Evgeny Bobryshev took a pair of fifth positions in the two races in France today to secure fifth overall in the Grand Prix classification. Whilst his results were consistent, his two races couldn’t have been more different.
In race one he exacted a comeback of the type the field has become accustomed to when he gets his head down, fighting back from 13th at the start to climb to fifth. He was involved in battles for position the whole race and his pace and performance were relentless.
Race two was a more controlled affair as he lay in seventh from the start before picking his way to fifth again, keeping in touch with the lead pace for much of the race. Five laps in and Bobby was the fastest man on track.
After a start to the 2014 season that has so far been beleaguered by injury and subsequent recovery, this is the first Grand Prix for a time at which the Russian has secured a strong finish in each of the two races, and therefore marks the anticipated turning point in his MXGP campaign.
The next Grand Prix will be the MXGP of Italy at the popular Maggiora track on 14-15 June.
Results Session 1
Results Session 2