Kristian's getting ready...

15 February 2018

Go Back After sustaining a season-ending injury last April, Kristian Whatley is working hard and aims to be race-ready when the gate drops on the first round of the Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship supported by Pro Clean at Lyng on March 11.

Whatley broke his femur in a crash at Canada Heights and was forced to undergo a lengthy convalescence and recovery process before getting back on a bike in the autumn.

Preparations for the coming season havent all been plain sailing for the 28-year-old former champ, whos riding for the Rob Hooper Racing Yamaha team this year, after a training incident last month forced him to take time out of his busy schedule.

I was in Spain and it was all going fine, he said, but I tucked the front in a turn, dabbed my leg and my knee ended up blowing up which wasnt too nice so I had to take five days off.

Ive got pretty much a metal leg now and theres no give in it anymore. The shock it gave me I nearly weeped a tear to be fair.

At this time of year it was a bit of a setback but Whatleys confident hell be back on track for the Maxxis opener.

Im not 100 per cent ready yet but were getting there slowly but surely. Im loving the Yamaha. Its definitely the bike for me. I dont know why but out of all the Japanese bikes its the one that suits me most. Maybe its the geometry of the frame?

Theres a lot more testing to do but Im feeling fit and Im confident well be good to go when the season starts.

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