Evgeny Bobryshev started his MXGP of Latvia in the strongest way possible this morning, setting the fastest laps in both the free and timed practice sessions.
Such was the Russian’s pace, that he was more than one second clear of the field at times in the closing stages of each session, ultimately finishing just shy of half a second ahead.
Lining up behind the first gate for the qualifying race he was looking strong for his second qualifying race win of the year, but instead he found heartache into turn one. A heavy crash as the field bunched into the first corner saw the Russian on the ground, and such was the impact that he was taken to the medical centre for checks. He will rest up overnight and climb aboard the #777 CRF tomorrow.