The MXGP of Germany this coming weekend represents the start of the second half of the Motocross World Championship season, being as it is round ten of 18, and Team HRC are hopeful of delivering on the promise shown at recent rounds.
The Teutschenthal track has been a happy hunting ground for both riders and the team in past years. Although both riders missed the GP last year through injury, Gautier Paulin has taken moto victories before at the venue and Evgeny Bobryshev scored his first overall Grand Prix victory with a dominant 1-1 clean sweep in 2011.
Furthermore, the CRF450RW took a win in the first moto last year, so following showings of strong pace in recent rounds this season including a 1-2 in timed practice for the MXGP of Italy just last weekend, the team have reason to be quietly confident.
Always a popular race, Teutschenthal has been a mainstay on the MXGP calendar since its first appearance in 1966. A tough and technical track, the venue has stood the test of time and continues to attract big crowds at a track featuring steep hills mixed with tight and twisty sections.