Saturday race results MXGP: Nagl injured, Honda double in Germany!
It was yet another dramatic Saturday in MXGP.
Hot on the heels of Cairoli getting injured at his home GP, Max Nagl has now got injured at his! The championship leader got his foot run over and has went to hospital to get it checked out but it doesn’t look good for the German.
It throws the title wide open again and gives Cairoli a fighting chance, but the main man who benefits is Romain Febvre who looks set to gain a lot of points on the main contenders, Nagl and Cairoli. The Frenchman was fast again in Germany and took second in the qualifier.
But it was Russian Evgeny Bobryshev who won the moto and is really finding his stride in the mid part of the season. Jeremy Van Horebeek showed he is beginning to get back to top form with a fine third.
Dean Ferris yet again performed well in fourth with Paulin fifth despite a mistake in the middle of the race.
World Champ Cairoli rode well for eleventh and if he can finish around the top ten tomorrow it will be a big achievement and might put him right back in the hunt for the title, if Nagl’s injury proves to be serious.
1 1 777 Bobryshev, Evgeny RUS HON 24:05.340
2 2 461 Febvre, Romain FRA YAM 24:11.444
3 3 89 Van Horebeek, Jeremy BEL YAM 24:32.159
4 4 111 Ferris, Dean AUS HUS 24:36.249
5 5 21 Paulin, Gautier FRA HON 24:39.360
6 6 24 Simpson, Shaun GBR KTM 24:45.778
7 7 47 Waters, Todd AUS HUS 24:46.341
8 8 23 Charlier, Christophe FRA HON 24:48.528
9 9 22 Strijbos, Kevin BEL SUZ 24:54.649
10 10 77 Lupino, Alessandro ITA HON 24:58.269
Tim Gajser pipped Jeffrey Herlings to pole in timed qualifying then went and won the qualifying heat to underline his potential as a future world champion. Herlings suffered a terrible start and only came through to tenth.
The dutchman’s unbeatable aura is diminishing quickly and Gajser and the rest are believing they can beat Herlings straight up, especially on hard pack.
Valentin Guillod showed that he will be a factor again tomorrow with a strong second while Tonkov finished third.
1 243 Gajser, Tim SLO AMZS Honda 24:32.708
2 92 Guillod, Valentin SUI FMS Yamaha 24:41.639
3 59 Tonkov, Aleksandr RUS MFR Husqvarna 24:46.970
4 1 Tixier, Jordi FRA FFM Kawasaki 24:51.812
5 152 Petrov, Petar BUL QMMF Kawasaki 24:54.112
6 99 Anstie, Max GBR ACU Kawasaki 24:54.351
7 91 Seewer, Jeremy SUI FMS Suzuki 24:55.969
8 41 Jonass, Pauls LAT LAMSF KTM 24:59.332
9 33 Lieber, Julien BEL FMB Yamaha 25:04.484
10 84 Herlings, Jeffrey NED KNMV KTM 25:12.960