• MXGP 2017 Review

    Gajser 5th Overall With 8 Wins


    Despite missed races due to injuries mid-season, defending MX1 World Champion Tim Gajser finished on the podium 13 times of which he won eight, finishing the season a respectable 5th place. Team-mate Evgeny Bobryshev was on the podium four times, giving him 11th overall.



Machine - CRF450RW


CRF450RW
CRF450RW

Technical Specification

Engine Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 4-valve OHC single
Displacement 449.7cm3
Bore x Stroke 96.0 x 62.1
Max Power Restricted Information
Transmission 5-speed
Fuel System Fuel Injection
Ignition Factory Honda
Exhaust & Air filter US Yoshimura / Twin Air
Spark Plugs NGK
Clutch Rekluse
Final Drive (Chain) D.I.D 520 ERT2
Suspension Showa Factory
Wheels & Tyres D.I.D Dirt Star/Pirelli
Brakes Factory Nissin
Fuel Capacity Restricted Information

Riders


Team HRC

#243 Tim Gajser

Nationality : Slovenia

#243 Tim Gajser

#777 Evgeny Bobryshev

Nationality : Russia

#777 Evgeny Bobryshev

Races


Round 01: Qatar

Round 01: Qatar

February 25

Defending Champion Gajser 3rd / 2nd Opens the Season 2nd Overall

Gajser opened his 2017 campaign to defend his MX1 title enthusiastically, finishing the customary night race 3rd / 2nd. Bobryshev made a few mistakes, finishing 4th / 7th.

Race 1

1 Antonio Cairoli KTM
2 Clement Desalle Kawasaki
3 Tim Gajser Honda

Race 2

1 Antonio Cairoli KTM
2 Tim Gajser Honda
3 Romain Febvre Yamaha

Round 02: Indonesia

March 5

Solid Ride for Points Finish in Race 1
Race 2 Cancelled Due To Deteriorating Conditions

MXGP returned to Indonesia for the first time in 20 years. On a track made super muddy after days of rain, Gajser nonetheless finishes a solid 7th, and Bobryshev 9th.

Race 1

1 Shaun Simpson Yamaha
2 Glenn Coldenhoff KTM
3 Clement Desalle Kawasaki
7 Tim Gajser Honda

Race 2

Race Cancel
Round 02: Indonesia

Round 03: Argentina

Round 03: Argentina

March 19

Double Win Gives Gajser the Championship Lead

Round 03: Argentina

Gajser leads both Argentinian races under sunny skies to take the overall lead. Bobryshev is 2nd in Race 2 for Honda’s first double podium of the season.

Race 1

1 Tim Gajser Honda
2 Jeremy Van Horebeek Yamaha
3 Clement Desalle Kawasaki

Race 2

1 Tim Gajser Honda
2 Evgeny Bobryshev Honda
3 Jeremy Van Horebeek Yamaha

Round 04: Mexico

Another Double Win for Gajser Bobryshev 2nd in Race 1

April 2

Gajser and Bobryshev finish 1-2 in Race 1 at Leon Mexico, 1800m above sea level. In Race 2, Gajser outruns his competition to take the checkered flag for a perfect weekend.

Round 04: Mexico

Race 1

1 Tim Gajser Honda
2 Evgeny Bobryshev Honda
3 Gautier Paulin Husqvarna

Race 2

1 Tim Gajser Honda
2 Antonio Cairoli KTM
3 Gautier Paulin Husqvarna

Round 05: Italy

Round 05: Italy

April 16

Gajser Defends Lead,
Bobryshev Jumps to 4th Overall

In Italy, the first of the European rounds, Gajser takes 3rd / 1st to defend his championship lead, while despite injury, Bobryshev manages 7th / 3rd.

Race 1

1 Antonio Cairoli KTM
2 Arnaud Tonus Yamaha
3 Tim Gajser Honda

Race 2

1 Tim Gajser Honda
2 Antonio Cairoli KTM
3 Evgeny Bobryshev Honda

Round 06: Europe

April 23 

Trouble in the Sand
Gajser Finishes Solid 6th / 4th

Despite their difficulties in the sand at the European Grand Prix in Valkenswaard, Holland, Bobryshev finishes 4th in Race 1, and Gajser also takes 4th in Race 2.

