News 13 Jun 2022

Top five within sight of Evans with stronger Teutschenthal showing

Australian lands P7 with 8-6 moto scores at MXGP of Germany.

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Team HRC’s Mitch Evans secured his best points tally of the 2022 season at the MXGP of Germany, with an improved showing at Teutschenthal drawing him closer to the top five.

Evans started inside the top 10 and worked his way up to eighth to finish race one, before a better start in moto two provided the Australian with a platform to charge to P6 and equal his best moto result of the season.

“Today was my best points tally of the season, so I am very happy with how the weekend went,” explained Evans. “I got my joint-highest moto finish with a sixth in race two and that was after an eighth in race one, so two results inside the top ten and not too far away from a top-five overall.

“I knew the starts would be important, so that helped, but it felt good to be battling the whole motos and fighting for every position. Now I have a couple of weeks to improve more and I’m feeling confident that this is going to be the start of some really good results.”

Evans missed the top five overall by five points and scored his strongest round result of the season with P7. He is 11th in the 2022 MXGP World Championship following the first 11 rounds of the season.