It wasn’t quite thunderstorms today at the MXGP of Brazil, but rain did play a part in two races, making the Beto Carrero track sticky and deeply rutted and catching yet more riders out.

In race one Max Nagl rode well on his CRF450RW, closing in on a podium position throughout but ultimately crossing the line in fourth. Evgeny Bobryshev delivered a performance that surprised the team just two weeks after his ankle operation, running as high as second by the second corner after a great start and ultimately finishing just behind Max in fifth.

Race two was a mixed affair though, as although Max ran smoothly to finish fifth, Bobby crashed out of sixth on the second lap, falling foul of the conditions and an ankle that was sore after race one. Taking a hit to his ankle in the crash, thereafter he rode to limit any further damage and avoid compromising his on-going healing period.

There is now a gap of two weeks until the next race, the MXGP of Trentino on 13 April, during which time the team will be busy with a mid-season test and Bobby will make more scheduled visits to check on the healing of his ankle.

Max Nagl 12

“I was happy with my riding; I was smooth and had a good tactic when passing other but physically, I don’t know why but for me it was harder than Thailand. It was a strange heat today - it was hard for me to last in the race so I had to slow down to not destroy my body. I had two times a top five result – it’s ok but for sure we are pushing for the podium every time. In part it was down to the starts because if you’re not with the group then you have no chance, and also it was tough for me today so this is why it wasn’t possible to get on the podium. For Arco we’re pushing even more to find a solution to the starts because you need to be up front there. Especially the first five guys, they’re gone and there is no chance to catch them in the race, so we will work to improve in this area.”

Evgeny Bobryshev 777

“In the second race, I crashed on the second lap. I just slide in the corner and went off the track. I went over the top of the berm so I just lost the front. When I crashed, Max was right behind me so he had no chance to move so he hit my bad ankle, so then I had really a lot of pain. I tried to come back but then I hit it again and then I stalled the bike. I’m really disappointed with zero points in the second race. It’s really frustrating. But looking forward, I go to see the doctor about my ankle again to check it after this weekend and check the healing, and then we decide my training before Arco.”

Junji Miyazaki

Team HRC Technical Director - MXGP

"Overall this weekend has not been so good for us, but there are positives we can take. Bobby is continuing the recovery with his ankle, despite the pain he had today, and with another two weeks until the next race he’ll be in a better position then. Max is showing again he’s very consistent with a good tactical ride in race two which is important for his championship. Now we go to Europe for this first time this season, but before that we have a test where we will work to continue to improve certain areas of the bike.”

Roger Harvey

HRC General Manager - MXGP

“Max was pretty strong in both races, but like he said he had to play a tactical one in the last race from an energy point of view, but in general, not a bad day for Max at all. With Bobby, it’s quite phenomenal what he did in the first race to ride with that pace just two weeks after his operation which, let’s not forget, usually takes six weeks to recover from fully. Second race, he was more tired after the first race so the knocks to his ankle had more effect, but I don’t think he’s done any more damage which is the main thing. He’s now got a couple of weeks to continue his recovery and start building back up his training. Between now and the next Grand Prix in Italy we’ve got a test planned with a number of things we want to try with the bikes ahead of the European part of the season.”

