The world champion was crowned, one on the doorstep of the world champion, and the other gained his profession after a third GP wait 4 years. Learn what all the main riders considered this weekend.
Tim Gajser: “It’s really an unimaginable feeling to win this third world championship. Preventing back after two really robust years and even profitable a troublesome round earlier in the yr is basically, really great to grow to be a champion. Many because of all Staff HRC, both right here on the races and back in Japan, who’ve supported me throughout this era, good and dangerous. It's a real household that I’ve beneath this awning, and I'm really grateful that rode with them for therefore long. We have now all worked onerous this yr to improve myself and the Honda CRF450RW, however it has labored incredibly nicely. We've had nice starts, zero drawback, and I feel actually snug each time I get on the monitor, whatever the circumstances. I will try to say a lot more, nevertheless it's actually been a tremendous experience, and I am so glad that many fännit Slovenia can come ahead and testify on this second. My previous victories have been in the USA, however now I am really grateful that there is so much help here in Imola. Because of everyone who has been with me on this journey, to the fan group, to everyone, it means so much to me. "
Glenn Coldenhoff:" It's incredible. I won the engine and overall in 2015 but now going 1-1 here is great and thanks to the team. We had a difficult time and a lot of negatives, but now my boss is happy. I won the first GP with him and today also the third. It means a lot and it has been a while. I never got 1-1 in the MXGP class and thanks to everyone who helped me. "
Jorge Prado:" The track was a little easier and more fluid yesterday, and today it was harder to find the perfect rhythm. It was hard. I was fast in the first moto of both, and it was a case of good starting points, good driving and moving forward. Sweden [Uddevalla] is a track I really like. I won the motto there and reached the podium during my first season in 2017. Hopefully we will have a nice race there next weekend and it will be twice as nice to get the title. "
Jeremy Seewer:" First of all, I want to congratulate Tim Gajser on winning the championship. And I myself am pleased with the way the weekend went. Processor two consistent runs and I made a small step, but just about the consistency of'm happiest. I am looking forward to the next few GPs, where I will continue to compete and continue to be consistent. "
Thomas Kjer Olsen:" It feels incredible to be back on the podium, Lommel was a really tough competition. I find it wonderful that I can come back here in another minute. We made some changes to cycling here in the race and they really seem to have worked well. The team has done a great job of making me feel comfortable on the bike and I think it looks like today, even on a demanding course like this one. I gave it to everyone there today, went to great battles and was happy to get to the podium. "
Maxime Renaux:" It's a really special, rough and difficult time over the last couple of years and I hope I am getting better in the rest of the year and next year. "
Jago Geerts:" On the other hand I am a little disappointed that I'm not on the podium. On the other hand, I am glad that I found a championship in third place. Without that little collision – I got through the cross – in another race I could have been on the screen. I tried everything to get past Reanaux at the end, but the song was very natural and I didn't want to take too many risks. I drove two old competition, and I'm third championship. My aim is to defend this position to the end. Not an easy job. Things can change quickly after you've seen the last couple races. "
Gautier Paulin:" I am happy. I changed my training program after Lommel and it's been paid. I really enjoy riding. In the first moto I took the lead and I was really happy to finish third. I'm really pleased with the whole Monster Energy Yamaha's Wilvo crew. The way they worked on my bike this weekend made the difference because this song was really sketchy and square-edged. The track is also very tight, so handling the 450cc bike under these conditions is tough, so the bike must be good. I felt good, but I just came from the podium. But, yes, I didn't have enough today. I just want to congratulate Tim Gajser on winning the championship. Well-deserved. "
Pauls Jonass:" All in all, the weekend went well for me, I am happy with fifth, but I felt that we could have gone a little better. I got a good starting point in both races, so it's really positive, and then I was able to run. We were able to identify a few places where I lost a little time and I know that I still have to work to drive my 450, especially on the current technical surface. The course was heavy going and quite slippery in places like takeoff jumping – a lot of the time you have to shoot the corners really hard to clean them, and it was pretty awkward. We had a good momentum and a good line-up today – we just have to work to get everything together and keep it running smoothly throughout the race. Next up is Sweden, one of my favorite circles, so I'm looking forward to it. "
Henry Jacobi:" It was a tough weekend for me because I had too much bike surface at the start of the first race and then crashed twice, so I had to work hard to get back to thirteenth. In the second race I got a better start, but I stopped and lost two places. I quickly returned to sixth, but then I couldn't continue to drive up the scoreboard because I had used so much energy in the first motto. "
Darian Sanayei:" This weekend was pretty good, by the fourth on the schedule and again fourth in the qualifier. Today I got a really good start in the first race; I was third, I immediately took the lead and was able to stay there for a couple of laps. Unfortunately, the rear brake was damaged in the third round; after that i just tried to do my best but then the rear wheel broke in two laps to go. My second start was not as good, about the twelfth, but I was gradually trying to get to the eighth. "
Arminas Jasikonis:" For me it's been a critical meeting, I had some problems in follow and the qualifying didn't go too properly. , however I knew I had a very good pace for immediately's races. Within the first race I didn't get the perfect start, however I was capable of push and struggle my option to Pauls. We had a very good battle, however he obtained me simply before the top. The two races have been the same from the beginning, I used to be in the prime 10 for a lot of the race, however I was actually drained in the direction of the top. I made a mistake in a single leap and needed to loop across the monitor to get again – I lost a number of spots there. General, I’m comfortable, however I’ve to work on a couple of things before Sweden.
