Darian Sanayei is on the long road to recovery after undergoing successful surgery in California this week.

Sanayei was injured during the opening round of the British Motocross Championship at Culham Moto Park in April and the FIM World MX2 rider was forced to take a number weeks away from racing in an attempt to recover from the knee injury.

The American, who has just turned 22, attempted to return to action at the British GP but despite putting in some good times, he wasn’t able to maintain the speed over the race distance.


The Bike It DRT Kawasaki rider then elected to have surgery on his knee and face the long rehabilitation process over the remainder of the 2018 season. “The surgery went well – they did everything they needed to and now I’m in a hotel resting for a few days,” said Sanayei after his operation on Wednesday. “Hopefully I will soon be able to start getting around and doing physio.

“It’s nice to know now that the surgery is done and I can start focusing on being healthy for next season. I’d like to thank Kawasaki and the entire team for their support.”

Dirt Bike Rider joins Kawasaki in wishing him a full and speedy recovery ahead of a return to competition in 2019.