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Tim Gajser takes win number five, Jorge Prado win number nine at MXGP of Germany

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Tim Gajser takes win number five, Jorge Prado win number nine at MXGP of Germany
Everything is going really well right now for HRC's Tim Gasjer and his confidence is sky high after yet another impressive double moto victory.
Team HRC‰Ûªs Tim Gajser made it five GP overalls in a row after sweeping the MXGP of Germany with a superb one-one performance while Jorge Prado repeated the feat in the MX2 class for his ninth win of the season.

Gajser's two moto victories at the rutted Teutschenthal track made it nine wins in the last ten races and 12 now for the season. It also means he extends his lead at the top of the MXGP championship to 83 points over his nearest Tony Cairoli with eight rounds still left to ride.

In the opening MXGP race Gajser took the FOX Holeshot and continued his lead from Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing‰Ûªs Jeremy Seewer, Julien Lieber, Monster Energy Wilvo Yamaha‰Ûªs Arnaud Tonus and Gautier Paulin. After a lap the Slovenian was already leading with four seconds advantge.


Gajser was clocking fast lap times as was five seconds ahead of Seewer on lap two, when the Slovenian crashed and suddenly Seewer was right on him. While going to pass the HRC rider the two collided and Gajser kept his lead. Gajser might have gone down, but he quickly made up a four seconds lead on Seewer. The two Frenchman Paulin and Febvre battled for fifth place.

Febvre, who was still on the gas, moved past Paulin and set his sights on Tonus, who was looking ahead to Lieber. While Gajser was out to a eight-second lead, Febvre closed in and passed Paulin for 5th as Lieber turned it up, catching and passing Seewer for second. After 11 laps the lead was more than eight seconds, with Lieber second, Seewer third, then Tonus, Febvre, Paulin, Anstie, Coldenhoff, Bogers and Van Horebeek.
Tim Gajser takes win number five, Jorge Prado win number nine at MXGP of Germany
Gasjer took both holeshots and was pursued by a gaggle of Yamaha's each time. Photo: Bavo
Sadly Lieber crashed out, suffering a fractured left elbow, this left Seewer to take the secon position but he then made a mistake on the final lap allowing Tonus to go through and finish second. Gajser won after 18-lap lead from Tonus and Seewer.

The gate dropped in race two with Gajser once again taking the FOX Holeshot in an epic MXGP race start while both Febvre and Seewer crashed in the opening lap. Pauls Jonass was second, followed by Tonus, Anstie and Paulin. Seewer dropped down to 14th and Febvre in 23rd safter their crash. After two laps Gajser held a 2.6 second lead over Jonass, with Tonus a further three seconds back in third, and Standing Construct KTM‰Ûªs Max Anstie all over the back wheel of the Yamaha rider.

Five laps in Gajser was up front four seconds ahead of Jonass, and Seewer had moved up to 12th and then to 9th position.
Tim Gajser takes win number five, Jorge Prado win number nine at MXGP of Germany
A historic day saw the Monster Energy Wilvo Yamaha MXGP team celebrate nine podium finishes with both riders, Arnaud Tonus (Pictured) second and Gautier Paulin third. Photo: Youthstream.
In total control Gajser remained in a handy lead over Jonass and Tonus, with the charge by Anstie and Paulin, while Seewer being in 8th place would assured a podium finish. The Top 5 lead would never changed during moto until the very last lap when Gautier Paulin went past Anstie stealing a position and finishing 4th.

