Honda World Motocross racer Evgeny Bobryshev has had a mixed start to the 2013 World MX1 Championship season, and as he’s currently injured, which has seen him miss two rounds of the series, the 25-year-old Russian reflects on the start of the year, as well as his fractured ankle, as he aims to recover for the next race in Portugal.
The season opener in Qatar was a solid start for Bobryshev, who nervously posted a fifth and fourth result for fifth overall in the historical event, which was held under floodlights. Going into round two in Thailand the Honda racer felt strong and was in contention for a top three finish in both motos, although the intense heat got the better of him, resulting in mistakes that left him with only a handful of points in each.
Round three in Valkenswaard, The Netherlands was a much better outing for Bobryshev, as he raced with Championship leader Antonio Cairoli in the opening moto, to take second place and fourth in the second outing from two holeshots aboard his Dunlop-shod CRF450R. Bobryshev took his first podium finish in over a year with third overall, and was seemingly gaining back the confidence with his speed to fight with the sharp end of the field.
However, after a few days with some really positive training on the harder ground, Bobryshev was testing in Faenza and caught his foot on the ground, as he stabilised his machine on the hardpack track. He twisted his ankle and had a very small crash, but with the high impact at the speed he was going, it was enough to fracture the Russian’s right Fibula.
An incredibly disappointed Bobryshev hoped he would be back for Bulgaria, round five of the series this weekend, after round four in Arco Di Trento was ruled out with the pain from the ankle, but the injury hasn’t healed quick enough and the Honda racer is sidelined for another weekend. Bobryshev is frustrated but focussed on recovery, and in this video he talks us through the start of the 2013 season, as well as his injury and the recovery process.