During the Maxxis British Motocross Championship opening MX1 race at Canada Heights, Geartec Yamaha’s Ashley Wilde dislocated his shoulder when he was caught up in a first turn pile up with Tommy Searle and a number of other riders.

On Wednesday Wilde had an MRI scan to determine what other damage had been done. The 25-year-old followed that up yesterday when he met with a specialist and sadly it was revealed that his injuries are worse than first feared. “Yesterday I met with the specialist and unfortunately he gave me the news I didn’t want to hear,” Ashley said exclusively. “The results of the MRI show there is more damage than just the bone fracture shown on the X-ray. He has advised I get surgery as soon as the shoulder has settled down.

“It’s obviously a massive blow, and at the minute it’s a hard pill to swallow.


“I have been working so hard with the team on the bike and also my trainer, RMJ and I felt like going into round two, we had made massive steps forward.

“As difficult as it is, at times like this I am surrounded by great people who support me 100 per cent and want the best for me and I couldn’t be more thankful for that.

“I’m not too sure on recovery time yet until after the operation is done, my aim is to hopefully to return at full fitness for the last few races of the year.

“Again I just want to say a massive thank to the whole Geartec Yamaha team, Toughesheet, Dents8 and all my other personal sponsors for their continued support.”