Heavy rain showers add to the challenging conditions today in Lommel as Gajser took third overall on his CRF450RW, in the qualifying race at the MXGP of Belgium.
The changeable weather saw torrential rain showers following bright spells of sunshine today, leaving the track sodden with some areas completely under water. Lommel is a track known for multiple line choices but the waterlogged state of some areas of the track only allowed ‘one line’ options, making it difficult to pass.
Gajser’s usually good start was hampered slightly by an initially poor gate choice. The Slovenian redeemed himself by making some early passes and despite a few small mistakes, he held his own in the slog and took a third-place finish.
Bobryshev has put in a lot of time this week training on tough sand tracks, so was feeling confident heading into this weekend. This morning during the warm up, Bobryshev unfortunately compressed his back which is causing him pain when he rides but he finished the race in 13th position and will attempt to race tomorrow.
The first MXGP race starts tomorrow at 14h15 local time tomorrow.
|1||Herlings Jeffrey||84||NDL||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||26:37.062|
|2||Cairoli Antonio||222||ITA||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||+0.551|
|3||Gajser Tim||243||SLO||Team HRC - MXGP||Honda||+30.160|
|4||Febvre Romain||461||FRA||Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team||Yamaha||+31.608|
|5||Nagl Max||12||GER||Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing||Husqvarna||+35.300|
|6||Van Horebeek Jeremy||89||BEL||Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team||Yamaha||+37.261|
|7||Coldenhoff Glenn||259||NDL||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||+40.346|
|8||Jasikonis Arminas||27||LTU||Team Suzuki World MXGP||Suzuki||+26.382|
|9||Desalle Clement||25||BEL||Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing||Kawasaki||+54.623|
|10||Strijbos Kevin||22||BEL||Team Suzuki World MXGP||Suzuki||+56.512|
|11||Paulin Gautier||21||FRA||Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing||Husqvarna||+57.323|
|12||Anstie Max||99||GBR||Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing||Husqvarna||+1:03.422|
|13||Bobryshev Evgeny||777||RUS||Team HRC - MXGP||Honda||+1:14.262|
|14||Leok Tanel||7||EST||Husqvarna 8Biano Racing||Husqvarna||+1:19.131|
|15||Ratsep Priit||221||EST||Wildcard Rider||Honda||+1:23.399|
|16||Tonus Arnaud||4||SWI||Wilvo Yamaha MXGP||Yamaha||+1:59.932|
|17||Kullas Harri||151||FIN||Wildcard Rider||Husqvarna||+2:07.651|
|18||Van der Mierden Sven||494||NDL||Wildcard Rider||Husqvarna||+2:10.021|
|19||Bengtsson Filip||664||SWE||Wildcard Rider||KTM||+2:15.598|
|20||Genot Cyril||BEL||Wildcard Rider||KTM||+2:18.242|