Roan van de Moosdijk, De EMX250 kampioen van 2019, de succesvolle debutant vorig jaar in het WK MX2 zal dit jaar niet meer voor het F&H Kawasaki Racing Team in actie komen als gevolg zijn polsblessure. Onlangs pakt hij nog wel zilver met TeamNL tijdens de MXoN!
After a highly successful rookie season in 2020 with five GP podiums during his first full MX2 campaign the 2019 European champion confirmed his potential earlier this season as he placed his F&H Kawasaki in the top five of the MX2 World Championship after the MXGP of Netherlands.
Posting consistent top six finishes including several race podiums Roan was building his season at each race until he was injured during the second race at Loket in the Czech Republic at the end of July as he broke his scaphoid and had to go for surgery. It was the first time in his career that the young Dutchman had faced a serious injury and, with the aim of representing his country at the Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations in Italy, Roan was back on his Kawasaki just six weeks later, racing in Sardinia to prepare for the MXON where he helped Team Netherlands to the FIM silver medal as runners-up to the hosts.
After further top ten scoreline in both Germany and France he had to withdraw from the first race in Spain last weekend as he had too much pain in his wrist. Following further medical examinations this week the renowned sports specialist Doctor Claes has recommended that Roan cease training and racing for a couple of weeks so that his wrist can recover completely.
Roan van de Moosdijk: “It’s definitely not the way I wanted to end this season, but these things happen. After a solid start to the 2021 season we were battling for the top spots in the championship after a couple of rounds but unfortunately, as everyone knows by now, I had a big crash at Loket and broke my scaphoid. We knew up front that this is a tough injury, but I did everything I could to be back on the bike as soon as possible and to fight for my country at the Monster Energy FIM MXoN where we became second. With the busy schedule on the MXGP calendar there was no chance to rest my hand and I couldn’t ride without pain during the week or at the weekends; my doctor has advised me to let it heal now and to focus on the new season. I want to say a big thank you to the whole F&H Kawasaki MX2 Racing Team (family), Kawasaki Motors Europe, my mechanics, my trainer Marc de Reuver and all the sponsors for all the hard work and belief in me! “
Nathalie Fase (F&H Kawasaki team manager): “It’s a disappointment that Roan has sadly had to cut short his season, but injuries are unfortunately part-and-parcel of our sport. The entire F&H Racing Team wishes Roan a full and speedy recovery so he can start to focus on next season.”
Author: Kawasaki Racing