Team HRC’s Evgeny Bobryshev and Gautier Paulin head to Mantova, Italy, for the MXGP of Lombardia this weekend, with the aim of a fourth consecutive podium.
Along with the Honda Gariboldi’s Tim Gajser, the red of Honda has been a familiar sight on the MXGP podium this year, and Team HRC have taken podiums in the last three races – with Paulin in Spain and the UK, and with Bobryshev in France.
Paulin won the Starcross race at the track in 2014, and Bobby climbed onto the podium last year with third, so both riders have good form in Mantova, and are looking strong and consistent this season.
As a result of performance aboard the CRF450RW, Honda stand atop the Manufacturers’ Championship standings by 38 points after eleven rounds of the 18-race series.
Mantova is a medium-depth sand track, but of hard compound unlike the traditional sand tracks of Belgium. Located 25km from Verona, the team use the venue on occasion for testing.