Romain Febvre zal aankomend weekend bij de zesde wedstrijd om het wereldkampioenschap MXGP in het Portugese Agueda zijn terugkeer maken in de competitie.
Febvre brak tijdens de eerste Grand Prix in Argentinie maar is hier nu voldoende van hersteld om aankomend weekend zijn terugkeer te maken in de competitie.
Lees hieronder het uitgebrachte persbericht:
Febvre Returns from Injury in Portugal
Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP's Romain Febvre suffered a broken ankle at the opening round of the FIM Motocross World Championship in Argentina and subsequently missed four rounds of the championship. The team are pleased to announce that he has now been deemed fit to return to racing at the Portuguese Grand Prix this weekend, May 19th.
Febvre won the first Qualifying Race of the season and was in top form, ready to vie for the coveted MXGP title. Unfortunately, the former World Champion fell in the second race at the opening Grand Prix and suffered two fractures to his Talus (ankle). The injury was surgically repaired in Belgium on March 13th.
Two months have passed, and the 26-year-old Frenchman has now completed an intensive rehabilitation program and been medically cleared to race. He has been back on the bike for two-weeks already and will line up onboard his YZ450FM in Agueda, Portugal, at the sixth round of the FIM Motocross World Championship.
As one of only three Qualifying Race winners this season, his return to action is greatly anticipated.