MATTERLEY BASIN RESULTS: JEFFREY HERLINGS WINS 2020 BRITISH GRAND PRIX WITH A 1-2 (UPDATED)

Jeffrey Herlings went 1-2 at Matterley Basin to win the opening shots of the 2020 FIM 450 World Motocross Championship.

In the first 450 moto at the British Grand Prix, Jeffrey Herlings had the luxury of an easy win when prime competitor Tim Gajser collided with Jeremy Van Horebeek early in the moto. Gajser got up off the ground and raced through the pack to finish 8th. Jeremy Seewer battled with Australian Mitch Evans and Tony Cairoli to finish two-three-four.

Defending 450 World Championship Tim Gajser came back to dominate the second 450 moto—winning by 20 seconds. First moto winner Jeffrey Herlings settled for second, comfortable in the knowledge that his 1-2 would easily beat Gajser’s 8-1. Cairoli was third in the second moto, while Gautier Paulin was fourth with Desalle fifth and GasGas-mounted Glenn Coldenhoff sixth. As for the surprising Mitch Evans,the Australian finished seventh. In the overall results the top five wase Herlings, Gajser, Cairoli, Seewer and Mitch Evans.

Jeremy Seewer’s 2-8 was good enough for fourth overall.

Defending 450 World Champion Tim Gajser paired an 8th and a 1st to take second overall, albeit tied on points with Tony Cairoli.

Nine-time World Champion Tony Cairoli lost 9 points to teammate Jeffrey Herlings, but has 19 more races to make them back up.

Jorge Prado is still recovering from his pre-season injuries, but managed a 10th overall.

450 CLASS: 2020 BRITISH GRAND PRIX
1. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM)…1-2
2. Tim Gajser (Hon)…8-1
3. Tony Cairoli (KTM)…4-3
4. Jeremy Seewer (Yam)…2-8
5. Mitch Evans (Hon)…3-7
6. Gautier Paulin (Yam)…7-4
7. Clement Desalle (Kaw)…5-5
8. Glenn Coldenhoff (Gas)…6-6
9. Henry Jacobi (Yam)…10-9
10. Jorge Prado (KTM)…9-12
Other notables: 11. Shaun Simpson (KTM); 14. Arnaus Tonus (Yam); 17. Jeremy Van Horebeek (Hon); 18. Pauls Jonass (Hus); 24. Kevin Strijbos (Suz); 27. Ivo Monticelli (Gas).

BRITISH 250 GRAND PRIX

Jago Geerts’s 1-2 beat out Tom Vialle’s 6-1 and Mikkel Haarup’s 3-3 in the 250 class.

In the 250 class, Jago Geerts won the first moto after early leader Tom Vialle crashed twice. Vialle managed to salvage a sixth. In the second moto it was Geerts’ turn to crash. Gerts, like Vialle in the first moto, picked his bike up and raced back to 4th place—which was good enough for the 250 British Grand Prix victory. Geerts 1-4 beat Tom Vialle’s 6-1.

Tom Vialle was second overall in the 250 class in England.

Mikkel Haarup put himself on the 250 Grand Prix map at Matterley Basin with a third in the 250 class.

Australian Jed Beaton went 2-6 for 4th overall on his Husqvarna.

First 250 moto start  with Tom Vialle (28) in the lead.

250 CLASS:  2020 BRITISH GRAND PRIX
1. Jago Geerts (Yam)…1-4
2. Tom Vialle (KTM)…6-1
3. Mikkel Haarup (Kaw)…3-3
4. Jed Beaton, (Hus)…2-6
5. Rene Hofer (KTM)…8-2
6. Alberto Forato (Hus)…6-9
7. Thomas Kjer Olsen (Hus)…11-5
8. Roan Van De Moosdijk (Kaw)…9-11
9. Conrad Mewse (KTM)…4-17
10. Mathys Boisrame (Kaw)…10-7
Other notables: 11. Maxima Renaux (Yam); 14. Nathan Crawford (Hon); 15. Ben Watson (Yam); 17. Todd Wilson (Kaw); 18. Mitchell Harrison (Kaw).

2020 FIM WORLD MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS STANDINGS

Round One 450 podium (left to right):  Tim Gajser, Jeffrey Herlings and Tony Cairoli.

450 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS STANDING
(After 1 of 20 rounds)
1. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM)…47
2. Tim Gajser (Hon)…38
3. Tony Cairoli (KTM)…38
4. Jeremy Seewer (Yam)…35
5. Mitch Evans (Hon)…34
6. Gautier Paulin (Yam)…32
7. Clement Desalle (Kaw)…32
8. Glenn Coldenhoff (Gas)…30
9. Henry Jacobi (Yam)…23
10. Jorge Prado (KTM)…21

Round One 250 podium (left to right): Tom Vialle, Jago Geerts and Mikkel Haarup.

250 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS STANDING
(After 1 of 20 rounds)
1. Jago Geerts (Yam)…43
2. Tom Vialle (KTM)…40
3. Mikkel Haarup (Kaw)…40
4. Jed Beaton, (Hus)…37
5. Rene Hofer (KTM)…35
6. Alberto Forato (Hus)…28
7. Thomas Kjer Olsen (Hus)…26
8. Roan Van De Moosdijk (Kaw)…22
9. Conrad Mewse (KTM)…22
10. Mathys Boisrame (Kaw)…21

 

Photos: MXGP & Gautier Paulin

 

 

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