Kaven Benoit to sit out from the CMRC Canadian Motocross National until further notice

Kaven Benoit on his factory KTM ride.

Kaven Benoit injured his ankle while he was racing in Europe this past winter. — KTM photo

Following the first round of the Canadian Motocross Series, KTM Thor Racing Team’s MX1 rider Kaven Benoit made the decision to sit out the next couple rounds. The lingering pain in his ankle, coming from this past winter’s incident, turned out to be more severe than he anticipated.

“Put into racing context, my ankle didn’t react the way I was hoping for,” said Benoit, MX1 KTM Thor rider: I knew it would be tight timing but I was still trying my best to be ready for the beginning of the National Series. If I want to return before the end of the season and be able to get my KTM 450 SX-F on the podium, I will need to take some time off and really focus on healing 100 per cent. I’m really bitter to be missing the next rounds but I think it will allow me better results when the series moves east.”

“It wasn’t an easy decision to make,” said Jean-Sébastien Roy, KTM Thor race team manager. “The way he raced during the first part of Moto 1 in Kamloops was what we expected from him and we know that if he recovers entirely he will be able to repeat this success. The whole team is supporting Kaven during this tough time and we wish him the quickest return possible.”

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