Ryan Villopoto Fourth After Qualifying in Italy

April 18, 2015 4:10pm | by:
Ryan Villopoto Fourth After Qualifying in Italy

The FIM World Motocross Championship has finally reached European soil. After opening the season in Qatar, Thailand and Argentina, round 4 of the series kicked off today at the MXGP of Trentino in Italy. And it produced a surprising winner. Evgeny Bobryshev earned his first ever qualifying win today over Antonio Cairoli, Gautier Paulin and Ryan Villopoto. Villopoto held the lead early in the race and was in position to claim his second qualifying win until he got caught in the same rut that claimed Antonio Cairoli earlier in the race, giving way to Bobryshev. Villopoto would rebound to finish fourth.

Series points leader Clement Desalle had his troubles in Italy. The red plate holder collided with Tyla Rattray early in the race and was only able to work back to twenty-second. Rattray received medical attention following the crash and is questionable for tomorrow.

MXGP Qualifying Results

1. Evgeny Bobryshev
2. Antonio Cairoli
3. Gautier Paulin
4. Ryan Villopoto
5. Romain Febvre
6. Max Nagl
7. Shaun Simpson
8. Ken de Dycker
9. Steven Frossard
10. Xavier Boog

In MX2, Jeffrey Herlings took a comfortable win in front of Tim Gaser and Jordi Tixier. Tixier, the defending MX2 Champion, is back after receiving a €5,000 fine and a month suspension for his actions following the first MX2 moto at the Grand Prix of Thailand. Dylan Ferrandis, who entered the GP tied in points with Herlings, finished fourth.

MX2 Qualifying Results

1. Jeffrey Herlings
2. Tim Gajser
3. Jordi Tixier
4. Dylan Ferrandis
5. Valentin Guillod
6. Aleksandr Tonkov
7. Pauls Jonass
8. Jens Getteman
9. Jeremy Seewer
10. Max Anstie