With Tommy Searle’s services being needed in the factory Kawasaki team and Evgeny Bobryshev out injured, BOS GP were on the look out for a rider to fill their empty team. They have taken the decision to bring Venezuela’s Anthony Rodriguez back from America, where he has done some racing in the 450 class as a privateer. Rodriguez filled in at the Kemea Yamaha squad in MX2 last season from round 8 onwards and managed to finish 15th overall despite missing those first seven rounds. A best finish of fourth in race 1 at the MXGP of Asia at Semarang, as well as guiding his nation into the main races at the MXDN for the first time were his highlights.
From the statement below, it can be seen that the team will start with Rodriguez at Loket, rather than jump straight in at the Indonesian rounds.
The statement released by the team can be read below:
Following the injury of Evgeny Bobryshev, it was important to have somebody to run the 450KXF with heart.
“To be honest, it was Anthony or nobody.” Said Olivier Bossard, the owner.
“We all did see last year how much efforts he was putting at each rounds in MX2 with Kemea. He’s young, promising, it’s a good test for 2020 as well”.
Anthony will join the team in the coming days and will train for the 5 remaining rounds.
Anthony Rodriguez: “I’m excited to come back over to Europe to compete in the Motocross World Championship for the third year in a row. I had a great experience in MX2 and at the Motocross of Nations; this time I will be on the big bike and I’m looking forward on seeing how things will play out with this new challenge on the most prestigious class.”
We have a lot of work till Loket (CZ) but with work, nothing is impossible.
Thanks Anthony for believing in us, we believe in you too…
Anthony: “My goal is to show the world yet again what kind of rider I can be when I have a team backing me up and I will work very hard for that.” #BOSfactory #mxgp