EUROPE, LATVIA. Day One of the MXGP of Latvia has begun, in the MX2 KTMs Jorge Prado topped the Free Practice with the best lap time of 1:52.01 at the new reverse layout of Kegums 12 May 2018. Thomas Kjer Olsen clocked the second fastest time (1:52.287) on his Husqvarna, while Calvin Vlaanderen marked the third fastest time of 1:52.326 on his Honda. Australian Hunter Lawrence has made his return from injury clocking the thirteenth (1:54.180) fastest time on his Honda, and fellow countryman Jed Beaton (1:54.198) clocked the fourteenth fastest time on his Kawasaki.
Jeffrey Herlings was the fastest on track in the MXGP (MX1) piloting his KTM to a 1:47.605 lap time, Honda’s Tim Gasjer (1:50.621) had the second fastest time and Antonio Cairoli (1:50.725) the third fastest time. Australian Todd Waters has made his return to MXGP with HRC Honda clocking the twenty-third fastest time 1:55.162.