Tim Gajser #243 and Evgeny Bobryshev #777 had an infuriating start to the MXGP of Switzerland today on their CRF450RW’s, when they both got caught up in a first turn crash at the start of the qualifying race.
As the gate dropped both Tim and Bobby were a little off their usual start pace and when a rider went down in the first turn they both got tangled up in the aftermath. Tim was forced to return to the pits to assess the damage to his bike whereas Bobby was able to dust himself down and get back into the race.
Nearly a lap down, in last position with nothing to lose, Bobby rode a defiant race. He found his rhythm, caught the pack and began working his way through the traffic. He gave it his all until the last lap, coming in a well-earned 14th position.
Tim eventually returned to the race but he was two laps down. Although he was out of the race competitively, he put down some solid lap times which; had he been in contention, would have easily see him in the top three.
The HRC duo will both be looking to get a good start tomorrow to stay out of trouble. The first MXGP race begins at 14h15 local time.
|1||Cairoli Antonio||222||ITA||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||24:05.893|
|2||Anstie Max||99||GBR||Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing||Husqvarna||+2.108|
|3||Febvre Romain||461||FRA||Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team||Yamaha||+9.866|
|4||Tonus Arnaud||4||SWI||Wilvo Yamaha MXGP||Yamaha||+11.573|
|5||Coldenhoff Glenn||259||NDL||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||+16.075|
|6||Herlings Jeffrey||84||NDL||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||+20.636|
|7||Paulin Gautier||21||FRA||Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing||Husqvarna||+21.881|
|8||Strijbos Kevin||22||BEL||Team Suzuki World MXGP||Suzuki||+23.481|
|9||Nagl Max||12||GER||Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing||Husqvarna||+25.793|
|10||Lupino Alessandro||77||ITA||Team Honda Red Moto||Honda||+47.391|
|11||Searle Tommy||100||GBR||Monster Energy DRT Kawasaki||Kawasaki||+51.251|
|12||Desalle Clement||25||BEL||Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing||Kawasaki||+55.387|
|13||Jasikonis Arminas||27||LTU||Team Suzuki World MXGP||Suzuki||+1:05.833|
|14||Bobryshev Evgeny||777||RUS||Team HRC - MXGP||Honda||+1:12.908|
|15||Graulus Damon||71||BEL||24MX Lucas Oil Honda||Honda||+1:21.807|
|16||Van Horebeek Jeremy||89||BEL||Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team||Yamaha||+1:23.357|
|17||Goncalves Rui||999||POR||Husqvarna 8Biano Racing||Husqvarna||+1:31.049|
|18||Irt Jernej||49||SLO||Husqvarna Maurer-gep Racing Team||Husqvarna||+1:32.734|
|19||Romancik Jaromir||191||CZE||JD 191 KTM Racing Team||KTM||+1:43.641|
|20||Pezzuto Stefano||878||ITA||Wildcard Rider||KTM||+1:51.692|