Race 1

1 Gautier Paulin Husqvarna
2 Jeremy Van Horebeek Yamaha
3 Jeffrey Herlings KTM
4 Evgeny Bobryshev Honda

Race 2

1 Antonio Cairoli KTM
2 Gautier Paulin Husqvarna
3 Jeffrey Herlings KTM
4 Tim Gajser Honda
Round 06: Europe

Round 07: Latvia

Round 07: Latvia

May 7

Bobryshev on the Podium Back Up To Overall 4th

Bobryshev narrowly misses out on 2nd in Race 1 at Latvia, and with his 4th place finish in Race 2, is 3rd overall. After a come-together in Race 1 Gajser is 14th, and retires from Race 2 after a crash.

Race 1

1 Jeffrey Herlings KTM
2 Clement Desalle Kawasaki
3 Evgeny Bobryshev Honda

Race 2

1 Jeffrey Herlings KTM
2 Antonio Cairoli KTM
3 Arminas Jasikonis Suzuki
4 Evgeny Bobryshev Honda

Round 08: Germany

May 21

Gajser Battles Pain to Finish 12th / 10th
Bobryshev Misses Germany Through Injury

Despite his injuries from the previous grand prix and a fall in qualifying, Gajser defends his 2nd overall ranking at Teutschenthal. Bobryshev fractures his collarbone during practice, and is out of the race.

Race 1

1 Jeffrey Herlings KTM
2 Antonio Cairoli KTM
3 Gautier Paulin Husqvarna
12 Tim Gajser Honda

Race 2

1 Antonio Cairoli KTM
2 Jeffrey Herlings KTM
3 Gautier Paulin Husqvarna
10 Tim Gajser Honda
Round 08: Germany

Round 09: France

Round 09: France

May 28

Team HRC Misses French Grand Priz Lupino Fastest Honda Rider

With both Gajser and Bobryshev injured, Team HRC misses the French Grand Prix. Of the Honda riders, Alessandro Lupino is most successful with a 16th / 12th finish, and Valentin Guillod also scores with 14th / 14th results.

Race 1

1 Maximilian Nagl Husqvarna
2 Antonio Cairoli KTM
3 Jeremy Van Horebeek Yamaha
14 Valentin Guillod Honda

Race 2

1 Clement Desalle Kawasaki
2 Gautier Paulin Husqvarna
3 Antonio Cairoli KTM
12 Alessandro Lupino Honda

Round 10: Russia

June 11 

Bobryshev Comeback at Home Race Gajser Diagnosed with Fracture and is Out

Bobryshev made a comeback at his home race in Russia, after missing France due to a broken collarbone in Germany, finishing 13th / 10th. Gajser is diagnosed with a fractured scapula and is forced to miss the Russian round.

Round 10: Russia

Race 1

1 Jeffrey Herlings KTM
2 Antonio Cairoli KTM
3 Clement Desalle Kawasaki
6 Alessandro Lupino Honda

Race 2

1 Clement Desalle Kawasaki
2 Romain Febvre Yamaha
3 Gautier Paulin Husqvarna
10 Evgeny Bobryshev Honda

Round 11: Italy

Round 11: Italy

June 25

Both Riders Back in Italy Earn Points Despite the Heat

Gajser, back from a fractured scapula, finishes 10th / 11th at Ottobiano, while Bobryshev is 18th / 12th, gaining points under scorching conditions.

Race 1

1 Antonio Cairoli KTM
2 Jeffrey Herlings KTM
3 Gautier Paulin Husqvarna
10 Tim Gajser Honda

Race 2

1 Antonio Cairoli KTM
2 Jeffrey Herlings KTM
3 Max Anstie Husqvarna
9 Alessandro Lupino Honda

Round 12: Portugal

July 2

Gajser Survives Purtugal 8th / 6th Despite Soaring Heat

Gajser is back in the top 10 for the first time in 5 rounds. With Bobryshev’s 11th / 9th, both Team HRC riders make a steady comeback.

Race 1

1 Jeffrey Herlings KTM
2 Antonio Cairoli KTM
3 Arminas Jasikonis Suzuki
8 Tim Gajser Honda

Race 2

1 Antonio Cairoli KTM
2 Jeffrey Herlings KTM
3 Arminas Jasikonis Suzuki
6 Tim Gajser Honda
Round 12: Portugal

Round 13: Czech Republic

Round 13: Czech Republic

July 23

Round 13: San Marino

Gajser’s First Victory in Eight Rounds Regains 3rd Place Overall

In Race 1, Locket, Gajser wins for the first time in eight rounds since the Italian Grand Prix. He finishes Race 2 in 4th place for a solid 3rd for the round, making a welcome return to the podium.

