Teutschenthal hosted one of the best Grand Prix of the season with 40000 spectators and incredible racing in both MX1 and MX2 classes. Evgeny Bobryshev dominated both races and obtained his maiden GP victory, while Ken Roczen finished on the top of the podium after a dramatic second race.Antonio Cairoli could not beat Bobryshev and finished on the second step of the podium, while Clement Desalle succeeded in finishing third overall even suffering from several injuries.Gautier Paulin dominated the second race and was on the second step of the podium and Tommy Searle had to settle down with an overall third position. Jeffrey Herlings finished fourth.
Honda World Motocross’ Bobryshev made history this weekend in Teutschenthal obtaining his maiden GP win and handing Russia another GP victory after more than thirty years from Vladimir Kavinov win in the GP of Russia. Bobryshev imposed an incredible rhythm in the first race and crossed the finish line four seconds ahead of Cairoli, but in the last laps of the second heat Bobryshev struggled a little bit to keep Cairoli’s pressure. Finally, the Russian succeeded in being on the top of the podium with a 1-1 result.Red Bull Teka KTM Factory Racing MX1′s Cairoli made several mistakes in both heats and had to settle down with a final second position. In the first race he crashed when he was riding second and in the second heat he made a mistake in the opening lap when he was leading the race. Cairoli tried to pass Bobryshev in the last corner at the last lap, but it was too risky and the Italian preferred to keep the second position.The third overall position was for Rockstar Energy Suzuki World MX1′s Desalle, who managed to be on the podium
even being injured on his two shoulders, his knee and his left hand finger. The Belgian made a big effort to finish fifth in the first race and he gave it all in the second heat to finish third.Honda World Motocross’ Goncalves finished in a solid seventh position in race one and he did an impressive second race and he crossed the finish line fourth. The Portuguese is still seventh in the MX1 Championship, but he is just one point behind Philippaerts.Home rider Nagl started at the front in both heats but he could not keep his pursuers’ rhythm and finished fourth and seventh respectively. In the first race Nagl rode third and second most of the time, but in the last three laps he lost two positions and had to settled down with the fourth place. The German is fifth in the championship, 12 points behind Bobryshev.De Dycker could not repeat his last year’s victory in Teutschenthal and obtained a final sixth position. However, the Belgian has improved notoriously his results in the last GP and although he is still eleventh in the Championship, he is just three points behind Barragan, who is eighth in the point standings. The Spaniard succeeded in finishing seventh in Teutschenthal thanks to his 8-6 result.Frossard finished third in the first race, but he anticipated too early the gate in the second heat and started from the last position. His teammate Philippaerts was affected by Frossard’s mistake and he also had to push from the last position of the pack. Philippaerts was able to finish eighth and obtained an overall ninth position, but Frossard was just 15th in the second race, as he made a mistake when he was moving up some positions. Frossard obtained a final eighth position ahead of Philippaerts, and Steven Ramon completed the top ten.Chirstophe Pourcel got a DNF in both heats and he could not achieve his goal for the weekend. In the first heat he had to pull out because he went out without the chest protections and in the second one he had some problems with the settings of his Kawasaki machine.Evgeny Bobryshev: “I am lost for words, I don’t know what to say or how to feel right now. It felt so good out there, I went into this zone where everything just came together and the laps were just counting down. I would like to thank the whole team and everyone at Honda for their efforts and support, it has been amazing. This is the best moment in my career for sure!”Tony Cairoli: “I am working