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Evgeny Bobryshev Comes ‘off the couch’ with a Win in Gaildorf

Published September 6th, 2011

Evgeny Bobryshev has come straight from the couch to take a moto win in Gaildorf, on his way to second overall. Team-mate Rui Gonçalves also impressed with a solid fourth position in the overall classification.

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Unable to train for the last three weeks due to a neck injury received in the run up to the British GP, Bobryshev only received the all clear on Thursday this week. Nonetheless, he bounced straight back into world championship competition with a superb riding display in the first moto, taking the win ahead of a pressing Xavier Boog.

The Russian would make his moves early on, coming through off the start to take first position by the end of lap one. From here he would build a commanding lead ahead of the chasing pack. As the moto neared its conclusion, his lack of conditioning would begin to show and a chasing Boog would close in. However, Bobryshev would hold strong to take the moto win, ahead of the Frenchman and Cai roli. Gonçalves would cross the line not too far behind in sixth.

The second moto, and both Bobryshev and Gonçalves were making moves early on as they established themselves in second and fourth positions respectively. Bobryshev’s exploits in the first running had clearly taken their toll and he found it hard to kick on from here. Whilst Gonçalves continued to duel within the top-five, Bobryshev slipped back to eight, a brief encounter with the green fence not helping matters.

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It would finish with Pourcel taking the win ahead of Cairoli, Boissiere and Honda man Gonçalves. Bobryshev would do enough with his eight place finish to make it another visit to the podium, his sixth time this year.

Antonio Cairoli would go 3-2 on the day to take the overall GP victory. This GP victory would earn him the 2011 MX1 World Championship title. Honda congratulates Antonio on his season performance.

Evgeny Bobryshev, Honda World Motocross, “First moto just felt do good, it all came together so good. I did begin to get tired towards the end but had enough to keep pushing for the win. The second one just came around a bit quick. My lack of training just meant my recovery wasn’t so fast. Also, the green fence got caught in my rear wheel and I lost the brake, which didn’t help at all. But I am happy to back on the podium so soon. I just want to say congratulations to Toni (Cairoli) on taking the championship.”

Rui Gonçalves, Honda World Motocross, “Feels good to be back on it after the problems I had in the UK. The second moto I felt I rode real good. I did have a few problems, nothing major but it stopped my progress a bit. I am looking forward to continuing this form in Italy and for a strong end to the season. I just want to say a big a bit Big congrats to Antonio as well.”


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