Kevin Strijbos will unfortunately miss the restart of the MXGP season set for Kegums in early August due to hernia repair. Read the statement from Kevin which was posted on his Instagram account below.
Unfortunately I will not be lining up when @mxgp starts again in Kegums because of an operated Hernia repair yesterday. I struggled with it since January and because the races always got postponed and we didnt know when we would start again i decided not to get the operation done and tried everything to let it heal and make it better with injection, physio, acupuncture,…. but 2weeks ago i did hurt it more and couldnt ride anymore. So in the end i needed to get the operation. Its a shame as we did a lot of testing during the break and i felt we made good progress with our setup. But it is what it is and im gonna let it heal and be back on the bike when im aloud. Thanks to Dr. Kris De Smedt who did the operation and all the people, docters, physiotherapist who helped me.
We will come back, dont worry.