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Gajser wins at Lommel and increases championship lead | News

HRC’s Tim Gajser topped the podium at the MXGP of Belgium with two second place finishes to further increase his lead in the championship point standings.

The Slovenian HRC’s star now leads the championship by 187 points with four rounds to go.

There was also HRC success in the MX2 class as Calvin Vlaanderen who battled hard through the relentless conditions and was rewarded with third overall and 36 valuable World Championship points.

“It was a great weekend, finishing two-two for first overall in Lommel,” said Gajser. “My riding was good, especially because in the past I’ve struggled here but we’ve worked hard this year with the team and it really paid off. We’ve prepared a lot better for these tough conditions and it was certainly helped by two good starts, just like we have done so often this year. I wasn’t able to win a moto but I rode smoothly and smart and I minimised any mistakes. I’m just so happy to win here in Lommel, because it is a special GP and a good test and just shows how much I’ve progressed as a rider.”

Watch MXGP of Belgium highlights.

Results MXGP Belgium 2019

1. Tim Gajser (SLO), Honda (2-2)
2. Romain Febvre (FRA), Yamaha (1-4)
3. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED), KTM (3-3)
4. Jeremy Seewer (SUI), Yamaha (4-5)
5. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL), Honda (6-7)

Standings MXGP 2019 after 14 of 18 rounds

1. Tim Gajser 626 points
2. Jeremy Seewer 439
3. Gautier Paulin 402
4. Arnaud Tonus 396
5. Tony Cairoli 358