FIM Motocross World Championship - MXGP

25.02.2017
QATAR
05.03.2017
INDONESIA
19.03.2017
PATAGONIA ARGENTINA
02.04.2017
MEXICO
16.04.2017
Trentino, ITALY
23.04.2017
EUROPE
07.05.2017
LATVIA
15.05.2016
TRENTINO
21.05.2017
GERMANY
28.05.2017
FRANCE
11.06.2017
RUSSIA
25.06.2017
ITALY
02.07.2017
PORTUGAL
23.7.2017
CZECH REPUBLIC
06.08.2017
BELGIUM
13.08.2017
SWITZERLAND
10.09.2017
THE NETHERLANDS
20.08.2017
SWEDEN
03.09.2017
MXGP of the USA
17.9.2017
MXGP of Pays de Montbéliard
01.10.2017
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Release from 16.09.2018

ANSTIE THIRD AT THE GP OF THE NETHERLANDS



Putting his sand racing skills to good use, Max Anstie raced two strong motos at the Dutch circuit. Starting his weekend with fourth in the Qualifying Race, the young Brit had a good start in the opening MXGP moto to cross the line in third position. Wrapping up the weekend with fourth in moto two, Max collected the points needed to secure third overall at the GP.

Not getting good starts in either of the two final MXGP class motos, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing rider Gautier Paulin was forced to dig deep in the sand at Assen. Collecting 7-8 results in the two MXGP motos, the Frenchman secured seventh overall at the GP of The Netherlands.

The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team will return to action at the final round of the 2018 FIM Motocross World Championship in Italy on September 29/30.


Max Anstie:“I’ve been working hard during the last few GPs to get to the point where I am right now and it feels good to be able to battle for the podium. I’m feeling better and better. I’ve had some good races and some not so good races over the last couple of months but now it seems that everything comes together and I am able to show my speed. This weekend I had some good battles and one of them was with Glenn [Coldenhoff] for third in the last moto. At first I didn’t know if I had to beat him to get on the podium or not, so I was doing my best to make this pass. Once my pit crew told me that fourth was enough to get that podium result, I was able to relax and ride my own pace. It feels nice to be up on the box in this tough category.”

Gautier Paulin:"My pace was good but I struggled with my starts and that made my life a lot harder. Not getting good starts and having to come from the back of the pack is always hard, but in this track it seemed to be even harder. In the opening moto I was outside the top-20 in the first laps and managed to get back to seventh. Then in moto two, I got eighth following another bad start and this was really the best I could do. I am a little bit disappointed to be honest, as I felt good on my bike throughout the weekend and I really wanted to do well. It’s onwards and upwards from here and we are now heading to the big final in Italy."


Results – 2018 FIM Motocross World Championship, Round 19

MXGP - Overall
1. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM) 50pts; 2. Antonio Cairoli (KTM) 44;3. Max Anstie (Husqvarna) 38… 7. Gautier Paulin (Husqvarna) 27… 12. Tanel Leok (Husqvarna) 16… 22. Matiss Karro (Husqvarna) 3… 24. Lars van Berkel (Husqvarna) 1

MXGP - Race 1
1. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM) 20 laps, 34:42.385; 2. Antonio Cairoli (KTM) 35:21.346;3. Max Anstie (Husqvarna) 35:50.422… 7. Gautier Paulin (Husqvarna) 19 laps, 34:51.122… 13. Tanel Leok (Husqvarna) 35:19.269… 18. Matiss Karro (Husqvarna) 36:04.382… 23. Harri Kullas (Husqvarna) 38:14.010… 26. Lars van Berkel (Husqvarna) 18 laps, 34:54.511

MXGP - Race 2
1. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM) 20 laps, 34:57.897; 2. Antonio Cairoli (KTM) 35:05.528; 3. Glenn Coldenhoff (KTM) 35:38.069;4. Max Anstie (Husqvarna) 35:39.830… 8. Gautier Paulin (Husqvarna) 36:51.774… 14. Tanel Leok (Husqvarna) 19 laps, 35:52.355… 20. Lars van Berkel (Husqvarna) 36:44.784

MX2 - Overall
1. Jorge Prado (KTM) 50pts;2. Thomas Covington (Husqvarna) 40; 3. Thomas Kjer-Olsen (Husqvarna) 40… 13. Brent Van doninck (Husqvarna) 16… 17. Henry Jacobi (Husqvarna) 10

MX2 - Race 1
1. Jorge Prado (KTM) 19 laps, 34:14.374;2. Thomas Kjer-Olsen (Husqvarna) 34:20.581; 3. Thomas Covington (Husqvarna) 34:24.401… 11. Henry Jacobi (Husqvarna) 34:59.651; 12. Brent Van doninck (Husqvarna) 35:15.573

MX2 - Race 2
1. Jorge Prado (KTM) 19 laps, 34:24.408; 2. Calvin Vlaanderen (Honda) 34:31.999;3. Thomas Covington (Husqvarna) 34:40.317; 4. Thomas Kjer-Olsen (Husqvarna) 34:42.620… 14. Brent Van doninck (Husqvarna) 36:15.540

Championship Standings – After Round 19

MXGP
1. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM) 883pts; 2. Antonio Cairoli (KTM) 782; 3. Clement Desalle (Kawasaki) 645…6. Gautier Paulin (Husqvarna) 541… 10. Max Anstie (Husqvarna) 366… 18. Tanel Leok (Husqvarna) 131… 28. Harri Kullas (Husqvarna) 18… 31. Lewis Stewart (Husqvarna) 13… 41. Ander Valentin (Husqvarna) 8; 35. Aidi Lazaroni (Husqvarna) 6; 36. Rizky Hanif Kusparwanto (Husqvarna) 6… 44. Matiss Karro (Husqvarna) 3… 51. Klemen Gercar (Husqvarna) 2; 52. Lars van Berkel (Husqvarna) 1

MX2
1. Jorge Prado (KTM) 823; 2. Pauls Jonass (KTM) 777;3. Thomas Kjer-Olsen (Husqvarna) 633… 5. Thomas Covington (Husqvarna) 565… 10. Henry Jacobi (Husqvarna) 311… 15. Brent Van Doninck (Husqvarna) 210… 17. Iker Larranaga (Husqvarna) 185… 33. Muhammad Delvintor Alfarizi (Husqvarna) 28… 36. Diva Ismayana (Husqvarna) 24… 39. Hilman Maksum (Husqvarna) 20… 42. Jy Roberts (Husqvarna) 15… 48. Yoshua Pattipi (Husqvarna) 8… 50. Dylan Walsh (Husqvarna) 6… 53. Enzo Toriani (Husqvarna) 3… 56. Yasin Karaboce (Husqvarna) 3… 58. Andrea Zanotti (Husqvarna) 2

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Release from 02.09.2018

PAULIN FOURTH IN TURKEY



Gautier Paulin wrapped up a tough GP with a solid fourth overall in the class. Eighth in the opening moto, the Frenchman took full advantage of his improved start in moto two to cross the line in fourth position.

