Gajser wins MXGP Qualifer

HRC Factory rider Tim Gajser has won the MXGP qualification race with a solid performance at the Grand Prix of Argentina.

“It was good, I really enjoyed, the track is a little sketchy. I took the lead in the first lap and rode my own race. I am looking forward to tomorrow.”

Coldenhoff took a massive holeshot, but Gajser was onto him straight away. Gajser quickly came through to take the lead with Cairoli third. Herlings was well back in 31st, Paulin in 33rd and Nagl 35th. All three going down in the first corner. Desalle was also involved.

After the first lap it was Gajser, Coldenhoff, Cairoli, Van Horebeek, Bobryshev, Salazar, Tixier, Tonus, Butron, Febvre, Simpson, Jasikonis, Strijbos, Goncalves and Lupino in 15th.

Van Horebeek made his way past Cairoli and moved into third place, and then passed Coldenhoff for second place. Herlings and Desalle are on a charge into the top 20 and moving through fast. Tixier crashed out and lost a lot of places.

Herlings and Paulin are in a huge battle as they fight past the competition.

After three laps it’s Gajser with a lead of five seconds, from Van Horebeek, Coldenhoff, Cairoli, Bobryshev, Tonus, Simpson, Strijbos, Jasikonis, Anstie, Salazar, Febvre, Goncalves, Desalle, Lupino, Butron, Paulin, Leok, and Herlings.

Cairoli moves past Coldenhoff and Bobryshev was also onto Coldenhoff. Tonus and Simpson also began to give Coldenhoff a hard time.

After six laps it was Gajser, Van Horebeek, Cairoli, Bobryshev, Coldenhoff, Tonus, Simpson, Strijbos, Jasikonis, Anstie, Febvre, Desalle, Paulin, Butron, and Nagl in 15th place.

The guys who got caught up in the first corner, Desalle, Paulin, Nagl and Herlings held 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th places.

With two laps to go a bunch of riders were looking to continue the relegation of Coldenhoff as Simpson, Anstie and Febvre line up behind him.

Gajser was just so much better than anyone else, with a six second lead. Tonus was looking good in fourth place, and his team-mate Simpson was back in 8th place.

Gajser wins it from Van Horebeek, and Cairoli.

MXGP – Qualifying Race – Classification

1 243 Gajser, Tim SLO AMZS Honda 24:37.502
2 89 Van Horebeek, Jeremy BEL FMB Yamaha 24:41.786
3 222 Cairoli, Antonio ITA FMI KTM 24:43.363
4 4 Tonus, Arnaud SUI FMS Yamaha 24:53.625
5 777 Bobryshev, Evgeny RUS MFR Honda 24:54.469
6 22 Strijbos, Kevin BEL FMB Suzuki 24:55.209
7 27 Jasikonis, Arminas LTU LMSF Suzuki 24:59.496
8 24 Simpson, Shaun GBR ACU Yamaha 25:02.813
9 99 Anstie, Max GBR ACU Husqvarna 25:04.382
10 461 Febvre, Romain FRA FFM Yamaha 25:05.785
11 259 Coldenhoff, Glenn NED KNMV KTM 25:11.073
12 12 Nagl, Maximilian GER DMSB Husqvarna 25:17.337
13 21 Paulin, Gautier FRA MCM Husqvarna 25:19.355
14 25 Desalle, Clement BEL FMB Kawasaki 25:23.351
15 84 Herlings, Jeffrey NED KNMV KTM 25:24.819
16 17 Butron, Jose ESP RFME KTM 25:34.260
17 999 Goncalves, Rui POR FMP Husqvarna 25:34.927
18 92 Guillod, Valentin SUI FMS Honda 25:40.772
19 45 Nicholls, Jake GBR ACU KTM 25:42.391
20 77 Lupino, Alessandro ITA FMI Honda 25:53.149
21 7 Leok, Tanel EST EMF Husqvarna 26:20.162
22 179 Poli, Joaquin ARG CAMOD Honda 26:34.640
23 707 Arco, Victor Dario ARG CAMOD Suzuki 24:46.511
24 54 Fanello, Ezequiel ARG CAMOD Yamaha 25:08.241
25 58 Carranza, Nicolas ARG CAMOD Husqvarna 25:14.861
26 198 Poli, Agustin ARG CAMOD Husqvarna 25:21.155
27 171 Luzzardi, Juan Pablo ARG CAMOD KTM 25:22.124
28 150 Fernandez, Jose Manuel CHL FMC Honda 25:23.970
29 771 Schmit, Marco ARG CAMOD Yamaha 25:49.574
30 890 Antezana, Marco BOL FBM Yamaha 25:50.730
31 286 Danke, Felipe CHL FMC Kawasaki 26:05.168
32 60 Salazar, Jetro ECU FPEM Honda 22:33.694
33 952 Felipe, Jose Gerardo ARG CAMOD Kawasaki 11:14.131
34 911 Tixier, Jordi FRA FFM Kawasaki 8:37.565

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