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2014 FIM MXGP / MX2 World Motocross Championship

Round 03: Beto Carrero – Brazil

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Brazil
Brazil
Mar 30, 2014

Top Five for Nagl and Gajser in Brazil

Honda World Motocross' Max Nagl pushed hard to finish fifth overall in the MXGP class on the factory CRF450RW as the MXGP and MX2 classes travelled to South America and the Beto Carrero facility almost 100km north of the city of Florianopolis in Brazil. There was also bright news in the MX2 division as Honda Gariboldi's Tim Gajser claimed his best career result with fifth place and a maiden top three race result in the second moto.

Maximilian NaglJustin Barcia
Maximilian Nagl
Maximilian NaglZach Osborne
Maximilian Nagl

Antonio Cairoli (KTM) triumphed in the premier MXGP category with Clement Desalle (Suzuki) and Jeremy Horebeek (Yamaha) in second and third place respectively.

High temperatures, a stiff breeze and cloudy skies meant that the climate for raceday for the third GP at Beto Carrero in three years was changeable but mainly dry. The track itself was largely unaltered, and the hard, red dirt was very bumpy and rutty in places and featured many jumps and fast sections. The Brazilian public again provided a noisy and appreciative atmosphere.

Nagl responded from a careless crash in the qualification heat on Saturday to enter the gate with eighth place. The German had lost traction of the CRF450RW on the second lap and spent the race fighting back to gain time and positions. The slot was not a hindrance for the two thirty minute and two lap motos on Sunday but the German was unable to capitalise, and two mediocre starts would largely inhibit his chances for the podium. The former Grand Prix winner had to work his way from seventh place on the first lap of the opening race to reach fourth spot by the chequered flag. In the second outing he tried to chase down Jeremy Van Horebeek for another fourth position but ultimately had to settle for fifth, which gave him the same classification in the overall standings.

Fellow Team HRC Honda rider Evgeny Bobryshev was competing gingerly after recent surgery on his right leg. The Russian is lacking full fitness and was clearly not 100% for the Brazilian event. ‘Bobby' pushed to ninth place in qualification on Saturday and then on Sunday had a very encouraging launch from the line in the first dash. The Russian lasted as long as he could with the leaders and his result of fifth, behind team-mate Nagl, was decent work in the circumstances. Bobryshev's luck deserted him, however, in the second moto. He had a small crash and then was hit by another rider. The impact drove waves of pain into ‘777's leg and although he was able to arrive to the end of the moto – losing positions again through a bike stall and struggle to kickstart - he sadly was outside of the points in twenty-second.

In MX2 Honda Gariboldi's Tim Gajser was on the pace with the works CRF250RW. The Slovenian could only manage eleventh in the first moto after a crash gave him too much time and ground to make up. In the second MX2 dash however the former European Champion roared out of the gate and nestled into a comfortable speed in the top three. It represented the highest finish by a rider from his country and therefore a personal best for ‘243'. Team-mate Kei Yamamoto was eighteenth overall and by clocking five points (his best result most so far) in only his third Grand Prix event is slowly progressing at the highest level.

The MX2 class was won overall by Arnaud Tonus (Kawasaki) with Glenn Coldenhoff (Suzuki) in second and Max Anstie (Yamaha) rounding off the podium in third.

Round four of the FIM Motocross World Championship takes place in the amazing landscape of the Dolomite mountain region in northern Italy in a fortnight. The series will gather for the Grand Prix of Trentino at Arco di Trento for the second year in succession and the first of two back-to-back events with the trip to Sevlievo in Bulgaria the following weekend.