With another 1-1 performance, Gajser extended his series points lead over Cairoli to 83 and is without question the fastest man at this moment. Second overall in the MXGP class was Arnaud Tonus with 2-3 scores and third was Gautier Paulin with 5-4 scores. The pair of Monster Energy Wilvo Yamaha Official MXGP made history being for the first time on the podium together and tied on points.
Tim Gajser takes win number five, Jorge Prado win number nine at MXGP of Germany
Frenchman Gautier Paulin rounded out the MXGP podium with third. Photo: Youthstream.
‰ÛÏI am very happy and I had a lot of fun. I made the races easier with the starts, because I took holeshots in both heats and today I couldn‰Ûªt wait for Indonesia already," Gajser said. "What I was missing in the first half of the season was the starts but now they‰Ûªre better, the start was great in the first race. I took the FOX Holeshot and made a gap but made a mistake and I crashed, but then I managed to make a gap again and I looked forward to the second race. I am enjoying racing very much now. The weekend couldn‰Ûªt have gone better.‰Û
Tim Gajser takes win number five, Jorge Prado win number nine at MXGP of Germany
World Championship leader and title defender Jorge Prado reigned supreme again for the ninth time in 2019. He is still unbeaten this year and has half a season of victories under his belt. Photo: Youthstream.
Jorge Prado took the MX2 opening moto holeshot and led teammate Tom Vialle and German Henry Jacobi for the whole race. Monster Energy Wilvo Yamaha‰Ûªs Jago Geerts and Honda 114 Motorsports‰Ûª Mitchell Evans followed in 4th and 5th until Evans on lap 3 dropped to seventh, and after working his way back to fifth place, he crashed and exited the race.

Thomas Kjer Olsen had started in seventh place and lap by lap made his way into fourth position, a position he would hold until the end of the race. Bas Vaessen also looked strong, starting 9th, and finishing with a fifth place for the second weekend in a row. American Mitchell Harrison also rode well on the Teutschenthal hard pack, starting in 12th and finishing in eighth.
Tim Gajser takes win number five, Jorge Prado win number nine at MXGP of Germany
Tom Vialle rode to a third podium result of his rookie term on what was his first race at Teutschenthal. . Photo: Youthstream.
Jacobi closed in to Vialle with the sound of his home crowd cheering but he could not manage to pass the Frenchman who set his first ever fastest lap of the race. Prado went on to win by 11 seconds ahead of Vialle and 19 seconds in front of Jacobi.

Once again it was Prado who took the Fox Holeshot in moto two, the 14th of the season, followed by Vialle, Olsen, Geerts and Boisrame, who rounded the top five. Jacobi was in 10th place and even further back was Harrison in 17th position. Australian Jed Beaton rode smooth in sixth place after passing Vaessen and Jacobi moved into eighth place getting past Sanayei and Renaux.

While Olsen was all over Vialle for second place on lap four, Darian Sanayei was out of the race with bike problem. Olsen and Geerts both went past Vialle, who slipped over in a corner. Later in the season Olsen also crashed and then Geerts made a mistake, so all of a sudden Vialle was second again while Olsen dropped back to sixth place just behind his teammate Beaton.

After five laps Prado was nearly eight seconds ahead of Vialle while Jacobi, who was looking for his way to pass Vialle, crashed and it cost him a bunch of positions ending up in 14th place and missing the awaited podium.

Prado was majestic as he pushed the lead to nearly 10 seconds over Vialle, while Geerts was forced to stop due to some problems with his bike. Boisrame managed to go through Vialle moving into second place for his best race finish of the season.

On lap 14 Jacobi collided with Sterry and the British rider went down hard, the accident also saw Harrison move up to 10th position. Prado won his 17th race of 2019 over Boisrame and Vialle.

‰ÛÏI started the weekend a bit weak and didn‰Ûªt have a good feeling, but today I turned it around and I felt better in the second race," Prado said. "It was a tough track but it was cool to race here. The second race was another great one for me. I felt very good compared to the first race, and I am very happy about it. Another 50 points and I‰Ûªm very happy with the weekend.‰Û
Tim Gajser takes win number five, Jorge Prado win number nine at MXGP of Germany
Honda RedMoto Assomotor‰Ûªs Mathys Boisrame finishing race two in second place giving him third overall and his first podium finish in the MX2 class. Photo: Youthstream.
MXGP Race 1 Top Ten:
1. Tim Gajser (SLO, Honda), 34:25.465
2. Arnaud Tonus (SUI, Yamaha), +0:05.845
3. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, Yamaha), +0:06.889
4. Romain Febvre (FRA, Yamaha), +0:21.269
5. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Yamaha), +0:22.489
6. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, KTM), +0:25.637
7. Max Anstie (GBR, KTM), +0:27.890
8. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL, Honda), +0:31.613
9. Brian Bogers (NED, Honda), +0:34.051
10. Pauls Jonass (LAT, Husqvarna), +0:34.352

