Zach Osborne back for GP of Sweden - Simpson to Rinaldi
News Friday 29th June 2012
“I need to have some podiums and I would love to be on top form for the Grand Prix at Matterley Basin,” he added on his goals for the rest of 2012. “It will be my last British GP for a while and I want to do good. It's local for me and for the team and it would be special to do well there.”
MX2 team-mate Christophe Charlier will be in better shape for Sweden having made the most of the short break in the Grand Prix calendar to continue rehab work on the right shoulder he dislocated four weeks ago in France. However the Frenchman will not line-up alongside Michael Leib at Uddevalla. The American is still recovering from a bout of Epstein-Barr virus and is expected to miss another three events and can tentatively look at a return for the Grand Prix of Czech Republic at the beginning of August.
In the premier class Shaun Simpson will fill the vacancy in the Rinaldi awning to complete the works MX1-GP entry on the YZ450FM. Steven Frossard will not be back on the bike until the winter months after a knee reconstruction so the former British Champion and current Belgian champion will place his ‘24’ plate on the 450cc Monster Energy Yamaha machine inside the Italian set-up for the remainder of the campaign and hope to push into contention for a top ten championship slot for what is an extremely competitive field this year.