Disastrous Day for Team HRC MXGP

Tim Gajser #243 and Evgeny Bobryshev #777 of Team HRC MXGP had a disastrous day today in Assen aboard their CRF450RW’s at the MXGP of the Netherlands.

Evgeny Bobryshevzoom
Evgeny Bobryshev
Evgeny Bobryshevzoom
Evgeny Bobryshev

Gajser’s day initially started off well when he got the fastest time in warm up and then initially ran third in the first race. He looked set to take third overall when towards the end of the race he made a mistake in a wave section of the track, going over the bars and causing his bike to land on him. Much to his disappointment, after examination by the MXGP medical team and the HRC physio, it was decided that he was not to line up for the second race.

Bobryshev also had a bad day at the office. A solid start in the first race was wasted in the second lap when he fell and was immediately outside the top ten. He managed to fight back through the slippery sand despite crashing again, to take seventh. When it came to the second race, it started badly early on with a crash and then a series of crashes followed meaning Bobryshev was only able to salvage 14th place.

Next week the MXGP series heads to Pays de Montbéliard for the final round of the 2017 championship.

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Tim Gajser

Honda Comments

Tim Gajser:
Race Result: 25th/- Championship position: 5th
“Today has been a really bad day. This weekend and today started off well for me and then it just all went downhill from there. I had a good time in warm up and I was running really well at the start of the first race. Then, I made a mistake and the bike landed on me. I got checked out by the medical staff and after that, they and the team decided that I should not ride the second race. It is a reflection of how this season has gone for me and I am really disappointed that I was unable to race but that is how it goes.”
Evgeny Bobryshev:
Race Result: 7th/14th Championship position: 11th
“I wasn’t consistent today, I had a good start in the first race and I fell in the second lap so I went from being in fifth place to out of the top 10. During the rest of the race I managed to fight back to seventh place. I had good speed I was just making too many
mistakes The track was so difficult and then in the second race I ended up going upside down as Glenn Coldenhoff touch my bars which took both of us out and the next thing you knew I was laying in the sand. There was a big gap as the pack had pulled away, I was dead last and ended up coming back to 14th. It has been a disaster here for me today.”
Roger Harvey: HRC General Manager – MXGP
“To sum up the day here at Assen, it is safe to say it has been a total disaster. It started off well as Tim was fastest this morning in warm up, and had a good start in race one. This enabled him to run at the front for a while until he was hunted down dropping to third. He was riding well, and was very comfortable and relaxed. This all changed when he sat a little too far forward over a wave section, clipping the back wheel and dropping the front wheel into wet heavy sand causing the bike to flip straight onto him. Although we hope there are no injuries, he has suffered trauma to the abdomen, so after investigation from both the medical team and by our own physio, it was decided that unfortunately he would not race the second race.
“Bobby had a good start off the gate in race one but a crash early on dropped him back. This was the story of the second race for Bobby too. In the second corner off the start, he went down with Glenn Coldenhoff and although he got going, he went down again a few more times in the deep ruts in his efforts to come back through the pack. It was just a series of crashes for Bobby which is how he ended up with his overall result of 14th position.”
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Jed Beaton
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Jed Beaton

Consistent ride for Beaton

Jed Beaton had a much better day on his CRF250RW in Assen for the MXGP of the Netherlands today, as he managed to master the difficult sand track.

After getting caught out yesterday with just how rough the circuit was, Beaton refocused overnight and came back stronger today. Although he didn’t get good starts in either of the races, his ‘never give up attitude’ and ability to avoid any crashes meant he was to finish 14th place in both races today, showing that consistency was key.

The last round of the 2017 MXGP series heads to Pays de Montbéliard next weekend, where Beaton will be re-joining HRC again as his final stand in ride of the season.

Honda Comments

Jed Beaton:
Race Result: 14th/14th Championship position: 7th
“Today was not too bad, I was consistent. I took away two 14th place finishes. It was much better than my GP at Lommel. My starts were not as good today so I was a bit disappointed about that and I made mistakes in both races but I was glad I managed to stay on for both of the races- I did all my crashing yesterday! I was pretty happy overall and think this is certainly something to improve on and learn from.”
Roger Harvey: HRC General Manager – MXGP
“As we mentioned yesterday, Michele Cervellin was withdrawn from the event due to the groin strain which would have been escalated in the conditions that riders have to endure here at Assen. Jed Beaton was our solo rider this weekend and it is safe to say he rode solidly all weekend. Jed has this really good ‘never give up attitude’ and gives everything until the last lap. We look forward to seeing him race with us again next weekend for the final round.”

2017 FIM MXGP / MX2 World Motocross Championship
Round 18: Assen – The Netherlands

MXGP – Race 1 Result
Rank Rider (Machine)
1 Herlings, Jeffrey(KTM)
2 Cairoli, Antonio(KTM)
3 Anstie, Max(Husqvarna)
4 Febvre, Romain(Yamaha)
5 Strijbos, Kevin(Suzuki)
6 Coldenhoff, Glenn(KTM)
7 Bobryshev, Evgeny(Honda)
16 Lupino, Alessandro(Honda)
17 Graulus, Damon(Honda)
19 Delince, Jeremy(Honda)
24 de Dycker, Ken(Honda)
25 Gajser, Tim(Honda)
31 Kouwenberg, Nick(Honda)
MXGP – Race 2 Result
Rank Rider (Machine)
1 Herlings, Jeffrey(KTM)
2 Nagl, Maximilian(Husqvarna)
3 Febvre, Romain(Yamaha)
4 Anstie, Max(Husqvarna)
5 Van Horebeek, Jeremy(Yamaha)
6 Cairoli, Antonio(KTM)
12 Lupino, Alessandro(Honda)
14 Bobryshev, Evgeny(Honda)
18 Graulus, Damon(Honda)
19 Delince, Jeremy(Honda)
26 Kouwenberg, Nick(Honda)
MX2 – Race 1 Result
Rank Rider (Machine)
1 Jonass, Pauls(KTM)
2 Prado Garcia, Jorge(KTM)
3 Covington, Thomas(Husqvarna)
4 Vlaanderen, Calvin(KTM)
5 Seewer, Jeremy(Suzuki)
6 Mewse, Conrad(Husqvarna)
14 Beaton, Jed(Honda)
26 De Waal, Micha-Boy(Honda)
MX2 – Race 2 Result
Rank Rider (Machine)
1 Prado Garcia, Jorge(KTM)
2 Seewer, Jeremy(Suzuki)
3 Olsen, Thomas Kjer(Husqvarna)
4 Vlaanderen, Calvin(KTM)
5 Bogers, Brian(KTM)
6 Lawrence, Hunter(Suzuki)
14 Beaton, Jed(Honda)
22 De Waal, Micha-Boy(Honda)
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