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Released 02/11/2018


ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING SIGN ARMINAS JASIKONIS



21-YEAR-OLD LITHUANIAN RACER TO COMPLETE HUSQVARNA MOTORCYCLES’ MXGP CLASS LINE-UP ALONGSIDE PAULS JONASS

Husqvarna Motorcycles are pleased to announce the signing of Arminas Jasikonis who will race for the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing MXGP team throughout the 2019 season. The 21-year-old racer from Lithuania will partner Pauls Jonass in a highly promising two-rider team that will compete in the MXGP class of the FIM Motocross World Championship.

Entering the MXGP World Championship at the age of 19, the highlight of Arminas Jasikonis’ career to date was a podium result at the GP of Portugal in 2017, during his first full season of international 450cc competition. Set to enter his third full season of MXGP class racing with the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team, the tall Lithuanian will pilot Husqvarna’s FC 450 machine in the 20-round 2019 FIM Motocross World Championship.

At just 21 years of age, both Arminas Jasikonis and his Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team partner Pauls Jonass have bright futures ahead of them. Together they form a highly-promising Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing MXGP team, which will remain under the guidance of highly-experienced GP racer Antti Pyrhönen.



Arminas Jasikonis – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing: “I’m really looking forward to entering the 2019 series with the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna MXGP team. I’ve been closely following their work and to finally be a member of this great team feels like a dream has come true. I admire their professionalism and I am willing to work harder than ever so I can give my best in each and every GP. This will be my third full season in the MXGP category and I am really motivated to make it the best one so far. Coming from a shoulder injury, I’ve worked really hard to be physically stronger and I’m now looking forward to start riding my new FC 450 machine. It’s a great bike and I believe I am capable of doing great things aboard this machine.”

Diego Clement – Head of Motorsport at Husqvarna Motorcycles: “We strongly believe in Arminas’ potential and we are excited to have him join our team for the coming season. Despite his young age, Arminas will be now entering his third complete season of MXGP class competition. Demonstrating good speed in the past, he is already a podium finisher in the class. Our immediate goal with Arminas is to help him turn this potential into consistently positive results. I have full confidence that our MXGP team can provide Arminas with what’s needed in order for him to take his career to new level.”

Antti Pyrhönen - Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing MXGP team manager: “We are looking forward to working with Arminas Jasikonis and I personally believe he will be a perfect fit to our team alongside Pauls Jonass. Battling through a challenging season, Arminas is extremely motivated to turn a new page in his career with our team. We want to provide him with all the right tools so that he can step up his game and become a contender for podium results and GP victories. Both Arminas and Pauls are extremely talented and we believe in their potential. I am really looking forward to seeing them battle it out in the MXGP class once the season begins.”


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Release from 25.10.2018


ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING SIGN PAULS JONASS



FORMER MX2 WORLD CHAMPION TO SWITCH TO MXGP CLASS COMPETITION ABOARD HUSQVARNA’S FC 450

Husqvarna Motorcycles are pleased to welcome Pauls Jonass to the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing MXGP team, where the 21-year-old Latvian will compete on Husqvarna’s FC 450 machine throughout the 2019 and 2020 seasons.

Crowned MX2 World Champion in 2017, Pauls Jonass has been one of the most successful 250cc class riders in recent history. With the 2017 season being the highlight of his career to date, that season Pauls reached the podium in 15 out of the 19 rounds. Involved in a thrilling battle to defend his title throughout 2018, Pauls ended his campaign as the 2018 FIM MX2 World Championship runner-up.

Despite his young age, Pauls already has more than a decade of motocross racing experience under his belt. Gradually advancing through the ranks of the junior categories, Pauls was crowned the 2011 85cc Junior World Champion, winning the 125cc Junior Motocross World Championship two years later.

At just 21 years of age, Jonass is one of the most promising young riders of his era. Known for his strong work ethic and determination to succeed, the rider from Aizpute, Latvia is a perfect fit for the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team.

