Evgeny Bobryshev finished today’s qualifying race in 14th position for Team HRC, whilst teammate Max Nagl was forced out of the 20minute sprint and was classified in 24th position.
Bobryshev fought his way through the pack to 14th after not making the best of starts, but thereafter his progress was hampered by his ankle injury that he’s had just a few days to rest since Qatar.
The Si Racha track is very fast and flowing, and is bumpy and features some big jumps all of which increase the forces through Bobby’s ankle, making the impact of his injury more noticeable at this track than in Qatar.
Nagl meanwhile was running seventh, whilst following a strategy of not pushing 100 per cent to save a little energy for tomorrow’s races, but his qualifying race was cut short when his rear brake lever got caught in one of the deep ruts here and was folded back beneath his footrest, making it impossible for the Qatar GP race one winner to continue.
Weather today reached a high of 33 degrees Celsius making it incredibly punishing for the riders, and with a forecast for 35 degrees for tomorrow’s races, Sunday will be even tougher. The 30 minute race one starts at 1400hrs local time.
|1||Cairoli Antonio||222||ITA||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||24:56.883|
|2||Desalle Clement||25||BEL||Rockstar Energy Suzuki World||Suzuki||+10.168|
|3||Van Horebeek Jeremy||89||BEL||Yamaha Factory Racing||Yamaha||+38.661|
|4||Simpson Shaun||24||GBR||Hitachi Construction Machinery KTM UK||KTM||+44.039|
|5||Searle Tommy||100||GBR||CLS Kawasaki Monster Energy||Kawasaki||+47.785|
|6||Frossard Steven||183||FRA||Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing||Kawasaki||+49.718|
|7||Paulin Gautier||21||FRA||Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing||Kawasaki||+53.359|
|8||Strijbos Kevin||22||BEL||Rockstar Energy Suzuki World||Suzuki||+57.074|
|9||Guarneri Davide||39||ITA||TM Ricci Racing||TM||+1:02.133|
|10||Roelants Joel||34||BEL||J-Race Racing||Honda||+1:04.243|
|11||Boog Xavier||121||FRA||24MX Lucas Oil Honda||Honda||+1:13.269|
|12||Waters Todd||47||AUS||Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing||Husqvarna||+1:16.019|
|13||Nicholls Jake||45||GBR||Wilvo Forkrent KTM||KTM||+1:21.883|
|14||Bobryshev Evgeny||777||RUS||Team HRC - MXGP||Honda||+1:31.666|
|15||Justs Augusts||95||LAT||Latvia Husqvarna Racing||Husqvarna||+1:32.982|
|16||Goncalves Rui||999||POR||Bike It Yamaha Cosworth||Yamaha||+1:35.471|
|17||Rauchenecker Pascal||281||AUT||Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing||Husqvarna||+1:45.634|
|18||Leok Tanel||3||EST||TM Ricci Racing||TM||+1:49.492|
|19||Gercar Klemen||62||SLO||Honda Jtech||Honda||+1 lap|
|20||Romphan Chaiyan||73||THA||Wildcard Rider||Yamaha||+1 lap|
|21||Theplib Arnon||46||THA||Wildcard Rider||Honda||+1 lap|
|22||Kanlaya Wattana||43||THA||Wildcard Rider||Suzuki||+2 laps|
|23||Philippaerts David||19||ITA||DP19 Racing||Yamaha||+3 laps|
|24||Nagl Max||12||GER||Team HRC - MXGP||Honda||+6 laps|
|25||Getteman Jens||51||BEL||24MX Lucas Oil Honda||Honda||+7 laps|
|26||Karro Matiss||91||LAT||Wilvo Forkrent KTM||KTM||+8 laps|
|27||Suksripaisan Jugkrit||48||THA||Wildcard Rider||Honda||+9 laps|