Team HRC’s Gautier Paulin came out fighting today for the MXGP of Switzerland, only narrowly missing the podium at the Frauenfeld track.

For both Team HRC’s riders it was something of a bittersweet day with one good race being countered by a harder fight for position. Paulin swept to second in the opening moto and had a podium firmly in his sights, whilst a small crash for Bobryshev demoted the Russian from fifth to twelfth.

In race two, the fortunes were reversed as Bobby took fourth on the last lap, whilst Paulin was forced to fight back from a start that saw him slot into 16th. Climbing back to seventh was sufficient o put him on the podium as others had similarly contrasting fortunes, but unfortunately a crash dropped him back to an eventual 11th, missing the podium by just four points.

Gautier Paulin 21

2nd, 11th 4th overall

“In the first race I was feeling really strong and I could take the holeshot, although I ran wide a little and Cairoli could come back past me. After that I had a good battle with Febvre. I made a little mistake and he passed me, but then shortly after it was his turn and I repassed him to take second which was good. In the second race I couldn't get to the inside of turn one because from the middle of the track it was deep and wet so it slowed my start. I was far back but I pushed hard to climb to seventh, which would have been good enough for a podium today, but I had a small crash when standing up in a rut and Tixier hit me, so I lost some positions. Without the crash we could have been on the podium today so I feel bad for that, but the podium pace was definitely there today.”

Evgeny Bobryshev 777

12th, 4th 9th overall

“This weekend was a bit tough really. Into the weekend the track looked great, and when I saw it on Friday I thought it would really suit me with good fast corners and some flow that I like. But actually there were so many ruts by the race and they were so deep that it wasn’t so much my track. Once you were in a rut in a corner it was difficult to change line so when you were behind someone it was hard to find time and to make passes. This is why when I crashed from fifth in race one I found it hard to come back through the field. The second race was much better though as I stayed fifth for the whole moto, until the end when I got fourth as Cairoli made a mistake. So I’m happier after the second race today than I was earlier this afternoon, even though we could have had more today. Now we have a little break after the last three back-to-back races so we can recharge and be ready for the final three races of the season.”

Roger Harvey

HRC General Manager - MXGP

“We definitely had the performance for a podium today with Gautier and Bobby, as Tim demonstrated on the #243 CRF450RW, but it was a tough day as everyone had one good race and one tougher race. Gautier had a much better day to take a second and nearly hit the podium again, but sometimes that’s just how it goes. We saw some good battles on track today, but the deep ruts did make overtaking difficult, which made the recovery rides of Tim and Gautier all the more impressive.”

MXGP 2016
Race Round 15   Switzerland

Race 1

Sunny
Air Temp
24°C
Track Cond
Deep ruts
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 25 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 35:08.501
2 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA 22 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +7.545
3 Desalle Clement 25 BEL 20 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +10.443
4 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 18 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +12.257
5 Guillod Valentin 92 SWI 16 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha +19.403
6 Tixier Jordi 911 FRA 15 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +23.488
7 Searle Tommy 100 GBR 14 Monster Energy DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +25.625
8 Febvre Romain 461 FRA 13 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +28.295
9 Gajser Tim 243 SLO 12 Honda Gariboldi Honda +31.260
10 Nagl Max 12 GER 11 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +31.694
11 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL 10 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +32.105
12 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS 9 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +33.775
13 Simpson Shaun 24 GBR 8 Wilvo Virus Performance KTM KTM +42.295
14 Leok Tanel 7 EST 7 Wildcard Rider KTM +44.016
15 Lupino Alessandro 77 ITA 6 Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor Honda +1:08.285
16 Butron Jose 17 SPA 5 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +1:10.035
17 Graulus Damon 71 BEL 4 24MX Lucas Oil Honda Honda +1:11.209
18 Strijbos Kevin 22 BEL 3 Team Suzuki World MXGP Suzuki +1:15.950
19 Philippaerts David 19 ITA 2 DP19 Racing Yamaha +1:16.316
20 Kullas Harri 151 FIN 1 KTM Sarholz KTM +1:17.906
MXGP 2016
Race Round 15   Switzerland

Race 2

Sunny
Air Temp
25°C
Track Cond
Hard Pack
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Gajser Tim 243 SLO 25 Honda Gariboldi Honda 34:24.265
2 Febvre Romain 461 FRA 22 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +11.791
3 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL 20 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +20.333
4 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS 18 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +22.574
5 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 16 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +23.071
6 Searle Tommy 100 GBR 15 Monster Energy DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +24.626
7 Tixier Jordi 911 FRA 14 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +37.348
8 Simpson Shaun 24 GBR 13 Wilvo Virus Performance KTM KTM +42.562
9 Strijbos Kevin 22 BEL 12 Team Suzuki World MXGP Suzuki +49.442
10 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 11 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +54.840
11 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA 10 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +56.665
12 Leok Tanel 7 EST 9 Wildcard Rider KTM +1:02.313
13 Nagl Max 12 GER 8 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:03.273
14 Lupino Alessandro 77 ITA 7 Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor Honda +1:13.900
15 Ullrich Dennis 149 GER 6 KTM Sarholz KTM +1:16.096
16 Desalle Clement 25 BEL 5 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +1:19.220
17 Butron Jose 17 SPA 4 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +1:21.014
18 Goncalves Rui 999 POR 3 NewHolland 8biano Massignani Husqvarna Husqvarna +1:25.915
19 Kullas Harri 151 FIN 2 KTM Sarholz KTM +1:41.588
20 Graulus Damon 71 BEL 1 24MX Lucas Oil Honda Honda +1:48.200
Location Information

Oberwiesenstrasse, Frauenfeld, Switzerland - View in Google Maps