The inaugural Motocross Grand Prix of 2014 in Qatar started well for Team HRC with Evgeny Bobryshev crossing the line in third in the 20 minute (+two laps) qualifying race, and Max Nagl fighting his way to sixth.
Bobryshev make a searing start to jump into third from the opening lap, and despite nursing an ankle injury picked up in training, fought his way into second, closing on the lead. In the final third distance Bobby fought through the pain to hold onto third.
Max’s start was hampered by an unsighted rock beneath the soft sand, but after dropping to 16th he delivered a great performance to pass ten riders and cross the line 6th, despite the tight track being especially tricky to pass on.
Track action resumes tomorrow with the MXGP warm-up session at 1710hrs local time, then the first race at 2010hrs and race two starting at 2310hrs. Race distance is 30 minutes + two laps.