Yet another health issue has forced a motorcycling federation to alter their Motocross of Nations team. Mitchell Evans has withdrawn from the event due to "ongoing health concerns" and will be replaced by Regan Duffy in the Open category. It is hardly surprising that Evans has made this decision, as this quote from Livia Lancelot in the Honda 114 Motorsports press release hinted that things were not quite right.
"Mitch is tired – I think he didn't realise how hard it is representing at eighteen races on different continents. He is suffering from headaches lately, and we can see that he is not the rider that did the podium in Argentina."
Regan Duffy is just seventeen-years-old and will race on the world stage for the first time later this month. It has been a successful campaign for him, as he clinched the MXD title in the Australian MX Nations. A statement from Duffy can be found below.
"I'm super excited to be able to partner both Dean [Ferris] and Kyle [Webster] at the 2019 Motocross of Nations at Assen. I'm really looking forward to tackling the deep sand at Assen on a KTM 450 and hoping to do Australia proud."
Words: Lewis Phillips | Lead Image: Ray Archer