Team HRC‰Ûªs Evgeny Bobryshev and Gautier Paulin head to Mantova, Italy, for the MXGP of Lombardia this weekend, with the aim of a fourth consecutive podium.
Along with the Honda Gariboldi‰Ûªs Tim Gajser, the red of Honda has been a familiar sight on the MXGP podium this year, and Team HRC have taken podiums in the last three races ‰ÛÒ with Paulin in Spain and the UK, and with Bobryshev in France.
Paulin won the Starcross race at the track in 2014, and Bobby climbed onto the podium last year with third, so both riders have good form in Mantova, and are looking strong and consistent this season.
‰ÛÏI‰Ûªm feeling really pumped for this round and to fight for the podium again, especially after just missing it in the UK," Bobryshev said. "My leg has been sore this week to be honest after the crash on Saturday in the UK. It was a stupid crash as I just pushed too hard too soon, and whilst it wasn‰Ûªt big, the handlebar hit me in my thigh and gave me the hematoma.
"This week the bruising has been big, but hopefully it‰Ûªll feel less sore and stiff next time I‰Ûªm on the bike in Italy. We were on the podium in Mantova last year, so I want to repeat that. The Hondas are so fast, it will be a big battle between Gautier and Tim.‰Û