Petar Petrov was set to compete in the opening round of the Internazionali d'Italia series this weekend, as well as the Hawkstone International the following week. A report now suggests that he will miss both races, however, as it states that he broke his collarbone in a pre-season crash. No official announcement has been made by the rider or team yet.
"Sadly Petar Petrov has broken his collarbone and we wish him well in his recovery," a statement on the Hawkstone International page said. The promoter also confirmed that Nathan Watson, a regular in the EWC series, has been drafted in to replace the Bulgarian in the premier class at that race. Anyway, back to the topic at hand, Assomotor Honda have been contacted for comment and confirmation.
Petrov has been dealt countless crushing blows in recent years, as he has been hit by injuries more often than not. Such bad luck was encountered last year that he managed to complete just four rounds of the FIM Motocross World Championship. It remains to be seen if this is going to stop him from lining up at the Grand Prix of Patagonia-Argentina in a little over a month.
Words: Lewis Phillips | Lead Image: Monster Energy Media/Octopi