News 31 Mar 2017

Virus forces Canard out of supercross remainder

Red Bull KTM confirms series is over for latest signing.

Source: Supplied.

Red Bull KTM’s Trey Canard has been confirmed to miss the remaining rounds of the 2017 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship due to ongoing health issues.

Dealing with severe fatigue due to a virus for much of the 2017 season, the factory KTM newcomer will take time away from racing in a bid to return to 100 percent health ahead of the 2017 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship.

Completing just six out of 12 supercross rounds to date due to a range of health issues, the former 450SX main event winner is disappointed in the outcome of his indoor season.

“I am extremely saddened to sit out the rest of the series; it has been a disappointing season for me to say the least,” said Canard. “I’ve been dealing with severe fatigue issues and need to figure my body out so that I can race at 100 percent not only for myself, but for everyone who continues to support me.

“Competing at the level we do requires you to be at your healthiest in order to remain competitive and safe on the track. I just don’t feel like I’m there and I think its best I fully recover so I can give the outdoor series my undivided attention.

“I want to thank everyone for being so understanding and assure those who continue to believe in me that I will do everything within my power to be at my very best as soon as possible.”

Canard currently sits down the order in 20th position overall as he exits the series with five rounds remaining on the 2017 schedule.