Evgeny Bobryshev delivered a Grand Prix weekend of note in Leon, Mexico, overcoming obstacles to finish fourth overall, and climb to fourth in the World Championship.

Battered and bruised from his crash in Argentina one week ago, the big Russian made a remarkable recovery during the weekend to ride as well as he did in Mexico. This on top of the fact that his bike didn’t arrive until Saturday morning because of delays with the championship freight arriving from Argentina, so the usual machine turnaround and preparation time was much reduced.

In race one he took the holeshot and led the opening lap, and was settling into a comfortable second until the closing minutes when he slipped to fourth behind Febvre and Nagl.

In race two, it was the same four riders at the front as Gajser led out front from Febvre, and Bobryshev chased Nagl for third, and the final step of the podium. Pushing hard, by mid-distance Bobby had closed the gap to just over two seconds, ultimately crossing the line in fourth to take fourth overall in the Grand Prix, and move himself up to fourth in the World Championship.

Evgeny Bobryshev 777

4th, 4th 4th overall

“We had a consistent weekend so I’m pretty much happy. Today I had less speed and confidence, and less flow, than yesterday though. Yesterday the speed and time was good, but today the track changed. There were big ruts and I was struggling to make the speed. To finish two times fourth is ok though, and I closed up to the top three in the championship, just one point from third, so I’m happy enough.”

Roger Harvey

HRC General Manager - MXGP

“Bobby rode well today and showed a little bit of that form again to take two fourth place finishes and move to within one point of third in the World Championship. He just missed a podium, but he had a solid and consistent weekend, took a holeshot, and led race one. Tim rode fantastically to claim his third GP win of the season, resisting great pressure and riding with the maturity of a champion.”

MXGP 2016
Race Round 5   Mexico

Results Session 1

Sunny
Air Temp
28°C
Track Cond
Deep
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Febvre Romain 461 FRA 25 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha 35:08.054
2 Gajser Tim 243 SLO 22 Honda Gariboldi Honda +4.315
3 Nagl Max 12 GER 20 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +8.295
4 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS 18 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +13.662
5 Desalle Clement 25 BEL 16 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +31.207
6 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 15 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +35.377
7 Strijbos Kevin 22 BEL 14 Team Suzuki World MXGP Suzuki +36.711
8 Simpson Shaun 24 GBR 13 Wilvo Virus Performance KTM KTM +38.658
9 Guillod Valentin 92 SWI 12 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha +46.175
10 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL 11 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +46.828
11 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 10 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +55.069
12 Searle Tommy 100 GBR 9 Monster Energy DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +1:01.325
13 Charlier Christophe 23 FRA 8 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:08.952
14 Potisek Milko 32 FRA 7 Tip Top MP32 Racing Team Yamaha +1:26.555
15 Lupino Alessandro 77 ITA 6 Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor Honda +1:28.091
16 Butron Jose 17 SPA 5 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +1:28.407
17 Lenoir Steven 685 FRA 4 24MX Lucas Oil Honda Honda +1:39.342
18 Yamamoto Kei 400 JPN 3 Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor Honda +1:45.487
19 Andrade Eduardo 225 MEX 2 Wildcard Rider Yamaha -2 laps
MXGP 2016
Race Round 5   Mexico

Results Session 2

Sunny
Air Temp
26°C
Track Cond
Deep
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Gajser Tim 243 SLO 25 Honda Gariboldi Honda 35:32.594
2 Febvre Romain 461 FRA 22 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +16.264
3 Nagl Max 12 GER 20 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +27.592
4 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS 18 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +36.883
5 Desalle Clement 25 BEL 16 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +45.418
6 Searle Tommy 100 GBR 15 Monster Energy DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +51.089
7 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 14 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +54.127
8 Guillod Valentin 92 SWI 13 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha +58.423
9 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 12 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +1:13.686
10 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL 11 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +1:16.958
11 Strijbos Kevin 22 BEL 10 Team Suzuki World MXGP Suzuki +1:25.089
12 Charlier Christophe 23 FRA 9 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:30.980
13 Potisek Milko 32 FRA 8 Tip Top MP32 Racing Team Yamaha +1:48.297
14 Butron Jose 17 SPA 7 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM -1 lap
15 Lenoir Steven 685 FRA 6 24MX Lucas Oil Honda Honda -1 lap
16 Andrade Eduardo 225 MEX 5 Wildcard Rider Yamaha -2 laps
17 Simpson Shaun 24 GBR 4 Wilvo Virus Performance KTM KTM -16 laps
18 Lupino Alessandro 77 ITA 3 Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor Honda -16 laps
19 Yamamoto Kei 400 JPN 2 Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor Honda -18 laps
Location Information

Parque Ecológico Metropolitano de León, Mexico - View in Google Maps