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MXGP Ottobiano: Simpson aiming for top-ten return

It’s been a tough first half of the 2018 FIM Motocross World Championship for Shaun Simpson (Wilvo Yamaha) but the Scot, who fractured his hip in Russia, is hoping to get his season back on track at this weekend’s MXGP of Lombardia at Ottobiano in northern Italy.

After sitting out three GPs following his crash he currently lies 17th in the points standings but is feeling confident of two strong finishes on the sand track, his preferred surface.

“I feel like I have been making progress each week,” he said. “Not just results wise but in terms of my feeling and getting over the injuries. I feel like my injuries have pretty much healed up 100 per cent.


“We have just been focusing on riding in the sand and playing to my strengths and also playing to what we have at hand, which are sand tracks around the Wilvo Yamaha MXGP base and workshop. So I have been riding a lot to try and catch up on the other guys.

“I think this weekend will suit my strengths. I'm going to give it my all heading into the week break before Indonesia, not a single drop will be left in the tank. Ottobiano is more my style of track, more so the Matterley Basin and France, so I hope to be up and inside the top 10 this weekend.”

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