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Mitch Evans Excited for MXGP Season Opener | News

Team HRC rider Mitch Evans is locked and loaded ahead of this weekend's opening round of the FIM Motocross World Championship at the MXGP of Great Britain, Matterley Basin.

Evans will be making his debut appearance in the MXGP class alongside his teammate and defending champion Tim Gajser. He quickly adapted to the more powerful 450cc machine in Sardinia and then showed everyone the massive progress he’d made when he won the Super-final in Mantova in his last outing. Evans also managed to get good starts in most of his races, something that will be crucial in this extremely competitive MXGP class.

“Since the last Italian race, I’ve been staying in Milan doing my weekly programme,” said Evans. “Doing some gym work, some running and cycling and just making sure I’m ready for round one. After getting the taste for racing at the Internazionali d’Italia, it’s been hard having these last few weeks off but I’m really excited to get to England and race the first MXGP round with Team HRC.

“While I’ve heard the weather could be bad, I don’t really care what it’s like. Whatever the conditions, it’s all the same for everyone whether its wet and muddy or dry and hard pack, it doesn’t matter and I think Matterley does a good job in the tough conditions anyway. Really, I just can’t wait to get this season started.”

Despite the recent bad weather in England, the track at Matterley Basin is still looking in extremely good shape and should provide the excellent racing surface that it’s been known for throughout its time on the world motocross championship calendar.