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.
|1||Bobryshev Evgeny||777||RUS||Team HRC - MXGP||Honda||24:05.340|
|2||Febvre Romain||461||FRA||Yamaha Factory Racing||Yamaha||+6.104|
|3||Van Horebeek Jeremy||89||BEL||Yamaha Factory Racing||Yamaha||+26.819|
|4||Ferris Dean||111||AUS||Wilvo Nestaan Husqvarna Factory Racing||Husqvarna||+30.909|
|5||Paulin Gautier||21||FRA||Team HRC - MXGP||Honda||+34.020|
|6||Simpson Shaun||24||GBR||Hitachi Construction Machinery Revo KTM||KTM||+40.438|
|7||Waters Todd||47||AUS||Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing||Husqvarna||+41.001|
|8||Charlier Christophe||23||FRA||24MX Lucas Oil Honda||Honda||+43.188|
|9||Strijbos Kevin||22||BEL||Rockstar Energy Suzuki World MXGP||Suzuki||+49.309|
|10||Lupino Alessandro||77||ITA||Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor||Honda||+52.929|
|11||Cairoli Antonio||222||ITA||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||+1:01.374|
|12||De Dycker Ken||9||BEL||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||+1:02.533|
|13||Aranda Gregory||20||FRA||Wildcard Rider||Kawasaki||+1:04.472|
|14||Neurauter Lukas||909||AUT||Wildcard Rider||KTM||+1:06.500|
|15||Delince Jeremy||926||BEL||Wildcard Rider||Honda||+1:06.771|
|16||Coldenhoff Glenn||259||NDL||Team Suzuki Europe Motocross||Suzuki||+1:10.104|
|17||Butron Jose||17||SPA||Marchetti Racing Team KTM||KTM||+1:12.083|
|18||Ullrich Dennis||149||GER||Castrol Power1 Suzuki Moto-Base||Suzuki||+1:40.512|
|19||Gercar Klemen||62||SLO||Wildcard Rider||Husqvarna||+1 lap|
|20||Yamamoto Kei||400||JPN||Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor||Honda||+1 lap|
|21||Heidecke Angus||156||GER||Wildcard Rider||KTM||+1 lap|
|22||Bertuzzo Pier Filippo||173||ITA||Wildcard Rider||Yamaha||+1 lap|
|23||Edmonds Stuart||167||IRE||Wildcard Rider||Honda||+1 lap|
|24||Kouzis Panagiotis||38||GRE||Wildcard Rider||Honda||+1 lap|