WMXGermanyJuly 10, 2011
2011 FIM MX1 / MX2 World Motocross Championship
Round 09 Teutschenthal – Germany

Bobryshev Takes Maiden Grand Prix Win


Honda World Motocross Team’s Evgeny Bobryshev climbed the top step of the MX1 podium for the first time in his career thanks to a brilliant 1-1 scorecard on his works CRF450R in front of 40,000 people at the Talkessel circuit. The sun shone on the strong and irrepressible Russian at Teutschenthal for the Grand Prix of Germany and the ninth round of fifteen in the rapidly dwindling schedule of the 2011 FIM Motocross World Championship.

Evgeny Bobryshev Evgeny Bobryshev


Evgeny Bobryshev


Evgeny Bobryshev


Bobryshev, who qualified with a decent second position on Saturday, made the most of recent tests and improvements to his factory machine the previous week to start brightly in both races and not only seized his first chequered flag in just his second MX1 season, but also claim the ‘overall’. It was the team’s first win at the bumpy and difficult German track since Brian Jorgensen posted identical results at the same Grand Prix in 2005. It was the first triumph for the Italian crew since 2008 and the first for Russia in MX1 (the first by any Russian rider in a GP for 31 years).

The 23 year old (confirmed as a Honda rider for 2012 and 2013) beat World champion Tony Cairoli in the first moto and defeated the Sicilian again by the narrowest of margins in the second race. The grandstand finale between the pair made for a pulse-raising culmination to another entertaining MX1 event.

Team-mate Rui Goncalves was feeling in better shape compared to Sweden last week, but is still missing an extra edge to his fitness through a blood disorder. The Portuguese managed to impress however with positive launches from the gate and rode to seventh and fourth, for fourth overall.

In contrast LS Honda Racing’s Ken De Dycker had two poor getaways and had to assert himself in the opening laps to find positions from which to attack in the top ten. The Belgian, whose last Grand Prix victory came at Teutschenthal in 2010, was aggressive and enjoyed a spat in the first moto with Clement Desalle. He would finish sixth and then later earn a decent fifth to be the third CRF450R rider in the top six of the GP classification. Team-mate Shaun Simpson had cause for optimism thanks to ‘top ten speed’ on Saturday and then rode to eleventh and twelfth through the 35 minute and two lap sprints on Sunday.

In MX2 Swian Zanoni had more bad luck on the CRF250R, and an incident in the first moto led to a badly cut finger on his left hand. The gutsy Brazilian attempted the sighting lap for the second moto, but was in too much pain to consider going to the line.

Bobryshev is making excellent ground in the MX1 World Championship standings and now holds fourth, 36 points from third place. Goncalves is seventh, De Dycker eleventh and Simpson is fifteenth. Round ten of the series will take place next week at Kegums for the Grand Prix of Latvia and will be followed by trips to Belgium, Czech Republic and the UK.

Rui Goncalves Ken DeDycker


Rui Goncalves


Ken DeDycker


Evgeny Bobryshev (Honda World Motocross)
Race Result: 1st/1st Championship position: 4th

“It is a really great feeling being there on top of the box and hearing the Russian anthem being played. Inside you are so excited you want to cry. I think the other riders who have won their first Grand Prix will understand me. I saw Tony coming with ten minutes to go and I knew he would be close so I was getting ready for that, I felt a bit nervous! I stayed strong though and was able to win the race. We did a lot of testing last week and we had some tough days on the bike, but I was able to feel more comfortable this weekend and enjoyed playing with the bike. I’m so motivated to get to Kegums now.”

Rui Goncalves (Honda World Motocross)
Race Result: 7th/4th Championship position: 7th

“It was OK today. We worked together this week with my doctor and physio and I felt better, if still not 100%. I’m happy overall, especially with the second moto, and was able to ride a bit more like I want. We will keep working on this problem now even though it will be difficult to say if everything will be OK for Latvia. I can say that I felt an improvement over Sweden so I hope it will go in the same way again.”

Ken De Dycker (LS Honda Racing)
Race Result: 6th/5th Championship position: 11th

“You have to be really aggressive on the first laps, but it was hard to see when you were behind someone because of the dust and the roost. Once I got up to the leaders then it became really difficult because it wasn’t easy to pass. I was stuck behind Desalle for a lot of the first moto and in some places I was quick and in others he was running away. I couldn’t do anything about it. Another bad start in the second race, but I went hard in the first ten minutes. I then again could not make any seconds on the guys in front. I have to be happy with some more consistent results, but I am not where I want to be. If I can get the starts then I will be one of the first guys.”

