september 24, 2020 - Honda Racing

Team HRC's confidence levels rising for Mantova triple header

Both reigning #mxgp world champion #timgajser and exciting Honda CRF450RW rookie #mitchevans are looking forward to this third triple header, which is taking place at the sandy #mantova circuit in northern Italy. With races on Sunday 27th and Wednesday 30th September and then finally on October 4th, the format is becoming familiar for Team HRC but everyone is approaching these events with increasing optimism after the results in Faenza last time out.

For Gajser, his six race wins head the class, and he now sits just seven points away from a deserved championship lead. His aim in #mantova will be to continue to show the speed which has seen dominate large portions of the 2020 season races, but to do so over both motos. If he is able to do that, then he'll be hopeful of leaving the Italy, after the 11th round of the series with the red plate.

Before we returned to #mxgp #racing in Latvia, Evans' aim was to improve at every #event, and over the course of the past six rounds, he has done exactly that. He left Faenza having gone eighth, seventh and then sixth overall and he heads into #mantova with buoyed confidence, as well as with the knowledge that he is extremely good on this sandy terrain. In the Internazionali D'Italia race in February, the Australian rider won the super-final at this very track and while the weather should be a lot different, the circuit won't have changed too much. He is now back to full fitness after his shoulder injury and having placed fourth in a couple of races in Faenza, he'll be looking to place even higher in the six motos spread over seven days.

Like the rounds since the restart, all the #mxgp action will take place all on one day with a 20 minute free practice leading straight into 25 minutes of timed practice. These results will then decide the gate pick for the races that take place the same afternoon.

Tim Gajser 
From Faenza I went straight home to Slovenia, where I’ve been for about 10 days now. I’ve been training and getting ready for #mantova and another triple header race which I’m going to approach the same way as the previous events in Latvia and Faenza. We have three races in a week and I just want to give my best, try to be consistent and get good starts and that’s what I’ve been working on a lot in my training sessions. As a track, I like #mantova and I’ve had some good and bad memories from that place but I focus on the positive times and I want to create more of those good memories this week.

Mitch Evans
After Faenza we went down to Rome and did a bit of riding in that area, before taking a few days off last weekend, relaxing a bit and recovering. I’m feeling good and looking forward to #mantova now though and I want to continue my improvement by starting a bit more aggressively and riding up the front with the top guys right from the first race. I’m feeling confident as last time I was there, I won the preseason race and I feel like the track suits me well and every time I’ve gone there, I’ve had good rides so looking forward to carrying on from where I left off #racing. Should be a good week and I can’t wait to get started.

Marcus Pereira de Freitas-HRC General Manager - MXGP
It’s strange to have six races in a row in Italy but it does allow us to work well because Mitch has been able to stay with us and Tim isn’t too far away either. Travelling around Europe can still be difficult so it is good that we don’t have to worry about those problems for these next three races. As a team, we are excited to start the #racing as we are confident that both riders can go out there and get on the podium and win races. Tim has shown the speed to win throughout this season, he just needs to put it together in both motos and Mitch is getting better and better, and we know how well he rode in the #event in February. These are exciting times for Team HRC.

MXGP 2020 Wednesday, September 23rd 2020Rider Standings

Limited to top 30 results

Pos.     Rider                             Num Nation Points            Team

1CAIROLI Antonio222ITA285Red Bull KTM Factory RacingKTM
2GAJSER Tim243SLO278Team HRC - MXGPHonda
3HERLINGS Jeffrey84NDL263Red Bull KTM Factory RacingKTM
4SEEWER Jeremy91SWI255Monster Energy Yamaha Factory #mxgp TeamYamaha
5PRADO GARCIA Jorge61SPA237Red Bull KTM Factory RacingKTM
6COLDENHOFF Glenn259NDL233Standing Construct GasGas Factory #racing TeamGasGas
7JASIKONIS Arminas27LTU233Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory RacingHusqvarna
8FEBVRE Romain3FRA203Monster Energy Kawasaki RacingKawasaki
9PAULIN Gautier21FRA201Monster Energy Yamaha Factory #mxgp TeamYamaha
10DESALLE Clement25BEL194Monster Energy Kawasaki RacingKawasaki
11EVANS Mitch43AUS153Team HRC - MXGPHonda
12VAN HOREBEEK Jeremy89BEL141Honda SR MotoblouzHonda
13TIXIER Jordi911FRA91Team VHR KTM RacingKTM
14VLAANDEREN Calvin10NDL80Gebben Van Venrooy Yamaha RacingYamaha
15CERVELLIN Michele747ITA73SDMCORSE YamahaYamaha
16LUPINO Alessandro77ITA72Gebben Van Venrooy Yamaha RacingYamaha
17TONUS Arnaud4SWI71Monster Energy Yamaha Factory #mxgp TeamYamaha
18BOGERS Brian189NDL65Marchetti #racing Team KTMKTM
19JACOBI Henry29GER64Yamaha SM Action - M.C. MiglioriYamaha
20MONTICELLI Ivo128ITA62Standing Construct GasGas Factory #racing TeamGasGas
21PATUREL Benoit6FRA45JM Honda RacingHonda
23JONASS Pauls41LAT26Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory RacingHusqvarna
24BOBRYSHEV Evgeny777RUS26PAR Homes RFX HusqvarnaHusqvarna
25RAUCHENECKER Pascal281AUT19Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory RacingHusqvarna
26WALSH Dylan53NZL17JM Honda RacingHonda
27PETROV Petar152BUL17Team VRT Nordpesca HollandKTM
28SABULIS Karlis116LAT16Wildcard RiderKTM
29COVINGTON Thomas64USA15Gebben Van Venrooy Yamaha RacingYamaha
30LEOK Tanel7EST12A1M HusqvarnaHusqvarna

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