No one can touch Jeffrey Herlings. The 8th round of the 2018 MXGP World Championship here in Teutschenthal, Germany has concluded. Again, it was KTM Factory rider, Jeffrey Herlings who dominated the field. His teammate Tony Cairoli, however, had a bad day finishing outside the top five losing valuable points. Honda’s Tim Gajser had his best race of the year going 2-2 for second overall. MXGP OVERALL RACE RESULTS | GERMANY Jeffrey Herlings (KTM)–1-1 Tim Gajser (Hon)–2-2 Gautier Paulin (Hus)–3-3 Clement Desalle (Kaw)–5-4 Romain Febvre (Yam)–4-7 Tony Cairoli (KTM)–6-5 Glenn Coldenhoff (KTM)–9-6 Evgeny Bobryshev (Suz)–10-9 Max Nagl (TM)–12-8 Jeremy Seewer (Yam)–11-10 Alessandro Lupino (Kaw)–13-11 Max Anstie (Hus)–15-12 Julien Lieber (Kaw)–8-19 Jeremy Van Horebeek (Yam)–7-31 Maxime Desprey (Kaw)–16-14 Arminas Jaskonis (Hon)–14-16 Jose Butron (KTM)–20-13 Tommy Searle (Kaw)–17-19 Kevin Strijbos (KTM)–31-15 Petar Petrov (Hon)–29-17 Tanel Leok (Hus)–19-20 Stefan Emerald (KTM)–18-23 Vaclav Kovar (Gas)–25-21 Ander Valentin (Hus)–30-22 Nathan Renkens (Hon)–23-24 Jeremy Delince (Hon)–26-25 Jonathan Bengtsson (KTM)–24-26 Martin Krc (KTM)–27-27 Ivo Monticelli (Yam)–28-28 Klemen Gercar (Hus)–21-29 Davide Bonini (KTM)–32-30 Steven Clarke (Hon)–22-DNS MXGP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP CLASSIFICATION (ROUND 8 OF 20) Jeffrey Herlings–386 Tony Cairoli–338 Clement Desalle–278 Gautier Paulin–258 Romain Febvre–255 Tim Gajser–221 Glenn Coldenhoff–207 Jeremy Van Horebeek–193 Jeremy Seewer–176 Julien Lieber–149 KTM’s Tony Cairoli lost valuable points to Herlings by finishing 6th. Honda’s Tim Gajser looked great in Germany. MXGP SATURDAY QUALIFYING Jeffrey Herlings dominated here in the qualifying race in Germany. The 2018 MXGP season continues this weekend here in Teutschenthal, Germany for the 8th round of the series. Points leader, Jeffrey Herlings continued his win streak beating out Gautier Palin and Tim Gajser. KTM’s Tony Cairoli had the second fastest lap time behind Herlings but had some trouble. MX2 QUALIFYING RACE RESULTS | TEUTSCHENTHAL, GERMANY Jeffrey Herlings (KTM) Gautier Paulin (Hus) Tim Gajser (Hon) Jeremy Van Horebeek (Yam) Romain Febvre (Yam) Jeremy Seewer (Yam) Tony Cairoli (KTM) Julien Lieber (Kaw) Alessandro (Kaw) Glenn Coldenhoff (KTM) Evgeny Bobryshev (Suz) Kevin Strijbos (KTM) Maxime Desprey (Kaw) Jose Butron (KTM) Arminas Jasikonis (Hon) Petar Petrov (Hon) Max Anstie (Hus) Max Nagl (TM) Ivo Monticelli (Yam) Tommy Searle (Kaw) Clement Desalle (Kaw) Benoit Paturel (KTM) Tanel Leok (Hus) Steven Clarke (Hon) Vaclav Kovar (Gas Gas) Klemen Gercar (Hus) Stefan Emerald (KTM) Nathan Renkens (Hon) Jonathan Bengtsson (KTM) Jeremy Delince (Hon) Davide Bonini (KTM) Martin Krc (KTM) Ander Valentin (Hus) 2018 MXGP GERMANY | FULL COVERAGE Gautier Paulin rode well for the qualifying race finishing second. Factory Honda’s Tim Gajser got on the podium here in Germany. SATURDAY RACE REPORT The start of the MXGP qualifying race. Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Jeffrey Herlings has been impressive to say the least this season and today the Dutch sensation put in another strong ride. Herlings led from the first corner after drag racing down the long Teutschenthal start and beating out Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Gautier Paulin. Paulin’s strong start placed him second but left him under pressure from Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Antonio Cairoli. Running behind the early top three was Team HRC’s Tim Gajser then Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP’s Jeremy Van Horebeek and Romain