Team HRC’s Tim Gajser took an outstanding win on his CRF450RW in the qualifying race at Matterley Basin, for the Motocross of Nations.
The Team Slovenia rider who is a big fan of the British track, had a good start, took an early lead and led the race from there. He pulled a comfortable gap between himself and Gautier in second place, extending this as the race went on. For the first time in five years Slovenia have made it through to the A final.
For Team Russia, Bobryshev got the Nations off to a good start by qualifying sixth in the MXGP race. The strong performance by the Russian was vital in helping his team to automatically qualify for tomorrow’s races.
The first of the three races for the coveted Motocross of Nations title starts tomorrow at 13:10hrs local time.
Bold denotes a team with at least one Honda rider.