Tim Gajser made a welcome return to the podium today as he took a holeshot and third overall today in Loket at the MXGP of Czech Republic.

The weekend was already off to a positive start for Gajser with taking a holeshot and a second-place finish in yesterday’s qualifying race. As the gate dropped for the first race today, it was clear to see that the Slovenian felt at home again on his CRF450RW. He took the holeshot and led the race. Desalle put some pressure on him for the first half of the race but he didn’t buckle, continued to lead for the rest of race, to take finally the win. The second race started much in the same way as the first, Gajser took the holeshot and began to lead the race. Amidst battles with Herlings and Desalle, Gajser came in fourth for third overall and a podium finish.

Bobryshev displayed early promise again today with the setting the fastest lap time in the warm up. When it came to the race however, he just couldn’t find his rhythm. Although the second race was good for the Russian, alongside two bad starts and some small mistakes in both races he finished 10th overall for the weekend.

The season now takes a weekend break before heading into a series of back to back races in the lead up to the end of the season.

Tim Gajser 243

I am really happy as the weekend has been really positive for me after many weekends struggling. Too now be back on the podium is great, I had a good first heat leading all the race. The second race I took the holeshot and for the first couple of minutes I was feeling great and then made some small mistakes, lost my rhythm and it was not easy to come back from that. I was struggling in the last couple of minutes. All in all, I am happy. It is the first weekend in a long time that I have enjoyed riding the bike, I am going to take all the positives from this weekend, focus on that and bring them to Lommel.

Evgeny Bobryshev 777

For me today was tough. In the warm up I could make a fast lap time and this gave me quite alot of confidence but then it got to the race and made a bad start in both races. In the first race I was just struggling I was eighth and I dropped to 14th. I made so many mistakes and couldn't find the rhythm. I couldn't get locked in the bike and I just spent all race getting angry with myself. The second race I was riding better but I am really disappointed about the day overall. I need to change my structure of training and get fitter and more confident so I can get back to the pace I was at, at the beginning of the year. It is frustrating to be riding like this and getting these results.

Roger Harvey

HRC General Manager - MXGP

Today was really good to see Tim back on the podium, where he belongs. He had a really good first race and was riding in the same form we saw from him at the beginning of the year. His second race wasn’t quite so strong but we expect that is due to the lack of bike time. Bobby struggled all weekend on a track that normally suits him. His fitness is back to normal now since his collarbone injury, so it is just a case of building a stronger physical base for the next GP.

MXGP 2017
Race Round 13   Czech Republic

Race 1

Cloudy
Humidity
66%
Air Temp
21°C
Track Cond
Hard packed
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Gajser Tim 243 SLO 25 Team HRC - MXGP Honda 35:16.286
2 Desalle Clement 25 BEL 22 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +3.096
3 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 20 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +4.058
4 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA 18 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +11.240
5 Herlings Jeffrey 84 NDL 16 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +11.588
6 Tonus Arnaud 4 SWI 15 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Yamaha +16.476
7 Febvre Romain 461 FRA 14 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +26.057
8 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 13 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +29.479
9 Strijbos Kevin 22 BEL 12 Team Suzuki World MXGP Suzuki +41.694
10 Nagl Max 12 GER 11 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +43.515
11 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL 10 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +50.258
12 Lupino Alessandro 77 ITA 9 Team Honda Red Moto Honda +55.098
13 Tixier Jordi 911 FRA 8 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +57.888
14 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS 7 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +1:02.591
15 Leok Tanel 7 EST 6 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna +1:35.082
16 Goncalves Rui 999 POR 5 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna +1:42.610
17 Butron Jose 17 SPA 4 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM - 1 lap
18 Romancik Jaromir 191 CZE 3 JD 191 KTM Racing Team KTM - 1 lap
19 De Dycker Ken 9 BEL 2 24MX Lucas Oil Honda Honda - 1 lap
20 Jasikonis Arminas 27 LTU 1 Team Suzuki World MXGP Suzuki - 1 lap
MXGP 2017
Race Round 13   Czech Republic

Race 2

Cloudy
Humidity
66%
Air Temp
21°C
Track Cond
Hard Packed
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 25 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 34:45.495
2 Desalle Clement 25 BEL 22 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +4.530
3 Herlings Jeffrey 84 NDL 20 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +8.989
4 Gajser Tim 243 SLO 18 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +10.846
5 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA 16 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +11.580
6 Febvre Romain 461 FRA 15 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +15.554
7 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 14 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +31.941
8 Jasikonis Arminas 27 LTU 13 Team Suzuki World MXGP Suzuki +38.193
9 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS 12 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +44.144
10 Tonus Arnaud 4 SWI 11 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Yamaha +44.836
11 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL 10 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +46.861
12 Anstie Max 99 GBR 9 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +54.112
13 Nagl Max 12 GER 8 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:06.861
14 Leok Tanel 7 EST 7 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna +1.19.378
15 Strijbos Kevin 22 BEL 6 Team Suzuki World MXGP Suzuki +1:23.764
16 Lupino Alessandro 77 ITA 5 Team Honda Red Moto Honda +1:27.734
17 De Dycker Ken 9 BEL 4 24MX Lucas Oil Honda Honda +1:32.372
18 Butron Jose 17 SPA 3 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +1:37.035
19 Desprey Maxime 141 FRA 2 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +1:56.735
20 Graulus Damon 71 BEL 1 24MX Lucas Oil Honda Honda + 1 lap
Location Information

Československé armády 350/40, 357 33 Loket, Czech Republic - View in Google Maps