Tim Gajser and Evgeny Bobeyshev had a day of changeable fortunes aboard their CRF450RW’s in Valkenswaard and were left reflecting on what could have been.

The first race started well for Gajser who gated in second and was closing the gap between Gautier for the lead. After preparing to make a move on Gautier, Gajser spun out which left him back in sixth place and unable to find his flow. Bobryshev had a much better first race chasing down Gautier after Gajsers mistake. After getting caught in the Dutchman vs Dutchman battle for a podium finish between Van Horbeek and Herlings, Bobby came in a strong fourth place.

Race two it was Bobryshevs turn to gate second and the Russian pulled an early gap with race leader Cairoli. The battle from fifth to third was so intense it meant the group eventually caught up with Bobby who tensed up under the pressure, causing him to drop back to ninth. Gajser didn’t have the start but he persevered through the difficult terrain and pulled back to finish fourth place from seventh.

Tim Gajser 243

5th Overall

Today was ok. I made some big mistakes in the first race when I was second and I couldn't come back to find my rhythm and I finished sixth which I was a little bit disappointed with. The second race was better, even though I didn't have the best start. I came from seventh back to fourth which was good so I will take some important points away from this race and refocus for Latvia. If I am honest I didn't like that track at all so I am glad this is done and I am really looking forward to racing in Latvia and having a one week break at home.

Evgeny Bobryshev 777

6th Overall

I had a really good start in both races today and have been riding in second place for both of them but unfortunately I wasn't able to hold it in either. In the first race I finished fourth as I made some mistakes in the last few laps. I did manage to catch up again and all the group finished really close together. The second race was more frustrating for me. I was running in second place at a good pace with a gap behind me of three seconds. Then, with five laps to go I went sideways a few times on the bike and five guys passed me on one lap. I couldn't fight to get back the places which was tough. I was really motivated to be running for a podium today but it just didn't end well for me. Finishing like this isn't the way for me, I am really grateful to all the work HRC has done for me this weekend. I have to forget about this for the next race and learn from my mistakes.

Roger Harvey

HRC General Manager - MXGP

Results today were not what we wanted for Gajser but when you look at the championship position, it isn't such a bad result. Cairoli is pretty special here and we only lost four points to him in the overall championship. I am disappointed with Bobby in the second race, he rode in both races under sever pressure from a group of riders behind him and actually didn't hang in there. He has the speed and capability but he buckled under the pressure. However, nobody will be more disappointed than Bobby himself but he needs to forget about this and focus on the next race in Latvia.

MXGP 2017
Race Round 6   Netherlands

Race 1

Cloudy/Dry
Humidity
51%
Air Temp
11°C
Track Cond
Soft
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA 25 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna 35:24.915
2 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 22 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +0.950
3 Herlings Jeffrey 84 NDL 20 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +4.824
4 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS 18 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +5.634
5 Jasikonis Arminas 27 LTU 16 Team Suzuki World MXGP Suzuki +5.963
6 Gajser Tim 243 SLO 15 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +19.448
7 Desalle Clement 25 BEL 14 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +27.218
8 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL 13 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +28.967
9 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 12 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +37.452
10 Nagl Max 12 GER 11 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +38.425
11 Febvre Romain 461 FRA 10 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +39.111
12 Simpson Shaun 24 GBR 9 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Yamaha +1:02.538
13 Leok Tanel 7 EST 8 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna +1:12.669
14 Tonus Arnaud 4 SWI 7 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Yamaha +1:16.184
15 Martens Yentel 201 BEL 6 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:27.210
16 Dewulf Jeffrey 212 BEL 5 Steels - Dr. Jack Racing KTM +1:29.969
17 Kullas Harri 151 FIN 4 Wildcard Rider Husqvarna +1:31.131
18 Krestinov Gert 37 EST 3 Wildcard Rider Honda +1:31.917
19 Goncalves Rui 999 POR 2 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna +1:37.917
20 Lupino Alessandro 77 ITA 1 Team Honda Red Moto Honda +1:40.987
MXGP 2017
Race Round 6   Netherlands

Race 2

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 25 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 35.26.367
2 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA 22 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +2.258
3 Herlings Jeffrey 84 NDL 20 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +2.517
4 Gajser Tim 243 SLO 18 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +8.230
5 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 16 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +12.606
6 Febvre Romain 461 FRA 15 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +14.957
7 Jasikonis Arminas 27 LTU 14 Team Suzuki World MXGP Suzuki +18.880
8 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS 13 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +28.120
9 Tonus Arnaud 4 SWI 12 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Yamaha +33.895
10 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL 11 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +34.135
11 Nagl Max 12 GER 10 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +42.600
12 Leok Tanel 7 EST 9 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna +45.193
13 Simpson Shaun 24 GBR 8 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Yamaha +47.853
14 Desalle Clement 25 BEL 7 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +1:16.542
15 Bengtsson Filip 664 SWE 6 Wildcard Rider KTM +1:25.545
16 Guillod Valentin 92 SWI 5 Team Honda Red Moto Honda +1:25.913
17 Kullas Harri 151 FIN 4 Wildcard Rider Husqvarna +1:27.966
18 Lenoir Steven 685 FRA 3 Gebben V Venrooy Kawasaki Kawasaki +1:31.781
19 Dewulf Jeffrey 212 BEL 2 Steels - Dr. Jack Racing KTM - 1 lap
20 Goncalves Rui 999 POR 1 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna +5.344
Location Information

Eurocircuit, Valkenswaard, The Netherlands - View in Google Maps