Following an unavoidable collision with another rider, Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jeremy Van Horebeek has broken and dislocated the index finger of his right hand. The injury occurred at the start of the MXGP Qualifying Race at the Grand Prix of Russia – round ten of the FIM Motocross World Championship.
The Belgian talent who is currently joint fourth in the 2017 MXGP Championship Standings was the victim of a first turn crash. He immediately went to the medical centre where X-Rays confirmed that the finger was dislocated and broken. The twenty-seven-year-old was put in plaster on site – at the track – and will return home to Belgium within the next two days where he will seek further advise and treatment.
Van Horebeek said: “I had a good day today, I finally got the parts for my bike that I had been testing a while back. I felt good, I was solid in the top five all day. I had a good start but I went down at the start with a few guys. What can I say? I was fourth in the championship, so it’s a bummer, but these things happen. Gajser and Bobryshev have both been injured and now it’s me. I guess it’s life, we will look ahead from here.”