Three weeks have been and gone since the opening round of the 2019 FIM Motocross World Championship in Patagonia-Argentina, so there has been a ton of time for things to change and guys to work on the health problems that beset them initially. Who is in for this weekend's Grand Prix of Great Britain with that in mind? A handful of updates can be found below.
In for the MXGP of Great Britain
Jed Beaton: Jed Beaton is going to return to action at the British Grand Prix, in an impressive turn of events, which will give the MX2 division a bit of a boost. Beaton has only ridden twice since fracturing vertebrae at the end of February, so will attempt to build up from this point on. Remember that he has not raced at this level since Matterley Basin in June last year.
Darian Sanayei: Darian Sanayei has had a rough time of it recently, as he had Epstein Barr in the off-season and then crashed out of the Grand Prix of Patagonia-Argentina and bruised his tailbone. Sanayei went back to the USA right after that to recuperate, but will be back behind the gate at the Grand Prix of Great Britain this weekend.
Mitchell Evans: Mitchell Evans kept quiet about a knee injury that bothered him at round one, but he took some time off after that to recuperate. Exact details have not been released, but he skipped a French Elite event last week in order to ensure that he is at one hundred percent. It does not seem like this is something that is going to hold him back too much.
Out of the MXGP of Great Britain
Jeffrey Herlings: Jeffrey Herlings broke his foot in January and is not in a spot to even consider lining up at the highest level at the moment. It is thought that Herlings will have another scan next week, to determine when he will begin riding again, but he will definitely skip rounds two, three and four.
Jorge Prado: Jorge Prado withdrew from the Grand Prix of Great Britain on Friday, because of a haematoma under his left shoulder blade. The issue arose following a training crash two weeks ago. The severity of that was not confirmed until earlier this week though. It is unclear whether he will be fit to race at round three.
Evgeny Bobryshev: Evgeny Bobryshev is having a tough time with an undiagnosed wrist injury he sustained in January. Nothing was broken, nor was it dislocated, but it is still not healing quite as expected. Bobryshev will be out for the foreseeable whilst he attempts to diagnose the issue.
Benoit Paturel: Benoit Paturel was really struggling with arm pump at the pre-season events in Italy and a trip to his doctor later confirmed that he needs surgery. That was completed before round one in Argentina and he was expected to return in Great Britain this weekend, but it has not turned out that way.
Romain Febvre: Romain Febvre crashed extremely hard in the second moto at the Grand Prix of Patagonia-Argentina and broke his talus, which is a bone that makes up a part of his ankle joint. There is currently no timeline on his recovery. Dean Ferris has been drafted in as his replacement for the next three rounds.
Kevin Strijbos: Kevin Strijbos underwent surgery on his injured elbow, after riding in the United States back in February. The injury that hindered him throughout the final portion of the previous term had not healed correctly and, at the time of writing, there is no timeline on his recovery. Strijbos has not started riding yet.
Brian Moreau: Brian Moreau was very impressive when he first hit the track at the Grand Prix of Patagonia-Argentina, but it did not last long. Moreau crashed in time practice and cracked his arm. It has not yet been confirmed when he will return to racing.
Brian Hsu: Brian Hsu tends to fly under the radar and, funnily enough, this year is no different. It is thought that Hsu is out with a back injury, although there are no more details available. There is no timeline on his recovery or real details on what has gone on.
Words: Lewis Phillips | Lead Image: ConwayMX