Romain Febvre: "I had an up and down weekend. I fought on the track to find the flow. It stayed healing, I felt much better today than yesterday. I didn't get the best start in the first race, but I went back to third, but I had a big crash downhill and it hurt my neck. I felt stiff in the second race, but was able to overtake some guys, but the touch was cool and I couldn't turn very well. My results weren't where I want them to be, but that's what it is. To the next general practitioner. "
To Tom By way of:" Weird weekend. I was really good at practice on Saturday and I liked the song. I was the fastest in free practice and I had a good feeling on the bike. I still don't understand how I ran into the first engine and in the second I was sixth-seventh when I ran into another rider just before the track. I didn't feel too good and couldn't continue. Unfortunately, I did not get any points today, but I'm not offended and look forward to next weekend. "
Rene Hofer:" I am very happy. My beginnings weren't the best, but I had a really good flow on my first motorcycle and my physical condition was also really good so I was able to push it all the way. In the second moto, unfortunately, I had an accident at the beginning and also slid towards the end with the rear, but I was able to finish 9th. In any case, I'm perfectly fine. It was hot work, but I'm happy now and I do my best to try to get another podium EMX2500-finals in Sweden. "
Arnaud Tonus:" The weekend was ok for me until the last race. I felt good at most of my sessions. I felt it was right for the song. I had a great start in the first race, but Gajser t-leated me and lost some places. I managed to fight back to the fourth, and then the second I made a mistake and lost my rhythm completely. I couldn't come back from the error. I am disappointed to see how the competition went, but it is now back. Three rounds left of the championship, and I'll do my best. "
Calvin Vlaanderen:" It wasn't the best today. I got a decent start on the first moto, but I hit the second lap behind the fallen rider and it led me to the top 20. I think I came from the 22nd to the 8th, which took a lot of effort this hot day and I was pretty tired after the race with all the energy I spent consuming those guys. The second race went much better and I was about 4th, quickly passed the third and then rode there the rest. Unfortunately, I crashed in the last two rounds, but I was still able to finish third. So I went from eight to three fifth of the total, which is solid, but I do what I toivonani be on the podium. "
Tommy Searle:" I didn't really feel myself Saturday Saturday with my hand and rib. The training time was not so good, but the bike out of the gate is so good that I started well and then my race was much easier. I spoke speed at first, but I found a good rhythm later in the race. It was not an amazing competition, but I'm satisfied with the speed as I live. Sunday was even better and I'm really happy with sixth place because for the past eight weeks have been really difficult for me; I've been really frustrated, I am unable to train due to vammojeni, when I got the opportunity to drive a factory bike. It has been difficult and I had no expectations of coming into this competition; I just wanted to do my best and give the team a presence. When I get to the rhythm I don't feel too much pain, but at this level I miss the intensity of the competition because I can't practice between competitions. The wheel made it easier for me; it is so good and it makes a big difference. "
Mitch Evans:" The main goal this weekend was not to crash at all, but I came with someone in the first lap of both motors. It didn't help me. Since I was unable to train from Russia due to injuries and travel, so this weekend the plan was to stop racing and get used to racing, so in Turkey and China we have a decent result. " Zach Pichon:" It was good to be again within the race. I felt good on the bike in both workouts, but I made the mistake of qualifying, which put me in a nasty position at the gate. The begins have been good all weekend and I was 16th as the first engine. Sadly, in another run, the guy crashed in entrance of me. I also coated and one man hit me actually arduous. I was hit again, however I used to be joyful to stroll away. ”
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