News 13 Jun 2019

Febvre 'back to normal' ahead of Latvian MXGP

Frenchman resumes regular training schedule this week.

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Former world champion Romain Febvre is confident he’s ‘back to normal’ with three races already under his belt following months on the sidelines with an ankle injury.

The Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing contender has returned to his usual training program, which has promoted confidence within the Frenchman ahead of this weekend’s MXGP of Latvia for round nine of the world championship.

“I feel much better this week than the last couple of weeks,” said Febvre. “I am back to normal, which is really good. I will return to my normal training program this week heading into Latvia. I like the track there, I think many riders like it because it is a nice track with many jumps, a little bit sandy, but not completely sandy.

“They usually prepare the track really well there, if they do the same again this year, we should have some good racing. I don’t have any pressure – I know what I am capable of and my speed is there. This weekend, my main focus will be the start because I can’t afford to miss it.”

Febvre finished fifth overall at last weekend’s MXGP of Russia, charging to P3 in the opening moto. Completing a total of four rounds, the Yamaha ace is ranked 13th in the standings.