Evgeny Bobryshev finished the qualifying race for the MXGP of The Netherlands in sixth position today at a sunny but cold Valkenswaard track.

With Max Nagl sidelined by injury, Bobryshev is Team HRC’s sole rider this weekend aboard the CRF450RW and the Russian star, who is continuing to recover from injuries of his own this season, started the weekend in strong fashion.

During the morning’s free practice, Bobby was fastest as he took well to the first sand track of the season. After losing a few places at the start of the qualifying race, a strong and aggressive first few corners saw him back into fifth. After trading places with Clement Desalle at the mid-way point, he ultimately had to settle for sixth.

The gates drop for the opening MXGP race tomorrow 1415hrs local time, with race two following at 1710hrs. The weather today was clear but cold, and more of the same is expected tomorrow.

Evgeny Bobryshev 777

"Sixth place was good and for the starting position is perfect, but with my riding I wasn’t happy today because I could not find myself on the track. I had the lines, but I just could not carry the speed and I was fighting with myself. Free practice this morning was better and we were fastest. I didn’t get out of the gate well, but then the first two corners were good. The best about today!

"I really like this track. It’s my kind of track and I always have good speed here, so we make some adjustments tonight and hope we can be consistent tomorrow. I will think tonight and come back with a clear mind tomorrow. I’m not really happy with today, but you know, Saturday has a meaning for gate position, but the race is tomorrow."

Roger Harvey

HRC General Manager - MXGP

"This track’s pretty demanding with the sand and it’s quite hard underneath which is actually making it pretty slippery. It’s getting rougher and rougher as we go through the weekend, which is actually ok as it should suit us and Bobby quite well as he handles the sand very well. It was not a good start from him – actually I was surprised by how much time he lost, but then after two corners he was fifth so he obviously managed the first two corners really well. Then he settled into a reasonable pace, but then just lost a little time at the end.

What we have to remember though is what he’s been through earlier in the season with the ankle and the back, and we’re still getting the effects of that. The injuries themselves probably won’t be affecting his riding so much now as they’ve had more time to heal, but the lasting result is the effect on fitness. It’s the bike time that he’s missed – not race time but the time in the week that he’s missed. But sixth today is not so bad. We’ll analyse the data overnight, see what it says and go from there into tomorrow."

MXGP 2014
Qualifying Round 6   Netherlands

Results Session

Overcast
Air Temp
12°C
Track Cond
Sand
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 24:47.567
2 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha +9.375
3 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +11.446
4 Strijbos Kevin 22 BEL Rockstar Energy Suzuki World Suzuki +14.663
5 Desalle Clement 25 BEL Rockstar Energy Suzuki World Suzuki +37.726
6 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS Team HRC - MXGP Honda +43.907
7 Rattray Tyla 28 RSA Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +46.394
8 Roelants Joel 34 BEL J-Race Racing Honda +48.898
9 Frossard Steven 183 FRA Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +53.139
10 Leok Tanel 3 EST TM Ricci Racing TM +1:04.094
11 De Reuver Marc 14 NDL Team HRC - MXGP Honda +1:09.185
12 Simpson Shaun 24 GBR Hitachi Construction Machinery KTM UK KTM +1:12.696
13 Boog Xavier 121 FRA 24MX Lucas Oil Honda Honda +1:13.244
14 Nicholls Jake 45 GBR Wilvo Forkrent KTM KTM +1:16.805
15 Karro Matiss 91 LAT Wilvo Forkrent KTM KTM +1:22.751
16 Guarneri Davide 39 ITA TM Ricci Racing TM +1:26.289
17 Philippaerts David 19 ITA DP19 Racing Yamaha +1:27.020
18 Bengtsson Filip 664 SWE Wildcard Rider KTM +1:28.737
19 Rauchenecker Pascal 281 AUT Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:40.940
20 Getteman Jens 51 BEL 24MX Lucas Oil Honda Honda +1:43.017
21 Ullrich Dennis 149 GER KTM Sarholz KTM +1:49.221
22 Goncalves Rui 999 POR Bike It Yamaha Cosworth Yamaha +2:33.797
23 De Dycker Ken 9 BEL Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +1 lap
24 Brakke Herjan 61 NDL CLS Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki +1 lap
25 Justs Augusts 95 LAT Latvia Husqvarna Racing Husqvarna +1 lap
26 Searle Tommy 100 GBR CLS Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki +1 lap
27 Gercar Klemen 62 SLO Honda Jtech Honda +1 lap
28 Potisek Milko 32 FRA 2B Yamaha Yamaha +4 laps
Location Information

Eurocircuit, Valkenswaard, The Netherlands - View in Google Maps