Gautier Paulin took the victory in the qualifying race for the MXGP of Latvia after a clean sweep of all sessions practice and qualifying sessions overnight.
Dominant from the morning‰Ûªs free practice, Paulin topped the time-sheets throughout the day and, coming from fifth at the first corner, made swift progress to control the race from the front and cross the line for the victory.
‰ÛÏWe just had the perfect day today with first in every session. I‰Ûªm feeling right on the bike and it‰Ûªs feeling good." Paulin said. "We prepared for the weekend pretty well with the team, so let‰Ûªs see tomorrow but we are in good shape.
"I controlled the qualifying with Romain behind because I saw Waters and Antonio crash. I passed Romain one time but then in the crash of Antonio his bike hit me so I had to get out of the track and Romain passed me back, but then I pass him again and controlled the race until the end. I didn‰Ûªt give everything because we need to keep some for tomorrow, but we couldn‰Ûªt do better so I‰Ûªm happy.‰Û