Tim Gajser and Evgeny Bobryshev were left lamenting on what could have been this weekend on their CRF450RW’s, as the HRC duo took sixth and eighth overall in Switzerland.

With both riders struggling for good starts and making small mistakes on track, it was a weekend full of promise without the results. Both had the speed capable of a top three finish but neither were able to achieve it. For Gajser, the damage had been done in yesterday’s qualifying race as his poor gate pick meant his starts were that much harder to work with today.

In the first race Bobryshev had a better start and was immediately fighting for sixth position. Further back in the field, Gajser fought his way through the pack in a battle with Herlings which eventually left him in seventh position.  Bobryshev meanwhile was making headway but a small mistake cost him to drop back to ninth.

Both had a better start in the second race which set them mid-pack of the top 10. After racing with each other and then chasing down fifth and sixth position, Gajser managed to make his way to fifth whereas a mistake in the last lap meant Bobryshev fell back to eighth.

Next week HRC MXGP are in Sweden for round 16 and the last of this trio of back to back rounds.

Tim Gajser 243

Racing was not so bad today the speed was good. Yesterday I had bad luck in the qualification race and ended up 32nd so my gate pick was really limited and obviously, this showed today in racing. It is almost impossible to make a good start from getting that result in qualifying. The first race I was a little bit further back because I had a bad start. I had to pass loads of riders and then I came back to seventh. It is not what we want but I still gave it my best and tried to pass as many guys as possible. The second race start was a little bit better but still I had to make many passes to come back and I finished the race in fifth. When I am racing on hard pack, I want more as I know that I have the speed I just need a little bit more luck but I will continue working hard for Sweden next week.

Evgeny Bobryshev 777

This really isn’t my sort of track if I am honest. I didn’t have such a good feeling here and most of the difficulty came with trying to pass other riders. I didn’t have the greatest starts today and then in both races I crashed. In the first race, I was in sixth with a huge gap behind me so I was feeling comfortable and then I made a small mistake and fell and it cost me that position. The second race was more frustrating as I was battling for sixth place and then I fell in the last lap. It has just not been my weekend but I will work hard this week for Sweden to show the results I am capable of.

Roger Harvey

HRC General Manager - MXGP

I know I have gone on about it all year but we need starts! Good starts give us good results, average starts give us average results. Today we had poor starts and average results so not really satisfactory from that side and it could have been much better. Having said that, both riders dug in and rode well on a track that was catching a lot of riders out. The boys will now be concentrating on their starts between here and Sweden to see if we can resolve this. I am confident if the riders get their starts sorted we will achieve better results.

MXGP 2017
Race Round 15   Switzerland

Race 1

Sunny/Dry
Humidity
79%
Air Temp
17°C
Track Cond
Hard packed
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Tonus Arnaud 4 SWI 25 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Yamaha 34:40.671
2 Anstie Max 99 GBR 22 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna 0.882
3 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 20 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +1:419
4 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA 18 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +8.563
5 Febvre Romain 461 FRA 16 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +23.095
6 Herlings Jeffrey 84 NDL 15 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +31.501
7 Gajser Tim 243 SLO 14 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +33.556
8 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 13 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +38.368
9 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS 12 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +40.735
10 Desalle Clement 25 BEL 11 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +41.371
11 Lupino Alessandro 77 ITA 10 Team Honda Red Moto Honda +44.815
12 Jasikonis Arminas 27 LTU 9 Team Suzuki World MXGP Suzuki +45.070
13 Nagl Max 12 GER 8 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +47.019
14 Strijbos Kevin 22 BEL 7 Team Suzuki World MXGP Suzuki +48.146
15 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL 6 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +50.090
16 Searle Tommy 100 GBR 5 Monster Energy DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +1:29.163
17 De Dycker Ken 9 BEL 4 24MX Lucas Oil Honda Honda +1:31.505
18 Goncalves Rui 999 POR 3 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna +1:32.908
19 Leok Tanel 7 EST 2 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna +1:35.758
20 Graulus Damon 71 BEL 1 24MX Lucas Oil Honda Honda +1:57.023
MXGP 2017
Race Round 15   Switzerland

Race 2

Sunny/Dry
Humidity
79%
Air Temp
17°C
Track Cond
Hard packed
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Herlings Jeffrey 84 NDL 25 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 34:26.611
2 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA 22 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +4.557
3 Febvre Romain 461 FRA 20 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +7.625
4 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 18 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +11.381
5 Gajser Tim 243 SLO 16 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +23.231
6 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 15 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +31.183
7 Nagl Max 12 GER 14 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +44.703
8 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS 13 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +52.004
9 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL 12 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +53.997
10 Lupino Alessandro 77 ITA 11 Team Honda Red Moto Honda +55.213
11 Desalle Clement 25 BEL 10 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +58.258
12 Anstie Max 99 GBR 9 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:01.150
13 Strijbos Kevin 22 BEL 8 Team Suzuki World MXGP Suzuki +1:05.585
14 Goncalves Rui 999 POR 7 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna +1:08.399
15 Searle Tommy 100 GBR 6 Monster Energy DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +1:34.575
16 Graulus Damon 71 BEL 5 24MX Lucas Oil Honda Honda +2:01.401
17 Michek Martin 232 CZE 4 Wildcard Rider KTM +2:03.480
18 Irt Jernej 49 SLO 3 Husqvarna Maurer-gep Racing Team Husqvarna +2:05.525
19 Irt Peter 73 SLO 2 APJ Racing Team Yamaha - 1 lap
20 Baumgartner Andy 82 SWI 1 Wildcard Rider KTM +8.264
Location Information

Oberwiesenstrasse, Frauenfeld, Switzerland - View in Google Maps