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Kawasaki Supercross: Weimer Injured

2011 Supercross News

After winning the 2010 AMA 250 West Supercross Championship, Monster Energy Kawasaki rider Jake Weimer graduated to the premier class.

The 23-year-old Murrieta, Calif., native was expected to make his debut in the 2011 AMA Supercross series at Anaheim on Jan. 8. But it was reported on Kawasaki Racing’s Twitter page that Weimer broke his arm while SX training, sustaining an injury that will keep him from racing.

Kawasaki Racing Tweeted: "Jake Weimer suffered a broken arm while preparing for the SX season. We all wish Jake a fast recovery and can’t wait for his SX class debut."

Weimer was slated to race the Kawasaki KX450F next to another top rider, Ryan Villopoto. The Fortuna, Calif., resident was chasing the 2010 Supercross Champion, Ryan Dungey, for the lead in points until he broke his tibia and fibula at Round 14 in St. Louis. Villopoto then missed the final three rounds of the 2010 SX season.

As for Weimer, Kawasaki did not report if anyone would replace him for the beginning of the 2011 Supercross season. It also wasn’t reported if Weimer would undergo surgery, or if he’ll return to racing during the 2011 SX season.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling.

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