Extending his lead in the world championship, team HRC’s Tim Gajser continued his podium streak this weekend as he took second in the MXGP of Trentino, Italy.

In the first race, Gajser found himself in a heavy weight battle between Cairoli and Tonus after making an early mistake chasing for the lead. The mistake threw him off his rhythm, so he kept his head down and rode a sensible race, coming in third. In the second race he came back fighting, taking the holeshot and the lead. True to form, the Slovenians refined riding style enabled him to put down some fast laps early on giving him enough of a gap to hold the lead and take the win.

Meanwhile Bobryshev narrowly missed the podium after a stunning comeback ride in the second race. The Russian had been suffering from the leg injury he obtained in qualifying yesterday but after struggling in the first race, he was able to put the pain behind him in the second to finish third.

 

Tim Gajser 243

I had two different races today, in the first race I didn't have the best start and I also didn't feel good on the bike. I was riding a bit stiff and had arm pump, so I am glad that I finished third. Right at the beginning of the race I made a mistake when I went past Cairoli and then I couldn't find the rhythm again. In the second race I took the holeshot and made a little gap, riding like i know how. I was checking behind me all the time as Bobryshev was really fast and Cairoli. The crowd was amazing and I am quite happy with the result this weekend.

Evgeny Bobryshev 777

Considering what happened yesterday with my crash and injury the weekend was ok. My foot was really painful this morning so I had a trip to the medical centre to get some painkillers.
In the first race it was a bit tough for me as I couldn't find the speed, I had a good start for sure. I was just slow in the beginning and then I couldn't find a second to stay in the front. I wasn't happy with seventh place but we made some changes for the second race which made my confidence and riding much better. In the second race I had a good start out of the gate with Tim and I rode a consistent race. Antonio passed me on the last lap which made me narrowly miss the podium but I am overall happy with the performance. Team HRC have done a really good job this weekend and the team have all worked together which is really important for me. I look forward to Valkenswaard which is a bit closer to home for me.

Roger Harvey

HRC General Manager - MXGP

Tim rode really very well today to take another podium and still lead the World Championship. In the first race he was a little stiff and had some arm pump because of that, but in race two he rode with his usual class and style to take the holeshot and a convincing win. Bobby also rode very well especially considering he was suffering with a sore leg after yesterday’s collision. He felt it more in the first race but gritted his teeth, but found it easier in race two which showed in his riding. He was on the provisional podium for much of the race, and it was only into the last lap when Cairoli passed him that he just missed it in fourth overall. But we can be very happy to again have shown we can put both our bikes in the top three, so we head into Valkenswaard happy.”

MXGP 2017
Race Round 5   Pietramurata

Race 1

Sunny/Dry
Humidity
37%
Air Temp
23°C
Track Cond
Hard
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 25 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 33:35.084
2 Tonus Arnaud 4 SWI 22 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Yamaha +2.278
3 Gajser Tim 243 SLO 20 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +6.158
4 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA 18 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +7.369
5 Desalle Clement 25 BEL 16 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +9.722
6 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 15 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +11.423
7 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS 14 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +40.550
8 Febvre Romain 461 FRA 13 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +42.972
9 Strijbos Kevin 22 BEL 12 Team Suzuki World MXGP Suzuki +44.773
10 Simpson Shaun 24 GBR 11 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Yamaha +47.504
11 Nagl Max 12 GER 10 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +49.381
12 Jasikonis Arminas 27 LTU 9 Team Suzuki World MXGP Suzuki +58.602
13 Butron Jose 17 SPA 8 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +1:02.382
14 Herlings Jeffrey 84 NDL 7 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +1:02.581
15 Goncalves Rui 999 POR 6 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna +1:07.778
16 Leok Tanel 7 EST 5 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna +1:09.130
17 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL 4 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +1:10.992
18 Lupino Alessandro 77 ITA 3 Team Honda Red Moto Honda +1:17.343
19 Graulus Damon 71 BEL 2 24MX Lucas Oil Honda Honda +1:20.352
20 Desprey Maxime 141 FRA 1 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +1:37.124
MXGP 2017
Race Round 5   Pietramurata

Race 2

Cloudy/Dry
Humidity
37%
Air Temp
19°C
Track Cond
Hard
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Gajser Tim 243 SLO 25 Team HRC - MXGP Honda 33:36.300
2 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 22 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +4.165
3 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS 20 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +6.147
4 Herlings Jeffrey 84 NDL 18 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +6.881
5 Desalle Clement 25 BEL 16 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +8.830
6 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA 15 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +10.714
7 Tonus Arnaud 4 SWI 14 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Yamaha +12.642
8 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 13 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +15.933
9 Nagl Max 12 GER 12 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +23.945
10 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL 11 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +31.173
11 Jasikonis Arminas 27 LTU 10 Team Suzuki World MXGP Suzuki +37.583
12 Butron Jose 17 SPA 9 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +44.322
13 Lupino Alessandro 77 ITA 8 Team Honda Red Moto Honda +45.852
14 Simpson Shaun 24 GBR 7 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Yamaha +46.994
15 Desprey Maxime 141 FRA 6 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +57.022
16 Graulus Damon 71 BEL 5 24MX Lucas Oil Honda Honda +58.256
17 Febvre Romain 461 FRA 4 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +58.922
18 Leok Tanel 7 EST 3 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna +1:03.511
19 Guillod Valentin 92 SWI 2 Team Honda Red Moto Honda +1:07.353
20 Goncalves Rui 999 POR 1 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna +1:11.677
Location Information

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