Mathys Boisrame has been fairly mediocre through the opening seven rounds of the 2021 FIM Motocross World Championship, but there is a reason for that. Boisrame injured his knee in the Czech Republic, on the same day that Roan van de Moosdijk broke his scaphoid, and has been battling on with the ailment ever since. Tests prior to the Grand Prix of Latvia revealed that he has torn some ligaments, as he reveals in the following quote.
“This week I had more medical examinations to my knee, which revealed that some internal ligaments are torn, so it wasn’t an easy GP. I missed good starts in both races so the races were difficult. In the second moto I made a mistake to lose eighth place. The track did not develop as usual. In past years there were many more lines and bumps here; this year there was mainly one line but it was the same for everyone. Now we have a break of four weeks; I will take some rest to recover from my knee injury before Turkey.”
The four-week break has come at an ideal time for Boisrame, who can use the time to regain his fitness ahead of the Grand Prix of Turkey at Afyon. Boisrame actually started the season with 4-2-3 moto scores and was a major factor in the title fight. The level has slipped, however, and he has not finished inside the top five in any of the last four motos. Seventh is the position that he occupies in the championship standings now; 79 points separate him from the red plate.
Boisrame has been in the news quite a lot this week, as he was confirmed as one of the riders on Team France for the upcoming Motocross of Nations. Boisrame will ride in the Open category, which gives him a choice of any machine, and sit alongside Tom Vialle (MX2) and Marvin Musquin (MXGP). It’ll be the first time that he has raced at the prestigious event. Not only that, this is also his final term in the MX2 category. Boisrame must move onto a 450F next year and therefore find a new home.
Words: Lewis Phillips | Lead Image: Ray Archer