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Kenyan Motocross Rider Thor Masalule Kituyi Out with an Injury

Kenyan Motocross rider Thor Masalule Kituyi, is out for the season following an injury he sustained last August.

In his statement, Kituyi said, [perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]“After long discussions, I’ve decided it would be best to sit out the rest of 2017 season and get surgery on an injury that I have been carrying since last August so that I can come into 2018 fully healed.”[/perfectpullquote]

“The surgery on my scaphoid went well and I’m scheduled to leave hospital tomorrow. I will be working with Sports Assistant UK to get me back to full fitness and back on the bike as soon as possible.

“It’s a shame that my 2017 championship hunt will come to a stop even though I’m currently sitting 4th in the points running in the MX2 in the Portsmouth Championship.

“I will only use it as motivation to prepare fully for 2018. Will keep you posted on my recovery and when I’m back on the bike. Thank you all for all the endless support.”

The young Kenyan is a former regional MotoX champion and in 2014, he won the MX2 class. Despite having those titles under his belt, Masalule says, it is quite challenging in the UK.

“Racing overseas has been a huge eye-opener for me. It makes you realize you’re a very small fish in a massive pond.

“It was hard and painful after all my previous achievements in the Kenyan National Championship and the East African Championship coming and getting 35th place, even when you thought you rode great, that was hard to swallow,” he said,

The 20-year-old who is currently based in the UK was signed by Sports Assistant UK in March this year and is currently pursuing a Mechanical Engineering degree.

[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]”I do race with many people who are paid to race by their sponsors though I am still in university pursuing mechanical engineering. After university, I would like to break into the European championship and make a name for myself there before relocating to America,”[/perfectpullquote]

Kituyi said.



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