Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Rider Sidelined with Knee Injury
April 13, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Max Anstie will not compete in this weekend’s MXGP of Trentino, Italy – round five of the 2017 FIM Motocross World Championship. Kicking off last weekend’s Dutch Masters of Motocross event with victory in moto one, the Brit picked up an injury to his left knee during the second moto in Harfsen.
In his debut season of MXGP class competition, the FC 450 mounted rider has so far enjoyed three top 10 results with his highlight being a seventh-place moto result at the MXGP of Argentina. Currently sitting 11th in the MXGP championship standings the young Brit is expected to return to competition at the MXGP of Europe in Valkenswaard, on April 22/23.
The fifth round of the 2017 FIM Motocross World Championship will take place in Pietramurata, Italy on April 15/16.
Antti Pyrhönen – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Team Manager: “It’s always disappointing when a rider is unable to compete due to injury, but that’s a part of our sport. Max has enjoyed a good start to the season, and has been steadily improving his speed and consistency. We’re thankful his injury isn’t a serious one, with a little time to recover he will soon be back to full fitness.”
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Husqvarna Motorcycles are widely known and respected in the off-road world for a heritage of competition and numerous motocross and enduro world championships. Originally founded in Sweden in 1903, Husqvarna Motorcycles have been designed and manufactured in Mattighofen, Austria since 2013.
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Source: Husqvarna Motorcycles GmbH