Motocross

Clement Desalle injury confirmed

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Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team star Clement Desalle underwent surgery today after suffering a fracture of the left radius in a crash during the weekend's Valence International Motocross.

Desalle was on his way to a fifth consecutive victory in the French event until his crash during the Superfinal. He had already won both MX1 races, leading from start-to-finish after securing the holeshot and setting fastest lap each time. He was again challenging for victory in the Superfinal until he crashed at the completion of the fifth lap.

He immediately felt pain in his left arm, and the medical examination revealed that the radius was broken. During the night he was moved back to Belgium, where the well-known Doctor Claes examined the injury this morning and carried out surgery this afternoon.

"Of course I‰Ûªm devastated at the moment; it‰Ûªs such a shock for myself and the team," a dejected Desalle reflected.

"Everything was perfect; I won both MX1 motos and we made some good adjustments to the bike as the track was wet, slippery and muddy after the showers during the week. I didn‰Ûªt take any risks, but when I saw that there was an opportunity to pass Simpson for the lead I took another line in the corner before the finish jump to pass him. When I stood up I realised immediately that my arm was broken.‰Û
Kawasaki's World Title MX1 hope Clement Desalle is sidelined with a broken arm with the season opener only weeks away
MX1 moto 1:
1. Clement Desalle,
2. Kevin Strijbos,
3. Shaun Simpson,
4. Ben Townley,
5. Matiss Karro,
6. Dennis Ullrich,
7. Gregory Aranda,
8. Milko Potisek,
9. Ken De Dycker,
10. Xavier Boog

MX1 moto 2:
1. Clement Desalle,
2. Shaun Simpson,
3. Kevin Strijbos,
4. Ben Townley,
5. Milko Potisek,
6. Ken De Dycker,
7. Gregory Aranda,
8. Xavier Boog,
9. Matiss Karro,
10. Valentin Teillet

MX1 + MX2 combined Superfinal:
1: Jeffrey Herlings,
2. Shaun Simpson,
3. Kevin Strijbos,
4. Milko Potisek,
5. Aleksander Tonkov,
6. Matiss Karro,
7. Jeremy Seewer,
8. Maxime Renaux,
9. Benǫt Paturel,
10. Ken De Dycker

Overall MX1:
1. Clement Desalle 50 pts,
2. Shaun Simpson 42,
3. Kevin Strijbos 42,
4. Ben Townley 36,
5. Milko Potisek 29,
6. Matiss Karro 28,
7. Greg Aranda 28,
8. Ken De Dycker 27,
9. Dennis Ullrich 25,
10. Xavier Boog 24

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