Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Rider Romain Febvre met with team staff and FIM medical personnel on Sunday morning (June 19), following a crash on Saturday during qualifying at Matterley Basin to evaluate his condition and determine his eligibility to start the MXGP of Great Britain.
Following consultation with the medical commission representative from the FIM, Febvre will withdraw from the MXGP of Great Britain and travel home to continue his recovery. The 24-year-old Frenchman will not start the MXGP of Lombardia-Italy on June 26th.
“I’m disappointed to leave early, but the crash on Saturday was serious and it is the best decision for my own well-being to withdraw from Matterley Basin. With a head injury it is very important to rest and recover and take no action that could cause another shock, so I will recover at home and wait for more medical tests to determine when I can continue training and racing,” Febvre said.
Yamaha Motocross Racing Manager Alberto Barozzi said Febvre will miss the next race in Mantova, and approach a return once he has recovered fully.
“The FIM is very clear when it comes to this type of injury that every precaution must be taken to protect the rider’s health and recovery. We are all disappointed to miss these important races in Great Britain and Italy, but in the larger picture it is Romain’s health that we must consider,” Barozzi said.