Two HRC riders climbed onto the podium for the second time in two races, with Evgeny Bobryshev in third and Tim Gajser in second at the FIM MXGP of France
With Gautier Paulin pulling out of the event after a hard crash in qualifying, the lone Team HRC contender today was the #777 CRF450RW of Evgeny Bobryshev alongside Honda Gariboldi’s Tim Gajser on an identical machine.
From the start of race one, yesterday’s qualifying race winner was side-by-side with Tim Gajser in fourth. In the jostle for position, Bobby was pushed down to fifth temporarily, but on the second lap he reclaimed the position. From thereon, he gave chase to Antonio Cairoli but had what was ultimately a lonely race with gaps ahead and behind him.
In race two, Bobby had a similarly lonely race having slotted into third from the start and holding position until the flag. It’s the Russian’s second podium of the season, his first being in the opening round in Qatar, as he continues to return to his early season form with gusto.