Febvre. A strong start also helped the #77 Gebben Van Venrooy Kawasaki of Alessandro Lupino to battle inside the top ten. Lupino and his privateer Kawasaki was running in 7th just behind Febvre on the opening laps but soon come under pressure the Monster Energy Kawasaki of Julien Lieber. Lieber made a pass just before the pair returned to the start straight and Lupino then tried to retaliate by jumping long to the inside but Lieber was unaffected by the move. Next to get by the Italian was Wilvo Yamaha Official MXGP’s Jeremy Seewer. Seewer, who won the MX2 overall here last year continued his charge forward also passing Lieber. Back at the front of the field Cairoli was applying pressure to Paulin but then had a bike issue. The mishap forced Cairoli to stop and fix the front end of his machine before continuing. While the defending MXGP Champion was stopped, Gajser, Van Horebeek, Febvre, and Seewer all made it past. With only 3 laps remaining Cairoli was in 7th and unable to improve his position as Herlings took the race win with Paulin 2nd and Gajser 3rd. Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team’s Clement Desalle, who celebrates his 29th birthday today, had to come back from last place after a crash on the first lap. Desalle managed to take his Factory Kawasaki up into 21st and will hope to rebound in tomorrow’s racing. Jeffrey Herlings in the qualifying press conference said: “The start was fine, Paulin had a better jump but then I was on the inside so I had a few meters less and out dragged him so it was really good to start out front. The speed was good and my bike was very good so I’m looking forward to tomorrow.” TM Racing Factory Team’s Max Nagl is hoping to come away with a season best result for his fans at his home GP but struggled in today’s Qualifying race when he scored an 18th place finish. Nagl in the press conference said: “As always it is really nice to be at your home GP and you expect something a bit special. The problem was that I was reallyfar outside on the start and I couldn’t do anything from there, you get pushed in the first corner and end up somewhere in the back of the field, then after I had a good ride and a good rhythm. Now I’m looking forward to tomorrow because we will have a bit better gate pick, a little more inside and hopefully we can make something good tomorrow, also for the fans it would be nice.” RIDER PREVIEW MXGP class rookie Jeremy Seewer will be one to watch here in Germany. Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Jeffrey Herlings comes to Germany after winning the MXGP of Latvia only last Sunday in an impressive performance where he had to come back through the pack after 2 bad starts and pass his Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Teammate Antonio Cairoli who led both races from the start. Cairoli not only won here last year over Herlings but 4 other times in his career while Herlings has been atop the Teutschenthal podium twice in the MX2 category. However Herlings does have the momentum so far this season with the Latvian win being the 5th victory of the 7 races so far. Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team’s Clement Desalle has maintained his third place in the points standings with a 4th overall in Latvia just after his win in Russia. Desalle won the German GP at Teutschenthal in 2014, was 4th last year, and has reached the podium 3 other times. Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP’s Romain Febvre had a mixed weekend in Latvia when he battled with Cairoli for the lead in Race 1 eventually finishing 3rd but then crashed out of Race 2. Febvre, despite his injured right-arm will try to race this weekend and salvage points, the Frenchman did win the GP in 2015 and finished in the top 5 on 3 other occasions. 