After his crash during a practice session at Mantova last weekend, Jordi Tixier underwent a successful surgery in France. The Monster Energy Kawasaki MX2 rider will miss the rest of the season.
Coming back to France on Sunday with a painful hand, Jordi Tixier had surgery on Monday afternoon to replace a bone in his right hand. Professor Thierry Kapandji, a well-known specialist of the hand carried out surgery at the clinic de l’Yvette near Paris. The bone has been replaced and pins were put in to fix the damage; the Frenchman has now to stay in a plaster for one month, and will later enter a dedicated treatment that will keep away out of racing during the next two months.
Jordi Tixier: “I’m of course disappointed but that’s also part of racing and now I’m focus on my recovery. It has been a tough season, now it’s time to move to the MXGP class and enter a new chapter of my career always with Kawasaki.”
Jean Jacques Luisetti: “It has been a great experience for us to work with Jordi, he brings us all his knowledge and experience of a World Champion and we were pleased to see him on a couple of podiums. The season comes to an end too early for him, we’ll now focus on Petar and Thomas who both show good speed in the past weeks and can expect some strong results in the last three rounds of the series.”