Suffering mistakes in each of the two final motos, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Max Anstie secured 11-16 results for 15th overall at the GP of Turkey.

The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team will return to action at the penultimate round of the 2018 FIM Motocross World Championship in The Netherlands on September 15/16.

Gautier Paulin:“I’m satisfied with my performance in moto two. The weekend started with me not getting a good position in the Qualifying Race and this made my life harder for the final motos. Starts are really crucial and I had to dig deep to make the best out of my starting position. In the first moto I struggled a bit with track conditions and my lines were not the best ones. Luckily I managed to get a good start coming from the outside in moto two, so placed myself in a much better position for the rest of the moto. Getting fourth in moto two for fourth overall at the GP is quite positive. My bike is working great at the moment and I hope we can continue with the same momentum at the next two GPs.”

Max Anstie:“For me it was a weekend to forget. It was a tough GP and not getting good starts in the final motos didn’t let me ride the way I know I can. In the opening moto I had to come through the pack after an early fall to finish 11th. My speed was good after the crash, but I had already missed a lot of time to make it inside the top-10. Then in moto two I crashed again in the opening lap and hit the front brake on my bike. I did my best to cross the line in 16th place but this is surely not the result we’re all looking for. It’s onto the next one now in Assen and I’m hoping for some better results there.”



Results – 2018 FIM Motocross World Championship, Round 18

MXGP - Overall
1. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM) 50pts; 2. Tim Gajser (Honda) 42; 3. Clement Desalle (Kawasaki) 38;4. Gautier Paulin (Husqvarna) 31… 15. Max Anstie (Husqvarna) 15

MXGP - Race 1
1. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM) 18 laps, 33:57.381; 2. Antonio Cairoli (KTM) 34:22.894; 3. Tim Gajser (Honda) 34:26.913…8. Gautier Paulin (Husqvarna) 34:54.317… 11. Max Anstie (Husqvarna) 35:12.865

MXGP - Race 2
1. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM) 18 laps, 34:38.520; 2. Tim Gajser (Honda) 34:43.176; 3. Clement Desalle (Kawasaki) 35:10.005;4. Gautier Paulin (Husqvarna) 35:13.986… 16. Max Anstie (Husqvarna) 36:34.532

MX2 - Overall
1. Thomas Covington (Husqvarna) 45pts; 2. Pauls Jonass (KTM) 40;3. Thomas Kjer-Olsen (Husqvarna) 38… 9. Henry Jacobi (Husqvarna) 23… 13. Brent Van doninck (Husqvarna) 15… 21. Yasin Karaboce (Husqvarna) 3

MX2 - Race 1
1. Thomas Covington (Husqvarna) 35:10.583; 2. Hunter Lawrence (Honda) 35:13.447; 3. Jorge Prado (KTM) 35:20.381…5. Thomas Kjer-Olsen (Husqvarna) 35:31.014… 8. Henry Jacobi (Husqvarna) 36:02.079… 14. Brent Van doninck (Husqvarna) 36:27.949… 20. Yasin Karaboce (Husqvarna) 14 laps, 36:15.195

MX2 - Race 2
1. Pauls Jonass (KTM) 17 laps, 34:43.374;2. Thomas Kjer-Olsen (Husqvarna) 34:46.522; 3. Thomas Covington (Husqvarna) 34:50.301… 11. Henry Jacobi (Husqvarna) 35:42.216… 13. Brent Van doninck (Husqvarna) 36:16.063… 19. Yasin Karaboce (Husqvarna) 13 laps, 36:48.534

Championship Standings – After Round 18

MXGP
1. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM) 833pts; 2. Antonio Cairoli (KTM) 738; 3. Clement Desalle (Kawasaki) 619…6. Gautier Paulin (Husqvarna) 514… 10. Max Anstie (Husqvarna) 328… 18. Tanel Leok (Husqvarna) 115… 28. Harri Kullas (Husqvarna) 18… 30. Lewis Stewart (Husqvarna) 13; 31. Ander Valentin (Husqvarna) 8… 33. Aidi Lazaroni (Husqvarna) 6; 34. Rizky Hanif Kusparwanto (Husqvarna) 6… 47. Klemen Gercar (Husqvarna) 2

MX2
1. Jorge Prado (KTM) 773; 2. Pauls Jonass (KTM) 749;3. Thomas Kjer-Olsen (Husqvarna) 593… 5. Thomas Covington (Husqvarna) 525… 10. Henry Jacobi (Husqvarna) 301… 14. Brent Van Doninck (Husqvarna) 194… 17. Iker Larranaga (Husqvarna) 185… 33. Muhammad Delvintor Alfarizi (Husqvarna) 28… 36. Diva Ismayana (Husqvarna) 24… 38. Hilman Maksum (Husqvarna) 20… 42. Jy Roberts (Husqvarna) 15… 48. Yoshua Pattipi (Husqvarna) 8… 50. Dylan Walsh (Husqvarna) 6… 53. Enzo Toriani (Husqvarna) 3; 54. Anthony Bourdon (Husqvarna) 3… 56. Yasin Karaboce (Husqvarna) 3… 58. Andrea Zanotti (Husqvarna) 2

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Release from 26.08.2018

PAULIN SIXTH OVERALL IN BULGARIA



Gautier Paulin raced his FC 450 machine to a positive sixth overall at the GP. Placing fifth in the opening MXGP moto, the Frenchman wrapped up the weekend in Bulgaria with ninth in the second and final moto.

Unable to finish the opening MXGP moto following a fall, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Max Anstie bounced back to secure a strong sixth place result in moto two. The Brit claimed 13th overall at the GP.

The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team will return to action at the 18th round of the 2018 FIM Motocross World Championship in Turkey on September 1/2.

