Red Bull GASGAS factory racing’s Daniel Sanders out for several months after surgery to repair broken femur
After sustaining an unfortunate injury to his right leg while training in the Australian Outback a few days ago, Red Bull GASGAS Factory Racing’s Daniel Sanders has successfully undergone surgery to repair damage to his right femur.
Just one month after grabbing his first-ever FIM World Rally-Raid Championship race victory with his win at the Sonora Rally in Mexico, the GASGAS rider’s luck changed dramatically when a minor crash while riding his GASGAS RX 450F turned more serious.
“I’m so annoyed, not to mention disappointed. All I was doing was having fun on the rally bike and had a small crash, but I’ve ended up like this with a broken leg,” said Sanders.
Thankfully, the surgery seems to have gone well, which is good news – I’m feeling good too. It’s going to take a while before I can get back on the bike and racing again, but I’m going to do my best to make it happen ASAP. Thanks to the team for all their support, and hopefully we can carry on the good results from Sonora into the rest of this year.”
The injury is likely to put Daniel out of action for several months, which is a blow to both Sanders and the GASGAS team.