Team HRC‰Ûªs Evgeny Bobryshev and Gautier Paulin are prepared for the final back-to-back trio of MXGP events which kicks off this weekend with round 16 in the Netherlands.
The Assen TT Circuit plays host to MXGP for a second year, as once again 25,000 cubic metres of sand will be brought into the historic road-racing venue to construct a track that takes in the final corner, main straight, pit lane and a portion of the paddock as the track winds its way around the VIP boxes.
Last year‰Ûªs inaugural event was a raging success with packed grandstands of fans eager to see this road-race-meets-motocross spectacle. The deep sand made for some interesting racing which yielded a Honda 2-3 in the opening moto for Paulin and Bobryshev respectively.
‰ÛÏAfter the short break in the season I‰Ûªm looking forward to getting back to racing again, especially as I really liked this track last year," Bobryshev said.
"I had a really good feeling in this race in 2015 and I thought it was going to be my weekend, and even though it wasn‰Ûªt I had a good weekend and really enjoyed the track and the experience of riding at a ‰Û÷circuit‰Ûª track again. There are lots of long straights and fast corners so it‰Ûªs my style of track, even though as it got rutted overtaking was quite hard, but I‰Ûªm confident of a good weekend.‰Û