Gautier Paulin:“We keep on working with the goal to wrap up the season on a positive note. In Bulgaria I had some good battles for the top spots. In the opening moto I got a decent start and fought my way from eighth to fifth at the line. I was happy with my riding and was looking forward to moto two. In the second race my start was not that good and had to push hard to secure a spot inside the top-10. I was searching for the best lines throughout the moto and I ended up posting my best lap times close to its end. The bike is working great at the moment and we are now off to Turkey next weekend.”

Max Anstie:“I felt good despite the treacherous track conditions. In the opening moto I had a good position in the opening lap, but unfortunately, I crashed and bent my handlebars. I did my best to keep going but it was impossible to finish the moto. In moto two I got a good start and battled my way to sixth at the line. Despite the slippery conditions and the dust, I felt that my speed was where it needed to be especially in the second moto. We’re now heading to Turkey and it’s going to be another opportunity for me to show what I’m capable of.”

Results – 2018 FIM Motocross World Championship, Round 17

MXGP - Overall
1. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM) 50pts; 2. Tim Gajser (Honda) 42; 3. Clement Desalle (Kawasaki) 38…6. Gautier Paulin (Husqvarna) 28… 13. Max Anstie (Husqvarna) 15… 15. Tanel Leok (Husqvarna) 13… 22. Klemen Gercar (Husqvarna) 1

MXGP - Race 1
1. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM) 18 laps, 35:25.270; 2. Tim Gajser (Honda) 35:41.212; 3. Clement Desalle (Kawasaki) 35:46.622…5. Gautier Paulin (Husqvarna) 36:00.165… 14. Tanel Leok (Husqvarna) 37:04.289

MXGP - Race 2
1. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM) 18 laps, 35:21.881; 2. Antonio Cairoli (KTM) 35:36.247; 3. Tim Gajser (Honda) 35:47.539…6. Max Anstie (Husqvarna) 36:09.633… 9. Gautier Paulin (Husqvarna) 36:16.824… 15. Tanel Leok (Husqvarna) 36:55.309… 20. Klemen Gercar (Husqvarna) 17 laps, 36:46.368

MX2 - Overall
1. Jorge Prado (KTM) 47pts; 2. Pauls Jonass (KTM) 45; 3. Hunter Lawrence (Honda) 38;4. Thomas Kjer-Olsen (Husqvarna) 36… 7. Thomas Covington (Husqvarna) 28… 15. Brent Van doninck (Husqvarna) 13

MX2 - Race 1
1. Pauls Jonass (KTM) 17 laps, 34:34.818; 2. Jorge Prado (KTM) 34:40.289;3. Thomas Kjer-Olsen (Husqvarna) 34:46.408; 4. Thomas Covington (Husqvarna) 34:54.525… 8. Brent Van doninck (Husqvarna) 35:38.626

MX2 - Race 2
1. Jorge Prado (KTM) 17 laps, 34:56.251; 2. Hunter Lawrence (Honda) 34:56.856; 3. Pauls Jonass (KTM) 35:14.294…5. Thomas Kjer-Olsen (Husqvarna) 35:43.634… 11. Thomas Covington (Husqvarna) 36:29.999

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Release from 19.08.2018

ANSTIE FIFTH OVERALL AT THE GP OF SWITZERLAND



Max Anstie’s effort in coming from last to sixth in the opening moto was a memorable one. The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing rider rounded out his strong performance in Switzerland with fifth in the second moto for a strong fifth overall in the MXGP class.

Starting the GP with seventh in moto one, Gautier Paulin was left with a mountain to climb following a fall in moto two. Crossing the line in 15th place, the Frenchman secured 12th overall at the GP of Switzerland.

The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team will return to action at the 17th round of the 2018 FIM Motocross World Championship in Bulgaria on August 25/26.

Max Anstie:“It’s been a good weekend and a great way to start these three back-to-back GPs. We’ve found a great setup for this track and I felt very comfortable on my Husqvarna. In the opening moto other riders blocked my line right after the start and I lost a lot of time going off track. From dead last I gave my all to climb to sixth at the chequered flag. I put in a great effort and I used a lot of energy to do that. Luckily, I’m in a good shape at the moment so I was able to recover for moto two. My start was better in the second moto and I kept charging hard right off the line. I was happy to make a number of passes to end up fifth for fifth overall at the GP. It’s a good overall result that gives me extra motivation for the coming GPs these next two weekends.”

Gautier Paulin:“It was a tough GP and the results don’t reflect the hard work we’re all putting in. I had two average starts and this made things a bit harder. In the opening moto I found myself in seventh position and after some good battles I ended up finishing in the same spot. Then in the second moto another rider crashed in a deep rut right in front of me and there was no way to avoid him. Getting back on my bike I had a small pain on my right arm do did the best I could for 15th at the flag. We’re looking ahead now and I really want to do well in these two next back-to-back GPs in Bulgaria and Turkey.”



Results – 2018 FIM Motocross World Championship, Round 16

MXGP - Overall
1. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM) 50pts; 2. Romain Febvre (Yamaha) 42; 3. Clement Desalle (Kawasaki) 40… 5. Max Anstie (Husqvarna) 31… 12. Gautier Paulin (Husqvarna) 20… 14. Tanel Leok (Husqvarna) 13… 21. Klemen Gercar (Husqvarna) 1

MXGP - Race 1
1. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM) 17 laps, 34:48.985; 2. Clement Desalle (Kawasaki) 34:53.843; 3. Romain Febvre (Yamaha) 35:11.589… 6. Max Anstie (Husqvarna) 35:43.044; 7. Gautier Paulin (Husqvarna) 35:48.611… 17. Tanel Leok (Husqvarna) 36:30.110… 20. Klemen Gercar (Husqvarna) 16 laps, 35:17.651… 22. Michael Docherty (Husqvarna) 35:45.135; 23. Ander Valentin (Husqvarna) 36:16.562… 25. Yves Furlato (Husqvarna) 36:56.453; 26. Nicolas Bender (Husqvarna) 36:58.583

MXGP - Race 2
1. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM) 17 laps, 34:40.600; 2. Romain Febvre (Yamaha) 34:55.468; 3. Tim Gajser (Honda) 34:58.322… 5. Max Anstie (Husqvarna) 35:18.539… 12. Tanel Leok (Husqvarna) 35:55.090… 15. Gautier Paulin (Husqvarna) 36:12.935… 21. Klemen Gercar (Husqvarna) 16 laps, 35:24.853; 22. Ander Valentin (Husqvarna) 35:29.445… 25. Nicolas Bender (Husqvarna) 36:17.822; 26. Yves Furlato (Husqvarna) 36:57.136

