Gautier Paulin once again stood on the MXGP podium today, taking second overall having ridden to a pair of third places on the no.21 CRF450RW.

Race one saw Gautier slot into seventh from the start, but Bobby was not so lucky as he was nearly put down in the first corner tussle, remaining upright but emerging in 14th. From there Paulin pushed his way into third by the finish, whilst Bobby climbed to the back of the group fighting for fifth, but ultimately could only cross the line 11th.

In the second race, the start was more positive and Bobby and Paulin emerged unscathed in third and fifth respectively. Paulin soon put the hammer down and set the fastest lap of the race as he promoted himself to third overall, passing Bobby and World Champion Antonio Cairoli. Bobby finished fifth, to complete the Grand Prix weekend in eighth overall.

The second overall represents the fourth time the Frenchman has stood on the podium with Team HRC this season, and strengthens his third position in the World Championship after twelve of the 18 rounds.

Roger Harvey

Roger Harvey

HRC General Manager - MXGP

“It’s great to see Gautier on the podium again. After his domination yesterday when he took a clean sweep of all sessions, it’s not been the easiest of days in general really because of the changeable weather and the heavy rain that fell this morning, and for Bobby his near-crash in the first corner of race one, so to come out of it with a podium is positive. Gautier again showed good speed today with the fastest lap in race two and even a purple split time right at the end of that race, and although Bobby was a little stiff on the bike this afternoon’s race was more productive for him. Both riders scored good points today which at this time in the season, when we can see that the championship is wide open, is very important.”

Team HRC – MXGP
Gautier Paulin

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“It’s always positive when we’re on the podium as it’s good for everybody in the team, just when we saw the riding we had yesterday we could expect a little better. Third and third, and second overall is strong, but yesterday I completely dominated the day. It was really wet today so this was a little more hard for the bikes because it was very sticky, and it also made it more hard to pass. Actually the whole weekend I didn’t make good starts, but yesterday was a little easier to pass than today so I could come through more easily. For sure it’s positive, and although we still aim to do better, I’m happy.“

Team HRC – MXGP
Evgeny Bobryshev

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“Today was a bit tough really. In race one I lost a lot of time in the first corner when three riders crashed in front of me, so from then I had to fight back through the traffic but it was so difficult to overtake because there was basically just one line. Race two was better, and we take some more good points, but overall I’m a little disappointed after this weekend as we had the pace for more.”