5th in the Championship at this point of the season is Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Gautier Paulin. Paulin just scored his second podium of the year last weekend in Latvia and was also on the podium here last year. Paulin has never won the German GP but has come in 2nd twice, in both 2015 and 2011. Wilvo Yamaha Official MXGP’s Jeremy Seewer is one rider to watch seeing the MXGP rookie topped the MX2 class here in 2017. Also not to forget is Team HRC’s Tim Gajser, who crashed out here in spectacular fashion in 2017 while battling for the win, and TM Factory Racing’s Max Nagl as it will be his home GP The post 2018 MXGP GERMANY | MXGP OVERALL RACE RESULTS appeared first on Motocross Action Magazine.
The KTM teammates of Pauls Jonass and Jorge Prado swap wins. For the 8th round of the 2018 MXGP World Championship here in Teutschenthal, Germany the KTM teammates of Pauls Jonass and Jorge Prado swap wins. These riders are on another level. Honda’s Calvin Vlaanderen has been picking up the pace the last few rounds and finished third. MX2 OVERALL RACE RESULTS | GERMANY Jorge Prado (KTM)–2-1 Pauls Jonass (KTM)–1-2 Calvin Vlaanderen (Hon)–3-3 Ben Watson (Yam)–4-4 Jed Beaton (Kaw)–7-6 Michele Cervellin (Hon)–6-7 Henry Jacobi (Hus)–5-8 Thomas Kjer Olsen (Hus)–15-5 Davy Pootjes (KTM)–11-9 Jago Geerts (Yam)–12-10 Brent Van doninck (Hus)–14-12 Simone Furlotti (Yam)–17-11 Iker Larranaga Olano (Hus)–11-18 Anthony Rodriguez (Yam)–16-13 Samuele Bernardini (TM)–8-31 Thomas Covington (Hus)–13-17 Mathys Boisrame (Hon)–9-28 Tom Koch (KTM)–18-16 Marshal Weltin (Hon)–30-14 Dylan Walsh (Hus)–28-15 Andrea Zanotti (Hus)–29-19 Mocha-Boy De Waal (Hon)–19-30 Natanael Bres (KTM)–21-20 Richard Sikyna (KTM)–20-26 Hardi Roosiorg (KTM)–27-21 Conrad Mewse (KTM)–23-22 Morgan Lesiado (KTM)–25-23 Jorge Zaragoza (Yam)–31-24 Zachary Pichon (KTM)–24-25 Nicola Bertuzzi (KTM)–26-27 David Herbreteau (KTM)–22-29 MX2 WORLD CLASSIFICATION (ROUND 8 OF 20) Pauls Jonass–351 Jorge Prado–329 Thomas Kjer Olsen–288 Ben Watson–246 Jed Beaton–203 Calvin Vlaanderen–196 Jago Geerts–160 Henry Jacobi––157 Davy Pootjes–140 Michele Cervellin–139 Calvin Vlaanderen rode to a well deserved third place. MX2 points leader, Pauls Jonass won the first moto, but his teammate Prado beat him the second moto for the overall win. SATURDAY QUALIFYING Jorge Prado took the qualifying race win here in Germany. The 2018 MXGP World Championship continues this weekend at the hilly Teutschenthal circuit for the 8th round of the season here in Germany. In the qualifying race it was teammates Jorge Prado and Pauls Jonass going 1-2. Honda’s Calvin Vlaadnderen rounded the podium for third. MX2 QUALIFYING RACE RESULTS | TEUTSCHENTHAL, GERMANY Jorge Prado (KTM) Pauls Jonass (KTM) Calvin Vlaanderen (Hon) Kjer Olsen Thomas (Hus) Thomas Covington (Hus) Ben Watson (Yam) Jed Beaton (Kaw) Samuele Bernardini (TM) Dylan Walsh (Hus) Simone Furlotti (Yam) Mathys Boisrame (Hon) Michele Cervellin (Hon) Jorge Zaragoza (Yam) David Herbreteau (KTM) Henry Jacobi (Hus) Brent Van doninck (Hus) Richard Sikyna (KTM) Anthony Rodriguez (Yam) Tom Koch (KTM) Hardi Roosiorg (KTM) Natanael Bres (KTM) Conrad Mewse (KTM) Andrea Zanotti (Hus) Micha-Boy De Waal (Hon) Marshal Weltin (Hon) Nocola Bertuzzi (KTM) Iker Larranaga Olano (Hus) Zachary Pichon (KTM) Ruben Fernandez (Kaw) Jago Geerts (Yam) Davy Pootjes (KTM) Freek van der Vlist (Hon) Morgan Lesiardo (KTM) Points leader