"I‰Ûªm disappointed as I can‰Ûªt finish the championship and fight for the top three in the series, but I‰Ûªm also glad as my doctor confirmed to me that I will have no further trouble with my vertebrae in the future," Desalle said.
"We had a good season with the team as I won two GPs and got some other podiums but the goal was of course to do the entire series; there‰Ûªs a great atmosphere in the team, we know each other really well and we have reached a high level as we are the leading Japanese brand in the championship. Concerning my injury I feel pretty lucky as it was a big crash; the sand was wet and heavy due to the rain and just before one of the biggest jumps I came in a softer part of the track and lost my balance.
"I went over the bars and hit the ground pretty hard; I had feeling in all my limbs and could move them, but I had a lot of pain in my back. Now I have to rest for a few weeks, which is not easy as I‰Ûªm used to being very active, but there‰Ûªs nothing else I can do except accept the situation," the Frenchman concluded.