2018 MXGP of France Review | Red Rider Race Report | Transworld Motocross


Tim Gajser

Tim Gajser stepped on the podium for the third time this year by finishing third overall in the MXGP of France at Saint Jean d'Angely. With a fourth and a third in the two races, the Team HRC rider is now only one point away from fifth place in the championship standings.



1. J. Herlings: KTM

2. A. Cairoli: KTM

3. T. Gajser: Team HRC


1. Jeffrey Herlings: 486

2. Antonio Cairoli: 424

3. Clement Desalle: 351

6. Tim Gajser: 295

15. Arminis Jasikonis: 111

Calvin Vlaanderen

Calvin Vlaanderen wrapped up his MXGP of France with a fifth-place finish in the second moto of the MX2 World Championship at Saint Jean d'Angely. With the championship reaching its halfway point, the Team HRC rider still lies fifth in the standings ahead of the team's home round at Ottobiano–the third of three back-to-back events.



1. J. Prado: KTM

2. T. Covington: Husqvarna

3. T. Olsen: Husqvarna

9. C. Vlaanderen: Team HRC

10. H. Lawrence: 114 Honda

18. J. Gilbert: Buildbase Honda


1. Pauls Jonass: 434

2. Jorge Prado: 418

3. Thomas Olsen: 328

5. Calvin Vlaanderen: 259

14. Hunter Lawrence: 129

Jake Gagne

Leon Camier salvaged a ninth place finish in a fiercely fought Race 1 at Brno, the Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team rider continuing to get back to his best on board the CBR1000RR SP2. Meanwhile, Jake Gagne got a good start and managed to gain some positions, but a technical issue on the fifth lap after the restart cut his race short. The team concluded their Czech adventure on Sunday, with a double point-scoring finish. Camier crossed the finish line in seventh place and a resurgent Gagne took 12th in hot conditions.




1. J. Rea: Kawasaki

2. M. Melandri: Ducati

3. T. Sykes: Kawasaki

9. L. Camier: Red Bull Honda

16. PJ Jacobsen: Triple M Honda


1. A. Lowes: Yamaha

2. M. Van der Mark: Yamaha

3. C. Davies: Ducati

7. L. Camier: Red Bull Honda

12. J. Gagne: Red Bull Honda

13. PJ Jacobsen: Triple M Honda

Trevor Bollinger

Odessa, New York, has been good to JCR Honda in the past, serving as the site of the team’s first GNCC win in 2015, and this weekend saw team rider Trevor Bollinger score the best XC1 finish of the season, with a runner-up result at the Tomahawk round. Bollinger rocketed off to a great start on his CRF450RX, rounding the first turn in third and then advancing to second on the first lap. From there he rode a strategic race, pacing the leader for the first hour and a half, at which point he pitted. With two laps to go, he clipped a log and lost his rear brake, but he adjusted his riding style to compensate and was still able to stay right with the leader through the final hour (although he couldn’t attack for the pass as planned). Bollinger came across the finish line just one second back, securing the team’s second podium and seventh top-five finish of the year, and moving to third in the standings.


1. Kailub Russell: KTM

2. T. Bollinger: JCR Honda 

3. Thad Duvall: Husqvarna


1. Kailub Russell: 226

2. Thad Duvall: 202

3. Trevor Bollinger: 143

F.C.C. TSR Honda

F.C.C. TSR Honda France won the 8 Hours of Oschersleben, consolidating their lead in the FIM EWC points standings. The Japanese team notched their second win of the season and is now a serious contender for the world title, with a 10-point lead over second place ahead of the grand finale–the Suzuka 8 Hours. After F.C.C. TSR Honda France took the lead halfway through the race, riders Freddy Foray, Josh Hook, and Alan Techer firmly retained command all the way to the finish. The squad also excelled in terms of fuel strategy, as they were the last to refuel, making one less pit stop than their rivals.