Rockstar Energy Suzuki decimated, MXoN Team Belgium hit hard and MX2 world champion says the season is “f*cked”.

Strijbos was concerned after Timed Practice when he couldn’t clear the triple jump heading back towards the finish line and landed in the dip before the third landing and after the second crest. The impact aggravated the right thumb that he ruptured earlier in the year and although he tried to complete the Qualification Heat race could only finish 16th.

A visit to the hospital confirmed a broken ligament and the 29-year-old returned to Belgium on Sunday for an operation on Monday to repair the damage. The procedure has ended the luckless Belgian’s campaign. It has also decimated the Suzuki team with Clement Desalle recuperating from shoulder surgery. A major spanner has also been thrown in the works for Team Belgium at the Motocross of Nations.


Tixier crashed losing control of the front end of his KX250F during Timed Practice. He initially took a blow to the head but a sore right wrist was diagnosed as dislocated and the Frenchman was assessing his options for going under the surgeon’s knife on Saturday night.

“The season’s f*cked” was all the champion could say. Tixier was still in contention to defend his title in the MX2 class and now had almost certainly contested his last Grand Prix in the category as a move to MXGP with Monster Energy Kawasaki awaits in 2016.