2021 MXGP Final Standings [FIM World Motocross Championship]

2021 MXGP Final Standings - Jeffrey Herlings
2021 MXGP World Champion Jeffrey Herlings

It went down to the final moto of the 18-round season at the MXGP of Città di Mantova, with Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Jeffrey Herlings and Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team’s Romain Febvre tied on points. Whichever rider finished best in the final moto would take home the 2021 MXGP title. Should both riders suffer catastrophic results, Team HRC Honda’s Tim Gajser was there to pick up the pieces and was still in contention for the crown. All three riders had held the championship lead at various points in the season.

Romain Febvre

Febvre, Herlings, and Gajser joined holeshotter Jorge Prado at the front of the season’s final moto. Febvre took the lead early, only to lose the top spot to Herlings before suffering a fall. At the end of the moto, Herlings was the winner and world champion. Febvre’s P3 finish was good for runner-up in the final series standings, five points behind Herlings, who earned his second MXGP title. Gajser’s 3-2 day left him 15 points behind Febvre in the standings.

Tim Gajser

It was the final year in MXGP for Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Tony Cairoli. Cairoli retires with nine grand prix championships (seven in MXGP) and 178 wins (124 in MXGP) during a GP career that started in 2002. Cairoli was still competitive, winning two rounds of the 2021 MXGP World Championship Series, with several race wins to his credit. The 36-year-old finished the season in P6 in the overall standings.

2021 MXGP Final Standings - Tony Cairoli
Tony Cairoli

Photography by Ray Archer, Pascal Haudiquert, Stanley Leroux, and Bavo Swijgers

2021 MXGP Final Standings

PositionRiderMotorcyclePoints
1Jeffrey HerlingsKTM708
2Romain FebvreKawasaki703
3Tim GajserHonda688
4Jeremy SeewerYamaha566
5Jorge PradoKTM562
6Tony CairoliKTM545
7Glenn ColdenhoffYamaha442
8Pauls JonassGasGas391
9Thomas Kjær OlsenHusqvarna332
10Alessandro LupinoKTM319
11Ben WatsonYamaha300
12Brian BogersGasGas290
13Jeremy Van HorebeekBeta232
14Calvin VlaanderenYamaha203
15Henry JacobiHonda188
16Brent Van doninckYamaha152
17Shaun SimpsonKTM126
18Alberto ForatoGasGas119
19Arnaud TonusYamaha119
20Benoit PaturelHonda110
21Kevin StrijbosYamaha106
22Arminas JasikonisHusqvarna103
23Tom KochKTM76
24Dylan WrightHonda75
25Mathys BoisraméKawasaki62
26Ruben FernandezHonda56
27Ivo MonticelliKawasaki54
28Alvin ÖstlundYamaha50
29Valentin GuillodYamaha49
30Lorenzo LocurcioKTM47
31Seva BrylyakovHonda45
32Adam SterryKTM39
33Jordi TixierKTM33
34Cyril GenotKTM15
35Josh GilbertHusqvarna11
36Jose ButronKTM11
37Evgeny BobryshevHusqvarna6
38Lars van BerkelHonda5
39Jimmy ClochetBeta4
40Nathan WatsonHonda4
41David PhilippaertsYamaha3
42Maxime DespreyYamaha3
43Hardi RoosiorgKTM1
44Anton GoleHusqvarna1
45Morgan LesiardoHonda1
46Todd KellettYamaha1