Team HRC’s Evgeny Bobryshev finished third in today’s qualifying race for the MXGP of Great Britain, fighting with Max Nagl for second until the finish.
A good start, something the Russian has been working on in recent weeks, saw him into fifth, and he soon made progress onto the back of Nagl as the battle for second ensued.
After a small crash in this morning’s opening free practice session, Bobby was however nursing a badly bruised leg, where impact with the end of his handlebars left him with a large hematoma that impeded him especially through right handers.
Gautier Paulin returned to action today having been sidelined in France last time out, but his qualifying race wasn’t so fortunate. In a freak accident, contact in the first corner meant that the buckles on his left boot were dislodged and came undone. Persevering, the Frenchman wisely chose to stop before the big quad jump and re-buckle his boot before continuing in 36th and last place. Fighting back to 17th meant that he salvaged something for tomorrow’s race starts, and will still be a contender.