News 20 Jul 2018

Waters favouring familiar Loket circuit ahead of grand prix

Honda HRC entrant recovers from stomach illness.

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Australian Todd Waters has expressed a liking to this weekend’s MXGP World Championship stop at Loket in the Czech Republic, a venue familiar to the Queensland native from previous campaigns in the world series.

Waters, who experienced a stomach illness that drained him of energy at the MXGP of Asia, says he’s overcome the virus and is excited to race the favourable layout in what will be the 14th round of the season.

“I can’t wait to get back to action as I finally feel good after the stomach bug I got in Indonesia, which continued to affect me even after I returned to the Netherlands,” Waters revealed. “I went to see a doctor and after some tests, he prescribed me some antibiotics, and now I’m as good as new!

“I raced in Czech Republic before during my first experience in MXGP, and I really enjoyed the track and its layout. It’s a good track to ride and even better to race on, so I’m looking forward to that.”

The Honda HRC rider sits 26th in the standings with just three rounds under his belt as he fulfils the role of injured athlete Brian Bogers.