Evgeny Bobryshev had a consistent weekend at the MXGP of Europe with a fourth and a sixth in the two motos, putting the Russian sixth overall, but was ultimately left wanting.

All weekend his pace on the CRF450RW was strong and, with changes made to the bike overnight, his confidence on this track was also increased. It was the track though that was the defining factor this weekend.

With heavy rain this morning compounding the amount of rain that has fallen in Valkenswaard in the last week, the track quickly became very deep and rutted and incredibly challenging.

Race one for Bobby was a fairly lonely affair, quickly progressing to fourth and retaining that position until the end. Race two was more tricky though as Bobby got away from the gate but then fell to 11th when he made a mistake. He was able to fight back through the field to an eventual sixth, but as the conditions were worse for the last race of the day, a few more moments prevented Bobby from progressing further.

On the CRF450RW of the Honda Gariboldi team, Tim Gajser enjoyed a perfect first race with the holeshot and the victory, but race two again was also less straightforward for him as he crossed the line in eighth. Nevertheless, Gajser again stood on the podium.

The pair are second and third in the World Championships standings after three rounds. The next encounter will be the MXGP of Patagonia Argentina on 10 April.

Evgeny Bobryshev 777

“I struggled all weekend here. It’s one of my favourite tracks and I really like the design, the layout and the ground, but all this weather has destroyed a lot of that, and my feeling. The track became more sharp bumps and bad lines with the deep ruts and no speed, so I struggled to make a time on Saturday with my feeling and confidence with the bike on this ground. We made some changes overnight for today and it was way better so big thanks to the team for their job. I was fourth in race one which was ok, but in the second race I had some big sketchy moments and made some mistakes, and in the last laps I hurt my leg so Strijbos passed me. I’m disappointed because coming to this race I was really looking for a win so I set this in my mind, but it didn’t go as planned with putting all the pieces together. It’s been a hard weekend, but we get good points for the championship and there are still so many races to go, so we must be patient.”

Roger Harvey

HRC General Manager - MXGP

“Bobby was been going reasonably well here, but he just hasn’t settled properly all weekend. Really he had a pair of pretty lonely races, but some mistakes crept into that second race in particular which isn’t like Bobby round here in Valkenswaard. Normally you’d be expecting Bobby to be fighting for the podium around here but he just never put all the pieces together properly. It’s not what he was expecting, but playing the long game he’s third in the world and these are good points towards that.

“Over at the Gariboldi team, Tim had a brilliant first race but some mistakes in the second race were really costly and put him on the back foot. But another podium is fantastic – that’s every race so far this season.”

MXGP 2016
Race Round 3   Netherlands

Results Session 1

Cloudy
Air Temp
10°C
Track Cond
Deep
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Gajser Tim 243 SLO 25 Honda Gariboldi Honda 34:41.033
2 Nagl Max 12 GER 22 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +5.431
3 Febvre Romain 461 FRA 20 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +33.443
4 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS 18 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +46.976
5 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 16 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +51.297
6 Strijbos Kevin 22 BEL 15 Team Suzuki World MXGP Suzuki +52.205
7 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 14 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +52.378
8 Searle Tommy 100 GBR 13 Monster Energy DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +1:00.386
9 Desalle Clement 25 BEL 12 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +1:10.664
10 Simpson Shaun 24 GBR 11 Wilvo Virus Performance KTM KTM +1:14.769
11 Leok Tanel 7 EST 10 Wildcard Rider KTM +1:18.409
12 Guillod Valentin 92 SWI 9 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha +1:20.067
13 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL 8 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +1:26.354
14 Townley Ben 8 NZL 7 Team Suzuki World MXGP Suzuki +2:26.311
15 Dewulf Jeffrey 212 BEL 6 KMP-Honda Repsol Racing Honda -1 lap
16 Lupino Alessandro 77 ITA 5 Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor Honda +6.304
17 Kullas Harri 151 FIN 4 KTM Sarholz KTM +24.260
18 Nicholls Jake 45 GBR 3 Hitachi Construction Machinery Revo KTM Husqvarna +24.996
19 Jasikonis Arminas 177 LTU 2 Wildcard Rider Kawasaki +27.766
20 Heidecke Angus 156 GER 1 KTM Sarholz KTM +33.729
MXGP 2016
Race Round 3   Netherlands

Results Session 2

Overcast
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 34:55.696
2 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 22 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +5.156
3 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 20 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +12.437
4 Nagl Max 12 GER 18 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +14.500
5 Strijbos Kevin 22 BEL 16 Team Suzuki World MXGP Suzuki +17.253
6 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS 15 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +25.165
7 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL 14 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +27.558
8 Gajser Tim 243 SLO 13 Honda Gariboldi Honda +39.187
9 Simpson Shaun 24 GBR 12 Wilvo Virus Performance KTM KTM +53.250
10 Charlier Christophe 23 FRA 11 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:10.348
11 Kullas Harri 151 FIN 10 KTM Sarholz KTM +1:12.131
12 Leok Tanel 7 EST 9 Wildcard Rider KTM +1:12.168
13 Krestinov Gert 37 EST 8 Wildcard Rider Honda +1:49.835
14 Philippaerts David 19 ITA 7 DP19 Racing Yamaha +1:54.950
15 Lenoir Steven 685 FRA 6 24MX Lucas Oil Honda Honda +1:57.152
16 Jasikonis Arminas 177 LTU 5 Wildcard Rider Kawasaki +1:57.548
17 Guillod Valentin 92 SWI 4 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha +2:05.134
18 Butron Jose 17 SPA 3 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +2:20.130
19 Desalle Clement 25 BEL 2 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +3:48.130
20 Searle Tommy 100 GBR 1 Monster Energy DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +1 lap
21 Potisek Milko 32 FRA 0 Tip Top MP32 Racing Team Yamaha +1 lap
22 Malin Valtteri 430 FIN 0 KTM Sarholz KTM +1 lap
23 Heidecke Angus 156 GER 0 KTM Sarholz KTM +1 lap
24 Hutchinson James 211 GBR 0 Wildcard Rider KTM +1 lap
25 Valentin Ander 920 SPA 0 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +1 lap
26 Dewulf Jeffrey 212 BEL 0 KMP-Honda Repsol Racing Honda +1 lap
27 Ullrich Dennis 149 GER 0 KTM Sarholz KTM +1 lap
28 Yamamoto Kei 400 JPN 0 Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor Honda +1 lap
29 Gercar Klemen 62 SLO 0 Wildcard Rider Husqvarna +6 laps
30 Ivanovs Davis 600 LAT 0 Wildcard Rider Yamaha +11 laps
31 Townley Ben 8 NZL 0 Team Suzuki World MXGP Suzuki +11 laps
32 Lupino Alessandro 77 ITA 0 Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor Honda +14 laps
33 Nicholls Jake 45 GBR 0 Hitachi Construction Machinery Revo KTM Husqvarna +14 laps
34 Macuks Toms 50 LAT 0 Gebben V Venrooy Kawasaki Kawasaki +15 laps
35 Bengtsson Filip 11 SWE 0 Castrol Power1 Suzuki Moto-Base Suzuki +16 laps
36 Banks-Browne Elliott 44 GBR 0 Wildcard Rider Yamaha +16 laps
Location Information

Eurocircuit, Valkenswaard, The Netherlands - View in Google Maps