Brian Hsu was a surprise absence from the Grand Prix of the Netherlands at Assen last weekend. The young German mutually parted ways from the factory Team Suzuki World MX2 squad prior to the 16th round of 18 in the 2016 MXGP campaign with a view towards an impending move to the United States for next year.
The 18-year-old did not race on the RM-Z250 until the British Grand Prix (round 11) this season as he fought to recover from a badly broken wrist sustained while contesting a Supercross exhibition event at the EICMA Milan show last winter. Hsu’s first full-time attempt at MX2 lasted only five Grands Prix before both parties agreed to terminate their association and he will travel to the United States as early as next week to confirm his arrangements for supercross.
The former European and World Junior Champion has made no secret of his desire to compete in the AMA indoor series and with a year left on his contract with Suzuki is being assisted by the European branch of the manufacturer to confirm an RM-Z250 saddle on American soil.
Hsu’ vacant motorcycle was filled by EMX250 race winner Bas Vaessen with the Dutch 18-year-old set for a switch to MX2 alongside Jeremy Seewer in 2017.