Team HRC’s Gautier Paulin and Evgeny Bobryshev will return to action once more this weekend as the MXGP paddock returns to Switzerland and to the new venue of Frauenfeld.
The Frauenfeld region is located 41km northeast of Zurich. Built on flat ground, the track itself is entirely new and not the traditional hillside tracks that the circus is used to competing on in Switzerland. Constructed with a number of doubles and wave sections, the paddock will have to wait until Friday to see the new hard pack track.
The weather for the weekend should also be kinder to the field than last weekend in Belgium, with a forecast for 25degrees and clear skies during the weekend although the possibility of rain on Friday.
It’s the last race in the season’s penultimate trio of back-to-back rounds, before a short two-week break leads into the final triple-header of Grands Prix in Assen, followed by the final overseas events in Charlotte and the iconic Glen Helen.
Evgeny Bobryshev 777
“I’ve just seen photos of the track in Switzerland and it looks like there’s quite a lot of supercross style in there with jumps and waves, but don’t really know anything more about it. I think it’s always interesting for everyone to go to a new track though, and for me I’ve never raced a GP in Switzerland before so I’m looking forward to it. Switzerland is always a beautiful country, and because it’s on the border with Germany I think we’ll see many spectators this weekend. I’m also hoping for some good weather, because at home in the week it’s been raining so hard all the time I haven’t been able to go riding.”
Gautier Paulin 21
“I don’t know much about the track and have just seen the photos – I think the same photos that all the MXGP guys have seen. It’s an artificial track made on the flat that has lots of jumps, and that’s about all we know. I’m looking forward to it though as I have good memories of racing in Switzerland – it’s where I took a double moto win in 2007 to win the EMX2 Championship with the Martin Honda team. It’s also a place with a lot of culture that I like a lot, between the Italian, French and German regions of the country.”
HRC General Manager – MXGP
“I have many memories of racing in Switzerland over the years in my career, and it’s great to be going back there. It’s not a traditional Swiss track, the type that I remember from racing, but just to have the Grands Prix back there again is a big step forward, and I hope that it means the start of a more regular fixture on the calendar there, whether at the new venue at Frauenfeld or one of the classics.”