GP Bits: MXGP of Indonesia | Round 11

An inside look at the eleventh round of the 2019 MXGP FIM Motocross World Championship from Indonesia.

GP Bits: MXGP of Indonesia | Round 11

Indonesia was hot and humid. You'll see all the riders struggling with trying to stay cool. And while it wasn't muddy, the dirt is super sticky so we'll see some mud prep coming out.

Honda HRC rider Brian Bogers gets a little hydration help.

Here's a look at Bud Racing Brian Moreau's Kawasaki KX250

A major change for the Bud team is the Ohlins suspension, front and rear.

Some of the coolest parts on the bike are all made by Bud Racing themselves and are available to the public. On this side of the bike you can see the ignition cover and engine mounts.

The Bud Racing triple clamps hold on to the Ohlins fork. That fork cap design is very different than Japanese suspension.

More Bud parts liberally applied. The custom clutch cover is pretty rad.

Green and pink might not sound good on paper, but the Bud Racing bikes have a nice overall look with that color combo.

HGS/Bud exhaust.

Standing Construct KTM Racing Team's Max Anstie put together 2 - 6 moto scores for 4th overall.

Rockstar Husqvarna's Jed Beaton gets ready to race.

Another Standing Construct rider, Glenn Coldenhoff broke the top 5 overall with 5 - 3 scores, his best of the season.

Humidity was a challenge, but we aren't sure about this move...

Paulin's mechanic is getting creative with his typeface.

Mechanics need victory juice too!
Mechanics need victory juice too!
Mechanics need victory juice too!
Custom venting.
Custom venting

Things were tight in the MX2 class


The reception in Indonesia is always on point.

Prado getting into the action.

Here's a closer look at Jose Butron's JD 191 KTM Racing machine. He's been out with an ankle injury but we got a look at his bike at an earlier round.

Nice, long header on the HGS exhaust system. Protection and outside engine work looks pretty minimal.

They ditched the Brembo stock caliper for a GOLDfren Brake caliper and shark fin.

Cool to see Mika on this Euro team.

Again, minimal protection and mods. You can see the forks are WP Cone Valve.

Romain Febvre got his first moto win in over a year. His 4 - 1 moto scores was good enough for second overall.

Febvre went with the ever fashionable mud foam hat.


More water...


Do you think Gajser is cooling down or saying "Luke, I am your father." That's a Tommy Boy reference for all you youngsters out there. Google it.

Tim keeps his winning streak alive with 1 - 2 moto scores for first overall. His off-track excursion in moto 2 was very impressive.

Confirmed kills.

Concentration is key.

Teammates in formation
Teammates in formation
Teammates in formation

Aminas Jasikonis gets in the zone with his tunes and tape.

More portable fans to keep the heat at bay.

Mechanics always have a tough job, tearing down bikes between races. But for international races, they also have to pack them for shipping.

I can't imagine the stress of opening a bike box hoping everything is undamaged.

More bikes mean more boxes.

Thomas Kjer Olsen got another moto victory this weekend in moto two, but had to settle for third overall because of his sixth place in moto one.

Leave it all on the track.

What is Paulin thinking?

Jorge Prado takes another overall victory but had to settle for 1 - 2 moto scores after a few mistakes in the second moto.

Prado's Answer gear is vented to the max.

Seewer got some harsh words. Or maybe it should drop the 'r' and say lean... look at the next photo.

Yamaha's bike building party.

I wonder if that is a rifle case.

Tom Vialles custom lid. He rode well in Indonesia getting second overall with 2 - 3 moto scores.

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