MX2 World Championship favourite Tyla Rattray is fit and pumped for the Grand Prix of Belgium this weekend. The Red Bull Champ KTM rider has recovered from his shoulder displacement suffered at the start of the second moto at Agueda in Portugal two weeks ago.
After a further check back in Belgium to confirm no long-term damage, and constant physiotherapy 'Styla', winner of the opening Grand Prix of the season at Zolder, has been riding comfortably on the 250 SXF and should be ready to get his title campaign back on track at the fourth round of the series this weekend. The South African even visited a German specialist to have a light cast specially made to support the joint so he could start riding as soon as possible.
"After a night's sleep my shoulder was feeling much better and I am happy to hear there is no serious damage. I already have good movement and very little pain and I am still 100% confident for Namur and the rest of the season," he said.
>From six Grand Prix motos Rattray has won two, DNF-ed two and taken results of fourth and second. He lies third in the standings, thirty-two points behind leader Antonio Cairoli.
MX3 World Champion Yves Demaria should be back in the saddle for the Latvian round of the '05 MX3 series on May 22nd. The Frenchman underwent an operation on his foot two days after the Grand Prix of Italy to repair damaged ligaments and tendons as well as an artery.
Demaria misses the third round of the Championship taking place this week in the Netherlands but is expected to travel to Latvia. He can begin cycling tomorrow and will have to wait another fifteen days before he can start riding again.
Source: KTM-Sportmotorcycle AG