• RUNNER UP FINISH FOR GAUTIER PAULIN AT MXGP OF LOMBARDIA
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    ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING RIDER FINISHES SECOND OVERALL AT ROUND 11 OF 2018 MXGP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

    Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Gautier Paulin has finished as runner-up at round 11 of the 2018 FIM World Motocross Championship. He was joined on the overall podium by team-mate Max Anstie in third.

    Held at the sandy Ottobiano track in northern Italy, the MXGP of Lombardia proved to be a tough race for all competitors under the heat of the summer sun. In similar conditions to last year’s race, stamina and a smooth, energy conserving style were key to a top finish.

    In the MXGP class it was Max Anstie who found impressive form in race one to move through the field to take his first race podium of the season. Despite the pressure, Anstie rode with notable confidence to move into the top-three, narrowly missing out on second in the final stages of the race. Gautier Paulin, riding smooth and consistent on the Italian sand, claimed fourth at the flag.

    MXGP race two proved trickier for the FE450 mounted pair as they found themselves just inside the top-10 after lap one. After chasing down and passing the riders ahead, it was Paulin who claimed the podium spot in third, with team-mate Anstie just seconds behind in fourth.

    The strong results over both motos gave the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing a double podium finish with Paulin taking second overall and Anstie third – both riders tied on points for the event.

    The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team will return to action at the 12th round of the 2018 FIM Motocross World Championship in Indonesia on June 30 - July 1.

  • GAUTIER PAULIN SEVENTH OVERALL IN FRANCE
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    Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Gautier Paulin wrapped up his home GP with seventh overall. Following a strong runner-up result in the qualifying moto, the FC 450 powered rider went on to collect a set of 8/5 results.

    Battling his way back from two bad starts, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Max Anstie claimed 17/16 results for 18th overall at the French GP.

    The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team will return to action at the 11th round of the 2018 FIM Motocross World Championship in Ottobiano, Italy on June 16/17.

  • MAX ANSTIE TENTH OVERALL AT THE BRITISH GP
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    Returning to the track where he dominated both motos during the 2017 Motocross of Nations, Max Anstie showed good speed during the weekend on home British soil. Collecting a set of 13/12 results, the FC 450 powered rider was 10th overall in the elite MXGP category.

    For Gautier Paulin, the GP of Great Britain proved to be challenging. Battling his way through a crash in the opening lap of the first moto, the Frenchman secured 18/15 results for 18th overall at the British GP.

    The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team will return to action at the 10th round of the 2018 FIM Motocross World Championship in Saint Jean d'Angely, France on June 9/10.

  • GAUTIER PAULIN SECURES STRONG THIRD OVERALL IN GERMANY
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    ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING STAR CLIMBS TO FOURTH IN THE 2018 MXGP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP PROVISIONAL STANDINGS

    Earning his third MXGP class podium result for the season, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing ‘s Gautier Paulin has moved up to fourth in the MXGP class’ provisional championship standings following two strong performances at the rough and rutted Teutschenthal track.

    Taking place at the spectacular hillside circuit in central-east Germany, round eight of the 2018 FIM Motocross World Championship saw Gautier Paulin secure a second consecutive podium finish in the elite MXGP class. Demonstrating the potential of his FC 450 machine, the Frenchman claimed two impressive holeshots before going on to earn two third place results in the two MXGP motos.

    For Max Anstie, not getting good starts in either of the two MXGP motos left the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing rider with a mountain to climb. Securing 15/12 results the young Brit is looking for improved his results at his home GP in two weeks time.

    The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team will return to action at the ninth round of the 2018 FIM Motocross World Championship in Great Britain on June 2/3.

  • PAULIN THIRD IN LATVIA
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    The GP of Latvia saw Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Gautier Paulin secure a spot on the elite MXGP class podium. Finishing fourth in the opening MXGP moto, the Frenchman improved to third in the second moto. Claiming third overall in the class at Kegums, Gautier is now just five points behind the fourth placed rider in the provisional MXGP World Championship standings.

    Enjoying a steady performance at the Kegums track, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Max Anstie claimed eighth overall in the MXGP category. Securing a set of 7/9 moto results in Latvia, the Brit is looking forward to the following GP in Germany.

