Evgeny ‘Bobby’ Bobryshev was born in the Russian city of Kondrovo on 13th November 1987. He began life as a competitive road racer, winning the 2004 125cc Russian Championship, before making the decision to compete in the dirt in the European MX2 Championship on a KTM for the Vangani team.
Evgeny made his GP debut in 2005, at the GP of Belgium at Namur, but it was only after he had won another Russian title in 2007, this time in MX2, that he launched his World MX2 career full-time in 2008 with Yamaha Van Beers. In his first year with the team he finished 24th overall, and the following year he improved to 20th.
For 2010, he graduated to the MX1 class with CAS Honda, and he won the British Championship title and finished tenth in the World Championship that same year. For 2011, he made the switch to Honda World Motocross and it proved a great move – he picked up six podiums, including an outstanding double win at the Grand Prix of Germany, his first and so far only GP victory, to take fourth in the series overall.
He finished ninth overall in the series in 2012, and hopes were high going into 2013 that he would an overall podium contender. However, he was sidelined early on after breaking his leg, and it needed four podium finishes, three of which came in the last four races of the season, to lift him up to eighth overall.