Race 1

1 Tim Gajser Honda
2 Clement Desalle Kawasaki
3 Antonio Cairoli KTM

Race 2

1 Antonio Cairoli KTM
2 Clement Desalle Kawasaki
3 Jeffrey Herlings KTM
4 Tim Gajser Honda

Round 14: Belgium

August 6 

Tough Lommel for Team HRC Gajser Leads the Honda Assault

In Race 1 at Lommel, labelled as ‘the most challenging track’ on the MXGP calendar, Gajser fails to recover lost time from a slow start, and finishes 9th. Despite a promising start to Race 2, he falls during the race, to finish 10th.

Race 1

1 Jeffrey Herlings KTM
2 Antonio Cairoli KTM
3 Glenn Coldenhoff KTM
9 Tim Gajser Honda

Race 2

1 Jeffrey Herlings KTM
2 Antonio Cairoli KTM
3 Max Anstie Husqvarna
10 Tim Gajser Honda
Round 14: Belgium

Round 15: Switzerland

Round 15: Switzerland

Race 1

1 Arnaud Tonus Yamaha
2 Max Anstie Husqvarna
3 Antonio Cairoli KTM
7 Tim Gajser Honda

Race 2

1 Jeffrey Herlings KTM
2 Gautier Paulin Husqvarna
3 Romain Febvre Yamaha
5 Tim Gajser Honda

August 13

Both Riders Finish in Top 10 at Switzerland Despite Tough Starts

Gajser overcomes a disadvantaged start due to a crash in qualifying, finishing 7th / 5th. Both riders are in the top 10, with Bobryshev’s 9th / 8th.


Round 16: Sweden

Rounding Off the August Trifecta Gajser Overall Winner in Sweden

August 20 

Gajser is off to a good start in Race 1, and never looks back. In Race 2, he finished 2nd, giving him his first overall win since the Mexican Grand Prix.

Round 16: Sweden

Race 1

1 Tim Gajser Honda
2 Jeffrey Herlings KTM
3 Gautier Paulin Husqvarna

Race 2

1 Romain Febvre Yamaha
2 Tim Gajser Honda
3 Gautier Paulin Husqvarna

Round 17: United States

Round 17: United States

September 3 

Last Three Rounds of the Season Gajser 4th / 7th in the US for Overall 4th

The season enters the last three rounds. Gajser kicks off Race 1 of the US round with an exquisite start to reach 2nd, but a costly mistake takes him down to 4th. In Race 2, an early crash takes him down to 11th, from which he recovers to 7th, for an overall 4th place for the round.

Race 1

1 Eli Tomac Kawasaki
2 Jeffrey Herlings KTM
3 Antonio Cairoli KTM
4 Tim Gajser Honda

Race 2

1 Jeffrey Herlings KTM
2 Antonio Cairoli KTM
3 Eli Tomac Kawasaki
7 Tim Gajser Honda

Round 18: Netherlands

September 10 

Bobryshev 7th / 14th in Assen Disaster Strikes Gajser

Bobryshev overcomes a crash to finish 7th in Race 1 of the Grand Prix of the Netherlands. He finishes 14th in Race 2, for an overall 9th place. Gajser retires from Race 1 due to a crash, and did not line up for the second race after examination by the medical team and HRC phisio.

Race 1

1 Jeffrey Herlings KTM
2 Antonio Cairoli KTM
3 Max Anstie Husqvarna
7 Evgeny Bobryshev Honda

Race 2

1 Jeffrey Herlings KTM
2 Maximilian Nagl Husqvarna
3 Romain Febvre Yamaha
12 Alessandro Lupino Honda
Round 18: Netherlands

Round 19: France

Round 19: France

September 17 

Gajser Takes Eighth Win
Finishes Season on High Note

Gajser takes in early lead in Race 1 in France, and goes on to win. In Race 2, he battles for supremacy, but finishes 3rd, ending the season making it clear he is well on the way to a comeback.

