Evgeny Bobryshev and Gautier Paulin will return to MXGP action this weekend at Loket for the MXGP of Czech Republic; round 13 and the first after the series’ summer break.
Honda’s recent run of form has been impressively strong with four double-podiums from the last four Grands Prix, giving the Japanese marque a 58-point lead in the Manufacturers’ standings.
Last year Loket was also a fruitful event for Bobryshev, who brought home the silverware with a pair of seconds for second overall, as he did also in 2015, plus a holeshot and fastest lap. Since Mantova, the Russian has reclaimed his Dutch Championship title, so he’s looking to be a strong contender this weekend.
Gautier Paulin also brought home silverware of his own last time out in Mantova, with second overall. He’s been working hard during the break, including racing in the French Championship last weekend in preparation for the re-start of the MXGP season.
The MXGP of Czech Republic is held in the west of the country, and represents the first of a trio of back-to-back races as the season starts to near its finale. Track action gets underway on Saturday 23 July with practice and qualifying, and the races start at 1415hrs local time on Sunday.