Team HRC – MXGP
GP of Latvia

Kegums, Latvia

MXGP 2015, Round 12

Sunny / 18
Sunday 12 Jul 2015, 11:06 UTC
  • Track Condition: Sand
  • Air Temp: 18°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Romain Febvre 461 FRA 25 Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 35:49.255
2 Glenn Coldenhoff 259 NDL 22 Team Suzuki Europe Motocross Suzuki +2.389
3 Gautier Paulin 21 FRA 20 Team HRC – MXGP Honda +3.218
4 Antonio Cairoli 222 ITA 18 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +24.352
5 Evgeny Bobryshev 777 RUS 16 Team HRC – MXGP Honda +31.334
6 Kevin Strijbos 22 BEL 15 Rockstar Energy Suzuki World MXGP Suzuki +42.152
7 Shaun Simpson 24 GBR 14 Hitachi Construction Machinery Revo KTM KTM +44.601
8 Steven Frossard FRA 13 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +46.418
9 Jeremy Van Horebeek 89 BEL 12 Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha +48.018
10 Todd Waters 47 AUS 11 Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +49.190
11 Filip Bengtsson 11 SWE 10 24MX Lucas Oil Honda Honda +1:05.120
12 Dean Ferris 111 AUS 9 Wilvo Nestaan Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:08.173
13 Tommy Searle 100 GBR 8 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +1:11.166
14 Christophe Charlier 23 FRA 7 24MX Lucas Oil Honda Honda +1:12.688
15 Davide Guarneri 39 ITA 6 TM Racing Factory Team TM +1:46.058
16 David Philippaerts 19 ITA 5 DP19 Racing Yamaha +1:52.087
17 Jose Butron 17 SPA 4 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +1 lap
18 Maxim Nazarov 742 RUS 3 Belogorie Russia Racing KTM +1 lap
19 Kei Yamamoto 400 JPN 2 Honda Racing Assomotor Honda +1 lap
20 Davis Ivanovs 600 LAT 1 Wildcard Rider Kawasaki +4 laps
21 Tyla Rattray 28 RSA 0 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +8 laps
22 Tanel Leok 40 EST 0 Wildcard Rider Kawasaki +8 laps
23 Nathan Watson 991 GBR 0 Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +14 laps
#100 Tommy Searle: Disqualification for course cutting
Sunny / 18
Sunday 12 Jul 2015, 10:57 UTC
  • Track Condition: Sand
  • Air Temp: 18°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Glenn Coldenhoff 259 NDL 25 Team Suzuki Europe Motocross Suzuki 34:26.145
2 Kevin Strijbos 22 BEL 22 Rockstar Energy Suzuki World MXGP Suzuki +5.257
3 Gautier Paulin 21 FRA 20 Team HRC – MXGP Honda +45.698
4 Antonio Cairoli 222 ITA 18 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +1:00.847
5 Jeremy Van Horebeek 89 BEL 16 Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha +1:08.496
6 Steven Frossard FRA 15 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +1:12.170
7 Jose Butron 17 SPA 14 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +1:18.466
8 Romain Febvre 461 FRA 13 Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha +1:19.095
9 Filip Bengtsson 11 SWE 12 24MX Lucas Oil Honda Honda +1:24.412
10 Dean Ferris 111 AUS 11 Wilvo Nestaan Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:27.896
11 Evgeny Bobryshev 777 RUS 10 Team HRC – MXGP Honda +1:31.278
12 Christophe Charlier 23 FRA 9 24MX Lucas Oil Honda Honda +1:34.136
13 Nathan Watson 991 GBR 8 Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:35.471
14 Todd Waters 47 AUS 7 Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:36.755
15 Tanel Leok 40 EST 6 Wildcard Rider Kawasaki +1:40.702
16 Shaun Simpson 24 GBR 5 Hitachi Construction Machinery Revo KTM KTM +1:48.045
17 David Philippaerts 19 ITA 4 DP19 Racing Yamaha +1:54.384
18 Tyla Rattray 28 RSA 3 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +1 lap
19 Davis Ivanovs 600 LAT 2 Wildcard Rider Kawasaki +1 lap
20 Maxim Nazarov 742 RUS 1 Belogorie Russia Racing KTM +1 lap
21 Kei Yamamoto 400 JPN 0 Honda Racing Assomotor Honda +1 lap
22 Davide Guarneri 39 ITA 0 TM Racing Factory Team TM +14 laps
NC Tommy Searle 100 GBR 0 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +DSQ
Mixed / 19
Saturday 11 Jul 2015, 10:19 UTC
  • Track Condition: Sand
  • Air Temp: 19°C
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Gautier Paulin 21 FRA Team HRC – MXGP Honda 24:54.038
2 Romain Febvre 461 FRA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha +0.359
3 Evgeny Bobryshev 777 RUS Team HRC – MXGP Honda +26.663
4 Tommy Searle 100 GBR Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +27.892
5 Glenn Coldenhoff 259 NDL Team Suzuki Europe Motocross Suzuki +28.298
6 Kevin Strijbos 22 BEL Rockstar Energy Suzuki World MXGP Suzuki +30.087
