The first trip back to Russia for the FIM Motocross World Championship since 2002 provided a memorable occasion once more for Monster Energy Yamaha’s Mel Pocock who maintained his 100% win record in the European EMX2 series. Semigorje entertained a Grand Prix event for the first time and for what was the eleventh outing of sixteen on the FIM calendar.
Mel Pocock’s excellent and dominant run to victory in the first round of the European MX2 Championship last week at St Jean D’Angely for the Grand Prix of France means the nineteen year old is a perfect choice for replacement duties for Monster Energy Yamaha this weekend. The seventh round of sixteen in the FIM Motocross World Championship at Agueda for the Portuguese stop on the schedule begins tomorrow and the MX2-GP class will miss both Michael Leib and Christophe Charlier.
Monster Energy Yamaha will head to the Grand Prix of Mexico this weekend with the Rinaldi division of the squad fully fit and ready for the first FIM Motocross World Championship event to hit Guadalajara and the Nico España circuit.
Steven Frossard has felt a major improvement in his right knee since his anterior cruciate ligament surgery and unfortunate attempt to enter the motos at Fermo for the Grand Prix of Italy two weeks ago.