News 5 Nov 2020

Points scored by Todd in long-awaited return to MX2 field

Experienced gained by DRT Kawasaki rider in return to competition.

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Australian champion Wilson Todd made his long-awaited return to the MX2 World Championship in Italy on Wednesday after being injured in March, scoring points as he looks to build experience in the lead-up to 2021.

DRT Kawasaki’s Todd crushed his fingers, broke his fibula and tore his ACL in a first turn incident at Valkenswaard, which required surgery and almost ended his season altogether until a late decision was made to line up at Pietramurata.

All went to plan for Todd as he met his objective in scoring points, going 21-16 for 20th overall in his return to competition. The 22-year-old was satisfied with the experienced gained, despite entering with no expectations.

“We decided it was a good opportunity to do a little racing as a head-start for 2021,” Todd explained after sitting on the sidelines since round two of the season. “I only got as far as the first turn at Valkenswaard in March, breaking my finger, fibula and ACL.

“At the time I wasn’t even sure I’d be able to race again this year, so I went home to Australia to get surgery on the ACL and I only just started riding again. We’ve got new suspension and have been looking at sorting out set-up. I didn’t have any expectations, I just wanted to see how it goes and I got a little race practice and some points.”