Vital MX Pit Bits: 2018 MXGP of Indonesia

A little muddy, short and sweet in this week's Pit Bits from the MXGP of Indonesia.

Did anyone expect any less of Jeffrey Herlings? Injured or not, he's the top of the field this year.

As bad as the forecast looked going into the race, it turned out a bit better than we expected. Now how about the next round this weekend in Thailand? We'll see...

The crew was working hard to keep the track race-able for Sunday.

The teams and their boxed up equipment was being house in a local basketball arena.

Two fourth place finishes finally allowed Tim Gajser to overhaul Gautier Paulin for fifth in the MXGP points.

Romain Febvre is chipping away at Clemente Desalle in the points. At one time, Desalle was clear with third but now Febvre is only 17 points away.

Mud bog medic cart?

Wonder how much these VIP stand tickets were?...

The factory Rinaldi Yamaha squad had a different look for the Asia rounds as Yamaha was honoring the market with this unique design.

A comparison of the seat hump and bump differences between the two Rinaldi Yamaha racers.

Again, little sketchy...

Umm, is that the start stretch?

Jorge Prado is still chipping away, he's now only seven points down on Jonass, surprising considering how the season started.

No points lost, that's a solid weekend for the recently injured Jeffrey Herlings.

Thomas Kjer Olsen has been bleeding points the past few rounds and with some good results, Ben Watson gets closer to third in the standings.

Moose's Sahara gear is already fairly vented but it looks like someone did some modification to get even more airflow for the hot and muggy Indonesia round.

After starting the season in dominant fashion, it's looking less and less likely that Pauls Jonass will be able to defend the title against his young KTM teammate. There's still a lot of racing left, but he's hemorrhaging points for weeks now.

Thomas Convington's time in the GPs is winding down, as he returns to the US next year.

Still surprises us how many MX2 teams in the GPs are running stock bolts, budgets must be thin with no titanium around...

Calvin Vlaanderen of South Africa picked up his first MX2 overall win in the messy conditions.

Even the Rinaldi rider's gear was meant to match their two-race livery for the Asian rounds.

Mud races means you'll usually see a fleet of solid rotors.


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