Tim Gajser #243 and Evgeny Bobryshev #777 had an infuriating start to the MXGP of Switzerland today on their CRF450RW’s, when they both got caught up in a first turn crash at the start of the qualifying race.
As the gate dropped both Tim and Bobby were a little off their usual start pace and when a rider went down in the first turn they both got tangled up in the aftermath. Tim was forced to return to the pits to assess the damage to his bike whereas Bobby was able to dust himself down and get back into the race.
Nearly a lap down, in last position with nothing to lose, Bobby rode a defiant race. He found his rhythm, caught the pack and began working his way through the traffic. He gave it his all until the last lap, coming in a well-earned 14th position.
Tim eventually returned to the race but he was two laps down. Although he was out of the race competitively, he put down some solid lap times which; had he been in contention, would have easily see him in the top three.
The HRC duo will both be looking to get a good start tomorrow to stay out of trouble. The first MXGP race begins at 14h15 local time.