WMXU.S.A.May 15, 2011
2011 FIM MX1 / MX2 World Motocross Championship
Round 03 GLEN HELEN – U.S.A.

Bobryshev Scores Historic Maiden Podium


Clement Desalle won his second race of the 2011 FIM Motocross World Championship, but Honda World Motocross Team’s Evgeny Bobryshev captured plenty of attention for taking the factory CRF450R to third position overall for his first career podium at a tough and changeable Glen Helen in California for the U.S. Grand Prix - round three of fifteen in the series, watched by 22,000 spectators.

Evgeny Bobryshev Evgeny Bobryshev


Evgeny Bobryshev


Evgeny Bobryshev


The new sections and corners of the long Glen Helen circuit were partially eradicated in their significance by poor weather on Sunday morning. While the first moto was wet and swampy strong winds soon drove across blue skies and the terrain dried to create a bumpy and technical surface.

Bobryshev scored his first career podium – and the first noteworthy result by a Russian in the FIM Motocross World Championship since Vladimir Kavinov won the 1980 Russian 250cc GP – thanks to results of sixth and third in two physical motos. The 23 year old fought with team-mate Rui Goncalves in the second race and defeated the Portuguese to the flag by just over a second. Goncalves was riding with a stomach bug and could do no better than twelfth in the opening sprint. His fourth in the second outing helped towards a final ranking of seventh.

Another rider enjoying a positive second moto was LS Honda Racing’s Shaun Simpson. A crash at the start of Moto1 meant that the Scot had to climb from almost last to sixteenth, but a better launch and faster rhythm later in the afternoon drew the former British champion up to sixth - his best MX1 moto classification to-date and enough for eleventh overall on the day.

Team-mate Ken De Dycker was unlucky in California. The Belgian scored just one point after a fuel pump problem in the first moto and then ran out of gas within sight of the finish line in the second race.

Swian Zanoni competed in the MX2 class on his CRF250R, but was battling against an injured thumb sustained in a practice crash the week before the grand prix. The Brazilian was initially doubtful of risking the ailment further ahead of his home event next week, but felt able to contest both motos and scored twenty-eighth and twenty-third positions.

In the MX1 world championship standings Rui Goncalves leads the way for the ‘red’ crew and lies sixth, sixteen points away from the top three. Bobryshev is seventh and just two points behind. Shaun Simpson is fifteenth and Ken De Dycker sixteenth.

Round four of the FIM Motocross World Championship will take place at Indaiatuba for the Grand Prix of Brazil next weekend.

Rui Goncalves Shaun Simpson


Rui Goncalves


Shaun Simpson


Evgeny Bobryshev (Honda World Motocross)
Race Result: 6th/3rd Championship position: 7th

“I think all the riders who have been to the podium for the first time can understand how excited I feel. I need someone to pinch me because it is like I’m dreaming. I struggled in the corners in the first race and thought a lot about my riding in the break. The second went really well. In past races I have been at the front and then slowly fading back, but this time I was able to keep my position with the leaders. I didn’t know I was third and was so happy to find out when I crossed the line. It was something like 4am for all the people in Russia who were watching, so they did not stay up all night for that second moto for nothing. We have a really strong group in the team and everyone is really behind me. I have to thank them all a lot.”

Rui Goncalves (Honda World Motocross)
Race Result: 12th/4th Championship position: 6th

“I had some stomach problems in the first moto and was having cramps. I couldn’t stand-up or ride properly. I was tense and didn’t have much energy. In between motos I went to the medical centre and they gave me some pills that helped a lot, but I still felt like I wanted to throw-up. I was happy with the second moto and could push more from the first lap until the last. We have a week now to get better for Brazil.”

Shaun Simpson (LS Honda Racing)
Race Result: 16th/6th Championship position: 15th

“This morning started off good in the warm-up as I was fastest and I think that bit of rain helped me out. It slowed the track down and gave it a few more lines. I was hopeful of a good day. In the first start I was looking to get away in the top ten and made a mesh of it. I hit Frossard’s rear wheel and went down. The track was very one line and I fought back to sixteenth which I was reasonably pleased about. The track was better for the second moto and I managed to find my rhythm. I felt good out there. I made a mistake, but clawed back distance on Steve Ramon and when he made an error up Yamaha hill I got him. I pushed in the last four or five laps. This is the sort of form I felt like I had in me and it is nice to show people that I can do it. There are a few smiles on faces and Brazil would have been a long trip without that second race.”

Ken De Dycker (LS Honda Racing)
Race Result: 29th/20th Championship position: 16th

“It was a really bad day with two DNFs. There is nothing we can do and we must just keep working. We are already quite far behind in the points and have to hope for some better results in the next races. For a positive…my riding was good and better than the first two GPs, my back also feels stronger. If we can improve a bit more then I hope we can be on the podium soon.”

