Roan van de Moosdijk: Honda’s opportunity doesn’t come often / MXGP Motocross World Championship

Roan van de Moosdijk: Honda’s opportunity doesn’t come often / MXGP Motocross World Championship

Dutch MXGP rider Roan van de Moosdijk talks for the first time about his electric plan as a replacement for Rubén Fernández at HRC-Honda with Tim Gajser.

The World Motocross Championship enters its third round of the season this weekend at Riola Sardo in Sardinia. The HRC Honda lineup will also be new there. As users know, Roan van de Moosdijk will compete for the first time alongside five-time world champion Tim Gajser (27). The 23-year-old Dutchman will be racing in the MXGP class for the first time in 2024 and has parted company with the new Fantic factory team ahead of the start of the season, where he would be Glenn Coldenhoff’s (33) teammate.

At the beginning of March there was talk of a knee injury that van de Moosdijk had suffered at Hawkstone Park. Now the former MX2 boy, who had to move to the MXGP class because of the age rule, is jumping on the 450cc factory Honda because the unlucky Spaniard Rubén Fernández probably won’t be able to return for a long time after his cruciate ligament. injury. “When I heard about this opportunity, I had to grab it with both hands,” says van de Moosdijk.

Van de Moosdijk knows: “The chance to ride for Honda HRC doesn’t come around very often and I hope I can show what I’m capable of. Now it will be my first game in the MXGP category, so to speak. Van de Moosdijk, who trained privately after the break-up and Fantic, finished 2023 at the Husqvarna factory as Kay de Wolf’s teammate in the MX2 series in 6th place after bad luck and injuries.

The sand expert from Eindhoven continued: “I’m really grateful. It certainly won’t be easy to get full speed right away with the CRF-450. But when I see how well Tim rides this bike, I also know that it’s a very competitive bike and I’m excited to go and get hold of it. I can’t wait to get to Riola Sardo and stand at the starting gate.”