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.

Evgeny Bobryshev 777

"Finally I feel I can smile after a race weekend! We had good preparation for this race and we found a good setup. I’m really happy now and getting better with confidence on the bike. We worked a lot with the team and HRC during the week to improve the bike to my style and for sure at the same time I am feeling physically better. For Maggiora we will improve more and do more testing again. The speed is there but we now need just need a little more confidence and to improve race fitness. It’s not like training because you have the added stress of competition that affects you but I’m happy that my pain is gone and I’m getting back. I saw I was in control of my position in the second race and then towards the end I made a few mistakes and the group ahead pulled away. I just need more races, but it was important today to get two strong finishes, so for this I am happy."

Junji Miyazaki

Team HRC Technical Director - MXGP

"It was a positive race today – two good results for Bobby was important. In race one he had more fighting to do through the field, but in race two he set the early pace and by lap five he was the fastest rider, so clearly the speed is there. Speed towards the end of the race is still something we will work on, but we see we are moving in the right direction. We will do lots of testing and work for Maggiora to build upon the performance this weekend."

Roger Harvey

HRC General Manager - MXGP

"It was a solid weekend for Bobby and very important to get two good results on the board from the two races. In the first race he didn’t make a good start but came through the pack again and got stuck in. He was in battles all the way through the first race so it wasn’t easy for him as he couldn’t get any time to catch his breath or settle down, but he did a good job to take his first fifth position.

Then in the second race he got himself a good gap and hung onto the front guys for a while. He was stronger early on, but then he made the decision, rightly so, ‘ok, I can push and risk mistakes, or I can settle a bit and take two good finishes’, and that’s when he lost the gap a bit, otherwise he was running at the same pace as the front pack.

We’ve got a bike that he’s enjoying and we’ll now go back to more testing and work before Maggiora in two weeks and build upon this. With more bike time and his fitness good, the results will start coming."

MXGP 2014
Race Round 9   France

Results Session 1

Sunny
Air Temp
25°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 33:48.880
2 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 22 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +0.602
3 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 20 Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha +34.663
4 Strijbos Kevin 22 BEL 18 Rockstar Energy Suzuki World Suzuki +37.158
5 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS 16 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +41.290
6 Frossard Steven 183 FRA 15 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +45.568
7 Boog Xavier 121 FRA 14 24MX Lucas Oil Honda Honda +1:01.240
8 Simpson Shaun 24 GBR 13 Hitachi Construction Machinery KTM UK KTM +1:06.237
9 Ullrich Dennis 149 GER 12 KTM Sarholz KTM +1:08.293
10 Guarneri Davide 39 ITA 11 TM Ricci Racing TM +1:15.518
11 Karro Matiss 91 LAT 10 Wilvo Forkrent KTM KTM +1:24.124
12 Goncalves Rui 999 POR 9 Bike It Yamaha Cosworth Yamaha +1:25.281
13 Teillet Valentin 737 FRA 8 Wildcard Rider Kawasaki +1:26.311
14 Potisek Milko 32 FRA 7 2B Yamaha Yamaha +1:28.196
15 Philippaerts David 19 ITA 6 DP19 Racing Yamaha +1:32.005
16 Roelants Joel 34 BEL 5 J-Race Racing Honda +1:35.288
17 Searle Tommy 100 GBR 4 CLS Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki +1:36.065
18 Leok Tanel 3 EST 3 TM Ricci Racing TM +1:37.482
19 Soubeyras Cedric 120 FRA 2 Wildcard Rider Honda +1:41.923
20 Nicholls Jake 45 GBR 1 Wilvo Forkrent KTM KTM +1:42.498
21 Brakke Herjan 61 NDL 0 CLS Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki +1:55.298
22 De Dycker Ken 9 BEL 0 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +1 lap
23 Gercar Klemen 62 SLO 0 Honda Jtech Honda +1 lap
24 Pourcel Sebastien 11 FRA 0 Wildcard Rider KTM +13 laps
25 Delince Jeremy 126 BEL 0 24MX Lucas Oil Honda Honda +16 laps
26 Izoird Fabien 871 FRA 0 Wildcard Rider Suzuki +17 laps
MXGP 2014
Race Round 9   France

Results Session 2

Sunny
Air Temp
25°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 33:47.790
2 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 22 Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha +1.575
3 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 20 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +1.774
4 Frossard Steven 183 FRA 18 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +6.786
5 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS 16 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +42.302
6 Searle Tommy 100 GBR 15 CLS Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki +53.826
7 Goncalves Rui 999 POR 14 Bike It Yamaha Cosworth Yamaha +55.634
8 Karro Matiss 91 LAT 13 Wilvo Forkrent KTM KTM +1:09.383
9 Guarneri Davide 39 ITA 12 TM Ricci Racing TM +1:13.164
10 Simpson Shaun 24 GBR 11 Hitachi Construction Machinery KTM UK KTM +1:13.964
11 Teillet Valentin 737 FRA 10 Wildcard Rider Kawasaki +1:25.761
12 Ullrich Dennis 149 GER 9 KTM Sarholz KTM +1:32.454
13 Strijbos Kevin 22 BEL 8 Rockstar Energy Suzuki World Suzuki +1:38.394
14 Leok Tanel 3 EST 7 TM Ricci Racing TM +1:39.594
15 Soubeyras Cedric 120 FRA 6 Wildcard Rider Honda +2:03.502
16 Delince Jeremy 126 BEL 5 24MX Lucas Oil Honda Honda +1 lap
17 De Dycker Ken 9 BEL 4 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +1 lap
18 Gercar Klemen 62 SLO 3 Honda Jtech Honda +1 lap
19 Izoird Fabien 871 FRA 2 Wildcard Rider Suzuki +2 laps
20 Pourcel Sebastien 11 FRA 1 Wildcard Rider KTM +6 laps
21 Potisek Milko 32 FRA 0 2B Yamaha Yamaha +14 laps
22 Brakke Herjan 61 NDL 0 CLS Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki +15 laps
23 Boog Xavier 121 FRA 0 24MX Lucas Oil Honda Honda +16 laps
24 Philippaerts David 19 ITA 0 DP19 Racing Yamaha +16 laps
25 Nicholls Jake 45 GBR 0 Wilvo Forkrent KTM KTM +17 laps
Location Information

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