Alexander Brown has had a turbulent year, with highs like scoring points in the FIM Motocross World Championship. Injuries and other health problems have forced him to hang up the boots and give up on adding more points to his tally as a Grand Prix rider. The news was confirmed via the following social media statement moments ago.
“New year new me is what they say. You won’t see me on the start line anymore unfortunately due to injury and other health issues. Instead you’ll see me as the other side of the fence cheering on this awesome team. Thanks for having me for 2020. A huge thanks to everyone and anyone who has helped me in my racing career unfortunately it has come to a end but one door closes and another opens. Hope to see everyone at the races… Matterley Basin will be our first race of the year. @HitachiKTMFuelledByMilwaukee let’s have a f*cking awesome year.”
Brown scored his first and only point as a Grand Prix rider in the MX2 class at the Grand Prix of Portugal last year – he was acting as a fill-in for Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee at that point. A shoulder injury eventually forced him to withdraw from the series and now he will never return to the track at the highest level. Brown will still be involved in the sport with Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee and work with Bas Vaessen as his practice mechanic.
Words: Lewis Phillips | Lead Image: Ray Archer