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Frossard withdraws from Bulgarian Grand Prix

Monster Energy Yamaha’s Steven Frossard will sit out the rest of the Grand Prix of Bulgaria – the second round of sixteen in the FIM Motocross World Championship – after twisting his right knee during the MX1 qualification heat on Saturday.

The 2011 championship runner-up caught his foot on the ground during the 20 minute and 2 lap race and pulled into the pits. Fortunately initial x-rays and a scan in the local hospital revealed no immediate and serious damage but the Frenchman is believed to have affected his meniscus.

Frossard will now fly to Belgium for an operation on Monday and his chances of participation in the Italian Grand Prix at Fermo next weekend will then be assessed.