Saturday, May 18

Roan van de Moosdijk Joins Honda HRC MXGP as Fill-In Rider

Sardinia, Italy MXGP of Sardegna (Italy)FIM Motocross World Championship

Recently in an Instagram post, Roan Van De Moosdijk verified his departure from the Fantic Racing Team. After missing out on the very first 2 rounds of the season, the Dutch rider left his brand-new group before even making a single gate drop in the FIM Motocross World Championship (MXGP). Today, Honda HRC MXGP revealed the Dutch rider has actually joined their group as a fill-in rider for hurt rider Ruben Fernandez. Fernandez suffered a torn ACL in the very first turn of the opening round certifying race and has actually gone through surgical treatment. With Fernandez sidelined forever, van de Moosdijk was generated as a fill-in rider.

The following news release is from Honda HRC:

Dutch rider Roan Van De Moosdijk has actually signed up with Team HRC in a replacement offer for the hurt Ruben Fernandez. The Spaniard hurt his knee in a first-turn event at the MXGP of Patagonia-Argentina and has actually considering that gone through surgical treatment, which will leave him on the sidelines for the foreseeable future. Group HRC chose that bringing in another rider was the ideal choice, and with v/d Moosdijk offered and prepared to race, the offer was promptly put in location so that he might line-up at the 3rd round of the 2024 MXGP World Championship in Riola Sardo, Sardinia.

After an injury-hit 2023 project v/d Moosdijk was still able to end up within 20 points of 5th location in the MX2 champion, consisting of 2 podiums and one race win. With the age-rule significance he had to move up to the MXGP class this year, and with trips at a premium, the novice wasn’t able to make his launching in the very first 2 rounds of 2024, and has actually rather kept training in the hope of getting a chance to impress at a later date.

That chance has actually developed quicker than even he anticipated, with Fernandez getting hurt in the very first turn of the very first certification race of the year, and although the # 70 did attempt to make it to the line at his home GP in Spain a couple of weeks later on, it simply wasn’t indicated to be. This has actually unlocked for the 2019 EMX250 champ, and although the single-week of preparation on a new device isn’t the perfect method to make your launching in the hardest motocross champion worldwide, the skilled 23-year-old will offer it whatever he needs to develop himself at the top of the MXGP class.

Group HRC has actually had a good deal of success finding and supporting young skill, with Tim Gajser and Fernandez both revealing that the Honda CRF450R is a fantastic platform to make that huge action up from the MX2 class, and now it is v/d Moosdijk’s turn to make that leap, beginning on April 6-7 in the deep sand of Riola Sardo.

“When I found out about this chance, I understood I needed to take it with both hands.

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