Gajser and Vlaanderen aiming high in Germany

Courtesy of Honda Racing Corporation

  MXGP of Germany

MXGP 2018   Round 8

The eighth round of the 2018 Motocross World Championship will take place this weekend at the MSC Teutschenthal motocross track in the north-eastern part of Germany, approximately 190km south-west of Berlin. With Boger’s substitute Todd Waters out of action with a collarbone injury, Team HRC will be in action with a two-rider line up, with Tim Gajser back on his Honda CRF450RW in the MXGP class and Calvin Vlaanderen on the all-new CRF250RW machine in MX2.

After a top-five finish last time out in Kegums, Tim Gajser is eager to return to Teutschenthal, where he won in MX2 in 2015 and was second in MXGP the following year. With a string of promising performances in the last three rounds under his belt, the 21-year-old Slovenian now hopes to bear the fruits of the speed he has shown lately.

Calvin Vlaanderen is looking forward to the MXGP of Germany after a bittersweet Latvian round, where after showing great speed in practice, qualifying and warm up – when he set the fastest time – he was unable to capitalise in the two races.



 

The MXGP of Germany will get underway this Saturday at 11:30 local time (GMT +2) with the free practice session for the MX2 class, which will be followed by the MXGP one at noon.

Tim Gajser  243

We have been performing well over the last three events and I feel we are getting back to the type of form we need to be racing at the front. We are still missing something in terms of speed and especially consistency, but we are getting there. Teutschenthal is the type of track that I like, a true hard-pack one, and I really love it. I’m looking forward to getting there and get the weekend underway, because I think we’re up for some good racing this time out.

Calvin Vlaanderen  10

I’m feeling confident heading into this round; I’ve had a good day on the bike and Teutschenthal is a track I really like and one where I performed well in the past. It’s a little bit slower of a track than others and it gets really deep and rough, which is something I like. We’ve been sixth overall in the last two GPs so now I really want to step it up and break into the top-five. That’s the goal, so hopefully we can get two strong motos this weekend and see where we’ll end up.

Marcus Pereira de Freitas

HRC General Manager – MXGP

We’re heading to Germany with the aim of doing well on a track that stores great memories for us as a team, but also for our riders who rode well there in the past. Our speed has been there lately, but we still need a breakthrough result in both classes that would bring our confidence to the next level. Both bikes are extremely well-performing and the team is working hard and as a cohesive unit, plus we have available two of the most talented riders around, so we just have to go out and get it.

Rider Standings

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team
1 Herlings Jeffrey 84 NDL 336 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
2 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 307 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
3 Desalle Clement 25 BEL 244 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing
4 Febvre Romain 461 FRA 223 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team
5 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA 218 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing
6 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL 180 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
7 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 179 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team
8 Gajser Tim 243 SLO 177 Team HRC – MXGP
9 Seewer Jeremy 91 SWI 155 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP
10 Lieber Julien 33 BEL 134 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing
11 Nagl Max 12 GER 121 TM Racing Factory Team
12 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS 93 BOS GP
13 Jasikonis Arminas 27 LTU 93 Team Honda Red Moto
14 Lupino Alessandro 77 ITA 87 Gebben V Venrooy Kawasaki
15 Anstie Max 99 GBR 81 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing
16 Simpson Shaun 24 GBR 76 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP
17 Strijbos Kevin 22 BEL 75 Standing Construct KTM
18 Desprey Maxime 141 FRA 63 Gebben V Venrooy Kawasaki
19 Leok Tanel 7 EST 48 A1M Husqvarna
20 Butron Jose 17 SPA 42 Marchetti Racing Team KTM
21 Paturel Benoit 6 FRA 40 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team
22 Petrov Petar 152 BUL 22 Team Honda Red Moto
23 Searle Tommy 100 GBR 20 Bike It DRT Kawasaki
24 Monticelli Ivo 128 ITA 18 iFly JK Racing
25 Irwin Graeme 55 IRE 17 Hitachi Construction Machinery KTM UK
26 Kullas Harri 151 FIN 15 Wildcard Rider
27 Valentin Ander 920 SPA 8 920 Fly Group
28 Petrov Ivan 142 BUL 6 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing
29 Salazar Jetro 60 ECU 5 Wildcard Rider
30 De Dycker Ken 9 BEL 5 BOS GP

 

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