Promise but disappointment for Bobryshev in MXGP of Latvia qualifying

Courtesy of Honda Racing Corporation


  GP of Latvia

MXGP 2016   Round 6

Promise but disappointment for Bobryshev in MXGP of Latvia qualifying

Evgeny Bobryshev started his MXGP of Latvia in the strongest way possible this morning, setting the fastest laps in both the free and timed practice sessions.

Such was the Russian’s pace, that he was more than one second clear of the field at times in the closing stages of each session, ultimately finishing just shy of half a second ahead.

Lining up behind the first gate for the qualifying race he was looking strong for his second qualifying race win of the year, but instead he found heartache into turn one. A heavy crash as the field bunched into the first corner saw the Russian on the ground, and such was the impact that he was taken to the medical centre for checks. He will rest up overnight and climb aboard the #777 CRF tomorrow.

Evgeny Bobryshev  777


“I had really good pace today and was over one second faster at times so I was feeling good for the race. Things were working well today and I feel like there was a lot of promise and we could have made a good result, but unfortunately I was unlucky at the start and had a pretty big crash. I’m just bruised and banged up a bit though, so now I’ll rest overnight and I’m sure I’ll be ok for tomorrow.”

Evgeny  Bobryshev

Roger Harvey

HRC General Manager – MXGP

“It’s a shame for Bobby today as he was looking so strong. The team had done a great job in the week, as always, and Bobby was feeling good so I think he was on for a very good result today. Unfortunately the crash on the run down to turn one changed that, and that’s disappointing. He’ll still be a bit sore tomorrow, but he’s tough and bounces back well so he’ll be back on the bike tomorrow morning and see how he feels. I’m very pleased with Tim today as he rode a very smart race to take his third straight qualifying race win this season, and is looking like the man to beat tomorrow.”

Roger Harvey

Results Session

Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Time/Gap
1 Gajser Tim 243 SLO Honda Gariboldi 24:20.229
2 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing +1.633
3 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team +4.146
4 Strijbos Kevin 22 BEL Team Suzuki World MXGP +5.302
5 Febvre Romain 461 FRA Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team +11.279
6 Nagl Max 12 GER Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing +20.021
7 Townley Ben 8 NZL Team Suzuki World MXGP +34.507
8 Simpson Shaun 24 GBR Wilvo Virus Performance KTM +35.725
9 Desalle Clement 25 BEL Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing +36.502
10 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL Red Bull KTM Factory Racing +40.339
11 Charlier Christophe 23 FRA Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing +43.121
12 Guillod Valentin 92 SWI Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team +50.347
13 Potisek Milko 32 FRA Tip Top MP32 Racing Team +1:04.396
14 Nicholls Jake 45 GBR Hitachi Construction Machinery Revo KTM +1:08.493
15 Lenoir Steven 685 FRA 24MX Lucas Oil Honda +1:15.637
16 Butron Jose 17 SPA Marchetti Racing Team KTM +1:19.228
17 Goncalves Rui 999 POR NewHolland 8biano Massignani Husqvarna +1:20.845
18 Ivanovs Davis 600 LAT Wildcard Rider +1:22.304
19 Kullas Harri 151 FIN KTM Sarholz +1:23.674
20 Macuks Toms 50 LAT Gebben V Venrooy Kawasaki +1:25.014


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