This weekend sees Team HRC return to South America for the second MXGP of Patagonia Argentina, but this year with the lone entry of Evgeny Bobryshev on the #777 CRF450RW.
Currently sitting third in the world after three Grands Prix, Bobryshev is confident of replicating his early pace from Neuquen last year. With a fast and flowing layout and hard dirt, it should suit no.777 well.
The track made its debut in the World Championship last year to great acclaim. Surrounded by lakes, mountains and forest, the picturesque track is situated near the Argentina-Chile border and attracted a large crowd keen to see motocross in their part of the world.
Much the same can be expected this year, but with the added bonus to the riders of last year’s data and experience. Bobby’s weekend in 2015 started strongly with second in timed practice, but ended with an unfortunate hand injury sustained in an on-track clash in race two. Riding through the pain, Bobby came home eighth overall.
His form this season though is worlds apart from 12 months ago, and having stepped onto the podium once already, and narrowly missed another visit to the box in Thailand, his sights are firmly set on climbing those hallowed steps again this weekend.
MXGP track action starts with Free Practice on Saturday at 1115hrs local time with Sunday’s MXGP races at 1315hrs and 1610hrs local time.
Ahead of that, why not get your fill of the HRC motocross stars, and many others across Honda’s racing stable, with the latest episode of Honda Racing TV: hondaproracing.com/tv/