Russian Evgeny Bobryshev is back in MXGPs for 2018, riding Suzukis for the new BOS team. But the former HRC Honda man he’ll still race for Neil Prince’s team in the British championship.
Bobryshev, who is currently racing in the UK Arenacross series on the RFX Suzuki, last month went to BOS Suspension headquarters to develop the suspension for his RMZ450. He’ll joining Jordi Tixier in the squad, who will race on a 450 KTM.
“The fact that Evgeny rides a 450RMZ does not bother us,” explains BOS boss Olivier Bossard. “It’s even better. We go to MXGPs to show that our suspensions is great, so doing it on a European and a Japanese bike is perfect.”
BOS recently split with Frenchman Benoit Paturel, following a social media spat in which the team accused him of not testing.
Paturel hit back and said: “I discover the official announcement of the early termination of my deal with BOS in the press, and it’s regrettable that Mr Bossard’s communication is more efficient with the press than with his riders.
“I do not know what my 2018 season will hold. Count on my determination to line up behind a starting grid.”
It’s believed Paturel may be signed up to stand in for the injured Brian Bogers in the HRC 450 Honda team. Dutchman Bogers hurt his foot in a crash in November. Sources suggest Bobryshev was approached about the stand-in Honda ride but he wanted to stay loyal to his Suzuki team.
Photo: Nuno Laranjeira/ Arenacross UK