Bobryshev made his return to MXGP today aboard his #777 CRF450RW at his home race in Orlyonok, Russia.

With only three weeks since his surgery, the Russian made an initially tentative return. He played it safe in free and timed practice to ensure that he had enough strength for the qualifying race later in the day.

As qualifying started, Bobryshev gated well in fifth position. Despite the lack of time on the bike over the last three weeks, the Russian was not that far off the pace. He pushed for the majority of the race until a small mistake caused him to slip off and finish 11th overall.

Resting up tonight, Bobryshev will be looking forward to getting behind the gate again tomorrow. The first MXGP race starts at 14h15 local time.

Evgeny Bobryshev 777

It is quite difficult coming back with an injury as it has only been three weeks since my surgery. My collarbone is actually quite sensitive and the track here has loads of rocks, so I am learning to deal with that. It is really awesome all the support I have this weekend. I had a good start in the qualifying race and then, where I have been off the bike, I was a little slower than normal and then I made a mistake. I went off the track and hit a rock. I lost a lot of places and tweaked my shoulder a bit but I am OK with where I finished in 11th. It is twice as difficult to ride this weekend with an injury but I am looking forward to tomorrow, I think it will be a good day.

Roger Harvey

HRC General Manager - MXGP

Qualifying went reasonably well for Bobby today considering he is coming back off an injury. His speed was quite good which to be honest. was surprising! It was only a small mistake put him down in the results but overall, he had a solid performance today and hopefully he will last a bit longer tomorrow.

MXGP 2017
Qualifying Round 10   Russia

Qualifying

Overcast
Humidity
89%
Air Temp
18°C
Track Cond
Hard
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Tonus Arnaud 4 SWI Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Yamaha 24:05.209
2 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +4.444
3 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +12.765
4 Desalle Clement 25 BEL Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +14.521
5 Febvre Romain 461 FRA Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +19.755
6 Herlings Jeffrey 84 NDL Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +27.693
7 Jasikonis Arminas 27 LTU Team Suzuki World MXGP Suzuki +34.153
8 Anstie Max 99 GBR Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +44.209
9 Lupino Alessandro 77 ITA Team Honda Red Moto Honda +47.145
10 Butron Jose 17 SPA Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +54.633
11 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS Team HRC - MXGP Honda +59.126
12 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +1:04.367
13 Goncalves Rui 999 POR Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna +1:07.652
14 De Dycker Ken 9 BEL 24MX Lucas Oil Honda Honda +1:12.112
15 Graulus Damon 71 BEL 24MX Lucas Oil Honda Honda +1:16.067
16 Leok Tanel 7 EST Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna +1:22.984
17 Golovkin Viacheslav 301 RUS Wildcard Rider KTM - 1 lap
18 Bugreev Aleksander 444 RUS Wildcard Rider Suzuki +10.308
19 Leonov Vladslav 551 RUS Wildcard Rider KTM +29.454
Location Information

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