Simon Langenfelder sidelined after a practice crash – Injury update

MXPG Spain 2023, Arroyomolinos Rider: Langenfelder

What a roller coaster of emotions for the German rider and his team. Last weekend he earn his first victory of the season in the MXGP of Spain on a dominant performance winning both motos. Now, we learned that he will be sidelined for a while due to an arm injury sustained after a practice crash just two days after Spain.

“Things can change so quickl. From winning my second GP to a practice crash resulting in a broken arm. But that’s the sport I love! Can’t wait to come back stronge” Wrote Langenfelder via Instagram.

Next the Word Press Release by Red Bull GasGas Factory Racing:

Red Bull GASGAS Factory Racing’s Simon Langenfelder sustained an unfortunate injury to his right arm in practice on Tuesday, May 09, and underwent surgery that night. The injury will stop him from building on the momentum that he gained at this past weekend’s Grand Prix of Spain, where he stormed to 1-1 results on his MC 250F.

Langenfelder is currently fourth in the MX2 championship standings, just four points from the rider in third, and was enjoying a consistent start to the 2023 FIM Motocross World Championship. ‘516’ had not fallen from the top ten in any of the motos and won three of the twelve stints that had been run. Those triumphs were a clear sign of his exciting progress in the MX2 division.

The arm injury will, of course, sideline him. Further information on timelines is set to be published in due course. Red Bull GASGAS Factory Racing wish the young star a speedy recovery. The team cannot wait to see him back in action aboard his MC 250F.

Davide De Carli (Red Bull GASGAS Factory Racing Team Manager): “Simon crashed in a normal training session yesterday, unfortunately, and broke his right arm. He immediately had surgery with Dr. Nannarini and his team last night. I cannot thank them enough! This is the worst part of the sport, but I am sure that Simon will come back soon and stronger.”

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