Mitch Evans Injures Left Wrist at MXGP of Spain

Press Release | October 14, 2020

Team HRC’s Mitch Evans had to retire from the first race at the MXGP of Spain due to a left wrist injury, which he sustained whilst running in fourth position. The Australian misjudged a landing and came down in an awkward position causing him to immediately pull off the race track.

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It was a shame for Evans who had challenged for the lead a couple of laps earlier and had qualified in third place in the timed practice. This form at the Arroyomolino circuit was a continuation of his recent results which had been improving ever since the restart, culminating with a joint season-best fifth at the MXGP of Europe in Mantova, Italy last weekend.

The Honda CRF450RW rider will now get further medical assessment in order to know the extent of the damage, which will then decide his plan for the rest of the season.

Update October 14, 2020 9:30 a.m.

Unfortunately, teammate Mitch Evans won’t be racing in Lommel after the injuries he sustained at the previous round in Spain have now ruled him out. Evans traveled back to Italy to see a specialist in Milan on Monday, where he had surgery on his fractured left wrist. The procedure was a complete success, but during the examination, it was also found that Evans broke six ribs in the incident. It is disappointing news for the Honda CRF450RW rider, who was showing good speed and was running in fourth place when he flat-landed on one of the big double-jumps at the Arroyomolinos circuit, but now he must stay off the bike in order to let his body recover from the injuries.

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