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Waiting List: Hawkstone

A lot can change from one Maxxis British Championship round to the next, seeing as there is a lot of time between each event. A handful of high-profile riders have succumbed to injury since Canada Heights, the previous fixture, but there is one who continues to push on.

In for Hawkstone Park…

Tommy Searle: Tommy Searle has certainly taken his fair share of knocks in recent weeks, but he’ll be hoping to salvage something this weekend. Searle first damaged his meniscus at Canada Heights and then took a knock to the head last weekend.

Out of Hawkstone Park…

Steven Lenoir: A fill-in stint with another team is always risky, as Steven Lenoir found out a couple of weeks ago. Lenoir crashed in the first turn at the MXGP of Germany, whilst piloting a 24MX Lucas Oil Honda, and sustained a hand injury that will rule him out of this weekend.

Ashley Wilde: Ashley Wilde got caught up in one of the first turn crashes at Canada Heights and, consequently, suffered a dislocated shoulder. Scans later revealed that he also damaged the bone, so he immediately underwent surgery. Wilde hopes to be back for the last couple of rounds.

Ben Watson: Ben Watson is desperately needed in the relatively-weak MX2 class, but will be sidelined for quite a while with a foot injury. Ben confirmed earlier this week that the issue is more serious than first thought, so we won’t see him back on track for a couple of months.

Tony Craig: Tony Craig crashed prior to the second round, Canada Heights, and fractured his T1, T2, T3, T4 and T8 vertebrae. It seems Tony is also dealing with a fractured shoulder blade at the moment, but Desertmartin is being looked at as a point for his comeback.

Patrick Major: Patrick Major was set to ride for RB Suzuki this year, but snapped his ACL and tore his meniscus before Christmas. The injury will rule him out for a majority of this year, so no specific return date has been set yet.

Vsevolod Brylyakov: Vsevolod Brylyakov obviously is not injured, but is on a different kind of waiting list. Visa issues will rule him out of the Maxxis British Championship for the foreseeable future and, unfortunately, it seems there is very little he can do to speed the process up. An interesting thing to keep an eye on is what happens when the British GP rolls around…

Words: Lewis Phillips | Image: ConwayMX

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