Honda Xtreme Academy riders are in for a treat this Friday, as Honda World Motocross riders Rui Gonçalves and Evgeny Bobryshev will head down to the training day being held exclusively for young Honda riders at the Blixås track in Sweden.
The Honda Xtreme Academy runs as part of national championships in five different countries and offers special training with Honda pro riders along with a number of benefits for being a CRF150R racer. Honda Xtreme Academy trainer and former Grand Prix winner, Brian Jorgensen, will lead the day in helping these youngsters develop their skills, technique and offer them training advice.
Honda World Motocross riders Gonçalves and Bobryshev, who will be making a special visit to this event ahead of the Sweden Grand Prix at Udevalla at the weekend, will join Jorgensen in this specially devised day to work with the CRF150R riders. Official Team Honda Sweden riders Rasmus Sjöberg, Kal le Olsson, Niclas Olsson as well as ex GP rider Micke Andersson will also be on hand as trainers for the youngsters.
The pro riders will be demonstrate their skills and techniques to help with the young riders’ learning experience, and will work around different sections around the track throughout the day to help the youngsters improve in all areas of riding and race preparation.
Honda World Motocross riders Bobryshev and Gonçalves will then head over Uddevalla for the Grand Prix where they will be looking to build on their fifth and seventh places in the World MX1 Motocross Championship aboard their CRF450R machines. The Xtreme Academy riders will be invited to check out the event themselves to see what it takes to compete at the very highest level in the sport.
“This is a great opportunity for the youngsters to meet Honda’s factory riders and see for themselves what they aspire to be. Both Rui and Evgeny have been looking forward to the day, where they will work with Brian to put something back into the very grass roots of the sport, after all national youth racing is the first step on the ladder to becoming a professional,” said Honda Europe Off-Road Manager, Roger Harvey
“Our goal is to help develop as many young riders as possible who choose to race our fourstroke machine, which is the ideal stepping stone for riders as they build the foundations of their motocross skills. These training days are part of the Xtreme Academy package, which gives the riders access to an exciting prize pool, recognition as a Honda rider, a separate all-Honda championship, peer mentoring and pro racer training. I’m really looking forward to Friday and seeing the youngsters integrate with our pro riders at the very sharp end of the sport.”
More information about the Honda Xtreme Academy can be found by logging on to: www.hondaproracing.com/xtreme -academy