Team HRC head to Spain this weekend for round seven of the FIM Motocross World Championship as the Talavera de la Reina track returns to the calendar for the first MXGP of Spain since 2011.
Fresh after the disappointment of the MXGP of The Netherlands, Evgeny Bobryshev is feeling buoyant as he prepares to return to a track of which he has fond memories from early on in his career.
The hard-pack surface should suit both Bobby’s style and the Honda CRF450RW, especially after recent extensive tests on hard-pack surface this season and the chance for Bobby to get some of the mid-week riding in that he’s had to miss whilst in recovery.
Although all teams will be stepping into the relative unknown as MXGP hasn’t visited the Talavera de la Reina track since 2000, the recent testing work Team HRC have done on similar surfaces will provide a good base setting for the CRF450RW from the start of the weekend.
Max Nagl’s recovery continues to go well and, whilst he will again miss this weekend’s Grand Prix, a return to mild training is now on the horizon for the German as he targets a return to racing at the MXGP of Italy on 14-15 June.
In a forecast repeat of the scorching temperatures seen at Jerez last weekend where HRC’s Marc Marquez took a fourth straight victory in the MotoGP World Championship, Talavera de la Reina is expected to be dry and hot.