Team HRC MXGP riders Tim Gajser and Evgeny Bobryshev faced a challenging morning as they steered their Honda CRF450RW’s through the thickening mud in Pangkal Pinang Indonesia.

With heavy rain overnight it was clear on arrival that the torrential weather had been detrimental to the track. Within the first few minutes of free practice the track was proving to be more challenging then anyone anticipated. With yellow flags adorning almost every corner and taking everything into consideration Youthstream made the executive decision to use free practice as qualifying times to prevent any further deconstruction.

Both riders a little disappointed that their practice time is not a true reflection on where they should have qualified, leaving it all to race for tomorrow.

The first MXGP race should start tomorrow at 13:15 (local time) providing the weather holds out overnight.


Tim Gajser 243

The track here is very muddy but with all the rain they are having, I am not surprised. It is difficult riding conditions and the jumps are very soft so you sink into the take-off. They also have very deep ruts all over the track which are hard to ride in. It is a shame I couldn’t race this afternoon in qualifying as I just started to feel better on the track towards the end of free practise. Hopefully we will have no more rain and this will help with the race tomorrow.

Evgeny Bobryshev 777

The track is tough; the mud is soft and very sticky. I didn’t feel I was riding completely at my best out there as I was getting a feel for the track. We are heading into the race with times from practise, so this is not the best time for me as I didn't put a fast lap in as I would have done in qualifying. If they do some work on the track overnight and we have no more heavy rain then it will be a lot better to race in tomorrow.
There are a lot of local fans here that have come to watch so hopefully they will be able to see some good racing tomorrow

Roger Harvey

HRC General Manager - MXGP

It is safe to say that it certainly was a difficult day in the office today . Conditions dictated by the weather overnight made the track deteriorate very quickly. It was very difficult for any of the riders to get a decent lap in which due to the change of schedule meant the times have come from their free practise which is quite an unusual circumstance. We go into tomorrow not the best of start positions but its the same for everyone and hopefully we don't get much rain for tonight and tomorrow morning and conditions will be reasonable.

MXGP 2017
Qualifying Round 2   Indonesia

Results Session

Air Temp
Track Cond
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Simpson Shaun 24 GBR Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Yamaha 2:39.774
2 Herlings Jeffrey 84 NDL Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +1.115
3 Febvre Romain 461 FRA Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +2.326
4 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +3.956
5 Strijbos Kevin 22 BEL Team Suzuki World MXGP Suzuki +4.134
6 Jasikonis Arminas 27 LTU Team Suzuki World MXGP Suzuki +4.490
7 Guillod Valentin 92 SWI Team Honda Red Moto Honda +4.702
8 Lupino Alessandro 77 ITA Team Honda Red Moto Honda +5.304
9 Tonus Arnaud 4 SWI Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Yamaha +5.494
10 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +5.906
11 Nicholls Jake 45 GBR Hitachi Construction Machinery KTM UK KTM +6.406
12 Nagl Max 12 GER Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +6.990
13 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +7.884
14 Gajser Tim 243 SLO Team HRC - MXGP Honda +8.700
15 Anstie Max 99 GBR Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +8.753
16 Desalle Clement 25 BEL Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +11.437
17 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS Team HRC - MXGP Honda +13.243
18 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +13.315
19 Leok Tanel 7 EST Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna +13.975
20 Tixier Jordi 911 FRA Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +16.581
Location Information

Pangkal Pinang, Pangkal Pinang City, Bangka Belitung Islands, Indonesia - View in Google Maps