Team HRC’s Gautier Paulin joined Honda Gariboldi’s Tim Gajser on the podium at the MXGP of Great Britain today, marking Honda’s third consecutive double-podium. And it was so nearly an all-Honda podium, too.

In race one Evgeny Bobryshev was the fast starter, emerging from the first corner in the lead on his CRF450RW. The Russian then set about building a lead for himself of six seconds and the field scrapped behind him. At the midway point it became a Honda vs. Honda battle as Tim Gajser made the pass for second and gave himself clear air and the #777 as a target.

Bobby was strong, and before Tim’s charge had set the fastest lap of the race, but unfortunately in the last ten minutes was forced to change the way he was riding a little, which led to him slightly over-jumping one jump, landing in the ruts and missing the corner, jumping out of the track. He was able to remain upright and quickly re-join, but the episode cost him two positions, and he slipped to fourth by the flag.

Gautier Paulin meanwhile resisted pressure from van Horebeek to maintain what was quite a lonely fifth position, but in race two the Frenchman started strongly and slotted into third, giving him third position overall in the Grand Prix and his second podium of the season.

Gajser took the overall win, whilst Bobby’s fifth in race two put him in fourth overall, and just two points adrift of the podium.

Gautier Paulin 21

5th, 3rd 3rd overall

“Especially after the French GP, it’s a great way to come back. Yesterday wasn’t my day as I was struggling a little but we worked hard with the team and did a good job to come back really strong today. The qualifying race was pretty terrible for me, but today was another day and we’ve been good all day. The first moto was ok but the second race was good. I spent too much time behind Butron and I used too much of my goggle roll-offs with the conditions, but I’m pleased with third and to be back on the podium again.”

Evgeny Bobryshev 777

4th, 5th 4th overall

“Honestly I can’t say I’m satisfied with fourth because we could have been on the podium today. From yesterday the feeling was good here and things were working well on this track, and at the start of race one it was great to be out in the lead and running so well. Then we had a few small issues and when I was trying to push behind Tim I over-jumped and missed a corner, jumping out of the track. It’s frustrating as I think a podium was definitely on the cards today. We had the pace for it, but it just didn’t happen.”

Roger Harvey

HRC General Manager - MXGP

“I’m really pleased to see Gautier on the podium again, and of course with Tim winning again we took another double Honda podium. And Bobby was so close too. He certainly had the pace and if it wasn’t for losing the two positions in race one, well then who knows but he would have been up there. It’s been a very strong weekend all round as a Honda has topped the sheets in every single session apart from the first practice, so we have to be happy with that!”

MXGP 2016
Race Round 11   Great Britain

Race 1

Cloudy, some rain
Air Temp
17°C
Track Cond
Hard Pack
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Gajser Tim 243 SLO 25 Honda Gariboldi Honda 35:27.708
2 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 22 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +5.864
3 Guillod Valentin 92 SWI 20 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha +9.678
4 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS 18 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +15.214
5 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA 16 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +17.550
6 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 15 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +20.714
7 Nagl Max 12 GER 14 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +24.515
8 Searle Tommy 100 GBR 13 Monster Energy DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +34.354
9 Tixier Jordi 911 FRA 12 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +37.237
10 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL 11 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +52.873
11 Nicholls Jake 45 GBR 10 Hitachi Construction Machinery Revo KTM Husqvarna +54.458
12 Charlier Christophe 23 FRA 9 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +57.508
13 Butron Jose 17 SPA 8 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +1:02.267
14 Reed Chad 22 AUS 7 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +1:22.716
15 Ullrich Dennis 149 GER 6 KTM Sarholz KTM +1:25.200
16 Getteman Jens 251 BEL 5 Wildcard Rider KTM +1:30.453
17 Desalle Clement 25 BEL 4 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +1:33.457
18 Ratsep Priit 221 EST 3 24MX Lucas Oil Honda Honda +1:36.269
19 Simpson Shaun 24 GBR 2 Wilvo Virus Performance KTM KTM +1:42.153
20 Leok Tanel 7 EST 1 Wildcard Rider KTM +1:43.686
MXGP 2016
Race Round 11   Great Britain

Race 2

Rain
Air Temp
15°C
Track Cond
Hard Pack
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Gajser Tim 243 SLO 25 Honda Gariboldi Honda 34:12.109
2 Nagl Max 12 GER 22 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +9.095
3 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA 20 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +18.031
4 Desalle Clement 25 BEL 18 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +25.931
5 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS 16 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +42.948
6 Tixier Jordi 911 FRA 15 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +1:00.390
7 Guillod Valentin 92 SWI 14 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha +1:02.316
8 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 13 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +1:15.080
9 Butron Jose 17 SPA 12 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +1:24.099
10 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 11 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +1:32.758
11 Potisek Milko 32 FRA 10 Tip Top MP32 Racing Team Yamaha +1:33.952
12 Townley Ben 8 NZL 9 Team Suzuki World MXGP Suzuki +1:36.404
13 Lupino Alessandro 77 ITA 8 Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor Honda +1:38.634
14 Searle Tommy 100 GBR 7 Monster Energy DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +1:39.466
15 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL 6 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +1:39.980
16 Leok Tanel 7 EST 5 Wildcard Rider KTM +1:44.881
17 Reed Chad 22 AUS 4 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +1:50.985
18 Kullas Harri 151 FIN 3 KTM Sarholz KTM +1:52.731
19 Bengtsson Filip 11 SWE 2 Castrol Power1 Suzuki Moto-Base Suzuki +2:03.526
20 Ratsep Priit 221 EST 1 24MX Lucas Oil Honda Honda +2:10.637
Location Information

matterley basin, Lower Baybridge Lane, Winchester, United Kingdom - View in Google Maps