The sixth round of MXGP returns to the popular Belgian sand track in Valkenswaard this weekend for the MXGP of Europe, just one week after Trentino.
The track is well known for its tough conditions. The deep black sand is difficult to master as it’s condition becomes more challenging throughout the day.
Last year, red plater holder Gajser achieved third place here after winning the first race but made some costly mistakes in the second race as the track grew more demanding. Gajser is still leading the world championship with an 18-point lead following his second-place finish in Trentino. The Slovenian’s smooth riding style on the CRF450RW will hopefully secure him his fifth podium of the season.
Currently standing at fourth place in the world, Bobryshev will want to better his sixth place finish he achieved in Valkenswaard last year. The Russian, who enjoys riding in the tough conditions and is coming off the back of narrowly missed podium in Trentino, will play to his strengths and focus on getting the start he needs to keep his podium goal in sight.
MXGP qualifying starts at 17:10 local time on Saturday 22nd April.