Steven Frossard on Mantova 2015 – The day that ended his racing career

French talent, Steven Frossard was having a tough year in 2015 after starting the season with the STR KTM team but after Ryan Villopoto picked up an injury, the Factory Kawasaki team turned to the French rider for the rest of the season and Frossard was looking like getting back to himself again on the factory green machine.

However, things went wrong at the Mantova GP when Frossard crashed and was initially paralyzed after losing the feeling in both of his legs. The French talent has revealed that the doctor told his family that he wouldn’t walk again.

“After two races with Factory Kawasaki,  I crashed at Montova which was really very bad. I had no feelings in both my legs, the T12 vertebra was broken with 1.5 cm moved. The doctor said to my family that I’ll never walk again but today I can say that they were wrong. I didn’t know at this the moment if it was the end of my Motocross career but the most important thing were my legs”, Frossard told

That day might have ended Frossard’s Motocross career but he’s able to walk again unaided. It was a lot of hard work but Frossard came out on top. Brian Moreau is currently going through something similar to Frossard and hopefully he can have an end result like Frossard as well and we’ll be able to see him walk again and it it’s possible even back at the races.

Whilst Frossard’s professional Motocross career is over, he’s now coaching younger riders in France and has worked with the MJC Yamaha team and Benoit Paturel in the past so he’s still involved in the sport which is good to see.

Pic: Nigel McKinstry