Gautier Paulin qualified in third for the MXGP of Great Britain today at the Matterley Basin track, and teammate Evgeny Bobryshev also demonstrated strong pace to set the third quickest lap on his way back to eighth.

From the start Gautier emerged in sixth after a little evasive action forced him onto a slipperier part of the track, but then set about closing down the lead pack. Making good progress, with just four minutes of the 20 minute race to go he made a pass for third stick and didn’t look back as he continued his and the team’s strong run of podium performances.

The start wasn’t quite so easy for Evgeny Bobryshev who emerged from the first few corners down in 12th. Fighting back determinedly, the big Russian showed exceptional pace, at one point setting the fastest lap of the race as he clawed back lost ground and closed on the quartet of riders ahead of him. Ultimately, his pace was good enough for third fastest, but only seven hundredths shy of the best lap.

Racing tomorrow at the Winchester, UK venue gets underway at 1415hrs local time with the first of two 30-minute motos.

Roger Harvey

HRC General Manager - MXGP

“The laptimes were very good today from both boys so we’re happy with the pace. They’ve just got to ensure they’re not in traffic tomorrow. Gautier had a reasonable start and then it was nice to see him moving forward. Bobby moved forward well from not a good start, so maybe we’ll try a different strategy tomorrow but hopefully we can be where we need to be, on the podium. The pace is good for top three, so that’s what we need to aim for.”

Gautier Paulin 21

3rd

“I’m pleased to have a good place on the gate for tomorrow. I’m happy with my riding and with the lines and everything, but I got a little arm pump so I didn’t ride at the level I wanted. I know why though so definitely tomorrow it won’t be a problem. Sixth was not the place I expected from the start because the first two corners were pretty tricky. In front of me Nagl and Desalle were really close to crashing so I had to go outside which meant I was inside on the next corner, and when I accelerated it was like a mirror so I slide pretty hard. But I’m happy to come back to third and it's a good position to aim for more tomorrow.”

Evgeny Bobryshev 777

8th

“My pace was good and I’m happy with the bike and with my riding, and everything was going well today. Just with a good start I could finish in the top three for sure, but we didn’t have a good start today so I was fighting to come from out of the top ten to eighth. There are a few places where you can pass but it’s not so easy as there is one nice line but when you change that it’s quite tricky so I had about three places around the lap where I could pass, but you have to be really fast and aggressive to make it happen. Still, I was feeling strong and I think we’re looking strong for tomorrow.”

MXGP 2015
Qualifying Round 7   Great Britain

Results

Overcast
Air Temp
20°C
Track Cond
Hard-pack
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 24:33.614
2 Desalle Clement 25 BEL Rockstar Energy Suzuki World MXGP Suzuki +1.799
3 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA Team HRC - MXGP Honda +4.215
4 Nagl Max 12 GER Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +5.922
5 Febvre Romain 461 FRA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha +7.357
6 Ferris Dean 111 AUS Wilvo Nestaan Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +8.286
7 Simpson Shaun 24 GBR Hitachi Construction Machinery Revo KTM KTM +8.748
8 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS Team HRC - MXGP Honda +11.541
9 Rattray Tyla 28 RSA Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +25.124
10 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha +31.887
11 De Dycker Ken 9 BEL Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +33.694
12 Waters Todd 47 AUS Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +35.099
13 Frossard Steven 183 FRA Wilvo Forkrent KTM KTM +37.860
14 Philippaerts David 19 ITA DP19 Racing Yamaha +40.102
15 Butron Jose 17 SPA Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +40.932
16 Charlier Christophe 23 FRA 24MX Lucas Oil Honda Honda +42.638
17 Lupino Alessandro 77 ITA Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor Honda +45.628
18 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL Team Suzuki Europe Motocross Suzuki +47.646
19 Guarneri Davide 39 ITA TM Racing Factory Team TM +55.509
20 Boog Xavier 121 FRA Wildcard Rider Kawasaki +57.334
21 Irwin Graeme 55 IRE Wildcard Rider Suzuki +1:06.778
22 Wilde Ashley 704 GBR Wildcard Rider Honda +1:23.962
23 Ivanovs Davis 600 LAT Wildcard Rider Kawasaki +1:31.693
24 Alessi Mike 800 USA Wildcard Rider Suzuki +1:33.249
25 Gregory Lewis 112 GBR Wildcard Rider Yamaha +1:43.394
26 Fura Richard 250 FRA Wildcard Rider Kawasaki +1:50.187
27 Gercar Klemen 62 SLO Wildcard Rider Husqvarna +1 lap
28 Yamamoto Kei 400 JPN Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor Honda +2 laps
29 Ullrich Dennis 149 GER Castrol Power1 Suzuki Moto-Base Suzuki +12 laps
30 Goncalves Rui 999 POR MX Racing Team Husqvarna DNS
Location Information

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