Evgeny Bobryshev started his 2016 MXGP campaign in fine form under the floodlights of the Losail track in Qatar, finishing second and third in the two races to take third overall in the Grand Prix classification.
Bobby’s ridden strongly throughout these last two days of racing, winning yesterday’s qualifying heat and taking the holeshot in race one aboard the CRF450RW. Only a small crash in race two prevented what would have otherwise been a pair of second places, but nevertheless the Russian lies third in the World Championship standings, tied on points with Romain Febvre in second.
In the second race, it was a Honda 1-2-3 from the start as Gautier Paulin took the holeshot, followed by Bobby and Honda Gariboldi’s Tim Gajser, also on the works CRF450RW.
Whilst the race continued strongly for Bobby and Gajser, Paulin was not so lucky as he was forced to retire whilst running third.
Gajser took the overall victory on his debut in the MXGP class to put two Hondas on the first podium of the 2016 season.