News 29 Mar 2017

Tixier to miss this weekend's MXGP of Mexico

Frenchman undergoing surgery prior to round four.

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Jordi Tixier will sit out this weekend’s fourth round of the MXGP World Championship in Mexico after sustaining tendon damage in his leg in a crash at the MXGP of Argentina

With the injury occurring in the qualifying race, the Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team rider attempted to race on Sunday only to complete the first moto before retiring from the event.

Following advice from doctors this week, the disappointed Frenchman will undergo corrective surgery to his right leg this week to avoid any complications with the injury in the future.

“You can’t imagine how disappointing it is to be out of action after three GPs,” said Tixier. “I worked so hard this winter and the team did an awesome job to prepare my KX450F-SR which for me is surely one of the best MXGP bikes there is.

“Being at home and missing some GP’s now away from the team is really hard to accept, but there’s no other solution for me as the adductor muscle in my right leg has been affected by the crash when my leg was in extension. So the best decision was to have surgery now and help avoid having anymore troubles with it again in the future.”

Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team will field a single-rider squad this weekend in Mexico with Clemente Desalle flying the flag solo aboard his factory KX450F-SR.