News 5 Jul 2019

Evans ‘all clear’ for MXGP of Indonesia this weekend

Australian contender overcomes injury scare from German grand prix.

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Two weeks after suffering an injury scare at the German grand prix, Australian Mitch Evans is ‘all clear’ for a return this weekend at the MXGP of Indonesia.

The Team Honda 114 Motorsports rider crashed heavily during the opening moto at Teutschenthal, withdrawing from the race and the remainder of the day with a suspected lower back and shoulder injury.

Evans will return home between the Indonesian rounds, the first taking place this weekend in Palembang, followed by Semarang on 14 July.

“I had scans done last week in Belgium on my lower back and have come back all clear,” Evans said in a MXlarge interview. “Thankfully no serious injuries, just beat up and bruised. Honestly, I don’t know the tracks in Indonesia, and I didn’t watch those rounds last year.

“I understand the first one is different to last year. It will be cool and different, and I have never been there. [It’s] close to home, so I plan to go home in-between the races. I heard some people got sick last year, [so] I will go home, see my family for a bit and catch up with some friends.

“I am looking forward to the heat a lot. Being in Europe for the winter and the cold I had to get used to the heat again, but Russia and Latvia were hot, and it didn’t affect me that much, so I look forward to that.”

Evans is currently ranked seventh in the MX2 World Championship standings ahead of the weekend’s 11th round.

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