LS Honda Racing rider, Shaun Simpson, has a red heritage, having ridden with Honda from 2002 to 2003 and from 2005 to 2006. His move to LS Honda Racing marks a return to red machinery but with a very new challenge. Simpson is no stranger to big bikes however, having ridden the MX1 machine at the 2009 Motocross of Nations and in the British Championship, with a good level of success on both occasions. He has now taken the big step up, to compete full time in the MX1 World Championship. We caught up with Shaun to find out more on his feelings about coming back to Honda and his ambitions for the season ahead.
Q. How do you feel coming back to Honda?**
A. At the moment everything is going all right, you know I'm feeling good on the bike and feeling smooth. We have a few more things to work on with the bike but we have some more time before the first GP. I don't want to be too fast now, I want to try and build it up this year if you know what I mean. Staying fit and healthy is obviously key to this! My speed is good but could always do with improving but I think that will come as me and the team work more closely together throughout the season.