MXGP Race 2 Top Ten:
1. Tim Gajser (SLO, Honda), 34:20.466
2. Pauls Jonass (LAT, Husqvarna), +0:07.093
3. Arnaud Tonus (SUI, Yamaha), +0:10.539
4. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Yamaha), +0:12.221
5. Max Anstie (GBR, KTM), +0:12.981
6. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, KTM), +0:13.279
7. Arminas Jasikonis (LTU, Husqvarna), +0:20.071
8. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, Yamaha), +0:29.198
9. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL, Honda), +0:36.100
10. Ivo Monticelli (ITA, KTM), +0:45.649

MXGP Overall Top 10:
1. Tim Gajser (SLO, HON), 50 points
2. Arnaud Tonus (SUI, YAM), 42 points
3. Gautier Paulin (FRA, YAM), 34 points
4. Pauls Jonass (LAT, HUS), 33 points
5. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, YAM), 33 points
6. Max Anstie (GBR, KTM), 30 points
7. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, KTM), 30 points
8. Romain Febvre (FRA, YAM), 27 points
9. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL, HON), 25 points
10. Arminas Jasikonis (LTU, HUS), 23 points

MXGP Championship Top 10:
1. Tim Gajser (SLO, HON), 441 points
2. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 358 points
3. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, YAM), 289 points
4. Arnaud Tonus (SUI, YAM), 288 points
5. Gautier Paulin (FRA, YAM), 288 points
6. Arminas Jasikonis (LTU, HUS), 249 points
7. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL, HON), 225 points
8. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, KTM), 220 points
9. Pauls Jonass (LAT, HUS), 219 points
10. Clement Desalle (BEL, KAW), 208 points

MX2 Race 1 Top Ten:
1. Jorge Prado (ESP, KTM), 35:01.812
2. Tom Vialle (FRA, KTM), +0:11.614
3. Henry Jacobi (GER, Kawasaki), +0:19.468
4. Thomas Kjer Olsen (DEN, Husqvarna), +0:22.193
5. Bas Vaessen (NED, KTM), +0:24.348
6. Jed Beaton (AUS, Husqvarna), +0:26.027
7. Mathys Boisrame (FRA, Honda), +0:34.245
8. Mitchell Harrison (USA, Kawasaki), +0:36.107
9. Jago Geerts (BEL, Yamaha), +0:36.806
10. Brent Van doninck (BEL, Honda), +0:45.283

MX2 Race 2 Top Ten:
1. Jorge Prado (ESP, KTM), 35:00.126
2. Mathys Boisrame (FRA, Honda), +0:14.355
3. Tom Vialle (FRA, KTM), +0:16.831
4. Thomas Kjer Olsen (DEN, Husqvarna), +0:18.041
5. Jed Beaton (AUS, Husqvarna), +0:20.732
6. Bas Vaessen (NED, KTM), +0:23.108
7. Maxime Renaux (FRA, Yamaha), +0:25.404
8. Michele Cervellin (ITA, Yamaha), +0:27.217
9. Henry Jacobi (GER, Kawasaki), +0:28.983
10. Mitchell Harrison (USA, Kawasaki), +0:36.715

MX2 Overall Classification Top 10:
1. Jorge Prado (ESP, KTM), 50 points
2. Tom Vialle (FRA, KTM), 42 points
3. Mathys Boisrame (FRA, HON), 36 points
4. Thomas Kjer Olsen (DEN, HUS), 36 points
5. Henry Jacobi (GER, KAW), 32 points
6. Jed Beaton (AUS, HUS), 31 points
7. Bas Vaessen (NED, KTM), 31 points
8. Mitchell Harrison (USA, KAW), 24 points
9. Michele Cervellin (ITA, YAM), 23 points
10. Morgan Lesiardo (ITA, KTM), 18 points

MX2 Championship Classification Top 10:
1. Jorge Prado (ESP, KTM), 447 points
2. Thomas Kjer Olsen (DEN, HUS), 403 points
3. Jago Geerts (BEL, YAM), 313 points
4. Tom Vialle (FRA, KTM), 284 points
5. Henry Jacobi (GER, KAW), 283 points
6. Ben Watson (GBR, YAM), 246 points
7. Mitchell Evans (AUS, HON), 226 points
8. Adam Sterry (GBR, KAW), 204 points
9. Bas Vaessen (NED, KTM), 185 points
10. Michele Cervellin (ITA, YAM), 179 points

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