With Pauls Jonass joining the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing MXGP squad with immediate effect, further details on the team’s complete line-up will be announced in the coming weeks.



Pauls Jonass – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing:“I’m really excited to be part of the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna team. The switch to the MXGP category is a big move for me but I can’t wait to get started. Joining such an acclaimed team gives me a huge amount of motivation to continue working hard in order to achieve my goals. I’m looking ahead to a great future with the team. I’ve known Antti [Pyrhönen] and the rest of the team members for some years already and it feels good to start working with them. Following my knee surgery last month, my goal right now is to start riding my Husqvarna at the earliest possible time. I want to maximise my time on the bike, so I can be fully-fit and ready to enter this exciting new season in the MXGP category.”

Diego Clement – Head of Motorsport at Husqvarna Motorcycles:“We are extremely happy to have former MX2 World Champion Pauls Jonass join our team. We truly believe Pauls has the potential to become a frontrunner in the extremely competitive MXGP category. Pauls is one of the most experienced motocross racers of his generation and already a three-time World Champion. His speed is never in doubt, and he has impressed us, as he has the wider motocross community, with his ability to perform on varying track conditions. It’s going to be an exciting new season and we are all looking forward to seeing Pauls do battle against the MXGP class elite aboard our FC 450 machine.”

Kimi Räikkönen - Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing (IceOne) team owner:“With Pauls joining our team the goal is to continue our success. The Motocross World Championship is the most competitive global motocross series and we’re pleased to be strengthening our team with a former World Champion. I am confident all members of our team will give their best to help Pauls achieve his goals in the MXGP class.”

Antti Pyrhönen - Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing MXGP team manager:“We are all looking forward to working with Pauls Jonass as he starts an exciting new chapter in his professional motocross career. Everyone knows Pauls is an extremely hard working rider, which we know will help him fit in perfectly with our team. Already being a world champion speaks volumes about his capabilities. He is both physically and mentally strong and has demonstrated time and again that he is able to excel even under the toughest conditions. We all can’t wait to start working with this young and extremely talented rider.”

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Release from 30.09.2018

PAULIN FIFTH OVERALL IN ITALY



Strong fifth overall at the Imola track allowed Gautier Paulin to gain one position in the elite class’ championship standings. Earning 4/6 results in Italy, Paulin claimed wraps up the 2018 MXGP World Championship in fifth.

Despite not getting the desired starts, Max Anstie battled to 9/13 results in Italy. Claiming 10th in the 2018 MXGP World Championship, Anstie is now looking ahead to next weekend’s Motocross of Nations.

Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team riders Gautier Paulin and Max Anstie will return to action at the 2018 Motocross of Nations on October 6/7 in the United States, where they will represent Team France and Team Great Britain respectively.

Gautier Paulin:"It was a long season and I am happy to finish fifth in the championship. The man-made track here at Imola was tough and got destroyed as the racing went on. In the opening moto I did not get the best of starts but had a good fight with the leading pack to finish fourth. Then in race two my start wasn’t that good once again and I struggled with the sun making it hard to see in various places. We had some ups and downs this year, but overall I am satisfied with fifth in the 2018 championship. It was a good season for me and I want to thank my team for all their hard work and dedication. My eyes are focused now on next weekend’s Motocross of Nations and I will do my best to defend Team France’s trophy with the #1 on my Husqvarna.”

Max Anstie:“It’s been a challenging GP and I struggled with my starts in both motos. In the first race I managed to put in strong opening laps and made some good positions. My speed was good and I finished ninth. Not getting a good start in moto two made my life harder. The track was one-rutted in many places so there were not that many lines to make passes. I am excited to head to the States now to race for Team Great Britain. The Motocross of Nations has been the highlight of my year in 2017 and I am hoping for equally good results next weekend at Red Bud.”




