Tim Gajser #243 and Evgeny Bobryshev #777 of team HRC MXGP had a disastrous day today in Assen aboard their CRF450RW’s at the MXGP of the Netherlands.

Gajser’s day initially started off well when he got the fastest time in warm up and then initially ran third in the first race. He looked set to take third overall when towards the end of the race he made a mistake in a wave section of the track, going over the bars and causing his bike to land on him. Much to his disappointment, after examination by the MXGP medical team and the HRC physio, it was decided that he was not to line up for the second race.

Bobryshev also had a bad day at the office. A solid start in the first race was wasted in the second lap when he fell and was immediately outside the top ten. He managed to fight back through the slippery sand despite crashing again, to take seventh. When it came to the second race, it started badly early on with a crash and then a series of crashes followed meaning Bobryshev was only able to salvage 14th place.

Next week the MXGP series heads to Pays de Montbéliard for the final round of the 2017 championship.

 

Tim Gajser 243

Today has been a really bad day. This weekend and today started off well for me and then it just all went downhill from there. I had a good time in warm up and I was running really well at the start of the first race. Then, I made a mistake and the bike landed on me. I got checked out by the medical staff and after that, they and the team decided that I should not ride the second race. It is a reflection of how this season has gone for me and I am really disappointed that I was unable to race but that is how it goes.

Evgeny Bobryshev 777

I wasn’t consistent today, I had a good start in the first race and I fell in the second lap so I went from being in fifth place to out of the top 10. During the rest of the race I managed to fight back to seventh place. I had good speed I was just making too many mistakes
The track was so difficult and then in the second race I ended up going upside down as Glenn Coldenhoff touch my bars which took both of us out and the next thing you knew I was laying in the sand. There was a big gap as the pack had pulled away, I was dead last and ended up coming back to 14th. It has been a disaster here for me today.

Roger Harvey

HRC General Manager - MXGP

To sum up the day here at Assen, it is safe to say it has been a total disaster. It started off well as Tim was fastest this morning in warm up, and had a good start in race one. This enabled him to run at the front for a while until he was hunted down dropping to third. He was riding well, and was very comfortable and relaxed. This all changed when he sat a little too far forward over a wave section, clipping the back wheel and dropping the front wheel into wet heavy sand causing the bike to flip straight onto him. Although we hope there are no injuries, he has suffered trauma to the abdomen, so after investigation from both the medical team and by our own physio, it was decided that unfortunately he would not race the second race.
Bobby had a good start off the gate in race one but a crash early on dropped him back. This was the story of the second race for Bobby too. In the second corner off the start, he went down with Glenn Coldenhoff and although he got going, he went down again a few more times in the deep ruts in his efforts to come back through the pack. It was just a series of crashes for Bobby which is how he ended up with his overall result of 14th position.

MXGP 2017
Race Round 18   Netherlands

Race 1

Sunny/Dry
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Herlings Jeffrey 84 NDL 25 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 34:21.318
2 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 22 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +1.010
3 Anstie Max 99 GBR 20 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:11.012
4 Febvre Romain 461 FRA 18 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +1:11.079
5 Strijbos Kevin 22 BEL 16 Team Suzuki World MXGP Suzuki +1:19.644
6 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL 15 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +1:23.810
7 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS 14 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +1:42.530
8 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA 13 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:49.273
9 Leok Tanel 7 EST 12 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna - 1 lap
10 Nagl Max 12 GER 11 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna - 1 lap
11 Simpson Shaun 24 GBR 10 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Yamaha - 1 lap
12 Bengtsson Filip 664 SWE 9 Wildcard Rider KTM - 1 lap
13 Kullas Harri 151 FIN 8 Wildcard Rider Husqvarna - 1 lap
14 Searle Tommy 100 GBR 7 Monster Energy DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki - 1 lap
15 Goncalves Rui 999 POR 6 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna - 1 lap
16 Lupino Alessandro 77 ITA 5 Team Honda Red Moto Honda - 1 lap
17 Graulus Damon 71 BEL 4 24MX Lucas Oil Honda Honda - 1 lap
18 Van der Mierden Sven 494 NDL 3 Wildcard Rider Husqvarna - 1 lap
19 Delince Jeremy 926 BEL 2 KMP-Honda Repsol Racing Honda - 1 lap
20 Irt Jernej 49 SLO 1 Husqvarna Maurer-gep Racing Team Husqvarna - 1 lap
MXGP 2017
Race Round 18   Netherlands

Race 2

Sunny/Dry
Humidity
66%
Air Temp
18°C
Track Cond
Soft/Sand
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Herlings Jeffrey 84 NDL 25 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 34:14.288
2 Nagl Max 12 GER 22 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +34.469
3 Febvre Romain 461 FRA 20 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +37.266
4 Anstie Max 99 GBR 18 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +42.378
5 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 16 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +44.058
6 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 15 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +45.593
7 Strijbos Kevin 22 BEL 14 Team Suzuki World MXGP Suzuki +1:06.082
8 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA 13 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:17.173
9 Leok Tanel 7 EST 12 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna +1:39.157
10 Kullas Harri 151 FIN 11 Wildcard Rider Husqvarna +1:39.316
11 Bengtsson Filip 664 SWE 10 Wildcard Rider KTM 1:42.989
12 Lupino Alessandro 77 ITA 9 Team Honda Red Moto Honda - 1 lap
13 Simpson Shaun 24 GBR 8 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Yamaha - 1 lap
14 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS 7 Team HRC - MXGP Honda - 1 lap
15 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL 6 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM - 1 lap
16 Goncalves Rui 999 POR 5 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna - 1 lap
17 Potisek Milko 32 FRA 4 Wildcard Rider Yamaha - 1 lap
18 Graulus Damon 71 BEL 3 24MX Lucas Oil Honda Honda - 1 lap
19 Delince Jeremy 926 BEL 2 KMP-Honda Repsol Racing Honda - 1 lap
20 Van der Mierden Sven 494 NDL 1 Wildcard Rider Husqvarna - 1 lap
Location Information

Assen, The Netherlands - View in Google Maps