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2013 FIM MX1 / MX2 World Motocross Championship

Round 12: Hyvinkaa – Finland

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July 14, 2013

Bobryshev and Nagl Battle Through in Finland

Sunshine and good temperatures graced the FIM Motocross World Championship for the fourth event in a row as Hyvinkää hosted the first Grand Prix of Finland since the turn of the century.

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Evgeny Bobryshev
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Evgeny Bobryshev

The twelfth round of seventeen in the series saw Antonio Cairoli win the premier class across the bumpy and sandy surface while the top CRF450R runner was Evgeny Bobryshev as he guided his works Honda World Motocross team machine to eighth in the overall classification.

After back-to-back meetings in Sweden and Latvia, Finland provided the vast majority of the paddock with their first view of Hyvinkää and the motorsports venue offered a compact and largely flat layout with loose terrain. After the hard-pack of Uddevalla and the rippling bumps of Kegums this was another technical test for the MX1 and MX2 stars, although most complained of the relatively short lap-times as the riders posted one minute thirty-forty second circulations.

Dealing with the heat was Bobryshev who counted on the Finnish fixture as the closest he would come to a home Grand Prix this season. The Russian made two average starts in the thirty-five minute and two lap motos but slotted into mid top ten positions each time and then tried to establish a consistent rhythm. For the most part ‘Bobby’ succeeded and only ran into strife when confronted by backmarkers; a consequence of the condensed layout. ‘777’ secured seventh place in the first moto after a last lap attempt to pass Gautier Paulin was foiled and then led his team-mate, Max Nagl, to eighth in the second moto as a brief heavy rain shower coated Hyvinkää.

Nagl was not in the best shape for Finland after travelling to Hyvinkää suffering with the Flu. The German was initially a doubt for raceday but fared well in physically demanding conditions. He lasted the distance to record ninth in the opening sprint and then used his experience and guile to gain positions at the start of the second outing and trailed Bobryshev to the finish line for another ninth place and damage limitation. Nagl rested ninth in the MX1 list to give the team two riders in the final top ten.

Gariboldi Honda’s David Philippaerts suffered a mechanical problem in the last phases of the qualification heat on Saturday that meant a lowly nineteenth place in the gate for the motos. The Italian pushed forward to grasp thirteenth in the first affair but his Grand Prix ended prematurely with another technical glitch in the second race and he completed just twelve of the twenty-two laps. ‘DP19’ ranked eighteenth in MX1 for the day.

Credit is also due to Esta Honda’s Alex Tonkov who brushed aside discomfort from a sore elbow after two heavy crashes at the Latvian Grand Prix last week to post fifth place overall on the CRF250R in the MX2 division.

The points table of the premier class shows Nagl still in eighth spot while Bobryshev accumulated twenty-seven points today and remains twelfth. Philippaerts holds steady in eleventh.

After a three week consecutive streak across northeast Europe the FIM Motocross World Championship now pauses until July 28th when Lausitzring will entertain the Grand Prix of Germany.

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Maximilian Nagl
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Maximilian Nagl
Evgeny Bobryshev:
Race Result: 7th/8th - Championship position: 12th
“I was happy with the day really. It was cooler and my foot was fine. I didn’t make many mistakes and no crashes! My starts were not that great and I had a lot of wheelspin on the straight. It was hard to come through on this track and I had to be a bit more on the limit. The backmarkers were also hard work. They are shown the blue flag and when we pass they then want to race us! I almost passed Paulin on the last lap of the first moto but a slower rider got in the way. The second moto was a little bit of a similar story. Max and I went together and I was pushing so hard inside and outside. I got a bit dizzy at the end and lost the tow. There were a few sketchy moments. Anyway I have some more time to improve now for Germany and I want to thank the team because the results have not been great but we have stayed positive and like a family and we keep trying together.”
Max Nagl
Race Result: 9th/9th - Championship position: 8th
“I’m quite satisfied and I’m quite surprised; not by the results because they were not great but my riding. Yesterday I was feeling so bad that I thought I might not race today, or I would start but not finish the motos. I also talked with the team and we agreed I might have to stop. Anyway my riding was OK. I turned tight at the start of the first moto and made a lot of positions. Ninth was alright…considering. In the second moto I had a good strategy again at the start and rode pretty much the whole race behind Bobby. I felt tired but he helped me because he pulled me along. On the last two laps there were two backmarkers there and they were making a lot of mistakes and almost caused Bobby to crash; me too! We finished behind each other at the end and it was a nice race. I was happy with how today went but obviously not the result. My plan now is to go straight to the doctors when I get home to check everything and see if this thing is a virus. I will take a small break and then get healthy for Lausitzring because I want to be in the best shape possible for my home GP.”
David Philippaerts:
Race Result: 13th/DNF - Championship position: 11th
“Not a great day today. The track was hard work and I had a bad start in the first moto. I pushed as hard as I could to come back and win some positions but I wasn’t so happy. The start was better in the second moto but I felt a problem with the engine and had to use the clutch more. After a while it stopped, and what can you do?”

