Meanwhile team-mate Mitch Evans will be making his debut in the MXGP class and while that is a big deal for a lot of riders, the young Australian is just taking it in his stride. He quickly adapted to the more powerful 450cc machine in Sardinia and then showed everyone the massive progress he‰Ûªd made when he won the Super-final in Mantova in his last outing. He also managed to get good starts in most of his races, something that will be crucial in this extremely competitive MXGP class.
"Since the last Italian race, I‰Ûªve been staying in Milan doing my weekly programme. Doing some gym work, some running and cycling and just making sure I‰Ûªm ready for round one," the Australian said. "After getting the taste for racing at the Internazionali d‰ÛªItalia, it‰Ûªs been hard having these last few weeks off but I‰Ûªm really excited to get to England and race the first MXGP round with Team HRC.
While I‰Ûªve heard the weather could be bad, I don‰Ûªt really care what it‰Ûªs like. Whatever the conditions, it‰Ûªs all the same for everyone whether its wet and muddy or dry and hard pack, it doesn‰Ûªt matter and I think Matterley does a good job in the tough conditions anyway. Really, I just can‰Ûªt wait to get this season started."
Despite the recent bad weather in England, the track at Matterley Basin is still looking in extremely good shape and should provide the excellent racing surface that it‰Ûªs been known for throughout it‰Ûªs time on the world motocross championship calendar.