Staff HRC’s Ruben Fernandez will likely be hoping to get again on the rostrum this weekend as Frauenfeld, Switzerland makes a welcome return to the 2023 MXGP World Championship calendar, having final hosted a spherical in 2018.
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This time across the observe will likely be in a barely modified location, a couple of hundred metres from earlier occasion and there may even be a singular schedule to have in mind the Easter Sunday festivities, with the motion being break up between Saturday (April eighth) qualifying day, after which Easter Monday (April tenth) when the GP racing will happen.
Final day trip in spherical two, Fernandez had a combined displaying in Sardinia on the deep sand observe of Riola Sardo, with the Spaniard scoring 10 factors on the Sunday, after what was a formidable Saturday when he got here sixth within the points-scoring qualification race. This adopted on from his extremely profitable Staff HRC debut, when he stormed to the GP victory on the MXGP of Patagonia-Argentina, taking his first ever race win and general within the MXGP class, in what was an excellent efficiency from the #70.
Sadly, reigning champion Tim Gajser received’t be becoming a member of Fernandez as he nonetheless recovers from his damaged femur. Progress has been good although and he’s on the fitting path to getting again behind the beginning gate within the close to future. Nonetheless, that is nonetheless too early for the Slovenian and he’ll as a substitute be cheering on his teammate from afar, in what needs to be an attention-grabbing GP on a brand new observe, with a distinct schedule and in a season that has supplied loads of thrilling moments already.
“Sardinia didn’t go to plan, however I’m nonetheless feeling good with my using and I do know that Switzerland affords one other likelihood to get some good outcomes. Within the weekend off, I raced the Spanish championship, which I received, in order that was a pleasant confidence booster as it’s at all times good to steer laps and win races and simply take pleasure in races with out an excessive amount of strain. Nonetheless, I do know the competitors will likely be more durable at Frauenfeld, however as my win in Argentina proved, I’m able to getting it carried out, and that would be the purpose once more over this prolonged Easter weekend.”
Marcus Pereira de Freitas – HRC Basic Supervisor – MXGP
“It was a disgrace that Ruben’s Sunday didn’t go in addition to his Saturday in Sardinia. We knew moving into that it will be powerful within the sand, however he confirmed on Saturday he had the velocity to compete on the entrance of the sector. Now we try to get him using with that perception once more and if he does that, we expect this could possibly be a very good observe for him. The Sunday off will likely be a little bit of a bizarre expertise for everybody, after which racing on Monday, however it’s good to be going again to Switzerland as now we have had some actually good occasions there prior to now.”
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