MXGP/MX2 GRANDS PRIX OF FINLAND 2022 – GRANDS PRIX MXGP ET MX2 DE FINLANDE 2022

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RACE REPORT Sunday, Aug 14th 2022

 MXGP of Finland 

MXGP 2022  Round 16 

NEWS FLASH: Team HRC’s Tim Gajser wins fifth World Motocross Championship!

Joining the very elite of the sport, Team HRC’s Tim Gajser has won his fifth world motocross championship – his fourth in the premier MXGP class – after a commanding season of performances in 2022. Taking hold of the red-plate from the very beginning, Gajser put in an early run of results that saw him win six of the first seven rounds including three double-moto wins as made sure his competitors knew he was the rider to beat. Back-to-back wins in Germany and Indonesia then increased his points gap to over 100-points and from then on, it was just a matter of which round he would seal this historic championship win, with that moment coming at the second moto at the MXGP of Finland, with two full rounds still to ride.

Before this weekend’s round – number 16 of 18 – the Honda CRF450R rider has won more qualification races (4), lead more laps (184), had over triple the number of race wins than any other rider (13), two times as many GP overalls (8) and stood on the podium more than anyone else (10). His #243 machine is the only bike to have worn the red-plate after his victory at the opening round in Great Britain, which has led him to compete with it in every future round of the season.

This is his fourth MXGP championship of his career (2016, 2019, 2020, 2022) and puts him fourth all-time in premier class championships, and fourth all-time in total championships after also winning the MX2 crown in 2015.

Shortly, another press release will be published including rider comments and photos of both the event and the celebrations.

World Champions
10 – Stefan Everts
9 – Antonio Cairoli
6 – Joel Robert
5 – Tim Gajser (all with Honda)
5 – Roger Decoster
5 – Joel Smets
5 – Eric Geboers
5 – Jeffrey Herlings

Premier Class Champions
7 – Stefan Everts
7 – Antonio Cairoli
5 – Roger Decoster
4 – Tim Gajser (all with Honda)

Van Erp Victorious at Final EMX125 Round in Finland as Reisulis Secures Championship Silver

MJC Yamaha Official EMX125’s Ivano van Erp ended the 2022 EMX125 season with a sensational 1-1 victory at the ninth and final round of the series in Hyvinkää, Finland. The Dutchman was joined on the podium by teammate Karlis Reisulis, who mounted the third step to secure the silver medal in EMX125 Championship as this season’s runner-up. Van Erp ends the term fifth in the Final Classification, with Ferruccio Zanchi ranking seventh.

Van Erp celebrated a picture-perfect weekend at the EMX125 round of Finland. The speedy ‘432’ topped the timesheets in Timed Practice and established a strong lead in both championship heats for a flawless double-race victory. His visit to the top step of the podium was his third this season.

Reisulis finished as the EMX125 Championship runner-up after a solid and consistent run of 11 top-three finishes, five podium celebrations and two race wins. At the final round in Finland, he charged from outside the top five in both races to secure second in race one and third in race two for third overall.

Zanchi did not complete the opening race after tangling with another rider while battling for 11th. The young Italian bounced back in race two with a sixth-place finish. He ended the Finnish round 14th.

In EMX250, Hutten Metaal Yamaha Official EMX250’s Andrea Bonacorsi was out in full force at the ninth round of the EMX250 Championship. The talented Italian charged from outside last position, after a mistake off the gate and a crash early in the race, to finish sixth in race one. At the same time, Rick Elzinga worked up to second position but struggled with a health issue and faded back to fourth. Dave Kooiker rode a smooth and consistent race for eighth.

In race two, Bonacorsi got off to a much stronger start and controlled second position from start to finish, while Elzinga settled for seventh with the championship in mind. Unfortunately, Kooiker could not finish after damaging his bike in a fall.

After an enormous charge through the field in race one and an inspiring performance in race two, Bonacorsi earned himself a place on the third step of the podium. Elzinga was classified sixth overall but has maintained the championship lead. He will now head into the final round in Saint Jean d’Angely, France, with a 40-point advantage. Bonacorsi remains fifth in the Championship Standings, while Kooiker is 12th.

The 10th and final round of the 2022 EMX250 Championship takes place next weekend, August 21st.

For full results from the EMX round of Finland, click here.