Gajser ends season on podium

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  MXGP of Pays de Montbéliard

MXGP 2017   Round 19

Tim Gajser and his CRF450RW took a second overall today in the MXGP of Montbéliard.

The Slovenian looked relaxed today as he fought through the rain and mud in France to end his season as it had started- on the podium. In the first race, he sat himself in the inside rut, got out of the way of Febvre early on and pulled healthy gap, enabling him to take a comfortable win. Although he had a good start in the second race it wasn’t enough to keep him out front and he finished third to give him a second overall.

Bobryshev meanwhile didn’t end his season the way he had hoped for. After making a comeback in the first race from a second corner fall, his second race ended with a DNF when he crashed out of fourth place and injured his thumb.

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Tim Gajser  243

The season for me started really well, I had the red plate for the first four rounds until I crashed in Europe and got injured. From then on, my season went downhill. I was riding in pain and was not the same condition before the crash. Then I crashed again and that was pretty much how my season has gone. I am glad to finish the season strong and today I felt really good in the mud. I made too many mistakes this year and when I make a mistake I end up injured. The last few races I have been in much better condition and the riding is quite ok. I want to say a huge thanks to everyone around me and my family.

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Evgeny Bobryshev  777

I had a frustrating weekend here. Both races I had a good start but in the first race I fell in the second corner, ended up dead last but managed to come to eleventh. The conditions out there were so tough, it was really difficult and to avoid making mistakes. The second moto started off really good, I was running fourth for most of the race and I was feeling confident. I was really pumped as I knew I was running upfront. Then, I banged bars with Tonus and I went down pretty hard and damaged my thumb. I pulled off as the pain was too much. I DNF’d the second race as a result. The season is finished now and I really want to say a big thanks to all of the team, Honda and the sponsors for seven years together and it is a shame to leave the group and I am a bit sad but I wish everyone and my team mate Tim good luck for the future.

Roger Harvey

HRC General Manager – MXGP

Good result for Tim today, getting back on the podium. It has been a very calm and relaxed weekend for him to turn in a good result. He felt good all weekend even though the conditions were really against the guys It was really a case of making no mistakes which Tim avoided in the first race and avoided. In the second race, he went for the same start position and the bike spun a little off the gate and he didn’t quite make the same jump but he finished third for second overall which was a good way to end the season from Tim’s side. For Bobby, he had a fantastic start in race two. He had a number of crashes in race one but in the second race he was so strong and riding in fourth position until he fell. He ended up not finishing the race unfortunately. This is our last GP with Bobby, it has been a long time that we have been with him and we thank him for everything he has done for us over the years.

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Race 1

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Time/Gap
1 Gajser Tim 243 SLO 25 Team HRC – MXGP 36:11.477
2 Febvre Romain 461 FRA 22 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team +11.247
3 Herlings Jeffrey 84 NDL 20 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing +39.593
4 Anstie Max 99 GBR 18 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing +50.557
5 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA 16 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing +2:02.538
6 Strijbos Kevin 22 BEL 15 Team Suzuki World MXGP – 1 lap
7 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL 14 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing – 1 lap
8 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 13 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team – 1 lap
9 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 12 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing – 1 lap
10 Tonus Arnaud 4 SWI 11 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP – 1 lap
11 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS 10 Team HRC – MXGP – 1 lap
12 Desprey Maxime 141 FRA 9 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing – 1 lap
13 Lupino Alessandro 77 ITA 8 Team Honda Red Moto – 1 lap
14 Nagl Max 12 GER 7 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing – 1 lap
15 Simpson Shaun 24 GBR 6 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP – 1 lap
16 Goncalves Rui 999 POR 5 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing – 2 laps
17 Leok Tanel 7 EST 4 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing – 2 laps
18 Irt Jernej 49 SLO 3 Husqvarna Maurer-gep Racing Team – 2 laps
19 Dercourt Nicolas 411 FRA 2 Wildcard Rider – 2 laps
20 Graulus Damon 71 BEL 1 24MX Lucas Oil Honda – 3 laps

Race 2

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Time/Gap
1 Herlings Jeffrey 84 NDL 25 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
2 Anstie Max 99 GBR 22 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing
3 Gajser Tim 243 SLO 20 Team HRC – MXGP
4 Febvre Romain 461 FRA 18 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team
5 Tonus Arnaud 4 SWI 16 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP
6 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA 15 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing
7 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 14 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team
8 Strijbos Kevin 22 BEL 13 Team Suzuki World MXGP
9 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL 12 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
10 Leok Tanel 7 EST 11 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing
11 Simpson Shaun 24 GBR 10 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP
12 Nagl Max 12 GER 9 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing
13 Lupino Alessandro 77 ITA 8 Team Honda Red Moto
14 Goncalves Rui 999 POR 7 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing
15 Graulus Damon 71 BEL 6 24MX Lucas Oil Honda
16 Dercourt Nicolas 411 FRA 5 Wildcard Rider
17 Clermont Jason 817 FRA 4 Wildcard Rider
18 Thornhill Dan 195 GBR 3 Wildcard Rider
19 Ekerold Stefan 117 GER 2 Castrol Power1 Suzuki Moto-Base
20 Irt Jernej 49 SLO 1 Husqvarna Maurer-gep Racing Team

Rider Standings

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team
1 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 722 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
2 Herlings Jeffrey 84 NDL 672 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
3 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA 602 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing
4 Desalle Clement 25 BEL 544 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing
5 Gajser Tim 243 SLO 530 Team HRC – MXGP
6 Febvre Romain 461 FRA 519 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team
7 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 443 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team
8 Nagl Max 12 GER 439 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing
9 Anstie Max 99 GBR 436 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing
10 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL 424 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
11 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS 397 Team HRC – MXGP
12 Tonus Arnaud 4 SWI 355 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP
13 Jasikonis Arminas 27 LTU 283 Team Suzuki World MXGP
14 Strijbos Kevin 22 BEL 223 Team Suzuki World MXGP
15 Leok Tanel 7 EST 223 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing
16 Lupino Alessandro 77 ITA 208 Team Honda Red Moto
17 Simpson Shaun 24 GBR 183 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP
18 Goncalves Rui 999 POR 141 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing
19 Butron Jose 17 SPA 122 Marchetti Racing Team KTM
20 Tixier Jordi 911 FRA 82 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing

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