Swian Zanoni, (Honda Brazil)
Race Result: 28th/23rd Championship position: NA

“I injured my hand coming here and I knew it would be hard. The practice yesterday was tough and I had to think about whether I wanted to make the injury worse, but decided that I wanted to try the first moto at least. The conditions were not easy, but I was happy to finish this GP in the USA and next week will be something special.”

Roger Harvey, Off-road Manager, Honda Motor Europe:
“A great achievement for Evgeny and one we were hoping for together with the team. He did really well to put in that strong second moto and we’re really happy with our first trophy of the season. The same could be said for Rui, who was not 100% but put-in a gutsy performance and it was nice to see both factory bikes having a battle at the end there. The second moto was the pick of the bunch for us as Shaun Simpson put in the kind of ride we know he is capable of. The LS boys didn’t have the best of luck, but we can go to Brazil looking to do better.”


2011 FIM MX1 / MX2 World Motocross Championship
Round 03 U.S.A.


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MX1 - Race 1 Result
1 DESALLE, CLEMENT / BEL / Suzuki
2 CAIROLI, ANTONIO / ITA / KTM
3 NAGL, MAXIMILIAN / GER / KTM
4 STRIJBOS, KEVIN / BEL / Suzuki
5 PHILIPPAERTS, DAVID / ITA / Yamaha
6 BOBRYSHEV, EVGENY / RUS / Honda
7 BOISSIERE, ANTHONY / FRA / Yamaha
8 CRAIG, CHRISTIAN / USA / Honda
9 BARRAGAN, JONATHAN / ESP / Kawasaki
10 FROSSARD, STEVEN / FRA / Yamaha
11 DOUGAN, JASON / GBR / Yamaha
12 GONCALVES, RUI / POR / Honda
13 GUARNERI, DAVIDE / ITA / Kawasaki
14 BOOG, XAVIER / FRA / Kawasaki
15 LEOK, TANEL / EST / TM
 
MX1 - Race 2 Result
1 DESALLE, CLEMENT / BEL / Suzuki
2 NAGL, MAXIMILIAN / GER / KTM
3 BOBRYSHEV, EVGENY / RUS / Honda
4 GONCALVES, RUI / POR / Honda
5 STRIJBOS, KEVIN / BEL / Suzuki
6 SIMPSON, SHAUN / GBR / Honda
7 RAMON, STEVE / BEL / Suzuki
8 BARRAGAN, JONATHAN / ESP / Kawasaki
9 PHILIPPAERTS, DAVID / ITA / Yamaha
10 BOOG, XAVIER / FRA / Kawasaki
11 CAIROLI, ANTONIO / ITA / KTM
12 BOISSIERE, ANTHONY / FRA / Yamaha
13 CRAIG, CHRISTIAN / USA / Honda
14 ARANDA, GREGORY / FRA / Kawasaki
15 LEOK, TANEL / EST / TM
Evgeny Bobryshev


Evgeny Bobryshev
MX2 - Race 1 Result
1 ROCZEN, KEN / GER / KTM
2 HERLINGS, JEFFREY / NED / KTM
3 ANSTIE, MAX / GBR / Kawasaki
4 KULLAS, HARRI / FIN / Yamaha
5 SEARLE, TOMMY / GBR / Kawasaki
6 PAULIN, GAUTIER / FRA / Yamaha
7 TONUS, ARNAUD / SUI / Yamaha
8 CHARLIER, CHRISTOPHE / FRA / Yamaha
9 OSBORNE, ZACHARY / USA / Yamaha
10 BAKER, TRAVIS / USA / Honda
11 PETROV, PETAR / BUL / Yamaha
12 AUBIN, NICOLAS / FRA / KTM
13 TIXIER, JORDI / FRA / KTM
14 ROELANTS, JOEL / BEL / KTM
15 LUPINO, ALESSANDRO / ITA / Husqvarna
 
MX2 - Race 2 Result
1 ROCZEN, KEN / GER / KTM
2 HERLINGS, JEFFREY / NED / KTM
3 SEARLE, TOMMY / GBR / Kawasaki
4 OSBORNE, ZACHARY / USA / Yamaha
5 ANSTIE, MAX / GBR / Kawasaki
6 MUSQUIN, MARVIN / FRA / KTM
7 AUBIN, NICOLAS / FRA / KTM
8 CHARLIER, CHRISTOPHE / FRA / Yamaha
9 ROELANTS, JOEL / BEL / KTM
10 TIXIER, JORDI / FRA / KTM
11 KULLAS, HARRI / FIN / Yamaha
12 CHAMPION, SCOTT / USA / Honda
13 RAUCHENECKER, PASCAL / AUT / KTM
14 LUPINO, ALESSANDRO / ITA / Husqvarna
15 LARSEN, NIKOLAJ / DEN / KTM
 

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