The MXGP of Spain brought mixed emotions for Team HRC and its sole rider Evgeny Bobryshev – a good start and running second in the first race being offset by two crashes in the second – but ultimately the feeling is that more progress has been made.

By the end of yesterday Bobby was much more comfortable on his CRF450RW and was making good progress towards a return to form, and this feeling was carried into race one. A good start put him into third, and he spent the race duelling with the lead pack, getting himself into a high of second position. His pace was consistent, and as places were traded in the fight for fourth, Bobby was just pipped to the post as he crossed the line in fifth, but successfully resisted increasing pressure from the reigning MXGP World Champion in the closing stages.

In race two, Bobby found himself in sixth and on the tail end of the lead group until he was ruled out of contention by two crashes, the second of which left him catching his breath for a few moments after a hit to the stomach.

With fifth position in the first race and fifteenth in race two, Bobby finished the MXGP of Spain in eleventh overall. He leaves Spain positive to get back on the bike testing before the next round in the UK on 24-25 May, making up for lost seat time.

Evgeny Bobryshev 777

"Yesterday we made a good step with the bike so I was feeling good for Sunday, and the first race went really good. We made a good start into third and then I got into second and tried to follow Desalle, and I could do it but not for the whole race and then I started to lose some seconds each lap so that’s what put me back. I had a few problems in the corners as I bent the radiator a bit and it was sticking out but that wasn’t the real problem. I was really stiff, and I still haven’t had enough time on the bike mid-week. This is really important at this level, and it’s still only the second week I’ve been able to really test during the week since my injuries and I need more to get back to the right level. But from race one I can see I have the speed and the fitness back again; I’m just missing this mid-week bike time.

Then the second race totally went wrong. I was lying in sixth place behind van Horebeek and in some places I was putting too much pressure on myself to try and find that one second a lap, and then I had two crashes. The second one was really hard and I hurt my stomach and afterwards for the rest of the race I was feeling sick. Looking forward we just start working hard back on the bike again to get back to my pace again."

Junji Miyazaki

Team HRC Technical Director - MXGP

"Today finally the second moto was disappointing with the result, but we have made some progress this weekend because in the first moto Bobby had a good start and between the middle of the race and the end his riding was good and his race pace is better. We’re making consistent progress, but we still need to do more so again we’ll be testing between now and the UK round with Bobby to give him more time on the bike and on some machine setup. We never give up! Again of course we missed Max this weekend, but his recovery is pretty good and his target to return is still for Round ten in Italy, at Maggiora."

Roger Harvey

HRC General Manager - MXGP

"It really was a day of two halves today. We made a lot of changes to the bike coming into the weekend and got it working well. We were reasonably pleased with the first race as there was a lot of fighting and Bobby was in the mix from the start, so that was a good continuation of yesterday. In the second race the start wasn’t so bad, but Bobby got a little boxed in coming out of turn two and was eighth. As he does he was able to manage that first bit pretty well, but then he just didn’t have the pace. Maybe towards the front of the pack this is a sign of what we’re missing having not been able to ride mid-week as he’s been recovering. Really, it was somewhat of a lacklustre performance. He had two crashes and in the second one was under the bike for a bit and took some time to get going again and then he just lost his rhythm. We salvaged a few points from the weekend but overall that’s not where we want to be."

MXGP 2014
Race Round 7   Spain

Results Session 1

Sunny
Air Temp
32°C
Track Cond
Hard Pack
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Desalle Clement 25 BEL 25 Rockstar Energy Suzuki World Suzuki 34:15.675
2 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 22 Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha +5.376
3 Frossard Steven 183 FRA 20 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +11.106
4 Strijbos Kevin 22 BEL 18 Rockstar Energy Suzuki World Suzuki +18.572
5 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS 16 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +20.806
6 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 15 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +26.363
7 Boog Xavier 121 FRA 14 24MX Lucas Oil Honda Honda +30.702
8 Rattray Tyla 28 RSA 13 Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +33.979
9 Roelants Joel 34 BEL 12 J-Race Racing Honda +35.869
10 Simpson Shaun 24 GBR 11 Hitachi Construction Machinery KTM UK KTM +51.498
11 Philippaerts David 19 ITA 10 DP19 Racing Yamaha +54.973
12 Guarneri Davide 39 ITA 9 TM Ricci Racing TM +57.011
13 Nicholls Jake 45 GBR 8 Wilvo Forkrent KTM KTM +57.373
14 Karro Matiss 91 LAT 7 Wilvo Forkrent KTM KTM +1:14.799
15 Goncalves Rui 999 POR 6 Bike It Yamaha Cosworth Yamaha +1:20.531
16 Ullrich Dennis 149 GER 5 KTM Sarholz KTM +1:21.741
17 Potisek Milko 32 FRA 4 2B Yamaha Yamaha +1:33.314
18 Teillet Valentin 737 FRA 3 Wildcard Rider Kawasaki +1:38.074
19 De Dycker Ken 9 BEL 2 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +2:04.836
20 Brakke Herjan 61 NDL 1 CLS Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki +1 lap
21 Gercar Klemen 62 SLO 0 Honda Jtech Honda +1 lap
22 Alvarez Raul 925 SPA 0 Wildcard Rider Yamaha +2 laps
23 Leok Tanel 3 EST 0 TM Ricci Racing TM +11 laps
MXGP 2014
Race Round 7   Spain

Results Session 2

Sunny
Air Temp
34°C
Track Cond
Hard Pack
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Desalle Clement 25 BEL 25 Rockstar Energy Suzuki World Suzuki 33:57.498
2 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 22 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +1.732
3 Strijbos Kevin 22 BEL 20 Rockstar Energy Suzuki World Suzuki +3.845
4 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 18 Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha +15.603
5 Frossard Steven 183 FRA 16 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +23.521
6 Nicholls Jake 45 GBR 15 Wilvo Forkrent KTM KTM +43.618
7 Philippaerts David 19 ITA 14 DP19 Racing Yamaha +50.876
8 Goncalves Rui 999 POR 13 Bike It Yamaha Cosworth Yamaha +52.007
9 Boog Xavier 121 FRA 12 24MX Lucas Oil Honda Honda +1:06.104
10 Rattray Tyla 28 RSA 11 Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:12.517
11 Roelants Joel 34 BEL 10 J-Race Racing Honda +1:14.760
12 Potisek Milko 32 FRA 9 2B Yamaha Yamaha +1:17.158
13 Simpson Shaun 24 GBR 8 Hitachi Construction Machinery KTM UK KTM +1:23.136
14 Guarneri Davide 39 ITA 7 TM Ricci Racing TM +1:23.642
15 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS 6 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +1:24.905
16 Leok Tanel 3 EST 5 TM Ricci Racing TM +1:25.396
17 Ullrich Dennis 149 GER 4 KTM Sarholz KTM +1lap
18 Gercar Klemen 62 SLO 3 Honda Jtech Honda +1 lap
19 Brakke Herjan 61 NDL 2 CLS Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki +1 lap
20 Alvarez Raul 925 SPA 1 Wildcard Rider Yamaha +2 laps
21 De Dycker Ken 9 BEL 0 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +12 laps
22 Teillet Valentin 737 FRA 0 Wildcard Rider Kawasaki +12 laps
23 Karro Matiss 91 LAT 0 Wilvo Forkrent KTM KTM +16 laps
Location Information

CM-4102, 45600 Talavera de la Reina, Toledo, Spain - View in Google Maps