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Romain Febvre at the 2017 Grand Prix of Mexico
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Fighting Febvre talks MXGP #mylid before final GP of 2017

Sep 152017

The FIM Motocross World Championship pulls hard on the brakes this weekend with the Grand Prix of Pays de Montbeliard in southern France and Monster Energy Yamaha’s Romain Febvre will return to a happy hunting ground. It was at the hilly Villas sous Ecot circuit in 2015 that the 24 year old wowed his growing legion of fans by clasping his maiden MXGP victory on the way to the title that year.

Febvre lands on French soil for a second home round of the series in 2017 and the nineteenth and final round of the current campaign. Unlike some of his peers at the very front of the fastest off-road motorcycle sport, Romain is not fussy or choosy about his headwear when on the track. #461 does however indulge in a little creativity with his personal logo and it is something the many fans expected to find a slot around the steep Villars setting this weekend will know about and appreciate.

“I’m not too picky about my colours or design. It is important that the sponsors are represented well,” he says. “But every rider has his own special logo and we found something for me: I have my number and the caricature of me as a musketeer. I had the logo designed for me but when I went to Sugo in Japan in 2015 to race as a wildcard in the national championship there a woman drew my face like that and we added it to the musketeer so you could see it was me!”

 

Although 2017 has been a testing year for Romain with some set-up issues preventing his usual haul of silverware, look out for the Team France star to fire some warnings at his rivals for a final shot of MXGP glory this term.

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