British championship MX2 contender Jamie Carpenter looks like he’ll be out of action for the rest of the season after damaging ligaments in his knee. The Revo Husky rider, who won the youth championship last season, moved up to the MX2 series this year as team-mate to Mel Pocock.
“Unfortunately the 2017 season has come to a very early end for me as it’s just been confirmed that I’ve snapped my ACL and damaged my MCL. I will need surgery but I will have to wait for the third degree burn that I sustained at the same time to heal first,” said Carpenter.
“I felt very happy at the last round of the Maxxis British Championship at Lyng after qualifying 11th and felt I was in a good position to break into the top 10.
“I would like to thank Mark and Sam at REVO Husqvarna, my mechanic Gary, my Dad and all of my sponsors. Time for me now to rest up, heal up and then start preparation for 2018. I feel very fortunate to have the right people around me who I know I can rely on to help me recover from this and come back even stronger.”