Team HRC’s Gautier Paulin and Evgeny Bobryshev finished today’s Grand Prix of Argentina in fifth and eighth places overall respectively, but the numbers don’t tell the whole story.

Light drizzle fell at the start of the opening race and for the opening few laps, but did little more than dampen the track. Bobryshev emerged strongly from turn one in third, and despite slipping to eighth at one point the resurgent Russian finished fifth – his best result since the Italian GP in June last year, just before the injury in the second race of that GP that ruled him out for the rest of the season.

Paulin emerged from the first few corners in 16th, then set about clawing his way back through the field. He climbed to sixth before a crash demoted him to 9th, but he fought back to sixth once again.

Race two started similarly, with Bobby in third and Paulin 16th, but whilst Gautier crossed the line seventh to claim fifth overall, lying fifth in the World Championship, a crash on lap one and the resultant finger injury ruled Bobby out of another strong finish as he had to claw his way back to tenth. Nevertheless, as he continues to re-find his form it’s his strongest showing since breaking his tibia and fibula mid-way through last season in Italy.

Roger Harvey

HRC General Manager - MXGP

“When you look at Bobby, he was running really well today with just a bit of his old sparkle coming back which was nice to see. That’s what our plan is for him; to rebuild his speed after last year’s injury, and he was riding nicely. He was strong at the starts and came out of the first corner in the top three or four each time, and fifth in race one was a good solid result for him. In the second race he got a bit tangled up and split his finger open unfortunately which slowed his progress, as again he was in the top four at that point.

“It’s not been the easiest of days for Gautier today. It’s a combination of things throughout the weekend, and if you put a whole structure together it works well, but he’s done the best job he could do today so it’s just a case of building upon that and putting him back on the podium again.”

Gautier Paulin 21

6th, 7th 5th Overall

“It’s been a difficult day, and I wasn’t able to get the starts I wanted so then was fighting in the midfield, but we come away from everything with fifth overall in the GP and we’re fifth in the championship and still fighting. Now we look to Italy and continue to work hard on the whole package.”

Evgeny Bobryshev 777

5th, 10th 8th Overall

“I feel like it's been another step this weekend with fifth in the first race and running third in the second race. The starts were good and I was feeling pretty good, but then in race two the crash put me back so I had to fight back again. The result is not what I want, but I’m pretty happy with my performance this weekend.”

MXGP 2015
Race Round 3   Argentina

Race one

Changeable
Air Temp
16°C
Track Cond
Loose
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Desalle Clement 25 BEL 25 Rockstar Energy Suzuki World MXGP Suzuki 34:34.509
2 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 22 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +10.650
3 Nagl Max 12 GER 20 Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +11.673
4 Villopoto Ryan 2 USA 18 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +20.097
5 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS 16 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +35.002
6 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA 15 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +42.023
7 Charlier Christophe 23 FRA 14 24MX Lucas Oil Honda Honda +43.303
8 Febvre Romain 461 FRA 13 Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha +47.287
9 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 12 Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha +51.740
10 Guarneri Davide 39 ITA 11 TM Racing Factory Team TM +53.389
11 Waters Todd 47 AUS 10 Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +57.392
12 De Dycker Ken 9 BEL 9 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +1:00.316
13 Frossard Steven 183 FRA 8 Wilvo Forkrent KTM KTM +1:01.595
14 Simpson Shaun 24 GBR 7 Hitachi Construction Machinery Revo KTM KTM +1:04.669
15 Watson Ben 919 GBR 6 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha +1:05.660
16 Rattray Tyla 28 RSA 5 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +1:26.607
17 Bengtsson Filip 11 SWE 4 24MX Lucas Oil Honda Honda +1:28.597
18 Butron Jose 17 SPA 3 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +1:29.719
19 Philippaerts David 19 ITA 2 DP19 Racing Yamaha +1:50.656
20 Ferris Dean 111 AUS 1 Wilvo Nestaan Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:57.047
21 Lupino Alessandro 77 ITA 0 Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor Honda -1 lap
22 Yamamoto Kei 400 JPN 0 Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor Honda -1 lap
MXGP 2015
Race Round 3   Argentina

Race two

Overcast
Air Temp
14°C
Track Cond
Loose
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Nagl Max 12 GER 25 Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna 35:07.730
2 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 22 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +2.273
3 Desalle Clement 25 BEL 20 Rockstar Energy Suzuki World MXGP Suzuki +3.673
4 Villopoto Ryan 2 USA 18 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +4.856
5 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 16 Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha +8.700
6 Febvre Romain 461 FRA 15 Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha +10.013
7 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA 14 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +32.106
8 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL 13 Team Suzuki Europe Motocross Suzuki +39.482
9 Waters Todd 47 AUS 12 Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +41.387
10 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS 11 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +42.020
11 De Dycker Ken 9 BEL 10 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +57.635
12 Guarneri Davide 39 ITA 9 TM Racing Factory Team TM +59.931
13 Frossard Steven 183 FRA 8 Wilvo Forkrent KTM KTM +1:00.409
14 Watson Ben 919 GBR 7 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha +1:05.838
15 Philippaerts David 19 ITA 6 DP19 Racing Yamaha +1:10.899
16 Charlier Christophe 23 FRA 5 24MX Lucas Oil Honda Honda +1:11.967
17 Ferris Dean 111 AUS 4 Wilvo Nestaan Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:12.910
18 Simpson Shaun 24 GBR 3 Hitachi Construction Machinery Revo KTM KTM +1:13.256
19 Butron Jose 17 SPA 2 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +1:16.325
20 Rattray Tyla 28 RSA 1 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +1:49.751
21 Goncalves Rui 999 POR 0 MX Racing Team Husqvarna -1 lap
22 Lupino Alessandro 77 ITA 0 Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor Honda -1 lap
23 Yamamoto Kei 400 JPN 0 Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor Honda -1 lap
Location Information

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