Maxime Renaux will be back on the MXGP gate for the first time since round 11, the MXGP of Germany, where he suffered four vertebrae fractures in a Qualifying Race fall.
The gritty Frenchman has been working hard with his trainer at physiotherapist to recover in record time and has done so successfully. He remains fourth in the standings, 40-points shy of Jeremy Seewer in third, and 45-points off Jorge Prado in second.
“My recovery went really good and I am happy to be back on the bike without any pain and feeling steady with the back,” Renaux said. “We worked really hard with the physio since day one after the injury and that really helped me to heal faster. I look forward to Loket. I have some good memories in there, especially last year being on the second step of the podium. It’s a nice track that I always enjoy riding.”
This weekend’s circuit is 130km west of Czech’s capital – Prague – and has been etched into the hillside of Loket – a quaint medieval village made famous by its role in the blockbuster hit – James Bond 007 Casino Royale – back in 2006.