7 Jeremy Van Horebeek 89 BEL Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha +31.388
8 Tyla Rattray 28 RSA Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +38.978
9 Shaun Simpson 24 GBR Hitachi Construction Machinery Revo KTM KTM +40.011
10 Filip Bengtsson 11 SWE 24MX Lucas Oil Honda Honda +46.458
11 David Philippaerts 19 ITA DP19 Racing Yamaha +53.930
12 Nathan Watson 991 GBR Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +54.541
13 Jose Butron 17 SPA Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM +56.154
14 Davide Guarneri 39 ITA TM Racing Factory Team TM +56.783
15 Steven Frossard FRA Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki +57.236
16 Christophe Charlier 23 FRA 24MX Lucas Oil Honda Honda +57.584
17 Dean Ferris 111 AUS Wilvo Nestaan Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +1:17.741
18 Antonio Cairoli 222 ITA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +1:29.868
19 Tanel Leok 40 EST Wildcard Rider Kawasaki +1:30.733
20 Davis Ivanovs 600 LAT Wildcard Rider Kawasaki +1:45.893
21 Maxim Nazarov 742 RUS Belogorie Russia Racing KTM +1:47.578
22 Kei Yamamoto 400 JPN Honda Racing Assomotor Honda +1 lap
23 Jake Nicholls 45 GBR Wilvo Forkrent KTM KTM +9 laps
24 Todd Waters 47 AUS Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna +11 laps
25 Alessandro Lupino 77 ITA Honda Racing Assomotor Honda +13 laps
Rider Standings
Sunday, 12 Jul 2015 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Romain FEBVRE 461 FRA 457 Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha
2 Antonio CAIROLI 222 ITA 416 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
3 Gautier PAULIN 21 FRA 391 Team HRC – MXGP Honda
4 Max NAGL 12 GER 360 Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna
5 Evgeny BOBRYSHEV 777 RUS 345 Team HRC – MXGP Honda
6 Clement DESALLE 25 BEL 291 Rockstar Energy Suzuki World MXGP Suzuki
7 Shaun SIMPSON 24 GBR 276 Hitachi Construction Machinery Revo KTM KTM
8 Jeremy VAN HOREBEEK 89 BEL 260 Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha
9 Glenn COLDENHOFF 259 NDL 243 Team Suzuki Europe Motocross Suzuki
10 Todd WATERS 47 AUS 242 Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna
11 Kevin STRIJBOS 22 BEL 223 Rockstar Energy Suzuki World MXGP Suzuki
12 David PHILIPPAERTS 19 ITA 185 DP19 Racing Yamaha
13 Dean FERRIS 111 AUS 184 Wilvo Nestaan Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna
14 Tyla RATTRAY 28 RSA 159 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki
15 Ken DE DYCKER 9 BEL 155 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
16 Jose BUTRON 17 SPA 130 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM
17 Christophe CHARLIER 23 FRA 128 24MX Lucas Oil Honda Honda
18 Steven FROSSARD FRA 128 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki
19 Ryan VILLOPOTO 2 USA 124 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki
20 Alessandro LUPINO 77 ITA 97 Honda Racing Assomotor Honda
21 Davide GUARNERI 39 ITA 76 TM Racing Factory Team TM
22 Tommy SEARLE 100 GBR 57 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
23 Filip BENGTSSON 11 SWE 56 24MX Lucas Oil Honda Honda
24 Xavier BOOG 121 FRA 40 Wildcard Rider Kawasaki
25 Nathan WATSON 991 GBR 38 Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna
26 Rui GONCALVES 999 POR 33 MX Racing Team Husqvarna
27 Gregory ARANDA 20 FRA 28 Wildcard Rider Kawasaki
28 Kei YAMAMOTO 400 JPN 23 Honda Racing Assomotor Honda
29 Angus HEIDECKE 156 GER 16 Wildcard Rider KTM
30 Tanel LEOK 40 EST 15 Wildcard Rider Kawasaki
31 Cedric SOUBEYRAS 120 FRA 15 Wildcard Rider Yamaha
32 Mike ALESSI 800 USA 12 Wildcard Rider Suzuki
33 Lukas NEURAUTER 909 AUT 12 Wildcard Rider KTM
34 Davis IVANOVS 600 LAT 11 Wildcard Rider Kawasaki
35 Nicolas AUBIN 903 FRA 11 Wildcard Rider Suzuki
36 Dennis ULLRICH 149 GER 10 Castrol Power1 Suzuki Moto-Base Suzuki
37 Klemen GERCAR 62 SLO 9 Wildcard Rider Husqvarna
38 Matevz IRT 289 SLO 9 Wildcard Rider Yamaha
39 Paul COATES 177 GBR 7 JK Racing Yamaha Yamaha
40 Jake NICHOLLS 45 GBR 6 Wilvo Forkrent KTM KTM
41 Pier Filippo BERTUZZO 173 ITA 6 Wildcard Rider Yamaha
42 Maxim NAZAROV 742 RUS 4 Belogorie Russia Racing KTM
43 Jesper JONSSON 147 SWE 4 Wildcard Rider Suzuki
44 Jeffrey DEWULF 212 BEL 3 Wildcard Rider Yamaha
45 Fabien IZOIRD 871 FRA 3 Wildcard Rider Honda
46 Jeremy DELINCE 926 BEL 2 Wildcard Rider Honda
47 Yutaka HOSHINO 123 JPN 2 Wildcard Rider KTM
48 Graeme IRWIN 55 IRE 2 Wildcard Rider Suzuki