Team HRC’s Gautier Paulin and Evgeny Bobryshev finished the 2015 MXGP season in the USA today placed second and third respectively in the World Championship.

Aboard the factory Honda CRF450RW, Paulin won five motos and Bobby won a further two qualifying races this season, and the duo shared a total of nine Grand Prix podiums.

Sealing second and third in the world, it is just the second year that the team has been a fully-fledged factory HRC effort, and coupled with a World Championship title in European MX250 and the MX2 World title on the works CRF250RW, it’s been a strong year for Honda.

At the finale in Glen Helen this weekend, a pair of 8th place finishes for Paulin put him 7th overall in the MXGP of the USA, just behind Bobby who was sixth overall with a ninth and a fifth, having been running as high as second in race two.

Roger Harvey

HRC General Manager - MXGP

“We certainly can’t complain with second and third in the world, and with Tim winning the MX2 World Championship, it’s been a great year for Team HRC and for Honda. I’d like to congratulate Tim and the Honda Gariboldi team for a fantastic season on the works 250, flying the HRC flag in MX2. This weekend was reasonable, but the important thing was second and third in the championship and I’m very pleased with that. Now we have a clear goal for next year – to improve by one place!”

Gautier Paulin 21

8th, 8th. 7th overall 2nd in World Championship

“It’s great to end the season with second overall, and top Honda. It’s been a hard season with many up and downs, with winning in Valkenswaard and then also having some really bad moments like with my knee. Towards the end of the season I was pushing but trying to control the knee, and in motocross it’s difficult to do that. Now we concentrate on the Motocross of Nations, and then I have a full check on my condition to come back 100 per cent next season. I want to thank Honda and HRC, and all my partners, for this season and for all the hard work.”

Evgeny Bobryshev 777

9th, 5th. 6th overall 3rd in World Championship

“I feel great after this season. I put my goal in front of me before this season and I followed this goal and now we have achieved it. It was really important for me to stay healthy; this was the main goal. Now we have third place so it’s really great.

“If you take Russian legends like Kavinov, 36 years ago he was in third place, so now after such a long time I have ended this gap and done the same. There are many people in Russia who know the history and really follow this sport, and they’re really happy that a Russian has done this again.

“It’s a strange feeling to be third to be honest. Until I get my medal, for me it’s difficult to believe it as it’s been such a long time to do this in the championship. I knew always that I could do this and my speed was top three. In Mexico when I secured the place it was a strange feeling, and I was thinking ‘why don’t I feel it yet?’, but since then I start thinking more ‘wow, I’m third!’. I feel just a great satisfaction inside.”

MXGP 2015
Race Round 18   Glen Helen

Race one

Sunny
Air Temp
37°C
Track Cond
Hard pack
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Febvre Romain 461 FRA 25 Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 35:54.457
2 Webb Cooper 175 USA 22 Yamalube Star Racing Yamaha Yamaha +0.724
3 Grant Josh 35 USA 20 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +23.369
4 Anderson Jason 312 USA 18 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +34.642
5 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 16 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +38.012
6 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL 15 Team Suzuki Europe Motocross Suzuki +39.495
7 Wilson Dean 215 GBR 14 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +41.977
8 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA 13 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +48.001
9 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS 12 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +55.692
10 Musquin Marvin 125 FRA 11 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +58.982
11 Townley Ben 101 NZL 10 Wildcard Rider Honda +1:10.156
12 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 9 Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha +1:13.182
13 Searle Tommy 100 GBR 8 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +1:21.065
14 Guarneri Davide 39 ITA 7 TM Racing Factory Team TM +1:26.549
15 Butron Jose 17 SPA 6 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +1:30.412
16 Millsaps Davy 118 USA 5 BTO Sports - KTM - WPS KTM +1:36.870
17 Rattray Tyla 28 RSA 4 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +1:40.833
18 Ferris Dean 111 AUS 3 Wilvo Nestaan Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:44.245
19 Waters Todd 47 AUS 2 Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:48.867
20 Yamamoto Kei 400 JPN 1 Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor Honda +2:04.601
MXGP 2015
Race Round 18   Glen Helen

Race two

Sunny
Air Temp
39°C
Track Cond
Hard pack
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Grant Josh 35 USA 25 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki 36:17.374
2 Febvre Romain 461 FRA 22 Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha +12.621
3 Webb Cooper 175 USA 20 Yamalube Star Racing Yamaha Yamaha +17.132
4 Wilson Dean 215 GBR 18 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +18.260
5 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS 16 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +45.661
6 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL 15 Team Suzuki Europe Motocross Suzuki +51.367
7 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 14 Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha +57.887
8 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA 13 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +1:03.920
9 Searle Tommy 100 GBR 12 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +1:07.744
10 Millsaps Davy 118 USA 11 BTO Sports - KTM - WPS KTM +1:11.790
11 Butron Jose 17 SPA 10 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +1:26.141
12 Rattray Tyla 28 RSA 9 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +1:32.261
13 Waters Todd 47 AUS 8 Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:38.613
14 Ferris Dean 111 AUS 7 Wilvo Nestaan Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:47.535
15 Guarneri Davide 39 ITA 6 TM Racing Factory Team TM +2:10.022
16 Gibbs Kirk 56 AUS 5 Wildcard Rider KTM +2:19.437
17 Balbi Antonio 103 BRA 4 Wildcard Rider Kawasaki -1 lap
18 Sterry Adam 811 GBR 3 F&H Racing Team Kawasaki -1 lap
19 Jonsson Jesper 147 SWE 2 Wildcard Rider Husqvarna -1 lap
20 Brough Riley 482 USA 1 Wildcard Rider Honda -1 lap
Location Information

Glen Helen Raceway, Verdemont Ranch Road, San Bernardino, CA, United States, North America - View in Google Maps