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Romain Febvre at the 2016 MXGP of France

Three more years in blue for ‘Febvre’

Jun 082016

In terms of a home Grand Prix then it doesn't get much better. Monster Energy Yamaha’s Romain Febvre thrilled over 40,000 fans last weekend at St Jean D’Angely in western France by winning a tight and tense battle with Tim Gajser. It was the MXGP World Champion’s third victory from ten rounds this year and came on the same weekend as the 24 year old tied himself to the factory Yamaha crew for another three seasons and at the peak of the FIM Motocross World Championship until 2019.

The Frenchman, who is just 24 points behind Gajser in the series standings in one of the closest contests in the premier class this century, was hunted by almost every manufacturer in the Grand Prix paddock. Febvre blitzed the scene in 2015 for his rookie year in MXGP thanks largely to his excellent partnership with the works YZ450FM and Michele Rinaldi’s Italian team and it was a bond he was keen to continue. “We share open minds and ambition to be the best, that is a great asset for our future together,” he said.

Romain also revealed that it took some time to maintain a straight path after arriving to the biggest crossroads of his career. “It is not easy to make a choice like this and it was not for one year but for the future,” he said. “We had a long chat with my agent and I am happy I made the best decision. Yamaha also improved the contract so I am really happy.”


MXGP continues onto round eleven of eighteen with the British Grand Prix next week at Matterley Basin near Winchester.