Team HRC’s Max Nagl and Evgeny Bobryshev endured mixed fortunes in Saturday’s qualifying race for round four of the World Motocross Championship in Trentino, Italy.

Max finished fourth after a strong and consistent race in which he made a great start, while Bobryshev brought his CRF450RW home in 13th place despite a fall at the start which left him 30th and last.

On a clear day in the Italian mountains, Nagl started well and was fifth after turn one, a position he duly kept until the 10th lap where he capitalized on an error by Jeremy Van Horebeek to take fourth.

It was a different story for Bobryshev though who, after a turn one crash, showed top six pace to fight back to 13th place to give himself a chance going into Sunday.

Tomorrow’s opening race will be held at 13:10hrs local time where clear skies are again forecast amid the mountains of Trento.

Max Nagl 12

"I’m happy with the day because the bike improved quite a lot from Brazil until now. The track was pretty difficult because it was slippery. It was dry, but still pretty slippery with no ruts so was difficult for me to turn. Top five pace was ok, but the top three were like one second faster so I want to change something to close the gap. Tonight we will make some changes to make it easier in the turns, but the gate jump was really good today and also in the straight we’re strong so with fourth position I am happy because we have a good gate for tomorrow."

Evgeny Bobryshev 777

"I had some spinning on the gate to I lost the jump and then in the middle of the straight two riders touched and braked so I just touched the rear wheel with my front and crashed. When I picked the bike up I was last so then I was fighting to come through the field. Because the ground is slippery it’s difficult to be aggressive here, but I had like four eyes to find the lines to pass the riders, and I was fighting to the finish and managed to come through to 13th. I need just for tomorrow to concentrate on the start and find a little bit different technique because otherwise the pace today was not so bad."

Roger Harvey

HRC General Manager - MXGP

"Max got a really good start today. If you’re in the top half dozen after the first corner it’s good enough as it’s about being careful here into turn one because it’s so slippery, so he judged it really well. Bobby had a big big climb back after his crash, but his laptimes were good and he passed 17 riders so pretty positive. Both riders had consistent laptimes and the bikes worked well so generally it was good today."

MXGP 2014
Qualifying Round 4   Trentino

Results Session

Air Temp
Track Cond
Hard Pack
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Frossard Steven 183 FRA Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki 24:29.095
2 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +9.235
3 Desalle Clement 25 BEL Rockstar Energy Suzuki World Suzuki +14.828
4 Nagl Max 12 GER Team HRC - MXGP Honda +25.433
5 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha +34.585
6 Nicholls Jake 45 GBR Wilvo Forkrent KTM KTM +38.438
7 Guarneri Davide 39 ITA TM Ricci Racing TM +39.508
8 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +40.144
9 Philippaerts David 19 ITA DP19 Racing Yamaha +45.841
10 Strijbos Kevin 22 BEL Rockstar Energy Suzuki World Suzuki +46.893
11 Potisek Milko 32 FRA 2B Yamaha Yamaha +51.654
12 Rattray Tyla 28 RSA Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +53.614
13 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS Team HRC - MXGP Honda +56.003
14 Karro Matiss 91 LAT Wilvo Forkrent KTM KTM +56.602
15 Leok Tanel 3 EST TM Ricci Racing TM +56.841
16 Lupino Alessandro 8 ITA CLS Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki +59.087
17 Boog Xavier 121 FRA 24MX Lucas Oil Honda Honda +1:09.416
18 Waters Todd 47 AUS Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:14.071
19 Ullrich Dennis 149 GER KTM Sarholz KTM +1:15.407
20 Simpson Shaun 24 GBR Hitachi Construction Machinery KTM UK KTM +1:21.930
21 Roelants Joel 34 BEL J-Race Racing Honda +1:23.166
22 Goncalves Rui 999 POR Bike It Yamaha Cosworth Yamaha +1:33.371
23 Zeni Samuel 214 ITA Wildcard Rider Kawasaki +1:34.145
24 Thuresson Filip 251 SWE 24MX Lucas Oil Honda Honda +1:38.668
25 Gercar Klemen 62 SLO Honda Jtech Honda +1:40.874
26 Brakke Herjan 61 NDL CLS Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki +1:45.958
27 Tiainen Santtu 671 FIN Wildcard Rider Husqvarna +1:47.036
28 Justs Augusts 95 LAT Latvia Husqvarna Racing Husqvarna +1:48.203
29 Zecchina Simone 13 ITA Wildcard Rider KTM +1 lap
30 Albertoni Alessandro 323 ITA Wildcard Rider CRM +3 laps
Location Information

Moto Club Arco, Dro, Trentino, Italy - View in Google Maps