Factory MX1 KTM rider Kenneth Gundersen has pencilled in a return to World Championship action on June 5th at Matchams Park, the scene of the British Grand Prix and round seven of the FIM series.
The Norwegian is currently riding in Germany and getting back to speed but the cartilage operation he underwent last year still needs time to fully heal before he can take a step into the competitive arena. The 23 year old will visit the same Swedish specialist who has been assisting with his rehabilitation on Monday 2nd May for a keyhole examination. With an expected positive verdict Gundersen can then press onwards with his plans to be ready for Great Britain.
Gundersen was injured at the Grand Prix of Germany almost one year ago.
"Kenneth has been improving every day both with the knee and also with his speed on the bike," said Team Manager Toby Gustafson. "I think Namur will come a bit too soon after the medical check, and with Teutschenthal and Japan close afterwards it makes sense for him to look at Matchams at the beginning of June. Kenneth has been training like mad and is in really good physical condition; he is very dedicated. We want to make sure that he comes back at the right time and has every chance of starting off with some good results."
Source: KTM-Sportmotorcycle AG