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.