
3 Jeremy Seewer 91 SWI 20 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +0:29.409
4 Clement Desalle 25 BEL 18 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +0:38.367
5 Antonio Cairoli 222 ITA 16 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +0:51.007
6 Brian Bogers 189 NDL 15 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +0:56.175
7 Gautier Paulin 21 FRA 14 Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha +0:59.864
8 Ivo Monticelli 128 ITA 13 Standing Construct GasGas Factory Racing Team Gas Gas +1:02.902
9 Brent Van Doninck 32 BEL 12 Wildcard Rider Husqvarna +1:07.102
10 Valentin Guillod 92 SWI 11 Honda SR Motoblouz Honda +1:14.378
11 Alessandro Lupino 77 ITA 10 Gebben van Venrooy Yamaha Racing Yamaha +1:15.714
12 Benoit Paturel 6 FRA 9 JM Honda Racing Honda +1:22.268
13 Adam Sterry 811 GBR 8 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM +1:27.383
14 Michele Cervellin 747 ITA 7 SDMCorse Yamaha Yamaha +1:29.979
15 Evgeny Bobryshev 777 RUS 6 PAR Homes RFX Husqvarna Husqvarna +1:32.742
16 Tanel Leok 7 EST 5 A1M Husqvarna Husqvarna +1:34.188
17 Arnaud Tonus 4 SWI 4 Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha +1:40.073
18 Jordi Tixier 911 FRA 3 Wildcard Rider KTM +1:42.924
19 Zachary Pichon 201 FRA 2 Wildcard Rider Honda +1:46.625
20 Jose Butron 17 SPA 1 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM +1:49.686
Tim Gajser 2020 MXGP Champion!
Sunny / 13
Wednesday 4 Nov 2020, 12:04 UTC
  • Track Condition: Hard Pack
  • Air Temp: 13°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Jeremy Seewer 91 SWI 25 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha 34:52.423
2 Tim Gajser 243 SLO 22 Team HRC – MXGP Honda +0:04.307
3 Alessandro Lupino 77 ITA 20 Gebben van Venrooy Yamaha Racing Yamaha +0:08.634
4 Clement Desalle 25 BEL 18 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +0:09.794
5 Romain Febvre 3 FRA 16 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +0:11.484
6 Antonio Cairoli 222 ITA 15 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +0:16.094
7 Brent Van Doninck 32 BEL 14 Wildcard Rider Husqvarna +0:22.055
8 Brian Bogers 189 NDL 13 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +0:25.167
9 Gautier Paulin 21 FRA 12 Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha +0:32.658
10 Jordi Tixier 911 FRA 11 Wildcard Rider KTM +0:39.149
11 Adam Sterry 811 GBR 10 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM +0:43.578
12 Jeremy Van Horebeek 89 BEL 9 Honda SR Motoblouz Honda +0:49.656
13 Michele Cervellin 747 ITA 8 SDMCorse Yamaha Yamaha +0:52.543
14 Ivo Monticelli 128 ITA 7 Standing Construct GasGas Factory Racing Team Gas Gas +0:55.306
15 Arnaud Tonus 4 SWI 6 Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha +0:57.107
16 Dylan Walsh 53 GBR 5 JM Honda Racing Honda +0:59.906
17 Petar Petrov 152 BUL 4 Team VRT Nordpesca Holland KTM +1:01.763
18 Evgeny Bobryshev 777 RUS 3 PAR Homes RFX Husqvarna Husqvarna +1:06.921
19 Tanel Leok 7 EST 2 A1M Husqvarna Husqvarna +1:09.165
20 Valentin Guillod 92 SWI 1 Honda SR Motoblouz Honda +1:11.186
Sunny / 13
Wednesday 4 Nov 2020, 09:11 UTC
  • Track Condition: Hard Pack
  • Air Temp: 13°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Jeremy Seewer 91 SWI Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha 1:38.887
2 Romain Febvre 3 FRA Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +0:00.038
3 Tim Gajser 243 SLO Team HRC – MXGP Honda +0:00.081
4 Arnaud Tonus 4 SWI Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha +0:00.177
5 Clement Desalle 25 BEL Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +0:00.526
6 Antonio Cairoli 222 ITA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +0:00.611