Results – 2018 FIM Motocross World Championship, Round 20

MXGP - Overall
1. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM) 50pts; 2. Tim Gajser (Honda) 44; 3. Clement Desalle (Kawasaki) 40…5. Gautier Paulin (Husqvarna) 33… 11. Max Anstie (Husqvarna) 20… 18. Tanel Leok (Husqvarna) 8

MXGP - Race 1
1. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM) 20 laps, 34:41.213; 2. Tim Gajser (Honda) 34:53.651; 3. Clement Desalle (Kawasaki) 35:09.344;4. Gautier Paulin (Husqvarna) 35:11.674… 9. Max Anstie (Husqvarna) 35:32.902… 16. Tanel Leok (Husqvarna) 36:08.769… 22. Klemen Gercar (Husqvarna) 19 laps, 35:15.028… 27. Ander Valentin (Husqvarna) 16 laps, 29:26.352

MXGP - Race 2
1. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM) 20 laps, 34:35.763; 2. Tim Gajser (Honda) 35:10.591; 3. Clement Desalle (Kawasaki) 35:26.535…6. Gautier Paulin (Husqvarna) 35:42.384… 13. Max Anstie (Husqvarna) 36:01.634… 18. Tanel Leok (Husqvarna) 19 laps, 34:54.622… 21. Klemen Gercar (Husqvarna) 35:06.131

MX2 - Overall
1. Jorge Prado (KTM) 50pts;2. Thomas Kjer-Olsen (Husqvarna) 40; 3. Thomas Covington (Husqvarna) 34… 5. Henry Jacobi (Husqvarna) 32… 15. Brent Van doninck (Husqvarna) 14

MX2 - Race 1
1. Jorge Prado (KTM) 19 laps, 33:49.364;2. Thomas Kjer-Olsen (Husqvarna) 34:10.407; 3. Henry Jacobi (Husqvarna) 34:26.243… 7. Thomas Covington (Husqvarna) 34:39.965… 15. Brent Van doninck (Husqvarna) 35:00.009… 31. Loris Freidig (Husqvarna) 18 laps, 34:29.672

MX2 - Race 2
1. Jorge Prado (KTM) 19 laps, 34:00.879; 2. Hunter Lawrence (Honda) 34:03.043;3. Thomas Covington (Husqvarna) 34:16.531; 4. Thomas Kjer-Olsen (Husqvarna) 34:19.015… 9. Henry Jacobi (Husqvarna) 34:42.917… 13. Brent Van doninck (Husqvarna) 34:55.961… 29. Loris Freidig (Husqvarna) 18 laps, 34:55.235

2018 Championship Standings

MXGP
1. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM) 933pts; 2. Antonio Cairoli (KTM) 782; 3. Clement Desalle (Kawasaki) 685…5. Gautier Paulin (Husqvarna) 574… 10. Max Anstie (Husqvarna) 386… 18. Tanel Leok (Husqvarna) 139… 29. Harri Kullas (Husqvarna) 18… 31. Lewis Stewart (Husqvarna) 13… 34. Ander Valentin (Husqvarna) 8; 35. Aidi Lazaroni (Husqvarna) 6; 36. Rizky Hanif Kusparwanto (Husqvarna) 6… 44. Matiss Karro (Husqvarna) 3… 52. Klemen Gercar (Husqvarna) 2; 53. Lars van Berkel (Husqvarna) 1

MX2
1. Jorge Prado (KTM) 873; 2. Pauls Jonass (KTM) 777;3. Thomas Kjer-Olsen (Husqvarna) 673… 5. Thomas Covington (Husqvarna) 599… 10. Henry Jacobi (Husqvarna) 343… 11. Brent Van Doninck (Husqvarna) 224… 18. 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… 49. Yoshua Pattipi (Husqvarna) 8… 51. Dylan Walsh (Husqvarna) 6… 55. Enzo Toriani (Husqvarna) 3… 59. Yasin Karaboce (Husqvarna) 3… 60. Andrea Zanotti (Husqvarna) 2

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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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