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.
|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|
|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|