This list has changed quite a lot over the last seven days, unfortunately, as a couple of riders travelled all of the way to Indonesia, only to get injured at the first stop. Two riders will battle through that this weekend, at the all-new circuit of Semarang, whilst two will watch from the sidelines. Sixteen MXGP updates can be viewed below.
|In for the MXGP of Asia|
Antonio Cairoli: It remains to be seen just how close to one hundred percent Antonio Cairoli will be at this weekend's Grand Prix of Asia, but he will be on track and hoping to cut the deficit to Jeffrey Herlings down to single digits. Cairoli was left with a very swollen hand after that second-moto crash at Pangkal Pinang last weekend.
Bas Vaessen: Much like Arminas Jasikonis, an old injury flared up for Bas Vaessen at the twelfth round of the FIM Motocross World Championship. The leg issue that forced him onto the sidelines following the event in Portugal was the reason why he did not complete the Grand Prix of Indonesia. Vaessen will, however, race this weekend and strive to put some solid points on the board.
|Out of the MXGP of Asia|
Arminas Jasikonis: Arminas Jasikonis knew that he was not at one hundred percent entering the Grand Prix of Indonesia, but hoped to build himself back up from the shoulder injury that he sustained in France. Things took a turn for the worse though; he aggravated it and will now skip the thirteenth round of twenty.
Iker Larranaga Olano: Getting injured at a flyaway event is certainly an experience that most hope to avoid. Iker Larranaga was unfortunate at the Grand Prix of Indonesia, however, and ended up with a pair of dislocated shoulders. The injuries will rule him out for a significant period and undoubtedly made the flight home uncomfortable.
Ruben Fernandez: Ruben Fernandez crashed out of the Grand Prix of Lombardia in a vicious fall and, unfortunately, sustained a broken wrist. There is currently no timeline on his recovery and details are actually sparse. The F&H Racing team are down to just a single rider now, Adam Sterry. It remains to be seen if they are looking for a replacement.
David Herbreteau: David Herbreteau did not envision his home Grand Prix ending with a dislocated shoulder, but that is exactly what happened. This marked the third time that he has dislocated his shoulder so, unfortunately, he had to have surgery. It seems as though he will not return before the end of the current campaign.
Petar Petrov: Petar Petrov actually broke his finger at the Grand Prix of Great Britain, but was determined to push through the issue and continue to improve in his maiden MXGP season. The pain proved to be too much, however, so he had a small surgery a couple of weeks ago. One would presume that he is going to return to racing in the Czech Republic.
Darian Sanayei: Darian Sanayei was always going to bow out of the season early, in order to have his ACL repaired, but did not expect to be on the sidelines at this point. The knee did not hold up well in the races at the Grand Prix of Great Britain, so he made the decision to turn his attention to next year. Sanayei spoke about the injury in detail in an exclusive MX Vice podcast.
Jed Beaton: Jed Beaton was edging towards a maiden win in the FIM Motocross World Championship, but had a horrific crash at the Grand Prix of Great Britain and is now expected to miss the rest of the current term. Beaton sustained a broken leg and ankle in the fall.
Alvin Ostlund: Alvin Ostlund was one of the many riders who got caught out by the waves at the Grand Prix of Latvia. The crash that he experienced was rather serious and, unfortunately, a broken ankle was sustained. Although it has not been confirmed how long it will take for him to recover, he will certainly not be on track anytime soon.
Jordi Tixier: Jordi Tixier initially wanted to return at the Grand Prix of Trentino, but then scrapped that idea after he struggled at an international race. Tixier had an additional break following that, in order to reach one hundred percent again, and has now been back on the bike for a few weeks. Tixier is hoping to return at the Grand Prix of the Czech Republic at the end of July.
Brian Bogers: After shattering his foot whilst testing a CRF250R in November, Brian Bogers started riding at the end of March. Bogers then encountered more issues through that time, unfortunately, as a small crack on his foot was identified. There is a chance that he may not race at all this season, but he should be able to get to a couple of rounds in September.
Vsevolod Brylyakov: Vsevolod Brylyakov has had such a rough time of it in recent years and, unfortunately, suffered another blow at the Grand Prix of Russia. Brylyakov tore his ACL in the second moto and will miss a significant amount of time. In fact, there is a chance that he will not be able to return at all this year. Kemea Yamaha are braced for that and have drafted Anthony Rodriguez in as a replacement.
Brian Hsu: Brian Hsu dislocated his shoulder whilst training in Italy before the Grand Prix of Europe. The shoulder was put back into place immediately and it was stated that he would not be out for too long. Brian Hsu only just returned to racing though, surprisingly, and will tackle the fourteenth round of the FIM Motocross World Championship in the Czech Republic.
Arnaud Tonus: It has been a difficult couple of months for Arnaud Tonus, with a handful of knocks and injuries. A dislocated shoulder that was sustained at LaCapelle Marival was the most devastating, as it required surgery and will rule him out for another three months or so. It is going to be quite some time before the Swiss star is seen on track again.
Milko Potisek: Milko Potisek tangled with another rider on the face of a jump at the MXGP of Europe and, as a result, fractured his ankle in two places. Potisek got the green light from his surgeon to begin riding a little over a week ago and has confirmed to MX Vice that he will strive to return in either Belgium or Switzerland.
Words: Lewis Phillips | Lead Image: KTM Images/Ray Archer