Gautier Paulin once again stood on the MXGP podium today, taking second overall having ridden to a pair of third places on the no.21 CRF450RW.

Race one saw Gautier slot into seventh from the start, but Bobby was not so lucky as he was nearly put down in the first corner tussle, remaining upright but emerging in 14th. From there Paulin pushed his way into third by the finish, whilst Bobby climbed to the back of the group fighting for fifth, but ultimately could only cross the line 11th.

In the second race, the start was more positive and Bobby and Paulin emerged unscathed in third and fifth respectively. Paulin soon put the hammer down and set the fastest lap of the race as he promoted himself to third overall, passing Bobby and World Champion Antonio Cairoli. Bobby finished fifth, to complete the Grand Prix weekend in eighth overall.

The second overall represents the fourth time the Frenchman has stood on the podium with Team HRC this season, and strengthens his third position in the World Championship after twelve of the 18 rounds.

Roger Harvey

HRC General Manager - MXGP

“It’s great to see Gautier on the podium again. After his domination yesterday when he took a clean sweep of all sessions, it’s not been the easiest of days in general really because of the changeable weather and the heavy rain that fell this morning, and for Bobby his near-crash in the first corner of race one, so to come out of it with a podium is positive. Gautier again showed good speed today with the fastest lap in race two and even a purple split time right at the end of that race, and although Bobby was a little stiff on the bike this afternoon’s race was more productive for him. Both riders scored good points today which at this time in the season, when we can see that the championship is wide open, is very important.”

Gautier Paulin 21

3rd, 3rd 2nd overall

“It’s always positive when we’re on the podium as it’s good for everybody in the team, just when we saw the riding we had yesterday we could expect a little better. Third and third, and second overall is strong, but yesterday I completely dominated the day. It was really wet today so this was a little more hard for the bikes because it was very sticky, and it also made it more hard to pass. Actually the whole weekend I didn’t make good starts, but yesterday was a little easier to pass than today so I could come through more easily. For sure it’s positive, and although we still aim to do better, I’m happy.“

Evgeny Bobryshev 777

11th, 5th 8th overall

“Today was a bit tough really. In race one I lost a lot of time in the first corner when three riders crashed in front of me, so from then I had to fight back through the traffic but it was so difficult to overtake because there was basically just one line. Race two was better, and we take some more good points, but overall I’m a little disappointed after this weekend as we had the pace for more.”

MXGP 2015
Race Round 12   Latvia

Race one

Sunny
Air Temp
18°C
Track Cond
Sand
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL 25 Team Suzuki Europe Motocross Suzuki 34:26.145
2 Strijbos Kevin 22 BEL 22 Rockstar Energy Suzuki World MXGP Suzuki +5.257
3 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA 20 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +45.698
4 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 18 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +1:00.847
5 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 16 Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha +1:08.496
6 Frossard Steven 183 FRA 15 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +1:12.170
7 Butron Jose 17 SPA 14 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +1:18.466
8 Febvre Romain 461 FRA 13 Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha +1:19.095
9 Bengtsson Filip 11 SWE 12 24MX Lucas Oil Honda Honda +1:24.412
10 Ferris Dean 111 AUS 11 Wilvo Nestaan Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:27.896
11 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS 10 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +1:31.278
12 Charlier Christophe 23 FRA 9 24MX Lucas Oil Honda Honda +1:34.136
13 Watson Ben 919 GBR 8 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha +1:35.471
14 Waters Todd 47 AUS 7 Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:36.755
15 Leok Tanel 40 EST 6 Wildcard Rider Kawasaki +1:40.702
16 Simpson Shaun 24 GBR 5 Hitachi Construction Machinery Revo KTM KTM +1:48.045
17 Philippaerts David 19 ITA 4 DP19 Racing Yamaha +1:54.384
18 Rattray Tyla 28 RSA 3 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki -1 lap
19 Ivanovs Davis 600 LAT 2 Wildcard Rider Kawasaki +5.496
20 Nazarov Maxim 742 RUS 1 Belogorie Russia Racing KTM +32.851
21 Yamamoto Kei 400 JPN 0 Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor Honda +40.782
MXGP 2015
Race Round 12   Latvia

Race two

Sunny
Air Temp
18°C
Track Cond
Sand
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Febvre Romain 461 FRA 25 Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 35:49.255
2 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL 22 Team Suzuki Europe Motocross Suzuki +2.389
3 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA 20 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +3.218
4 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 18 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +24.352
5 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS 16 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +31.334
6 Strijbos Kevin 22 BEL 15 Rockstar Energy Suzuki World MXGP Suzuki +42.152
7 Simpson Shaun 24 GBR 14 Hitachi Construction Machinery Revo KTM KTM +44.601
8 Frossard Steven 183 FRA 13 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +46.418
9 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 12 Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha +48.018
10 Waters Todd 47 AUS 11 Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +49.190
11 Bengtsson Filip 11 SWE 10 24MX Lucas Oil Honda Honda +1:05.120
12 Ferris Dean 111 AUS 9 Wilvo Nestaan Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:08.173
13 Searle Tommy 100 GBR 8 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +1:11.166
14 Charlier Christophe 23 FRA 7 24MX Lucas Oil Honda Honda +1:12.688
15 Guarneri Davide 39 ITA 6 TM Racing Factory Team TM +1:46.058
16 Philippaerts David 19 ITA 5 DP19 Racing Yamaha +1:52.087
17 Butron Jose 17 SPA 4 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM -1 lap
18 Nazarov Maxim 742 RUS 3 Belogorie Russia Racing KTM -1 lap
19 Yamamoto Kei 400 JPN 2 Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor Honda -1 lap
20 Ivanovs Davis 600 LAT 1 Wildcard Rider Kawasaki -4 laps
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