Romain Febvre’s season to forget got a little worse following round eight of the FIM World Motocross Championship in Teutschenthal, Germany where he picked up an injury that has put his appearance behind the gate at his home GP in doubt.
Things were looking up for the former world champion after delivering a fifth place overall for the Yamaha Factory Racing team with a seventh in moto one and then fifth in the second race. It was Febvre’s best result since round three in Argentina where he also claimed an overall fifth.
But then the news came that he had an injury concern after catching his foot in a rut. “It was a positive weekend with good speed and good results,” said Febvre. “We changed some parts on the bike with the team and it’s working pretty good on the track. Unfortunately, I injured my ankle in the second lap of the second moto. I didn’t give up and came back fifth with good speed. I passed exams and the ligaments were torn…week off [from riding] and I hope to be able to ride this weekend at the GP of France. I will give you news as soon as possible.”
So Febvre is hopeful that he’ll be able to ride at Ernee this weekend, but it does look like he’s going to be sore at the least.
Let’s hope the 2015 world champion is okay as he looked to be gaining back some confidence.