MX2 - Overall
1. Jorge Prado (KTM) 47pts; 2. Pauls Jonass (KTM) 47; 3. Hunter Lawrence (Honda) 36; 4. Thomas Covington (Husqvarna) 35… 7. Thomas Kjer-Olsen (Husqvarna) 27… 11. Henry Jacobi (Husqvarna) 17… 13. Brent Van donick (Husqvarna) 15

MX2 - Race 1
1. Pauls Jonass (KTM) 17 laps, 35:26.036; 2. Jorge Prado (KTM) 35:31.233; 3. Thomas Covington (Husqvarna) 35:38.805… 10. Thomas Kjer-Olsen (Husqvarna) 36:47.762… 12. Henry Jacobi (Husqvarna) 36:50.699… 16. Brent Van doninck (Husqvarna) 37:08.906… 26. Loris Freidig (Husqvarna) 16 laps, 37:32.320

MX2 - Race 2
1. Jorge Prado (KTM) 17 laps, 35:10.156; 2. Pauls Jonass (KTM) 35:14.877; 3. Hunter Lawrence (Honda) 35:20.284… 5. Thomas Kjer-Olsen (Husqvarna) 35:28.929; 6. Thomas Covington (Husqvarna) 35:30.447… 11. Brent Van doninck (Husqvarna) 36:20.040 … 13. Henry Jacobi (Husqvarna) 36:27.587… 21. Andrea Zanotti (Husqvarna) 16 laps, 35:56.254… 25. Loris Freidig (Husqvarna) 36:35.246

Championship Standings – After Round 16

MXGP
1. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM) 733pts; 2. Antonio Cairoli (KTM) 675; 3. Clement Desalle (Kawasaki) 543… 6. Gautier Paulin (Husqvarna) 455… 10. Max Anstie (Husqvarna) 298… 19. Tanel Leok (Husqvarna) 102… 28. Harri Kullas (Husqvarna) 18… 30. Lewis Stewart (Husqvarna) 13; 31. Ander Valentin (Husqvarna) 8… 33. Aidi Lazaroni (Husqvarna) 6; 34. Rizky Hanif Kusparwanto (Husqvarna) 6… 43. Klemen Gercar (Husqvarna) 1

MX2
1. Jorge Prado (KTM) 692; 2. Pauls Jonass (KTM) 664; 3. Thomas Kjer-Olsen (Husqvarna) 519… 6. Thomas Covington (Husqvarna) 452… 9. Henry Jacobi (Husqvarna) 278… 15. Iker Larranaga (Husqvarna) 185; 16. Brent Van Doninck (Husqvarna) 166… 31. Muhammad Delvintor Alfarizi (Husqvarna) 28… 34. Diva Ismayana (Husqvarna) 24… 37. Hilman Maksum (Husqvarna) 20… 40. Jy Roberts (Husqvarna) 15… 44. Yoshua Pattipi (Husqvarna) 8… 47. Dylan Walsh (Husqvarna) 6… 49. Enzo Toriani (Husqvarna) 3; 50. Anthony Bourdon (Husqvarna) 3… 52. Andrea Zanotti (Husqvarna) 2

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    Release from 05.08.2018

    MAX ANSTIE THIRD IN BELGIUM



    Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Max Anstie claimed third overall at the GP of Belgium. Demonstrating his sand racing skills, the Brit battled through demanding track conditions to collect two fourth place results in the final MXGP motos.

    The GP of Belgium was a challenging one for Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Gautier Paulin. Earning a set of 13/13 results the Frenchman was 11th overall in the MXGP category. Collecting 16 valuable points, Gautier remains sixth in the provisional MXGP World Championship standings.

    The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team will return to action at the 16th round of the 2018 FIM Motocross World Championship in Switzerland on August 18/19.

    Max Anstie:“It was a tough GP and I was pleased to get on the podium. Overall, we’re making steps forward and we showed that this weekend. Getting fourth in qualifying gave me a good gate pick and my starts were great in both motos. In the first moto I made some passes before settling for fourth. Then in the second moto, I got another good start but I was running a little bit low on energy so had to give it my all until the finish. We had a great battle with Glenn [Coldenhoff] for third. Soon after I passed him I crashed and had to do it all over again. I kept pushing as much as I could and managed to secure my second podium result for the season.”

    Gautier Paulin:“It was a challenging GP for us. I wasn’t able to get the start I would have wanted to in the opening moto and then I crashed twice in the first lap. Conditions were really tricky at the track but I gave my best trying to collect as much points as possible for the championship. Getting 11th overall is not the result we were looking for, but we’ll take it for what it is and move on. We will keep working hoping to end this season on a high note.”


    Results – 2018 FIM Motocross World Championship, Round 15

    MXGP - Overall
    1. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM) 50pts; 2. Antonio Cairoli (KTM) 44; 3. Max Anstie (Husqvarna) 36… 11. Gautier Paulin (Husqvarna) 16… 14. Tanel Leok (Husqvarna) 13… 20. Harri Kullas (Husqvarna) 3

    MXGP - Race 1
    1. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM) 17 laps, 35:45.618; 2. Antonio Cairoli (KTM) 35:58.709; 3. Romain Febvre (Yamaha) 36:37.212; 4. Max Anstie (Husqvarna) 36:49.652… 13. Gautier Paulin (Husqvarna) 16 laps, 36:10.891; 14. Tanel Leok (Husqvarna) 36:17.834… 22. Harri Kullas (Husqvarna) 36:56.242; 23. Ander Valentin (Husqvarna) 37:34.964… 25. Lars van Berkel (Husqvarna) 37:46.601… 29. Matiss Karro (Husqvarna) 15 laps, 36:10.312… 34. Yentel Martens (Husqvarna) 11 laps, 25:56.236

    MXGP - Race 2
    1. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM) 17 laps, 35:34.847; 2. Antonio Cairoli (KTM) 36:07.897; 3. Glenn Coldenhoff (KTM) 36:22.569; 4. Max Anstie (Husqvarna) 36:28.877… 13. Gautier Paulin (Husqvarna) 16 laps, 36:01.737… 15. Tanel Leok (Husqvarna) 36:20.528… 18. Harri Kullas (Husqvarna) 36:24.328… 14. Lars van Berkel (Husqvarna) 37:40.891; 25. Matiss Karro (Husqvarna) 38:02.484

