Podiums for Gajser and Fernandez in Trentino
In the MXGP class, Team HRC’s Tim Gajser led the Honda charge to end the day in third place overall, keeping his championship hopes alive.
The first race saw the Slovenians fighting hard throughout the race with fast and consistent lap times, but unfortunately they couldn’t pass on the difficult hillside circuit. Then, in the second race, Tim got off to a bad start after mingling with other riders in the starting straight. He was in 12th place in the first lap, but managed to climb to sixth in the opening minutes – eventually finishing the race in third after another frustrating run.
Gajser was followed by Benoit Paturel of Honda SR Motoblouz, bringing his CRF450R to ninth place overall. Also great to see Henry Jacobi of JM Honda Racing in the second race and to finish the race in 11th place after a small crash in the later stages.
After a good result last weekend in his Spanish GP at home, Ruben Fernandez of Honda 114 Motorsports improved again today in Italy, taking his CRF250R to third place overall, followed by Stephen Rubini of Honda Racing Assomotor in ninth place.
In the first race, Fernandez fought hard from a good start to climb to sixth place in the first lap, then embarked on a race of attrition to be rewarded with fourth place in the ‘arrival. Meanwhile, Stephen Rubini got off to a better start, a place ahead of Fernandez, but struggled to defend his position to eventually finish the race in ninth place.
In race two, Ruben got off to a better start and completed the first lap in fifth place, eventually moving to fourth place on lap four where he finished the race. Meanwhile, Stephen Rubini struggled to move up from 12th place at the start to finish the race in 11th place.
The next race of the Trentino trilogy will take place this Wednesday, October 27.