RED BULL KTM FACTORY RACING EXPECTS HERLINGS & JONASS TO BE FIT FOR QATAR SEASON OPENER

Jeffrey Herlings was injured in a crash last week. Tests revealed that he had a fractured fourth metacarpus, one of the five bones between the wrist and the fingers. He had successful surgery on Monday morning in Belgium and will wear a protective cast for one week. Doctors have told Herlings that he should be fit to ride, free of pain, at the opening round of the world championship. The Dutch rider, a three times world champion in MX2, joins the MXGP premier class this season.

Pauls Jonass of Latvia, who was vice world champion in MX2 in 2015, suffered what doctors described as a light concussion during a crash. They confirmed the rider should take rest for 4-5 days, and the medical examinations he has had so far are satisfactory. Jonass is expected to be also fit to ride in the opening round of MX2. Jonass has now had four days of rest and has been declared fit to race. 

For the 2017 season, the Red Bull KTM Factory Team will field Tony Cairoli, Glenn Coldenhoff and Jeffrey Herlings in the MXGP class, and Pauls Jonass and Spanish teenager Jorge Prado will contest MX2. 

 

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