Gajser earns season-first triumph at MXGP of Trentino
Prado wins MX2 as Australia's Evans secures top 10 result.
Tim Gajser (Honda HRC) has earned his first victory of the season at Trentino’s fourth round of the 2019 MXGP World Championship in Italy.
The former world champion lodged a dominant 1-1 scorecard to defeat nine-time world champion and points leader Antonio Cairoli (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing), who wound up with a pair of second place finishes.
Gautier Paulin (Monster Energy Wilvo Yamaha) closed out the podium in third, while Arnaud Tonus (Monster Energy Wilvo Yamaha) and Ivo Monticelli (KTM) completed the first five.
In the MX2 category, reigning champion Jorge Prado (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) reigned supreme with a pair of race wins, edging out Jago Geerts (Monster Energy Kemea Yamaha Official MX2) and teammate Tom Vialle (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) on the podium.
Monster Energy Kemea Yamaha Official MX2’s Ben Watson was fourth ahead of points leader Thomas Kjer Olsen (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing), while Australians Mitch Evans (Team Honda 114 Motorsports) and Jed Beaton (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing) concluded the day in positions seven and 12.
Fellow Australian Caleb Grothues (SDM Yamaha) contesting the EMX250 category of the European Motocross Championship was unable to qualify for both motos. The MXGP World Championship will head back to Italy on 12 May for the MXGP of Lombardia.