Confirmed: Jago Geerts makes MX2 GP return in Germany

Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2’s Jago Geerts is set to return at the MX2 Grand Prix of Germany in Teutschenthal this weekend following the wrist injury sustained at the MXGP of France.

Geerts fractured his left wrist in qualifying at the MXGP of France on May 20th and underwent surgery on May 25th to strengthen the bone with screws and plates. After consulting with various medical teams and top wrist specialist Joris Duerinkx in Genk, Belgium, on June 8th, all have confirmed they are satisfied with the healing of the bone and are confident that Geerts is fit enough to return to racing.

Ahead of the German Grand Prix, Geerts underwent a mandatory medical examination by the FIM Doctor and has been declared safe to race.

Prior to his injury, Geerts had established a solid 48-point lead in the MX2 World Championship and was enjoying a strong start to his 2023 MX2 title charge. The 23-year-old Belgian celebrated six race wins, five podium finishes, and three Grand Prix wins aboard his YZ250FM. Despite missing the previous two Grand Prix rounds, the Belgian is still fourth in the championship standings, just 48 points down on the new leader Kay de Wolf.

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Alexandre Kowalski
Yamaha Motor Europe Off-Road Racing Manager
“We’re pleased that Jago’s medical team have cleared him to race in Germany this weekend. Even though it will be quite a challenge for him, just a couple weeks after an operation to repair the fracture, the doctors have confirmed that there is a good amount of calcium around the bone, and it will be strong enough to race this weekend. While we are aware Jago will not be 100%, we have been reassured that he is fit to race and he deserves a fighting chance at achieving his dream of winning the FIM MX2 World Championship in his final year.”

Words: Press Release

Image: Infront Moto Racing/MXGP