on changing my riding style and I have to try to be a bit more focused on the first 15-20 minutes. I’m trying to be a bit more aggressive. But it’s getting better and I’m happy about my riding.”Clement Desalle: “It was another difficult weekend for me. I was not feeling good after the qualification yesterday and it was hard with all the small injuries to keep a good feeling on the bike today. That is the key for me. If I can find the feeling and enjoy my riding then of course I will be fast. I’m not so happy with my current situation but it is good to come back on the podium!”Christophe Pourcel: “It was nice to be back in the GPs, even if the tracks are so different from those in the US. I qualified in sixth position and got twice took a top ten start, but in the first race I got hit by too many stones on my upper body and retired. The track was very different for the second moto, and our settings were not working as well as I would have liked; we’ve only been testing a few hours since I came back from USA last week, and I need to work more with the team to set up the bike to my style and the European tracks.”MX1 Race 1 top ten: 1. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, Honda), 39:44.894; 2. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), +0:04.021; 3. Steven Frossard (FRA, Yamaha), +0:05.673; 4. Maximilian Nagl (GER, KTM), +0:06.777; 5. Clement Desalle (BEL, Suzuki), +0:22.381; 6. Ken de Dycker (BEL, Honda), +0:25.319; 7. Rui Goncalves (POR, Honda), +0:40.536; 8. Jonathan Barragan (ESP, Kawasaki), +0:48.745; 9. David Philippaerts (ITA, Yamaha), +0:51.773; 10. Steve Ramon (BEL, Suzuki), +0:54.969;MX1 Race 2 top ten: 1. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, Honda), 39:48.006; ; 2. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), +0:03.710; 3. Clement Desalle (BEL, Suzuki), +0:21.504; 4. Rui Goncalves (POR, Honda), +0:27.394; 5. Ken de Dycker (BEL, Honda), +0:32.547; 6. Jonathan Barragan (ESP, Kawasaki), +0:36.851; 7. Maximilian Nagl (GER, KTM), +0:38.614; 8. David Philippaerts (ITA, Yamaha), +0:41.565; 9. Steve Ramon (BEL, Suzuki), +1:08.997; 10. Marc de Reuver (NED, Yamaha), +1:19.049;MX1 Championship top ten: 1. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 366 points; 2. Clement Desalle (BEL, Suzuki), 348 p.; 3. Steven Frossard (FRA, Yamaha), 326 p.; 4. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, Honda), 294 p.; 5. Maximilian Nagl (GER, KTM), 282 p.; 6. David Philippaerts (ITA, Yamaha), 250 p.; 7. Rui Goncalves (POR, Honda), 249 p.; 8. Jonathan Barragan (ESP, Kawasaki), 204 p.; 9. Xavier Boog (FRA, Kawasaki), 203 p.; 10. Steve Ramon (BEL, Suzuki), 203 p.;
Home rider and local idol Roczen dominated the first race, but he made a mistake in the opening lap of race two and had to push really hard to cross the finish line in the third position. Red Bull Teka KTM Factory Racing MX2′s Roczen was delighted to see all his German fans cheering for him and he was very satisfied as he could hand the overall victory to all of them.Monster Energy Yamaha’s Paulin did an incredible start in the second race and managed to keep the lead until the chequered flag. Gautier, who is nine points behind Searle in the point standings, could not take the overall win, as he could only be fourth in the first heat.Third overall was CLS Monster Energy Kawasaki Pro Circuit’s Searle, who missed the overall win for just three points. The British rider was very satisfied with his riding this weekend and he is looking forward to the upcoming GP to improve his third position in the Championship.Red Bull Teka KTM Factory Racing MX2′s Herlings missed the podium for two points. The Dutch was second in the first race, but he made a mistake during the second race and crossed the finish line fourth. Herlings is now 19 points behind his teammate Roczen.Completing the top five was Bike-it Cosworth Yamaha’s Tonus with a 6-5 result. The Swiss rider made two very good starts and rode with the top riders during the first laps of both heats, but he could not keep their rhythm and missed a very good opportunity to be on the podium this weekend.His