In the glittering Portuguese soil of Agueda; Tim Gajser took a fifth-place finish today in the qualifying race of the MXGP of Portugal.
After a tentative comeback last week, Gajser proved he was prepared to come back fighting this weekend on his CRF450RW. In the first corner off the start, he clashed with another rider which set him back into sixth. Within two corners, the Slovenian had made his way into third place with ease. After pushing Nagal for second, he made a mistake which meant he went off-track, costing him two positions. Readjusting himself, Gajser smoothed out his riding, pulled a comfortable gap and came in fifth.
Bobryshev on the other hand, found today to be a challenge. Still recovering from his collarbone injury, the hard-packed track was unforgiving on the Russian. Not wanting to give up, he pushed through the pain to finish 15th. He will be having physio treatment overnight to try and improve his condition for tomorrows race.
The first MXGP race starts tomorrow at 14:15 GMT.
|1||Jasikonis Arminas||27||LTU||Team Suzuki World MXGP||Suzuki||24:04.032|
|2||Nagl Max||12||GER||Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing||Husqvarna||+6.018|
|3||Febvre Romain||461||FRA||Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team||Yamaha||+10.033|
|4||Cairoli Antonio||222||ITA||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||+11.122|
|5||Gajser Tim||243||SLO||Team HRC - MXGP||Honda||+14.976|
|6||Herlings Jeffrey||84||NDL||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||+20.141|
|7||Van Horebeek Jeremy||89||BEL||Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team||Yamaha||+26.464|
|8||Strijbos Kevin||22||BEL||Team Suzuki World MXGP||Suzuki||+31.059|
|9||Coldenhoff Glenn||259||NDL||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||+32.402|
|10||Paulin Gautier||21||FRA||Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing||Husqvarna||+32.898|
|11||Tixier Jordi||911||FRA||Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing||Kawasaki||+33.714|
|12||Anstie Max||99||GBR||Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing||Husqvarna||+34.785|
|13||Butron Jose||17||SPA||Marchetti Racing Team KTM||KTM||+39.313|
|14||Desalle Clement||25||BEL||Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing||Kawasaki||+40.103|
|15||Bobryshev Evgeny||777||RUS||Team HRC - MXGP||Honda||+41.157|
|16||Leok Tanel||7||EST||Husqvarna 8Biano Racing||Husqvarna||+41.393|
|17||Tonus Arnaud||4||SWI||Wilvo Yamaha MXGP||Yamaha||+46.209|
|18||Desprey Maxime||141||FRA||Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing||Kawasaki||+54.283|
|19||Lupino Alessandro||77||ITA||Team Honda Red Moto||Honda||+57.736|
|20||Goncalves Rui||999||POR||Husqvarna 8Biano Racing||Husqvarna||+1:01.299|