Both Tim Gajser and Mitch Evans are heading to Latvia, coming off the back off one-one performances in their last outings, for what should be another strong showing for the Team HRC duo on this tricky Kegums circuit.
In the case of four-time world champion Gajser, that was in the previous MXGP round in the picturesque Trentino region in Italy, where the Slovenian dominated proceedings in front of thousands of fans who crossed the border to support their national hero.
The #243 then took last weekend off, in order to keep himself fresh for this sixth round of a championship where he has already won four overalls. However, Evans is looking to continue racing himself into shape so decided to compete in the French Championship at Castelnau-de-Levis, which he then won both motos convincingly, to give himself a nice confidence boost heading into this world championship event.
Known as being sandy on top, with a hard base, the Kegums track always provides a difficult test for riders as they try to get to grips with the terrain, but having raced here multiple times in the last couple of years, combined with the two-day format, the Honda CRF450R pair should be comfortable by the gate drops for the two motos on Sunday 24th April.