2013 FIM MX1 / MX2 World Motocross Championship
Round 12: Hyvinkaa – Finland

MX1 - Race 1 Result
Rank Rider (Team)
1 Cairoli, Antonio (KTM)
2 Desalle, Clement (Suzuki)
3 de Dycker, Ken (KTM)
4 van Horebeek, Jeremy (Kawasaki)
5 Strijbos, Kevin (Suzuki)
6 Paulin, Gautier (Kawasaki)
7 Bobryshev, Evgeny (Honda)
8 Goncalves, Rui (KTM)
9 Nagl, Maximilian (Honda)
10 Roelants, Joel (Yamaha)
11 Simpson, Shaun (Yamaha)
12 Searle, Tommy (Kawasaki)
13 Philippaerts, David (Honda)
14 Karro, Matiss (KTM)
15 Laansoo, Juss (KTM)
MX1 - Race 2 Result
Rank Rider (Team)
1 Cairoli, Antonio (KTM)
2 Strijbos, Kevin (Suzuki)
3 Desalle, Clement (Suzuki)
4 Paulin, Gautier (Kawasaki)
5 van Horebeek, Jeremy (Kawasaki)
6 de Dycker, Ken (KTM)
7 Goncalves, Rui (KTM)
8 Bobryshev, Evgeny (Honda)
9 Nagl, Maximilian (Honda)
10 Roelants, Joel (Yamah)
11 Searle, Tommy (Kawasaki)
12 Karro, Matiss (KTM)
13 Barragan, Jonathan (KTM)
14 Simpson, Shaun (Yamaha)
15 Brakke, Herjan (Yamaha)
MX2 - Race 1 Result
Rank Rider (Team)
1 Herlings, Jeffrey (KTM)
2 Coldenhoff, Glenn (KTM)
3 Ferris, Dean (Yamaha)
4 Nicholls, Jake (KTM)
5 Tixier, Jordi (KTM)
6 Petrov, Petar (Yamaha)
7 Kullas, Harri (KTM)
8 Charlier, Christophe (Yamaha)
9 Butron, Jose (KTM)
10 Tonkov, Aleksandr (Honda)
11 Anstie, Max (Suzuki)
12 Desprey, Maxime (Yamaha)
13 Monticelli, Ivo (TM)
14 Gajser, Tim (KTM)
15 Heibye, Even (KTM)
MX2 - Race 2 Result
Rank Rider (Team)
1 Herlings, Jeffrey (KTM)
2 Tixier, Jordi (KTM)
3 Ferris, Dean (Yamaha)
4 Butron, Jose (KTM)
5 Febvre, Romain (KTM)
6 Tonkov, Aleksandr (Honda)
7 Anstie, Max (Suzuki)
8 Ferrandis, Dylan (Kawasaki)
9 Lupino, Alessandro (Kawasaki)
10 Kullas, Harri (KTM)
11 Petrov, Petar (Yamaha)
12 Desprey, Maxime (Yamaha)
13 Charlier, Christophe (Yamaha)
14 Pocock, Mel (Yamaha)
15 Gajser, Tim (KTM)

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