Petar Petrov has lost his race to be fit for the Grand Prix of Russia this weekend at Semigorje.
The Rockstar Energy Suzuki Europe MX2 rider tried riding yesterday (Wednesday) with an injured left shoulder and although the ailment had improved after the incident that provoked ‘movement’ in the joint in Germany almost two weeks ago, the young Bulgarian still does not have enough power to be able consider competing at round 11 of the FIM Motocross World Championship.
The team will still be present with Swiss teenager Jeremy Seewer (pictured) on the RM-Z250 set to contest the third round of seven in the European EMX2 Championship after the youngster had a reasonably decent weekend in Latvia last weekend.
Round two occurred on the rough and bumpy circuit of Kegums, and with the EMX2 motos taking place on Saturday and Sunday morning, the competitors of the GP feeder-class thankfully managed to miss the worse of the weather that saw the venue covered by torrential rain. Seewer made a mistake that saw him slip to seventh in the first moto but rode strongly to capture sixth on Sunday for the same spot in the overall classification.
Working from his mXteam91 set-up, Seewer will be hoping to lift back into second position in the standings after the event this weekend in Russia. He is currently 11 points further back in third.