Difficult weekend for the iXS hostettler Yamaha duo

Valentin Guillod and Kevin Brumann jumped into action at the tenth stop of the 2022 FIM Motocross World Championship, that being the Grand Prix of France, this weekend. The fabulous hillside of Ernee hosted the round that welcomed so many fans, despite the adverse weather conditions. The track became a tricky test of skill and patience.

Qualifying in tenth was yet another sign of Kevin Brumann’s impressive progress aboard his steed, although that momentum came screeching to a halt as soon as gates dropped in the first stint. ’87’ crashed very hard on the start straight and remounted right at the back of the field, but he refused to give up. Fifteenth was the position that he charged back to – it was an incredibly impressive showing for the YZ250F rider.

The ride was even more impressive than it may have seemed, as evaluation from the doctors after the race revealed that he damaged the muscle in his forearm in that fall. The swollen arm meant that he could not compete in moto two. Brumann is expected to race at the Grand Prix of Germany.

Unfortunately, Valentin Guillod was unable to compete after getting sick on Saturday night. The Swiss star made the wise decision to sit out and focus on returning to full fitness as soon as possible. Guillod is striving to be ready to win at tomorrow’s Swiss race.

The Grand Prix series continues a furious three-week run this coming weekend – the eleventh round of the 2022 FIM Motocross World Championship will be held in Germany next weekend. The prospect of so many Swiss supporters crossing the border is exciting for all involved!

Kevin Brumann: “My start was not too bad in the first moto, but I just got tangled up with another rider. I was winded at first, but I got back on the bike. I came back to P15 and had a lot of pain in my arm. I crashed again on the last lap, because of it. My arm was swollen after the race; we made an x-ray and nothing is broken. It was so swollen that it was not possible to race the second moto. I am looking forward to the next one in Germany!”