Rockstar Energy Suzuki Europe’s Harri Kullas has undergone successful surgery on his left knee thanks to Dr Richter and his specialist team at the Ortema facility in Germany.
The MX2 Grand Prix racer will miss the rest of the 2012 FIM Motocross World Championship after rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament and damaging the meniscus in the joint.
The Finnish rider twisted his knee in the first moto for the Swedish Grand Prix at Uddevalla last weekend and after examinations, scans and deliberations on the possibility of still trying to compete in the remaining seven rounds of current campaign, decided to enter the operating theatre as the state of the meniscus severely limited his options.
In the wake of the positive and corrective procedure, Kullas is looking at three months on the side-lines and the period of recovery rules the youngster out of any more race appearances on the RM-Z250 this season. He should, however, be set time for a thorough winter of training and preparation in 2013.
Team mate Petar Petrov will represent the Rockstar Energy Suzuki Europe in Latvia and Russia in the coming weeks while the team considers the commitments of Jeremy Seewer and the chance of proving another up-and-coming racer with a valuable opportunity to gain speed and experience at the highest level.