The MXGP of Russia round of the FIM Motocross World Championship was a brutal one, but especially for Kawasaki, as you will read in their update below. We just wanted to update you a little more on Alessandro Lupino. It says below that “for several seconds immediately after the incident he didn’t have any feeling in the legs” and does not provide further updates. We are happy to report that on Instagram, Alessandro posted a pic of him standing with the doctor in the hospital, so it looks like he should make a full recovery.
Allessandro said on Instagram, [Translated from Italian] “This morning I made further checks from Dr. @ loryx66! He noted injury to the D11-D12-L1-L2 vertebrae of transverse processes and sternum fracture! Fortunately, it’s not as bad as it seemed, I’ll be back soon! Thanks, Lorena and all the people who were close to me, this time I was really scared, having lost the sensitivity of my limbs for a few minutes was not nice after a pilot jumped me in the back, I can only thank god 🙏 if now I’m like this!”
Kawasaki press release below
The Russian round of the FIM Motocross World Championship has been a success for Kawasaki during the past two seasons with overall GP victories for Clement Desalle and the Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team in the premier MXGP class. Whilst battling again for a podium result last weekend the Belgian had a pretty big crash in the first race and was back on Monday in his homeland to have surgery with Doctor Claes. He underwent successful surgery to his broken left tibia-fibula but he’s also suffering from a right ankle sprain and is now entering a long recovery program.
This first heat was also dramatic for Alessandro Lupino and Evgeny Bobryshev who each crashed on the fast track of Orlyonok. Lupino was unfortunate as another rider hit him when he crashed and after intensive care in Russia—for several seconds immediately after the incident he didn’t have any feeling in the legs—he was transferred earlier this week to Italy where Doctor Sangiorgi confirmed injury to the D11-D12-L1-L2 vertebrae of transverse processes, and a fracture of the sternum. He also faces a long recovery, as does Evgeny Bobryshev who has been treated for a broken right tibia.