The Suzuki World MXGP awning was looking awfully bare at the most recent FIM Motocross World Championship fixture, the GP of France. Ben Townley and Kevin Strijbos were both missing with injury, but the former is set to make his return to racing at Matterley Basin this weekend.
After overcoming a left-wrist injury, Townley has stated that he is “100% ‘in’ for Matterley” in a recent press release. “I’ve been on the bike since the Sunday of St Jean and the French GP and my condition is not perfect, but I am slowly getting there,” he continued. “It is a slow process unfortunately and I’ll just have to strap the wrist and do my best,” he added. “My injury was actually the same thing that happened to Kevin. It has improved and it doesn’t affect my riding too much. It is just a matter of getting up to speed.“
Kevin Strijbos was struck down by the same injury in the week prior to St. Jean d’Angely, but has experienced more trouble than Townley. Strijbos returned to the doctors today, where a small fracture was found that is giving him more pain. The Belgian will miss next week’s GP of Lombardia-Italy also.
Jeremy Seewer will be joined by teammate Brian Hsu beneath the Suzuki World MX2 awning for the first time this season also, as the German returns to action after battling a wrist injury. Hsu was actually scheduled to return much sooner than this, but he aggravated the injury again when he returned to riding a handful of weeks ago.
Words: Lewis Phillips | Image: Suzuki Racing
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