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One other podium for Gajser within the deep sand as van de Moosdijk makes HRC Honda debut

Another podium for Gajser in the deep sand as van de Moosdijk makes HRC Honda debut

Group HRC’s Tim Gajser put in robust present within the deep sand of Riola Sardo, Sardinia, going two-two as soon as once more for his third podium in a row as he cements his second place within the 2024 MXGP Championship. Debutant teammate Roan van de Moosdijk put in some good laps at first of each motos, however ultimately determined it was wiser to pull-off than threat harm in what have been some brutal circumstances on the island circuit.

Displaying good velocity all day on his Honda CRF450R, Gajser was truly quickest within the early Sunday warm-up, giving him some confidence as he headed into the motos in a while within the day. And when the gate did drop, he was shortly up into second place after one other good begin and well-placed to problem for the lead. Sadly, he was by no means fairly in a position to make the mandatory transfer that may have seen him take one other moto victory, and he as an alternative needed to accept second.

Moto two didn’t begin fairly as effectively, as he was simply outdoors the highest 5 across the first bend, however as he has carried out to date in 2024, he shortly made his method into third place and set about making an attempt to shut the hole as much as the highest two. Finally he acquired it all the way down to beneath 5 seconds, and as he did that, the rider in second crashed and he swept into his place with half the moto to go. Identical to the primary moto, he wasn’t fairly in a position to get shut sufficient to chief for a go and saved up his run of podium finishes.

After signing with the workforce this weekend, v/d Moosdijk was all the time going to be going through an uphill battle in his MXGP-class debut, coming with little bike-time and with out a good, stable low season of preparation beneath his belt. And when the temperature gauges began rising, his job was made much more tough on a monitor that has made even the most effective riders on the planet battle. Because it was, he was simply outdoors the highest 10 in each races earlier than eradicating himself from the race-track as a precaution to keep away from making a mistake that might hinder his additional improvement. He is aware of the velocity is there, and now the work begins to verify he can run that for a full moto.

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This process needs to be loads simpler on the Pietramurata monitor subsequent weekend, which positively isn’t as bodily demanding, and provides a a lot better alternative for him to open his factors account on this class. It’s additionally a monitor that Gajser calls his ‘house GP’ and the Slovenian might be very a lot wanting ahead to going for the win on the MXGP of Trentino.

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I’ve acquired to be pleased with second within the sand. I haven’t had good outcomes right here up to now however to complete second on what might be the toughest monitor within the calendar is one thing I needs to be okay with. In fact I all the time wish to be successful, and I felt there was most likely extra within the tank however I simply couldn’t push as I wished. Nonetheless, I’m persistently on the rostrum and it’s a lengthy season and I do know I’m driving effectively and might be getting some victories quickly.

Roan van de Moosdijk 39

Powerful weekend, and never precisely how I hoped my debut would go. The circumstances have been extraordinarily tough and I felt it was higher to combat one other day, than to push over the restrict and put myself at risk. In fact I’m not joyful to must do it, particularly as my velocity was good at first of the races however I’ll now have one other couple of classes on the bike to get extra snug and fitter and I anticipate to do loads higher subsequent week in Trentino.

Marcus Pereira de Freitas
HRC Basic Supervisor – MXGP

This was a tough GP for everybody, coming into these scorching temperatures when it’s been so chilly in the remainder of Europe and paired with the brutal Riola Sardo monitor meant that it was an actual take a look at for these guys. Clearly Tim confirmed as soon as once more that he can rise to the event, placing in one other pair of second place finishes, as he continues this robust run of type. We’re positive it received’t be lengthy earlier than he’s on the highest step of the rostrum.

Sadly for Roan, these have been most likely the hardest circumstances to make a debut in, and he wasn’t in a position to end both moto. We knew it could be tough and there weren’t any expectations coming in, so we’ll assess every little thing and attempt to make it possible for Trentino goes higher for him, which we’re positive it’ll.

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