Evgeny Bobryshev
Evgeny Bobryshev
Evgeny Bobryshev
Evgeny Bobryshev
Maximilian Nagl:
Race Result: 4th/5th Championship position: 5th
“Difficult day. We had two bad starts again today. We are working hard on it but we haven't found the solution. Yesterday was terrible but the team found a fix overnight and we practiced some starts on the test track; they were good but just not fast enough. Before we go to Arco we will have some tests with some upgrades. I was happy with my riding. I was smooth and had a good tactic when trying to pass other riders. Physically I found it tougher than Thailand. There was a strange heat out there and it was hard to survive. Anyway, two top fives and we are pushing for the podium; if you don't get the starts then you cannot be with the group.”
Evgeny Bobryshev:
Race Result: 5th/22nd Championship position: 9th
“The first race was fine and I had a good start. I rode my own pace but it was difficult. I was struggling with my ankle on the jump landings and in the corners. The second race was worse. I made a mistake and ran off the track but when I re-entered I lost the front end in the berm and fell down. Another rider behind me smashed into my ankle. I had so much pain. I tried to carry on and kept banging it. After some laps the pain was lowering but I stalled the bike at the end and lost time. It felt like everybody passed me and I was outside the top twenty. I'm really disappointed not to take any points. My strategy was to at least score something here. I haven't ridden or trained much after Thailand, just been focussed on recovery. It was a poor second race but I have to look ahead. After talking with the doctor I will decide what to do: to be able to train or continue resting.”
Tim Gajser:
Race Result: 11th/3rd Championship position: 10th
“It was a great weekend even if it did not start so well. I crashed in the qualification race and finished twelfth. In the first moto I didn't have much luck as I crashed again and was eleventh. It was not what I was hoping for. In the second race I had a really good start and was riding well. I'm sure I will take some confidence from this. The bike worked so good this weekend. It was a lot stronger and I was much happier.”
Maximilian Nagl(#12), Evgeny Bobryshev(#777)zoom
Maximilian Nagl(#12), Evgeny Bobryshev(#777)

2014 FIM MXGP / MX2 World Motocross Championship
Round 03: Beto Carrero – Brazil

MXGP - Race 1 Result
Rank Rider (Machine)
1Cairoli, Antonio (KTM)
2Van Horebeek, Jeremy (Yamaha)
3Desalle, Clement (Suzuki)
4Nagl, Maximilian (Honda)
5Bobryshev, Evgeny (Honda)
6Paulin, Gautier (Kawasaki)
8Roelants, Joel (Honda)
12Boog, Xavier (Honda)
21Ramos, Jean (Honda)
23Gercar, Klemen (Honda)
28Bill, Julien (Honda)
MXGP - Race 2 Result
Rank Rider (Machine)
1Cairoli, Antonio (KTM)
2Paulin, Gautier (Kawasaki)
3Desalle, Clement (Suzuki)
4Van Horebeek, Jeremy (Yamaha)
5Nagl, Maximilian (Honda)
6Strijbos, Kevin (Suzuki)
11Roelants, Joel (Honda)
12Boog, Xavier (Honda)
21Ramos, Jean (Honda)
22Bobryshev, Evgeny (Honda)
28Bill, Julien (Honda)
29Gercar, Klemen (Honda)
MX2 - Race 1 Result
Rank Rider (Machine)
1Tonus, Arnaud (Kawasaki)
2Ferrandis, Dylan (Kawasaki)
3Febvre, Romain (Husqvarna)
4Anstie, Max (Yamaha)
5Coldenhoff, Glenn (Suzuki)
6Tonkov, Aleksandr (Husqvarna)
11Gajser, Tim (Honda)
18Yamamoto, Kei (Honda)
22Santos, Fabio (Honda)
24Armstrong, Endrews (Honda)
25Lopes, Caio (Honda)
27Desprey, Maxime (Honda)
29 Assuncao, Hector (Honda)
MX2 - Race 2 Result
Rank Rider (Machine)
1Coldenhoff, Glenn (Suzuki)
2Tonus, Arnaud (Kawasaki)
3Gajser, Tim (Honda)
4Anstie, Max (Yamaha)
5Guillod, Valentin (KTM)
6Seewer, Jeremy (Suzuki)
17 Assuncao, Hector (Honda)
19Yamamoto, Kei (Honda)
21Santos, Fabio (Honda)
23Lopes, Caio (Honda)
25Armstrong, Endrews (Honda)
27Desprey, Maxime (Honda)

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