As Evgeny Bobryshev continues his return to form off-the bike, so the results follow on the bike. After finishing the timed practice fourth fastest, Bobby followed that up with fourth in the qualifying race this afternoon.

Feeling at his strongest so far this season, he completed a great deal of testing with Team HRC and the CRF450RW between the last MXGP in France and this weekend, and the hard work is paying off.

From eighth position away from the gate, Bobby chased through the field with podium-pace to climb to an eventual fourth, just adrift of Steven Frossard in third.

The heavy rains that were forecast didn’t materialise, although a light shower dampened the track just before the qualifying race, and the clouds provided a welcome break from the sun that pushed temperatures to 36 degrees Celsius.

On Saturday evening Bobby was also joined by HRC’s MX2 rider Tim Gajser in unveiling to the media the 2015 Honda CRF450R and CRF250R bikes as Honda continues its development of production motocross bikes closely allied to its factory presence in the FIM Motocross World Championship.

Evgeny Bobryshev 777

"After France I needed racing confidence through more time on the bike and I’m getting this back race by race now. After Spain and France it was much better and here in Italy it was good today – to finish fourth and be in touch with the lead group. We’ve all been working hard again with the testing since France and have improved the bike again, and we still need a little something but we’re working on it and getting closer every week and every race. I’ve been just missing some speed in a few places in a few sections but we’re working on this and it’s making it easier for me to stay close to the front. I’m looking forward to tomorrow, and for sure today gives you confidence for Sunday. I’d like to thank HRC and Honda for all the work so far as it’s really beginning to show now."

Roger Harvey

HRC General Manager - MXGP

"It was a nice qualifying from Bobby today. A better start – an advantage from the testing this week – put him in a better position from the start and it was then nice to see his fitness coming back. We worked well in the testing this week and I think we have come out with a good solution, which showed today. He was able to run with the lead three all the way, riding sensibly and keeping it safe, so I’m very pleased with Bobby’s performance today."

MXGP 2014
Qualifying Round 10   Italy

Results Session

Sunny
Air Temp
36°C
Track Cond
Hard Pack
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 24:02.932
2 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +2.571
3 Frossard Steven 183 FRA Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +4.533
4 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS Team HRC - MXGP Honda +5.447
5 Strijbos Kevin 22 BEL Rockstar Energy Suzuki World Suzuki +7.621
6 Desalle Clement 25 BEL Rockstar Energy Suzuki World Suzuki +8.533
7 Searle Tommy 100 GBR CLS Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki +16.343
8 De Dycker Ken 9 BEL Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +27.807
9 Simpson Shaun 24 GBR Hitachi Construction Machinery KTM UK KTM +29.674
10 Philippaerts David 19 ITA DP19 Racing Yamaha +31.162
11 Guarneri Davide 39 ITA TM Ricci Racing TM +32.906
12 Nicholls Jake 45 GBR Wilvo Forkrent KTM KTM +37.901
13 Potisek Milko 32 FRA 2B Yamaha Yamaha +40.394
14 Aranda Gregory 220 FRA Sturm Racing Kawasaki +42.028
15 Karro Matiss 91 LAT Wilvo Forkrent KTM KTM +46.195
16 Leok Tanel 3 EST TM Ricci Racing TM +54.741
17 Bertuzzo Pier Filippo 173 ITA Wildcard Rider Yamaha +56.265
18 Goncalves Rui 999 POR Bike It Yamaha Cosworth Yamaha +57.817
19 Rattray Tyla 28 RSA Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:02.089
20 Ullrich Dennis 149 GER KTM Sarholz KTM +1:09.725
21 Nemeth Kornel 108 HUN Wildcard Rider KTM +1:14.964
22 Bonini Matteo 436 ITA Sturm Racing Kawasaki +1:20.240
23 Zeni Samuel 214 ITA Wildcard Rider Kawasaki +1:26.095
24 Dami Stefano 511 ITA Wildcard Rider Yamaha +1:29.854
25 Thuresson Filip 251 SWE 24MX Lucas Oil Honda Honda +1:35.581
26 Gercar Klemen 62 SLO Honda Jtech Honda +1:40.549
27 Teillet Valentin 737 FRA Wildcard Rider Kawasaki +1 lap
28 Pellegrini Angelo 941 ITA Wildcard Rider Honda +5 laps
Location Information

Via Fornaci, 25, 28014 Maggiora, Novara, Italy - View in Google Maps