Gautier Paulin finished his MXGP of Lombardia by climbing on the podium for the second week in succession, clinching second overall in Mantova.

The Frenchman wasn’t entirely happy with yesterday’s qualifying race, but worked hard with the team overnight on his CRF450RW and bounced back strongly today to take a third and a second, which he snatched on the last lap of the second moto, to climb onto the second step of the podium.

Evgeny Bobryshev posted two recovery rides today after his win in qualifying yesterday, getting boxed in at the starts around the tricky tight right-hander. From tenth in race one the Russian soon found his rhythm and heaved himself to fifth, setting the then-fastest lap of the race. Race two was much the same, as he fought back from 12th at the start to sixth, to finish the Grand Prix seventh overall.

Conditions all weekend have been sweltering, and apart from a welcome breeze that gave a little respite, today was no different. The temperature soared to 30 degrees Celsius with a stifling 46 per cent humidity, making the conditions on-track closer to those in Thailand than might be expected within Europe.

The season now embarks upon its summer break with three weekends of no Grand Prix action, but during which the riders’ training and testing schedules will continue in earnest.

Gautier Paulin 21

3rd, 2nd 2nd overall

“Yesterday I was struggling a little bit in qualifying but we made some adjustments overnight and it worked much better today. From the warm-up I improved a lot. In both races I had pretty good starts, and this weekend to get third and second means we did a good job. I am definitely happy about the weekend. Now it was really hot, and in Matterley I said I wanted to work hard to better in some areas that I missed with injury, so to be on the podium here and in these conditions actually I can’t believe. I’m really happy for me and for the team, and after a hard time earlier in the season it’s just such a good feeling.”

Evgeny Bobryshev 777

7th, 6th 7th overall

“Today just didn’t go as well as yesterday did. The starts were not so strong and I got boxed in a bit, but the feeling just didn’t flow as well today. I came back well through the field from the starts and could gain some places, and even we had the fastest lap early on in race one, but just couldn’t hold the pace ‘til the end. It’s a shame after the performance yesterday, but that’s just the way it goes.”

Roger Harvey

HRC General Manager - MXGP

“I’m so pleased for all the team that we had another double podium today with Tim and Gautier. Both of them rode really very well in tough conditions with the heat, and it was good to see Gautier take second on the final lap, always pushing right to the flag. It’s now our fourth double-podium in a row, so we’re clearly working in the right way, everyone in the team is doing a great job, and the CRF450RW is a fantastic bike.”

MXGP 2016
Race Round 12   Mantova

Race 1

Sunny
Air Temp
29°C
Track Cond
Sand
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Gajser Tim 243 SLO 25 Honda Gariboldi Honda 35:01.739
2 Desalle Clement 25 BEL 22 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +4.460
3 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA 20 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +7.423
4 Nagl Max 12 GER 18 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +11.147
5 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 16 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +16.639
6 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 15 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +25.874
7 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS 14 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +33.524
8 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL 13 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +38.665
9 Guillod Valentin 92 SWI 12 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha +44.531
10 Butron Jose 17 SPA 11 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +48.997
11 Tixier Jordi 911 FRA 10 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +53.447
12 Getteman Jens 251 BEL 9 Wildcard Rider KTM +1:03.987
13 Nicholls Jake 45 GBR 8 Hitachi Construction Machinery Revo KTM Husqvarna +1:06.402
14 Charlier Christophe 23 FRA 7 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:21.102
15 Valentin Ander 920 SPA 6 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki +1:31.980
16 Leok Tanel 7 EST 5 Wildcard Rider KTM +1:34.795
17 Philippaerts David 19 ITA 4 DP19 Racing Yamaha +1:36.282
18 Lupino Alessandro 77 ITA 3 Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor Honda +1:37.529
19 Kullas Harri 151 FIN 2 KTM Sarholz KTM +1:40.556
20 Ratsep Priit 221 EST 1 24MX Lucas Oil Honda Honda +1:58.197
MXGP 2016
Race Round 12   Mantova

Race 2

Sunny
Air Temp
29°C
Track Cond
Sand
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Gajser Tim 243 SLO 25 Honda Gariboldi Honda 35:17.922
2 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA 22 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +9.544
3 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 20 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +17.480
4 Desalle Clement 25 BEL 18 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +25.145
5 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL 16 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +33.911
6 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS 15 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +37.557
7 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 14 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +38.142
8 Guillod Valentin 92 SWI 13 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha +54.421
9 Butron Jose 17 SPA 12 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +59.148
10 Tixier Jordi 911 FRA 11 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +1:02.868
11 Lupino Alessandro 77 ITA 10 Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor Honda +1:06.513
12 Charlier Christophe 23 FRA 9 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:09.883
13 Leok Tanel 7 EST 8 Wildcard Rider KTM +1:14.980
14 Searle Tommy 100 GBR 7 Monster Energy DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +1:18.114
15 Ratsep Priit 221 EST 6 24MX Lucas Oil Honda Honda +1:20.470
16 Nagl Max 12 GER 5 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:21.066
17 Nicholls Jake 45 GBR 4 Hitachi Construction Machinery Revo KTM Husqvarna +1:23.441
18 Kullas Harri 151 FIN 3 KTM Sarholz KTM +1:26.956
19 Goncalves Rui 999 POR 2 NewHolland 8biano Massignani Husqvarna Husqvarna +1:44.479
20 Ullrich Dennis 149 GER 1 KTM Sarholz KTM +1:50.940
Location Information

Viale Learco Guerra, 13m, 46100 Mantova MN, Italy - View in Google Maps