By totalmotorcycle @STRIJBOS LOOKING TO GIVE $SUZUKI A BOOST IN #SPAIN
Team Suzuki Press Office – May 26.
The 2016 FIM Motocross World Championship arrives at the midway stage with the ninth round of 18 and the Grand Prix of Spain this weekend; taking place for the third year in a row at the circuit in the town of Talavera de la Reina, southwest of Madrid.
Team Suzuki World MXGP will be looking for more podium potential in the Toledo region from Kevin Strijbos on the works RM-Z450 and also for Jeremy Seewer to get back into his trophy-run on the RM-Z250 in the MX2 category. The team unfortunately cannot count on Ben Townley or Brian Hsu after both athletes sustained injury setbacks this week.
After three back-to-back meetings MXGP enjoyed a short hiatus in preparation for another brace of races in Spain and followed by the trip to St Jean D’Angely in France; two hill-set circuits that have vague similarities in terms of a hard-pack base, a narrow trajectory and restrictions on bona fide overtaking spots. For the next two weekends race starts are going to be absolutely key in the premier class and Strijbos – who captured a season-best fourth position last time out at Arco di Trento in Italy (another hard-pack and compact venue) – is optimistic of more progression.
“I’ve had some good days riding and putting in the motos and I’m happy with the set-up on the bike for the harder tracks so the focus has been more on me and my work,” the Belgian said. “The important thing this weekend will be the starts because it is not so easy to pass at Talavera and I know I need to get out of the gate if I want a result. I will be putting everything into …read more