Interview: Romain Febvre – MX Vice

After a optimistic outing at Hawkstone, Ben Rumbold caught up with Kawasaki MXGP maestro Romain Febvre to get his ideas on the race, how his pre-season has gone and his expectations for the marketing campaign forward on this unique MX Vice interview.

This interview was additionally launched as an MX Vice post-race podcast, introduced by AS3 Efficiency and Kawasaki UK.

MX Vice: How was your first expertise of Hawkstone? It was so good to see you right here.

Romain Febvre: Yeah, it was fairly good. Clearly, the climate is all the pieces and we had actually good climate. It brings lots of people in as effectively. The observe was actually good, the bottom was simply tremendous good. And yeah, on the finish it was getting bumpy additionally, which is nice for apply.

I actually loved the observe, it was one thing totally different, actually pure, . It was a very good day and the outcome too. I didn’t count on to be at that pace already, as a result of earlier than I got here right here, I had like two weeks off prior as a result of I had some issues that wanted to be fastened (arm pump). So I rode simply final week, and I simply got here right here to get the primary race finished and clearly my pace was actually good.

I’m lacking a little bit little bit of health. However it’s going to come hopefully with extra racing subsequent weekend. I will probably be good for Argentina.

MXV: You’re used to the French tracks with good massive hills. So how does the hill at Hawkstone evaluate for you?

RF: Yeah, it’s large. I by no means anticipated it to be that massive and that steep. Additionally downhill it was actually steep too. I watched some movies of final yr, however I by no means thought it will be like this. It was good to see and good to experience as effectively.

MXV: Do you assume you is perhaps an everyday customer every year right here?

RF: Yeah, hopefully. I used to be fortunate this yr, the climate was excellent. It gave me some confidence to come back again subsequent yr for positive. It’s at all times a little bit bit troublesome with the pre-season races happening for the staff. It’s a number of journey and organisation. However this yr, I didn’t race the Italian rounds due to that situation. So yeah, it was the perfect time to come back right here. I’m proud of the way it went and hopefully I will probably be again once more subsequent yr.

MXV: One last item, was this your final race earlier than Argentina or are you going to do Lierop?

RF: Yeah, I’m going to Lierop subsequent weekend, that’s the plan. And we’ve got some extra testing subsequent week within the sand too.

MXV: Unbelievable. Better of luck with the MXGP season. Hopefully you’ll be proper in it.

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