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Increasing his lead in the world championship and taking his second overall win of the season, #timgajser took a dominant win today in Leon Mexico, rounding off what he describes as a “perfect weekend”. Gajser made a statement in the first race by getting the holeshot and controlling the lead early on. He put some faster laps down within the first half of the race to put a 14 second gap between himself and his team mate in second place. The track conditions suited the Slovenian who fell into a comfortable rhythm half way through the race to take the win. In the second race the track conditions had changed and although this didn’t bother the Slovenian it meant he had to change the style in which he attacked it. In the first few corners off the start, Gajser found himself battling with Paulin and Cairoli. Gajser quickly passed Paulin to take the lead giving him chance to pick up the pace for a few laps and distance himself away from the battle for second place. Once Cairoli got past Paulin the eight times world champion kept the pressure on Gajser right until the finish line. The work he had done early in the race ensured that he could take the win, 15 seconds ahead of Cairoli. Bobryshev had a day of two halves. In the first race, he had a strong start and was side by side with him team mate; Gajser in the first few corners of the race. After pushing for the lead for the first few laps, Bobryshev settled behind Gajser, keeping on his pace which gave him a secure gap between himself and third place. The Russian was fast on what he had described yesterday as a difficult track and his consistent lap times gave him an excellent second place finish. The second race didn’t go to plan for the Russian. After making a small mistake in the first corner, this then set the tone for him for the rest of the race. The changeable track conditions caught Bobryshev out and he crashed a further two times costing him valuable time and positions in the race. His lap times throughout the last race were easily worthy of a podium finish. Bobryshev isn’t one to give up easily so he regrouped and adjusted his riding style to work his way back from 20th to 14th position. With the first leg of the European rounds kicking off in Trentino in two weeks’ time, Bobryshev will focused on riding to the strength of his first race today and Gajser will be looking to maintain his dominant form to extend his championship lead further.
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