Team HRC head to Maggiora for the MXGP of Italy this weekend with Evgeny Bobryshev on a lone CRF450RW as Max Nagl will delay his return to the Championship after his injury back in April.
Max and the team have taken the decision not to risk a premature return, especially given the bumpy nature of the Maggiora track and the associated shocks through Max’s recovering hands. In the testing crash in Holland he broke the scaphoid in his right hand and fractured a metacarpal in his left hand, and whilst both have healed well an extra week of rest will mean Max is as fit as possible for his home Grand Prix. Consequently, the German will make a return next weekend at Teutschenthal.
Maggiora made a return to the World Championship calendar last year after a hiatus but is a track steeped in motocross history. The area of Maggiora in Northern Italy, some 80km north west of Milan, was one of the first to hold motocross races with a dedicated track created in 1958, and since then has gone on to host such memorable races as the Motocross of Nations in 1986.
Honda has chosen the MXGP of Italy this weekend to reveal its 2015 CRF450R and CRF250R models to the motocross press for the first time in Europe.