Evgeny Bobryshev, the affable Russian, has signed an extension to his agreement with Team HRC and will remain on the factory Honda CRF450RW for the 2016 season.

The new deal means that in 2016 the 28-year-old from Kondrovo, Russia, will enjoy his seventh season with Honda in motocross. When Bobby first climbed aboard the CRF450R in 2010 with CAS Honda, it proved an ideal match and he won the British Motocross Championship before graduating to the Motocross World Championship in 2011.

That 2011 season was his best year with the team so far, finishing fourth overall with his first MX1 Grand Prix victory in Germany and a further five podiums. Though injury plagued him in the seasons that followed, 2015 is something of a return to form as he is currently lying fifth in the World Championship, took his first qualifying race win at the MXGP of Pietramurata earlier this season and stood on the podium in France.


This means that the Team HRC line-up for 2016 remains unchanged with Evgeny Bobryshev on the #777 machine riding alongside Gautier Paulin on the #21 CRF450RW.

“I said at the beginning of last year that representing Team HRC was a big honour for me, and I’m really happy to be staying with the team for the 2016 season and continuing to be a part of HRC and Honda,” said Evgeny Bobryshev.

“I’ve had a long relationship with Honda in motocross riding the CRF450R, and I’m grateful to be able to say I’m coming back for a seventh season with Honda. As a team we all work very well together, the level of factory support is so high, and I have a great crew around me. This season I’m really getting back to my full performance again so to continue next year in the same way is perfect.”