Gautier Paulin continued his domination of the MXGP of Europe today with a clean sweep of race wins to take the overall victory. The win is the first of 2015 for Team HRC, and Gautier’s first on the Honda CRF450RW.

His pace was unrelenting all weekend and, with two very strong starts, he had to make just a few passes on the opening laps to secure the lead. Once he got to the front, he was in a league of his own as he chalked up two runaway wins.

It was so very nearly a Team HRC double podium too, with Evgeny Bobryshev putting in an equally strong showing. Bobby finished third in race one and, having been running as high as second in race two, was involved in a scrap to the line for third place, which was also a fight for the final step on the podium. By the flag, 1.4seconds was the gap by which he missed what would have been his first ever MXGP podium with Team HRC. Nevertheless, it was a very positive weekend for the Russian that adds to the momentum of Team HRC and the Honda CRF450RW in MXGP.

As the team continues to work hard in testing, and crucially bringing together all the different elements of that testing, the fruits of that labour are now really beginning to show.

Roger Harvey

HRC General Manager - MXGP

“It’s been a magic weekend. A lot of work has gone into this by HRC staff, both here and back in Japan, and of course the whole team who have done a great job. To get things sorted everybody has been flat out all week since Arco. We started to get glimmers of the performance there, with Bobby’s qualifying win, but put some more work in during the week and it’s really worked out for us here.

“Gautier had a great ride all weekend, and was in control from the start in both races which was great to see. I’m really pleased with the way Bobby has gone today too because the Bobby of old would have just gone faster and maybe made a big mistake, especially with the track the way it was, but now he looked at the situation and made sure he brought home good points with fourth overall. We’ve seen how many crashes there have been round here this weekend, so to come away like that I’m really pleased with the effort of everyone this weekend so I want to say a big thanks to HRC, Honda, the team and the riders who are all working so well together to make this happen.”

Gautier Paulin 21

1st, 1st 1st overall

“It is very special and standing on the podium with all the fans singing the national anthem is something you cannot buy. It’s something that just a win can bring. I’m really happy to feel that again today as it is something really really cool and this is what we do all the work for. I want to thank all the crew because they all believe in what we can do, and since Arco we can things are really starting to come together so I have so much pleasure from this win. It’s been a great race, especially when you dominate the weekend – qualifying win, first moto win, second moto win – it’s just been a perfect weekend.”

Evgeny Bobryshev 777

3rd, 4th 4th overall

“To be honest it was a tough weekend for me and I’m really happy with this. I compressed my back last Wednesday so we’ve been working with the team physio all weekend and I was fighting through the pain. But the final result was really good. I missed the podium by a little, but I call it good points and just kept it on two wheels because the track was really tough and many riders crashed. I’m really happy as we have been working a lot and improved the bike a lot, and I’d also like to congratulate all the team for the victory with Gautier as everyone really deserves this.”

MXGP 2015
Race Round 5   Netherlands

Results Session 1

Overcast
Air Temp
16°C
Track Cond
Sand
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA 25 Team HRC - MXGP Honda 34:52.131
2 Nagl Max 12 GER 22 Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +17.744
3 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS 20 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +35.535
4 Desalle Clement 25 BEL 18 Rockstar Energy Suzuki World MXGP Suzuki +40.515
5 Simpson Shaun 24 GBR 16 Hitachi Construction Machinery Revo KTM KTM +41.742
6 Rattray Tyla 28 RSA 15 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +56.455
7 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL 14 Team Suzuki Europe Motocross Suzuki +1:00.201
8 De Dycker Ken 9 BEL 13 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +1:04.855
9 Bengtsson Filip 11 SWE 12 24MX Lucas Oil Honda Honda +1:08.710
10 Febvre Romain 461 FRA 11 Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha +1:12.812
11 Frossard Steven 183 FRA 10 Wilvo Forkrent KTM KTM +1:16.994
12 Searle Tommy 100 GBR 9 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +1:35.888
13 Boog Xavier 121 FRA 8 Wildcard Rider Kawasaki +1:38.958
14 Waters Todd 47 AUS 7 Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:39.348
15 Ferris Dean 111 AUS 6 Wilvo Nestaan Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:52.183
16 Butron Jose 17 SPA 5 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +1 lap
17 Lupino Alessandro 77 ITA 4 Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor Honda +5.272
18 Leok Tanel 40 EST 3 Wildcard Rider Kawasaki +5.638
19 Heidecke Angus 156 GER 2 Wildcard Rider KTM +14.809
20 Ullrich Dennis 149 GER 1 Castrol Power1 Suzuki Moto-Base Suzuki +34.441
MXGP 2015
Race Round 5   Netherlands

Results Session 2

Overcast
Air Temp
16°C
Track Cond
Sand
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA 25 Team HRC - MXGP Honda 34:24.814
2 Nagl Max 12 GER 22 Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +4.761
3 Desalle Clement 25 BEL 20 Rockstar Energy Suzuki World MXGP Suzuki +10.118
4 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS 18 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +11.589
5 Febvre Romain 461 FRA 16 Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha +12.309
6 Simpson Shaun 24 GBR 15 Hitachi Construction Machinery Revo KTM KTM +28.128
7 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 14 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +39.579
8 Rattray Tyla 28 RSA 13 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +41.763
9 De Dycker Ken 9 BEL 12 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +43.720
10 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL 11 Team Suzuki Europe Motocross Suzuki +44.567
11 Searle Tommy 100 GBR 10 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +45.657
12 Philippaerts David 19 ITA 9 DP19 Racing Yamaha +1:11.324
13 Ferris Dean 111 AUS 8 Wilvo Nestaan Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:14.037
14 Waters Todd 47 AUS 7 Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:14.747
15 Boog Xavier 121 FRA 6 Wildcard Rider Kawasaki +1:38.453
16 Leok Tanel 40 EST 5 Wildcard Rider Kawasaki +1:53.193
17 Butron Jose 17 SPA 4 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +1:54.693
18 Charlier Christophe 23 FRA 3 24MX Lucas Oil Honda Honda +1 lap
19 Lupino Alessandro 77 ITA 2 Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor Honda +0.113
20 Ullrich Dennis 149 GER 1 Castrol Power1 Suzuki Moto-Base Suzuki +17.440
Location Information

Eurocircuit, Valkenswaard, The Netherlands - View in Google Maps