It was a day of mixed emotions for Team HRC in Thailand today as the true performances of Gautier Paulin and Evgeny Bobryshev were hampered by crashes that meant the pairing had to fight their way through the field in both races.

The races today were run in very tough conditions as the temperature reached 38 degrees Celsius, leading the organisers to cut the second race duration by five minutes.

For Paulin, it was a case of making some fantastic passes after suffering crashes in both races. After fighting in the top three in race one, the Frenchman crossed the line in 7th, but had a mountain to climb in race two. A crash on the opening lap put him down in 25th, from where he commenced an impressive fight back on a track that proved remarkably difficult to pass on to cross the line in sixth, for sixth overall in the Grand Prix.

Bobby also fought back from a bad gate pick after a crash in qualifying yesterday to finish tenth in the first race and 12th in the second, having been running in eighth until the closing minutes. It was another solid day for Bobby as he continues to build his race seat time having missed the last half of the 2014 season through injury.

Roger Harvey

HRC General Manager - MXGP

“The performance potential wasn’t realised today. Gautier, because he didn’t make absolutely clean starts, was in the traffic and suffered for that twice, in both races. That lost him a lot of places so he played catch-up all day really. Historically Bobby hasn’t been mega in these sorts of conditions, but we’ve seen a good improvement here which is good to see. We've seen an improvement in his riding too. He’s getting more confident and feeling better on the bike so that’s very important. From our side, we’re still in there as it’s a long season and you’re going to get days like this.”

Junji Miyazaki

Team HRC Technical Director - MXGP

“Today was not so bad for us. In the race, Gautier made some small mistakes but rode very well to make a good recovery when it was difficult to overtake. The results overall are not as good as we want, but the season is long and we can take some strong positives from the weekend. Bobby rode two good races too. He’s had half a year with no racing, and in Qatar last weekend and Thailand this weekend he’s been riding hard, especially coming through the field from a bad gate pick. These were very tough conditions, but he’s continuing to build strongly now that he’s back in the GPs.”

Gautier Paulin 21

7th, 6th 6th overall

“I have two comments from today: I’m really sad because of my crash, but I’m really happy because of my riding. I think I’m the only one who was doing so many big passes.

“In the second moto I crashed on the third corner but it wasn’t my fault as I got hit by another rider. I was on the ground and another rider rode over me but I managed to get back to sixth, with a shorter moto. I think I would have been fourth with my pace.

“In the first moto, I had two crashes. I landed on Rattray when he changed line and I was already in the air, and the second was my fault. But I’m happy with my riding after the crashes; with the way I was riding to get back and the lines I was choosing to make these passes. On paper it’s not bad, but we’re just looking forward to the next GP now.”

Evgeny Bobryshev 777

10th, 12th 11th overall

“You know, today was a really really tough day for everyone here because of the heat and the track. When you have lots of work to do in this heat, it’s very difficult. For me, I had a crash yesterday so I had a bad gate pick but I managed to come through. That’s really difficult in the beginning because you have really to fight and concentrate a lot and you use a lot of energy.

“I was for a while off the bike and not racing last year and I feel at the moment like I’ve missed six months of riding. Before the season started I was looking at it like I will come back and be at the front because the training was going well, but racing is a completely different story so it’s taking time. At the moment we need to build it up. The team understand it and are really helping and supporting me, and overall I’m really happy with the bike. My goal this weekend was for more solid points because the season is long and we’re continuing to rebuild, so I’m really looking forward to the next GP to keep this going.”

MXGP 2015
Race Round 2   Nakhonchaisri

Race one

Sunny
Air Temp
38°C
Track Cond
Loose
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Villopoto Ryan 2 USA 25 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki 34:09.149
2 Desalle Clement 25 BEL 22 Rockstar Energy Suzuki World MXGP Suzuki +10.536
3 Febvre Romain 461 FRA 20 Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha +23.931
4 Nagl Max 12 GER 18 Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +28.213
5 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 16 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +34.893
6 Strijbos Kevin 22 BEL 15 Rockstar Energy Suzuki World MXGP Suzuki +40.874
7 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA 14 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +49.471
8 Rattray Tyla 28 RSA 13 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +1:08.958
9 Waters Todd 47 AUS 12 Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:20.819
10 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS 11 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +1:40.905
11 Simpson Shaun 24 GBR 10 Hitachi Construction Machinery Revo KTM KTM +1:47.533
12 Philippaerts David 19 ITA 9 DP19 Racing Yamaha -1 lap
13 Butron Jose 17 SPA 8 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM -1 lap
14 Goncalves Rui 999 POR 7 MX Racing Team Husqvarna -1 lap
15 Guarneri Davide 39 ITA 6 TM Racing Factory Team TM -1 lap
16 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL 5 Team Suzuki Europe Motocross Suzuki -1 lap
17 Coates Paul 177 GBR 4 JK Racing Yamaha Active Yamaha -1 lap
18 Yamamoto Kei 400 JPN 3 Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor Honda -1 lap
19 Hoshino Yutaka 123 JPN 2 Wildcard Rider KTM -1 lap
20 Ferris Dean 111 AUS 1 Wilvo Nestaan Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna -2 laps
21 Lupino Alessandro 77 ITA 0 Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor Honda -2 laps
22 Romphan Chaiyan 31 THA 0 Wildcard Rider Yamaha -3 laps
23 Kamakura Daiki 191 JPN 0 Wildcard Rider Yamaha -3 laps
24 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 0 Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha -7 laps
25 De Dycker Ken 9 BEL 0 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM -10 laps
MXGP 2015
Race Round 2   Nakhonchaisri

Race two

Sunny
Air Temp
38°C
Track Cond
Loose
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 25 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 29:10.216
2 Desalle Clement 25 BEL 22 Rockstar Energy Suzuki World MXGP Suzuki +9.756
3 Villopoto Ryan 2 USA 20 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +22.788
4 Febvre Romain 461 FRA 18 Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha +51.327
5 Strijbos Kevin 22 BEL 16 Rockstar Energy Suzuki World MXGP Suzuki +59.278
6 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA 15 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +1:03.006
7 Waters Todd 47 AUS 14 Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:05.485
8 Rattray Tyla 28 RSA 13 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +1:16.036
9 Ferris Dean 111 AUS 12 Wilvo Nestaan Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:18.208
10 Philippaerts David 19 ITA 11 DP19 Racing Yamaha +1:19.321
11 Nagl Max 12 GER 10 Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:22.915
12 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS 9 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +1:28.771
13 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL 8 Team Suzuki Europe Motocross Suzuki +1:44.164
14 Simpson Shaun 24 GBR 7 Hitachi Construction Machinery Revo KTM KTM -1 lap
15 Frossard Steven 183 FRA 6 Wilvo Forkrent KTM KTM -1 lap
16 Guarneri Davide 39 ITA 5 TM Racing Factory Team TM -1 lap
17 Goncalves Rui 999 POR 4 MX Racing Team Husqvarna -1 lap
18 Coates Paul 177 GBR 3 JK Racing Yamaha Active Yamaha -1 lap
19 Yamamoto Kei 400 JPN 2 Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor Honda -1 lap
20 Bengtsson Filip 11 SWE 1 24MX Lucas Oil Honda Honda -1 lap
21 Hoshino Yutaka 123 JPN 0 Wildcard Rider KTM -1 lap
22 Lupino Alessandro 77 ITA 0 Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor Honda -1 lap
23 Romphan Chaiyan 31 THA 0 Wildcard Rider Yamaha -3 laps
24 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 0 Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha -5 laps
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