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Mitch Evans makes a strong start to his MXGP campaign at Matterley Basin

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Mitch Evans makes a strong start to his MXGP campaign at Matterley Basin
MXGP Rookie Mitch Evans impressed with fourth overall in his first MXGP.
After an impressive pre-season, Australian MXGP Rookie Mitch Evans has continued his good form at the opening round of the 2020 World Motocross Championship with a fourth place overall.

Sunday‰Ûªs races at Matterley Basin in the UK saw the HRC rider begin his season well with a third place finish in race one; and he backed this up with a very solid seventh in race two ‰ÛÒ battling his way back from 15th on lap one after ‰Û÷spinning up‰Ûª on the start gate.

"It was a good weekend, excluding the start of that second moto," Evans said. "Everything else went really well. In the first moto I had a good start, avoiding some of the early race carnage and made my way into second for a little bit. Unfortunately, I struggled with my breathing a bit because of my chest infection and finished third.

"I felt a lot better in the second moto although I had to push throughout the race because of the bad start. I used a lot of energy to get around guys as fast as I could and I hit a bit of a wall with eight minutes to go. Overall it was a good weekend though, I‰Ûªm happy with my MXGP debut and now I get ready for Valkenswaard next weekend." Evans concluded.

Evans will be back in action next weekend for the MXGP of the Netherlands, at the popular Valkenswaard circuit.
Mitch Evans makes a strong start to his MXGP campaign at Matterley Basin
MXGP Rookie Mitch Evans impressed with fourth overall in his first MXGP.
MXGP - Race 1 Results:
1. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 35:33.506
2. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, Yamaha), +0:11.870
3. Mitchell Evans (AUS, Honda), +0:17.051
4. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), +0:25.377
5. Clement Desalle (BEL, Kawasaki), +0:29.331
6. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, GASGAS), +0:30.365
7. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Yamaha), +0:38.148
8. Tim Gajser (SLO, Honda), +0:39.702
9. Jorge Prado (ESP, KTM), +0:41.135
10. Henry Jacobi (GER, Yamaha), +0:56.640

MXGP - Race 2 Results:
1. Tim Gajser (SLO, Honda), 35:44.501
2. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), +0:23.382
3. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), +0:28.395
4. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Yamaha), +0:30.195
5. Clement Desalle (BEL, Kawasaki), +0:32.276
6. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, GASGAS), +0:33.945
7. Mitchell Evans (AUS, Honda), +0:36.870
8. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, Yamaha), +0:38.209
9. Henry Jacobi (GER, Yamaha), +0:48.109
10. Benoit Paturel (FRA, Honda), +1:00.115

MXGP - GP Classification:
1. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 47 points
2. Tim Gajser (SLO, HON), 38 points
3. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 38 points
4. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, YAM), 35 points
5. Mitchell Evans (AUS, HON), 34 points
6. Gautier Paulin (FRA, YAM), 32 points
7. Clement Desalle (BEL, KAW), 32 points
8. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, GAS), 30 points
9. Henry Jacobi (GER, YAM), 23 points
10. Jorge Prado (ESP, KTM), 21 points

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