The Team HRC pairing of Evgeny Bobryshev and Gautier Paulin, alongside Honda Gariboldi’s Tim Gajser, took Team Honda to second overall in this evening’s Supermotocross Riders’ and Manufacturers’ Cup at the Veltins Arena in Germany.
The debut SMX event saw three races of furious action on the specially built track inside the Veltins Arena, and in the early stages it was clearly Honda leading the way.
Gajser contested the Superpole shootout for the team and took pole, and romped to a dominant first race win. Meanwhile though, Bobryshev came together with another rider in the opening race and was forced to retire with pain in his wrist. Gautier Paulin also took a large rock to the right shoulder on the opening lap, and with Gajser crashing and injuring his shoulder in the second race, Team Honda were somewhat in the wars.
However the trio kept fighting, and a 6th, 7th and 9th for Paulin and a 7th and 8th for Bobryshev, alongside Tim’s results of 1st, 5th and 19th, was enough to take Team Honda to the podium.
1. Team KTM
2. Team Honda
3. Team Kawasaki
4. Team Husqvarna
5. Team Yamaha
6. Team Suzuki