We’ve heard that eight-time world motocross champion, Tony Cairoli has crocked himself while riding in Italy.

There’s no official word as yet but it has been suggested to us that the Dirt Bike Rider columnist will miss the start of the Italian championship, which kicks off this weekend in Sardinia on January 31, after breaking his ribs in a practice crash.

We’ll of course keep you updated as we hear more.


Update: Tony Cairoli confirms injury – read about it here