Aside from the injury that has left Jeffrey Herlings facing a large deficit, we have been quite lucky in the FIM Motocross World Championship thus far. Obviously the injuries to Tommy Searle, Petar Petrov and Michael Ivanov are a shame also. However, this list really has not grown too much since the start of the season! Let's just hope we haven't jinxed it by saying that.
In for the GP of Argentina
Jeffrey Herlings: A lot of eyes are going to be on Jeffrey Herlings this weekend. He has stated on a handful of occasions that he believes he'll be able to challenge for a spot on the box in Indonesia, despite the fact that he is still pushing through that wrist injury. Props to '84' for continuing to push through the pain!
Romain Febvre: Romain Febvre has not been dealing with a serious injury, but he did bang his shoulder at the previous round. "I had some pain on my shoulder but I was still riding good," Febvre commented following the second round.
Out of the GP of Argentina
Petar Petrov: Petar Petrov, who most had tipped to achieve career-best results this year, was already injured entering the first round. A further crash forced him to re-evaluate his situation and head for the sidelines. There is no timetable on his return, but he should be back sooner than expected. Yannick Fabre will act as his replacement this weekend.
Michael Ivanov: One may have seen Michael Ivanov hit the ground very early on in the first moto in Qatar. That was a crash that left him with a crack in his left thumb, sore shoulder and blow to the head. Ivanov will miss another race this weekend and, consequently, the Vamo Honda team have drafted Lars Van Berkel in.
Tommy Searle: Oh, Tommy Searle! The Monster Energy DRT Kawasaki rider desperately needed a strong start to the season, but a knee injury will keep him on the sidelines through the first four rounds. Pietramurata is the earliest that we will see him, so a return is not too far away.
Words: Lewis Phillips | Lead Image: Yamaha Racing