    MX2 - Overall
    1. Jorge Prado (KTM) 50pts; 2. Thomas Covington (Husqvarna) 42; 3. Thomas Kjer-Olsen (Husqvarna) 38… 10. Brent Van doninck (Husqvarna) 21… 15. Henry Jacobi (Husqvarna) 12

    MX2 - Race 1
    1. Jorge Prado (KTM) 16 laps, 34:59.736; 2. Thomas Covington (Husqvarna) 35:11.175; 3. Thomas Kjer-Olsen (Husqvarna) 35:20.877… 10. Brent Van doninck (Husqvarna) 36:11.659… 13. Henry Jacobi (Husqvarna) 36:40.966… 23. Dani de Vries (Husqvarna) 15 laps, 36:31.775

    MX2 - Race 2
    1. Jorge Prado (KTM) 16 laps, 34:51.222; 2. Jago Geerts (Yamaha) 34:55.305; 3. Thomas Covington (Husqvarna) 35:03.937; 4. Thomas Kjer-Olsen (Husqvarna) 35:12.355… 11. Brent Van doninck (Husqvarna) 36:14.492… 17. Henry Jacobi (Husqvarna) 15 laps, 35:15.246

    Championship Standings – After Round 15

    MXGP
    1. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM) 683pts; 2. Antonio Cairoli (KTM) 647; 3. Clement Desalle (Kawasaki) 503… 6. Gautier Paulin (Husqvarna) 435… 10. Max Anstie (Husqvarna) 267… 20. Tanel Leok (Husqvarna) 89… 28. Harri Kullas (Husqvarna) 18… 30. Lewis Stewart (Husqvarna) 13; 31. Ander Valentin (Husqvarna) 8… 33. Aidi Lazaroni (Husqvarna) 6; 34. Rizky Hanif Kusparwanto (Husqvarna) 6

    MX2
    1. Jorge Prado (KTM) 645; 2. Pauls Jonass (KTM) 617; 3. Thomas Kjer-Olsen (Husqvarna) 492… 6. Thomas Covington (Husqvarna) 417… 9. Henry Jacobi (Husqvarna) 261… 15. Iker Larranaga (Husqvarna) 185; 16. Brent Van Doninck (Husqvarna) 151… 29. Muhammad Delvintor Alfarizi (Husqvarna) 28… 33. Diva Ismayana (Husqvarna) 24… 37. Hilman Maksum (Husqvarna) 20… 39. Jy Roberts (Husqvarna) 15… 43. Yoshua Pattipi (Husqvarna) 8… 45. Dylan Walsh (Husqvarna) 6… 47. Enzo Toriani (Husqvarna) 3; 48. Anthony Bourdon (Husqvarna) 3… 50. Andrea Zanotti (Husqvarna) 2

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      Release from 17.06.2018


      RUNNER UP FINISH FOR GAUTIER PAULIN AT MXGP OF LOMBARDIA



      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:“I seem to excel in these conditions – I always do well when it’s hot and the track is rough, like today. I was feeling good in myself but had two bad starts – the 180-degree first turn was really tricky to manage. I came close to crashing a couple of times and you spend a lot of energy when you have to come through the pack like I did today. To finish on the podium is great though, especially after such a tough weekend in England. I also want to congratulate my team-mate on his podium success today.”

      Max Anstie:“It’s awesome to be back up here on the podium. It has been such a difficult start to the season with things seemingly going from bad to worse. I felt so strong at the beginning of the year, especially after finishing 2017 on a high, so it’s great to get a finish like this and to be battling on track with the other top guys. It’s going to be another tough race in two weeks’ time in Indonesia so hopefully I can get a similar result there.”




      Results – 2018 FIM Motocross World Championship, Round 11

      MXGP - Overall
      1. Antonio Cairoli (KTM) 50; 2. Gautier Paulin (Husqvarna) 38; 3. Max Anstie (Husqvarna) 38… 18. Tanel Leok (Husqvarna) 8

      MXGP - Race 1
      1. Antonio Cairoli (KTM) 19 laps, 34:04.005; 2. Clement Desalle (Kawasaki) 34:15.629; 3. Max Anstie (Husqvarna) 34:25.197; 4. Gautier Paulin (Husqvarna) 34:31.219… 7. Tanel Leok (Husqvarna) 18 laps, 34:06.899… 24. Klemen Gercar (Husqvarna) 35:15.106

      MXGP - Race 2
      1. Antonio Cairoli (KTM) 19 laps, 34:38.105; 2. Tim Gajser (Honda) 34:41.665; 3. Gautier Paulin (Husqvarna) 34:46.601; 4. Max Anstie (Husqvarna) 34:54.705… 17. Tanel Leok (Husqvarna) 18 laps, 34:45.105… 21. Klemen Gercar (Husqvarna) 35:58.298

      MX2 - Overall
      1. Jorge Prado (KTM) 47pts; 2. Thomas Covington (Husqvarna) 43; 3. Pauls Jonass (KTM) 40; 4. Thomas Kjer-Olsen (Husqvarna) 38… 10. Iker Larranaga (Husqvarna) 20… 13. Henry Jacobi (Husqvarna) 13… 22. Enzo Toriani (Husqvarna) 3

      MX2 - Race 1
      1. Thomas Covington (Husqvarna) 19 laps, 34:46.265; 2. Jorge Prado (KTM) 34:52.085; 3. Pauls Jonass (KTM) 34:55.435… 5. Thomas Kjer-Olsen (Husqvarna) 35:06.759… 10. Henri Jacobi (Husqvarna) 35:39.844… 14. Iker Larranaga (Husqvarna) 36:07.206… 22. Enzo Torriani (Husqvarna) 18 laps, 36:10.530

      MX2 - Race 2
      1. Jorge Prado (KTM) 19 laps, 35:11.237; 2. Thomas Kjer-Olsen (Husqvarna) 35:18.757; 3. Pauls Jonass (KTM) 35:24.759; 4. Thomas Covington (Husqvarna) 35:26.894… 8. Iker Larranaga (Husqvarna) 36:15.017… 18. Enzo Toriani (Husqvarna) 18 laps, 37:00.120; 19. Henry Jacobi (Husqvarna) 17 laps, 32.22.876

      Championship Standings – After Round 11

      MXGP
      1. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM) 486pts; 2. Antonio Cairoli (KTM) 474; 3. Clement Desalle (Kawasaki) 374… 5. Gautier Paulin (Husqvarna) 334… 13. Max Anstie (Husqvarna) 160… 20. Tanel Leok (Husqvarna) 65… 27. Harri Kullas (Husqvarna) 15… 28. Ander Valentin (Husqvarna) 8

      MX2
      1. Pauls Jonass (KTM) 474pts; 2. Jorge Prado (KTM) 465; 3. Thomas Kjer-Olsen (Husqvarna) 366… 6. Thomas Covington (Husqvarna) 254… 10. Henry Jacobi (Husqvarna) 200… 12. Iker Larranaga (Husqvarna) 184… 22. Brent Van Doninck (Husqvarna) 77

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        Release from 10.06.2018


        GAUTIER PAULIN SEVENTH OVERALL IN FRANCE



        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.

