World champions still recovering from injuries sustained in Latvia.
Red Bull KTM Factory Racing duo Jeffrey Herlings and Antonio Cairoli will not travel to Indonesia for the next two MXGPs as they continue to recover from their injuries, which are due to take place at Palembang and Semarang over consecutive weekends.
Reigning world champion Herlings is recovering from surgery on his lower right leg after crashing during the sighting lap Latvia, and is still not in a position to recommence riding.
Cairoli endeavoured to resume riding on Tuesday, although the pain and discomfort in his right shoulder confirmed that the nine-time world champion is not yet at an adequate level to return to racing.
“This was not the update we wanted to make but sadly Tony has not recovered enough from his dislocated shoulder to race again in MXGP at the moment and we knew Jeffrey would be needing more time after his bad luck in Latvia,” said KTM vice president of off-road Robert Jonas.
“Obviously it is a difficult situation for us and we are constantly assessing the recoveries of Tony and Jeffrey. Thankfully we still have excellent riders in two busy rounds of MXGP in Indonesia and we hope they stay safe and continue to enjoy a successful MX2 season so far.”
Red Bull KTM are flying to Indonesia this weekend with reigning champion Jorge Prado, who has been unbeaten in all MX2 rounds he’s contested, along with rookie Tom Vialle.