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Team HRC MXGP looking to carry podium momentum into Mexico

With the championship focus for Team HRC MXGP rejuvenated after the podium success in Argentina, Tim Gajser and Evgeny Bobryshev are hoping for a repeat performance this weekend as they head into the fourth leg of the MXGP in Leon; Mexico.

The track has proven to be fruitful for Gajser over the last 3 years. In 2016 he won here in a race described as his ‘hardest fought victory’ and he took his very first MX2 career win here in 2014. Now holding onto the red plate following his GP win in Argentina, the Slovenian is looking forward to returning here to focus on extending his championship lead.

Bobryshev who has now fully recovered from the virus that had plagued him since Indonesia, has been training in the US since the Argentinean GP to acclimatise himself to the Mexican heat.  In 2016 the Russian took fourth overall after having to overcome various challenging obstacles during the weekend. With a third-place finish under his belt in Argentina, Bobryshev will be fixed on bettering this result in Mexico.

MXGP Free practise starts at 11:15 local time on Saturday 1st April.

 

Tim Gasjer #243

Mexico was really good for me last year. I won there as well so I am really looking forward to it. I like the track, it has many waves and technical jumps on the track which I get on with. It is good that I have could go home for a weekend before we head to the last fly away round. I will do my best and I am sure I will enjoy it a lot.

 

Evgeny Bobryshev #777

After Argentina, I have been really happy with my result and now I want to do a good job In Mexico too. Leon is a strange track but I had a good result there last year so we will see how it goes but it is really difficult conditions for me as the weather is warm there. I am training in the US to get use to the heat so it will help me participate better in Mexico.

 

 

Roger Harvey – HRC General Manager

We are coming off a good result in Argentina and with Mexico although we know the track, it’s a completely different terrain to Argentina. We have had good results here in the past so hopefully we will have the same this weekend. Bobryshev has been testing and training in America with the help of American Honda and Tim went back to his base in Slovenia so everything appears to be on schedule for the weekend. We have a lot of Honda associates coming to the Mexican GP so will be busy one for us.

Rider Standings

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor
1 Gajser Tim 243 SLO 106 Team HRC – MXGP Honda
2 Cairoli Antonio 222 ITA 96 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
3 Desalle Clement 25 BEL 91 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki
4 Van Horebeek Jeremy 89 BEL 84 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha
5 Bobryshev Evgeny 777 RUS 82 Team HRC – MXGP Honda
6 Paulin Gautier 21 FRA 72 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna
7 Febvre Romain 461 FRA 65 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Yamaha
8 Strijbos Kevin 22 BEL 56 Team Suzuki World MXGP Suzuki
9 Simpson Shaun 24 GBR 55 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Yamaha
10 Anstie Max 99 GBR 49 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna
11 Coldenhoff Glenn 259 NDL 48 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
12 Nagl Max 12 GER 46 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Husqvarna
13 Herlings Jeffrey 84 NDL 40 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
14 Tixier Jordi 911 FRA 36 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Kawasaki
15 Goncalves Rui 999 POR 32 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna
16 Tonus Arnaud 4 SWI 32 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP Yamaha
17 Butron Jose 17 SPA 27 Marchetti Racing Team KTM KTM
18 Leok Tanel 7 EST 24 Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna
19 Jasikonis Arminas 27 LTU 20 Team Suzuki World MXGP Suzuki
20 Guillod Valentin 92 SWI 14 Team Honda Red Moto Honda
21 Nicholls Jake 45 GBR 12 Hitachi Construction Machinery KTM UK KTM
22 Lupino Alessandro 77 ITA 12 Team Honda Red Moto Honda
23 Salazar Jetro 60 ECU 4 Wildcard Rider Honda
24 Poli Joaquin 179 ARG 1 Wildcard Rider Honda

Words: HRC Team PR  Photos: HRC Team PR

 

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