Securing the first double podium of the year for Honda, Tim Gajser and Evgeny Bobryshev muscled their CRF450RW’s to a spectacular first and third overall today in the beautiful Patagonian landscape, for the third round of the MXGP.

After topping qualifying Saturday, it was clear to see the win was already in Gajser’s sight and he proved he was back on form by taking the double win and the red plate. In the first race Gajser had a good gate and quickly got past Coldenhoff in the first few corners, where he controlled and led the race from there. He kept just enough of a gap between himself and second place; Van Horebeek to ensure that there was a comfortable first place finish. The Slovenian had his work cut out in the start of the second race when he had to challenge Desalle for the lead. Taking it in his stride, Gajser’s smooth style in the roughing terrain ensured he could pass the Frenchman and pull a gap to take the chequered flag in the second race.

Bobryshev who had been feeling particularly unwell from food poisoning in the week right up into the qualifying race on the Saturday, surpassed his own expectations. In the first race Bobryshev had a good gate but soon had a battle on his hands with Van Horebeek, Desalle and Febvre and after tussling with them for a few laps and not feeling quite himself he settled for a fifth-place finish. Not content with fifth or to let a bit of food poisoning deter his goal of reaching the podium this weekend, Bobryshev dug deep in the second race. The steely Russian didn’t drop the pace once through the 30min race and his gritty determination paid off as and he took second place from Van Horebeek only a few laps before the end of the race, earning himself third overall.

Both riders will be hoping they can match this weekend’s results in Leon, Mexico on Sunday 2nd April.

Tim Gajser

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I am really happy and it was actually a perfect weekend. I really enjoyed the track and I know I was riding well. The crowds here were good and it was nice to hear them cheering when I came past them on the last lap. They have made a few changes to the track this year which suited me. The season didn’t start in the best way but I have been working really hard and training back at home, I never stop working and its now paying off. We are just at the beginning of the season but I aim to ride consistent and get more podiums.

Team HRC – MXGP
Evgeny Bobryshev

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I have been sick after Indonesia and I haven’t done any training as I have been in bed recovering. Because of this I really didn’t expect to come here and be on the podium. I have been hoping I would get better every day, even yesterday in qualifying I had a pain in my stomach. Today went a lot better and I was feeling better in myself. The track was the kind of track that I really like which helped me. The team made good changes on the bike from this morning so I felt good on the bike which I thankful to the team for. I am pumped to be third overall.

Team HRC – MXGP
Roger Harvey

Roger Harvey

HRC General Manager - MXGP

Obviously, the venue here in Argentina has been very good for our team. What more can we ask for then the perfect result from Tim Gajser and to be backed up by Evgeny Bobryshev also on the podium. Bobby surprised himself today as he has been quite ill in the lead up to the race and even during today. We have to congratulate the riders, the engineers and all of the team for delivering this fantastic result.

