Febvre Returns with Double Moto Victory in France

Romain Febvre feat

The defending MXGP champion excelled in his first outing since a nasty crash at Matterley Basin back in June.

By Hayden Gregory
Romain Febvre
Romain Febvre

Romain Febvre has returned to the bike at Iffendic building some time in the seat before a scheduled return at next week’s MXGP of the Czech Republic. The Monster Energy Yamaha rider can gain some confidence from his performance winning both motos in impressive fashion.

“Before the weekend I wasn’t even sure I would go to Iffendic. I only started riding again last week, and things were better but not perfect. But I felt much better on the bike at the end of the week, and we made the plans to enter at Iffendic and get in some good practice before Loket.”

“I didn’t plan much during the week, because I needed to get back to riding, to see how it goes. Now after Iffendic I need to go to Belgium and ride in the sand to prepare for Lommel, and I’m busy every week until the end of the month because I lost a little last month.”

Febvre missed two GP’s with injury, losing valuable championship points in doing so. He currently sits third overall, 32 points behind Antonio Cairoli in second while Tim Gasjer leads a further 91 points clear. Six rounds remain in the 2016 World Championship.

 

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