Evgeny Bobryshev will start tomorrow’s two races from fourth position after a strong performance in today’s qualifying. The Russian got out of the gate well into fifth as the field settled into the rhythm, and was able to pick his way into fourth by the flag.
Heavy rain yesterday left the Frauenfeld track muddy and sticky this morning so the morning’s practice was a slippery affair, but today’s sun soon dried that out. The resulting ruts that remained made for a difficult race, especially for those in the pack around the tight and twisty track, and by the time Bobby had made the pass for fourth the top three, Tim Gajser included, were already too far up the road.
Another to feel the sting of the ruts and the jostling of the field was Gautier Paulin. After slightly missing the gate drop he found himself in 22nd position – right in the thick of the bar-banging. As the field settled down, the gaps between the riders grew but Gautier was able to reclaim a few positions to cross the line in 18th position. There’s work to do tomorrow for the Frenchman, but aboard the CRF450RW a good start will propel him towards the front of the field and back into contention.
|1||Cairoli Antonio||222||ITA||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||23:54.804|
|2||Gajser Tim||243||SLO||Honda Gariboldi||Honda||+6.361|
|3||Desalle Clement||25||BEL||Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing||Kawasaki||+15.281|
|4||Bobryshev Evgeny||777||RUS||Team HRC - MXGP||Honda||+19.126|
|5||Van Horebeek Jeremy||89||BEL||Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team||Yamaha||+19.676|
|6||Tixier Jordi||911||FRA||Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing||Kawasaki||+21.440|
|7||Nagl Max||12||GER||Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing||Husqvarna||+22.859|
|8||Searle Tommy||100||GBR||Monster Energy DRT Kawasaki||Kawasaki||+24.953|
|9||Febvre Romain||461||FRA||Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team||Yamaha||+26.282|
|10||Butron Jose||17||SPA||Marchetti Racing Team KTM||KTM||+28.379|
|11||Guillod Valentin||92||SWI||Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team||Yamaha||+30.673|
|12||Strijbos Kevin||22||BEL||Team Suzuki World MXGP||Suzuki||+32.669|
|13||Leok Tanel||7||EST||Wildcard Rider||KTM||+35.475|
|14||Coldenhoff Glenn||259||NDL||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||+37.864|
|15||Lupino Alessandro||77||ITA||Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor||Honda||+38.443|
|16||Simpson Shaun||24||GBR||Wilvo Virus Performance KTM||KTM||+40.223|
|17||Jasikonis Arminas||177||LTU||Wildcard Rider||Kawasaki||+45.661|
|18||Paulin Gautier||21||FRA||Team HRC - MXGP||Honda||+56.512|
|19||Nicholls Jake||45||GBR||Hitachi Construction Machinery Revo KTM||Husqvarna||+1:01.652|
|20||Philippaerts David||19||ITA||DP19 Racing||Yamaha||+1:08.454|