News 12 Jun 2022

MXGP rookie Renaux fractures back in German qualifying race

MRI scan confirms extent of injuries following Saturday incident.

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MXGP World Championship rookie Maxime Renaux has been forced out of the MXGP of Germany in Teutschental after fracturing multiple vertebrae in Saturday’s qualifying race.

Renaux, who currently sits second in the MXGP standings, crashed on the finish line jump, falling from a significant height and landing heavily.

The Frenchman rode back to the paddock, but immediately reported to the track medical centre after experiencing significant pain in his back. Following an initial medical assessment, Renaux was transported to the University Hospital of Halle, where an MRI scan confirmed that he has fractured his T1, T2, T5 and T7 vertebrae.

Renaux will return immediately to Belgium for a further assessment and to formulate a recovery program. An update on his treatment plan and a potential return to action will follow once provided by his Monster Energy Yamaha team.