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Honda Gariboldi rider, Tim Gajser with back-to-back race wins at the MXGP of Lombardia, Italy claimed the MXGP win while Jeffrey Herlings dominated the MX2 class on his way to yet another overall win.

Honda Gariboldi rider, Tim Gajser recorded back-to-back race wins at the MXGP of Lombardia, Italy to claim the MXGP overall while Jeffrey Herlings dominated the MX2 class on his way to yet another overall win.


Gajser never looked in doubt, grabbing the early holeshot in race 1 and holding the lead all the way to the chequered flag.

Monster Energy Kawasaki rider, Clément Desalle began race 1 in a strong position inside the top-five and made his way through the pack to finish second.

HRC Honda’s Paulin Gautier rounded out the top-three.

Race 2 brought about some change with Red Bull Factory KTM rider, Toni Cairoli grabbing the holeshot ahead of Gajser in second.

Cairoli maintained a lead over the Honda rider but on lap 12 Gajser made a move for the top spot and made it stick. Cairoli dropped back to second before losing another spot to Gautier Paulin and the final result was set. Gajser won ahead of Paulin in second and Cairoli in third.

MXGP Race 1 Top Ten:
1. Tim Gajser (SLO, Honda), 35:01.739
2. Clement Desalle (BEL, Kawasaki), +0:04.460
3. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Honda), +0:07.423
4. Maximilian Nagl (GER, Husqvarna), +0:11.147
5. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL, Yamaha), +0:16.639
6. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), +0:25.874
7. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, Honda), +0:33.524
8. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, KTM), +0:38.665
9. Valentin Guillod (SUI, Yamaha), +0:44.531
10. Jose Butron (ESP, KTM), +0:48.997.

MXGP Race 2 Top Ten:
1. Tim Gajser (SLO, Honda), 35:17.922
2. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Honda), +0:09.544
3. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), +0:17.480
4. Clement Desalle (BEL, Kawasaki), +0:25.145
5. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, KTM), +0:33.911
6. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, Honda), +0:37.557
7. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL, Yamaha), +0:38.142
8. Valentin Guillod (SUI, Yamaha), +0:54.421
9. Jose Butron (ESP, KTM), +0:59.148
10. Jordi Tixier (FRA, Kawasaki), +1:02.868.

MXGP Overall Top Ten:
1. Tim Gajser (SLO, HON), 50 points
2. Gautier Paulin (FRA, HON), 42 p
3. Clement Desalle (BEL, KAW), 40 p
4. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 35 p
5. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL, YAM), 30
6. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, KTM), 29 p
7. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, HON), 29 p
8. Valentin Guillod (SUI, YAM), 25 p
9. Jose Butron (ESP, KTM), 23 p
10. Maximilian Nagl (GER, HUS), 23 p

MXGP Championship Top Ten:
1. Tim Gajser (SLO, HON), 532 points
2. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 440 p
3. Romain Febvre (FRA, YAM), 408 p
4. Maximilian Nagl (GER, HUS), 401 p
5. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, HON), 396 p
6. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL, YAM), 351 p
7. Valentin Guillod (SUI, YAM), 267 p
8. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, KTM), 230 p
9. Shaun Simpson (GBR, KTM), 212 p
10. Clement Desalle (BEL, KAW), 210 p

Jeffrey Herlings


Expectations were high for Red Bull Factory KTM’s Jeffrey Herlings, the undisputed king of sand riding. The soft, sandy surface of Mantova Motocross track in Italy was the perfect playground for Herlings to display his phenomenal speed and the Dutch rider didn’t disappoint.

In Race 1 Herlings rounded the first turn in sixth position and quickly got to work making his way through the pack. By lap six the KTM rider was in the lead and pulled away from second place rider, Brian Bogers.

As other riders were beginning to tire, Herlings just got stronger until the KTM rider recorded his fastest lap in the second-last lap of the race, a 1:53.029 – the fastest lap of the event for both the MXGP and MX2 class.

Bogers would finish second ahead of Kawasaki rider Dylan Ferrandis.

In Race 2, Herlings led from start to finish in a display of sheer dominance. His lap times were again faster than MXGP winner, Tim Gajser’s.

KTM riders Pauls Jonass and Brian Bogers finished second third in race 2.

MX2 Race 1 Top Ten:
1. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 34:51.899
2. Brian Bogers (NED, KTM), +0:29.676
3. Dylan Ferrandis (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:35.149
4. Thomas Covington (USA, Husqvarna), +0:37.324
5. Max Anstie (GBR, Husqvarna), +0:48.411
6. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, Suzuki), +0:48.831
7. Benoit Paturel (FRA, Yamaha), +0:55.552
8. Davy Pootjes (NED, KTM), +1:01.851
9. Adam Sterry (GBR, KTM), +1:05.124
10. Pauls Jonass (LAT, KTM), +1:07.501.

MX2 Race 2 Top Ten:
1. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 35:08.731
2. Pauls Jonass (LAT, KTM), +1:13.556
3. Brian Bogers (NED, KTM), +1:17.594
4. Benoit Paturel (FRA, Yamaha), +1:20.819
5. Thomas Covington (USA, Husqvarna), +1:27.830
6. Dylan Ferrandis (FRA, Kawasaki), +1:29.220
7. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, Suzuki), +1:29.805
8. Aleksandr Tonkov (RUS, Yamaha), +1:35.366
9. Conrad Mewse (GBR, Husqvarna), +1:46.304
10. Petar Petrov (BUL, Kawasaki), +1:52.560.

MX2 Overall Top Ten:
1. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 50 points
2. Brian Bogers (NED, KTM), 42 p
3. Dylan Ferrandis (FRA, KAW), 35 p
4. Thomas Covington (USA, HUS), 34 p
5. Pauls Jonass (LAT, KTM), 33 p
6. Benoit Paturel (FRA, YAM), 32 p
7. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, SUZ), 29 p
8. Aleksandr Tonkov (RUS, YAM), 22 p
9. Michele Cervellin (ITA, HON), 19 p
10. Conrad Mewse (GBR, HUS), 17 p.