WMXPortugalJune 12, 2011
2011 FIM MX1 / MX2 World Motocross Championship
Round 06 AGUEDA – Portugal

Second podium of 2011 for Bobryshev


Clement Desalle claimed his third Grand Prix victory of 2011 at Agueda in Portugal in what was the sixth round of the FIM Motocross World Championship. The Belgian was joined on the MX1 podium by Honda World Motocross team’s Evgeny Bobryshev, who celebrated his second trophy of the campaign with the factory CRF450R.

 Evgeny Bobryshev  Evgeny Bobryshev


Evgeny Bobryshev


Evgeny Bobryshev


13,000 fans surrounded the sun-beaten track that was full of undulations and kinks and evolved into a bumpy and demanding course as the fine dirt took on its own rippled form. The clear skies ensured a fine climate, but the temperatures were not too punishing thanks to a generous breeze.

Bobryshev led a sizeable period of the qualification heat on Saturday until a mistake entering a downhill turn robbed him of a first potential pole position. The British Champion altered his mindset for Sunday and a steady performance to a brace of fourth positions was enough for his second spray of champagne both of the season and of his career.

‘Bobby’ was actually part of a fine sight for the Italian team and CRF450R fans around the world as he chased holeshotter and earlier leader Rui Goncalves for the first seven of the twenty-one laps in race two. The team-mates set the pace at the front and across the rough ground until conceding to the superior speed of Desalle and reigning world champion Tony Cairoli. Goncalves, competing on home turf and at the venue where he notched an emotional MX2 victory in 2009, sent the crowd into rapture with his efforts and a career-best third place in the second moto. The former MX2 world championship runner-up was seventh in first moto and therefore placed fourth in the final ranking of the Grand Prix for the factory team’s best weekend of 2011.

LS Honda Racing’s Ken De Dycker continued his surge of powerful riding and promise by finishing sixth overall. The Belgian was sixth on both occasions, but felt that his second moto recovery from a first lap slot of twelfth was the better outing. Team-mate Shaun Simpson struggled for top ten pace across the red terrain and was twelfth at the conclusion of both thirty-five minute and two lap sprints.

In the MX2 class Swian Zanoni was not riding in an effort to let his hand (injured at the U.S. Grand Prix) recover strength and the small fracture to fully heal. After a break from grand prix duty the young Brazilian will attempt to steer his CRF250R in Spain next week.

Bobryshev is still Honda’s top ranked rider in the FIM Motocross World Championship standings. He holds fifth place and is ten points in front of Goncalves in sixth. De Dycker is twelfth and two positions and thirty-three points ahead of Shaun Simpson.

The schedule moves swiftly on this week and the paddock will re-form at La Bañeza in northern Spain for round seven next weekend.

Rui Goncalves  Ken DeDycker


Rui Goncalves


Ken DeDycker


Evgeny Bobryshev (Honda World Motocross)
Race Result: 4th /4th Championship position: 5th

“It feels very good to be on the podium again and to see that Russian flag going up the pole. Yesterday I was making too many mistakes. I was leading the qualification heat and I had a lot of pressure from the others behind me. I made a silly crash so I thought a lot about my riding Saturday night and just wanted to be consistent today and that’s what happened. I want to keep on doing my best. Tracks are different for people every weekend; sometimes you can be fast sometimes not so much. I am working week by week at the moment, but tomorrow I go home to Holland with a smile on my face.”

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

“It was a good day and the second moto was really good. I swapped bikes for that race and it helped me get the holeshot. I had a good pace at the beginning and rode a strong speed at the front. I managed to stay there for a while. Cairoli and Desalle were a bit quicker, but I kept third. I’m pretty happy but I want to keep on working and focus on the next GP.”

Ken De Dycker (LS Honda Racing)
Race Result: 6th /6th Championship position: 12th

“It was quite good out there. I didn’t feel tired this week and came through the GP well. I couldn’t get a rhythm going in the first moto to push hard. The second moto was much better and if you can find the lines here then things get much easier. The track was rough. The results were an improvement on France and I hope we can keep on going up.”

Shaun Simpson (LS Honda Racing)
Race Result: 12th/12th Championship position: 14th

“Consistent results, but not what I wanted; two top tens is always the goal. On a positive note that is the first time I’ve come away from Portugal with two point-scoring results. I have not been on the pace this weekend. My starts weren’t so bad, but I lacked a bit of speed and energy. The track was very one-line. The soil was weird. It had been prepared well, but it ended up being ‘follow the leader’, there was another line option, but it wasn’t faster. You had to make positions by scratching plastic a little bit. I’ve gained a place in the championship; that’s not much, but at least its something. We will work towards next week now and try to keep smiling!”

