The scorching shores of Thailand play host to part two of the FIM Motocross World Championship’s season-opening double-header, as Team HRC riders Max Nagl and Evgeny Bobryshev look to build on last weekend’s strong showing in Qatar.
Located just outside the popular tourist hideout of Pattaya, on Thailand’s east coast, the sandy Si Racha circuit will undoubtedly provide a stern test for all competitors as they battle against Southeast Asia’s notorious heat and humidity.
Bobby will need no reminder of just how difficult conditions can be here. Last year’s temperatures soared into the high 30’s, while humidity levels above a staggering 50 per cent left the Russian battling heat exhaustion. A different approach this year, coupled with races that are five minutes shorter this season, nevertheless leaves him feeling confident.
Max missed last year’s race altogether through illness, so he too has adopted a different approach this time, flying back home after his success in Qatar to enjoy a few days in Europe and take advantage of the opportunity for more training.