Widely considered the home of motocross, the immensely popular venue of Matterley Basin in Great Britain welcomes the MXGP paddock for round eight of the FIM Motocross World Championship this weekend.
For Team HRC’s Evgeny Bobryshev, it’s an adopted home race of sorts. The feisty Russian will feel right at home having spent a year in England during his breakthrough MX1 campaign in 2010 in which he took the British Motocross Championship crown with Honda.
Bobby’s return to a full training routine between Grands Prix, coupled with a track at which he recorded two fourth-place finishes last year, is expected to build upon the pace he showed during the MXGP of Spain last time out. The fast track and intimidating jumps should suit his aggressive style aboard the Honda CRF450RW.
Team HRC’s Max Nagl is continuing to make good progress in his recovery but, as expected, will not be present this weekend on his No.12 machine. Having started light training, the German’s on track to meet his targeted return at the MXGP of Italy on 14-15 June.
Heavy showers are expected to play a significant part in the weekend and temperatures hovering around 13 degrees Celsius will offer a stark contrast to Spain a fortnight ago.