Increasing his lead in the world championship and taking his second overall win of the season, Tim Gajser took a dominant win today in Leon Mexico, rounding off what he describes as a “perfect weekend”.

Gajser made a statement in the first race by getting the holeshot and controlling the lead early on. He put some faster laps down within the first half of the race to put a 14 second gap between himself and his team mate in second place. The track conditions suited the Slovenian who fell into a comfortable rhythm half way through the race to take the win.

In the second race the track conditions had changed and although this didn’t bother the Slovenian it meant he had to change the style in which he attacked it. In the first few corners off the start, Gajser found himself battling with Paulin and Cairoli. Gajser quickly passed Paulin to take the lead giving him chance to pick up the pace for a few laps and distance himself away from the battle for second place. Once Cairoli got past Paulin the eight times world champion kept the pressure on Gajser right until the finish line. The work he had done early in the race ensured that he could take the win, 15 seconds ahead of Cairoli.

Bobryshev had a day of two halves. In the first race, he had a strong start and was side by side with him team mate; Gajser in the first few corners of the race. After pushing for the lead for the first few laps, Bobryshev settled behind Gajser, keeping on his pace which gave him a secure gap between himself and third place. The Russian was fast on what he had described yesterday as a difficult track and his consistent lap times gave him an excellent second place finish.

The second race didn’t go to plan for the Russian. After making a small mistake in the first corner, this then set the tone for him for the rest of the race. The changeable track conditions caught Bobryshev out and he crashed a further two times costing him valuable time and positions in the race. His lap times throughout the last race were easily worthy of a podium finish. Bobryshev isn’t one to give up easily so he regrouped and adjusted his riding style to work his way back from 20th to 14th position.

With the first leg of the European rounds kicking off in Trentino in two weeks’ time, Bobryshev will focused on riding to the strength of his first race today and Gajser will be looking to maintain his dominant form to extend his championship lead further.

Tim Gajser 243

I felt good all weekend, I was enjoy it and having fun on the bike. Actually, in the second moto it was tough as Cairoli was pushing me all the way and also the track became really hard and slick in some places but I am really happy that I won that one and the overall as well. I am really looking forward to the next one already. I haven't changed anything that I do, I am just having fun on the bike and I think that is key.

Evgeny Bobryshev 777

The first race everything went really well. I had a good start and I just kept myself in second place, everything was simple. I had a lot of pressure behind me with the pack of four riders but I kept second place. This is really positive for me, I was feeling good. Coming into the second race I had a bad start then on the opening lap, I can't really explain what happened. There was a simple table top, I landed in the same place every time and this one time when I landed, I slid and the bike went sideways so I crashed on my side. Maybe it was because there was a heavier wind. I hurt my hip a bit so it was difficult coming back then I fell a second time. The track was slippery and dusty so it is safe to say I am disappointed about the second race. I am healthy and happy so I can move forward, I am looking forward to head into Europe

Roger Harvey

HRC General Manager - MXGP

Glad to say we kept the momentum up from Argentina on a totally different circuit. Tim was extremely dominant throughout the weekend and although the second race he was kept on his toes, he had the speed to control the gap. This performance increases the lead in the world championship but as we know it is a very long season ahead so we race with that in the back of our minds at this point in the season. Bobby held up under a lot of pressure in race one to come home runner up to his team mate which was an excellent result. In the second race, a small mistake in the first corner put him in the middle of the pack and then another two mistakes followed which dropped him out of the field and out of the points. Obviously with a small number of riders in the field it was imperative to keep going as he needed the points. He managed to pull back into the points to 14th place which is good damage limitation. We now move everything back to Europe to start the campaign over there and hopefully keep this momentum going on the different European tracks.

MXGP 2017
Race Round 4   Mexico

Race 1

Sunny/Dry
Humidity
12%
Air Temp
25°C
Track Cond
Hard
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Gajser Tim 243 SLO 25 Team HRC - MXGP Honda 34:45.401
2 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS 22 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +14.909
3 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA 20 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +15.434
4 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 18 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +15.718
5 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 16 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +17.615
6 Tonus Arnaud 4 SWI 15 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Yamaha +17.676
7 Nagl Max 12 GER 14 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +36.880
8 Desalle Clement 25 BEL 13 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +38.837
9 Anstie Max 99 GBR 12 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +41.562
10 Strijbos Kevin 22 BEL 11 Team Suzuki World MXGP Suzuki +42.542
11 Febvre Romain 461 FRA 10 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +43.893
12 Simpson Shaun 24 GBR 9 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Yamaha +44.723
13 Jasikonis Arminas 27 LTU 8 Team Suzuki World MXGP Suzuki +52.969
14 Herlings Jeffrey 84 NDL 7 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +1:17.676
15 Guillod Valentin 92 SWI 6 Team Honda Red Moto Honda +1:30.206
16 Lupino Alessandro 77 ITA 5 Team Honda Red Moto Honda +1:34.660
17 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL 4 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +1:36.714
18 Nicholls Jake 45 GBR 3 Hitachi Construction Machinery KTM UK KTM +1:38.131
19 Leok Tanel 7 EST 2 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna +1:39.960
20 Goncalves Rui 999 POR 1 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna +1:40.847
MXGP 2017
Race Round 4   Mexico

Race 2

Sunny/Dry
Humidity
8%
Air Temp
28°C
Track Cond
Hard
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Gajser Tim 243 SLO 25 Team HRC - MXGP Honda 35:03.806
2 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 22 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +15.224
3 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA 20 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +26.064
4 Tonus Arnaud 4 SWI 18 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Yamaha +27.677
5 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 16 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +28.892
6 Desalle Clement 25 BEL 15 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +47.894
7 Febvre Romain 461 FRA 14 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +56.358
8 Nagl Max 12 GER 13 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +58.109
9 Herlings Jeffrey 84 NDL 12 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +1:00.181
10 Strijbos Kevin 22 BEL 11 Team Suzuki World MXGP Suzuki +1:01.851
11 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL 10 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +1:21.509
12 Jasikonis Arminas 27 LTU 9 Team Suzuki World MXGP Suzuki +1:22.406
13 Anstie Max 99 GBR 8 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:31.851
14 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS 7 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +1:32.834
15 Simpson Shaun 24 GBR 6 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Yamaha +1:34.182
16 Butron Jose 17 SPA 5 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +1:46.075
17 Guillod Valentin 92 SWI 4 Team Honda Red Moto Honda +1:50.616
18 Leok Tanel 7 EST 3 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna +1:53.291
19 Goncalves Rui 999 POR 2 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna - 1 lap
20 Lupino Alessandro 77 ITA 1 Team Honda Red Moto Honda +19.397
Location Information

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