LS Honda Racing’s Shaun Simpson, currently 14th in the MX1 world standings, will enter the final GP of the season on the back of a great run of recent results after another top 10 finish at the GP of Europe last weekend. The MX1 rookie has also proved he has the speed to match top five riders when he gets a good jump from the gate.

“It has not been an easy year for me,” says Simpson, “but my strong qualification in Gaildorf where I was again fourth like I was in France gives me the confidence that I can race with the more experienced guys. So in a way it’s a shame that the season is coming to an end! Still Fermo is the last grand prix and I want to try to make it the best of the year.”

Shaun will be joined by guest rider Marvin Van Daele who previously wildcarded at the GP of Limburg where he finished a credible 13th. Now working from under the LS Honda Racing awning, Van Daele – a former Dutch MX1 vice champion – will be focusing on his preparation for the MX of Nations in France where he will be competing with the Belgian team.