The MXGP of Portugal has been a weekend of progression for Tim Gajser #243 and Evgeny Bobryshev #777 on their CRF450RW’s, as the duo still work to overcome their mid-season injuries.

As the gate dropped for the first race, Gajser found himself getting caught up in the first corner, hindering his break into the top five with Bobryshev not far behind.  The team mates ended found themselves swapping places with each other for a few laps, whilst Gajser fought off pain in his stomach and Bobryshev tried to alleviate the pain in his shoulder. Gajser eventually crossed the finish in eighth whilst Bobryshev came in 11th.

By the second race, the track was considerably a lot rougher with temperatures soaring back up to 31 degrees. Gajser had a much better start, taking the Fox holeshot, whilst Bobryshev got caught up outside the top 10. In the end, both riders finished inside the top ten with Gajser taking sixth and Bobryshev taking ninth, for a sixth and tenth place finish overall. A considerable overall improvement from both riders.

The championship now takes a two week break before returning to Loket on the 22nd July.

Tim Gajser 243

6th Overall

I am quite satisfied with today, every race is getting better, step by step. In the first moto, I didn’t have a good start and I was struggling a little bit with my stomach which wasn’t very nice to ride like that but I got on with it. The second moto was a lot better, it didn’t feel so bad all round even though the track was rough. Now that we have some time off I am going to focus on getting back in shape and to come back stronger for the Czech Republic.

Evgeny Bobryshev 777

10th overall

Today was a little bit better than yesterday as I was feeling more confident on the bike and with the feeling in my shoulder. I am still finding after 20mins that the pain is coming back so I end up losing power and speed as I find it harder to hold onto the bike. The track was SO bumpy in the second race which made it more difficult. I slowed down in both moto’s to avoid crashing and then some riders passed me at the end. I still have a lot of work to do to come back properly from my injury. I need to move forward and I am happy that I have such good support from the team and my family. It is a tough situation to be in as before my injury everything was going really well. I am in-between feeling happy and frustrated at how today has gone and this two weeks off is going to be really important in helping my recovery and comeback for Loket.

Roger Harvey

HRC General Manager - MXGP

We can see the improvements today in both Tim and Bobby and we can’t expect big steps in coming back, where then is so many riders who are at full fitness. A small step each week Is the right kind of progress and we have seen this from them both today. We will now have a couple of weeks’ rest where It will give the riders time to settle, recover more and get training seriously again. Hopefully we can come back looking for podiums in Loket.

MXGP 2017
Race Round 12   Portugal

Race 1

Sunny/Dry
Humidity
29%
Air Temp
31°C
Track Cond
Hard packed
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Herlings Jeffrey 84 NDL 25 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 35:13.457
2 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 22 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +1.280
3 Jasikonis Arminas 27 LTU 20 Team Suzuki World MXGP Suzuki +29.896
4 Nagl Max 12 GER 18 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +35.385
5 Febvre Romain 461 FRA 16 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +43.826
6 Desalle Clement 25 BEL 15 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +46.739
7 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL 14 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +48.261
8 Gajser Tim 243 SLO 13 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +49.745
9 Tonus Arnaud 4 SWI 12 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Yamaha +50.982
10 Anstie Max 99 GBR 11 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:01.038
11 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS 10 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +1:09.038
12 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA 9 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:12.136
13 Leok Tanel 7 EST 8 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna +1:19.505
14 Lupino Alessandro 77 ITA 7 Team Honda Red Moto Honda +1:24.231
15 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 6 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +1:36.029
16 Butron Jose 17 SPA 5 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +1:42.645
17 Desprey Maxime 141 FRA 4 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +1:46.256
18 Goncalves Rui 999 POR 3 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna +1:48.641
19 Dewulf Jeffrey 212 BEL 2 Steels - Dr. Jack Racing KTM - 1 lap
20 Neurauter Lukas 909 AUT 1 Cofain Racing KTM KTM - 1 lap
MXGP 2017
Race Round 12   Portugal

Race 2

Sunny/Dry
Humidity
32%
Air Temp
29°C
Track Cond
Hard packed
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 25 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 35:28.572
2 Herlings Jeffrey 84 NDL 22 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +1.768
3 Jasikonis Arminas 27 LTU 20 Team Suzuki World MXGP Suzuki +38.744
4 Febvre Romain 461 FRA 18 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +44.893
5 Nagl Max 12 GER 16 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +46.220
6 Gajser Tim 243 SLO 15 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +48.694
7 Tonus Arnaud 4 SWI 14 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Yamaha +54.499
8 Anstie Max 99 GBR 13 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +56.119
9 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS 12 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +1:00.122
10 Desalle Clement 25 BEL 11 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +1:01.602
11 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA 10 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:06.949
12 Leok Tanel 7 EST 9 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna +1:13.902
13 Lupino Alessandro 77 ITA 8 Team Honda Red Moto Honda +1:18.953
14 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL 7 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +1:36.922
15 Desprey Maxime 141 FRA 6 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +1:43.474
16 Goncalves Rui 999 POR 5 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna +1:52.808
17 Butron Jose 17 SPA 4 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM - 1 lap
18 De Dycker Ken 9 BEL 3 24MX Lucas Oil Honda Honda - 1 lap
19 Neurauter Lukas 909 AUT 2 Cofain Racing KTM KTM - 1 lap
20 Peixe Sandro 38 POR 1 Wildcard Rider Honda - 1 lap
Location Information

Agueda, Portugal - View in Google Maps