Renaux on his crash and injury

Maxime Renaux has revealed his injuries and disappointment at the crash in Germany that brought an abrupt end to his 2022 ambitions of challenging for a world title in his rookie season. Renaux had impressed everyone this year and was lying second in the series and the closest challenger to Tim Gajser, but that huge endo has ended his hopes of a world title and a top three finish in the premier class.

That said, Renaux acknowledges the injuries from the crash could have been even worse.

“Well, yesterday during the qualifying race I had a big get off on the finish jump. Results are a broken back and a broken coccyx, need some more examination to be 100% sure of the exact injuries,” said Renaux.

“I am grateful to get away from this one, with feelings on my whole body and able to walk. I feel really disappointed and sorry, this season was going great and felt like I had more to give. We will be back, this is sure.

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“Thanks to everyone for the messages.”

After some question marks after his decision to go to MXGP when he had the option to defend his MX2 title, Renaux has shut the doubters up with his speed this year, but now everyone knows he’s a threat on a 450 and maybe even better on the big bike than he was on a 250.

Hopefully Renaux can heal quickly and be back in action soon, he was looking a shoe-in for the French team at the MXoN too, which would have been a great experience and opened some American eyes at the speed of the former MX2 world champ.