The MXGP of the Czech Republic turned out to be a tough affair for Team HRC’s Evgeny Bobryshev and Gautier Paulin, and although there were glimmers of promise and performance, the results didn’t come.

In the morning’s warm-up, Paulin came out fighting and was immediately fastest, and he translated this to the start of the first race with the holeshot and leading the opening laps. However, his race was blighted by two small crashes, and Bobby similarly suffered from ninth when he stalled and dropped him a handful of positions.

In race two, the pair were running fifth and sixth from the start and things were looking like shaping up well, but first Bobby suffered a small crash and then Gautier reported damage to his goggles which drastically reduced his visibility.

All of this was made trickier by the weather which once again was changeable and brought about rain by midday. This changed the condition of the track which was already slippery and bumpy and made it even more unforgiving.

Team HRC will get straight back to it this coming weekend when MXGP travels to Belgium and to the deep sand of Lommel for round 14, and the second of this back-to-back-to-back triple.

Evgeny Bobryshev 777

12th, 7th 9th overall

“The weekend wasn’t so consistent as I normally do, and I just had too many crashes. First of all I had really bad starts. In the first race I crashed from seventh place and went down to 15th and lost so much ground so it was difficult to come back. Finishing twelfth was disappointing, but then for the second race we made some adjustments which really helped me. I was riding very comfortably and was up to fifth, but unfortunately I touched the rear wheel of Gautier and crashed. I came back strong and passed five riders to seventh but I this track is not so easy and I was pushing hard so I lost some energy towards the end. I was happy with the setup and riding in the second race, but the starts were what really made my races difficult today.”

Gautier Paulin 21

10th, 12th 11th overall

“After yesterday we made a lot of changes for today which in the warm-up were really good and I had good speed to finish fastest. In the first moto I had a good start with the holeshot, but I wasn’t feeling confident with the front end and I washed two times the front and crashed. Since a long time I haven’t had two crashes in a race so it was really bad. In the second moto we again made some changes and with another good start the feeling was good. I wasn’t fast enough for the top three, but I think my place was top five. But when Romain passed me I took a stone on my goggles and it popped all the laminate out just as it started raining. It’s so stony here there was no chance I was going to take the goggles off, so this really finished my moto. It’s not been a good weekend for me but we continue to work hard and focus now on Lommel next weekend.”

Roger Harvey

HRC General Manager - MXGP

“I’d like to start by congratulating Tim today on his smart approach to what were two very difficult races. Ok he had a small crash in race two, but when coming back from that and in race one, he pushed until he absolutely found the limit attacked Max Nagl, but then decided sensibly to settle for second, maintaining his 100 per cent podium record and extending his championship lead. From a Team HRC perspective, it was a difficult weekend that was something of an uphill battle from the start, and when this track was so unforgiving, it wasn’t the weekend to be starting on the back foot.”

MXGP 2016
Race Round 13   Czech Republic

Race 1

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Nagl Max 12 GER 25 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna 33:51.727
2 Gajser Tim 243 SLO 22 Honda Gariboldi Honda +4.803
3 Febvre Romain 461 FRA 20 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +15.311
4 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 18 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +17.471
5 Desalle Clement 25 BEL 16 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +28.074
6 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL 15 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +30.841
7 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 14 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +31.398
8 Tixier Jordi 911 FRA 13 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +35.081
9 Searle Tommy 100 GBR 12 Monster Energy DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +55.807
10 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA 11 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +57.863
11 Strijbos Kevin 22 BEL 10 Team Suzuki World MXGP Suzuki +58.742
12 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS 9 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +59.886
13 Guillod Valentin 92 SWI 8 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha +1:13.378
14 Charlier Christophe 23 FRA 7 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:14.256
15 Leok Tanel 7 EST 6 Wildcard Rider KTM +1:16.172
16 Simpson Shaun 24 GBR 5 Wilvo Virus Performance KTM KTM +1:27.867
17 Jasikonis Arminas 177 LTU 4 Wildcard Rider Kawasaki +1:28.606
18 Butron Jose 17 SPA 3 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +1:30.198
19 Goncalves Rui 999 POR 2 NewHolland 8biano Massignani Husqvarna Husqvarna +1:38.584
20 Macuks Toms 50 LAT 1 Gebben V Venrooy Kawasaki Kawasaki +1:39.896
MXGP 2016
Race Round 13   Czech Republic

Race 2

Rain
Air Temp
22°C
Track Cond
Hard
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Nagl Max 12 GER 25 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna 34:33.696
2 Gajser Tim 243 SLO 22 Honda Gariboldi Honda +2.770
3 Febvre Romain 461 FRA 20 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +15.354
4 Desalle Clement 25 BEL 18 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +21.748
5 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 16 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +29.557
6 Tixier Jordi 911 FRA 15 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +35.818
7 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS 14 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +38.013
8 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 13 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +49.530
9 Searle Tommy 100 GBR 12 Monster Energy DRT Kawasaki Kawasaki +55.739
10 Guillod Valentin 92 SWI 11 Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team Yamaha +59.716
11 Strijbos Kevin 22 BEL 10 Team Suzuki World MXGP Suzuki +1:03.328
12 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA 9 Team HRC - MXGP Honda +1:04.624
13 Simpson Shaun 24 GBR 8 Wilvo Virus Performance KTM KTM +1:07.089
14 Charlier Christophe 23 FRA 7 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:09.528
15 Leok Tanel 7 EST 6 Wildcard Rider KTM +1:12.288
16 Ullrich Dennis 149 GER 5 KTM Sarholz KTM +1:19.438
17 Goncalves Rui 999 POR 4 NewHolland 8biano Massignani Husqvarna Husqvarna +1:22.109
18 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL 3 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +1:34.615
19 Kullas Harri 151 FIN 2 KTM Sarholz KTM +1:37.774
20 Lupino Alessandro 77 ITA 1 Team Honda Red Moto Assomotor Honda +1:42.630
Location Information

Československé armády 350/40, 357 33 Loket, Czech Republic - View in Google Maps