Paulin, Anstie Top Qualifying in Latvia

July 11, 2015 5:35pm | by:
Paulin, Anstie Top Qualifying in Latvia

Antonio Cairoli’s bid for a ninth world championship hit another snafu today in qualifying in Kegums, Latvia. Cairoli entered the weekend thirty-nine points back of the red-hot Romain Febvre, who has won four straight GPs. In qualifying, Cairoli was battling with Australian Todd Waters for second when he went into a corner too hot and buried the front end. He went down again later in the race and finished eighteenth.

“Tough day again with allot of pain, injections needed tomorrow!” he wrote on Instagram following the race.

Team HRC’s Gautier Paulin won a thrilling MXGP race over Febvre, with the margin of victory just 0.359. Evgeny Bobryshev, who signed an extension with HRC earlier this week that will keep the Russian with the brand through 2016, finished third. 

With MX2 points leader Jeffrey Herlings sidelined with a finger injury, the door was open for Max Anstie, who topped qualifying over Tim Gajser. Pauls Jonass would finish third.

American Thomas Covington, who is sporting a much shorter look at the urging of the FIM, finished twelfth.

MXGP Qualifying Results

  1. Gautier Paulin
  2. Romain Febvre
  3. Evgeny Bobryshev
  4. Tommy Searle
  5. Glenn Coldenhoff
  6. Kevin Strijbos
  7. Jeremy Van Horebeek
  8. Tyla Rattray
  9. Shaun Simpson
  10. Filip Bengtsson
  11. David Philippaerts
  12. Nathan Watson
  13. Jose Butron
  14. Davide Guarneri
  15. Steven Frossard
  16. Christophe Charlier
  17. Dean Ferris
  18. Antonio Cairoli
  19. Tanel Leok
  20. David Ivanovs

MX2 Qualifying Results

  1. Max Anstie
  2. Tim Gajser
  3. Pauls Jonass
  4. Valentin Guillod
  5. Jeremy Seewer
  6. Brian Bogers
  7. Benoit Paturel
  8. Davy Pootjes
  9. Juilen Lieber
  10. Ben Watson
  11. Roberts Justs
  12. Thomas Covington
  13. Harri Kullas
  14. Jens Getteman
  15. Brent Van doninck
  16. Samuele Bernardini
  17. Anton Lundgren
  18. Karel Kutsar
  19. Ivo Monticelli
  20. Jordi Tixier