It was a tough weekend for the Team HRC pairing of Gautier Paulin and Evgeny Bobryshev at the MXGP of Sweden, who despite some strong showings finished ninth and thirteenth overall.

It’s a disappointing result, made more so by the pair’s qualifying promise yesterday and after Bobby’s pace in race one which brought a high before heartbreak for the Russian. With a strong start he got himself into second and then settled into a rhythm, chasing race-leader Romain Febvre as the two ran away from the rest of the field. Just as a comfortable-looking Bobby seemed to be setting up a trip to the podium, halfway through a small and innocuous crash damaged the clutch lever and left him without a clutch, forcing him to retire.

In that same race, Gautier found himself in seventh from the start, but as the race progressed and he pushed his way forwards, he crossed the line in fifth. As the day’s running progressed, the track got rougher and ever-more challenging and a single line emerged, making opportunities few and far between and treacherous.

This meant that in race two, the positions in which riders started was pretty much where they finished. That was true for Bobby who got away from the line in tenth and took the chequered flag in eighth. Paulin started ninth and was running eighth before a small crash demoted him to 14th, and the Frenchman took the flag in tenth position.

Roger Harvey

HRC General Manager - MXGP

“It’s been a tough weekend here in Sweden and we know that our pace is much better than these results suggest. Track conditions were tricky, but that was the same challenge for everyone so we need to learn from this weekend and move on from it.”

Gautier Paulin 21

5th, 10th 9th overall

“In the races today, the place you start was the place you finish, pretty much, with just one or two passes. Otherwise you have to take too much risk to do something more and we can see all the crashes there have been today. I crashed once in the first moto and twice in the second which is way too much but on this type of track it was just like on or off – I didn’t even know and I was on the ground. Now we keep putting in the work and go to Latvia for a better weekend.”

Evgeny Bobryshev 777

DNF, 8th 13th overall

“To be honest, today has not been a positive day. The track was really bad condition by the end and with so many bumps and ruts, it becomes quite dangerous for the riders. For me the first race was a shame because I was in second after a good start, but then I lost control and damaged the clutch lever so had to stop. In the second race I could close up, but I just stayed in the same place where I started because there was no line or place to pass.”

MXGP 2015
Race Round 11   Sweden

Race one

Sunny
Air Temp
28°C
Track Cond
Hard pack
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Febvre Romain 461 FRA 25 Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 34:28.955
2 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 22 Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha +14.107
3 Simpson Shaun 24 GBR 20 Hitachi Construction Machinery Revo KTM KTM +18.097
4 Waters Todd 47 AUS 18 Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +18.528
5 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA 16 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +20.159
6 Ferris Dean 111 AUS 15 Wilvo Nestaan Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +25.268
7 Philippaerts David 19 ITA 14 DP19 Racing Yamaha +31.278
8 Strijbos Kevin 22 BEL 13 Rockstar Energy Suzuki World MXGP Suzuki +32.398
9 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL 12 Team Suzuki Europe Motocross Suzuki +35.198
10 Charlier Christophe 23 FRA 11 24MX Lucas Oil Honda Honda +43.540
11 Watson Ben 919 GBR 10 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha +49.268
12 Rattray Tyla 28 RSA 9 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +58.359
13 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 8 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +1:07.124
14 Butron Jose 17 SPA 7 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +1:10.338
15 Lupino Alessandro 77 ITA 6 Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor Honda +1:11.107
16 Bengtsson Filip 11 SWE 5 24MX Lucas Oil Honda Honda +1:17.007
17 Jonsson Jesper 147 SWE 4 Wildcard Rider Husqvarna +1:17.253
18 Ullrich Dennis 149 GER 3 Castrol Power1 Suzuki Moto-Base Suzuki +1:24.103
19 Ivanovs Davis 600 LAT 2 Wildcard Rider Kawasaki +1:25.494
20 Heidecke Angus 156 GER 1 Wildcard Rider KTM +1:27.613
MXGP 2015
Race Round 11   Sweden

Race two

Sunny
Air Temp
28°C
Track Cond
Hard pack
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Febvre Romain 461 FRA 25 Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 35:12.538
2 Strijbos Kevin 22 BEL 22 Rockstar Energy Suzuki World MXGP Suzuki +1.295
3 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 20 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +31.708
4 Ferris Dean 111 AUS 18 Wilvo Nestaan Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +33.610
5 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 16 Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha +40.109
6 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL 15 Team Suzuki Europe Motocross Suzuki +42.819
7 Waters Todd 47 AUS 14 Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +45.235
8 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS 13 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +48.698
9 Philippaerts David 19 ITA 12 DP19 Racing Yamaha +1:01.555
10 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA 11 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +1:01.775
11 Simpson Shaun 24 GBR 10 Hitachi Construction Machinery Revo KTM KTM +1:15.115
12 Rattray Tyla 28 RSA 9 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +1:24.928
13 Watson Ben 919 GBR 8 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha +1:29.212
14 Lupino Alessandro 77 ITA 7 Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor Honda +1:35.945
15 Nicholls Jake 45 GBR 6 Wilvo Forkrent KTM KTM +1:41.088
16 Butron Jose 17 SPA 5 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +1:53.463
17 Heidecke Angus 156 GER 4 Wildcard Rider KTM -1 lap
18 Ivanovs Davis 600 LAT 3 Wildcard Rider Kawasaki +7.531
19 Bengtsson Filip 11 SWE 2 24MX Lucas Oil Honda Honda +12.680
20 Yamamoto Kei 400 JPN 1 Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor Honda +17.085
Location Information

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