It’s another injury for Tommy Searle. MXGP’s commentator Paul Malin revealed during the Valkenswaard MXGP broadcast that Tommy Searle had broken his collarbone after going down early in Race 1.

Malin said that Kawasaki DRT Racing team boss Steve Dixon had provided the news.

Kawasaki’s official MXGP Instagram account confirmed Searle had injured himself but said it was a dislocated collarbone.


We would say that Dixon is better placed to know but we’ll update this page when we get more.

Update: Searle will have surgery on his left collarbone at 6pm (localtime) this evening.

Update 2 (19/03/2018): Searle offered an update this morning on his injury. He will be out for around four weeks as he recovers from a broken collarbone but thankfully there are no further injuries. That means the MXGP of Portugal will probably be too soon for his return so he could be looking at the Russian GP on May 1 as his target for a return to MXGP with an outside chance of a wildcard ride in the British championship on April 22 at Canada Heights.

“I got caught up in a crash yesterday off the start after a rider went down in front of me and I couldn’t avoid his bike,” wrote Searle on Instagram. “I had surgery last night to fix my collarbone – that’s the only injury I had so I’m now on the mend. It will be about four weeks I would think, not ideal but had far worse, will keep working hard as I was feeling good.”