Honda World Motocross riders Evgeny Bobryshev and Rui GonÃ§alves took time out of their busy preparations for the Grand Prix of Sweden, to make an appearance at the Xtreme Academy training camp held at the Blixas track, close to Gothenburg.
Over 40 young riders attended the training camp as part of the Swedish Xtreme Academy. The Academy is designed to teach young Honda CRF150R pilots, the skills and knowledge needed to compete at the very highest level of the sport and is ideal preparation for those looking to take the step up to bigger capacity four-stroke machines in MX2 and MX1.
Academy trainer, Brian Jorgensen put the young riders through their paces as they worked on riding techniques that included, cornering, body positioning, jumping and practice starts. Also on hand were Bobryshev and GonÃƒÂ§alves to offer expert advice and rider tuition and to impart some of their knowledge gained from competing on the world stage, week in, week out, including this weekend in Uddevalla.
Evgeny Bobryshev, Honda World Motocross
“I really enjoyed the chance to work with these young riders. You can see that even at such a young age, they are all so focussed on their riding and improving their skills. They were listening to everything we had to say and it was great to see them applying this to their riding straight away.”
Rui GonÃƒÂ§alves, Honda World Motocross
“I found myself getting really stuck in to the rider tuition. I was standing in the middle of the track, showing them the correct lines. Some of these kids are already really talented and it is a great feeling to think that we are helping them improve in their technique and their approach to the sport.”
Roger Harvey, Off-road Manager, Honda Motor Europe
“The Xtreme Academy is a fantastic initiative and this is illustrated in events such as t his. It is a real privilege to be taught by a Grand Prix rider and you could see the kids soaking in everything they both had to say. Both Bobryshev and GonÃƒÂ§alves really are true professionals and you could see it in the way they worked today. Honda Sweden is also very pro-active and has a great motocross programme. It is really of utmost importance to promote the sport to the next generation of racers.”