Fighting humidity and an ever-changing track, Tim Gajser took a fourth-place finish today at the MXGP of the USA in Jacksonville on his CRF450RW.

For both HRC riders, race one was a solid ride. Gajser had a good start and despite some mistakes, was able to take fourth position. Bobryshev meanwhile fought from 12th to an eighth-place finish.

In the second race, they both had varied fortunes. Bobryshev pulled an excellent start out of the gate, going wide around the pack but his early success was short lived. A collision with Desalle caused him pain in his shoulder and left him unable to push for further positions in the race. Gajser wasn’t able to reciprocate the same start as his first and was left mid-pack. After making headway in the first lap he then fell in a corner undoing all his early hard work. He remounted his CRF450RW and restarted his assault on the pack then in the last few minutes of the race, Gajser pulled back to seventh position for fourth overall.

MXGP heads straight to Assen next week for the penultimate round of the 2017 championship.

Tim Gajser 243

The feeling overall was better today, I felt a lot more comfortable then I did yesterday but it was very humid today. In the first race, I had a good start, my riding wasn’t so bad but I made many mistakes and ended up finishing fourth overall which I was satisfied with. The second race I didn’t have a good start but I managed to come through the pack in the first lap. Then, I fell in a corner on the second lap which made me lose many places. The last few minutes of the race I saw the riders in front of me which helped me focus and then when I started picking them off, I saw some lines which helped me make some good passes to finish seventh for fourth overall. So overall today the feeling was good, the rhythm was good but I just made a costly early mistake.

Evgeny Bobryshev 777

It was a tough one for me today as it was good and bad. In the first race, I didn’t get a good start as I was around 12th but then I managed to get back through the pack to take eighth place. I was riding good, I had good lines and good rhythm and I wasn’t tired it was just in the last few laps I over heated a bit. The second race I had a much better start and I was in seventh. In the second lap, I collided into Desalle and his clutch went into my bad collarbone which hurt my muscle and then I started dropping back. I enjoyed the track and staying over here so now we head back to Europe to get work done for the next few races.

Roger Harvey

HRC General Manager - MXGP

Conditions here were difficult here this weekend. We set off with very, very deep soft ruts all over the track from the heavy rain and on top of that, a few riders have been injured here so it was a case of being very cautious and making sure that you stayed on the bike. For Tim, the first race start was good and then he went on to finish fourth overall. This is a solid ride from him and nice to see him going forward at the end of the race as in the last few GP’s, this is something that Tim has been lacking. Tim made one little mistake in the second race and that then set the tone for the rest of the race as he was forced to come through the pack. Having said that, we saw a sparkle from Tim today at the end of the race which was really what we have been waiting for from him to come back.
Bobby struggles in the heat usually but it didn’t really affect him this weekend which was better for him. He had a solid first race even though his start was weak and got eighth overall but in the second race he had a cracking start. He pulled a line off the gate that had been seen in the MX2 race by another Honda rider and it paid off. He was riding really well but then had a collision with Desalle and got the clutch lever in his broken collarbone. This was very painful and did weaken his arm but he still finished Ok despite this which was good to see.

MXGP 2017
Race Round 17   United States of America

Race 1

Sunny/Overcast
Humidity
65%
Air Temp
28°C
Track Cond
Soft/Muddy
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Tomac Eli 3 USA 25 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki 35:45.724
2 Herlings Jeffrey 84 NDL 22 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 28.267
3 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 20 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 36.781
4 Gajser Tim 243 SLO 18 Team HRC - MXGP Honda 44.426
5 Nagl Max 12 GER 16 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna 50.234
6 Anstie Max 99 GBR 15 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna 55.850
7 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL 14 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 58.113
8 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS 13 Team HRC - MXGP Honda 1:03.577
9 Desalle Clement 25 BEL 12 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki 1:05.334
10 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 11 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha 1:14.770
11 Noren Fredrik 210 SWE 10 Wildcard Rider Honda 1:33.088
12 Simpson Shaun 24 GBR 9 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Yamaha 1:44.543
13 Barcia Justin 51 USA 8 Autotrader/JGR/Suzuki Team Suzuki 1:53.500
14 Lupino Alessandro 77 ITA 7 Team Honda Red Moto Honda 1:58.501
15 Goncalves Rui 999 POR 6 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna 2:01.816
16 Cordovez Miguel 913 ECU 5 Wildcard Rider KTM - 1 lap
17 Chisholm Kyle 11 USA 4 Wildcard Rider Honda - 1 lap
18 Tixier Jordi 911 FRA 3 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki - 1 lap
19 Tomita Toshiki 718 JPN 2 Team HRC - MXGP Honda - 1 lap
20 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA 1 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna - 1 lap
MXGP 2017
Race Round 17   United States of America

Race 2

Sunny/Overcast
Humidity
65%
Air Temp
28°C
Track Cond
Soft/Muddy
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Herlings Jeffrey 84 NDL 25 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 35:50.247
2 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 22 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +15.990
3 Tomac Eli 3 USA 20 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +29.282
4 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA 18 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +37.540
5 Strijbos Kevin 22 BEL 16 Team Suzuki World MXGP Suzuki +41.951
6 Anstie Max 99 GBR 15 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +47.523
7 Gajser Tim 243 SLO 14 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +52.404
8 Desalle Clement 25 BEL 13 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +1:00.454
9 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 12 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +1:06.688
10 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL 11 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +1:13.118
11 Nagl Max 12 GER 10 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:17.746
12 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS 9 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +1:47.995
13 Bloss Benny 332 USA 8 Rocky Mountain ATV MC KTM WPS Racing KTM - 1 lap
14 Lupino Alessandro 77 ITA 7 Team Honda Red Moto Honda - 1 lap
15 Barcia Justin 51 USA 6 Autotrader/JGR/Suzuki Team Suzuki - 1 lap
16 Chisholm Kyle 11 USA 5 Wildcard Rider Honda - 1 lap
17 Goncalves Rui 999 POR 4 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna - 1 lap
18 Tomita Toshiki 718 JPN 3 Team HRC - MXGP Honda - 1 lap
19 Lane Tristan 711 USA 2 Wildcard Rider KTM - 1 lap
20 Lesher Jared 412 USA 1 Wildcard Rider KTM - 1 lap
Location Information

WW Motocross Park, Otis Road, Jacksonville, FL, United States - View in Google Maps