Ferruccio Zanchi to miss the MXGP of Riola Sardo – Injury update

MXPG Spain 2024, Arroyomolinos Rider:

Unfortunately, Italian Ferruccio Zanchi won’t be making the trip to the island after suffering a crash in Croatia during the week. It is a real shame for the Italian, who was looking forward to riding on home soil and had made a very impressive start to his full-time MX2 career with Team HRC, but the decision was made that it would be better to sit this one out and not cause any further problems.

On his MX2 rookie campaign, Zanchi currently sits 13rd in the standings after an impressive 6th in the season opener in Argentina and then a 14th in Spain.

“I was feeling really good coming into this weekend, but I had a crash while training with Tim in Croatia and landed pretty hard on the ground. I’ve had some checks and we decided as a team that it would be better for me to rest up and miss this weekend, because it is such a physically demanding track. I definitely didn’t want to do any more damage and miss future rounds, so hopefully just giving it a few extra days of recovery will allow me to be ready for Trentino the following weekend.”

On the other hand, Roan van de Moosdijk will be making his MXGP debut with HRC after taking the injured Ruben Fernandez spot.

“Each time I’ve got on the bike, I’ve felt more comfortable so I just want to keep improving and getting to a place where I can put in three solid races over the weekend. Thankfully I grew up riding the sand so I know this type of track well, but of course I’ll be making my MXGP debut so it won’t be easy mixing it up with the best motocross riders in the world. I don’t really have any set targets, but obviously I’m hoping to repay the faith of Team HRC as quickly as possible.

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