After yesterday’s performance that saw Max Nagl take victory in the qualifying race at the Sevlievo track, today proved frustratingly disappointing for Team HRC.

Max was firmly within the top five after the start of each of the two races on his CRF450RW, sitting as high as third after the second start, and his confident qualifying form was very much evident. However, across both races he was involved in the accidents of others on four separate occasions.

As a result, he was forced to fight back from last in race one to finish tenth, and crossed the line tenth again in race two.

Evgeny Bobryshev didn’t fair much better either, as although he rode to seventh overall in race one, he was forced to retire from race two after crash damage to his CRF450RW.

The morning’s weather brought sun and warm temperatures for the first race, but before the start of the second the rain came in a heavy downpour that lasted for the duration of the 14 laps, transforming the hard-pack dirt surface into a slippery and heavily rutted challenge.

Max Nagl 12

"I had a great Saturday and was feeling good all day, and because the track was deep ruts I liked it. I came into today with a good feeling, and although my first start wasn’t great I still managed to be fifth, but then first lap [Steven] Frossard crashed in front of me in a rut and I had nowhere to go and our bikes got stuck, and then I got stuck again behind another crash, but my riding was pretty good and I passed many people back to tenth. Then in the second race in the rain I made a better start and was third, but then in the first corner after the finish line there was a deep rut and Shaun Simpson crashed in front of me and again I had no chance to move out so again I got stuck until I was almost last. Then on the last lap another rider came way fast down the second hill and just cleaned me off the track. I’m happy I didn’t get hurt. It’s never happened four times in two races that you get stuck in someone’s crash but you can do nothing, just standing there waiting until the bikes are unstuck. A terrible day for us today. There’s not so much we can do about it because it’s not about the bike or me, it was just unlucky."

Evgeny Bobryshev 777

"Yesterday things were fine but still I was suffering with my back injury from Arco. In the first race I was too stiff with my back. I couldn’t have my balance on this type of track because of the deep ruts and long corners where you have to use your body a lot. Unfortunately I lost sixth position in the last lap because I was stiff and made some stupid mistakes. The second race was worse because on the first lap somebody jumped into my back and then I crash and my throttle got a bit stuck from the mud. I could still use it, but then one moment it was too stuck and I couldn’t bring it back so I jumped too far and then crashed again. My throttle was then completely broken so I have to pull out. It’s really bad for me, but I hope these next two weeks my pain gets better. I will work hard to come back in Valkenswaard in good shape with no pain."

Junji Miyazaki

Team HRC Technical Director - MXGP

"Yesterday was a good day but today we were very unlucky with accidents for both riders. The starts were pretty good but the problem is that around 5th or 6th place in the opening laps is a dangerous position for crashes, so we must work harder to improve position in the opening laps. Max never gave up though and took some good points, and there were no injuries so now we can move our focus to next GP at Valkenswaard."

Roger Harvey

HRC General Manager - MXGP

"A difficult, difficult weekend. Max’s win in qualifying yesterday was good and we expected that to run into today. When you have someone crash in front of you though there’s nothing you can do. Max just got tangled up with riders several times and then got taken out on the last lap of race two, which really just capped the day off. The rain came for the second race and the conditions caught a lot of people out. Bobby went down very early on. He just lost it in the slippery conditions like a lot of riders did, and then had to pit with damage to the bike. Really, the only positives are that the pace was there yesterday and we’ve shown that we can do it, and that the riders weren’t injured. We’ve just got to go away and learn what we can from it and come back next time."

MXGP 2014
Race Round 5   Bulgaria

Results Session 1

Sunny
Air Temp
20°C
Track Cond
Hard Pack
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA 25 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki 35:19.641
2 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 22 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +8.802
3 Strijbos Kevin 22 BEL 20 Rockstar Energy Suzuki World Suzuki +16.115
4 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 18 Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha +30.343
5 Desalle Clement 25 BEL 16 Rockstar Energy Suzuki World Suzuki +1:01.766
6 Boog Xavier 121 FRA 15 24MX Lucas Oil Honda Honda +1:09.534
7 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS 14 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +1:12.698
8 Rattray Tyla 28 RSA 13 Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:24.429
9 Frossard Steven 183 FRA 12 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +1:27.782
10 Nagl Max 12 GER 11 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +1:35.667
11 Philippaerts David 19 ITA 10 DP19 Racing Yamaha +1:42.099
12 Simpson Shaun 24 GBR 9 Hitachi Construction Machinery KTM UK KTM +1:43.775
13 Goncalves Rui 999 POR 8 Bike It Yamaha Cosworth Yamaha +1:47.680
14 Karro Matiss 91 LAT 7 Wilvo Forkrent KTM KTM +1:49.637
15 Guarneri Davide 39 ITA 6 TM Ricci Racing TM +1:56.125
16 Waters Todd 47 AUS 5 Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:56.439
17 Nicholls Jake 45 GBR 4 Wilvo Forkrent KTM KTM +1:56.509
18 Leok Tanel 3 EST 3 TM Ricci Racing TM +2:01.398
19 Ullrich Dennis 149 GER 2 KTM Sarholz KTM +2:06.934
20 Brakke Herjan 61 NDL 1 CLS Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki +1 lap
21 Gercar Klemen 62 SLO 0 Honda Jtech Honda +1 lap
22 Justs Augusts 95 LAT 0 Latvia Husqvarna Racing Husqvarna +1 lap
23 Roelants Joel 34 BEL 0 J-Race Racing Honda +8 laps
MXGP 2014
Race Round 5   Bulgaria

Results Session 2

Wet
Air Temp
13°C
Track Cond
Hard Pack
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 25 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 35:40.651
2 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 22 Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha +3.570
3 Desalle Clement 25 BEL 20 Rockstar Energy Suzuki World Suzuki +10.551
4 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA 18 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +41.981
5 Strijbos Kevin 22 BEL 16 Rockstar Energy Suzuki World Suzuki +44.961
6 Rattray Tyla 28 RSA 15 Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:16.440
7 Simpson Shaun 24 GBR 14 Hitachi Construction Machinery KTM UK KTM +1:22.728
8 Waters Todd 47 AUS 13 Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:26.334
9 Goncalves Rui 999 POR 12 Bike It Yamaha Cosworth Yamaha +1:27.951
10 Nagl Max 12 GER 11 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +1:38.708
11 Boog Xavier 121 FRA 10 24MX Lucas Oil Honda Honda +1:39.448
12 Philippaerts David 19 ITA 9 DP19 Racing Yamaha +2:09.354
13 Leok Tanel 3 EST 8 TM Ricci Racing TM +2:13.120
14 Roelants Joel 34 BEL 7 J-Race Racing Honda +2:19.815
15 Nicholls Jake 45 GBR 6 Wilvo Forkrent KTM KTM +2:24.433
16 Gercar Klemen 62 SLO 5 Honda Jtech Honda +1 lap
17 Karro Matiss 91 LAT 4 Wilvo Forkrent KTM KTM +1 lap
18 Ullrich Dennis 149 GER 3 KTM Sarholz KTM +1 lap
19 Guarneri Davide 39 ITA 2 TM Ricci Racing TM +1 lap
20 Brakke Herjan 61 NDL 1 CLS Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki +2 laps
21 Frossard Steven 183 FRA 0 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +6 laps
22 Justs Augusts 95 LAT 0 Latvia Husqvarna Racing Husqvarna +12 laps
23 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS 0 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +13 laps
Location Information

44, 5401 Sevlievo, Bulgaria - View in Google Maps