Race 1

1 Tim Gajser Honda
2 Romain Febvre Yamaha
3 Jeffrey Herlings KTM

Race 2

1 Jeffrey Herlings KTM
2 Max Anstie Husqvarna
3 Tim Gajser Honda

Ranking


Rider

Pos. Name (Team) Points   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
1 Antonio Cairoli (KTM) 722 Race1 25 18 12 18 25 12 16 22 22 22 25 22 20 22 20 12 20 22 12
Race2 25 0 16 22 22 25 22 25 20 12 25 25 25 22 18 14 22 15 0
2 Jeffrey Herlings (KTM) 672 Race1 3 4 9 7 7 20 25 25 16 25 22 25 16 25 15 22 22 25 20
Race2 10 0 14 12 18 20 25 22 16 13 22 22 20 25 25 0 25 25 25
3 Gautier Paulin (Husqvarna) 602 Race1 15 8 15 20 18 25 14 20 15 16 20 9 18 14 18 20 1 13 16
Race2 16 0 18 20 15 22 14 20 22 20 11 10 16 15 22 20 18 13 15
4 Clement Desalle (Kawasaki) 544 Race1 22 20 20 13 16 14 22 18 18 20 13 15 22 15 11 18 12 0  
Race2 18 0 11 15 16 7 16 18 25 25 14 11 22 16 10 18 13 0  
5 Tim Gajser (Honda) 530 Race1 20 14 25 25 20 15 7 9     11 13 25 12 14 25 18 0 25
Race2 22 0 25 25 25 18 0 11     10 15 18 11 16 22 14 0 20
11 Evgeny Bobryshev (Honda) 397 Race1 18 12 16 22 14 18 20     8 3 10 7 9 12 13 13 14 10
Race2 14 0 22 7 20 13 18     11 9 12 12 0 13 11 9 7 0
16 Alessandro Lupino (Honda) 208 Race1 7 0 2 5 3 1 0 1 5 15 8 7 9 4 10 9 7 5 8
Race2 3 0 0 1 8 0 0 7 9 7 12 8 5 7 11 0 7 9 8
21 Valentin Guillod (Honda) 61 Race1 0 2 6 6 0 0 3 4 7                   0
Race2 0 0 6 4 2 5 0 9 7                   0
22 Damon Graulus (Honda) 61 Race1         2 0 6 7 0 4 2 0 0 0 1 4   4 1
Race2         5 0 0 8 0 1 0 0 2 0 5 0   3 6
23 Ken deDycker (Honda) 60 Race1         0 0 2 5 1 7 4 0 2 0 4 5   0  
Race2         0 0 3 4 0 9 2 3 4 5 0 0   0  
34 Priit Ratsep (Honda) 13 Race1             0       5     0          
Race2             5       3     0          
36 Fredrik Noren (Honda) 10 Race1                                 10    
Race2                                 0    
38 Kyle Chisholm (Honda) 9 Race1                                 4    
Race2                                 5    
40 Xavier Boog (Honda) 8 Race1                 3                   0
Race2                 5                   0
49 Gert Krestinov (Honda) 4 Race1           3               0          
Race2           0               1          
51 Jetro Salazar (Honda) 4 Race1     1                                
Race2     3                                
54 Jeremy Delince (Honda) 4 Race1               0                   2  
Race2               0                   2  
60 Ander Valentin (Honda) 2 Race1         0 0 0 0 0           0       0
Race2         0 0 0 0 2           0       0
65 Joaquin Poli (Honda) 1 Race1     0                                
Race2     1                                
67 Peixe Sandro (Honda) 1 Race1                       0              
Race2                       1              
68 Nick Kouwenberg (Honda) 1 Race1                               0   0  
Race2                               1   0  

Manufacturers

Pos. Manufacturers Points   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
1 KTM 834 Race1 25 22 12 18 25 20 25 25 22 25 25 25 20 25 20 22 22 25 20
Race2 25   16 22 22 25 25 25 20 15 25 25 25 25 25 16 25 25 25
2 Husqvarna 698 Race1 15 16 15 20 18 25 14 20 25 18 20 18 18 16 22 20 16 20 18
Race2 16   18 20 15 22 15 20 22 20 20 16 16 20 22 20 18 22 22
3 Yamaha 659 Race1 16 25 22 16 22 22 18 16 20 12 18 16 15 18 25 15 11 18 22
Race2 20   20 18 14 16 11 16 18 22 15 18 15 14 20 25 12 20 18
4 Honda 631 Race1 20 14 25 25 20 18 20 09 07 15 11 13 25 12 14 25 18 14 25
Race2 22   25 25 25 18 18 11 09 11 12 15 18 11 16 22 14 09 20
5 Kawasaki 584 Race1 22 20 20 13 16 14 22 18 18 20 13 15 22 15 11 18 25 07 09
Race2 18   11 15 16 07 16 18 25 25 14 11 22 16 10 18 20 00 04
6 Suzuki 440 Race1 10 15 10 11 12 16 02 10 11 14 00 20 12 10 09 11 08 16 15
Race2 09   12 11 10 14 20 12 04 14 16 20 13 10 08 12 16 14 13