Team HRC’s Evgeny Bobryshev took his second podium of the season in Germany today with a stunning performance to take third overall, and he stood alongside fellow HRC rider Tim Gajser of the Honda Gariboldi Racing squad for the second double-HRC podium of the season.

Bobby came home eighth in race one, still nursing a shoulder that’s less than 100 per cent, but dug extraordinarily deep in race two. Starting well, he quickly found himself into second in moto two, and attacking Antonio Cairoli for the lead. Towards the end of the race a resurgent Romain Febvre was closing Bobby down, and the last four laps were intense – the duo split by less than one second.

Meanwhile, Max Nagl and Jeremy van Horebeek crashed out, and Gajser also saw himself demoted from third to ninth with a crash, meaning the overall order was changing minute-by-minute.

Coming under intense pressure, Bobby threw everything he had at maintaining second place in the closing stages, his best result of the season and his best moto finish since Mantova last year. Staying ahead of Febvre by 0.6seconds meant that he took the #777 CRF450RW to the third step of the podium, equalling the overall result from the season-opener in Qatar.

Gajser’s second place in moto one and his fight back to fourth in race two put him second on the podium, but crucially sees him retake the red plate as the leader of the World Championship after seven rounds.

The result also means that Honda lead the Manufacturers’ Championship.

Evgeny Bobryshev 777

8th, 2nd 3rd overall

“You know I was almost sick in the last few laps because I was pushing so hard and riding through so much pain. My shoulder was so tired I couldn’t hold the bike properly, but I thought ‘I just have to give this all’. At the end of the race I didn’t know I finished third overall. I’m really pumped to be on the podium. After the crash in Latvia I’ve had no time on the bike, and especially as the track here in Germany is so tough, it’s an amazing feeling to be on the podium again. I wouldn’t do this without the team and the medical centre because again they’ve done such a great job with my shoulder. And also I want to say such a big thanks to the team and I’m so pleased for this podium for them after all the work they put in. At the start of the second race I saw I was in second and I though ‘great, I’m behind Toni so I’ll see how much I can hold’, but then I could stay there. Febvre was pushing so hard behind at the end, so I’m so happy to take second in race two, and to give HRC a double podium with Tim.”

Roger Harvey

HRC General Manager - MXGP

“It’s fantastic to see Bobby on the podium again, but this weekend is even better as we didn’t expect this result after his injury in Latvia, and we have the bonuses of leading the Manufacturers’ title, leading the World Championship standings with Tim, and our second double-podium of the season. Both teams, Team HRC and Honda Gariboldi, are working so hard and it shows because we can see that Honda is firmly at the front of MXGP this season.”

MXGP 2016
Race Round 7   Germany

Race 1

Sunny
Air Temp
20°C
Track Cond
Hard
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 25 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 35:21.882
2 Gajser Tim 243 SLO 22 Honda Gariboldi Honda +4.991
3 Nagl Max 12 GER 20 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +12.252
4 Charlier Christophe 23 FRA 18 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +16.655
5 Strijbos Kevin 22 BEL 16 Team Suzuki World MXGP Suzuki +26.742
6 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 15 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +28.779
7 Townley Ben 8 NZL 14 Team Suzuki World MXGP Suzuki +42.598
8 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS 13 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +49.103
9 Simpson Shaun 24 GBR 12 Wilvo Virus Performance KTM KTM +51.085
10 Febvre Romain 461 FRA 11 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +1:01.916
11 Nicholls Jake 45 GBR 10 Hitachi Construction Machinery Revo KTM Husqvarna +1:13.434
12 Aranda Gregory 20 FRA 9 Wildcard Rider Yamaha +1:21.445
13 Searle Tommy 100 GBR 8 Monster Energy DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +1:24.774
14 Guillod Valentin 92 SWI 7 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha +1:27.269
15 Leok Tanel 7 EST 6 Wildcard Rider KTM +1:28.356
16 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL 5 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +1:28.407
17 Potisek Milko 32 FRA 4 Tip Top MP32 Racing Team Yamaha +1:48.776
18 Butron Jose 17 SPA 3 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM -1 lap
19 Lupino Alessandro 77 ITA 2 Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor Honda -1 lap
20 Lenoir Steven 685 FRA 1 24MX Lucas Oil Honda Honda -1 lap
MXGP 2016
Race Round 7   Germany

Race 2

Sunny
Air Temp
20°C
Track Cond
Hard
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 25 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 33:52.905
2 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS 22 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +2.783
3 Febvre Romain 461 FRA 20 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +3.349
4 Gajser Tim 243 SLO 18 Honda Gariboldi Honda +19.696
5 Guillod Valentin 92 SWI 16 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha +22.314
6 Nagl Max 12 GER 15 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +25.657
7 Townley Ben 8 NZL 14 Team Suzuki World MXGP Suzuki +29.384
8 Simpson Shaun 24 GBR 13 Wilvo Virus Performance KTM KTM +31.077
9 Searle Tommy 100 GBR 12 Monster Energy DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +33.268
10 Strijbos Kevin 22 BEL 11 Team Suzuki World MXGP Suzuki +44.820
11 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL 10 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +1:03.911
12 Nicholls Jake 45 GBR 9 Hitachi Construction Machinery Revo KTM Husqvarna +1:12.102
13 Charlier Christophe 23 FRA 8 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:15.457
14 Butron Jose 17 SPA 7 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +1:17.383
15 Leok Tanel 7 EST 6 Wildcard Rider KTM +1:18.077
16 Potisek Milko 32 FRA 5 Tip Top MP32 Racing Team Yamaha +1:33.947
17 Yamamoto Kei 400 JPN 4 Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor Honda +1:38.278
18 Jasikonis Arminas 177 LTU 3 Wildcard Rider Kawasaki +1:46.502
19 Heidecke Angus 156 GER 2 KTM Sarholz KTM +1:50.935
20 Ullrich Dennis 149 GER 1 KTM Sarholz KTM +1:54.026
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