The opening day of the MXGP of Argentina was a mixed affair for Team HRC, as the promise of Evgeny Bobryshev finishing Timed Practice second fastest ultimately was the highlight of the day, with the Qualifying Race being less fruitful.

Both Bobryshev and Gautier Paulin gave it their best shot on the CRF450RW, and Bobby was running third for the first quarter distance but ultimately the package didn’t have the pace to stay at the front. On the hard yet sandy surface the duo crossed the line in 8th and 7th respectively.

MXGP’s latest brand new track proved a shining example on its debut, with thousands of fans lining the trees that surround the track and many more expected tomorrow for the two races.

Roger Harvey

HRC General Manager - MXGP

“The result for qualifying isn’t where we want to be, that’s for certain, and we should be much better than that. But there’s a number of considerations like altitude that are coming into play, so we just need to work on different things overnight to improve the situation for tomorrow. Tomorrow is race day so that’s when it really counts.”

Gautier Paulin 21


“The track’s really nice – technical with a lot of rhythm and the surface is hard pack and sandy so it’s tricky but it’s fun to ride. The start wasn’t the best but then I had good rhythm. I had some problems with lapped riders, and I made a few mistakes, but we’re not where we want to be here so we need to see what we can do for tomorrow.”

Evgeny Bobryshev 777


“From the start my rear wheel hit a hole on my start gate so it jumped and I lost a bit of drive so everyone else got in front, but then I got through the first corner really well and was third. We have to think what to do with the tyre tomorrow because I'm losing some grip on the straight, and we’re just losing too much time over the other riders. Overall it was ok but we’ll have to see what strategy we can take tomorrow morning.”

MXGP 2015
Qualifying Round 3   Argentina

Results Session

Air Temp
Track Cond
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 25:10.966
2 Villopoto Ryan 2 USA Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +1.596
3 Nagl Max 12 GER Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +7.567
4 Desalle Clement 25 BEL Rockstar Energy Suzuki World MXGP Suzuki +16.819
5 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha +17.981
6 Febvre Romain 461 FRA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha +18.994
7 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA Team HRC - MXGP Honda +24.378
8 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS Team HRC - MXGP Honda +37.733
9 Waters Todd 47 AUS Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +43.773
10 Simpson Shaun 24 GBR Hitachi Construction Machinery Revo KTM KTM +45.716
11 Watson Ben 919 GBR Kawasaki Racing Team MXGP Kawasaki +46.338
12 Rattray Tyla 28 RSA Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +51.953
13 Frossard Steven 183 FRA Wilvo Forkrent KTM KTM +55.838
14 Guarneri Davide 39 ITA TM Racing Factory Team TM +1:00.335
15 Philippaerts David 19 ITA DP19 Racing Yamaha +1:10.041
16 Charlier Christophe 23 FRA 24MX Lucas Oil Honda Honda +1:11.083
17 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL Team Suzuki Europe Motocross Suzuki +1:14.380
18 Butron Jose 17 SPA Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +1:16.553
19 Bengtsson Filip 11 SWE 24MX Lucas Oil Honda Honda +1:20.103
20 Goncalves Rui 999 POR MX Racing Team Husqvarna +1:20.740
21 Ferris Dean 111 AUS Wilvo Nestaan Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:34.872
22 De Dycker Ken 9 BEL Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +1:43.062
23 Yamamoto Kei 400 JPN Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor Honda +1:44.861
24 Lupino Alessandro 77 ITA Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor Honda -1 lap
Location Information

Neuquen, Argentina - View in Google Maps