Husky ace Harri Kullas faces a battle to be fit for Sunday’s Desertmartin round of the Maxxis British championship after breaking his right collarbone four weeks ago. Kullas is currently second in the MX2 championship, 30 points behind Ben Watson and is also tenth in the MX1 championship despite missing a round.
He has kept the injury relatively quiet but has now opened up about his struggle to be fit for the Northern Ireland round at the weekend.
Speaking to MotoHead at the launch of the 2018 Husqvarna range at Mildenhall, he said: “After the Hawkstone round I had a weekend off and went training. I made a stupid mistake and went over the bars and it was a big crash. I was lucky to break just the collarbone, but it’s a really bad break. It’s very close to the neck and I asked four different doctors and they say they haven’t seen anything like it before.
“It’s too close to the neck to operate – too difficult and risky. So decided to let it heal itself. It’s a big gap in the bone. I hope it’s come together.
“I’m going to try to race at Desertmartin. I’ve been mountain biking and there hasn’t been any pain. If I can get some points at least, it’ll be really positive.
I’ll try to ride towards the end of this week and see if I can ride at the weekend,” said the 25-year-old Estonian who rides for the MVR-D team.