Roger Harvey, Honda Motor Europe Off-road Racing Manager:
“Naturally we are delighted to see Evgeny on the podium for the second time this year and he is progressing with his riding and development. This is only his second season in MX1 and he displayed a mature approach to the motos after that moment of panic yesterday. Our bikes were strong at the start – another positive thing and full credit to the team for their work – and watching Rui getting the home fans all excited was quite special. Ken and Shaun did their best on a rough track and De Dycker in particular is building up his form and results. Off to Spain next for a track that hardly anyone has seen so it should be interesting.”

2011 FIM MX1 / MX2 World Motocross Championship
Round 06 Portugal


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MX1 - Race 1 Result
1 DESALLE, CLEMENT / BEL / Suzuki
2 CAIROLI, ANTONIO / ITA / KTM
3 FROSSARD, STEVEN / FRA / Yamaha
4 BOBRYSHEV, EVGENY / RUS / Honda
5 BOOG, XAVIER / FRA / Kawasaki
6 DE DYCKER, KEN / BEL / Honda
7 GONCALVES, RUI / POR / Honda
8 NAGL, MAXIMILIAN / GER / KTM
9 GUARNERI, DAVIDE / ITA / Kawasaki
10 LEOK, TANEL / EST / TM
11 STRIJBOS, KEVIN / BEL / Suzuki
12 SIMPSON, SHAUN / GBR / Honda
13 BARRAGAN, JONATHAN / ESP / Kawasaki
14 SCHIFFER, MARCUS / GER / Suzuki
15 RAMON, STEVE / BEL / Suzuki
 
MX1 - Race 2 Result
1 DESALLE, CLEMENT / BEL / Suzuki
2 CAIROLI, ANTONIO / ITA / KTM
3 GONCALVES, RUI / POR / Honda
4 BOBRYSHEV, EVGENY / RUS / Honda
5 RAMON, STEVE / BEL / Suzuki
6 DE DYCKER, KEN / BEL / Honda
7 FROSSARD, STEVEN / FRA / Yamaha
8 BARRAGAN, JONATHAN / ESP / Kawasaki
9 BOOG, XAVIER / FRA / Kawasaki
10 LEOK, TANEL / EST / TM
11 STRIJBOS, KEVIN / BEL / Suzuki
12 SIMPSON, SHAUN / GBR / Honda
13 BOISSIERE, ANTHONY / FRA / Yamaha
14 CAMPANO JIMENEZ, CARLOS / ESP / Yamaha
15 SCHIFFER, MARCUS / GER / Suzuki
 
MX2 - Race 1 Result
1 ROCZEN, KEN / GER / KTM
2 HERLINGS, JEFFREY / NED / KTM
3 OSBORNE, ZACHARY / USA / Yamaha
4 ANSTIE, MAX / GBR / Kawasaki
5 PAULIN, GAUTIER / FRA / Yamaha
6 ROELANTS, JOEL / BEL / KTM
7 COLDENHOFF, GLENN / NED / Yamaha
8 CHARLIER, CHRISTOPHE / FRA / Yamaha
9 BUTRON OLIVA, ANTONIO JOSE / ESP / KTM
10 KULLAS, HARRI / FIN / Yamaha
11 TONUS, ARNAUD / SUI / Yamaha
12 LUPINO, ALESSANDRO / ITA/ Husqvarna
13 NICHOLLS, JAKE / GBR / KTM
14 TRIEST, NICK / BEL / KTM
15 PETROV, PETAR / BUL / Yamaha
 
MX2 - Race 2 Result
1 SEARLE, TOMMY / GBR / Kawasaki
2 HERLINGS, JEFFREY / NED / KTM
3 PAULIN, GAUTIER / FRA / Yamaha
4 TONUS, ARNAUD / SUI / Yamaha
5 OSBORNE, ZACHARY / USA / Yamaha
6 CHARLIER, CHRISTOPHE / FRA / Yamaha
7 ANSTIE, MAX / GBR / Kawasaki
8 AUBIN, NICOLAS / FRA / KTM
9 KULLAS, HARRI / FIN / Yamaha
10 BUTRON OLIVA, ANTONIO JOSE / ESP / KTM
11 NICHOLLS, JAKE / GBR / KTM
12 ROELANTS, JOEL / BEL / KTM
13 TRIEST, NICK / BEL / KTM
14 COLDENHOFF, GLENN / NED / Yamaha
15 LUPINO, ALESSANDRO / ITA/ Husqvarna
 

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