Team HRC – MXGP
GP of Argentina

Neuquen, Argentina

MXGP 2017, Round 3

Sunny/Dry / 21
Sunday 19 Mar 2017, 20:54 UTC
  • Track Condition: Soft
  • Air Temp: 21°C
  • Humidity: 44%
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Tim Gajser 243 SLO 25 Team HRC – MXGP Honda 34:07.642
2 Evgeny Bobryshev 777 RUS 22 Team HRC – MXGP Honda +5.315
3 Jeremy Van Horebeek 89 BEL 20 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +6.723
4 Gautier Paulin 21 FRA 18 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +8.878
5 Antonio Cairoli 222 ITA 16 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +17.959
6 Max Nagl 12 GER 15 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +22.477
7 Jeffrey Herlings 84 NDL 14 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +23.506
8 Romain Febvre 461 FRA 13 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +26.071
9 Kevin Strijbos 22 BEL 12 Team Suzuki World MXGP Suzuki +29.400
10 Clement Desalle 25 BEL 11 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +35.513
11 Arnaud Tonus 4 SWI 10 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Yamaha +36.891
12 Max Anstie 99 GBR 9 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +40.880
13 Shaun Simpson 24 GBR 8 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Yamaha +44.916
14 Arminas Jasikonis 27 LTU 7 Team Suzuki World MXGP Suzuki +51.706
15 Valentin Guillod 92 SWI 6 Honda Red Moto Honda +1:01.377
16 Jose Butron 17 SPA 5 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +1:11.122
17 Rui Goncalves 999 POR 4 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna +1:11.815
18 Jetro Salazar 60 ECU 3 Wildcard Rider Honda +1:50.618
19 Tanel Leok 7 EST 2 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna +- 1 lap
20 Joaquin Poli 179 ARG 1 Wildcard Rider Honda +29.879
Sunny/Dry / 21
Sunday 19 Mar 2017, 17:26 UTC
  • Track Condition: Soft
  • Air Temp: 21°C
  • Humidity: 44%
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Tim Gajser 243 SLO 25 Team HRC – MXGP Honda 35:25.581
2 Jeremy Van Horebeek 89 BEL 22 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +7.150
3 Clement Desalle 25 BEL 20 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +10.968
4 Romain Febvre 461 FRA 18 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha +12.239
5 Evgeny Bobryshev 777 RUS 16 Team HRC – MXGP Honda +14.082
6 Gautier Paulin 21 FRA 15 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +15.056
7 Max Anstie 99 GBR 14 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +18.326
8 Max Nagl 12 GER 13 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +19.268
9 Antonio Cairoli 222 ITA 12 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +20.011
10 Shaun Simpson 24 GBR 11 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Yamaha +31.372
11 Kevin Strijbos 22 BEL 10 Team Suzuki World MXGP Suzuki +33.703
12 Jeffrey Herlings 84 NDL 9 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +39.725
13 Arminas Jasikonis 27 LTU 8 Team Suzuki World MXGP Suzuki +41.563
14 Glenn Coldenhoff 259 NDL 7 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +53.840
15 Valentin Guillod 92 SWI 6 Honda Red Moto Honda +58.733
16 Jose Butron 17 SPA 5 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +1:03.842
17 Rui Goncalves 999 POR 4 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna +1:24.264
18 Jordi Tixier 911 FRA 3 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +1:32.603
19 Alessandro Lupino 77 ITA 2 Honda Red Moto Honda +1:40.957
20 Jetro Salazar 60 ECU 1 Wildcard Rider Honda +- 1 lap
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, 19 Mar 2017 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Tim GAJSER 243 SLO 106 Team HRC – MXGP Honda
2 Antonio CAIROLI 222 ITA 96 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
3 Clement DESALLE 25 BEL 91 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki
4 Jeremy VAN HOREBEEK 89 BEL 84 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha
5 Evgeny BOBRYSHEV 777 RUS 82 Team HRC – MXGP Honda
6 Gautier PAULIN 21 FRA 72 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna
7 Romain FEBVRE 461 FRA 65 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha
8 Kevin STRIJBOS 22 BEL 56 Team Suzuki World MXGP Suzuki
9 Shaun SIMPSON 24 GBR 55 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Yamaha
10 Max ANSTIE 99 GBR 49 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna
11 Glenn COLDENHOFF 259 NDL 48 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
12 Max NAGL 12 GER 46 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna
13 Jeffrey HERLINGS 84 NDL 40 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
14 Jordi TIXIER 911 FRA 36 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki
15 Rui GONCALVES 999 POR 32 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna
16 Arnaud TONUS 4 SWI 32 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Yamaha
17 Jose BUTRON 17 SPA 27 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM
18 Tanel LEOK 7 EST 24 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna
19 Arminas JASIKONIS 27 LTU 20 Team Suzuki World MXGP Suzuki
20 Valentin GUILLOD 92 SWI 14 Honda Red Moto Honda
21 Jake NICHOLLS 45 GBR 12 Hitachi Construction Machinery Revo KTM KTM
22 Alessandro LUPINO 77 ITA 12 Honda Red Moto Honda
23 Jetro SALAZAR 60 ECU 4 Wildcard Rider Honda
24 Joaquin POLI 179 ARG 1 Wildcard Rider Honda