Young Italian Mattia Guadagnini broke his arm at the weekend and will now be side-lined for an indefinite time, just as his pace was beginning to pick up.
The Red Bull GasGas Factory Racing Team rider has undergone surgery on his arm, following a hard crash at the seventh stop of the 2023 FIM Motocross World Championship at Villars sous Ecot, in France, last weekend.
Guadagnini suffered a broken humerus in the fall that occurred late in the second MXGP class race.
Guadagnini was having a banner year aboard his GasGas MC450F – he showed podium speed on more than one occasion and secured his first trophy of the campaign at the recent Grand Prix of Spain.
It was at that race that No.101 led his first laps of the season as well, so momentum was on his side as he entered the Grand Prix of France.
It was put to good use in the first moto, but his progress was halted in moto two.
© Photo courtesy Juan Pablo Acevedo
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MXGP – World Championship Top 10 Classification:
1 Jorge Prado (ESP, GAS), 342 points
2 Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 318 Points
3 Romain Febvre (FRA, KAW), 263 Points
4 Ruben Fernandez (ESP, HON), 263 Points
5 Jeremy Seewer (SUI, YAM), 243 Points
6 Calvin Vlaanderen (NED, YAM), 226 Points
7 Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, YAM), 217 Points
8 Mattia Guadagnini (ITA, GAS), 203 Points
9 Maxime Renaux (FRA, YAM), 202 Points
10 Valentin Guillod (SUI, HON), 162 Points
MX2 – World Championship Top 10 Classification:
1 Jago Geerts (BEL, YAM), 319 points
2 Andrea Adamo (ITA, KTM), 318 Points
3 Kay de Wolf (NED, HUS), 307 Points
4 Thibault Benistant (FRA, YAM), 303 Points
5 Simon Laengenfelder (GER, GAS), 259 Points
6 Roan Van De Moosdijk (NED, HUS), 254 Points
7 Liam Everts (BEL, KTM), 235 Points
8 Kevin Horgmo (NOR, KAW), 201 Points
9 Lucas Coenen (BEL, HUS), 196 Points
10 Jan Pancar (SLO, KTM), 149 Points