Evgeny Bobryshev scored his second qualifying race victory of the 2015 MXGP season today in dominant fashion, showing blistering pace to run away at the front in Germany.
Both he and Gautier Paulin made good starts at Teutschenthal and were in second and fifth at the first corner. Both riders on the CRF450RW machines then set about making progress, and Bobby swiftly made his move for the lead and never looked back.
In the crucial opening minutes of the race, Bobby was the fastest man on track by one second, allowing him to build a comfortable buffer. Even when Romain Febvre attacked in the closing laps, Bobby controlled the race to take the victory at the venue at which he took his first overall Grand Prix victory in 2011.
Just as Bobryshev was making progress, so too was Paulin, although his pace was hampered by a hole punched in his exhaust by another bike in the opening lap. Pushing for fourth, he slipped off at speed, but was able to remount in sixth and recovered to fifth again.
Once again the Team HRC duo have set the pace on Saturday, and the team is confident of carrying this performance into tomorrow’s two races, the first of which gets underway at 1415hrs local time.