7 Gautier Paulin 21 FRA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha +0:00.640
8 Ivo Monticelli 128 ITA Standing Construct GasGas Factory Racing Team Gas Gas +0:01.244
9 Dylan Walsh 53 GBR JM Honda Racing Honda +0:01.261
10 Adam Sterry 811 GBR JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM +0:01.821
11 Alessandro Lupino 77 ITA Gebben van Venrooy Yamaha Racing Yamaha +0:01.837
12 Jeremy Van Horebeek 89 BEL Honda SR Motoblouz Honda +0:01.876
13 Valentin Guillod 92 SWI Honda SR Motoblouz Honda +0:01.933
14 Brian Bogers 189 NDL Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +0:02.001
15 Zachary Pichon 201 FRA Wildcard Rider Honda +0:02.041
16 Brent Van Doninck 32 BEL Wildcard Rider Husqvarna +0:02.293
17 Jordi Tixier 911 FRA Wildcard Rider KTM +0:02.406
18 Benoit Paturel 6 FRA JM Honda Racing Honda +0:02.395
19 Michele Cervellin 747 ITA SDMCorse Yamaha Yamaha +0:02.746
20 Evgeny Bobryshev 777 RUS PAR Homes RFX Husqvarna Husqvarna +0:02.958
Rider Standings
Wednesday, 4 Nov 2020 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Tim GAJSER 243 SLO 673 Team HRC – MXGP Honda
2 Antonio CAIROLI 222 ITA 584 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
3 Jeremy SEEWER 91 SWI 580 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha
4 Romain FEBVRE 3 FRA 525 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki
5 Jorge PRADO GARCIA 61 SPA 476 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
6 Gautier PAULIN 21 FRA 467 Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha
7 Clement DESALLE 25 BEL 438 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 282 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM
11 Jeffrey HERLINGS 84 NDL 263 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
12 Jordi TIXIER 911 FRA 248 Wildcard Rider KTM
13 Arminas JASIKONIS 27 LTU 248 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna
14 Mitch EVANS 43 AUS 228 Team HRC – MXGP Honda
15 Calvin VLAANDEREN 10 NDL 206 Gebben van Venrooy Yamaha Racing Yamaha
16 Ivo MONTICELLI 128 ITA 206 Standing Construct GasGas Factory Racing Team Gas Gas
17 Arnaud TONUS 4 SWI 156 Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha
18 Alessandro LUPINO 77 ITA 140 Gebben van Venrooy Yamaha Racing Yamaha
19 Henry JACOBI 29 GER 134 Yamaha SM Action – M.C. Migliori Yamaha
20 Michele CERVELLIN 747 ITA 115 SDMCorse Yamaha Yamaha
21 Brent VAN DONINCK 32 BEL 95 Wildcard Rider Husqvarna
22 Tanel LEOK 7 EST 88 A1M Husqvarna Husqvarna
23 Evgeny BOBRYSHEV 777 RUS 84 PAR Homes RFX Husqvarna Husqvarna
24 Petar PETROV 152 BUL 80 Team VRT Nordpesca Holland KTM
25 Valentin GUILLOD 92 SWI 77 Honda SR Motoblouz Honda
26 Dylan WALSH 53 GBR 72 JM Honda Racing Honda
27 Adam STERRY 811 GBR 65 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM
28 Benoit PATUREL 6 FRA 54 JM Honda Racing Honda
29 Shaun SIMPSON 24 GBR 31 SS24 KTM MXGP KTM
30 Pauls JONASS 41 LAT 26 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna
31 Jose BUTRON 17 SPA 25 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team KTM
32 Pascal RAUCHENECKER 760 AUT 19 Wildcard Rider Honda
33 Karlis SABULIS 116 LAT 18 Wildcard Rider KTM
34 Thomas COVINGTON 64 USA 15 Gebben van Venrooy Yamaha Racing Yamaha
35 Nicholas LAPUCCI 211 ITA 15 Wildcard Rider KTM
36 Zachary PICHON 201 FRA 12 Wildcard Rider Honda
37 Samuele BERNARDINI 321 ITA 12 Ghidinelli Racing Team Yamaha
38 Harri KULLAS 151 EST 11 Wildcard Rider Honda
39 Nathan WATSON 991 GBR 10 Honda SR Motoblouz Honda
40 Tom KOCH 226 GER 9 KTM Sarholz Racing Team KTM
41 Freek VAN DER VLIST 88 NDL 9 Wildcard Rider KTM
42 Lars VAN BERKEL 107 NDL 9 Wildcard Rider Husqvarna
43 Milko POTISEK 232 FRA 6 Wildcard Rider Yamaha
44 Ander VALENTIN 920 SPA 4 Wildcard Rider Husqvarna
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