In the deep, dirty sands of Assen, Tim Gajser took a second-place finish today on his CRF450RW at the MXGP of the Netherlands, whilst his team mate Evgeny Bobryshev took seventh
The track had been battered by the poor weather conditions over the last few days making the track heavy with water and creating deep ruts. Gajser took the holeshot and the led the race from the start. The Slovenian’s riding was smooth and controlled and only a small mistake at the end meant Jeffery Herlings took the lead, leaving Gajser in second place.
Bobryshev meanwhile although struggling initially off the start, was able to find a good rhythm and made up some considerable ground. He made some good passes and found some good lines so was able to move from 14th to seventh place.
With more rain forecast overnight, this could create further challenges for the race tomorrow. The first MXGP race starts tomorrow at 14h15.
|1||Herlings Jeffrey||84||NDL||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||23:49.015|
|2||Gajser Tim||243||SLO||Team HRC - MXGP||Honda||+18.550|
|3||Paulin Gautier||21||FRA||Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing||Husqvarna||+21.696|
|4||Van Horebeek Jeremy||89||BEL||Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team||Yamaha||+23.957|
|5||Strijbos Kevin||22||BEL||Team Suzuki World MXGP||Suzuki||+26.247|
|6||Febvre Romain||461||FRA||Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team||Yamaha||+33.587|
|7||Bobryshev Evgeny||777||RUS||Team HRC - MXGP||Honda||+35.585|
|8||Nagl Max||12||GER||Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing||Husqvarna||+36.304|
|9||Coldenhoff Glenn||259||NDL||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||+40.188|
|10||Cairoli Antonio||222||ITA||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||+53.744|
|11||Anstie Max||99||GBR||Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing||Husqvarna||+1:10.378|
|12||Searle Tommy||100||GBR||Monster Energy DRT Kawasaki||Kawasaki||+1:22.230|
|13||Bengtsson Filip||664||SWE||Wildcard Rider||KTM||+1:23.224|
|14||Lupino Alessandro||77||ITA||Team Honda Red Moto||Honda||+1:49.676|
|15||Van der Mierden Sven||494||NDL||Wildcard Rider||Husqvarna||+1:59.559|
|16||Delince Jeremy||926||BEL||KMP-Honda Repsol Racing||Honda||- 1 lap|
|17||Kouwenberg Nick||924||NDL||Team Honda Red Moto||Honda||- 1 lap|
|18||Desprey Maxime||141||FRA||Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing||Kawasaki||- 1 lap|
|19||Butron Jose||17||SPA||Marchetti Racing Team KTM||KTM||- 1 lap|
|20||Houghton Ryan||119||GBR||iFly JK Racing||Yamaha||- 1 lap|