The penultimate round of the FIM Motocross World championship series has been a tough outing for Monster Energy Yamaha’s Gautier Paulin.   A return to  the famous Gaildorf circuit saw a massive crowd attendance with great weather conditions.

Paulin looked comfortable in his qualification race with a perfect hole-shot and a solid 3rd place.  He backed up the first moto with another good start but battled to run the pace of the front-runners as he narrowly missed out on a podium finish.

A crash in moto two confirmed that there would be no rostrum finish for the likeable Frenchman as he remounted and finished in a lonely 6th place for 5th overall on the day.

“I guess everyone has one of those days where the feeling is not there.  I did not feel comfortable on the track and felt that if I pushed any harder I would be riding over my capabilities.   I’m sure Fermo will be much better.  It is the team’s home GP and my last GP with them so I want to make this a good one” vowed Paulin.

The final round of the 15 round series will take place next week in Fermo Italy.

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