    The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team will return to action at the eighth round of the 2018 FIM Motocross World Championship in Germany on May 19/20.

  • PAULIN SIXTH OVERALL IN RUSSIA
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    Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Gautier Paulin once again found himself battling for a provisional top three in the overall classifications. Fourth in the opening race, the Frenchman didn’t get the best of starts in moto two and had to settle for sixth. Earning sixth overall at the Russian GP, Gautier remains fifth in the 2018 MXGP World Championship standings.

    Missing the last three GPs as he recovers from a concussion, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Max Anstie struggled with the slippery and fast track in Orlyonok. Earning 15/17 results, Max was 16th overall at the GP of Russia.

    The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team will return to action at the seventh round of the 2018 FIM Motocross World Championship in Latvia on May 12/13.

  • PAULIN TWELFTH OVERALL IN PORTUGAL
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    In the MXGP category, the Portuguese GP brought mixed fortunes for Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Gautier Paulin. Putting in a solid moto one performance at the fast Agueda track, the Frenchman started the GP with a strong fourth place result. Getting a good start and racing in eighth position in moto two Gautier was frustratingly unable to finish the second moto due to a technical issue.

    The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team will return to action at the sixth round of the 2018 FIM Motocross World Championship in Russia on April 30, May 1.

  • MAX ANSTIE TO MISS MXGP OF PORTUGAL
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    Husqvarna Motorcycles regrettably announce that Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Max Anstie will not compete in this weekend’s MXGP of Portugal as he recovers from the concussion sustained following a crash during warm-up for round three of the Motocross World Championship – the GP of Comunitat Valenciana, Spain.

    Resting ahead of the recent GP of Trentino in Italy, Max did all that he could to be ready for a return to competition. However, after only a few laps of practice he soon realised that he was unable to race and took no further part in the GP.

    Undergoing further medical checks, Max has been advised to take further rest and as a result will miss this weekend’s GP of Portugal. Max will return to racing when he is fully fit and ready to do so.

    Antti Pyrhönen – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing MXGP Team Manager: “Of course everyone in our team is disappointed for Max that he’s unable to join us and compete this weekend at the GP of Portugal, but our priority is Max and his wellbeing. He needs more time to recover from his crash in Spain. Only when he is fully ready to return to competition will he do so. Crashes are a part of racing but together with Gautier Paulin, Max put in a huge amount of hard work during the off-season and was really motivated to make a strong start to the MXGP championship. His speed and fitness were both where they needed to be, so it’s hugely frustrating for him to be sidelined like this. We know he will be back strong, but for now he needs to rest in order to make a full recovery.”

  • PAULIN SIXTH OVERALL AT THE GP OF TRENTINO
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    In the MXGP category, two mediocre starts left Gautier Paulin with a mountain to climb in the final class’ motos. Doing his best and making crucial passes on the rough Pietramurata track, the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing rider wrapped up the weekend with 6/5 results for sixth overall at the GP of Trentino.

    Following the fall that forced him to miss the final motos at the GP of La Comunitat Valenciana two weeks ago, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Max Anstie was looking forward to a good overall performance in Italy. Struggling to get a good feeling during Saturday’s qualifying race, Max opted not to enter Sunday’s final races. The Brit will now work towards making his competitive return during next weekend’s MXGP of Portugal.

    The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team will return to action at the fifth round of the 2018 FIM Motocross World Championship in Portugal on April 14/15.

  • GAUTIER PAULIN FIFTH OVERALL IN SPAIN
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    Gautier Paulin enjoyed a highly positive weekend at the GP of La Comunitat Valenciana. Securing third in the qualifying race, Gautier’s highlight of the weekend was the early stages of the second moto. Making a smart move on Tony Cairoli before the end of lap one, the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing rider found himself leading the race for the first five laps. Collecting 7/3 results, the Frenchman placed fifth overall.

    Earning a strong seventh place result in his qualifying race, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Max Anstie was unable to contest Sunday’s MXGP motos following a fall the Brit picked up during the warm-up session.

    The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team will return to action at the fourth round of the 2018 FIM Motocross World Championship in Italy on April 7/8.

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