It has been a rather arduous day today in Germany for team HRC MXGP as qualifying got underway in Teutschenthal.
The track was initially very muddy after heavy rain from a storm overnight drenched the circuit. With a significant improvement in the weather today, the track started to form deep, soft ruts which began to catch a few riders out. Unfortunately, HRC’s Evgeny Bobryshev was one of the riders that was caught out. He crashed in timed practice and the impact caused him to break his collarbone.
Gajser started the day well pulling the second fastest time in timed practice after Herlings. When it came to the qualifying race, he had a strong start on his CRF450RW and took the holeshot. He led the race for a couple of laps ahead of championship rival Cairoli until he crashed. Although the Slovenian picked himself up, he was a little shaken and so pulled in to get checked over.
We can confirm that Gajser will race tomorrow so he will regroup and rest up overnight ready for a full day of racing.
|1||Cairoli Antonio||222||ITA||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||25:13.607|
|2||Herlings Jeffrey||84||NDL||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||+3.111|
|3||Paulin Gautier||21||FRA||Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing||Husqvarna||+5.184|
|4||Van Horebeek Jeremy||89||BEL||Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team||Yamaha||+7.961|
|5||Febvre Romain||461||FRA||Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team||Yamaha||+15.450|
|6||Desalle Clement||25||BEL||Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing||Kawasaki||+29.563|
|7||Coldenhoff Glenn||259||NDL||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||KTM||+31.649|
|8||Tixier Jordi||911||FRA||Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing||Kawasaki||+33.341|
|9||Jasikonis Arminas||27||LTU||Team Suzuki World MXGP||Suzuki||+33.752|
|10||Tonus Arnaud||4||SWI||Wilvo Yamaha MXGP||Yamaha||+37.703|
|11||Nagl Max||12||GER||Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing||Husqvarna||+40.909|
|12||Leok Tanel||7||EST||Husqvarna 8Biano Racing||Husqvarna||+57.428|
|13||Graulus Damon||71||BEL||24MX Lucas Oil Honda||Honda||+1:05.551|
|14||Anstie Max||99||GBR||Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing||Husqvarna||+1:11.653|
|15||Ullrich Dennis||149||GER||Wildcard Rider||KTM||+1:15.246|
|16||Guillod Valentin||92||SWI||Team Honda Red Moto||Honda||+1:18.246|
|17||Butron Jose||17||SPA||Marchetti Racing Team KTM||KTM||+1:19.404|
|18||Lupino Alessandro||77||ITA||Team Honda Red Moto||Honda||+1:39.237|
|19||Getteman Jens||251||BEL||Wildcard Rider||KTM||+1:42.682|
|20||Goncalves Rui||999||POR||Husqvarna 8Biano Racing||Husqvarna||+1:46.362|