        Gautier Paulin:“It was a difficult GP. I was happy to get second in qualifying but then the rain during the night made conditions a lot different for the final motos. In the opening race my start wasn’t that good and after some passes I managed to cross the line in eighth place. My start was better in the second moto and I did my best to get as close as possible to the top three. After some good battles, I finished the moto in fifth place. In every GP the pace keeps improving and we are working hard to be there, up front battling with the leading pack. Overall, we’ve made some steps ahead this weekend. The French fans were awesome and once again it was a huge pleasure to race in front of my home crowd.”

        Max Anstie:“I keep doing my best but two bad starts this weekend made it all a lot harder. Track conditions were quite demanding during the two final motos and every little mistake cost a lot. Getting 17th in the first moto and then 16th in the second moto is the best I could do this weekend. I take it as it is and move on. We’ve just reached the halfway point for the season and there’s still plenty of racing to be done. The work continues, and the goal remains to keep getting better and better every weekend.”


        Results – 2018 FIM Motocross World Championship, Round 10

        MXGP - Overall
        1. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM) 50pts; 2. Antonio Cairoli (KTM) 42; 3. Tim Gajser (Honda) 36…7. Gautier Paulin (Husqvarna) 29… 18. Max Anstie (Husqvarna) 9… 20. Tanel Leok (Husqvarna) 3

        MXGP - Race 1
        1. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM) 17 laps, 34:05.232; 2. Clement Desalle (Kawasaki) 34:10.892; 3. Antonio Cairoli (KTM) 34:11.554…8. Gautier Paulin (Husqvarna) 35:09.207… 17. Max Anstie (Husqvarna) 16 laps, 34:20.324… 21. Tanel Leok (Husqvarna) 34:32.483… 25. Klemen Gercar (Husqvarna) 35:48.915

        MXGP - Race 2
        1. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM) 18 laps, 34:38.032; 2. Antoinio Cairoli (KTM) 34:46.870; 3. Tim Gajser (Honda) 35:18.433…5. Gautier Paulin (Husqvarna) 35:30.832… 16. Max Anstie (Husqvarna) 36:19.866… 18. Tanel Leok (Husqvarna) 36:34.193… 27. Klemen Gercar (Husqvarna) 11 laps, 23:17.724

        MX2 - Overall
        1. Jorge Prado (KTM) 45pts;2. Thomas Covington (Husqvarna) 45; 3. Thomas Kjer-Olsen (Husqvarna) 40… 11. Iker Larranaga (Husqvarna) 17… 22. Anthony Bourdon (Husqvarna) 3; 23. Brent Van doninck (Husqvarna) 3

        MX2 - Race 1
        1. Thomas Covington (Husqvarna) 17 laps, 35:58.425; 2. Thomas Kjer-Olsen (Husqvarna) 36:01.998; 3. Jorge Prado (KTM) 36:04.335…13. Iker Larranaga (Husqvarna) 37:12.548… 18. Brent Van doninck (Husqvarna) 16 laps, 36:12.284… 21. Anthony Bourdon (Husqvarna) 36:41.304… 23. Enzo Toriani (Husqvarna) 38:02.169; 24. Henry Jacobi (Husqvarna) 15 laps, 33:18.760… 26. Andrea Zanotti (Husqvarna) 13 laps, 30:58.584

        MX2 - Race 2
        1. Jorge Prado (KTM) 17 laps, 34:19.853; 2. Jago Geerts (Yamaha) 34:23.016;3. Thomas Covington (Husqvarna) 34:25.604; 4. Thomas Kjer-Olsen (Husqvarna) 34:25.604… 12. Iker Larranaga (Husqvarna) 35:13.286… 18. Anthony Bourdon (Husqvarna) 16 laps, 34:45.466… 21. Enzo Toriani (Husqvarna) 35:22.179

        Championship Standings – After Round 10

        MXGP
        1. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM) 486pts; 2. Antonio Cairoli (KTM) 424; 3. Clement Desalle (Kawasaki) 351…5. Gautier Paulin (Husqvarna) 296… 14. Max Anstie (Husqvarna) 122... 20. Tanel Leok (Husqvarna) 57… 27. Harri Kullas (Husqvarna) 15; 28. Ander Valentin (Husqvarna) 8

        MX2
        1. Pauls Jonass (KTM) 434pts; 2. Jorge Prado (KTM) 418;3. Thomas Kjer-Olsen (Husqvarna) 328… 8. Thomas Covington (Husqvarna) 211; 9. Henry Jacobi (Husqvarna) 187… 12. Iker Larranaga (Husqvarna) 164… 19. Brent Van Doninck (Husqvarna) 77… 37. Dylan Walsh (Husqvarna) 6… 41. Anthony Bourdon (Husqvarna) 3; 42. Andrea Zanotti (Husqvarna) 2

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        Release from 03.06.2018

        MAX ANSTIE TENTH OVERALL AT THE BRITISH GP



        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.

        Max Anstie:“I’ve had some great memories at this track and I really wanted to do my best in front of the British fans. The speed was there throughout the weekend but unfortunately I could not get the best of starts in either of the two motos. Starting from the back of the pack in both motos I ended up getting 13th in moto one and 12th in moto two for 10th in the overall. We will keep working hoping for some improved results in the next GPs.”

        Gautier Paulin:“It was a challenging weekend for us. Getting sixth in the qualifying race I was hoping for some good results during the final motos. In the opening moto I got off to a good start but a few corners later a crash made things a lot harder. In moto two my start was not good and a few mistakes forced me to settle for 15th at the line. We’re putting this weekend behind us and looking ahead now. We’re now heading to the GP of France and I will do my best for a good overall result in front of the French fans.”



