As the 2016 MXGP season enters its second half, the MXGP of France plays host to round ten. The St Jean d’Angely track makes a return to the calendar, with the race having been held at Ernée last year.
Coming straight after Spain last weekend, the event marks the home Grand Prix for Gautier Paulin, and with Team France winning the Motocross of Nations last year, the crowds are sure to be out in force in support of their countrymen.
Paulin comes into the event on a high having climbed onto the podium last weekend in Spain, and Bobby continues to be a podium threat having taken a top-three moto finish in both Germany and Italy, and finishing third in qualifying for Spain. As his shoulder becomes stronger post-Latvian MXGP, the Russian is getting faster and returning to his early-season form.
He also had a great MXGP of France last season, albeit in Ernée, with a pair of third place finishes to take second overall to take what was his first podium of 2015.