Pauls Jonass finished second in the qualifying race here in Germany. Calvin Vlaanderen has been picking up steam throughout the MXGP season. He finished third. QUALIFYING RACE REPORT Jorge Prado. In the MX2 Qualifying race it was another Holeshot from Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Jorge Pradowith his Teammate, Pauls Jonass, just behind. Chasing down the 2 KTM’s was Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Thomas Covington but he wasn’t alone, Team HRC’s Calvin Vlaanderen was shadowing the American. Vlaanderen looked good all day even scoring the fastest lap of the time practice session over Jonass by a close 6 hundredths of a second. The South African hounded the back wheel of Covington for the first 4 laps before taking over 3rd on lap 5. Running in 5th position was Kemea Yamaha Official MX2’s Ben Watson while his Teammate, Jago Geerts, was in 9th behind New Zealand’s Dylan Walsh who traditionally races the EMX250 championship. Walsh had the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing bike of Thomas Kjer Olsen just ahead of him on lap one but by lap 2 Olsen had made his way to 6th with a pass on F&H Racing Team’s Jed Beaton. Walsh however made a slight mistake on the 9th lap when he dropped his Husqvarna in a turn. Luckily for the Kiwi the error only cost him one position to TM Racing Factory Team’s Samuele Bernardini. Meanwhile Prado left Jonass to race on his own but Olsen was still making passes, by the finish Olsen passed both Watson and his teammate, Covington, to take 4th. Prado took the win with Jonass second and Vlaanderen 3rd. Jorge Prado in the qualifying press conference said: “I could finish the race in 1st after riding really good. Everybody is going really fast so if you have a bad start it is quite difficult to get to the front, but I had a good start so I’m happy with my race.” STC Racing Husqvarna’s Henry Jacobi has had some strong results this season so far but today’s qualifying was not one of them. Jacobi racing in his home GP said, “(On the first lap) I just crashed, the front wheel slipped away and I was last but I did my best to come back to a little better gate position for tomorrow. Overall I feel quite good on the track… I think I can turn it around for tomorrow, I think even the 15th gate pick is ok and I can get a top ten start, I will see, I will work from there.” RIDER PREVEIW Anthony Rodriguez joined the Kemea team this weekend as a fill in for the injured Vsevolod Brylyakov. Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Jorge Prado will be looking to redeem himself from an inconsistent performance after a bad start during Race 1 in Latvia. Prado has been the main challenger to the success of Jonass but finished 11th in 2017. Honda 114 Motorsports Hunter Lawrence will also try to bounce back from a crash last week, especially since he was on the German podium last year. Lawrence just returned to MX2 action last weekend after being out with injury since practice in Trentino. The Aussie looked impressive and capable of a Latvian podium before his race one crash. Kemea Yamaha Official MX2’s Ben Watson has been the best of the Kemea riders overall this season but his teammate, and MX2 rookie, Jago Geerts was the most impressive in the sands of Kegums when he took 2nd overall, the podium from Geerts was the first of his career. Watson was also strong in Latvia with 5th overall. Also notable is that Anthony Rodriguez will join the Kemea team as a fill in for the injured Vsevolod Brylyakov. The post 2018 MXGP GERMANY | MX2 OVERALL RACE RESULTS appeared first on Motocross Action Magazine.