News 26 Mar 2019

Race one pit stop hinders Evans' overall result at British MXGP

Queenslander accepts 15th overall with P8 finish in final moto.

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A pit stop in the opening moto at Matterley Basin’s second round of the 2019 MX2 World Championship is what ultimately hindered Mitch Evans’ overall result in Great Britain.

The Queenslander, who landed on the podium while making his debut at the season-opener in Argentina, suffered a fall in race one, which prompted him to make a clutch repair in the mechanics area, putting him almost a lap down before recording a P34 result.

The Team Honda 114 Motorsport ace bounced back in the second and final encounter, making amends as he charged to eighth position for 15th overall.

“Bad starts in both motos didn’t do me any favours,” Evans commented. “After a small crash in moto one, I had to make a pit stop to fix my clutch to stop it from slipping, which left me almost a lap down. I will continue to work on my starts and we should be sweet.”

Evans now sits eighth in the championship standings as the series heads to Valkenswaard in The Netherlands this weekend, marking round three of the world tour.