The MXGP of Argentina started well for Evgeny Bobryshev, who quickly settled into the same early rhythm he had here last year and went fastest in the timed practice.

Unfortunately, that pace wasn’t converted to a result in the qualifying race after a crash on the opening lap demoted him to the back of the pack.

Still, fighting back to 11th was good damage limitation, and still provides a reasonable gate pick for tomorrow from which the big Russian can launch himself back into contention.

Meanwhile, over on the CRF450RW of the Honda Gariboldi Team, Tim Gajser took the qualifying race victory in masterful form.

Evgeny Bobryshev 777

“We’ve had a good feeling here all day and the speed has been there too, with fastest in timed practice, so I’m disappointed with the crash in the qualifying race. I was behind Shaun and I just lost my front end. I was in the pack and I couldn’t see so much, and I think I hit a tree root on the inside of the corner. I lost the front so quick so I couldn’t react or do anything before I was on the floor. From last place I came back to eleventh, but it’s a shame because we have a good feeling here. I feel ok physically as it was just a little crash, but I’m disappointed. I didn’t have the best start today, so tomorrow I just need to focus on my start, and still from the middle of the gates it’s not so bad for tomorrow’s races.”

Roger Harvey

HRC General Manager - MXGP

“To be honest Bobby’s race was made hard because he missed the start a little which put him in the pack, so then it was a fight right through. He made just a little mistake turning to come back down the hill, but it put him down and to the back of the grid so he had to fight through again. The track is fast and flowing so it’s difficult to make up time, so considering that his ride through to 11th was ok. Guys started well today from the 11th gate, so I don’t think this will be to his detriment tomorrow.”

MXGP 2016
Qualifying Round 4   Argentina

Results Session

Cloudy
Air Temp
11°C
Track Cond
Loose
Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Gajser Tim 243 SLO Honda Gariboldi Honda 25:05.502
2 Febvre Romain 461 FRA Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +5.054
3 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +8.188
4 Nagl Max 12 GER Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +11.717
5 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +19.319
6 Searle Tommy 100 GBR Monster Energy DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +25.581
7 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +26.876
8 Simpson Shaun 24 GBR Wilvo Virus Performance KTM KTM +30.992
9 Desalle Clement 25 BEL Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +31.814
10 Strijbos Kevin 22 BEL Team Suzuki World MXGP Suzuki +35.868
11 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS Team HRC - MXGP Honda +36.945
12 Butron Jose 17 SPA Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +51.221
13 Guillod Valentin 92 SWI Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha +53.372
14 Lupino Alessandro 77 ITA Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor Honda +57.870
15 Lenoir Steven 685 FRA 24MX Lucas Oil Honda Honda +58.652
16 Yamamoto Kei 400 JPN Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor Honda +1:08.892
17 Charlier Christophe 23 FRA Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:55.061
18 Ricardo Carranza Nicolas 58 ARG Wildcard Rider Honda -1 lap
19 Potisek Milko 32 FRA Tip Top MP32 Racing Team Yamaha -1 lap
20 Fanello Ezequiel 444 ARG Wildcard Rider Yamaha -1 lap
Location Information

Neuquen, Argentina - View in Google Maps