Today’s MXGP of the USA at the iconic Glen Helen marked the end of the 2016 season, and one in which Honda celebrated winning the Manufacturers’ Championship.

Gautier Paulin delivered a solid performance in the final moto today to take fifth, and fifth overall in the Grand Prix, whilst Evgeny Bobryshev overcame starting from the very outside gate to take an eighth place finish, which was enough for seventh overall.

Combined with the performance this season of Tim Gajser on the Honda Gariboldi CRF450RW, Honda dominated the Manufacturers’ Championship this season to win that particular title by 70 points, adding to the double crown of 2016 Riders’ and Manufacturers’ World Championship titles.

Today’s MXGP of the USA marked the end of the 2016 season, but that’s not to say racing is now finished. In two weeks, the Italian track of Maggiora hosts the Motocross of Nations, which is followed a fortnight later by the Riders’ and Manufacturers’ Cup at the Veltins Arena in Germany.

Gautier Paulin 21

10th, 5th 5th overall

“Today was a little bit up and down because I was tenth in the first moto but then fifth in the second, which was much better. In moto one I knew that my position today was fifth. I tried to push to pass Max in race two but I couldn’t make it, so in the end fifth was exactly where we finished, in the second race and overall. Romain has been on it this weekend and he finished behind me in the second race so we know that the speed was there. I struggled a bit on the bike yesterday and in the first moto when the track was flat, but in the second race it was rougher so I could be more technical so we could do a better job. It’s great for Honda to have taken the Manufacturers’ title too, so I want to congratulate the team and all the HRC staff for all their work this season, and also thank them for all their support and all the work of the team this season.”

Evgeny Bobryshev 777

11th, 8th 7th overall

“Yesterday really set the tone of this weekend as starting from the outside made my races tough today, even though I could still make some passes in the first corner as I hoped. It was difficult to come back through the field though. The first moto was a little tricky and at the finish I was only three points ahead of Jeremy van Horebeek in fifth overall in the championship, and I really wanted to keep that position. Then the second race was much better and we could make our way up to eighth. I’m really proud to have ridden the new 2017 CRF450RW for the last two races of this season, and I know it has so much performance that we’ve been finding out how to maximise these last two races ahead of next season. The team have worked so hard all season and I really want to thank them all for their support, and it’s a good reward that Honda won the Manufacturers’ title this year. Along with Tim’s championship, it’s been a fantastic year to be riding a Honda.”

Roger Harvey

HRC General Manager - MXGP

“These last two Grands Prix in America have been a great way to end the season – Bobby was fighting for the top three in Charlotte on the new CRF, Tim took two podiums and of course won the World Championship title, and Honda also took the Manufacturers’ Championship title, so it’s been a great year and we’re all very satisfied with what 2016 has brought us. The team have all worked so hard and the support from HRC has been incredible, so I think this is really a deserved result and I want to congratulate everyone in our Honda family. The conditions this weekend were hot at Glen Helen, but both Gautier and Bobby rode well, especially in the second moto today, where they were making progress until the flag. The MXGP season has now finished, but there’s not really any rest as we head to the Motocross of Nations where Gautier, Bobby and Tim are all selected once again, and we hope there we can continue the run of success on the Honda CRF.”

MXGP 2016
Race Round 18   Glen Helen

Race 1

Sunny
Air Temp
30°C
Track Cond
Hard
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Tomac Eli 3 USA 25 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki 36:36.218
2 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 22 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +15.622
3 Nagl Max 12 GER 20 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +28.537
4 Gajser Tim 243 SLO 18 Honda Gariboldi Honda +34.082
5 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 16 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +36.509
6 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL 15 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +38.664
7 Searle Tommy 100 GBR 14 Monster Energy DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +43.174
8 Wilson Dean 15 GBR 13 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +46.822
9 Strijbos Kevin 22 BEL 12 Team Suzuki World MXGP Suzuki +50.421
10 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA 11 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +54.314
11 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS 10 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +58.324
12 Simpson Shaun 24 GBR 9 Wilvo Virus Performance KTM KTM +59.168
13 Tonus Arnaud 66 SWI 8 Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki Kawasaki +1:17.291
14 Guillod Valentin 92 SWI 7 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha +1:31.195
15 Tixier Jordi 911 FRA 6 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +1:34.959
16 Butron Jose 17 SPA 5 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +1:38.617
17 Nicholls Jake 45 GBR 4 Hitachi Construction Machinery Revo KTM Husqvarna +1:39.999
18 Lupino Alessandro 77 ITA 3 Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor Honda +1:56.341
19 Jasikonis Arminas 177 LTU 2 Wildcard Rider Kawasaki +2:12.526
20 Yamamoto Kei 400 JPN 1 Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor Honda -1 lap
MXGP 2016
Race Round 18   Glen Helen

Race 2

Sunny
Air Temp
30°C
Track Cond
Hard
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Tomac Eli 3 USA 25 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki 34:58.974
2 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 22 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +16.031
3 Gajser Tim 243 SLO 20 Honda Gariboldi Honda +19.041
4 Nagl Max 12 GER 18 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +25.660
5 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA 16 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +27.302
6 Febvre Romain 461 FRA 15 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +33.516
7 Tonus Arnaud 66 SWI 14 Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki Kawasaki +1:01.351
8 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS 13 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +1:04.094
9 Simpson Shaun 24 GBR 12 Wilvo Virus Performance KTM KTM +1:04.386
10 Tixier Jordi 911 FRA 11 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +1:07.854
11 Guillod Valentin 92 SWI 10 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha +1:09.488
12 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL 9 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +1:19.214
13 Strijbos Kevin 22 BEL 8 Team Suzuki World MXGP Suzuki +1:31.783
14 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 7 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +1:37.986
15 Wilson Dean 15 GBR 6 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +1:39.087
16 Lupino Alessandro 77 ITA 5 Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor Honda +1:39.686
17 Butron Jose 17 SPA 4 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +1:45.596
18 Nicholls Jake 45 GBR 3 Hitachi Construction Machinery Revo KTM Husqvarna +2:10.990
19 Jasikonis Arminas 177 LTU 2 Wildcard Rider Kawasaki -1 lap
20 Yamamoto Kei 400 JPN 1 Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor Honda -1 lap
Location Information

Glen Helen Raceway, Verdemont Ranch Road, San Bernardino, CA, United States, North America - View in Google Maps