teammate Osborne obtained a solid sixth position this weekend even suffering from the Epstein Barr Virus, which make the American feel tired every time. Jake Nicholls had two consistent races this weekend and he finished seventh overall, ahead of Teillet and Butron. Finish rider Kullas completed the top ten with a 13-11 result.Ken Roczen: “Yesterday was good and today was even better. I won the first race and I got the holeshot in the second. Then I crashed in the first lap, I was back at 16th and it’s hard to pass on this circuit. I managed to come back to third and won the overall so I could make a bigger gap in the points to Jeffrey.”Gautier Paulin: “To be honest I battled with my riding on Saturday and could not ride how I wanted to. We made some bike setup changes and I felt much better today. I should have had a better result in the first moto and put myself in a position to win the overall. The second moto was great. That’s what we all work for and winning the moto has given the team and me and big confidence boost. The next step is to win a GP of course and with the new engine improvements Yamaha has given me we are in a very strong position now. I’m looking forward to Latvia this weekend”.Tommy Searle: “Usually I take some time to settle down in the first laps of a race and that is what happened in the first race. I got through quickly to third place, but the leaders were setting a really fast pace so I had no chance to catch them again when I settled into my rhythm. The second race was more difficult, but it was the best I have ridden for a long time. It started when Jeffrey Herlings made a mistake in the second corner and unfortunately I was right behind him. I couldn’t do anything except wait, so I was maybe seventeenth at the first split, but I was really fast and pushed really hard. I was happy with my riding and felt comfortable on the bike. I was able to push hard for the entire race. I think I had saved some energy in the first race so I was able to push until the end and take a good second place. This track has never been my favourite; it’s always tricky and a tough track so I’m happy with this podium.”MX2 Race 1 top ten: 1. Ken Roczen (GER, KTM), 39:30.327; ; 2. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), +0:11.095; 3. Tommy Searle (GBR, Kawasaki), +0:37.788; 4. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Yamaha), +0:42.372; 5. Zachary Osborne (USA, Yamaha), +0:44.026; 6. Arnaud Tonus (SUI, Yamaha), +0:46.285; 7. Nicolas Aubin (FRA, KTM), +0:46.870; 8. Jake Nicholls (GBR, KTM), +1:00.055; 9. Christophe Charlier (FRA, Yamaha), +1:20.513; 10. Valentin Teillet (FRA, Suzuki), +1:24.360;MX2 Race 2 top ten: 1. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Yamaha), 39:55.909; ; 2. Tommy Searle (GBR, Kawasaki), +0:03.228; 3. Ken Roczen (GER, KTM), +0:15.049; 4. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), +0:19.232; 5. Arnaud Tonus (SUI, Yamaha), +0:28.423; 6. Zachary Osborne (USA, Yamaha), +0:31.649; 7. Valentin Teillet (FRA, Suzuki), +0:55.312; 8. Jake Nicholls (GBR, KTM), +0:58.734; 9. Antonio Jose Butron Oliva (ESP, KTM), +1:06.627; 10. Max Anstie (GBR, Kawasaki), +1:08.155;MX2 Overall top ten: 1. Ken Roczen (GER, KTM), 45 points; 2. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Yamaha), 43 p.; 3. Tommy Searle (GBR, Kawasaki), 42 p.; 4. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 40 p.; 5. Arnaud Tonus (SUI, Yamaha), 31 p.; 6. Zachary Osborne (USA, Yamaha), 31 p.; 7. Jake Nicholls (GBR, KTM), 26 p.; 8. Valentin Teillet (FRA, Suzuki), 25 p.; 9. Antonio Jose Butron Oliva (ESP, KTM), 22 p.; 10. Harri Kullas (FIN, Yamaha), 18 p.;MX2 Championship top ten: 1. Ken Roczen (GER, KTM), 396 points; 2. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 377 p.; 3. Tommy Searle (GBR, Kawasaki), 328 p.; 4. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Yamaha), 319 p.; 5. Zachary Osborne (USA, Yamaha), 265 p.; 6. Arnaud Tonus (SUI, Yamaha), 256 p.; 7. Max Anstie (GBR, Kawasaki), 215 p.; 8. Harri Kullas (FIN, Yamaha), 197 p.; 9. Nicolas Aubin (FRA, KTM), 192 p.; 10. Christophe Charlier (FRA, Yamaha), 170 p.;