Former British champion Kristian Whatley has split with his MVR-D Husqvarna team after failing to turn up to race for them at the Manchester Arenacross on Saturday night.
Whatley recently tested the bike recently in Spain, but there was a last-minute disagreement between Whatley and his payment for his Arenacross ride. So when 11th hour attempts to sort it out failed, Whatley stayed away.
Today came the announcement that the relationship between MVR-D and Whatley was over for the year.
An MVR-D statement said: “It is with regret that MVR-D Husqvarna has split with rider Kristian Whatley. The Team and rider had differences of opinions that could not be overcome and decided that it was better to go their separate ways.
The Team would like to thank all of its sponsors for their understanding and continued support. A further Team announcement will be issued soon.”
Coming off the back of missing the end of the 2016 season with Buildbase Honda due to “personal reasons”, the saga around the talented ex-champ continues.