Gajser is back on the podium in Loket

Courtesy of Honda Racing Corporation

  MXGP of Czech Republic

MXGP 2017   Round 13

Gajser is back on the podium in Loket

Tim Gajser made a welcome return to the podium today as he took a holeshot and third overall today in Loket at the MXGP of Czech Republic.

The weekend was already off to a positive start for Gajser with taking a holeshot and a second-place finish in yesterday’s qualifying race. As the gate dropped for the first race today, it was clear to see that the Slovenian felt at home again on his CRF450RW. He took the holeshot and led the race. Desalle put some pressure on him for the first half of the race but he didn’t buckle, continued to lead for the rest of race, to take finally the win. The second race started much in the same way as the first, Gajser took the holeshot and began to lead the race. Amidst battles with Herlings and Desalle, Gajser came in fourth for third overall and a podium finish.

Bobryshev displayed early promise again today with the setting the fastest lap time in the warm up. When it came to the race however, he just couldn’t find his rhythm. Although the second race was good for the Russian, alongside two bad starts and some small mistakes in both races he finished 10th overall for the weekend.

The season now takes a weekend break before heading into a series of back to back races in the lead up to the end of the season.

 

Tim Gajser  243

I am really happy as the weekend has been really positive for me after many weekends struggling. Too now be back on the podium is great, I had a good first heat leading all the race. The second race I took the holeshot and for the first couple of minutes I was feeling great and then made some small mistakes, lost my rhythm and it was not easy to come back from that. I was struggling in the last couple of minutes. All in all, I am happy. It is the first weekend in a long time that I have enjoyed riding the bike, I am going to take all the positives from this weekend, focus on that and bring them to Lommel.

 

Evgeny Bobryshev  777

For me today was tough. In the warm up I could make a fast lap time and this gave me quite alot of confidence but then it got to the race and made a bad start in both races. In the first race I was just struggling I was eighth and I dropped to 14th. I made so many mistakes and couldn’t find the rhythm. I couldn’t get locked in the bike and I just spent all race getting angry with myself. The second race I was riding better but I am really disappointed about the day overall. I need to change my structure of training and get fitter and more confident so I can get back to the pace I was at, at the beginning of the year. It is frustrating to be riding like this and getting these results.

Roger Harvey

HRC General Manager – MXGP

Today was really good to see Tim back on the podium, where he belongs. He had a really good first race and was riding in the same form we saw from him at the beginning of the year. His second race wasn’t quite so strong but we expect that is due to the lack of bike time. Bobby struggled all weekend on a track that normally suits him. His fitness is back to normal now since his collarbone injury, so it is just a case of building a stronger physical base for the next GP.

 

Race 1

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Time/Gap
1 Gajser Tim 243 SLO 25 Team HRC – MXGP 35:16.286
2 Desalle Clement 25 BEL 22 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing +3.096
3 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 20 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing +4.058
4 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA 18 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing +11.240
5 Herlings Jeffrey 84 NDL 16 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing +11.588
6 Tonus Arnaud 4 SWI 15 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP +16.476
7 Febvre Romain 461 FRA 14 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team +26.057
8 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 13 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team +29.479
9 Strijbos Kevin 22 BEL 12 Team Suzuki World MXGP +41.694
10 Nagl Max 12 GER 11 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing +43.515
11 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL 10 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing +50.258
12 Lupino Alessandro 77 ITA 9 Team Honda Red Moto +55.098
13 Tixier Jordi 911 FRA 8 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing +57.888
14 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS 7 Team HRC – MXGP +1:02.591
15 Leok Tanel 7 EST 6 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing +1:35.082
16 Goncalves Rui 999 POR 5 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing +1:42.610
17 Butron Jose 17 SPA 4 Marchetti Racing Team KTM – 1 lap
18 Romancik Jaromir 191 CZE 3 JD 191 KTM Racing Team – 1 lap
19 De Dycker Ken 9 BEL 2 24MX Lucas Oil Honda – 1 lap
20 Jasikonis Arminas 27 LTU 1 Team Suzuki World MXGP – 1 lap
 

Race 2

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Time/Gap
1 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 25 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 34:45.495
2 Desalle Clement 25 BEL 22 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing +4.530
3 Herlings Jeffrey 84 NDL 20 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing +8.989
4 Gajser Tim 243 SLO 18 Team HRC – MXGP +10.846
5 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA 16 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing +11.580
6 Febvre Romain 461 FRA 15 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team +15.554
7 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 14 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team +31.941
8 Jasikonis Arminas 27 LTU 13 Team Suzuki World MXGP +38.193
9 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS 12 Team HRC – MXGP +44.144
10 Tonus Arnaud 4 SWI 11 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP +44.836
11 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL 10 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing +46.861
12 Anstie Max 99 GBR 9 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing +54.112
13 Nagl Max 12 GER 8 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing +1:06.861
14 Leok Tanel 7 EST 7 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing +1.19.378
15 Strijbos Kevin 22 BEL 6 Team Suzuki World MXGP +1:23.764
16 Lupino Alessandro 77 ITA 5 Team Honda Red Moto +1:27.734
17 De Dycker Ken 9 BEL 4 24MX Lucas Oil Honda +1:32.372
18 Butron Jose 17 SPA 3 Marchetti Racing Team KTM +1:37.035
19 Desprey Maxime 141 FRA 2 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing +1:56.735
20 Graulus Damon 71 BEL 1 24MX Lucas Oil Honda + 1 lap

Rider Standings

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team
1 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 481 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
2 Desalle Clement 25 BEL 388 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing
3 Herlings Jeffrey 84 NDL 386 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
4 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA 380 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing
5 Gajser Tim 243 SLO 353 Team HRC – MXGP
6 Febvre Romain 461 FRA 306 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team
7 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS 286 Team HRC – MXGP
8 Nagl Max 12 GER 271 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing
9 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 259 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team
10 Tonus Arnaud 4 SWI 252 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP
11 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL 241 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
12 Anstie Max 99 GBR 227 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing
13 Jasikonis Arminas 27 LTU 226 Team Suzuki World MXGP
14 Leok Tanel 7 EST 143 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing
15 Simpson Shaun 24 GBR 123 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP
16 Strijbos Kevin 22 BEL 108 Team Suzuki World MXGP
17 Lupino Alessandro 77 ITA 108 Team Honda Red Moto
18 Butron Jose 17 SPA 101 Marchetti Racing Team KTM
19 Goncalves Rui 999 POR 81 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing
20 Tixier Jordi 911 FRA 70 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing
21 Guillod Valentin 92 SWI 49 Team Honda Red Moto
22 De Dycker Ken 9 BEL 45 24MX Lucas Oil Honda
23 Graulus Damon 71 BEL 36 24MX Lucas Oil Honda
24 Kullas Harri 151 FIN 21 Wildcard Rider
25 Desprey Maxime 141 FRA 19 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing
26 Nicholls Jake 45 GBR 15 Hitachi Construction Machinery KTM UK
27 Romancik Jaromir 191 CZE 14 JD 191 KTM Racing Team
28 Dewulf Jeffrey 212 BEL 14 Steels – Dr. Jack Racing
29 Ratsep Priit 221 EST 13 Wildcard Rider
30 Mikhaylov Evgeny 595 RUS 10 Wildcard Rider

 

 

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