Shaun Simpson (LS Honda Racing)
Race Result: 11th/12th Championship position: 15th

“I feel it could have gone better. My goal this year is to push on for two top ten finishes and I’ve yet to do that, but on a positive note my speed was good yesterday and I was quite happy. My starts are still not good enough and that is a major factor of this MX1 class. I was about eighth on the first lap in both motos and struggling a little bit with my pace in the second race. I dropped back a bit but fought on and passed a few riders towards the end. It has not been a great weekend but at least two scores, close to the top ten and I need to take confidence and keep smiling!”

Roger Harvey, Honda Motor Europe Off-road Racing Manager:
“Naturally this is the best weekend of the year for us and everyone deserves credit. The team worked hard during the week and I believe it paid-off today even though Evgeny’s performances could not have been better. It was a thrilling Grand Prix and we are elated right now. I think every rider did well today. Ken pushed hard, Rui the same considering he is not 100% and it was a better day for Shaun. It is exciting to think what we can do now for the rest of the season and having ‘Bobby’ confirmed with us until 2013 means we can signal our intent in the MX1 FIM World Championship.”
2011 FIM MX1 / MX2 World Motocross Championship
Round 09 Germany


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MX1 - Race 1 Result
1 BOBRYSHEV, EVGENY / RUS / Honda
2 CAIROLI, ANTONIO / ITA / KTM
3 FROSSARD, STEVEN / FRA / Yamaha
4 NAGL, MAXIMILIAN / GER / KTM
5 DESALLE, CLEMENT / BEL / Suzuki
6 DE DYCKER, KEN / BEL / Honda
7 GONCALVES, RUI / POR / Honda
8 BARRAGAN, JONATHAN / ESP / Kawasaki
9 PHILIPPAERTS, DAVID / ITA / Yamaha
10 RAMON, STEVE / BEL / Suzuki
11 SIMPSON, SHAUN / GBR / Honda
12 GUARNERI, DAVIDE / ITA / Kawasaki
13 BOOG, XAVIER / FRA / Kawasaki
14 DE REUVER, MARC / NED / Yamaha
15 LEOK, TANEL / EST / TM
Evgeny Bobryshev


Evgeny Bobryshev
MX1 - Race 2 Result
1 BOBRYSHEV, EVGENY / RUS / Honda
2 CAIROLI, ANTONIO / ITA / KTM
3 DESALLE, CLEMENT / BEL / Suzuki
4 GONCALVES, RUI / POR / Honda
5 DE DYCKER, KEN / BEL / Honda
6 BARRAGAN, JONATHAN / ESP / Kawasaki
7 NAGL, MAXIMILIAN / GER / KTM
8 PHILIPPAERTS, DAVID / ITA / Yamaha
9 RAMON, STEVE / BEL / Suzuki
10 DE REUVER, MARC / NED / Yamaha
11 ANDERSON, BRAD / GBR / Honda
12 SIMPSON, SHAUN / GBR / Honda
13 ARANDA, GREGORY / FRA / Kawasaki
14 BOISSIERE, ANTHONY / FRA / Yamaha
15 FROSSARD, STEVEN / FRA / Yamaha
 
MX2 - Race 1 Result
1 ROCZEN, KEN / GER / KTM
2 HERLINGS, JEFFREY / NED / KTM
3 SEARLE, TOMMY / GBR / Kawasaki
4 PAULIN, GAUTIER / FRA / Yamaha
5 OSBORNE, ZACHARY / USA / Yamaha
6 TONUS, ARNAUD / SUI / Yamaha
7 AUBIN, NICOLAS / FRA / KTM
8 NICHOLLS, JAKE / GBR / KTM
9 CHARLIER, CHRISTOPHE / FRA / Yamaha
10 TEILLET, VALENTIN / FRA / Suzuki
11 BUTRON OLIVA, ANTONIO JOSE / ESP / KTM
12 TRIEST, NICK / BEL / KTM
13 KULLAS, HARRI / FIN / Yamaha
14 LARRIEU, LOIC / FRA / KTM
15 PETROV, PETAR / BUL / Yamaha
 
MX2 - Race 2 Result
1 PAULIN, GAUTIER / FRA / Yamaha
2 SEARLE, TOMMY / GBR / Kawasaki
3 ROCZEN, KEN / GER / KTM
4 HERLINGS, JEFFREY / NED / KTM
5 TONUS, ARNAUD / SUI / Yamaha
6 OSBORNE, ZACHARY / USA / Yamaha
7 TEILLET, VALENTIN / FRA / Suzuki
8 NICHOLLS, JAKE / GBR / KTM
9 BUTRON OLIVA, ANTONIO JOSE / ESP / KTM
10 ANSTIE, MAX / GBR / Kawasaki
11 KULLAS, HARRI / FIN / Yamaha
12 LUPINO, ALESSANDRO / ITA / Husqvarna
13 LARRIEU, LOIC / FRA / KTM
14 KARRO, MATISS / LAT / Honda
15 RAUCHENECKER, PASCAL / AUT / KTM
 

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