For the 11th round of the 2019 world motocross championship, Team HRC head to Palembang, Indonesia where MXGP riders Tim Gajser and Brian Bogers will once again be joined by MX2 rider Calvin Vlaanderen.
Palembang, nestled in the south of the island of Sumatra should provide some testing conditions as the weather is likely to be hot and humid when the riders take to the track. However all three Honda riders are looking forward to the challenge and hoping to build some momentum as the season heads towards its final third.
For Tim Gajser, he‰Ûªll be hoping to extend his winning streak to six overalls in a row after wrapping up the German GP with another convincing one-one performance. Ripping off two holeshots on board his Honda CRF450RW, he then led every lap to give him maximum points and increase his lead at the top of the MXGP championship to 83 points. With eight rounds still to race though, the Slovenian rider knows he can‰Ûªt afford to take his hand off the throttle too much and has continued to put in the work this past couple of weeks.
"I‰Ûªm really looking forward to going to Indonesia," Gajser enthused. "It‰Ûªs always exciting to go to somewhere new, and to race on a new track that we‰Ûªve never raced on before. I‰Ûªm going to try and do my best, as always, and try and carry this momentum from these last few rounds. I want to have fun and enjoy the racing as I believe that is an important thing for me, in order to continue this success. In the break I‰Ûªve been training hard, but I‰Ûªve also had a couple of days on the beach relaxing. It is important to have both at this stage of the season but I am very excited to go racing in Palembang."