This weekend the MXGP World championship will head to the Czech Republic for round thirteen, where Team HRC have their sights set on more podium finishes. It will also signal the start of the end of the European leg of the season, as the first of two sets of back-to-back events.
Last time out, Gautier Paulin stood on the second step of the podium and will be looking to replicate that performance this weekend. The Frenchman will be aiming to continue the momentum that has been building throughout the season and further cement his place in the championship standings.
After the rest weekend, Evgeny Bobryshev will be going into the Czech event with renewed vigour to regain the podium form seen in previous events. The Russian was forced to miss last year’s event at Loket due to injury, but has achieved past success at the track and is confident going into this weekend of good results.
Situated about two hours west of Prague, close to the German border, the town of Loket is located in one of the bends of the river Eger. The 1586m track, which sits just outside of Loket itself, is surrounded by forest and was first used as a World Championship track in 1995.
On track MXGP action will start with Saturday’s free practice session at 10hr45 local time, culminating in Sunday’s two races at 14hr10 and 17hr10 local time.