Gautier Paulin experienced the sweet taste of success and the agony of injury on one day in the sixth round as he won the first moto and was injured in the second of the Dutch MXGP at Valkenswaard.
Gautier Paulin: “Right now I feel disappointed to have had so much bad luck this season. The Fuel issue, then a DNF while leading in Italy and now this injury are things I will have to deal with but I can assure you they do not affect my motivation and my hunger to win. I will be back stronger and more motivated and I know that I have the speed and the condition to win races in all conditions. My first moto today proved that and so did my wins in Qatar, Italy and Bulgaria. I will see my specialist first thing tomorrow morning in France and then we will take the steps forward from there.”
Steven Frossard: “I had a good feeling this weekend. I have now totally recovered from the crash in Italy and I came here to Holland for ten days to practice again in the sand. My first start was good and, even though I made some small mistakes, I could maintain a good rhythm to secure fourth place until I crashed with four laps to go and damaged the bike. I managed to finish tenth, but after this crash I had pain in my wrists and the second race was more difficult. But I’m pretty happy as I have good speed again, get good starts and feel strong physically; I just had some arm pump in the first moto, and that’s why I crashed.”