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Mitch Evans Takes Positives out Of Return To MXGP Racing

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Motocross rider Mitch Evans at the MXGP of Portugal.
Mitch Evans made his return to MXGP following an injury layoff at the MXGP of Portugal.

Mitch Evans made his return to MXGP at the MXGP of Portugal with the Australian taking a few positives out of his return from injuries.

Evans found himself sixteenth at the completion of the first lap of race one after Qualifying had dealt him an outside gate and, intent not to blow himself up in his first race back from injury, he maintained that position for twenty minutes with consistent lap times before backing off slightly in the final laps to finish eighteenth. Another difficult start in race two saw the Australian narrowly miss the points in twenty-first.

Motocross rider Mitch Evans at the MXGP of Portugal.
Mitch Evans

“The last time I raced was in October and I knew the first race back would be tough,” Evans said. “I’m a racer and expect more from myself so, of course, I’m a little disappointed but at least I’m back at the races and there were a lot of positives to take away from the weekend; my one-lap speed is good and it’s easier to make a fast rider fit than to make a fit rider faster. I just need to get used to the intensity and race-craft again and we’ll get there soon. There’s no pressure from the team and I’m grateful for that.”

Evans will be back in action next weekend for the MXGP of Spain

Motocross rider Mitch Evans at the MXGP of Portugal.
Mitch Evans

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