The Team HRC duo of Evgeny Bobryshev and Gautier Paulin had weekends of changeable fortunes and, for the most part, were left ruing what could have been aboard the CRF450RWs.

It was a bruising race one for the Team HRC duo as, from the start, Evgeny Bobryshev was boxed in on the #777 machine and crashed, and Gautier Paulin was involved in the first corner melee and damage to his bike meant he was unable to continue.

Conditions were much better than yesterday however, which meant that the track provided more line options and thus chances for overtaking, and by the finish Bobby had risen to ninth.

Race two was a better affair however, as the opening laps saw Gautier in third and Bobby in fourth. As the race progressed and crashes meant that the field changed around them, Bobby enjoyed a solid ride to finish third, whilst Gautier’s initial pace was hampered by arm pump as a result of his time away from racing since his crash in March, but could still finish ninth.

Evgeny Bobryshev 777

9th, 3rd 6th overall

“In the first race I had a good jump but then we all compacted into the first corner and there were some pushes and bumps and I got squeezed and had nowhere to go apart from into Coldenhoff who had crashed. I went down too and with a big pack coming behind me still I stayed tight and then was dead last, but then could at least fight back to ninth as it was difficult to come through again on this track. I was frustrated about the crash, but for the second race my goal was to avoid to first corner crash.

“The first corners here are so tight it can be very sketchy and it’s not nice to see so many crashes. In race two I could come through to third, together with Toni and Febvre for a lot of the time, so that was a good race. I’m happy with the second race, but unfortunately the first race crash put me out of some points and a podium I think from this weekend.”

Gautier Paulin 21

DNF, 9th 14th overall

“In the first race I just hit the rear wheel of people in front and crashed, but that’s racing. It’s not what I expected or wanted, but we saw many first corner crashes here. I got my throttle stuck in the rear wheel and destroyed it so it was impossible to continue. In the second race I made a good start in fourth and could pass into third and I was feeling good on the bike with good rhythm. As the race went on though I had arm pump so I couldn’t follow on with that speed.

“Before this race I’ve been training on my road bike, but you have to ride your dirt bike to be 100 per cent and I couldn’t do this enough. I started riding but first conditions were tough and then I had to stop again for more than a week, so before coming here I rode only Monday and Tuesday. It was tough to come here with so little riding, but my speed is there as I was fighting for the pole in timed practice and in the second moto I could ride up front. If you love racing, you love racing, and I wanted to come back racing this weekend. Actually if the track wasn’t as tricky as it was this weekend I could have finished up front. So now we know we’re in a good way and I’m looking forward to Spain.”

Roger Harvey

HRC General Manager - MXGP

“There have been elements of this weekend that have been strong, like Gautier being right up the front on Saturday morning, running in third in race two today, and Bobby finished third in race two, but also elements that have been frustrating. The first corner we could see all day was difficult because it’s tight into a 180 degree right so it really backs the field up, and Bobby went down in race one but then rode well to come from the back to ninth. It was more disappointing for Gautier to have to retire with the damage to his bike. The track’s been tough all weekend after the rain that’s fallen here in the week, and even though it was dry today it still rutted up and caught a lot of people out. We saw Tim make a couple of mistakes too with a crash in each race, else he would have won this grand prix as he certainly had the speed.”

MXGP 2016
Race Round 8   Pietramurata

Race 1

Sunny
Air Temp
20°C
Track Cond
Hard
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 25 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 33:50.549
2 Nagl Max 12 GER 22 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1.934
3 Strijbos Kevin 22 BEL 20 Team Suzuki World MXGP Suzuki +3.076
4 Gajser Tim 243 SLO 18 Honda Gariboldi Honda +5.585
5 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 16 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +7.778
6 Febvre Romain 461 FRA 15 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +42.411
7 Townley Ben 8 NZL 14 Team Suzuki World MXGP Suzuki +48.079
8 Leok Tanel 7 EST 13 Wildcard Rider KTM +52.426
9 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS 12 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +57.919
10 Charlier Christophe 23 FRA 11 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +59.080
11 Simpson Shaun 24 GBR 10 Wilvo Virus Performance KTM KTM +1:09.677
12 Searle Tommy 100 GBR 9 Monster Energy DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +1:11.190
13 Tixier Jordi 911 FRA 8 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +1:12.204
14 Butron Jose 17 SPA 7 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +1:24.132
15 Nicholls Jake 45 GBR 6 Hitachi Construction Machinery Revo KTM Husqvarna +1:24.957
16 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL 5 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +1:26.188
17 Philippaerts David 19 ITA 4 DP19 Racing Yamaha +1:34.921
18 Yamamoto Kei 400 JPN 3 Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor Honda +1:37.451
19 Lupino Alessandro 77 ITA 2 Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor Honda +1:40.314
20 Heidecke Angus 156 GER 1 KTM Sarholz KTM +1:43.238
MXGP 2016
Race Round 8   Pietramurata

Race 2

Sunny
Air Temp
19°C
Track Cond
Hard
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Febvre Romain 461 FRA 25 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha 33:54.298
2 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 22 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +0.565
3 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS 20 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +4.628
4 Gajser Tim 243 SLO 18 Honda Gariboldi Honda +6.656
5 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 16 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +12.571
6 Strijbos Kevin 22 BEL 15 Team Suzuki World MXGP Suzuki +20.509
7 Guillod Valentin 92 SWI 14 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha +38.299
8 Nagl Max 12 GER 13 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +39.929
9 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA 12 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +44.670
10 Simpson Shaun 24 GBR 11 Wilvo Virus Performance KTM KTM +45.198
11 Tixier Jordi 911 FRA 10 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +53.135
12 Lupino Alessandro 77 ITA 9 Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor Honda +56.226
13 Butron Jose 17 SPA 8 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +57.257
14 Leok Tanel 7 EST 7 Wildcard Rider KTM +58.287
15 Townley Ben 8 NZL 6 Team Suzuki World MXGP Suzuki +1:10.223
16 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL 5 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +1:10.828
17 Potisek Milko 32 FRA 4 Tip Top MP32 Racing Team Yamaha +1:16.061
18 Yamamoto Kei 400 JPN 3 Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor Honda +1:37.991
19 Nicholls Jake 45 GBR 2 Hitachi Construction Machinery Revo KTM Husqvarna +1:46.507
20 Irt Peter 48 SLO 1 Wildcard Rider Yamaha -1 lap
Location Information

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