25 years old – Russian racer Evgeny Bobryshev, who is known as ‘Bobby’ to most, is beginning his fourth term aboard Honda MX1 machinery, with which he’s enjoyed the highs and lows of racing throughout the past few seasons. The super-tough racer made his MX1 debut in 2010 and quickly established himself as one of the lead competitors, finishing in the top 10 in the world, despite being relatively unknown in his preceding MX2 days.
Bobryshev won the MX1 British Championship title in his first year with CAS Honda, before moving over to the Honda World Motocross squad in 2011. It was another progressive season for the MX1 star, as he earned six podiums to his name, including an outstanding double moto win at the Grand Prix of Germany to take fourth in the series overall, despite missing a round with a back injury.
2012 was certainly full of promise for Bobryshev, but a thumb injury at the season opener in Valkenswaard hampered his progress for a number of rounds, with the injury having little time to heal between each race. As the healing process took time, Bobryshev had less and less bike time, which proved a vicious circle that he carried throughout the majority of the season. Illness saw the Russian unable to compete in Mexico, and with ninth in the championship overall, the Russian star is certainly keen to put such a challenging season behind him. The Honda racer is excited about racing the new CRF450R, has undergone a good pre-season of training and has a new approach to his racing, as he aims to stay consistently strong all season.
Other notable points about Bobryshev are that he was a competitive road racer in his earlier career, winning the 125cc Russian Championship before making the decision to compete in the European MX2 series for a more permanent career move. He won another Russian title in 2007, this time in MX2, before launching his full World MX2 career in 2008. In 2009 he finished runner-up in the Dutch MX2 series and broke into the top ten at the Latvian leg of the World series. However due to his bigger build, moving to MX1 in 2009 could not have come at a better time.
|Team||Honda World Motocross|
|Race machine||Honda CRF450R|
|Date of birth||13th November 1987|
|Grand Prix debut||2005|
|First Grand Prix win||2011 GP of Germany, Teutschenthal|
|Total Grand Prix wins||1|
|First Grand Prix podium||2011 GP of USA, Glen Helen|
|Total Grand Prix podiums||6|
|2004||Russian 125cc Champion (Road Racing)|
|2005||18th MX2 European Championship|
|2006||12th MX2 European Championship|
|2007||Russian MX2 Champion|
|2008||24th MX2 World Championship|
|2009||20th MX2 World Championship , 2nd Dutch MX2 Championship|
|2010||10th MX1 World Championship|
|2011||4th MX1 World Championship|