2018 Motocross of Nations: News

The Hub: MXGP of Belgium

Everything that you need for Lommel

· 3 min read

The sand of Lommel strikes fear into the hearts of most riders, as the gruelling surface puts their skillset to the test. It is an incredible thing to witness and, bearing that in mind, there is no doubt that fans across the globe will want to tune in to watch the fifteenth round of the FIM Motocross World Championship. Everything you need to know ahead of the Grand Prix of Belgium can be viewed below.

MXGP

6

Benoit Paturel

7

Tanel Leok

9

Ken De Dycker

12

Max Nagl

15

Davide Bonini

17

Jose Butron

21

Gautier Paulin

22

Kevin Strijbos

24

Shaun Simpson

25

Clement Desalle

27

Arminas Jasikonis

33

Julien Lieber

42

Todd Waters

55

Graeme Irwin

62

Klemen Gercar

77

Alessandro Lupino

83

Nathan Renkens

84

Jeffrey Herlings

85

Stefan Ekerold

89

Jeremy Van Horebeek

91

Jeremy Seewer

92

Valentin Guillod

93

Jonathan Bengtsson

99

Max Anstie

100

Tommy Searle

128

Ivo Monticelli

141

Maxime Desprey

151

Harri Kullas

152

Petar Petrov

201

Yentel Martens

222

Antonio Cairoli

243

Tim Gajser

259

Glenn Coldenhoff

411

Erki Kahro

461

Romain Febvre

777

Evgeny Bobryshev

831

Tomasz Wysocki

868

Michael Docherty

911

Jordi Tixier

920

Ander Valentin

Jeffrey Herlings leads the MXGP class by thirty points entering Lommel (KTM Images/Ray Archer)

MX2

1

Pauls Jonass

10

Calvin Vlaanderen

19

Thomas Kjer Olsen

26

Nicola Bertuzzi

29

Henry Jacobi

34

Micha-Boy De Waal

44

Morgan Lesiardo

46

Davy Pootjes

56

Marshal Weltin

61

Jorge Prado

64

Thomas Covington

66

Iker Larranaga Olano

70

Ruben Fernandez

75

Hardi Roosiorg

95

Simone Furlotti

96

Hunter Lawrence

98

Bas Vaessen

101

Zachary Pichon

102

Richard Sikyna

110

Alexis Verhaeghe

118

Stephen Rubini

127

Anthony Rodriguez

130

Rene De Jong

154

Dani de Vries

172

Brent Van Doninck

193

Jago Geerts

226

Tom Koch

297

Anton Gole

299

Lars Griekspoor

338

David Herbreteau

426

Conrad Mewse

485

Kim Savaste

747

Michele Cervellin

783

Enzo Toriani

811

Adam Sterry

891

Gustavo Pessoa

919

Ben Watson

Jorge Prado will run the red plate for the first time in the MX2 division (KTM Images/Ray Archer)

Timetables

Saturday

07:45

EMX125 Qualifying Group One

08:30

EMX125 Qualifying Group Two

09:15

EMX250 Qualifying Group One

10:00

EMX250 Qualifying Group Two

10:55

EMX125 Last Chance

11:30

MX2 Free Practice

12:00

MXGP Free Practice

13:00

EMX250 Last Chance

14:00

MX2 Time Practice

14:40

MXGP Time Practice

16:25

MX2 Qualifying Race

17:10

MXGP Qualifying Race

17:55

EMX125 Moto One

18:40

EMX250 Moto One

Sunday

09:45

EMX125 Moto Two

10:25

MX2 Warm Up

10:45

MXGP Warm Up

11:30

EMX250 Moto Two

13:15

MX2 Moto One

14:15

MXGP Moto One

16:10

MX2 Moto Two

17:10

MXGP Moto Two

Antonio Cairoli's the winningest guy in the demanding sand of Lommel (KTM Images/Ray Archer)

Standings

MXGP

1st

Jeffrey Herlings

633

2nd

Antonio Cairoli

603

3rd

Clement Desalle

479

4th

Tim Gajser

450

5th

Romain Febvre

432

6th

Gautier Paulin

419

7th

Glenn Coldenhoff

353

8th

Jeremy Seewer

319

9th

Jeremy Van Horebeek

312

10th

Max Anstie

231

MX2

1st

Jorge Prado

595

2nd

Pauls Jonass

584

3rd

Thomas Kjer Olsen

454

4th

Ben Watson

427

5th

Calvin Vlaanderen

414

6th

Thomas Covington

375

7th

Jago Geerts

310

8th

Michele Cervellin

279

9th

Henry Jacobi

249

10th

Davy Pootjes

218

Glenn Coldenhoff last got onto the MXGP podium at Lommel last year (KTM Images/Ray Archer)
Information

– The MX Vice team are already at Lommel for the Grand Prix of Belgium and will be covering the event in the bottomless sand from now on. There will be reports, analysis, opinions, interviews, images, podcasts, videos and much more across the various different channels. Follow motocrossvice on Twitter and mxvice on Instagram for more from round fifteen of the FIM Motocross World ChampionshipMX Vice will be your hub from this point on.

– Those of us in Belgium are an hour ahead of the United Kingdom at this point. Fans in Southern California are nine hours behind, which is fairly normal, and then Australian residents in Sydney are eight hours ahead. Please adjust the timetable above accordingly, as it is based on the local time.

– Seeing as the MX Vice team are at the track and have a better look at the action than what you will get on your television, there will be live updates on this website all-weekend long. Connection should not be too much of a problem so, with that in mind, load up this page now and prepare to visit it frequently across the weekend.

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– The Grand Prix of Belgium is notoriously tough, due to the power-sapping sand, but there will be an additional factor at play this weekend. It is currently very hot in Belgium and temperatures will hover around thirty-three degrees across the weekend. Expect some to struggle to go the full distance in such brutal conditions.

Words: Lewis Phillips | Lead Image: Yamaha Racing

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