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FIM Motocross: Desalle Crash, Out of MX1

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2011 FIM Motocross

Trailing the FIM Motocross MX1 series leader Toni Cairoli (KTM) by only 48 points with three rounds remaining, Rockstar Energy Suzuki’s Clement Desalle was forced out of the series due to injury.

The Suzuki RMZ450 MX1 rider crashed at the Belgian FIM Motocross Championship, fracturing a bone in his left shoulder joint. Due to the seriousness of the injury, Desalle will be forced to miss the final three rounds.

Desalle stormed into Belgian with the previous week’s Czech Republic GP MX1 win, the 22-year-old Belgian taking the holeshot in Moto1. But upon exiting the first corner, Desalle was crashed into by Evgeny Bobryshev.

Rockstar Energy Suzuki says the Belgian was immediately taken to hospital and the initial diagnosis before detailed-scans pointed to a fracture in the left shoulder. The injury is almost certainly going to require surgery and the winner of four World Championship MX1 events this season could opt for a procedure on the right shoulder he damaged through dislocation two months ago at the same time.

Sylvain Geboers (FIM Motocross Rockstar Energy Team Owner) says: “It is quite unbelievable some of the luck Clement has had this season but sadly we know too-well that this is part of the sport. Clement had made a great start and the accident was no fault of his own. It seems that his season is over and he has to make a decision about getting both shoulders fixed and healed so he can be 100% ready to make a push for 2012.”

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. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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