Slovenian Tim Gajser (Honda) won the Russian Grand Prix in the MXGP class on Sunday. The title-holding world champion also won the second heat in Orlyonok after the first, beating Dutchman Jeffrey Herlings (KTM), who finished fourth and second respectively, and Frenchman Romain Febvre (Kawasaki), who finished second and sixth.
The first Belgian was Jeremy Van Horebeek (Beta), who finished ninth in Russia with two eleventh places. Brent Van Doninck (Yamaha) finished in seventh place in the first heat, but had to settle for seventeenth in the second heat. He did not get further than thirteenth place. Kevin Strijbos (Yamaha) was fifteenth after sixteenth and twelfth place.
In the general classification, Gajser leads with 50 points. Herlings follows in second place with 40 points and Febvre is third with 37 points. Jeremy Van Horebeek has 20, Van Doninck 18 and Strijbos 14.
The championship has nineteen races. The second meeting of the season will take place on June 23 in Britain’s Matterley Basin. On August 1, Lommel is the setting for the Belgian Grand Prix.