Romain Febvre injured at the 2021 Paris Supercross, suffers a broken tibia.
Romain Febvre injured. MX Vice learned that Romain Febvre suffered a fractured tibia at the 2021 Paris Supercross, not a fractured femur or fibula as noted elsewhere. Febvre crashed during the second main race in Paris on Saturday November 27 and had a horrific impact: he flew off his KX450-SR on the finish jump as he raced in second place. Although the offseason is just starting now, it’s not a good time with the 2022 FIM Motocross World Championship less than three months.
Words: Lewis Phillips | Main picture: Ray Archer
There are 85 days until the British Grand Prix, which will be the opening round of this campaign. Febvre will be on the same bike, this KX450-SR, but will be with a new team, as MX ESCA will no longer be leading the Kawasaki factory effort from this day forward. Kimi Räikkönen’s IceOne team is rumored to lead the Kawasaki MXGP team – nothing has been announced yet – and that means Febvre has to get used to a new group of people, as well as new partners. techniques. Considerable time will be lost with the broken tibia.
It’s a cruel way for Febvre to end the current season, as consistency was his greatest strength in the 2021 FIM Motocross World Championship. Febvre was one of three riders to finish the thirty-six bikes and was the only guy who finished in the top twelve in each one. Most impressive is the fact that he finished in the top ten in thirty-five of the thirty-six races. Febvre of course narrowly missed the MXGP title, as he finished second in the championship, just five points behind the future champion.
Kawasaki is expected to announce its plans for the 2022 FIM Motocross World Championship in the coming days, as well as who will be Romain Febvre’s teammate. No rider has been signed at the time of writing. Febvre, on the other hand, signed his Kawasaki contract in August.