The Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team travel this weekend at Afyonkarahisar in Turkey, for the penultimate MGP of the season but a crash during the warm-up on Sunday morning put Tommy Searle out of the 17th round of the FIM Motocross World Championship.
Back on a track built one year ago to welcome the MXGP in Afyonkarahisar, four hundred kilometres far from Istanbul, Searle posted the 12th fastest lap in both practice sessions on Saturday and later qualified in 11th position for the GP.
But during the warm-up on Sunday morning, in his fifth circulation, Tommy crashed and suffered a shoulder contusion which forced him to withdraw from the GP. The team say he is expected to be back on track next weekend in China for the final round of the 2019 campaign.
As all the other teams involved in the series, the Monster Energy Kawasaki squad sent a ‘light structure’ for the Afyon event, sending the crafts of material with the official supplier of the championship while the organisers provide a tent on site.
It will be similar next week for the first-ever MXGP of China, and the material will be sent to Shanghai by air.