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Mitch Evans Shows Progress at MXGP of Kegums | News

Team HRC rider Mitch Evans has improved on his previous results at the Latvian circuit with a 12th and ninth at the MXGP of Kegums.

Despite being limited on bike time due to his recovery from the shoulder injury, Mitch Evans has shown progress at the third and final round of the Latvian triple-header, claiming 10th overall.

A first moto finish of twelfth was a nice progression from Wednesday, especially as he moved through the field, but it got even better in race two when he was able to move all the way up to ninth place after starting outside the top 15. This was also good enough for 10th overall which was a nice way to end his time in Latvia.

“I had the goal to be better each moto this week so I’m happy to finish off with a top 10 finish in race two, which gave me 10th overall for the day,” said Evans. I felt a lot better today, and like I’ve said previously, the more bike time I get, the better I’ll do. Really happy with how it all went today, I felt a lot better on the CRF450RW and although I didn’t get the greatest of starts, my riding was spot on so I’m looking forward to getting in a bit more bike time in this break and then coming out swinging for the next rounds of the championship where I’ll be aiming for some top five’s.”

114 Honda teammates Nathan Crawford and Bailey Malkiewicz finished ninth and 16th in Race 1, respectively. The pair struggled in race two. Crawford was unable to finish the race and placed 14th overall for the day. Malkiewicz finished 20th in Race 2 and placed 20th overall.