Gautier Paulin finished the qualifying race for the MXGP of the Netherlands in eighth place today, climbing his way from 11th at the start on Assen’s soft sand.
The track was made particularly tricky by the soft nature of the sand, which soon became rutted, as well as being remarkably slippery, and caught many riders out. Consequently, overtaking was tough and a multitude of crashes throughout the field brought out yellow flags which also interrupted the flow.
Evgeny Bobryshev was one of those riders to get caught out, suffering two crashes that demoted the Russian from 10th to 19th. As he started to climb his way through the field, his progress was halted as he pitted to allow the team to investigate what he thought was possibly crash-related damage.
|1||Cairoli Antonio||222||ITA||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||24:04.630|
|2||Coldenhoff Glenn||259||NDL||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||+14.120|
|3||Desalle Clement||25||BEL||Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing||Kawasaki||+14.777|
|4||Van Horebeek Jeremy||89||BEL||Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team||Yamaha||+22.430|
|5||Tixier Jordi||911||FRA||Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing||Kawasaki||+30.784|
|6||Leok Tanel||7||EST||Wildcard Rider||KTM||+34.839|
|7||Gajser Tim||243||SLO||Honda Gariboldi||Honda||+35.474|
|8||Paulin Gautier||21||FRA||Team HRC - MXGP||Honda||+42.625|
|9||Simpson Shaun||24||GBR||Wilvo Virus Performance KTM||KTM||+44.463|
|10||Butron Jose||17||SPA||Marchetti Racing Team KTM||KTM||+52.965|
|11||Strijbos Kevin||22||BEL||Team Suzuki World MXGP||Suzuki||+54.819|
|12||Goncalves Rui||999||POR||NewHolland 8biano Massignani Husqvarna||Husqvarna||+1:04.455|
|13||Nagl Max||12||GER||Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing||Husqvarna||+1:05.025|
|14||Graulus Damon||71||BEL||24MX Lucas Oil Honda||Honda||+1:08.025|
|15||Satink Rick||941||NDL||Wildcard Rider||Husqvarna||+1:12.638|
|16||Guillod Valentin||92||SWI||Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team||Yamaha||+1:14.450|
|17||Lupino Alessandro||77||ITA||Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor||Honda||+1:14.523|
|18||Kullas Harri||151||FIN||KTM Sarholz||KTM||+1:16.903|
|19||Searle Tommy||100||GBR||Monster Energy DRT Kawasaki||Kawasaki||+1:39.532|
|20||Wouts Kevin||185||BEL||Wildcard Rider||KTM||+2:10.410|