MXGP 2014
Race Round 3   Brazil

Results Session 1

Mixed Conditions
Track Cond
Intermediate Hard Pack
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 25 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 35:20.774
2 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 22 Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha +15.869
3 Desalle Clement 25 BEL 20 Rockstar Energy Suzuki World Suzuki +20.205
4 Nagl Max 12 GER 18 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +23.385
5 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS 16 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +38.482
6 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA 15 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +40.168
7 Waters Todd 47 AUS 14 Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +40.489
8 Roelants Joel 34 BEL 13 J-Race Racing Honda +42.346
9 Philippaerts David 19 ITA 12 DP19 Racing Yamaha +48.790
10 Goncalves Rui 999 POR 11 Bike It Yamaha Cosworth Yamaha +50.241
11 Nicholls Jake 45 GBR 10 Wilvo Forkrent KTM KTM +54.997
12 Boog Xavier 121 FRA 9 24MX Lucas Oil Honda Honda +1:01.630
13 Strijbos Kevin 22 BEL 8 Rockstar Energy Suzuki World Suzuki +1:05.309
14 Frossard Steven 183 FRA 7 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +1:07.050
15 Simpson Shaun 24 GBR 6 Hitachi Construction Machinery KTM UK KTM +1:14.937
16 Guarneri Davide 39 ITA 5 TM Ricci Racing TM +1:41.437
17 Rauchenecker Pascal 281 AUT 4 Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:45.785
18 Balbi Antonio 903 BRA 3 Wildcard Rider Kawasaki +1:49.001
19 Leok Tanel 3 EST 2 TM Ricci Racing TM +1 lap
20 Karro Matiss 91 LAT 1 Wilvo Forkrent KTM KTM +1 lap
21 Ramos Jean Carlo 992 BRA 0 Wildcard Rider Honda +1 lap
22 Brakke Herjan 61 NDL 0 CLS Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki +1 lap
23 Gercar Klemen 62 SLO 0 Honda Jtech Honda +1 lap
24 Vilardi Thales 927 BRA 0 Wildcard Rider Yamaha +1 lap
25 Da Silva Faria Rafael 716 BRA 0 Wildcard Rider Yamaha +1 lap
26 Berois Richard 914 USA 0 Wildcard Rider KTM +3 laps
27 Campano Carlos 115 ESP 0 Wildcard Rider Yamaha +6 laps
28 Bill Julien 702 SWI 0 Wildcard Rider Honda +13 laps
29 Cidade Anderson 203 BRA 0 Wildcard Rider Yamaha +15 laps
30 Justs Augusts 95 LAT 0 Latvia Husqvarna Racing Husqvarna +16 laps
MXGP 2014
Race Round 3   Brazil

Results Session 2

Mixed Conditions
Track Cond
Intermediate Hard Pack
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 25 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 35:51.801
2 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA 22 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +5.250
3 Desalle Clement 25 BEL 20 Rockstar Energy Suzuki World Suzuki +8.899
4 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 18 Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha +12.086
5 Nagl Max 12 GER 16 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +17.009
6 Strijbos Kevin 22 BEL 15 Rockstar Energy Suzuki World Suzuki +20.798
7 Goncalves Rui 999 POR 14 Bike It Yamaha Cosworth Yamaha +47.380
8 Karro Matiss 91 LAT 13 Wilvo Forkrent KTM KTM +50.317
9 Frossard Steven 183 FRA 12 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +52.792
10 Waters Todd 47 AUS 11 Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +55.113
11 Roelants Joel 34 BEL 10 J-Race Racing Honda +1:01.671
12 Boog Xavier 121 FRA 9 24MX Lucas Oil Honda Honda +1:13.104
13 Simpson Shaun 24 GBR 8 Hitachi Construction Machinery KTM UK KTM +1:13.768
14 Philippaerts David 19 ITA 7 DP19 Racing Yamaha +1:34.720
15 Nicholls Jake 45 GBR 6 Wilvo Forkrent KTM KTM +1:36.317
16 Guarneri Davide 39 ITA 5 TM Ricci Racing TM +1:45.971
17 Leok Tanel 3 EST 4 TM Ricci Racing TM +1:47.794
18 Brakke Herjan 61 NDL 3 CLS Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki +2:08.298
19 Justs Augusts 95 LAT 2 Latvia Husqvarna Racing Husqvarna +2:21.205
20 Balbi Antonio 903 BRA 1 Wildcard Rider Kawasaki +1 lap
21 Ramos Jean Carlo 992 BRA 0 Wildcard Rider Honda +1 lap
22 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS 0 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +1 lap
23 Cidade Anderson 203 BRA 0 Wildcard Rider Yamaha +1 lap
24 Vilardi Thales 927 BRA 0 Wildcard Rider Yamaha +1 lap
25 Berois Richard 914 USA 0 Wildcard Rider KTM +3 laps
26 Rauchenecker Pascal 281 AUT 0 Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +5 laps
27 Da Silva Faria Rafael 716 BRA 0 Wildcard Rider Yamaha +5 laps
28 Bill Julien 702 SWI 0 Wildcard Rider Honda +6 laps
29 Gercar Klemen 62 SLO 0 Honda Jtech Honda +10 laps
Location Information

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