Kemea Yamaha Official MX2’s Vsevolod Brylyakov withdrew from the final race at his home Grand Prix, the MXGP of Russia on Tuesday May 1st, after catching his left leg on a rut and twisting his knee. The incident has subsequently resulted in a broken Talus and a torn ACL ligament that will require surgical repair.
The 22-year-old – whose best race result this season was a third at the MXGP of Trentino, Italy – will remain in Moscow, Russia, where he will rehabilitate under the watchful eye of his trusted surgeon, Dr. Sergey Demin at the Moscow Military Hospital.
An update on his return to racing will be published when available.
Kemea Yamaha Official MX2 Rider
“I can’t explain the feeling I have right now. The weekend in Russia was amazing, my speed was there and everything was going perfect. I was fourth in the qualifying race, I was feeling faster and more confident with every ride on the bike. To have your season ruined by something as stupid as putting your leg down in a wave section and twisting your knee, I can’t believe my luck. It is such a bummer. I just need to look at the positives now, and that is that I know I am a fast healer and that it is nothing that I haven’t been through before. I don’t want to think about the time it will take to heal, I just want to focus on healing up as well and as fast as I can, and we will see when I can be back.”
Yamaha Motor Europe MX Racing Manager
“It is a real pitty for Vsevolod, first and foremost, and then of course for the Team and Yamaha as well, to have this happen after what has been a very strong and positive off-season, followed by a very stable start to the season. Initially, we were relieved to see that he had fully recovered from his shoulder injury last year, and his results were consistently getting better. Everything was going well with ‘Vseva’, he was really gelling with the YZ250F and the structure of the Kemea Yamaha MX2 team and you could see that with his third-place in the second race in Italy. With this injury, we just need to stay positive. I already feel confident in his recovery process, as he will use the same doctor that repaired his shoulder last year and the results from that were outstanding. From here, the most important thing is that Vseva makes a full recovery, and from there we will see when he can return to racing.”
Kemea Yamaha Official MX2 Team Owner
“It’s hard to find the words to say. This injury is purely bad luck. It’s hard to see this happen to Vseva, as a kid that gives everything to motocross. He works hard, and trains hard, and now he’s injured and it is not even a result of a crash, he just touched his foot on the ground. Everything was going so well this season. He was always improving and he proved what he was capable of many times, even at the Grand Prix in Russia he was fourth in the Qualifying Race, so it’s obvious his speed was there. Now I just hope that he can make a strong recovery and hopefully be back before the end of the season. He deserves the opportunity to show the world his speed and his strength.”