Difficult Sardinian Grand Prix for JM Racing Honda

The JM Racing Honda team has had a difficult third round of the MXGP World Championship. On the Riola Sardo sand circuit, the team failed to score with Hakon Osterhagen and Tim Edberg despite the effort.

Tim Edberg felt more at home on the bike in every session. In free practice he was sixteenth, followed by a twentieth time in time practice. This was also his position in the qualifying heat. He could have finished a bit higher if Edberg hadn’t crashed in the closing stages.

In the hot and humid conditions, it was tough for Edberg. He currently lacks the race rhythm and the physical condition to be able to go flat out in a Grand Prix like this and that’s why he didn’t make it to the finish in the first moto. In the second moto he was able to follow the high pace for about six laps but then had to drop the pace and finished outside the points. Edberg takes the positives from this Grand Prix and the goal is to get better in every race.

Hakon Osterhagen struggled with arm pump on Saturday and therefore the riding did not go well. As a result, he did not get further than a twenty-first place in the qualifying heat.

Also in the motos on Sunday, Osterhagen could not find the right flow on the track and therefore did not score. Osterhagen looks back on this race with disappointment and is motivated to do better in the coming races.

The next Grand Prix for JM Honda Racing is the Trentino Grand Prix, which is scheduled for this weekend.