        Results – 2018 FIM Motocross World Championship, Round 9

        MXGP - Overall
        1. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM) 50pts; 2. Antonio Cairoli (KTM) 44; 3. Romain Febvre (Yamaha) 36… 10. Max Anstie (Husqvarna) 17… 18. Gautier Paulin (Husqvarna) 9… 22. Tanel Leok (Husqvarna) 3

        MXGP - Race 1
        1. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM) 14 laps, 35:58.965; 2. Antonio Cairoli (KTM) 36:09.153; 3. Tim Gajser (Honda) 36:13.492… 13. Max Anstie (Husqvarna) 37:18.810… 18. Gautier Paulin (Husqvarna) 37:29.235… 20. Tanel Leok (Husqvarna) 37:31.084… 26. Ander Valentin (Husqvarna) 38:34.149

        MXGP - Race 2
        1. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM) 14 laps, 35:26.698; 2. Antonio Cairoli (KTM) 35:27.848; 3. Romain Febvre (Yamaha) 36:06.843… 12. Max Anstie (Husqvarna) 37:10.193… 15. Gautier Paulin (Husqvarna) 37:24.359… 19. Tanel Leok (Husqvarna) 37:34.761… 22. Ander Valentin (Husqvarna) 13 laps, 35:43.305

        MX2 - Overall
        1. Paul Jonass (KTM) 50pts; 2. Jorge Prado (KTM) 44; 3. Calvin Vlaanderen (Honda) 38… 5. Thomas Covington (Husqvarna) 32; 6. Henry Jacobi (Husqvarna) 30; 7. Iker Larranaga (Husqvarna) 25… 16. Brent Van doninck (Husqvarna) 9

        MX2 - Race 1
        1. Pauls Jonass (KTM) 14 laps, 36:21.354; 2. Jorge Prado (KTM) 36:22.194; 3. Thomas Covington (Husqvarna) 37:10.394… 7. Henry Jacobi (Husqvarna) 37:23.145… 11. Iker Larranaga (Husqvarna) 37:42.492… 15. Brent Van doninck (Husqvarna) 37:49.973

        MX2 - Race 2
        1. Pauls Jonass (KTM) 14 laps, 36:42.951; 2. Jorge Prado (KTM) 36:44.245; 3. Calvin Vlaanderen (Honda) 37:21.444… 5. Henry Jacobi (Husqvarna) 37:37.032; 6. Iker Larranaga (Husqvarna) 37:41.614… 9. Thomas Covington (Husqvarna) 37:56.868… 18. Brent Van doninck (Husqvarna) 38:38.999

        Championship Standings – After Round 9

        MXGP
        1. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM) 436pts; 2. Antonio Cairoli (KTM) 382; 3. Clement Desalle (Kawasaki) 314… 5. Gautier Paulin (Husqvarna) 267… 14. Max Anstie (Husqvarna) 113... 19. Tanel Leok (Husqvarna) 54… 26. Harri Kullas (Husqvarna) 15… 28. Ander Valentin (Husqvarna) 8

        MX2
        1. Pauls Jonass (KTM) 401pts; 2. Jorge Prado (KTM) 373; 3. Thomas Kjer-Olsen (Husqvarna) 288… 7. Henry Jacobi (Husqvarna) 187… 9. Thomas Covington (Husqvarna) 166… 12. Iker Larranaga (Husqvarna) 147… 18. Brent Van Doninck (Husqvarna) 74… 34. Dylan Walsh (Husqvarna) 6… 40. Andrea Zanotti (Husqvarna) 2

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          Release from 20.05.2018

          GAUTIER PAULIN SECURES STRONG THIRD OVERALL IN GERMANY



          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.

          Gautier Paulin:“It’s been a great weekend. Getting two holeshots and two third place results at this rough track is a good confidence booster for the races to come. We’ve been working a lot with the team and to get two holeshots shows we’ve made some good progress. In both motos my speed was good and I managed to fend off all the attacks from behind. During qualifying on Saturday a stone hit my back and there was some pain in both final motos. The FC 450 was working great at this rough track and I really want to thank my team for the great job. We’ve been testing a lot and the results here in Germany show we are moving in the right direction.”

          Max Anstie:“I keep working and keep doing my best to get back to 100%. In Germany I did not manage to place myself in the best position after the starts and it was difficult to make up time. I did the best I could during this weekend and I hope the results will start coming. Missing a few GPs following my concussion I feel that I’ve been catching up until recently. I am happy that I had two good motos here in Germany and I will keep working to improve my results.”

          Results – 2018 FIM Motocross World Championship, Round 8

          MXGP - Overall
          1. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM) 50pts; 2. Tim Gajser (Honda) 44; 3. Gautier Paulin (Husqvarna) 40… 12. Max Anstie (Husqvarna) 15… 21. Tanel Leok (Husqvarna) 3

          MXGP - Race 1
          1. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM) 18 laps, 34:00.399; 2. Tim Gajser (Honda) 34:16.654; 3. Gautier Paulin (Husqvarna) 34:24.427… 15. Max Anstie (Husqvarna) 35:25.282… 19. Tanel Leok (Husqvarna) 35:51.757… 21. Klemen Gercar (Husqvarna) 17 laps, 34:15.269… 30. Ander Valentin (Husqvarna) 7 laps, 17:06.887

          MXGP - Race 2
          1. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM) 19 laps, 35:12.176; 2. Tim Gajser (Honda) 35:40.796; 3. Gautier Paulin (Husqvarna) 35:45.039… 12. Max Anstie (Husqvarna) 36:49.486… 20. Tanel Leok (Husqvarna) 18 laps, 35:38.367… 22. Ander Valentin (Husqvarna) 36:05.565… 29. Klemen Gercar (Husqvarna) 10 laps, 20:16.136

          MX2 - Overall
          1. Jorge Prado (KTM) 47pts; 2. Pauls Jonass (KTM) 47; 3. Calvin Vlaanderen (Honda) 40… 7. Henry Jacobi (Husqvarna) 29; 8. Thomas Kjer-Olsen (Husqvarna) 22… 11. Brent Van doninck (Husqvarna) 16… 13. Iker Larranaga (Husqvarna) 14… 16. Thomas Covington (Husqvarna) 12… 20. Dylan Walsh (Husqvarna) 6; 21. Andrea Zanotti (Husqvarna) 2

          MX2 - Race 1
          1. Pauls Jonass (KTM) 18 laps, 35:15.756; 2. Jorge Prado (KTM) 35:17.177; 3. Calvin Vlaanderen (Honda) 35:18.818…
          5. Henry Jacobi (Husqvarna) 35:46.670… 10. Iker Larranaga (Husqvarna) 36:03.679… 13. Thomas Covington (Husqvarna) 36:20.005; 14. Brent Van doninck (Husqvarna) 36:23.829; 15. Thomas Kjer-Olsen (Husqvarna) 36:26.700… 28. Dylan Walsh (Husqvarna) 13 laps, 26:59.110; 29. Andrea Zanotti (Husqvarna) 11 laps, 23:39.553

