The MXGP of Patagonia got off to a good start for Gajser who’s mirrored his success from last year’s qualifying round at the scenic Argentinean track.

Shaking off the illness that has plagued him for the first two rounds of the year, Gajser looked comfortable and fast as he dominated the Argentinean qualifying race. Taking an early lead in the first few corners, the Slovenian pulled a gap between himself and second place; Van Horebeek, which he kept for the remainder of the race to take the win.

Bobryshev despite feeling particularly under the weather since Indonesia, rode a superb race considering his condition, to earn himself fifth place in qualifying. The steely Russian has his hopes of a podium finish tomorrow not far from his sight.

The first race of MXGP starts at 13:15 local time tomorrow, Sunday 19th March.

 

Tim Gajser

Tim Gajser 243

I am happy with how today went. I was feeling really great out on the track and the bike was working amazing, I had an OK start and took the lead in the first lap. I made a gap early on at the start and controlled the race from there. The track was a little sketchy in some places but I managed to hold it together and keep the momentum going.
I am going to go out there and enjoy it like I did today and then hopefully I will get the same result tomorrow.

Team HRC – MXGP
Evgeny Bobryshev

Evgeny Bobryshev 777

Today went really well for me considering that I have been really sick since Indonesia getting a virus there so I haven't been able to train at all. It was a little bit tough as I don't have so much energy or feel as strong where I have been so sick and I had pain in my stomach after 15 minutes but I am happy with the bike setting and how we have improved it from this morning. Tomorrow the race is ten minutes longer so I tried to save energy for tomorrow and I hope I can have a positive day I am happy with how today went in my condition.

Team HRC – MXGP
Roger Harvey

Roger Harvey

HRC General Manager - MXGP

A positive start to the weekend with Tim’s win in the qualifying race. He made a reasonable start but worked his way through on the first corner, establishing the lead and controlled the race from there on. Evgeny we are more concerned with as he has not been well in the lead up to the event but he battled through. He suffered a little bit towards the end of the race but earnt himself fifth in qualifying which is a good start for him for tomorrow.

Team HRC – MXGP
GP of Argentina

Neuquen, Argentina

MXGP 2017, Round 3

Sunny/Dry / 22
Saturday 18 Mar 2017, 20:36 UTC
  • Track Condition: Soft
  • Air Temp: 22°C
  • Humidity: 49%
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Tim Gajser 243 SLO Team HRC – MXGP Honda 24:37.502
2 Jeremy Van Horebeek 89 BEL Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +4.264
3 Antonio Cairoli 222 ITA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +5.861
4 Arnaud Tonus 4 SWI Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Yamaha +16.123
5 Evgeny Bobryshev 777 RUS Team HRC – MXGP Honda +16.967
6 Kevin Strijbos 22 BEL Team Suzuki World MXGP Suzuki +17.707
7 Arminas Jasikonis 27 LTU Team Suzuki World MXGP Suzuki +21.994
8 Shaun Simpson 24 GBR Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Yamaha +25.311
9 Max Anstie 99 GBR Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +26.283
10 Romain Febvre 461 FRA Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +33.571
11 Glenn Coldenhoff 259 NDL Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +33.571
12 Max Nagl 12 GER Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +39.835
13 Gautier Paulin 21 FRA Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +41.853
14 Clement Desalle 25 BEL Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +45.849
15 Jeffrey Herlings 84 NDL Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +47.317
16 Jose Butron 17 SPA Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +56.758
17 Rui Goncalves 999 POR Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna +57.425
18 Valentin Guillod 92 SWI Honda Red Moto Honda +1:03.270
19 Jake Nicholls 45 GBR Hitachi Construction Machinery Revo KTM KTM +1:04.889
20 Alessandro Lupino 77 ITA Honda Red Moto Honda +1:15.647
Rider Standings
Sunday, 5 Mar 2017 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Antonio CAIROLI 222 ITA 68 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
2 Clement DESALLE 25 BEL 60 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki
3 Tim GAJSER 243 SLO 56 Team HRC – MXGP Honda
4 Evgeny BOBRYSHEV 777 RUS 44 Team HRC – MXGP Honda
5 Jeremy VAN HOREBEEK 89 BEL 42 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha
6 Glenn COLDENHOFF 259 NDL 41 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
7 Gautier PAULIN 21 FRA 39 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna
8 Shaun SIMPSON 24 GBR 36 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Yamaha
9 Romain FEBVRE 461 FRA 34 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha
10 Kevin STRIJBOS 22 BEL 34 Team Suzuki World MXGP Suzuki
11 Jordi TIXIER 911 FRA 33 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki
12 Max ANSTIE 99 GBR 26 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna
13 Rui GONCALVES 999 POR 24 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna
14 Arnaud TONUS 4 SWI 22 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Yamaha
15 Tanel LEOK 7 EST 22 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna
16 Max NAGL 12 GER 18 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna
17 Jeffrey HERLINGS 84 NDL 17 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
18 Jose BUTRON 17 SPA 17 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM
19 Jake NICHOLLS 45 GBR 12 Hitachi Construction Machinery Revo KTM KTM
20 Alessandro LUPINO 77 ITA 10 Honda Red Moto Honda
21 Arminas JASIKONIS 27 LTU 5 Team Suzuki World MXGP Suzuki
22 Valentin GUILLOD 92 SWI 2 Honda Red Moto Honda