Former factory Honda rider and GP winner Evgeny Bobryshev is pictured testing the new 2018 Suzuki RMZ450 at a track run by one of his new sponsors for 2018. He'll contest the British Motocross championship, MX Nationals and UK Arenacross series for the team after failing to get a full-time GP ride.
Brian Bogers turned up to spin some laps for HRC on the new Honda CRF250 that we rode in Italy this week, and promptly broke his foot! The Dutchman in the new 450 ace in the HRC MXGP team but now will have to postpone testing while his foot heals.
Tim Gajser will remains with Team HRC Honda for the 2018 world championship and will be teamed up with two ex-HSF KTM riders, 21-year-old Dutchman Brian Bogers and 21-year-old Calvin Vlaanderen. The HSF Motorsport team are now backers of Team HRC and their workshops in Holland will provide a base for testing.
The three motocross
It was the unique Matterley track that caused Cole Seely's rear factory KYB shock to fail in both motos at the Motocross of Nations, says Honda. The team are quick to point out that all production CRF450s, and the HRC factory bikes, use Showa shocks with a totally different system.
As Ken Roczen accelerates his rehabilitation process, his fans’ appetite for information has increased, Team Honda HRC are doing what they can to keep people abreast of developments. On Wednesday at Glen Helen, Roczen was riding his factory CRF450R. Here’s what he had to say:
You recently spent some time in Utah,
Ken Roczen is starting his serious riding programme as he recovers from his smashed arm following his crash at the Anaheim supercross earlier this year. The HRC man has been riding at Pala in California as he gets back up to speed and fitness for the Anaheim 2018 supercross season opener
HRC's Tim Gajser gets thrown over the bars in the MXGP opener at Assen in Holland. He retired and didn't start race two although it's thought he's not badly injured.
HRC rider Michele Cervellin and his team talk about the new 2018 twin-cam CRF250 after being the first to race the bike in serious competition.
Ken Roczen was spotted out riding in the USA this week as he starts the long road back from injury.
American champ Ken Roczen talks about his comeback from his horrific arm injury he picked up at Anaheim in January now he's started to ride again.
It’s been a long time since your fans got to see you race. How are things going?
Overall things are going very well. My healing process