Racing in front of a supportive home crowd, HRC’s Evgeny Bobryshev made his comeback on his MXGP championship assault today at the Russian MXGP.

Before the MXGP race began there had been torrential rain during the whole of the MX2 race. This left the track in a muddy, sodden state, a vast difference to the conditions of the qualifying race yesterday. For Bobby, who admits himself that he isn’t a fan of mud, this made his comeback a little more challenging then he had hoped for.

As the gate dropped for the first race, Bobby quickly got into third place with a good start. Then after struggling for vision in the first lap, pulled into the pit lane to sort his muddy goggles which meant he lost time and positions. After having to pull in a second time, Bobby struggled to flow in the slick conditions but battled on to come in 13th position.

The second race was a little more positive for Bobby, after initially getting a poor start, he made his way back from last position through to eighth, battling with Cairoli and Herlings. It was only a small mistake on the last lap which meant he came in 10th position.

Bobby will now get some more bike time in ready for Round 11 in Ottobiano on the 25th June.

Evgeny Bobryshev 777

12th Overall 13th, 10th

I found today really tough especially after all the rain we had. The track was very muddy and it became a disaster trying to choose good lines. The first race I had a good start but then I had a problem with my goggles and I had to stop in the pit lane in the second lap, which meant I lost a lot of time and places. Then, when I got into a rhythm, I had problems with my gloves so I had to stop again. I just lost so much time with that and ended up 13th. In the second race, I had a really bad start, I was last out of the gate. I came back feeling quite strong and feeling good with the bike. I found some good lines and managed to go from last position to eighth. In the last lap, I made a mistake and fell off onto my shoulder which wasn’t so good and got 10th. I didn’t expect to come back here and be on top as my condition is still weak. I am happy that nothing happened with my collarbone and I can continue working hard and coming back to be 100%. I collected points which I needed and from now I just move forward.

Roger Harvey

HRC General Manager - MXGP

We can’t be too disappointed with today’s results because we have to bare in mind that Bobby only had a collarbone operation 3 weeks ago, with no riding in-between. We have to be happy that he has got through the weekend with no damage. His speed was quite good considering the very difficult conditions that he had to race under today and because it is well known that Bobby is not a fan of mud racing.

MXGP 2017
Race Round 10   Russia

Race 1

Overcast
Humidity
71%
Air Temp
24°C
Track Cond
Hard/ Wet
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Herlings Jeffrey 84 NDL 25 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +35:07.381
2 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 22 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +19.502
3 Desalle Clement 25 BEL 20 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +24.095
4 Anstie Max 99 GBR 18 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +35.592
5 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA 16 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +48.452
6 Lupino Alessandro 77 ITA 15 Team Honda Red Moto Honda +57.494
7 Jasikonis Arminas 27 LTU 14 Team Suzuki World MXGP Suzuki +58.944
8 Nagl Max 12 GER 13 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +59.378
9 Tonus Arnaud 4 SWI 12 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Yamaha +1:00.574
10 Febvre Romain 461 FRA 11 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +1:10.577
11 Mikhaylov Evgeny 595 RUS 10 Wildcard Rider Husqvarna - 1 lap
12 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL 9 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM - 1 lap
13 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS 8 Team HRC - MXGP Honda - 1 lap
14 De Dycker Ken 9 BEL 7 24MX Lucas Oil Honda Honda - 1 lap
15 Goncalves Rui 999 POR 6 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna - 1 lap
16 Romancik Jaromir 191 CZE 5 JD 191 KTM Racing Team KTM - 2 laps
17 Graulus Damon 71 BEL 4 24MX Lucas Oil Honda Honda - 2 laps
18 Golovkin Vlacheslav 301 RUS 3 Wildcard Rider KTM - 3 laps
19 Leonov Vladslav 551 RUS 2 Wildcard Rider KTM - 3 laps
20 Leok Tanel 7 EST 1 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna - 3 laps
MXGP 2017
Race Round 10   Russia

Race 2

Overcast
Humidity
64%
Air Temp
24°C
Track Cond
Hard
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Desalle Clement 25 BEL 25 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki 35:15.906
2 Febvre Romain 461 FRA 22 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +14.954
3 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA 20 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:19.867
4 Tonus Arnaud 4 SWI 18 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Yamaha +1:32.476
5 Anstie Max 99 GBR 16 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:44.577
6 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL 15 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +2:10.809
7 Jasikonis Arminas 27 LTU 14 Team Suzuki World MXGP Suzuki +2:15.047
8 Herlings Jeffrey 84 NDL 13 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +2:27.387
9 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 12 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM - 1 lap
10 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS 11 Team HRC - MXGP Honda - 1 lap
11 Nagl Max 12 GER 10 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna - 1 lap
12 De Dycker Ken 9 BEL 9 24MX Lucas Oil Honda Honda - 1 lap
13 Leok Tanel 7 EST 8 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna - 1 lap
14 Lupino Alessandro 77 ITA 7 Team Honda Red Moto Honda - 2 laps
15 Butron Jose 17 SPA 6 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM - 2 laps
16 Romancik Jaromir 191 CZE 5 JD 191 KTM Racing Team KTM - 2 laps
17 Goncalves Rui 999 POR 4 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna - 3 laps
18 Golovkin Vlacheslav 301 RUS 3 Wildcard Rider KTM - 4 laps
19 Leonov Vladslav 551 RUS 2 Wildcard Rider KTM - 7 laps
20 Graulus Damon 71 BEL 1 24MX Lucas Oil Honda Honda - 11 laps
Location Information

Orlyonok Circuit, Krasnodar Krai, Russia, 352815 - View in Google Maps