Fighting humidity and an ever-changing track, Tim Gajser took a fourth-place finish today at the MXGP of the USA in Jacksonville on his CRF450RW.
For both HRC riders, race one was a solid ride. Gajser had a good start and despite some mistakes, was able to take fourth position. Bobryshev meanwhile fought from 12th to an eighth-place finish.
In the second race, they both had varied fortunes. Bobryshev pulled an excellent start out of the gate, going wide around the pack but his early success was short lived. A collision with Desalle caused him pain in his shoulder and left him unable to push for further positions in the race. Gajser wasn’t able to reciprocate the same start as his first and was left mid-pack. After making headway in the first lap he then fell in a corner undoing all his early hard work. He remounted his CRF450RW and restarted his assault on the pack then in the last few minutes of the race, Gajser pulled back to seventh position for fourth overall.
MXGP heads straight to Assen next week for the penultimate round of the 2017 championship.