Both Evgeny Bobryshev and Gautier Paulin were forced into recovery mode for today’s two races in Lommel, each time having to come through the field from towards the back of the pack.

Bobryshev started with the disadvantage of the very widest gate pick, but made the best of the situation by immediately jumping to tenth. As the field ebbed and flowed, Bobby shuffled up and down the order by a few positions, but ultimately took the flag in tenth. Gautier Paulin also had a mountain to climb today after a crash in the second corner demoted the Frenchman to 23rd on the opening lap. Clawing his way through the field, he also made good progress to come home 13th.

As if the conditions on track weren’t difficult enough with the deep ruts, holes and bumps, heavy rain during the preceding MX2 race made visibility very tricky with many riders electing to lose their goggles after they ran out of tear-offs.

In race two, Bobryshev made stronger progress still to climb to a high of fifth before a battle in the last laps left the Russian to collect sixth at the flag. Paulin also was stronger to fight back from a lowly 24th after the first corner to ninth, but unfortunately a crash towards the end of the second race sent him over the bars and, compounding an illness this weekend that’s been sapping his strength, he was unable to continue.

Evgeny Bobryshev 777

10th, 6th 9th overall

“To be honest I’m disappointed with my first race today, but the second was better. We knew it would be tough starting from the outside gate, and in the first race I made a pretty good start into just outside the top ten but then couldn't make much more progress. In race two we made a small change and it was a lot better – we could climb as high as fifth from the back of the grid and finished sixth in the end. It’s not my level or where I want to be, but we knew things would be hard today starting both races from the back.”

Gautier Paulin 21

13th, 24th 17th overall

“Actually all weekend I’ve been feeling sick and only really today did I start to feel better. I missed speed yesterday, but we could start making progress in the second race to come back into the top ten from 24th, but then with two laps to go I crashed on the landing of the finish jump and went over the bars, and after that I just couldn’t continue.”

Roger Harvey

HRC General Manager - MXGP

“It’s certainly been a tough weekend with Gautier sick and off-form, and with Bobby starting on the back foot from the last gate. We could see both of them though making good progress this afternoon, coming from the very back of the field to sixth and ninth, but unfortunately then Gautier had his crash. It was also a bit of an up-and-down weekend on the other side of the tent with Tim, as the crash in the first race cost him the overall victory, but he showed just how quickly he can learn by bouncing back and riding an incredibly strong race two to take another moto victory.”

MXGP 2016
Race Round 14   Belgium

Race 1

Cloudy with some sunny spells
Air Temp
21°C
Track Cond
Deep sand
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Nagl Max 12 GER 25 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna 34:19.494
2 Simpson Shaun 24 GBR 22 Wilvo Virus Performance KTM KTM +9.152
3 Strijbos Kevin 22 BEL 20 Team Suzuki World MXGP Suzuki +13.700
4 Desalle Clement 25 BEL 18 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +16.852
5 Febvre Romain 461 FRA 16 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +18.247
6 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 15 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +18.848
7 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 14 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +38.021
8 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL 13 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +40.038
9 Leok Tanel 7 EST 12 Wildcard Rider KTM +43.251
10 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS 11 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +55.033
11 Getteman Jens 251 BEL 10 Wildcard Rider KTM +1:03.074
12 Tixier Jordi 911 FRA 9 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +1:03.621
13 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA 8 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +1:21.255
14 Nicholls Jake 45 GBR 7 Hitachi Construction Machinery Revo KTM Husqvarna +1:21.945
15 Gajser Tim 243 SLO 6 Honda Gariboldi Honda +1:23.239
16 Jasikonis Arminas 177 LTU 5 Wildcard Rider Kawasaki +1:23.700
17 Kullas Harri 151 FIN 4 KTM Sarholz KTM +1:33.425
18 Guillod Valentin 92 SWI 3 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha +1:51.265
19 Dewulf Jeffrey 212 BEL 2 KMP-Honda Repsol Racing Honda +1:58.594
20 Goncalves Rui 999 POR 1 NewHolland 8biano Massignani Husqvarna Husqvarna +1:59.388
MXGP 2016
Race Round 14   Belgium

Race 2

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Gajser Tim 243 SLO 25 Honda Gariboldi Honda 34:41.636
2 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 22 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +13.289
3 Strijbos Kevin 22 BEL 20 Team Suzuki World MXGP Suzuki +36.471
4 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 18 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +40.503
5 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL 16 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +47.864
6 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS 15 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +53.330
7 Nagl Max 12 GER 14 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:00.924
8 Jasikonis Arminas 177 LTU 13 Wildcard Rider Kawasaki +1:04.634
9 Searle Tommy 100 GBR 12 Monster Energy DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +1:08.197
10 Desalle Clement 25 BEL 11 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +1:16.375
11 Leok Tanel 7 EST 10 Wildcard Rider KTM +1:28.063
12 Simpson Shaun 24 GBR 9 Wilvo Virus Performance KTM KTM +1:28.654
13 Nicholls Jake 45 GBR 8 Hitachi Construction Machinery Revo KTM Husqvarna +1:41.557
14 Getteman Jens 251 BEL 7 Wildcard Rider KTM +1:47.188
15 Goncalves Rui 999 POR 6 NewHolland 8biano Massignani Husqvarna Husqvarna +1:51.660
16 Krestinov Gert 37 EST 5 Wildcard Rider Honda +1:55.511
17 Satink Rick 941 NDL 4 Wildcard Rider Husqvarna +1 lap
18 Guillod Valentin 92 SWI 3 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha +1 lap
19 Butron Jose 17 SPA 2 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +1 lap
20 Tixier Jordi 911 FRA 1 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +1 lap
Location Information

Dodenveldstraat, 3900 Overpelt, Belgium - View in Google Maps