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Ben Watson apologises to Team GB in injury update

Ben Watson apologises to Team GB in injury update

Ben Watson

Ben Watson has been forced to kiss goodbye to the 2019 season after breaking his wrist during warm-up at the MXGP of Italy on Sunday.

That was his blunt assessment last night on social media but he’s keeping his head up with a factory Yamaha waiting for him in 2020. “F*ck 2019,” he wrote. “No words. Sorry to let all my team and sponsors down again. And apologies to GB regarding Assen. I will see you next year… I’ll be back with a bang.”

Shortly after the British rider hit a speed bump at the airport when the airline he was booked with objected to Ben travelling with the cast, which was only put on a few hours earlier. Solution? Cut that fresh cast off at the airport coffee shop with a pair of blunt scissors (see image below).

With Watson declaring himself out of Team GB, a spot has opened up in the squad. Team GB hasn’t announced a replacement MX2 rider as yet but we would be surprised if Adam Sterry didn’t get the call.

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