          MX2 - Race 2
          1. Jorge Prado (KTM) 18 laps, 34:32.231; 2. Pauls Jonass (KTM) 34:37.248; 3. Calvin Vlaanderen (Honda) 34:42.298…
          5. Thomas Kjer-Olsen (Husqvarna) 34:57.357… 8. Henry Jacobi (Husqvarna) 35:07.751… 12. Brent Van doninck (Husqvarna) 35:38.202… 15. Dylan Walsh (Husqvarna) 35:49.296… 17. Thomas Covington (Husqvarna) 35:58.074; 18. Iker Larranaga (Husqvarna) 36:08.980; 19. Andrea Zanotti (Husqvarna) 36:10.182

          Championship Standings – After Round 8

          MXGP
          1. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM) 386pts; 2. Antonio Cairoli (KTM) 338; 3. Clement Desalle (Kawasaki) 278; 4. Gautier Paulin (Husqvarna) 258… 15. Max Anstie (Husqvarna) 96... 20. Tanel Leok (Husqvarna) 51… 26. Harri Kullas (Husqvarna) 15; 27. Ander Valentin (Husqvarna) 8

          MX2
          1. Pauls Jonass (KTM) 351pts; 2. Jorge Prado (KTM) 329; 3. Thomas Kjer-Olsen (Husqvarna) 288… 8. Henry Jacobi (Husqvarna) 157… 11. Thomas Covington (Husqvarna) 134… 14. Iker Larranaga (Husqvarna) 122… 19. Brent Van Doninck (Husqvarna) 65… 34. Dylan Walsh (Husqvarna) 6… 38. Andrea Zanotti (Husqvarna) 2

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            Release from 13.05.2018

            PAULIN THIRD IN LATVIA



            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.

            Gautier Paulin:“It was good weekend for us. I’ve been working a lot with my team to improve all the little details, so to get on the podium was a good reward for all the hard work. I’m happy because in both motos I could ride the way I wanted to and improve myself as each race went on. In the opening moto I made a late attack for third at the final lap but it didn’t go as planned so I had to settle for fourth. My bike was working great and I was happy to get a good start in moto two. I was riding really good and managed to defend my third position until the end of the moto. Overall, my riding was good here in Latvia and the goal now is to keep this momentum and get even better in the races to come.”

            Max Anstie:“It took me some time to be 100% following the concussion I suffered in Spain, but I’m happy I managed to battle for two good results here in Latvia. The new track layout made Kegums completely different. It was a warm weekend and the track was quite bumpy and rough. Overall, I feel that I’m making some progress with my speed and it’s also important that I managed to remain consistent in both motos. It’s nice to be up there racing with the top guys in MXGP. I’m enjoying being back racing and each day we’re building on the small details.”


            Results – 2018 FIM Motocross World Championship, Round 7

            MXGP - Overall
            1. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM) 50pts; 2. Antonio Cairoli (KTM) 44; 3. Gautier Paulin (Husqvarna) 38… 8. Max Anstie (Husqvarna) 26… 17. Tanel Leok (Husqvarna) 7… 21. Ander Valentin (Husqvarna) 3… 23. Harri Kullas (Husqvarna) 1

            MXGP - Race 1
            1. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM) 18 laps, 35:17.750; 2. Antonio Cairoli (KTM) 35:20.845; 3. Romain Febvre (Yamaha) 35:48.495; 4. Gautier Paulin (Husqvarna) 35:49.003… 7. Max Anstie (Husqvarna) 36:18.892… 20. Tanel Leok (Husqvrna) 17 laps, 35:33.438… 22. Harri Kullas (Husqvarna) 35:50.831… 24. Ander Valentin (Husqvarna) 35:54.583

            MXGP - Race 2
            1. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM) 18 laps, 35:20.083; 2. Antonio Cairoli (KTM) 35:26.236; 3. Gautier Paulin (Husqvarna) 36:16.165… 9. Max Anstie (Husqvarna) 36:59.470… 15. Tanel Leok (Husqvarna) 17 laps, 35:29.719… 18. Ander Valentin (Husqvarna) 35:50.380… 20. Harri Kullas (Husqvarna) 36:18.090… 26. Klemen Gercar (Husqvarna) 35:25.365

            MX2 - Overall
            1. Thomas Kjer-Olsen (Husqvarna) 47pts; 2. Jago Geerts (Yamaha) 38; 3. Pauls Jonass (KTM) 38… 7. Henry Jacobi (Husqvarna) 24… 10. Iker Larranaga (Husqvarna) 21… 12. Thomas Covington (Husqvarna) 20

            MX2 - Race 1
            1. Thomas Kjer-Olsen (Husqvarna) 17 laps, 34:09.629; 2. Pauls Jonass (KTM) 34:20.684; 3. Thomas Covington (Husqvarna) 34:29.374… 6. Henri Jacobi (Husqvarna) 35:00.836… 12. Iker Larranaga (Husqvarna) 35:23.125

            MX2 - Race 2
            1. Jorge Prado (KTM) 17 laps, 34:24.759; 2. Thomas Kjer-Olsen (Husqvarna) 34:27.440; 3. Jago Geerts (Yamaha) 34:29.270… 9. Iker Larranaga (Husqvarna) 35:23.347… 12. Henry Jacobi (Husqvarna) 35:45.826

            Championship Standings – After Round 7

            MXGP
            1. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM) 336pts; 2. Antonio Cairoli (KTM) 307; 3. Clement Desalle (Kawasaki) 244… 5. Gautier Paulin (Husqvarna) 218… 15. Max Anstie (Husqvarna) 81; 19. Tanel Leok (Husqvarna) 48… 26. Harri Kullas (Husqvarna) 15… 27. Ander Valentin (Husqvarna) 8

            MX2
            1. Pauls Jonass (KTM) 304pts; 2. Jorge Prado (KTM) 282; 3. Thomas Kjer-Olsen (Husqvarna) 266… 8. Henry Jacobi (Husqvarna) 128… 11. Thomas Covington (Husqvarna) 122… 14. Iker Larranaga (Husqvarna) 108… 22. Brent Van Doninck (Husqvarna) 49

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