Team HRC look to kick-start second half of the season in Germany
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.
“We’ve had reasonable success at the Teutschenthal track before. It’s good but not easy – it gets rough and rutted but both our guys are used to this and have enjoyed good results and strong performances there in past years. The bike is also very good there, so we’re hopeful of realising our expectations this weekend.”
Gautier Paulin 21
“I’ve won some motos before in Germany and I like the track, so I’m really looking forward to more from this weekend. Both France and Italy were frustrating as everyone could see we had the pace, but I’m definitely looking forward to just having fun and letting it come.”
Evgeny Bobryshev 777
“My leg after Maggiora is getting better and should be fine for this weekend. I’m riding again mid-week so will see how it goes then. I like the track in Germany and am always happy to race there, especially with the good memories of the 2011 Motocross of Nations. I need to work on the starts as I know I can win on pace, but we just need to get out of the gate well and then we know it’s possible.”
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