A Month of Motocross Bliss
By Geoff Meyer | 30 Jun 2012
The next four weeks will see some really exciting racing in places that are just made for good Motocross. Starting this weekend we head to Uddevalla, Sweden where the rider will enjoy the circuit known as Glimminge Motorstadion. The beautiful Motocross facility nestled in the countryside with their always friendly Swedish organizes.
Followed two weeks later is Latvia and like Uddevalla this facility is Motocross heaven. Again sand based and circled by nature the Grand Prix of Latvia is a relatively new stop in the FIM World Motocross Championship calendar and is fun for everyone involved. Then a week after the Latvian Grand Prix comes Russia. Now this is an event of unknowns, as it’s a new facility and everyone can’t wait to enjoy a return to Russia.
Of course Uddevalla, Sweden, has been a regular stop for the FIM World Motocross Championship, with its history going back as far as 1958 when Sten Lundin won there on a Monark machine. Since that very first Uddevalla event names such as Bill Nilsson, Joel Smets, Stefan Everts and Antonio Cairoli have taken the Swedish circuit by storm.
“I like Sweden,” Jeffrey Herlings said. “It’s got a lot of sand and everyone knows I like sand. It’s also a good circuit with some altitude changes and the big crowd on the side of the circuit. I go there to win the Grand Prix.”
For Matiss Karro can’t wait to get to the Grand Prix of Latvia. It wasn’t so long ago that Karro sat in Schiphol airport and was setting out to Bulgaria. On that occasion he mentioned which GP he was most looking forward to.
“Racing in Latvia has always been special,” Karro said. “it’s not often you get to go home and knowing that I have a lot of fans, this Grand Prix is really exciting for me. I enjoy the circuit and I know many riders have fun in this race.”
Then it’s onto Russia and like Karro the Russian giant Evgeny Bobryshev has a special weekend set aside as his favorite Grand Prix of the season. Having won a Grand Prix in 2011 Bobryshev knows that it’s possible to do it again and he can’t think of a better place to show his talents.
“I am really looking forward to racing in my own country,” Bobryshev said. “To have a Grand Prix of Russia is great for my people and my fans, but also for me. It’s going to be a really nice race and I hope I can find my best form and race up front. To win it would be a dream for me. “
These next three weeks might just decide who will be the World MX1 and MX2 Champions for 2012, but then again, the two classes might just be locked in heated battle when we turn our attention to Loket in August. Whatever happens it’s going to be a fun month in July.
Photo: Evgeny Bobryshev - Sarah Guiterrez image
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