Former world champ Jordi Tixier is having surgery to repair a damaged tendon in his leg after an Argentina GP crash, and on doctor’s advice will be out of action for a few weeks. He’ll miss the weekend’s Mexican GP.
Tixier said: “You can’t imagine how disappointing it is to be out of action after three GPs. I worked so hard this winter and the team did an awesome job to prepare my KX450FSR which for me is surely one of the best MXGP bikes there is! So being at home and missing some GPs now is really hard to accept. But there’s no other solution for me as the adductor muscle in my right leg has been affected by the crash when my leg was in extension; so the best decision was to have surgery now and help avoid having anymore troubles with it again in the future.”