Team HRC MXGP back to full strength for Ottobiano

Courtesy of Honda Racing Corporation

  MXGP of Lombardia

MXGP 2017   Round 11

This weekend HRC welcomes back #243 Tim Gajser on the CRF450RW alongside team mate #777 Evgeny Bobryshev.

Gajser was forced to sit out the Russian MXGP due to a shoulder injury he sustained from crashing in the German MXGP. After a period of rest and recuperation, he is now ready to focus on getting his world championship assault back on track.

Ottobiano is a sand track which is part of a huge motorsport facility in Northern Italy. It is a new track on the MXGP calendar and should suit the duo who have had good results this year on other sand based tracks.

MXGP qualifying starts at 17h10 local time on Saturday 24th June.

Tim Gajser  243

I am really looking forward to coming back this weekend. It was really difficult having to miss a race to allow myself to heal but I now see it was the best thing for me. I like Ottobiano as I enjoy racing in the sand. Now I feel ready to come back fighting and ride like I know I can.

Evgeny Bobryshev  777

I have raced at Ottobiano many times, we have had the Italian international championships there in the past. I like the track, the sand there suits my riding style. I still have to consider that I am still recovering from my injury, I am pleased with how Russia went so I feel that I will be stronger in Italy. I am just going to keep working hard to get my physical condition back to where it should be and get back onto the podium.

Roger Harvey

HRC General Manager – MXGP

We are really pleased to be heading into Ottobiano with both riders back on the bike again. Bobby has been working on strengthening his shoulder so this weekend he should come back stronger. Tim is keen to come back and resting up over the last few weeks has helped him heal to get back on his CRF450RW. I am looking forward to seeing what we can do this weekend.

Rider Standings

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team
1 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 339 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
2 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA 296 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing
3 Desalle Clement 25 BEL 291 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing
4 Gajser Tim 243 SLO 261 Team HRC – MXGP
5 Herlings Jeffrey 84 NDL 259 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
6 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS 233 Team HRC – MXGP
7 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 226 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team
8 Febvre Romain 461 FRA 210 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team
9 Nagl Max 12 GER 186 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing
10 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL 177 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
11 Tonus Arnaud 4 SWI 175 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP
12 Anstie Max 99 GBR 158 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing
13 Jasikonis Arminas 27 LTU 156 Team Suzuki World MXGP
14 Simpson Shaun 24 GBR 123 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP
15 Leok Tanel 7 EST 100 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing
16 Strijbos Kevin 22 BEL 90 Team Suzuki World MXGP
17 Butron Jose 17 SPA 72 Marchetti Racing Team KTM
18 Goncalves Rui 999 POR 61 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing
19 Lupino Alessandro 77 ITA 59 Team Honda Red Moto
20 Tixier Jordi 911 FRA 52 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing
21 Guillod Valentin 92 SWI 49 Team Honda Red Moto
22 Graulus Damon 71 BEL 33 24MX Lucas Oil Honda
23 De Dycker Ken 9 BEL 30 24MX Lucas Oil Honda
24 Kullas Harri 151 FIN 21 Wildcard Rider
25 Nicholls Jake 45 GBR 15 Hitachi Construction Machinery KTM UK
26 Romancik Jaromir 191 CZE 11 JD 191 KTM Racing Team
27 Mikhaylov Evgeny 595 RUS 10 Wildcard Rider
28 Bengtsson Filip 664 SWE 8 Wildcard Rider
29 Desprey Maxime 141 FRA 7 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing
30 Dewulf Jeffrey 212 BEL 7 Wildcard Rider

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